Sunday, 15 March 2020

LPoCF #128 Fabrika Fantasy

Hello again,

This must be the first post I have written this year which doesn't need mention of recent extreme weather events, tidying the yard had been high on the agenda, clearing weeds, digging out the pit drains, cutting back more plants and we are in the midst of replacing the bathroom ceiling after the last bout of heavy rain, I am planning on attending my first specialist physio appointment in the city (despite Coronavirus spread), we have heard that in Aus the medical professionals say that May is the expected peak. The trains are back up and running after the large landslide a month ago, (we had expected it to take up to 3 months for the line to be repaired- electric trains still not getting through the bushfire affected area further west)

Today brings us to a new Anything goes challenge with my lovely team mates over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, this fortnight we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy who will be giving the lucky winner of the challenge 3 digi stamps as the prize.

Prize 3 digi stamps

I have used Fabrika Fantasy image called Beautiful Seahorse to make a shaped card with a piece of paper with a coral reef from a pack of paper from BigW and two circle dies to cut a sparkly silver frame.

What I used:-
13cm square card blank
Fabrika Fantasy pre coloured Beautiful Seahorse
silver glitter paper
Coral reef paper (BigW)
Fussy cutting scissors
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, glue stick and PVA glue

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...

P.S. Many thanks to my lovely blogging friends and visitors who take the time to stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Thursday, 20 February 2020

LPoCF #126 Silly birds on a wire

Hello again,

I'm extremely late posting this, we have been inundated with water at our place this last week. My neighbour has a rain gauge and had 640mm or 25 inches of rain in just two days which is close to half our yearly rainfall. I was upto my calves in water in our garden trying to clear leaf litter and debris coming from the properties above us, trying to let the water in our yard out to run to the lowest point down the road. Then I looked under our house and amongst the support pylons was a dry patch of earth bubbling up as water came up, as if a spring had started beneath our dining room. We have had another 8inches (20cm) since

The local waterfall had an immense amount of water going over it for the following days as it filtered through the creeks, sadly the amount of rainfall also caused significant damage to many local bushwalks, washing a $750,000 bridge away (again). Waterfall at end of Charles Darwin walk and in usual weather National Parks and Wildlife Service

The local railway line had a large landslide which has seen the cancellation of all train services for the foreseeable future whilst the engineers and track maintenance crews work out how to repair the line and communication requirements.

On the plus side grateful that all the bushfires that have caused severe damage to our state are now out and the Warragamba Dam (Sydney's water supply) has reached over 81% of it's capacity meaning the water restrictions brought in during the last six months will be relaxed (the dam was around 40%) and our local dams are at 96% capacity.

On to the card making...
Sunday brought us to another all new Anything goes Challenge with my lovely Team mates over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, this fortnight our sponsor is Patties Creations who is offering the lucky winner 2 digi stamps

Prize 2 Digi Images

I was able to choose this lovely digi stamp from our sponsor Pattie's Creations to make my card, I had already decided what I wanted to do when I picked it out. I have used a DL card and paper pieced the birds using some scrap papers and coloured their feathery hair. Pattie has even got her own Challenge Blog which you can join in with here Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

My card:-

What I used:-
Whtie DL card blank
scrap card -sea green?
Scrap papers and card
Derwent coloured pencils
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and Glue stick
Black fine line pen

I would like to enter this card in:-
Southern Girls Challenge Anything goes with Team Lou

My sincere apologies for how late I am running with this one ladies. Hopefully the weather will settle back into a more usual pattern and everything will dry out and the plants I cut back harshly when the fires were surrounding us start to regrow... 

Many thanks for looking in...
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

LPoCF #124 Morgan's Art World

Hello again,

Today I am sharing a journal page made for this week's challenge with my team mates over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, where we are still celebrating our 5th Birthday. This week our sponsor is Morgan's ArtWorld, the sponsor has provided us with three images for the DT to work with which will also be the three images offered as the prize for this week's winner.

Prize:- same images the Design team have used

Morgan's Art World have their own challenge which you can find here Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge Blog and also Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group

I have used an image called Stardust Digi 1 to make a page in my journal, I have flipped and rotated the image to make the fairy look like she is flying above the floral design in the paper.

My Journal page:

What I used:-
Morgan's Art World Stardust Digi 1
Derwent Coloured and Watercolour pencils
Design Paper was freebie long ago with magazine (also tag and extra butterfly)
Rub on sparkly silver lettering
Wings, wand, necklace and headband have some clear stickles on them
Fussy cutting scissors
Adhesive: Glue stick and PVA glue

I would like to enter this page in:-
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog Challenge #1 Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge January Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Anything goes with Team Lou
The Happy Craft Challenge Anything goes optional theme celebrations optional product stamps

We have happily had some rain here in the mountains which have dampened down the bush, however the closest fires are continuing to burn deep in the valley, thankfully away from homes, today we have high winds and a dust storm coming through from drought ravaged farm areas further west. The bird I rescued in the backyard sadly died, they think she had some type of infection underlying. All this reminds me of Dorothea Mackellar's poem My Country, written and rewritten between 1904-1908 when it was published.

Thank you for looking in:-
Have a wonderful weekend

P.S. I found my post pack with my mystery items stashed away in it now just need to organise things for the giveaway...