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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sketch in Thyme 82

Sketch in Thyme 82 is on line. Here is the sketch..

It is a two pager and you know I am not too keen on two pagers so as usual, I have changed it slightly and made it all fit on one page !! But that's the fun part, isn't it !!

So here is my page...

These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago when I went to Windsor races for my friend Patricia's hen do. We had a wonderful fun day, full of Pimm's and girly giggles.

Why don't you go and have a look at what the other ladies have created, and give it a go, there is a good prize to win !

Have a good week


Monday, 18 June 2012

Art Journaling

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend a class taught by the super talented Lisa. Not only did we get a day without husband and kids ( I love them dearly but a day off is always nice !! ) but we also got a chance to paint and mist and glue and spray and stencil and doodle and last but not least eat some delicious cakes !!
I had a wonderful day with very nice and creative ladies. The result is unfinished but looking good so far. I have decided to keep the title of my original book "I 'll always remember" and just added "life is good". I have the intention of writing positive or beautiful things that have happened to me. Small stuff, not life changing experiences. Just moments or words and thoughts that made me smile. So when I feel down I could always read a page or two and remember... So profound, I know !!

So anyway, here is the cover and two pages that I have made so far. I have actually started a few other pages but they are not finished yet, so I will just photograph them as I go and fill them in..

It was fun to do so I hope I keep it up !!

Enjoy your week.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Give away !!

Not from me, I am far to mean !! but from the very talented Nadia  Go and check it out, she is giving out pizza boxes, full, but not with pizzas !!

Are you ready for my birthday *GIVEAWAY(s)** ???

So as I mentioned in yesterday's post it will will be my birthday on June 21st and for the last couple of years that I have had this blog I have had a big giveaway in June.

I also mentioned yesterday that I made the 2012 Kaisercraft team and today I received my next few month's product and I am amazed at their generosity. This made me generous my self.. More generous I guess than ever because I have done a HUGE clean up of my stuff (yes again! LOL) and I have come up with what I think is my biggest giveaway to date.

It is 5 boxes FULL of stuff. I think you all deserve it after all the love and support I receive from all of you. Its my birthday , and I want to share the fortune I have had over the last couple of years through winning stuff and DT stuff etc. with you all. Now I need to make a point here that yes some of this stuff is half packets or some cut paper etc but most is untouched still in their packs. Please keep this in mind!

1. A pizza box FULL of current and past paper collections.

2. A pizza box FULL of mixed embellishments and tools

3. A pizza box full of alphas

4. A pizza box full of flowers

5. A pizza box FULL of ribbon, Webster's Pages unopened packets of flowers and trim etc.

So what do you need to do to be in the running for 1 of these boxes?

Here are the rules

1. PLEASE be a become a follower of my blog if you are not one already.

2. For a giveaway this big I would LOVE it if you could post about this on your blog or Facebook page IF you can.

3. This is open INTERNATIONALLY to anywhere in the world and postage will be covered by ME.

4. Please link your name using the Linky button at the bottom of this post

5. You have until midnight June 20th. I will announce the winner the next day on my birthday :)

Good luck and I can't wait to send all this to 5 lucky people !!

Looks good, they why don't you go and check out her blog !


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Where shall I start ?...

I know, I haven't been updating this blog for a while. I would like to say that I went on a fantastic holiday but I didn't, just busy, ordinary life !
But I have been busy crafting, little things. First there was a Mother's day card. It was Mother's day a couple of weeks ago in France. I always have to put reminders everywhere in my house not to let me forget. It isn't at the same time in the UK and in France so it is very easy to forget!
So I made a card for the occasion. I couldn't show it earlier as the parcel took forever to get to France.

 I included in the parcel a box of Jubilee Shortbreads, more for the pretty box than the shortbreads! and some goodies that I had found an artisan craft fair near us. A little lady had a wonderful stand full of old bobbins and pin boxes, vintage buttons and old clothes sewing patterns. I could easily have bought the whole stand for my mum and my sister but I restricted myself to a couple of items...

I have also been busy making cards for various birthdays. Well actually, I decided that tags would be better than cards since you can use them as book marks ( should you want to keep them !! ) I made one for one of my famous anonymous friends Rachel and one for my sister. So please Gwen, shut your eyes and scroll down !!

And since it has been raining for the last week or so, Amelie and I got the paint out and got messy. I made a little picture for a friend moving back to Germany. She is very crafty and hopefully she will like the handmade feel of this project, or as my husband says, Anne age 7!!

Finally I also got a chance to make a page for the new Scrap 365 sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take:

The pictures were taking this weekend at a triathlon that Amelie entered. She wanted to do it, I am not that pushy !! ( ok, may be she was persuaded to do it and I am THAT pushy !! ) but the reason I wanted her to take part is because everything is always very easy for her and she never has had to work hard at anything. She is good at school and generally has a very easy life. For once, she had to fight for a result and think positive. As it happened she didn't fight hard and walked most of the way but I think that it was good for her to see kids who really put effort and determination in order to achieve and in the end, she did finish it. And I truly hope that she has learnt from the experience.

Well, I think that will be enough for today.
Enjoy the rest of the half term if you too are on holidays.

Take care