Monday, October 30, 2006

Soot Stamping Cont.......

I have had fun with this technique and here is the other ATC I've made tonight. In my opinion I believe that it is best to leave the embellishments off the work and just let the stamps and soot stamping do the talking.

Love this technique! My new favourtist tech!

Hope everyone is having a good night!

Wednesday Stamper - Halloween

Here's my entry for the Wednesday Stamper theme - - Halloween.

Halloween is not normally a tradition that I personally follow, but I have been enjoying all of the entries so far on the Wed Stamper blog. And who can resist using the new GPP stamps!! Just perfect for this theme.

Thanks also to Kelsey for showing me the soot stamping technique and for Jen S for loaning me her GPP stamps.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

I've been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Belinda Schneider -, so I decided to take up the challenge. You are supposed to add a baby pic and I was a bit lazy and just took a photo of a picture I have in a frame!

SO here goes..... answering the tag questions.............

HAVE YOU:taken a picture completely naked? no

danced in front of a mirror naked? no

had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back? yes

been arrested? no

seen someone die? yes

kissed a picture? yes

slept in until 5pm? yes

had sex at work? NO

fallen asleep at work? yes

held a snake? yes

ran a red light? no

been suspended from school? no

pole danced? no

been fired from a job? no

sang karaoke? yes

done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? yes, every day I think. Eat chocolate!

laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? yes

laughed until you peed? yes

caught a snowflake on your tongue? no

kissed in the rain? yes

had sex in the rain? no

sang in the shower? yes

gave your private parts a nickname? no

ever gone to work without underwear? no

sat on a rooftop? yes

played chicken? yes

broken a bone? no

flashed someone? no
mooned someone? no

skinny dipped? yes

shaved your head? no

slept naked? yes

blacked out from drinking? yes

played a prank on someone? yes

had a gym membership? yes

felt like killing someone? NO

truly hated someone?not really

felt like smacking someone in the face? yes

cried over someone you were in love with? yes

had Mexican jumping beans as pets? no

been in a band? no

shot a gun? yes

shot a bow and arrow? no

played strip poker? yes

donated blood? yes

ever jump out of an airplane? no

been to more than 10 countries? no, sob it's on my to do list though!

As you can see I'm pretty boring, but there you go. So now it's time to tag a few others, so here goes, you can take up the challenge or not, it's up to you. Carmel -, Dot C -, Sulea -, Julie H -
Big hugs Nat xx

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A beautiful Collage Gift from Sulea

Wow I was so lucky to receive this special collage from Sulea today. Please take a look at her blog (link over on right hand side of my blog), it is well worth the visit and the eye candy is spectacular!

Sulea is such a special girl and one of the most loving and giving people I’ve ever met!!

I love the way she has used paper she's once written on, as her dress. I love the colours (oh how I wish I had an eye for colour as she does), I love the tulips and the way it kind of looks they are sitting in a pond, I love how she has used the punched out clover as a stencil. I just love it all!Thank you again my friend. Big hugs Nat xx

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A very exciting day for me!

OMG I've been published in a magazine and I'm so excited!

Just recently, Australia lost one of it's "arty" magazines - The Rubber Gazzette - for various reasons the publishing company decided to no longer produce it. A very sad day let me tell you. So thankfully the very talented Janine Anderson - took up the challenge to start a new magazine -Auzzart Zine and in record time, she has put it together and it has just today been released.

A call for artwork was sent out by Janine soon after she announced that she was going to start this new mag and I sent in a few samples, not holding out much hope. BUT she immediately responded and said that she liked my Queen of Butterflies canvas (see attached pic) and asked me to do a write up on it (ie how I basically made it). Keeping in mind, that I'd never ever been in any type of magazine or publication, I was trying my best to remember every detail and step I did for this canvas, so it was a huge learning curve. The main point I learnt from this experience - write every step down as you do it. Not try and remember a few weeks later!!!

I have to say that this zine is fantastic, and full of all the things I love in a mag. Go Janine!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Creatively Quiet

Pretty quiet here creatively speaking. I am currently working on making a batch of "quick" christmas cards for family, so that's taking up my time at the moment. Hopefully I can finish off the last of them over the next few days and then I'm all caught up.

Our house is officially now on the market at the moment, with our home being open this weekend. So I have to now keep things contained and tidy. So I probably wont be producing all that much either over the next few weeks.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We did!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

RAK from Dot C

Yay I received one of Dot's gorgeous birdie RAK's today. She also included some great bird clipart with the ATC. Thanks so much Dot, you are a generous soul. Big hugs Natxx

Time to send out some RAK's

Made a few of these ATC's tonight and am sending them out as RAK's tomorrow. I borrowed this stamp from my SIL (contemplating buying it myself!), so had a great play.

