Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Margaret River Cow Parade!!

In May for the Mother's Day weekend I went down south to Margaret River to see Mum.  Unbeknown to me Margaret River and surrounding towns had been invaded by Cows of the fibeglass kind.

The cows have been created by various artists and went on display back in March/April of this year and in July they will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to charity.  Here is a link to the Margaret River Cow Parade.  On the welcome page there is a link to all of the cows that have been created.  I was only able to photograph a few of them.  There has been an  absolutely amazing the amount of thought, preparation and work that has gone into these beauties.  They are all  incredible.  Anyhow here is a photo of the ones that I actually saw.

Going left to right from top I will give you their names:
I've been everywhere cow                                         Margaret River Visitors Centre
Mooses (Rescue Cow)                                              Last seen at Visitors Centre but moves around
Moothane Factory                                                     Margaret River Timber and Hardware
Vineyard Cow                                                            Quest
Something to Crow About                                         Margarets Forest
Brahman the Barman                                                 Margaret River Hotel
The Winemaker (Half Full Cow)                                Watershed
Dame Edna Tea Patty                                                IGA
Pharmooist                                                                Chemmart

The work in these alone was fabulous.  The Pharmooist Cow was covered in hundreds and thousands of different coloured plastic juice type bottle tops, huge amount of work.  I took the photo from the street side as unfortunately some lovely person/s had picked off some of the lids from the otherside. 

My most favourite cow was the Moothane Factory.  All the parts moved and somehow they had connected it up so that everynow and then it spewed out methane gas, very clever. 

 I spent a lovely morning strolling up the main street looking at these creations and then in the afternoon my sister and I took Mum and Dad and my sister's Mother In Law  to the Watershed Vineyard for a most delightful afternoon tea.  It was a little chilly so it was very nice to sit behind glass walls with the warmth of the afternoon sun behind us. 

Thanks for dropping by, hope that you have had a wonderful day.

A touch of Vintage!!

Over at Scraptivate they have a monthly challenge.  This months challenge was Vintage.  Here  is my contribution to this theme.  I have created an ATC.

I have used a little lace, some pearls, a hand made crocheted flower, a found pearl ended pin, an antique button that came from my MIL's button collection, and I have used shrinky with the new Tim Holtz die which has been highlighted with Treasure Gold - copper.  I inked around the edge with frayed burlap and used a little more of the copper treasure gold.

I hoped you enjoyed looking, have a brilliant day and thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where has the time gone!

Wow!  I can't believe it has been that long since I last posted.  I haven't done a lot of crafting over the last month but I will share with you what I have done.

There has recently been another round of U Stamp with Dawn & friends this time using the Big Shot.  There was as usual some very creative projects put forward and here is my take on just two of them.

This is my take a gorgeous project put up by Danielle Daws.  It is a little picnic basket a perfect little gift box for that something special.

This little book is my take on a project by Natasha Zandbergen .  It is perfect to carry in your handbag or as Natasha said in your glove box.  Opened it has 2 little stacks of note paper that can be removed and used to leave a note.

Both of these projects used Stampin up products to complete including the Sizzix clear square scallop die and the top note die the for basket.

This gorgeous little basket is from the last round of U Stamp Spring Soiree which I have just finished.  It is my take on a beautiful project by Kirsty Brown.  I used a blue and brown theme for mine as I am going to
 give it my Dad for part of his father's day present.  I will fill it up with his favourite vege seeds and some gardening hand products, perfect. 

I have also completed another week on the Gothic Arch Challenge at  Inkurable Stampers.  I am a little behind I think they are currently upto week 7 or 8 at the moment, but I have week 4 almost finished and with the school holidays just around the corner shouldn't take too long to catch up.


This was Makeesha's recent sketch challenge #27 which I unfortunately didn't have time to post before the deadline.  This was for my MIL's birthday and I finally got to use the new Vintage Vogue stamp  from Stampin Up.  Just love how it turned out.  All products used were from Stampin up with the exception of the g/g ribbon and prima pearls.

I won't leave it as long between posts next time.  Thanks for dropping bye, I will be back shortly with some photos that I took on a recent trip to Margaret River of their Cow Parade.