Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Creative Inspiration

So I got this one done really quickly this week! It's amazing what you can achieve sitting in the car waiting for children! I often visit Judy West's blog as she has some really stunning tangles/doodles that she uses. I was busy following her "distructions" for the latest challenge when I read the The Diva's challenge for this week! The two just worked together like they were planned.

Before tangles...

...after tangles! (The snake skin one is one of Judy's tangles but I can't remember the name, and the other one is one I made up yesterday!)

We spent the entire weekend at the beach as the weather was so divine. I, of course, had my book and camera handy, so played too!

Youngest gannet (left) with her best friend Therese

Eldest gannet doing what she loves...playing in the sea!

The eldest gannet also made hubby and I very proud yesterday. She was awarded the Best Performance by a Junior for her high jump at the interclass athletics competition held last week!

I'm going to try compelte another tangle before the weeks up, watch this space...!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Creative chaos

Greetings from a windfree...for a change...Fish Hoek! We are finishing my favourite part of our summer (January and February) where the weather is gorgeous with very little wind! And then to top it all, yesterday, we had rain all day!

The younget gannet had a fun and busy week, starting off with her Grade 5 camp from Monday to Wednesday. She had a ball - night hikes in the sanddunes, bird and snake talks, picnic lunches and walks to the Slangkop Lighthouse, and a potjiekos competition! The best part is that the camp is 20 mins from home! They all came home very tired, but very happy.
Michaela and Abbi when we arrived on Monday morning
My view of Hout Bay on the way home (with Chapmans Peak on the right)

 I watched a movie I've wanted to watch for ages and ages on Sunday last week: Inkheart....a man with a "Silver tongue" who, when he reads aloud, the characters come out the book! At the end of the movie, I see the movie is based on the book, so I start looking for the Kindle version, which turned out to be a bit expensive :(   Lo and behold, at our weekly visit to the public library on Friday afternoon, I see Inkheart and the sequel  -Inkspell on the returns shelf! So much excitement from my side, I even made myself a new bookmark!
The book with bookmark...
A close-up of the book mark I made.

Technologically speaking.....my hubby got his new iPhone 5 this week. The iPad I've been using has to go back to the office, so I've now appropriated his iPhone 4 and the stylus to use as a miniature iPad / iPod touch! Unfortunately I battle to use the phone because I have nails...long ones...and am therefore always pressing the wrong buttons when typing! So, I'm going to play with  my new toy instead :-D

Creatively, I'm playing with crochet cotton instead of wool (as it's a bit too hot to crochet with wool in the summer) and have been making these really cool bags! The green and yellow one is a slightly different style complete with a flap. It's a bit smaller too. Personally, I prefer the other ones. 

Finally, my entry into The Diva's weekly challenge. I got the idea from Ledenzer to use Dansk as the string! It was quite good fun creating this one, especially with the red accent!

Challenge #105: Dansk, Fife and Blossom

 I'm reeeeaaally enjoying using my new markers and pens and have a couple of coloured ZIA's/doodle combinations that I'm busy with. I always seem to have two or three designs on the go at the same time! Some of my favourite blog artists are featured on my side panel, look them up if you haven't already!

Til next week


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Oops...Challenge # 104

Hi everyone!

A short posting tody as it's been a very busy week! 

The eldest gannet swam in her first High School gala on Thursday and swam a really good time for her 50m backstroke, and then played her first water polo match for the U16s on Friday (she's only U14!!) which they won 16-0.

The youngest gannet goes on her first school camp tomorrow until Wednesday and is soooo excited - the clothes have been packed out since Monday last week!

My OOPS for this week, was in misreading the Diva's Challenge and doing string #37 instead of string #003. I tried some new patterns/tangles too and really enjoyed them!

I did a double tangle-one with a different colour....using my new micron 01 colours!
A close up of Tangles: cadent and puffle
A close up of Tangles: blossom and fang

See you next week