Saturday, 13 April 2013

A Day with Friends and Finnabair

On March 29th I had a wonderful, wonderful time in Dunedin. Andrew and I went to Dunedin the day before, booked into a motel and the next morning it was up with the sparrows to get to Scrapbook Paradise to a class with the very talented and creative  Finnabair, who comes all the way from Poland. The best part about my day was getting to meet my scrapbook idol Donna O Leary and some of my on line scrap friends, whom id never met before. A definite high light of 2013 for me.


Here is the beautiful Donna hard at work...how exciting, I got to sit next to her :-) Beverley (in the blue top) has been a long time Facebook friend and another incredibly talented lady, so I was very excited to meet her for real as well. 



Elena, in the background, owner of Scrapbook Paradise is so lovely, I'm looking forward to getting back to the shop to visit her...and all of the goodies that dwell within Scrapbook Paradise. Finnabair is showing us the next move!


LOL, look at the mess I have here, taking up more than my fair share of space I think! 


Here we all are at the end of the Journal Class.



 And this is my journal...The front...
     and the back....
 ...and a close up

 Thanks for poping by, updates have been few and far between this past year or two, life just seems to have become so busy, but I promise myself to make more of an effort to visit my blog more often :-)





Sketch Challenge now up

This months sketch challenge is up over at NZ Paper Chase, do pop over for a look and feel free to join in

This month I challenge you to layer...


Hers is my sample page,it didn't end up quite as Id envisioned it would, but my pages never do! 


Part of this months challenges involves adding a piece of decorated chipboard. I used a mask and gel medium to add texture then a coating of Glimmer Glam to add a little sparkle.



Saturday, 9 March 2013

Welcome back to blogger world ..to me

Hi there. I'm back!!! I'm not even sure where I've been, just busy with the craziness of life I guess. I'm still scrapping, mainly for NZ Paper Chase, but after three terms I thought it was time I moved on because my work must be getting very boring for people! However I'm still running the blog and Face book page and helping out to full the odd gap in the magazine.
Talking of NZ Paper Chase, the latest, Autumn Edition is fresh out now, keep your eyes open for it and do support NZ's only scrapbook magazine by picking up a copy.

 
NZ Paper Chase now has a new blog, I know, because Ive just finished putting it together! Please pop over and have a look and if you leave us a comment you will go into the draw for a crafty prize. You can find our blog HERE
 
There is a challenge posted, so don't be shy, come and join in and show us what you can do. Love to see you there.

My Favorite Musuc


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My Scrapping

Here is my finished latest painting

Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
At last I think I have pretty much finished this painting for my uncle. Do hope he likes it.

My waterlillies

My waterlillies
one of my recent paintings

Naked Lady

Naked Lady
One of my last years paintings

Aimee and Bob

Aimee and Bob
A painting I did a while back for my daughter

Click on our house to see a little of where we live.

Thank you

Just want to say thankyou to those of you who have been kind enough to take the time to leave a comment or sign my guest book. Always get a buzz out of knowing people have been here for a wee look! THANK YOU!!

Check out my talented nephew Tony...he's the cool dude singing!