Monday, December 3, 2007

Photo Shoot Fun

I had a friend come over last week to have some photos taken of her beautiful baby girl. While Kylie takes great photos herself, it is really hard to organise a baby and take the photo. So she enlisted my help (which I was stoked about) and we had some fun for several hours.
She was such a good baby. So many outfit changes and position changes and Ellie handled it beautifully. I love the fabric in these next photos.
I have five different designs in the fabric and even took photos of the boys on some of them.
I would love to do a photography course in the near future. I can't believe how much I enjoy it. It was great fun doing it with Kylie, because she 'gets it'. Having her into it as much as I was made it really easy to chop and change settings etc. Here is the beautiful Elizabeth again after we got her to sleep. Kylie really wanted one of her on her tummy, which we got eventually but it took ALOT of work....that girl doesn't like her tummy!
Can't wait until she is sitting up now. Will steal her away for another shoot!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Pirate Sam

Finished this page of Sam tonight.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Chairs with a View

Thought I would try my hand at a new header for this site. I wished I had remembered sizing from last time (scrap alley blog)....would have saved me some fiddling. But eventually got the size how I wanted it and I really kinda like this photo. It was taken in Newcastle up on a cliff in front of an old terrace fenced off ready for knock down. These chairs had the best view in Newcastle.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Got busy last night and created this:

Friday, October 26, 2007


Papers & embellishments ~ Beautiful You by J Sprague
Hand Stamped Alpha ~ Michelle Coleman

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Spring Splashin

The boys had a fab time splashin' in the little wading pool last week. Always a good photo opportunity!!

Heres my little one:

Heres my middle one:

And here they are having THE BEST time!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lights, Camera, ACTIONS!!

I love ACTIONS. I love being able to do that little bit extra. Found these free actions just by googling 'free photoshop actions' and you can download them here. I have just been having the best fun playing with them. Time to go back to all those old baby photos and make them special! This one uses Gavins softly action.

This one uses Gavins infared action and I have adjusted the curves when finished. Original photo can be seen here.
This one shows before and after using A2D (Addicted 2 Digital) Sky Enhancer action.

I could play all day.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Love this....

photo. Took it last year sometime and found what I had done with it tonight. (It is also featured on the page of Samuel down below). I just love playing with photos and making them something special.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I Love Being a Mum!

Was inspired by a blog I was reading tonight and quickly whipped up this page of my little ones. I truely LOVE being their Mummy, it has to be the best thing I have ever done (and am doing!) in my life.

Kit ~ K Miller Designs *All Organic
Alpha ~ Michelle Coleman
Font ~ Virginie

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sew Fun!

Having heaps of fun sewing this little number (maybe in another 12 months it will be finished). Also excited by using 'Brushes' on this digi scrapped page. It has taken me ages to get my head around them and I finally get it!! They are just like stamps or punches in traditional scrapping. Easy (when you get it!).

Inked Edge ~ C Smith
Card & Paper ~ F Jardine
Stamped Flourish ~ K Pertiet
Hand Stamped Alpha ~ M Coleman

Friday, August 31, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007


These photos were taken last year down a little path near our house. Samuel has become my
'dandelion boy'. He just loves them and I created these pages over a period of time until I felt they were just right.

Kiss, Kiss

Kisses from my baby!! Gotta love 'em.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Here's my Boy

Achieved the impossible. My mission this weekend was to take a good photo of Jackson. 457 photos later and I really like this one. Yes, I took 457 photos in one day. Yay for digital photography.

I have applied the OptikVerve Lab 'Glamour' filter to this one.

The image is found!

This would have to be my favourite place to watch. The company is The Image is Found and they are an American couple who take absolutely stunning photography. This is their blog and I just LOVE IT!! How fantastic would it be to take photos like this:

And as they take wedding photos, they have this 'trademark' you could say, where they take a photo of the rings with something quirky. Like this:This photo won gold for the ceremony category in wedding photojournalist assosciation and you can see why:
Love their work and find it inspirational.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Good idea, no motivation

Well this turned out to be a bit of a dud idea. Can't seem to fit the whole idea of photographing someone else idea into my life at the moment. And over at Her Space, My Space they have gone on holidays.

So, here's my new idea. Alley Space is now going to be where I put all my photos that I have taken that I LOVE. And to journal links to places about photography that I like. And also to showcase my Scrapbooking Pages.......Alley Space is going to be all about the things that are in 'my space'.

Here are today's entries:
These were taken on the weekend when we went on our bush walk at Katandra Reserve. I am finding it really difficult to get a good photo of Jackson at the moment. That will be my photography mission this week! Go Photograph!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Berries & Hat



Saturday, June 16, 2007


by a blog I found tonight called Her space: My space, I thought it might be fun to play along. So tomorrow I am off to find a hat and challenge my photography skills.