Austock Photo is Live!

Last year I filled in an application form to become a contributor to AustockPhoto a solely Australian based stock photography site. I was accepted as a contributor and over the past few months have been slowly building my collection of images. The website is now live and images are on sale!

Here is a link to my personal profile http://www.austockphoto.com.au/photographers/nicolehastings

and if you want to check out the full site

www.austockphoto.com.au

Houzz Feature Article

A while back I posted a few photos of my home’s interior with the hashtag #meetmyhouzz not thinking much of it, I received an email from the team at Houzz asking if I would like to feature our home on their website. I did a little panic as our home is a work in progress and so far only the kitchen has progressed but I though, why not, this is real life, most people don’t live in fully renovated houses that appear in designer magazines, and if they do they mustn’t have children or pets haha! So here is my real life 🙂

Bring your colouring to life with Crayola Colour Alive

This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Crayola

Colouring just got real!  My two youngest children aged 5 and 10 had fun with the new range of Crayola Color Alive books.  Now packaged with crayons, they coloured to their hearts content!

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The crayons included contain one special crayon that lights up with special effects once scanned with the app.  Each pack contains a different special effect depending on the character pack you choose.  We got to test out the comic symbols for Marvel Avengers, fire for Mythical Creatures, ice sparkles for Disney Frozen and Pixie Dust for Enchanted Fairies.

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There are 7 crayons included but you can use any Crayola crayons that you may already have to do your drawings.

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After we downloaded the app to our iPad, we had fun bringing this little dragon to life.  It was really impressive the way the app caught the colours from the drawing!

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You can make him BIG or small, breath fire and move around.  Each character does a different thing when you touch it, you can also save the character to the app so you can play with it later without scanning the page again.

Color Alive packs are only $7.99 and have a range to suit every little person’s taste.  Each book has 16 pages of fun.

My daughter and i even made a video tutorial, now I may be a photographer, but being a videographer is a whole different ball game!

If you want to check out the full range of Crayola products you can do that here at www.crayola.com.au