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Rain drops on succulents.jpg by Patricia Manhire
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This image is quite different from what I have been doing, but I love the way the photo goes in and out of focus and highlighting the rain drops.
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My final photo of the day. I am really pleased with my efforts today. It makes up for my lean days but I am learning something new everyday. Today I learnt that it is easier to take macro photographs when I use the 1:1 ratio. I am able to get much closer and still use my auto focus. Going manual is very much a work in progress but I am determined to get to the bottom of it. Thank you to Print Sense Photography for making it so easy to understand the terminology of manual photography.

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This is a very interesting image with the detail of the rain drops. Water does not tend to stay on these aquilegia flowers and I managed to snap these two drops together to make an unusual composition.


More rugged baby boy

While the weather has turned to rain (much needed to break our drought thank goodness!  We have a total water ban on at the moment.) I have completed another couple of pages for my son’s scrapbook album.  This time I have kept the pages simple and used a white page for the background.  I love the combination of the border maker picket fence and twinkle chain cartridges and was really pleased with the combination of the yellow and the blue.  The blue complemented the clothes we are wearing in the photos and the yellow helped to highlight as well as James was wrapped in a yellow blanket.  I use colour a lot when I am scrapbooking as I find that the right colour behind the photo really highlights the photo.  I also like to keep embellishments to a minimum as well so as not to overpower the photograph and journalling. These photos are rather special as James was my grandmother’s only great grandchild and died when he was about 18 months old.  So it is lovely to have the whole family in the photo.Rugged Baby Boy scrapbook page Rugged Baby Boy Scrapbook pageMaterials used:

Creative Memories Rugged Baby Boy Additions

Creative Memories Cardstock – Cloud

Creative Memories Cardstock – Yellow

Creative Memories Custom Cutting System- round cutters

Creative Memories Border Maker – Picket Fence and Twinkle Chain cartridges

Creative Memories Rugged Paper tags

Happy scrapping




Easter Greetings


In between going out with my camera I have been busy doing more Easter cards to sell at a local wool shop.  I have used mainly the Creative Memories products, but my Cuttlebug and embossing folders have come in handy to provide a textural effect.  I have a list of all the products used after the images.

Here are my cards:

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Materials used:

Creative Memories Cardstock – Apple Green

Creative Memories Cardstock – Cloud

Creative Memories Cardstock – Yellow

Creative Memories Classic Easter Stickers

Creative Memories  Absolutely Fabulous scrap patterned papers

Creative Memories Reminisce paper flowers

Creative Memories Epoxy Stickers PS I Love You

Creative Memories Rotary Trimmer – straight, zigzag and scallop blades

Creative Memories Custom Cutting System – ovals

Creative Memories Border Maker – Twinkle Chain cartridge and Picket Fence Border

Creative Memories downloaded freebies embellishments

Creative Memories – Reflections paper that I have printed from my StoryBook Creator 4.0

Cuttlebug embossing folders – Swiss Dots, Elegant Frame, Combo Welcome Baby

Easter Stamp – Effie Glitzfinger St Louis Design – I have had this stamp many years.

My Favourite Things Die-namics – Fancy Flourish

Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions about any of my creations.

I hope everyone has a great Easter.

Happy Crafting