Sunday, January 22, 2012

A few snaps

I've had a creative weekend, well I have at least managed to sneak away for an hour or two to do some scrapping. Since Friday night I have managed two 12x12 layouts, two 8x8 layouts, and have a couple of 6x6 layouts that need a few touches to and they will be complete. That is more than I have achieved in awhile! But I am really enjoying mixing up the layout sizes, using small pics printed at home, these have been taken on hubby's iphone. Sure the print quality isn't excellent but it all adds to the style of the layouts, and I am having fun which is the main thing!

I still haven't gotten round to getting to the shop to print off holiday pics ... maybe this week? But I have a wee play in picasa ... so here a few of my fav pics from our holiday ... with not a whole lot of editing actually ...

I took my camera out on my walk most nights, we had a 2.5km circuit we went round every night so the first two shots are from these walks ...

Love the colours in the one above, such a great time to take very cool pics!

This one was taken outside an interiors shop in Wanaka ...

And this was the power pole in the field beside our camp ...

... and yes we had blue cloudless skies like that pretty much every day of the two weeks ... sigh ... I want to go back!

Well that's enough for tonight, time to wind down and have an early night before another busy week starts.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A good read

Anyone else discovered this magazine yet?
Mollie Makes is a UK mag and I recently spotted it in my local bookstore. Not a scrappy mag but a crafty one ... but lots of inspiration, colours and design which inspire all things crafty.

Actually I spotted it on Ali Edwards blog ... looked up their website and was contemplating buying an online copy because it looked like a mag I would enjoy ... then the next day guess what I spied in the bookstore ... was a very happy camper indeed!

I think they publish 13 times a year, and this is only issue 7 so it hasn't been around for long.

So if you are looking for a new read, something that covers all the crafty bases, something new to spark that creative mojo, then head to your bookstore and check out if they stock it!

Happy reading :)

Welcome to 2012!

Yes I am still here ... two glorious hot, sunny, relaxing weeks at my fav holiday spot ... followed by two very busy weeks back at work ... January is just flying past already!

I hope you all had a great Christmas with your families/friends and have been able to enjoy a couple of days off over that time.
I have lots of photos to share from our time away, and also my hopes for the coming year ... will post some more over the next few days.
Meantime off to do some appliance shopping ... RIP my faithfully hardworking washing machine ;)