Tuesday, March 30, 2010
For a very special lady 'My Auntie Pam'
She loves pink so i couldn't resist using the Basic Grey Porcelain papers, a few flowers, of course German Scrap, a touch of glimmer mist & a few other bits..................... Not the best photo's as it's night, but wanted to share, will try for better pics tomorrow & share again.. Nitey Nite & God Bless from the Top End :-)
Let me watch over you forever.................& ever.................
Forever in my heart.................
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 140 kilometres per hour are likely on the coast near Cape Shield as the cyclone moves inland.
GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour are currently being experienced between Nhulunbuy and Numbulwar, including Groote Eylandt. GALES may extend north to Elcho Island and west to Milingimbi during Tuesday if the cyclone takes a more northerly track. GALES are likely to extend south to Port McArthur or possibly west to Maningrida during Wednesday, depending on the cyclone's future movement.
A STORM TIDE is expected between CAPE SHIELD and PORT ROPER. Tides are likely to rise significantly above the normal high tide, with DAMAGING WAVES and DANGEROUS FLOODING tonight and Tuesday.
HEAVY RAIN may lead to localised flooding and significant stream rises over the eastern Top End and northern Roper-McArthur Districts tonight and Tuesday.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday night snap shots above & below
Saturday Night & today's paper front page story read 'We're on cyclone watch'.....@ about 6.30pm the first signs of rain started followed by lots of thunder & lighting. I tried to capture the lightning to show you. For 1. i'm not the best photographer 2. i hate reading the book to figure it out, like to be shown (anyone out there want to come teach me lol) so hence not getting very far with better pic's lol 3. was getting eaten alive by mossies the sign of march flies , so between slapping my legs, arms, face ouch and every other part of body I got these pic's to share. Will keep you up-to-date with a cyclone watch & if I'm not on here for 3 to 4 days you know we have been hit, lost power & probably could do with a hand to clean up..............lol enjoy & hopefully I'll get the camera thing sorted & have better pics real soon.......Neil has cyclone kit ready Nan so don't worry, the fridge is stock with Carlton Dry.....lol
My first 50 pics looked like this...........
They got slightly better.............
Then I went for the zoom so bit blurry...................
Still blurry will have to take the book to bed & study up
Till next time take care, stay safe, happy scrapp'n god bless......Rae xx
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Vine Leaf Border - available in White & Black.
Just stunning small bunches of grapes entwined with vine leaves
Wings - delicately embossed the detailing is enhanced when painted or highlight with
Rub 'n' Buff
Leaves Leaves Leaves
Prince or Princess mmm.....
Red sky @ night is a Shepard's delight!
Captured @ Howard Spings, Darwin
I couldn't resist this shot it was just beautiful, the pic probably doesn't do the real thing justice.....but I'm practising so hopefully will sort out this camera one day lol
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
German Scrap - it's just to die for i luv luv luv it............. I luv white too, oh ok i luv lots of things lol. I had a little play & came up with this card and thought i'd share. Papers where from 7 Gypsies Savannah 8 x 8 paper pack, this is a great pack & includes 14 sheets of paper, 10 cardstock sheets, 64 alapha stickers, 17 labels & 15 punchout tags, the papers are just gorgeous
See told you :-) I will definitely be playing some more with this pack..............
It’s March already—doesn’t time fly when your having fun. Unfortunately it hasn’t all been fun-fun-fun with website issues, hopefully all is good now and my products just pop up before your eyes saying ‘Pick Me’ - ‘Pick Me’
‘For subscribers from afar’ - We are still experiencing the warm and humid weather following 425mls of rain last week, so if you get here quick you can still experience and get to love the ‘Wet Season”. Fish galore for the boys & quality Scrap’n time for us girls, and yes you can have the aircon on !!!
Hopefully you will have read some of my blogs including those about “Timmy” Tim Holtz of course. I am now taking pre-orders for some of these very exciting products.
Left the juicy bit till last just so you wouldn’t stop reading. Our German Scrap has finally arrived. Despite some hiccups with delivery it’s finally here and we have been frantically photographing it for you to see. Apologies for camera shake on some shots but was rather excited and it was hard to control my Excitement ….
I have still got some more to put onto the site when it arrives, but I thought I should get out what I have got to share with my subscribers. If the next consignment is as good as this, maybe more camera shakes and another letter.
Thank you for continuing to support Scrap Matrix and as always we welcome any feedback from you.
Stay safe, stay dry (haha) and Happy SCRAP’N
Friday, March 12, 2010
Sammy has been busy and she tells me ' I was soooooooooo excited about receiving my parcel I really wanted to use the products straight away, so I made all 7 cards in 70 minutes using leftover scraps of paper and lace, embellishments and glimmer mist from Scrap Matrix'
Top job Sammy, keep them coming
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
'Home Sweet Home'
I was inspired to do this card for 2 reasons
1. My daughter is coming home to live roll on Thursday &
2. Our German Scrap is due to arrive this week!
Story to this card - my first attempt had a little hiccup with the height which i managed to do the second time too - just one of those days i guess ..... So i thought I'd give it to my mum as she is known for giving us gifts with the comment 'it's a just because present' Love ya Nan x
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Victorian Velvet Distress ink is just gorgeous, i love dusty pink so i was on a real winner with this one. I made the flowers from sticky back canvas and basically just inked all my embellishments. The possibilities are endless, with me it's just a time thing, not enough of it, maybe I need a household fairy lol
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
"A Compendium of Curiosities " Book by Tim Holtz
Get ready to embark on a journey filled with ideas and inspirations to spark your creative curiosities. This compendium is a compilation of my thoughts and ideas to guide you through your own artistic adventures. I wanted this book to be different though … not your ordinary “how to make” book, but rather “how to create”. I believe everyone is truly creative whether they think it or not. It's all about embracing your imperfections and taking time to explore the imaginative. What you'll discover will be wonderful, what you'll discover will be yourself... This 77 page book is filled with ideas on all things idea-ology, plus just about every technique I could think to put in it. The book is hard cover and metal spiral bound so it sits open flat on your table while you're creating. I share my favorite supplies, tips, techniques, and a gallery showing ideas of putting it all together...
Well it's big monsoonal rains for us in the Top End (GREAT Scrapp'n weather :-) ) , Friday we had 179mm & Saturday 131 mm and so far no sign of easing up 4 days & counting. We even have our own river system from the back of the property to the front, no Barra though & at this stage no croc's thank goodness.
Thought i would share some snap shots with you all (did ask Neil to run out and move the 2 palm prongs from the lawn as they were interfering in my pic - but he wouldn't be in it lol), that's as long as the power doesn't go out, haven't had much luck the last few days. I get all excited and want to post this and that as my blog is only new, just about get ready to upload it and woo and behold blackout ! Anyways i hope to get this one posted, so better stop rambling on and post it hey !