Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Waratah

An eastern Australian genus of four species, Telopea speciosissima - was proclaimed the official floral emblem of New South Wales. The generic name Telopea is derived from the Greek 'telopos', meaning 'seen from afar', and refers to the great distance from which the crimson flowers are discernible. The specific name speciosissima is the superlative of the Latin adjective 'speciosus', meaning 'beautiful' or 'handsome'. 'Waratah', the Aboriginal name for the species, was adopted by early settlers at Port Jackson. My entry for the Theme Thursday ATC with flowers challenge.

Monday, November 29, 2010

White dove

White doves have been known for the symbolic meanings of love, peace, hope, faith, and new beginnings for decades. The dove and the letter background is from Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday special

This is another one of my out of the ordinary Saturday posts ;-) I wanted to tell you about  Jenny who is one of my blog's newest followers. I love to go and have a look at my follower's blogs and so I visited her blog and really enjoyed all the beautiful things she shares. She posts about style and decor and beautiful things - visit  albeitdotdotdot blog to see more. Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity." My entry for the Take a Word men challenge.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rose stiletto

You might feel a little sting when sticking your toes into one of these beauties ;-) My entry for the Three Muses shoes theme.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Skating on thin ice

I just love this vintage patent background from the Graphics Fairy, can you believe it - an improvement on skates in 1867! Linking to Brag Monday


Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday freebie - Christmas tags

I decided to make a few Christmas tags for you in the coming weeks - hope you find it useful! Here is the first one - you can print 6 on a page with the pdf. Enjoy your weekend!
The girl image is from the Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Paper moon

I love the sound of these two words together - it sounds romantic or nostalgic . . . . just say it out loud you'll know exactly what I mean! This is my entry for the Take a Word moon challenge.




Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Old classic

Moral of the story-keep on moving or end up as a chicken coop ;-)  My entry for the automobile challenge over at Three Muses.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Steampunk

Oh my word, I stink at steampunk ;-). This was a real hard challenge - I need serious practice and study of  this genre!!! My entry for the steampunk challenge at Theme Thursday.

Butterfly kisses

Due to an attack of the gremlins, I could not post yesterday, this beautiful girl and the butterflies are from Graphic's Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday freebie - Le Ballon envelope

I have a dream of taking a trip in a hot air balloon one day, but for now pretty pictures will have to do ;-)  While I was busy designing the envelope, I thought how great it would be to receive an envelope like this with a ticket for a hot air balloon trip inside! Click here for the pdf of the envelope. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bye Bye Blackbird . . .

I experimented with some sepia filters to give this piece a bit of a dark feel. I love how the red roses contrasts with the black! My entry for the Three Muses challenge, Blackbird.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lavender & Lime

Oh . . . how I enjoyed the  favourite colour combo challenge from Theme Thursday! I just love the combination of these two colours! The background is part of a french document that Miette from Chez La Miette bricole shared with Karen from the Graphics Fairy - two very generous ladies! Due to time difference, I am still in time to share this on Brag Monday.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hourglass

"To fill the hour - that is happiness" - Ralph Waldo Emerson. The background is from Graphics Fairy, I am not sure - I think the birdie is also from Karen's blog, although I changed the colour. Linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday freebie - photo envelope

Back in the 70's we would hand in a film for processing and then pick up the photos in one of these envelopes. I replaced the logo, because I don't know if the shop is still in business and cleaned it up a little, so you can have more fun with it and write in your own details etc.Click here for your free copy. Hope you have a great weekend, take out your camera and take lots of pictures!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time for Coffee

In my house there's always time for coffee, good coffee might I add ;-) My entry for the time challenge over at Take a Word. Make time for a good cuppa today!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Showtime

The Three Muses challenge theme this week is showtime, I literally tried out 6 different designs and this was the third take on this one ;-)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

For the love of shoes

I wonder - are these beauties somewhere on display in a shoe museum  . . . . my entry for the blue challenge at Theme Thursday.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cake anyone?

She's the queen of her kitchen, who sometimes wish she had wings to fly away . . . linking to Brag Monday -  crown and wings from Graphics Fairy.