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Friday, 7 October 2011

Another Freaking scrapbook challenge.

Just a quick one! Really busy with my daughter's birthday that seems to last forever !! Last weekend I treated her to a surprise trip to London to see Wicked and this weekend is her birthday sleepover. She has one every year with a couple of friends and they usualy behave pretty well. For some strange and rather stupid reasons I have decided to give her room a make over. Excuses like, you know she is growing up now and needs a proper desk and grown up curtains... and suddenly it is the whole room that needs changing. I was busy today making new curtains, yes, MAKING !! with a sewing machine, proud or what !! They look good but I wonder if they are a bit long, anyway, back to scrapping !!

I managed to make a page for Another Freaking Scrapping Challenge. I have meant to enter their challenges for a long time and support Anne in her venture but I have never had the time, so this month, I made it my mission !!
So here was the brief:
scrap your school days – your own school days incorporating three of: a photo of you back in the day, or a momento from those years , perhaps: a song title, lyrics or album cover from that era, your favourite school subject, or a page from one of your texts, diaries or notebooks , a scan or your yearbook – whatever is representative of your school days. Maybe you could include a memory of those days in your blog posting. We'd prefer if you scrap your own school days - as we like to encourage our followers to scrap about themselves to leave a legacy for their family - but you can scrap your children's school days if you prefer.

I also saw another challenge on Scrap Fit that I thought I could use where this week, you have to write your journalling around something.

And because I might as well try to fit in as many challenges as I can when I am busy, I thought I could try Scrapbookers Anonymous where this month, the lovely Lea and her friends encourage you to use die cuts !

And this is what I came up with:

The journalling is about ten Things I remember from my school years, ranging from the name of my favorite teachers to the games I liked to play. This photo really makes me smile as it looks very much like a picture of my little boy and both my children looked puzzled when they saw my page. Why would Harry be in that classroom ?!! The little people are cut from old sewing books of the 1970 and the dominoes are there because I used to love playing this game with my grandad, again and again.

I hope that you have a nice weekend. Think about me when the girls are still giggling and chatting at 2 in the morning !!

Take care


PS. Thank you to the very lovely ladies at Sketch in Thyme who chose me as their favourite this month, I will definitely play again soon.


  1. Hey Anne,
    My gosh, doesn't Harry look like you.
    Cute page. Love all the documenting x

  2. très jolie page. J'adore les papiers que tu as choisis, la manière de les assembler, les dominos... bravo !

  3. Et les sous-pulls, c´était pas des favoris? Et les billes, et le jeu à l´élastique??
    Et comment ça tu couds des rideaux toute seule...Qu´est-ce que je vais faire moi maintenant? Bisous Gwen

  4. What to say, but OH MY GOSH!!!! This is stunning! Love absolutley everything about your layout. Totally amazing, way to go! Thanks for coming along ang playing at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future! Donna :-)

  5. Love your page, Anne! That banner is so cute and I love all the details you have put on. Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

  6. Anne - great to have you play along with us at another Freaking scrappy challenge ... Loving your overall design, your photo and your vintage embellishments!!!

    So glad to have you play along with us also at Scrapbookers Anonymous - your work is wonderful!!!

  7. What a beautiful layout! Love all the vintage die cuts and how the journaling goes across the dress form. Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookrs Anonymous!!!

  8. Love this LO, such a sweet photo and I love the different elements, especially the people from the sewing books :) I hope your daughter enjoyed her birthday sleepover :)

  9. Wow! I absolutely love this! Just fantastic! Tks. for playing along with us!

  10. wow this is so funky, fun and full of magic ...love it Ann, hugz x

  11. Gorgeous LO, love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxxx

  12. Anne - could you contact me please at anne.pennington@xplornet.com? Thanks!

  13. love the tiny details all over this- the dominoes , the little children so super cute- so glad you joined us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

  14. this is so cute!!! I love the banner with the dominoes. so many fun elements to go along with that photo. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)