Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Red Earth Road Trip

I have been really slack and haven't blogged about our last 2 weeks on the Red Earth Road Trip.  Have completed and uploaded the entries in the nick of time though.  Looking back I have realised that I am 4 weeks behind - where does that time go!

Ok Week 2 we visited Lake Argyle WA and Mistra challenged us with a pink layout inspired by pink diamonds.

Our special item was some bling.  We also had to make a card with a bird:

Week 3 we visited Sydney - my home.  Susanne set this challenge.  It had to have a photo of family and use blue to represent the beautiful Sydney Harbour.  This week special item was a ticket.  I didn't get time to make a card for this one.

Last week, Week 4 was Tennant Creek.  Helen asked us to use spots and stripes to represent aboriginal art and earthy colours.  Our special item this week was gold brads (mine is in the centre of the lace flower).  As the photo is of Kaitlyn and her friends during Earth Hour this year I challenged myself to only use scraps.

And here is the card again using spots and stripes in earthy tones.  Gave this one to a special friend on her Birthday.

Ok now I am up to date.  This week, Week 5, we visited Dunk Island (would have absolutely loved to be there in real life).  Linda challenged us to use a water themed photo and blue. The special item this week was a butterfly.  I just love these photos of Kaitlyn at Shoal Bay.

And the card this week was to use tropical colours.  I gave this card to my sister for her Birthday.

Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments, I love reading them.

Kraft it up

Although I stalk the Kraft It Up! site all the time, I think this is the first challenge I have done!  The challenge for July was to get inspiration from this picture.

Here is my layout:

I have taken inspiration from the 3 cupcakes; flowers; the daintiness of the cake stand (using lace); and the polka dot pp as the table cloth.  I picked these photos to use the colours from the cupcakes, teal & pink, but it just fell into place using the red, black & cream. 

We had just bought out first digital camera and what a great way to "play" with it than spending the afternoon at the park.  The photos were taken in December 2003 - It's fun looking back at the photos of when the girls were young and to see where they are now 8 years later.