Thursday, October 27, 2011

Collage Photo layout!

I wanted to capture my son and his silly faces and poses so I set the camera to multishoot and kept shooting.
I love the photos and how they turned out, I love each and every face!!!
I brought the photos to life with PINK PAISLEY Office Lingo Die Cut paper, Prima paintable words (he) and PURPLE PUMPKIN doileys and Handmade Flowers.


Monday, October 24, 2011

My daddy has the coolest job in the world!!!!

My Hubby is a playground Designer for schools and local councils. He plans the colours and how they will look.
Daddy planned a special road trip to go all around the bottom half of WA visiting the playgrounds he has designed over the last 4 yrs. We spent 22 hours in the Car, Stayed in Outback Katanning and stopping at lots of little country towns. We stayed at the bottom of Aust in Denmark then along the South West Coast of Aust in Busselton. So many stops, coffees and pee trips along the way but I was blown away with how good the kids all were. They loved stopping and playing on daddy's playgrounds. It was a kids dream Holiday!
 Some of Daddy's creations!

 This is not one of Daddy's and I'm not sure how legal it is but all of the rides and slides are adult sized and I just had to get up and have a go!!! They were such a long way down.
Katanning WA
 If you are ever in Australia you have to stay in DENMARK. It is right at the bottom of Aust and so beautiful and green. Here is a view from our room out over the ocean.
 These are the gorgeous forrest cottages we stayed in. Sorry, hubby wouldn't move his car Grrr!
 We then Headed to Busselton (My old Hometown and where my sister is laid to rest) and Bunbury.
There is a 3km Jetty there with an underwater observatory at the end. You can catch the kiddy train out to the end of the jetty. The kids were so excited. Including hubby below :-)

 We then headed to DONNYBROOK WA, another small quaint green Country town.
They have a playground there (not one of dads) but it would be disneyland to any kid.
 Where were these playgrounds when I was growing up?

 Our youngest was mesmerized by the big Apple and kept giving it high fives.
I will have a few pictures to scrap now. Needed some new photo's
So if your ever in Aust WA has lots to offer with kids :-)
Chic xx

Baby Boy Card and a sneak!

Hi all just a Quick Share in between loads of holiday washing:
A friend just had a bubba boy and as you can guess his name starts with "S" :-)
I love how this little card turned out and it ties at the back so the giftcard cant fall out.
A little sneak of my Nov Guest Spot page @ Creative Scrappers. All will be revealed next month :-)
If you have some seaside pictures coming up to scrap this may give you an idea or two :-)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some more Purple Pumpkin, My New Toy & News!

Hello everyone,
This is my latest share, My little boy had all of his curls cut off and he looked so different.
I experimented with Sepia and Colour photos usually not seen together, but in this case I love the effect.
I have used: Tim Holtz Colour Wash Mist/Stream, Echo Park Paper Scraps, Butchers twine from Purple Pumpkin, 7 gypsies Tag, Doilies, bookrounds and buttons from Purple Pumpkin. How sweet is the little green bird!
 NEW TOY! My baby sister gave me a brand new Camera. She really made my day, thank you little sis. Its a Canon EOS 1100d. It is my first DSLR and about time. I have no idea how to use any of the features yet but Im excited to learn and so is hubby. I keep finding him in the office pressing buttons and taking photos of random things. These are the first to pictures I took, clearly alot to learn but I love the depth of field feature. Now to work on the lighting, use a better subject than my non flowering Frangipani and make sure I dont have the car in view :-)
 Dont forget to check the post below for BRIGHT EYES photography tutorial.....
NEWS! I have just been asked and accepted to be a Guest designer at purple Pumpkin and also another Challenge sketch site I cant name yet. Details coming soon. Its going to be a busy few months but I cant wait.
Have a lovely weekend :-)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Photography help! EYE BRIGHT for Photos.

We decided to have some photos taken on the park with my 3 children and thier cousins by a local Photographer we have used before.
It was no easy venture trying to get 5 under 5 looking at the same time, but we did get some beautiful photos and the kids played and had fun in between shots on the playground.

I was once again amazed at Amy's ( the Photographer) photos and how she has captured the bright sparkle in thier eyes. Something I see every day but for the life of me can not capture.

Then I discovered a program on the net that is free to use and offers this function, plus complexion repair and lighting adjustments. Im yet to give it a go but wanted to share. The free applications are offered by THE COFFEE SHOP BLOG. I cant wait to give it a go when I get a moment to myself.

 My other "son shine" to the right and his cousin

 This is a fav of my son and his little girl cousin who he follows around like a protective older brother, picking her up when she falls, calling her darling and sweetheart.
 My baby girl and her best friend

I hope you get a chance to try it out. If you do let me know how you go :-)
xx Chic xx

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I have some exciting News to share: I was chosen to be a Guest Designer at one of my most Favourite Scrapbooking supply places
I feel so privileged to be able to take part but also feel so small and insignificant working alongside some very talented ladies I have always looked to for Inspiration. I cant wait to create something for you all!
If you have been looking for those gorgeous Fabric buttons and crochet doilies many have been sporting on their pages then look no further. You've found them all, at Purple Pumpkin.
I also had another 2 Layouts accepted for publication in Scrapbooking memories Magazine. Its always exciting to get that email.... :-)

I haven't had time to scrap lately with School holidays. Trying to stay out of the house and keep the kids entertained so I don't have a mountain of house cleaning to do when they go back to school.
I will have some new pages to share soon
Thank you for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments you have been leaving. they really make my day.