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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New cards

Here's the cards I've had the chance to make so far. I had to make up mini kits before we left home as I can't carry my whole craft room with me! Some of these will be used for card classes when I get home and back into the swing of things. It's good to have some on hand for when a card is needed then I don't have to rush to make one.

Sketch challenge

With this layout I scalloped opposite corners of the backing sheet & the front sheet then inked the edges. I stamped flowers onto patterned paper then cut them out, inked the edges & layered some of them. The strips of paper have the edges punched & inked & then I layered the pieces to give a frilled effect. The journalling block is stamped & cut out. the stamped image on the background adds some dimension to the page.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Week 3

I'm making some of my holiday photos part of the photo challenge, so....the flowers at the top are some of the ones I am making. I've made some from tissue & brown paper, crocheted some and made some from material then sprayed them with memory mist to colour them. I'll make a seperate post on how I made them so stay tuned! Since they were all round I put them in the "round things" on the challenge. The sunset at Daly Waters(Northern Territory) was just gorgeous. "Bloom" is another part of the challenge. Apparently because there has been more rain here for this time of year some of the wildflowers & plants are flowering early. The colours in real life are beautiful. The next photo in the challenge is "where the wild things are". This is a map of the Daly River so David could figure out where to go fishing. Yes there are crocodiles in the waters up here. We have only seen a couple of freshwater ones & a couple of small (2m) salt water ones in the wild! We are still in Darwin & are thinking of spending a few more days here to see some more of the sights. We want to do Kakadu but aren't sure weather to do a day trip or travel through yet. I have made a couple of layouts for the layout challenge but haven't photographed them yet so they will be for another time. Darwin's winter is wonderful with the days at about 30 degrees and the nights lovely for sleeping. It's so nice not to be rushed & having to be organised about the day. Now we just have to work out how to do this all the time!! We still have 5 weeks to enjoy ourselves & make the best of it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Photography challenge

Here are 4 more photos for the challenge. "Colour" is of my bathroom wall. It is a gorgeous turquoise colour that brightens up this room. For "Talents" I took a photo of a canvas I am making with texture paste, paint and memory mist paints. "In the Middle" is a photo at the Devils Marbles not far from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. "Sunset" was taken at sunset at Uluru(Ayers Rock). Well thats that for a bit. I am trying to take photos from our holiday to fit in with the themes that are coming up..sort of to kill 2 birds with 1 stone! Happy snapping.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sticking Eyes On Rocks

Well its Tuesday & I still haven't scrapped anything-we've just been too busy & taking lots of photos that I can scrap later. We are in Alice Springs this morning but are heading north a bit later on. We went out to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for a day & stayed at a nearby resort. I didn't realise that the rock was 500km or so from Alice Springs. It took us about 6 hours drive to get there. The scenery is nice but very repetitive on the long roads. We pack our coffee & food so we don't have to stop too often. There has been some rain here so in places the wildflowers are out early. I don't mind the red dirt but the red mud leaves a lot to be desired! Uluru is amazing-it is just so huge. we didn't walk over it as the walks were closed( I don't think we would have walked them anyway. I think the coming down would be a bit scary but I could handle the walk up) There are so many people who go there and at sunset there is an area you can park to take photos of the changing colours of the rock as the sun goes down. It cost us $25 each for a 3 day pass just to see it up close. Some parts are just a bit too touristy. We haven't seen any wild animals just some that are in enclosures at caravan parks & roadhouses. Our next plan is to head back up to Tennant Creek to pick up the boat & then make our way up to Darwin, stopping when something looks interesting.

Anyway its time to go. Bye for now.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

On the road again!

Well we've been on the road for a week now & for most of it we haven't had any sort of reception for out phones & internet. Although it was a bit strange at first, you tend to remember that we lived life for so long without being able to be contacted 24hours a day....and we still survived!! We have met so many wonderful people with their own stories to tell & it is surprising how similar most people are and what is important to them. We have done a bit of "free camping" where we pull up at a rest stop & stay the night there. So many people do this so there has always been at least 6 other campers there as well. Mind you after a few days I want to go to a campground where I can have a hot shower & wash my hair...David definately needs more than a sponge bath out of the basin by then!! We do have a shower in our camper (we call it the "Tardis") but we also have to watch how much water we use. Dave & I have taken some great photos. David's scrapbooking photo oppotunities have developed greatly & now he can pick a good photo spotNow he is saying to me, "here's a good one to scrap"! We've done a lot of driving past all the bits we've seenn before & now we are in Alice Springs and are heading out to Ayres Rock (Uluru) tomorrow. More photos!! I haven't had a chance to do any sort of scrapbooking at all yet. I made a couple of flowers out of calico & I plan to spray them with Memory Mist when I get the chance. I included a coulple of photos of my whole craft bits.