My lack of posting in my blog has me wondering where my head is at. But over the past two months I have been wrapped up in creating ATC cards for my swaps. I think I bit off more than I can chew, but I have finally completed them and sent them on their way to my hostess. I should get a whack of cards back before Christmas.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
I sat at the computer, deep in concentration of my subject matter, when I looked up and out the window. I saw the most beautiful sunset scene in front of me. So very different and so colourful. I keep my camera beside me, ready to take pictures of my crafting things, so I quickly snapped this photo before nightfall closed in. And I only had moments to spare. It was gone within minutes.
|BEAUTY COMES IN FLEETING MOMENTS|
Posted by NormaJ at 13:37
Monday, 22 September 2014
The one thing about joining swaps is that you never know what is expected of you. In this case, I was handed a theme that was way out of my box and there were no ideas, other than bright colours, in my mind.
This card came out of no where. I had the paper, the brads and bits and pieces lying on my desk to do something with. The theme was from Paula Best, artist. We were to get inspiration from her. Anyway, from an empty head and scraps this is my card.
Posted by NormaJ at 11:30
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Fall is almost here and I have joined another swap group and am busy creating my themes. So I picked up the scissors and glue this week and began again. Here are some of the cards I have finished.
This one is for the theme:
Vintage Fairy Tales.
I chose Tom Thumb because I love butterflies, so it fit in perfectly
with my likes. It is raised on dimensionals for a 3D effect, and I
placed a grey shadow behind it to make it pop some more.
Lace and pearls and pink roses.
Vintage Back to School
I wanted an old look so I mounted the image on
cardboard and distressed the edges with my scissors.
The girl is raised from the background and I added
the apple with the scholarly worm for a humorous effect.
Posted by NormaJ at 16:39
Saturday, 9 August 2014
I want to share some lovely photos that my niece took. Emilie Pallick is almost 15 and loves to take photos whenever she can. Here are some of her photos in a a day in her life.
(CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENHANCE THEM FOR VIEWING)
BLOWING IN THE WIND:
THE DOCKS: Westminster Quay
I take my camera on some of my outings too. Not all the photos turn out the way I see them,
but Emilie has an eye for interesting things. Fun can be had in the simplest things and in the eyes
of the beholder. But a picture captures the moment, a memory for the keeping.
Posted by NormaJ at 16:43
Saturday, 2 August 2014
My granddaughters have been enjoying the beach, lakes and pools around us and I do envy their youth. But as much as I would like to join them, sunshine is not my forte. (Age being a big factor).
But I get out for a few minutes to do my chores, like shopping, and going to restaurants etc. Can't
hibernate in the house every day, now can I? But
it is cool, I must say. To another day, adieu.
Posted by NormaJ at 16:23
Friday, 1 August 2014
Well, it looks like I haven't been a good blogger, as my visitor list is gone. I am sorry folks if that is the reason. I can only say that life got in the way so I ignored my blog and my creative side has taken a long sabatical. For those still following, although I may not see it, thank you for visiting me. I am hoping that I will find the inner me to start creating again and have something to show for my efforts. Although with the two heat waves we have had on the coast, I haven't the energy to move, let alone create. I will return.
Posted by NormaJ at 16:32