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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Happy Birthday to me !!

It was my birthday yesterday. ( yes do feel guilty if you forgot !! ) ( Only joking !! ) and I was very lucky to receive lots of lovely presents including two amazing parcels. Those who know me will know that I always get very excited when I receive parcels with lovely stamps as I know they either come from my Mum in France or my Sister in Germany. Well, it as my lucky day as I had one of each !! Both were filled with scrapbooking goodies including gorgeous stamps from Kesi'Art, ribbons, and masking tapes, a super duper punch and brads. It felt like Christmas, only even better, because at Christmas you always end up with stuff that you never wanted in the first place !!

Anyway, because it was my Birthday I allowed myself to eat sweets all day ( liquorice allsorts and chocolate mints!! ) and do not very much more than scrapbook!! Well, I had to try my new stuff. So I decided to use a sketch I had seen in French magazine a while ago, that used paint and masking tape. Masking tape is quite big in France, I love it but it is quite expensive. I also decided to use a photo of Andrew I had secretly kept of a day he had to go to some offices in London and had to have his picture taken to be allowed in the building. I like the picture but I know he doesn't!! It was perfect for the new challenge at Scrap Fit :

Workout #44 - Stand By Your Man
We all have at least one man in our lives that we love! So lets dedicate this challenge to him! Don’t be afraid to think out side box with this.  I am sure your husband/boyfriend , father and son quickly come to mind but maybe there is another man who is dear to you like Tim Holtz or Brad Pit???  Have fun with this but be sure to make this a ‘mans’ layout so give it a manly/rough/rugged look and feel.

I decided to make it messy purposely as Andrew is quite .. ( very..) messy ! I was brave and used paint and gesso and all the things that normally scare me but I like the result. I loved using the making tape and I could easily get addicted ! So here is my page...

And since I was wearing my apron and I had already repainted half of the kitchen with my attempts to make splashes of colours, I decided to enter the new challenge at These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things. Here is the brief this month..

So EXCITED about today's prompt! These are a Few of My Favorite Photos!!! What is your FAVE photo?? Can you choose just one?  Or do you have a few that you just want to share?? Whatever your FAVE photo, we want to see it! :):):):):):):):):):)

It is difficult to choose just the one picture but I love this picture of the four of us in France. The setting was wonderful and peaceful and it was our anniversary so it is very special. I used the same idea as the first sketch but used my new stamps a bit more. I really, really love them. You will see them lots, they are so versatile. So here is my lay out:

Well, enough talking for today, I have TK Maxx voucher to spend !

Have a lovely day!

Anne XXX


  1. Happy belated Birthday!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee both of your lo's... loving the paint on them and loving the layers too!! thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I didn't know it was your birthday!! Happy Birthday Lovely Anne.
    Sound like you had a fun day : )
    Your pages are totaly gorgeous!!

  3. These are both gorgeous pages! What a fun birthday you had! Thanks for playing with us at Fave Things!

  4. Gorgeous layouts, love the paint and masking tape in the first, it's a great masculine page. Lovely photo for the second layout, and those stamps do look good. Happy Belated Birthday :)

  5. Wow - loving that photo, and loving how you used your stamps. Great layout!!! Thanks for playing along with Fave Things!!!!

    P.S. - and loving your name ... lol ...

    Anne Pennington

  6. Happy Birthday!!! Loving both of your layouts!!! Such great colour and textures!!! Thanks for playing along with us at These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things.