Friday, November 4, 2011

Home Again and.....Busy....Busy...!

Hi There Blogging Friends! I am back in my lovely home after travelling 20,000klms on an amazing trip through the Top End of Australia and, the entire state of Western Australia. It is a blessing to have covered so much territory safely and happily and I would recommend an "Aussie Outback Experience" to anyone.



Although we have been home for a few weeks; we haven't had a moment to sit idle. The fine red dust of the outback is like baby powder and settles in and on everything you have with you, while travelling so........it has been clean, clean, clean and there is still more to do.



However; I have taken a couple of breaks to finish off my swap commitments with my USA friends at 'Roses On My Table' and; to also finished my October challenge with my own local Papercraft Artist friends. Here are some pics.....



The final doll for the 'Le Papiere' Dolls swap at Roses was a Christmas doll to hang on a tree. I made the first one to send..... then; I made this second one "just for fun". See how you can play around with the arms and legs...I love doing that!



The tag swap group at Roses had a Christmas Tag for December; here is mine....

Then; the main theme was 'Statues' and............as I started this one while I was travelling, I had to mock up a statue so; I was inspired by the Helen Reddy song "I am Woman" to create a statue dedicated to Women.

The final swap for the year for the Roses ATC group was 'Holidays' and.......as most Australians head for the beach during the hot weather over the Christmas season, I made mine as 'Holiday by the Seaside'.

here is a close up of one....that is some Western Australia beach sand in the bottom left hand corner.


Finally, my local group had the theme 'Anything French' for their October challenge, so; I decided to create some Paris dresses and put them on cards.







It's time to get serious now and return to my textile design work....I've pulled out some gorgeous fabrics and am in full contemplation.....well......it's a start.....isn't it??

12 comments:

  1. Welcome back home. You must have so many wonderful memories after such a big trip. YOu certainly haven't wasted any time in getting back into your crafty mode. I just love all your latest creations. Your swap partners will be very spoilt.

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  2. Thanks for visiting me. Love yr paper doll and all those amazing ATCs. Fabulous. take care, gerri

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  3. Oh my gosh I'd say youve been a busy little bee since you returned, Beautiful works!
    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway. I've included you in the bonus as well
    hugs Lynn

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  4. Welcome home. It sounds like a trip of a lifetime. You have covered many miles and seen many places. Your papercraft is beautiful. Some people will be very happy with their swap items.

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  5. A warm welcome home Judith. You certainly clocked up some km's. We just did 4,800 kms on our outback adventure and thought we had gone a long way!!! :-) It has been lovely reading about your travels and WA sounds great. You didn't waste any time and have produced some beautiful art too. Good for you.

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  6. Judith, you trip sounds so amazing. I pray to get to your beautiful country some day.

    You must have missed creating because your pieces are wonderful!!

    I'm packing your order right now....xo Rhonda

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  7. Hi Judith, just wanted to let you know you won some stamps in my giveaway, shoot me an email and I'll get them right out
    hugs Lynn

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  8. Hi Judith, I want to say thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and for entering my giveaway. I love your cards, layouts, pictures of the wildflowers etc. I think it is so wonderful meeting people that live outside the US and realizing that women everywhere like to do the same things as the women here. Sincerely, Your new friend from Nevada Michele

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  9. Hi Judith Wow you have been busy and I love all your projects especially love your paper dolls !!!

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  10. Wow!!! Judith, you have been busy, beautiful projects.

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  11. Love the little paper doll! Please stop by Quill Cottage, you are a winner! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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