spoonful of sugar

Monday, 7 November 2011

Lovely weekend.

I have just had a very nice weekend.
Saturday I went to our local crop with a bunch of my anonymous friends. ( We all know who they are !! ) We had a really nice time. Lots of cups of tea as usual and delicious cakes made by Claire ( One of the anonymous ones !! ). This time, we had the privilege to have Lisa, teaching us how to use paint and mist to create a vintage look. As you can imagine, this is completely out of my comfort zone ! We had to cut without scissors and without measuring, spray without knowing what it would look like and generally paint and glue the whole lot. I love the result, I think it is so clever. And it kind of looks like the sketch on Sketchy Thursdays ! So here is the sketch...

And here is my page...

In the afternoon of the crop, we had the lovely Suzanne teaching us how to do a novelty box. I haven't finished mine but I will show it to you soon. I will probably use it for a Christmas present for a teacher.
The day went really quick and I had the impression I would do a lot more but I think may be we chatted too much ! Still, it was really lovely.

On Sunday, I did lots of gardening, ( raking the leaves could be a daily chore if I could be bothered !! ), some crafty Christmas preparations and played battle Ship as a family game, and.... the girls won !! Go Girls !!.
I am getting so excited about Christmas. I have quite a few projects on the go. I am making an advent calendar, a Christmas banner and a mini book, where hopefully, come December the 1st, all I will have to do is take pictures and stick them in !! Well that's the plan anyway !

Don't forget the challenge on Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. I really enjoyed it and I am sure you will too.

take care and have a good week.

Anne XXX


  1. Your page has come out so well : )
    I love it Anne.
    Was lovely to see you xxx

  2. What a cool layout! The overall grungy look to it is fabulous! Love the doily, the banner and what a cute picture!!!

  3. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! I loveeeee the photos and that big doily! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. COOL!!
    Thanks for playing along with ST!!

  5. Wonderful page! Love the background, the colors, these little clothes pins and the banner :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!