Sunday, October 17, 2010

Into My Fairy Garden Come

Here is my take on 'Scrap that Poetry' poem this fortnight. I had this page half finished when I left the DT, so I managed to finish it off last night. the poem for inspiration is .....

There is Another Sky
by Emily Dickenson

There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields—
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!

You have until October 31st at 10 am EST! to link your entry to the post. So, come on join in......

Here is my take, I used the last line of the poem and I put a spin on it as my title.

Into my Fairy Garden come

The Fairies are my Jenna and Rachel both aged 4yrs

What do you think?


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Before I kick the bucket

I thought I would like to share my 'Bucket List' from last months challenge at Soul Scrappers with all the ladies from AAM (All About Me) Here is my layout for the 'It's All About Me' challenge blog about making your 'Bucket List' - class.

You can find the challenge blog at

One of the designers 'Mo' made this fantastic mini book about her list. You just have to check it out! If you have a bucket list Why dont you come and share it with us all at AAM :)


Here is my entry for amy's THC18 challenge...'Your Bucket List' at 'Soul Scrappers' the deadline is the 17th September, so if you would like to join in you still have plenty of time :)

You can find amy's challenge here

'Before I Kick the Bucket''

My list has been in my head for a long time and it was glad to get it out artistically on paper. I have achieved a lot in my 52 years, like marriage, raising kids, travel, interesting job, water sking, etc......

This list incorporates the things I hope I can achieve........ some are crazy, some are quirky, some are down right stupid but thats what life is all about :)

I painted the galvanised bucket, onto another art piece for my laundry so, I took a photo, and then cut it out for this project. (I will upload and show you shortly :)
I added a sexy leg with diamond embellies on the black heels, the stripey leggings just look so 'me' lol
I added a sea of flowers and then stuck a R.I.P tombstone, cross, skulls and the grim reaper :(
I scattered some of my listed'bucket list ' items through out the sea of flowers.

This is my list.......

High Tea with the Queen

Visit Niagra Falls

Travel to Turkey and explore the Roman Ruins

Finish my Family Tree

Finish my mum’s book – Melvie’s memoirs

Stay a week at a Spa Resort

Volunteer for World Vision

Travel through Europe

Visit the Guggenheim museum in Spain

Visit the Pyramids in Egypt

Finish projects around the house

Have a small acting role in a play.

Have a scrapbooking page published

Swim with Dolphins

Get a small Tattoo

Work in an Antique Store

Here is a close up

And here is my painted washboard that I took the galvanised bucket idea from....

Here is the washboard painting I did for my laundry, I used the galvanised bucket for amy's THC18 'Bucket List' challenge. I took a pic and turned it on its side, and then cut it out.

Cheers and thanks for looking