Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Easter

After a very lovely four day holiday, absolutely perfect weather time for the latest challenges.

First some news, the very lovely Amanda asked me to be guest designer for April at my favouritest place, The Studio. Being spring in the northern Hemisphere (I am missing warmer weather already...) the theme was New Life. I took the photo of this mother and her ducklings while on one of my bike rides around the lake. Bird life abounds in spring time, and these along with the moorhen chicks are the cutest. Have to say am not a big swan fan, a bit gangly as chicks and just plain scary when grown up!!

The latest Butterfly Crafts challenge is up. Who knew I would ever post a picture of Avril Lavigne on my blog but there we go. The challenge is to take inspiration from the ad. I don't really do hot pink so I kept that to a minimum, just some misting, but took to the black and the sparkles to show off my latest addition to my shoe cupboard. i went looking for some lovely winter shoes, preferably red, and came out with sparkly black sandals, how could I resist? So still looking for my red shoes.

And finally my first Easter LO for Sketchy Thursdays. I went digital for this one, loved the way the egg's reflection shone off the shiny bowl.

We had one of the best Easters yet. We stayed home (unlike most of Canberra) and had a nice sleep in. We then jumped in the car and headed out to Mt Majura to catch the end of the 24hr Australian mountain bike championships (those people are certifiable) but a lovely relaxing walk in the woods for us.

Back for our traditional Easter egg Hunt, miraculously all eggs were accounted for, some sort of record, the birds usually score a few.

Geoff and I then had a lovely ride around the lake, then dragged the kids out for a family quick ride, we even convinced Matt to come along.

The evening was spent playing card games and Cluedo although Geoff and I got quite tetchy with a late one on one game of Uno and interpretations of rules (surely I am always correct???).

All in all a fab weekend.
Hope yours was the same. xx


Bev said...

Love all your layouts and that photo does look awesome on the Sketchy Thursdays layout

Irini said...

Congrats on the studio 101 guest designer spot WTG!!
Love the sparkly sandals!
Love your layouts inparticular the digi Easter layout...
Easter sounded perfect and of course YOU ARE ALWAYS CORRECT!!! LOL

Luna said...

Great shoes - better wear them somewear equaly fancy soon.
Hey, we also had a family game of Uno over the weekend that ended in recriminations (sadly between the adults). Also Archie must learn the value of not showing everyone his cards...
Ps Have just bought some red shoes off ebay!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

congrats on the GDT...that is awesome!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee all your lo's...the photos are BEAUTIFUL!!! thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with sketchy thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)