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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Cute tags and busy weekend !

I have celebrated a few birthdays this week including the big 40 for Cathy. I am sure she would be pleased to know that it is now official and on the web !! Her husband cooked for us and a couple of girl friends. It was such a good idea, a dinner between girls and cooked and served by a man. And it was delicious !
And today, Harry was invited to a Laser Run party. I had a bit of time, and had forgotten to by some cards so I decided to make pretty gift tags for the presents. They worked out better than I expected and only took me around 10 minutes to make so I will definitely do that again.

This week I also got time to make a page for the Sketchy Thursday July Guest Designer call. Here were the sketch and the brief:

This month your GDT layout must not only be based on the sketch above but must incorporate at least two aspects from the following bits of inspiration.

The approach of summer brings to mind...

juicy fruits...
We Heart It - Ola

cool popsicles...
We Heart It - Symptom

and patriotic treats.
We Heart It - Rachel Brandt

I struggled a bit with the three requirements. First I thought I would use the strawberries from SRM Stickers that I had won, but they were dipped in chocolate, so I had to carefully hide the chocolate bits under the pictures and then the patriotic treat... well, I know this is bit far fetched but these pictures were taken in Hyde Park, London, and it is a treat to go to the park, so " London " and "Park " is my Patriotic Treat !!

I really like the page, I like the colours and the pictures, I think it well balanced ( even if I say so myself !! ) and I love to see the kids being silly together, which they are very good at !! So anyway, here is my page..

Today Amelie took part in the Hampshire Junior Olympics. We had such a wonderful day. It was really well organised and we all had a fantastic time. Amelie's school was chosen to represent Hart for the swimming competition. The pool was packed and the atmosphere was electric. I was so great to see the kids competing and cheering friends along. Hart came a respectable 5th out of 10 teams which is good considering we are such a small village school. I just hope all the kids remember this day because it was pretty special and they all made us proud !! And Amelie didn't even stopped half way through or finished last but one !! She did really well and arrived it the top three in a couple of races. Go girl !!

She really enjoyed the opening ceremony and was waving like a pro !!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Anne XXX


  1. Anne that page is fantasic. It's gorgeous. I love the bright green and all the bits you've added and the string frame and perfect : )
    Glad you ad a good day, sounds fun. Well done Amelie. xxx

  2. You really have had a busy weekend, those tags are great and well done Amelie. That page is gorgeous, love the contrast of the green and red, it looks fantastic. Those dotty sections look brilliant too, are they done through sequin waste? Gorgeous gorgeous LO, glad you've entered and I really hope you get picked for the top 5. I'm not entering this month, hopefully I'll get chance next month :)

  3. How cute are those tags and such a great idea that I'm totally going to have to copy! Love the layout!!! The stamping, the colors, the pictures are all so fun!

  4. Anne - great layout - love your colours, and especially your red flowered tag. From one Anne to Another ...

    Anne Pennington

  5. Loving those tags and that LO!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the layers and the strawberries! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :) :):):):):):):):):):):):)