Thanks Ann G.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wednesday Stamper

Here is my submission for Wednesday Stamper- . For anyone that has not visited this site, take the time too! Every week, Belinda Schneider and Christine Baier (moderators) pick a theme and normally there are around 20-40 pieces of art work sent in to view. These girls are talented with a capital T. This weeks theme is crowns.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

ATC RAK thanks to Julie Hetherington

Chook Girl is her name, and she's a beauty! Thanks to Julie Hetherington (her blog link on right hand side of my blog) for sending one of her girls my way!

Go the free range chooks! We say NO to caged eggs!

White Fat Book Page

When I think of white, I think of simplicity, so that's why I guess my page is pretty bare. But I kind of follow the KISS principle anyway.

So only 9 more of these pages to go and that's the last of our fat book! Only thing left to do, will be to put this beauty together and to create a front page for it. I have loved every page that I've received from these girls such variety and style. I have loved the challenge of going out of my comfort zone with colours. I have loved getting together once a month with a great bunch of gals, to share ideas, techniques, coffee and a general chit chat. I have loved the positive feedback given to one another. So in brief, I've loved being a part of this swap! LOL.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Prince Grumpy

I finally had a chance to play with a stamp I recently bought from Dot Christian (see her blog link on right side of my blog). I have wanted this stamp for so long, so I was over the moon that I was able to buy it from Dot. This RAK was made for a Round Robin Swap I'm in, with the theme Crowns. I hope the recipient likes it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Gorgeous RAK received from Dot!

Thanks Dot for my lovely card made up of 1" squares. Love the pinks and the birdies. So gorgeous! Your card has certainly brightened up my day!! Big hugs

Wednesday Stamper - School Days

This image was taken out of a local newspaper and I did a transfer technique using packing tape and water to lift the paper off the back of the tape. I then laid the tape over some scrapbooking paper which had been lightly sponged with Sepia ink and used a dymo gun, to produce the word "School" and "days", which I then went over lightly with the Sepia ink. I love this theme. Thanks to the girls at Wed Stamper for another great one!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Emma's First Scrapbook Page

My DD went to her first scrapbooking class today and this is what she made! Pretty groovy if I do say so myself (proud mother fluffing up feathers!). I haven't even done 1 single page yet myself, let alone been to a class, but she has got me all inspired. Just need some more time and an album and I'll be right! LOL

Monday, October 09, 2006

Not much creating done

Have not managed to do much in the way of creating in the week and a bit since school hols started. Flat out! Buttttttttttt the kids are exhausted and so am I, so it beats sitting around being bored.

The pic attached is a slide mount I did for a swap a few months back. Not a very good scan, but I quite liked the end result. stamp pressed into texture paste, which had coated the slide. Copper Rub and buff then rubbed over the top. I have a white fat book page coming up and am thinking of doing something similar on the page. Good old texture paste, you can do so much with it!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Back on the Farm!

For anyone that doesn't know, we used to live on a Dairy Farm in Southwest Western Australia. This picture was taken 2 yrs ago of my boy feeding his grandma and grandpa's chickens. V cute, had to share!

The slime catchers!

Well another busy day of the school hols. Not sure about the kids, but I'm knackered. Today we went to Kings Park (large park located in the city of Perth) and met up with some friends who had brought along their grandchild - Mark (pictured left). Luc, Emma and Mark got along like a house on fire and here is a pic of them catching slime out of one of the duck ponds at KP. You can see the sheer joy on their faces. Funny out of all the things to play with or on at the park, they chose to get a long stick and collect slime out of the water. Yes they did get mucky, but they had fun and that's what it's all about.

Brilliant day!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Roller Skating and flash back's to the 80's

Today I took my DD (6.5yrs) roller skating. We had a fantastic day! I had major flash backs to the 80's and when I skated as a 15 yr old. I kept being thrown back to 2006, with "mummy you're skating too fast for me" and "mummy you're not listening". What a joy it was to enjoy the thing that I'd loved doing so much when I was younger (but had forgotten about) with my daughter today. Note to self, take DD more often. Skating was so big in the 80's! We had a roller skating rink right up the road from where we lived and my friends and I went there every weekend if not twice a weekend.

The laugh of the day. I got through skating without landing on my big behind once, but went grocery shopping afterwards and in my mad dash to unload groceries into car without getting saturated (a sudden downpour occured whilst trying to do this), I slipped and fell on my knee. Another note to self, wearing thongs in rainy weather, is a hazard!

Another pic (seems like so long ago) of my daughter when she was 4.5 yrs.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Collage finally finished from Sulea's Art Day

Yay finally finished my collage from Sulea's wonderful day. Comment from my husband. You love those pointy hats/crowns dont you! So might be time for me to start taking them off my work....LOL I do tend to get a "thing" for certain items and use them and use them, until I can't use them any more.

Thanks to Carmel, Ann and mostly to Sulea for such a wonderful day. Sulea has the best craft room!