18 November 2017

A New Photographic Quote: Home...

Popping purple with this gorgeous iris photograph...

A new quote for you to use as a screensaver, or print, frame and gift.

Linking at:
Happiness is Homemade
Totally Terrific Tuesday

#quotes #iris #flowerphotography #spiritualquote

13 November 2017

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pots...

Well these Caramel Cheesecake Pots are an interesting taste for the tastebuds...

Sweet and salty from the salted caramel,
a little tart from the cheesecake middle layer,
and then cinnamon sweet again from the biscuit base.
All together a delicious dessert taste hit.

Full of yummy flavours...
Salted caramel or plain caramel.
You decide.
They may look like a mini morsel...
But believe me this is so rich,
mini is all you will need.
You'll find the recipe to print here.

#saltedcaramel #caramel #cheesecake #dessert #sweettreats #yum

10 November 2017

The Engagement...

So this week has been a teeny bit busy with a wonderful celebration of the engagement of my daughter April to Jordan.
This young man did so well with a personal, private down on one knee proposal.
I was honored to be asked to take the official engagement photographs for their public announcement.

The happy couple have given permission for me to share this happy event...
and the photo message shots we took.

The photo message board idea makes for a fun official engagement announcement.

We certainly had fun...even the cat photo bombed a few shots!

Linking at:

#engagement #photography #messagephotos  

6 November 2017

Gorgeous 'Ocean Beauty' Sheer Wrap...

Today I'm sharing this gorgeous wrap that I have designed.
It's modeled by my equally gorgeous daughter April. 

 This sheer wrap is perfect for all seasons.

Worn with a white cami singlet top in the warm seasons.
And with longer sleeves with extra under layers in the cooler seasons.

This design is taken from my original abstract oil painting called 'Ocean Beauty'.

The wrap fabric is soft and slightly sheer. 
And it flows beautifully.

Ocean Beauty Wraps are made to order,
 and are available via my Vida designer shop HERE.

The fact my daughter loves to wear my designs makes me one very proud happy artistic designer.


#artisticapparel #designerclothing #Fashion #wearart #nzbloggers #newzealsandartist

4 November 2017

DIY Carnation Pom Pom Flowers...

Tissue paper carnation pom pom flowers are so easy to make.
And they have a myriad of uses.
You can make a banner with them to decorate your homes decor or porch for celebrations:
pool parties, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers,
weddings, Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day....
And probably a whole lot more uses than I have listed here.
So let's get to the nitty gritty of how to create them.

Cut 6 layers of tissue paper into a 11cm by 16cm rectangle.

Concertina 2cm folds (over/under) as shown.

Cut ends to curve as shown.

Tie a string or thin ribbon to make hanger.
Tie loosely not tightly.
If you tie too tight it will make it much harder to pull out and separate the layers.

Pull each end out as if a fan.

Now carefully separate and fluff out each tissue layer.

 You can make the Carnation Pom Pom flowers out of any solid coloured or patterned  tissue paper.

Here I have used the carnation pom pom flowers to make a little banner.

They really are so delicate and pretty...

And here they are used as a Christmas decorations.

#carnation #paperflowers #craft #diy #pompoms