Thursday, March 22, 2012


I created this layout with the Prima Pixie Glen range of paper and there is so many elements on the papers which I cut out to use to create dimension.  The photographs are of a dandylion in my garden which I photographed sometime ago.  The illusion of the dandylion being blown by the wind was created with the OLBA tiny punches, treated to a bit of bling and stuck down at the base and bent up to create the illusion of movement.

The beautiful poem on the RHS of the layout goes like this:

I have a vision where all people are at peace, fed and housed,
Every child is loved and educated to develop their talents,
Where the heart is more important than the head and wisdom is revered over riches.

In this world justice, equality and fairness rule.

Nature is honoured, so that the waters flow pure and clear and the air is fresh and clean.

Plants and trees are nurtured and all animals are respected and treated with kindness.

Happiness and laughter prevail and humans walk hand in hand with angels.

Thank you for the love, understanding, wisdom, courage and humility to do my part to spread the light.

May all the world ascend.

So be it.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Happy (albeit out of focus) Kiddy Snaps

These are some of the special 'little people' in my life, Musa, Thomas, Mikayla, Ricardo and Ciara.  Missing are Tiago and Lia.

Whilst I was lurking in the bushes at my friends birthday party getting great snaps of the festivities the children caught my attention, but alas they saw me in the bushes and that was the end of the natural and unposed photographs, and then began the face-pulling, sullen expressions synomanous of a deer being caught in the headlights.  And also the 'let me see, let me see' demands after each photograph is taken.

Then much to my dismay they wanted to take the photographs, my stomach turned and my heart pounded, my beautiful, precious camera in the hands of these children.  However, I conceded and after careful instruction on keeping the strap around their necks, fingers off the lens, and trying to explain the 'little green square and the half press of the button to get the photo into focus, these were the results of our future photographers ranging in age from 5, 8, 9, 10 and 13.   

Monday, March 12, 2012


Over the past few months my Wonderful Husband constructed a porch on the outside of our house. This sanctuary overlooks the wetland behind our house and because of the slope of the property it is quite high in the trees. My furry children love spending time with us up there and are quite comfortable on the day beds.

The layout was contructed from cardstock and Kaizer Kraft Lil Primrose collection and embellished with Enmarc crafts chipboard pieces.