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Introducing Wishpom

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by Susannah

The Butterflyrocket blog has been asleep for some time now and I am trying to split my Design business from Vintage Image Collection and other arty/crafty endeavors. As a result, I’d like to introduce you to my new ‘baby’. Welcome to Wishpom. I’ll slowly be moving some of the content here across along with lots of new things!



30 posts in 30 days: zine giveaway

Monday, November 30th, 2009 by Susannah

Set those Butterfly Rocket* fireworks alight, this is my 30th post in 30 days! I have successfully completed the Nablopomo challenge for November! To celebrate I am going to giveaway one of my ‘Cut.Paste’ zines. To enter, leave a comment below. I will leave the comments open for 7 days (I will happily post it internationally).

Zine Giveaway

Now this could be rather embarrassing as I have only had several comments in thirty days (Mum you’re in with a shot LOL!). The comments thing doesn’t really bug me as I do receive lovely emails, verbal validation and the site stats reveal a little of what’s going on. I really do blog mostly for my own enjoyment and to share the things I love hoping that someone out there loves them too!

The zine is small, but like the blog full of goodies that I adore including 6 removable mini postcards and a tiny ‘Clown Fairy’ print….

Blog mini postcards and treats

…and three Butterflyrocket badges! I really do love my badgemaker. Love it!

Zine Badges

So go ahead, leave a comment below and you might get it by Christmas!

*a butterfly rocket really is a fire cracker!
** The Cut.Paste edition is a variation of a zine I made in this swap conducted a while ago by Nikki-shell. So if you have one of these already it is pretty similar, but a tiny bit different and it was sold during an exhibition earlier in the year.


I’ll get Eloise to draw the winner out of a ‘hat’ tomorrow. Thanks for the lovely comments ladies! I have more posts coming very soon, I’ve been a bit caught up with December festivities over the past few days and have a huge week ahead with a certain little birthday girl turning 5 next Sunday!

Wish I was here…

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by Susannah

…right now…maybe not with the heat we’ve been having…but a nice 25degrees and a gentle sea breeze…yes that would be nice!

Tathra Beach September 2009

{Tathra Beach September 2009}

I do like to be beside the seaside…

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 by Susannah

WeeklyGem 21

Featured Gem 21
Real Photo Postcard
‘Beside the Seaside’

Date: Unknown
People pictured: Unknown
Postcard Back: blank/unused

Notes: I really do find seaside images quite delightful. The fashion gives us a fabulous glimpse into the past, and the people pictured usually look like they’re laughing and joking around! Just look at these couples…they look like they’re having a great old time! Visually I also like the figure wading in up to their waist in the background. Off to trace the exact dates by tracing the swimwear fashion….the back of the card is unfortunately blank.

My other baby…

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 by Susannah


I have a deadline tomorrow and will be up until all hours tonight so I just thought I would sneak this post in with 10 minutes to spare before pumpkin time. This is my lovely Caitlin at Tathra Beach in September. She’s such a gem. She’s not well tonight and has been a bit under the weather since Friday with a tummy bug. It’s been a long week with not much sleep and we all can’t wait until the weekend!

I do however have a treasure trove of goodies to photograph in the morning for Thrifty Thursday. I am quite pleased with my latest haul of little things so stay tuned and cross your fingers I get time to get the camera out tomorrow!

  • Featured Gem

    Images like these shouldn't be tossed in an old box under the house! Click the thumbnail above to see the latest image to have found a home in my collection. For more information see the 'featured gem' category.

  • Participate

    Thrift Challenge Thrift Challenge Zine Swap
  • Read

    Big Sister, Little Sister
    Leuyen Pham
    Charming story with gorgeous illustrations and beautifully designed pages.

    Artful Paper Dolls
    Terry Taylor
    'New ways to play with a traditional form'. Very inspiring!
  • Listen

    Little Songs
    David Usher

    Parades and Panoramas
    Dan Zanes