Tuesday, August 27, 2013


The challenge at Kraft It Up for August is "Your Own Style". Well that got me thinking ..what is my style? I love lots of white space. I love flowers. I love machine stitching and I love my grandchildren. Also I like the photo to be the eyecatcher on the page.  Apart from that I'm not too sure that I have a particular style. Having said that my friends will often say " I saw a particular paper or embellishment and immediately thought of you". So maybe there is some sort of style there within my many pages.
So. I have done  a page of my grand daughter and everything I did I questioned, "is that my style?" In the end I thought what the heck and just did what I thought looked good and I think in the end that this is my style.
A Tip: When I machine stitch on my page I often put black thread in the bobbin and the  colour required  for the page on the top. This way the black creates a shadow in the stitching holes and makes it stand out more.
The title "cute'cumber" was  a suggestion from DD1. Which I thought was a great play on words.

Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoy my page.
Heather B.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Let's Explore Autumn.

Autumn this year has been beautiful. My almond tree is the first blossom out and this year I am going to try and beat the parrots to them. I have a plan. I hope it works. I like to encourage the birds in my garden, the blue wrens,the parrots, the finches and the honey eaters. But I also like my home grown fruit. So we need to draw a line in the sand, it will be interesting to see who is the victor.
I had these lovely photo's of Chloe taken at the Mt Lofty Botanical gardens in Autumn. This was her first experience of Autumn. She loves the outdoors. I enjoyed fussy cutting the leaves and the little critters amongst them.
I decided to use it for the The Bird Is The Word challenge.

I hope you enjoy my page.
Heather B.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Celebrate Turning 2.

The challenge on the Bird is the Word blog is to use the word Celebrate and use their sketch as well if you would like. I have based my page on the sketch and I have used some lovely photo's of Noah on his second birthday.I loved the little cars on this My little Shoebox paper and because Noah is so attracted to all things car and any thing mechanical I thought it was a good theme. He will walk around with a lid off a bottle and pretend it is a steering wheel and that he is driving it. He always brings a smile to your face.

I hope you enjoy my page.
Heather B