Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pixels and Paper Challenge blog

A new blog that is a sister blog to ARTastic Challenges is Pixels and Paper Challenge and the current inspiration photo is below, it has no set criteria and you can interpret the photo anyway:
Inspiration photo:
JULY inspiration
Just after Easter this year I spent several days relaxing at caravan park in Macksville that was alongside the beautiful Nambucca River.(oops just realised I put wrong river name on my tag - got to fix that asap).  The little boy in the photo (whose name I do not remember) was staying there with his family  and he took the opportunity to go fishing on the jetty provided by the caravan park.  I wandered down there and he said look so relaxed and enjoying his fishing and he said to me "you can take my photo if you like". His parents later confirmed to me that it was okay to take his photo. The photo reminds me of when I was young and as a family we spent a lot of time fishing -  in boats, on jetty or on the sand. I still love fishing and just this last week renewed my fishing license for another 3 years.  

Wow - I'm a winner

Remember this layout that I submitted to ARTastic Challenges in June, well I have just read I have been awarded a winner prize -" Margaret who has won a $25 gift voucher from Alacraft. "
Thank you ARTastic Challenges and Alacraft. My sister will be excited as well, as she is in the photo.  Now off to look at what goodies await me at Alacraft.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

More heritage scrapbooking

This is an photograph of my great grandmother - she died before I was born.  She was my paternal grandmother's mother.  I was going to enter this into a challenge - black and white predominately with another colour, however when I finished this layout the predominate element was the photo matt in beige - so I will create another page for the challenge later.
The tree charm is a reference to our family tree.  I look at this photo and try to determine family resemblances - it's in the eyes.  Don't you just love these old photo shoots - so serious, no smiling and the foggy surrounds.  Thank you for looking, Margaret

I've been knitting

As I child my mother taught me to knit and for many years I knitted my jumpers (sweaters for some of my overseas friends) and cardigans and baby clothes for my nephews and niece when they were born.  However, somewhere along the line I no longer knitted but in recent years I have knitted myself and others some scarves.  Well this past week I have knitted a coat for my neighbours rescued greyhound Barney.  It was rather simple to construct.  Now I am not in anyway a dog or pet person but he does look cute in his coat and I even braved it to have some photos taken with him as he came to pick up his new coat.


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