Spring is definitely in the air when the cherry blossoms come out and I was thrilled that this this photo come out well.
I am very busy at the moment with moving into our Make Shift shop this weekend, so haven’t had a lot of time to make cards. My next post will be a cardmaking 101 for the new CTMH consultants who haven’t done a lot of card making with Creative Memories. One day when I get more confident and I can sort out camera angles etc I will look at making some how to videos of my cards. But in the meantime I will stick with what I know and use photos.
I hope you all have a great day.
We have had the most amazing weather over the last few days and the daffodils are starting to come out in the garden which is lovely. It is so heartening to see the bright splashes of colour after all the grey and drab days of winter. Soon there will be more flowers and the days will get warmer and longer and then it is the downward ride towards Christmas and summer.
We have had some more earthquakes but I haven’t felt them, but I know a lot of people are getting quite nervous. We certainly are getting an idea of what the people in Christchurch have been through in the last 3 years.
I hope this photo cheers everyone up and helps them get through the week.
We have had a torrid time of it lately with severe storms and just recently an earthquake on Sunday night. Fortunately, we have been very lucky but it has been a wake up call to remind us that we are living in the Shaky Isles.
However, yesterday I noticed that the daffodils are starting to come and heralding the onset of spring. We still have another month to go before we are officially in spring but it is heartening to see the signs of the seasons changing and that we are heading towards better weather.
I think this jonquil is called Early Cheer and it certainly does cheer us up with their colour and scent.
I hope you all have a great day.
I do apologise that I have been a little remiss in updating my blog lately but I have been very busy making cards for Make Shift and having to work through a lot of fatigue as well.
The weather was lovely today and I took the opportunity to go back to the duck pond for another photography session. I have another camera club competition next week and the theme is ‘reflection’. I have tried several times to capture a duck and a perfect reflection but haven’t been too successful with the sun in the wrong place and too much wind. But the conditions were very pleasant today, despite the ducks being a little spooked by some rowdy children. This photo came out quite well and I will look at entering into the competition with it. It will be interesting getting feedback from a professional photographer about it, so I can develop as a photographer.
I hope you all have a good weekend and Happy snapping.
My photo of the day. I was really pleased at how this photo has turned out. There had been quite a bit of rain the night before and there were lots of raindrops on the flowers. This azalea is such a pretty pink and the raindrops are just like little gemstones shining in the sun. I seem to gravitate towards pink flowers – perhaps that is because my favourite colour is pink!
I hope this cheers your day.
All the best
I am loving the Border Maker system for my scrapbooking and have had this idea brewing in my head since buying the Rustic Fence cartridge, and despite my working on my son’s album, I just had to get this out onto a page. I also got some inspiration from a page that came from Creative Memories using lots of leaves from the Reflection Paper Flower range. I have also used the little flowers that come from using the Twinkle Chain cartridge as well. They make great embellishments – especially when I am working with flowers and flower photos. I never waste anything – I have scrap drawers to prove this!!
In case people wonder why I do so many flower layouts and not many of my family, my family are not keen on having a lot of photos of themselves on the internet. Once photos are on the internet it is hard to control where they go. They don’t mind the baby ones so much (?) but would prefer not be to identified with more recent photos. I have to respect their wishes. Besides I must confess to having hundreds of nature photographs and can’t resist using them.
My photo for the day. Unfortunately, I tend to have a lot of weeds in my garden, but you know what they make really interesting photos. I was really pleased with the detail in this photo using my intelligent zoom. When I was young I used to think the seeds were fairies – hence the title. Just a little whimsical tonight I think.
Tomorrow I will post some of my latest scrapbook pages from my son’s album after I have uploaded them to my Memory Manager. I am now up to James at 4 months old so I am making good progress and it is only April. With the weather turning cooler here it is a great time to stay inside and scrapbook both digitally and traditionally.
Have a great day and Happy Crafting.
My photo of the day. I had just come home after getting some photos printed for a camera club competition when I saw this monarch butterfly outside. I rushed inside to get my camera and managed to take a series of photos with this one being the best. I love the majesty and fragility of these butterflies. So I was back at the shop to print this one of for the camera club competition. This is my first entry so I do not know how I will go. Will keep you posted.
Have a great day
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to like my posts. It is lovely to get all the feedback about my crafty endeavours.
Today I am combining my photography with my digital art. Yesterday I took advantage of the beautiful weather to go down to the Hutt River and take some photos. The scenery is just amazing there and I managed to get some great photos. Today I have done a very simple artwork with my StoryBook Creator 4.0 and will look at getting this made into a photo panel to hang on the wall.
Unfortunately, some of the photo was lost translating from a 6 x 4 image to a 12 x 12 image, but the photo is still great. I did not want to play around with it too much and lose the great colours and depth of field.
Here is my original photo:
In the middle of winter I can look back at this image and it will remind me that winter does end and that summer will come eventually.
To create this all I did was use a full-page photo layout and then just added the freebie sentiment. Took all of a couple of minutes to do. How simple is this! And what a great gift it would be as well. I will look at making this into a card as well and do something very similar.
Incidentally, despite the glorious weather we are still in drought conditions and we have severe water restrictions which may hamper my photography around my little garden – or it may not… I might see some very different and interesting shapes out in the garden before the big dry ends.