Wednesday, December 29, 2010


"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." Albert Schweitzer
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Thanks to my many friends in the internet & everyday world who inspire and support my creativity. Click the links to Sky Watch Friday, my favorite day of the week when 100s of bloggers from all over the world share a peek into what the sky is doing at their place this week.

It has been a bit overcast and blustery around here for the last few weeks with the sky under cover of thick blankets of clouds. But a flurry of activity over on the Tattered Angels web site with their new format, new colours and so much more to be seen.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to my friends from all over, am off to the beach for a couple of weeks for the down under version of a white Christmas. Check Sky Watch Friday to catch views of the sky from all over the world.
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"You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain to view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. "
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. “ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tattered Angels is celebrating with a remodel on their web site complete with a give away.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Glimmer & Glow

For December Tattered Angels is celebrating all things glass, glimmer, glaze, glam, they all work together so well.
Starting with a quick one a little card using Kutalicious glass bobbles for a Christmas canvas celebrating the beautiful blue and glowing tones of the beach.
Using parts of an acrylic glass album from another great Australian supplier Bella Fynmark I made this little suncatcher. Layers of glimmer glam, glimmer mist, glaze and stamping to create a warm glowing heart.
Earlier this year I picked up this multi photo clock with a plan to change the decorations with the seasons. Here in Australia we are heading into summer which prompted by word for the season – glow.
The Christmas bulbs were created by using the glisten like glass technique on glossy photo paper and came up a treat.  Tattered Angels is hosting a party on their new web site complete with give aways and prizes.

Thursday, December 02, 2010


"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." Antoine de Saint ExupĂ©ry  (author of the Little Prince)
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Bit like Sky Watching,  in our busy hurry scurry lives it is easy to overlook all the beautiful things that are going on around us. Check the link to see what hundreds of bloggers from all over the world have found in their patch of the sky this week.  And much thanks to our hosts of Sky Watch Friday and Dot for starting the sky watch party.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A little bird told me

Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday.
What can be sweeter than simply taking the time to appreciate all that is good in your world. This year and week has provided some wonderful surprises including  one of my creations being featured in a recent Brave Girls newsletter.  The little bird is holding a tag saying expect miracles and kindly supplied by Crafty Secrets.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


" One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer" G E Lessing philosopher

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Happy thanksgiving to family and friends in Plymouth or the USA.  Sky Watch Friday is one of the things I can be grateful for, a reason to keep an eye on the horizon for new things because you never know what good things there are to find. Click the link to see what 100s of bloggers from all over the world have found in their view of the sky this week. This week I found on the Plimoth Plantation web site lots of information about the history of Thanksgiving in America. It is my favorite holiday and in honour of the spirit of the season, I am opening my home to all orphaned pies, 1/2 pies, lonely pie slices are very welcome here.
A simply fabulous give away linked here to Sandy and her now very famous little shabby streamside studio.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Goals & Plans

Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” Fitzhugh Dodson
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Happy Sky Watch Friday where 100s of bloggers from all over the world share their view of the horizon in its many moods and flavours.   Weather’s been a bit wild around here but I like having plans, including finding a photo to share. Have a great weekend. 

Am busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and sharing a quick peek at a favourite little journal recycled from lots of bits & pieces.  For my Aussie friends check the link to Scrapbook Ideas magazine to complete a survey on what you like to see and a chance to win a subscription.   

Or how about a fun creative give a way linked here with Prudence or Sarah's give away linked here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Time & Tide

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."   Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Happy Sky Watch Friday, sharing a photo from a recent trip on the coast of a sail boat harbouring up the river. Have been celebrating a recent turn of the tide, hope everyone has a great weekend ! Click the link to see what skies 100s of bloggers from all over the world have found to share with us this week.

Thursday, November 04, 2010


“A dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world." Henry David Thoreau
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Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone, love early morning walks along the water watching yachts setting sail. Check Sky Watch Friday to see what 100s of bloggers from all over have found to share.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


"We have to see the world through new eyes because how we view the world effects the way we treat it" David Suzuki
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Happy Sky Watch Friday, they best day of the week where 100s of bloggers from all over come together to celebrate their view of the sky, making the world feel just that little bit smaller and friendlier.

Looking forward to spending next week with Tanyah and the girls at Scrap n Craft in beautiful northern NSW for a big day of craft with glimmering accents.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Day New Dreams

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C. S. Lewis
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Happy Sky Watch Friday the best day of the week where 100s of bloggers from all over share their views of the  horizon.  Back to blue skies around here and couldn't resist using this washed up lobster pot as part of our view of the late evening light.
Congrats to the Tattered Angels Design Team for 2011:
Anna Dabrowska, Benedicte Raphalen, Birgit Koopsen, Christyn Holmes, Emeline Seet, Erica Taylor, Holly Simoni. JJ Sobey. Kirsty Wiseman, Martha Richardson, Nicole Martel, Peg Hewitt, Sesil Cratin, Sherry Mendoza, Zoe Nemburt, Gaelle Fauglas, Jamie Dougherty, Patricia Komara, Susan Lui, Nat Kalbach, Vicki Chrisman, Trisha Ladoceur, and ME!!
Cheers to all of you!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Optimism & Hope

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

The weather has been a little wild the last few weeks as you can see from the little tree being blown about and a real treat to see this little patch of sunshine sneaking up on the horizon.
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Click on the Sky Watch Friday link to see what bloggers from all over the world have found in their sky to share with us this week.
Posted a batch of colourful new projects over on the Tattered Angels site this week using their new season green apple and dragonfly.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


"The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us."   Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A simple pallet for the sky watch gallery this week, from a quiet morning watching the sun creep up on a beautiful blue sky day. Happy Weekend everyone, click the Sky Watch link to see what 100s of bloggers from all over have found in their sky this week.

Art Galleries come in all kinds of shapes and sizes,  Anke Humpert hosted a tutorial recently for travel altars.  It was the best fun creating this little keepsake to remember no matter how far we travel, what is really important.           

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Living the moments

“Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment” Henry David Thoreau

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Sky Watch Friday has given me a whole other appreciation for our view of the sky, commuter trips and random afternoon moments at any time a fantastic Sky Watch might just sneak up on you. Or click the link to see what hundreds of other bloggers from all over the world have found to share with us this week.
Fabulous weekend on the north coast, drove through Alstonville to catch up with the lovely Tanyah and girls at Scrap n Craft, gosh they have some fun things going on there, including a great display of glimmer mist, glam and glaze.  Looking forward to seeing what they have planned for their next big event on Nov 6th. 

Don't forget to fill in the survey for Scrapbook Ideas magazine and a chance to win a subscription for free.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Night Skies

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." Vincent Van Gogh
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Happy Sky Watch Friday, join 100’s of bloggers from all over the world clicking away on skies in all kinds of different moods.

Posting lots of new projects over on the Tattered Angels site this week with a night time and Halloween theme.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Extraordinary Pleasures

The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.  Veronique Vienne
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Thanks to my friends in Sky Watch Friday who have introduced me to what could be an ordinary pleasure of watching the show that nature puts on in our skies and all the fabulous views they share with us from all over the globe.
Another pleasure this week was finding Scrapbook Ideas Magazine at the newsagents and liking the way our submissions came up.
“Winging It” on a hectic weekend full of responsibilities, squeezed in a little creative break....images from Heart Warming Vintage and House of 3, stamps from Tattered Angels