Saturday, October 6, 2012 0 comments

Taking The Time!

I am so guilty of this - not taking the time to do the things I love.  Always making excuses that I don't have time or I am too busy with other things.  I know I am not alone in this but I finally decided I should take action and what better way than to do a layout on taking time to create.  This page was really based firstly around the tag from My Minds Eye and then a challenge from Embellish to use dots and stripes together.  Whilst I did not use the colours I did incorporate both stripes and dots - I think they go together well!  This is a very simple page (albeit with using goods from 5 different manufacturers) with a bit of journalling to help me remember to make the time to do what I love!  Apologies again for the horrible photo quality here!

Now since this page was completed and I told my hubby that he is to expect some mess every now and then (he is the clean freak) - we are moving and what was his first plan to start...packing and not just any packing but all the items in our spare room which includes all of my crafting goodness!  Whilst this has annoyed me somewhat because we don't have the removalists coming until 13th November but we have Eli's 1st birthday and it takes 4 weeks to get to where we are moving to!  Never fear though because the camera you see is going as carry on so I will have to entertain you with my last weeks capturing what I can of this area.  I may also have decided to have a go at digital scrapbooking - we will see how that goes too!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Hugs to all
Friday, October 5, 2012 0 comments

Always need Purple!

Good Evening to all - it has been another beautiful day here in North West WA.  We started the day on a sad note as we farewelled our neighbours who are also moving but this time pretty much straight across to the other side of the country - in comparison to us that are going in more of an adjacent angle south.  Eli and I wandered around town and I struggled not to buy anything since it will only be adding to our packing but there are some great books that have just come out (or about too) and of course all of the Christmas goodies are out on the shelves!  Very hard to resist - but I will mention one that I am counting down too - Kate Morton The Secret Keeper released in Australia 1st November!

On to the card though that I created.  The person it is for loves purple and butterfly's so I chose to combine them.  Naturally it looks much better in the sunlight where all the colours come out more but this shall have to do for now.

Simple yes but that is what I was trying to go for - you will see in my others that are coming up - it is a trend I have been trying to stick with and not be afraid of!

Enjoy your weekend everyone - I will be back with some more creations shortly and will also be enjoying Bathurst 1000 50th Anniversary - strangely enough I enjoy watching V8 supercar racing - most would probably find that a bit odd and a shock but it is true!

Hugs to all

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 0 comments

Red Rock to the Murray!

Good Evening - well after a great weekend of Football Grand Finals - Go the Sydney Swans - it is back to normal in this household albeit with lots of leftovers!  I decided that the best way to demonstrate the differences between where we are now and the area that we will be moving to is by showing some photos.  Great idea indeed and here it is:

Now whilst I wont be living where the photo was taken it is close by at a lagoon on the Murray River.  We are moving to Albury which is in New South Wales, Australia and located on the Murray River which is a special place close to my husbands heart.  The area is simply magical - for me anyway with so much to see and do.  I will of course be sharing more of this with you along with what the business is that we will be starting over there - all in good time!  It does mean though that our time in the North West is coming to an end and I am quite upset about it as I do love it here but that said it is time for a change and I welcome my new home with open arms (and camera on).  Speaking of I am going to have to wear out the camera before we leave as there is just something about this area especially the colours in the hills.

As a bit of a side note - the Pilbara photo is another shot from the top of Tabletop Mountain which you can see more of here.

Needless to say we are all very excited and the countdown is on!

Hugs to all


TableTop - A layout

I have had these photos sitting around for ages and have not done anything with them - actually I have lots and lots but we don't need to go there...haha!  We love to explore this great backyard we have in The Pilbara and after a bit of a drive we came to our destination - TableTop Mountain (sounds better than Hill) and the next course of action was to actually find the way to get to the top of it.  When we eventually reached the top it was worth every bit of stress I had on the way up in the car!  The view was spectacular and it just got better and better as the sun was coming down.  As most people know that is my favourite time of the day here - if I could I would sit and watch the sun set everyday!

My apologies about the photos but we have had the worst wind here so it is hard to get some good photos with the natural light and we have horrible light indoors.  You will see what I mean in the next few posts also as I did them all at once!

I hope that you enjoyed this layout and sharing in our little trip to Tabletop Mountain!

Hugs to All