The true harvest of life is intangible...it is in the tints of the morning and evening...it is in the stardust caught...a segment of the rainbow.
Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

PRETTY PINK TAG

After a long break from blogging, I have decided that I need to get back to it and share some of the cards that I've made lately.  This tag is an oversized tag and I will use it in a swap with some of the girls in my local Papercraft group.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

FINALLY BACK WITH SOME CARDS I'VE MADE



After a long break, I finallty got to make some cards yesterday so I thought that I'd share them. They are cards for a friend's birthday, a Get Well card and a card for a friends little girl turning 5.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

ART JOURNAL ROUND ROBIN

I am taking part in an Art Journal Round Robin and this is the double page spread I've done in Niki's "Birdsong" book.  I have used the theme of Bellbirds and used the first verse of the poem of the same name written by Henry Lawson around the outside edges of the spread starting at the bottom left hand corner clockwise.  It is a much loved poem that I'm sure every Australian child has learned in primary school. 

50TH BIRTHDAY CARD

This is the card that I made for my friend's 50th Birthday, I think that she will like it.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

TRAVELLING BEANIE EXHIBITION AT TAREE ART GALLERY






These are the beanies that I've made for the exhibition, and one of my daughters' as well. I've seen all of the local entries and there are some amazingly creative entries from the local artists/crafters. I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole exhibit which opens next Friday 20th April. I'll take some photos and share them for anyone who is interested.

A COUPLE OF CARDS THAT I'VE MADE RECENTLY



I feel that I've been "missing in action" of late, I've been quite busy doing lots of different creative persuits. Here are a couple of cards that I've made recently, one for my friend who had knee surgery and one for another friend's birthday.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

THIS WEEKS CARD CLASS AT SCRAPAWHILE





These cards are made with Distress Ink backgrounds and the gorgeous images from the new Graphics 45 paper.
Although fairly simple, the girls really loved the cards they created and I also needed to buy another sheet of this beautiful paper "just because".

ALICE SPRINGS BEANIE FESTIVAL EXHIBITION





Examples of the type of beanies which are entered in the festival. Check out this link for more pictures.





Alice Springs Beanie Festival has a travelling exhibit which will be coming to the beautiful Taree Art Gallery in April. As part of the exhibition, the Taree Craft Cottage is organising for local crocheters, knitters or felters (and their friends) to make an arty beanie, some of which will be selected to also be exhibited. So please read the brochure for details if you are in the area and would like to take part.
We will be holding a special day at the Craft Cottage on St Patricks Day, 17th March, where you can be inspired, helped with design and embellishing your beanie, or just a general get-together of interested people who are taking part, it should be a fun day so come and join us.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

LITTLE BIRDIES



I made this felt bird hanging for my dear friend Bethel and the pictures show it hanging in her garden. We had the pleasure of staying with her on our recent trip to visit our daughter in Bundaberg. I really enjoyed making these birds and would like to make some more, oh for enough hours in the day to achieve all I would like.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

CUP AND SAUCER PINCUSHION






I have a wonderful group of creative friends and we get together for several weekends during the year. Today, we had a late Christmas get-together, due to many of us having lots of commitments before Christmas. Apart from having a lovely day in each others company, we exchange Kris Kringle gifts, where we each draw a name out of the had and make a gift the one of the Belle friends. This is the gift I made for Martina, I hope she liked it. The English Bone China small coffee cup and saucer was one from a set which I have had for many years and not used for coffee, so I thought that it would make a lovely gift for my friend with lots of pins and embellishments to complete it.

Saturday, 31 December 2011

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL


Here's wishing you and your loved ones every happiness for the New Year ahead, may you have health and happiness in abundance.

We are leaving on a 15 hour road trip to visit one of my daughters and her family, so I spent today making her a bag to take along with me (a belated Christmas present).
Although the photo doesn't show it all that well, it is purple velvet (I always seems to have a problem capturing purple the way it really looks) also lined with purple with an inside pocket, and on the outside, where the lace doily is, another pocket for her mobile phone, car keys etc. Hope that she likes it.

Blessings all,

Rob

Friday, 23 December 2011

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS


Christmas seems to have come around so quickly, but sure enough it is here once again and I am trying to catch up with last minute shopping. I'm going out early this morning to try and beat the crowds, but not matter how early or late you are shopping there always seems to be a crowd of people.

"IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS"

Thanks so much to everyone who comes to visit during the year, your support and comments so much appreciated. We are all on a journey with our art and lives, and it is so nice to have friends come and visit from time to time to share the journey. I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas with your loved ones and look forward to having you visit and to me visiting and being inspired by your blogs during 2011.

Love and hugs,

Rob

Sunday, 11 December 2011

CHRISTMAS TAG A LA T!M


I really liked the look that Tim achieved with his Day 9 tag, so I decided to give it a try. I didn't want to embellish quite as much as he does, but am quite happy with my finished result. Looking forward to finding some time to try out some of the other techniques, although I don't have all of the products that he has used. I love the new Hero Arts background that he used on this tag, methinks it will have to be included in my tool kit.

Hard to believe that it's only two weeks until Christmas, I'd better get myself moving.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

QUICK AND EASY CHRISTMAS CARDS CLASS





These are the cards that I've made for this weeks "Quick and Easy Christmas Cards" class.
We ordered some of the gorgeous Webster's Pages "Waiting for Santa/Sweet Season" pads to use in the class, but unfortunately they haven't arrived in time, but perhaps we may still be lucky and they might get there before the class starts.
I have included four cards, which we won't get through in class, but the girls can choose which ones they would like to do.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

TRASH TO TREASURE ART IS CELEBRATING.

Lynn Stevens is celebrating her three year blogging anniversary over on Trash to Treasure Art. She has some fantastic art pieces to give away, so go on over and take a look around at Lynn's beautiful art pieces and perhaps be one of the lucky winners.