Monday, November 23, 2009

More flooding photos.....

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we travelled to Leitrim over the weekend to check out the house and make sure we were not flooded. This was some of the scenes that we saw over the weekend. Luckily our house was fine, but there was so many houses flooded and fields upon fields of flooding in the country that it's hard to comprehend.

Above those are tree tops in a field that is not a lake!

Benches nearly completely covered with water... and below a life buoy, which would normally be above the water level!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

I've been busy - again!!

My life is a bit mad sometimes, with the two little ones who are just a handful, I have to literally bargain time away to do anything like food or Christmas shopping. I really had to stretch myself to get time to do these photoshoots, the above one is one of my friends, sisters new baby and her big sister... The baby was only a few days old, and wow she was just under 6lb in weight. Her sister arrived just as we were finishing and jumped into the last few shots. The mum is delighted and it's a great reminder of when there are so little.

The next ones are some of the photos that I took of baby Mille, (again I know!!) but she poses so well for me!! This was some taken on her Christening day, and I got some lovely ones of her big sisters (3 of them!) and the whole family, they are great to work with and are helping me learn my skills!

So two days and nearly 400 shots later, two happy families and one tired Michelle!!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Cyber crop - very photo heavy!!

I've been working away like a little beaver on the house below, I was really happy with the way it turned out - currenly it's being beaten into 2nd place in the competition, but I still loved making it and it's not the winning, it's the taking part!! (or so they say!)....

Here is the LO that I did for the same cyber crop, this one is winning (I think!), so delighted with that.....

This was a class - which I loved and really love the LO....

This was a class too - doodling, which I find hard as I'm too anal, and hate making mistakes, and doodling looks too untidy for me.

This was a challenge - Tin Man, using metal and a heart.....

This one was a class and at first I looked and decided too hard, and then came back for another look and liked it!

This is a class from Annette (Voodoo Vixen!) and her colours were all dark blues, but this is my take on it and it will be finished with the photos that I took of baby Mille on her Christening day.

This was a sketch challenge....
This was a challenge to use gingham ribbon....

so I was a busy bear and thanks to everyone who voted for me....

Nite all......

Monday, November 2, 2009

Oh the things you see at Halloween.... We had tea in pub in Malahide and this is what I spotted when I was paying the bill. I laughed and took out my camera and the guy who did it came over and asked me to buy him a pint for the photo! - now I did consider it, but at nearly €6.00 I quickly took the photo, laughed and left!

We live near the Botanic Gardens and took a trip there on Halloween to see their display and let the kids run around while the weather was dry for an hour. It was a quick drive home and into the costumes and I am such a bad mum - we kept putting off buying a pumpkin, as wanted to get one near the day, so I it would not turn to mush once carved and last a bit longer, and we were not able to find any, so kids were not impressed....
Our neighbours dog wearing the babies hat, dog happy to wear baby never kept it on!

A very quick card for my MIL, I just sat and looked and looked at this and could not get it to come together, where as I am best not making things under pressure, prefer to make them when the mojo strikes. Where as the one below was one for my mum and this one came together easy as I was prepared and had an idea what I was going to do. I even remembered from years ago how to make a ribbon rose and it sat nicely on the card.

The last one for tonight is one I made for my aunt, she likes to have a set of cards for Thank you, on hand and as she is really good at sending me magazines and stash from Florida, I like to keep on her good side and make up batches of cards for her and this is one of the set that I made, all on the same lines but different colour ways.

Night all - settling down to do a LO, (not done any for ages!) for the UKS Cybercrop, and have ordered the Mystery kit and will be planning for that too! So no cards, or mini books for me over the next few days, just LO's and boy am I happy to be doing it!