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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Blog Candy

I don't often do this but there is a blog candy at Dame de Kit, and l'Encre et l'Image .Their stuff is great. I once had some free pictures in a magasine and they were truly lovely, so for once, I will try my luck !!

Blog Candy DDK
Le principe ? Il est très simple !
Relayez l'info sur votre blog, en y joignant l'image ci-dessus et en donnant le lien vers le blog Dame de Kit :
http://damedekit.canalblog.com et le blog de L'encre et L'image l'Encre & l'Image : www.lencreetlimage.com
Puis, postez un commentaire à la suite de cet article.
Parmi les commentaires postés ici, trois personnes gagneront un kit mini-album complet.
Et il y aura autant d'albums à gagner sur le blog de L'Encre et L'image.
De plus, 2 embellissements inédits seront à gagner toutes les 30 participations : à chaque tranche de 30 commentaires, 2 embellissements supplémentaires seront mis en jeu (par tirage au sort également)
Alors plus d'hésitation : tentez votre chance !
Vous avez jusqu'au 9 avril pour participer...
Biz Valy


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

And yes.. she did it !!

 Yes, I have finally finished my mini book on Lille , so without further delay, here are the pictures:

Now, I don't know why the pictures are not in order, I did put them in order to start with but the Blog is very slow today.

I also had time to play to the new Scrap Fit Challenge, teamed up with The Paper Variety Challenge.

Workout #64- Its Easy as 1, 2, 3...
The 'Its Easy as 1, 2, 3..' Workout is here and all you have to do is list out numerically your journaling on your layout! This could be a list of your Top 10 favorite moments from last year, a list of goals for the new year or the countless reason you love ScrapFIT (Just kidding!). Show us your numbered list!

Be sure to incorporate this journaling workout with the Sketch below from The Paper Variety so you can enter you layout at both places!
ScrapFIT Sponor for Workout #64 is
And this what I came up with:

I enjoyed the stitching and putting all the papers together and I really like the end result. Nothing like self praise !!

Off to do the ironing, outside !! I have found the longest extension lead in house and it is big enough to be able to iron on the patio !!

Have fun


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

let the sun shine !!

The weather is so lovely today, really doesn't inspire me to do any work !! Would much rather be outside and I really don't blame the kids who spend the lesson looking outside longingly !!

Not much happening on the scrapping front either ! Well I did get some time at the weekend to continue my mini book about my trip to Lille, but it is still not finished and at the moment it feels a little like it will never be finished. Yes, as you know, I do get bored of projects very quickly. So, to get my inspiration flowing and my motivation growing, here are a few pictures.

I like the look of it so far, a little grungy and messy, only a couple of pages left and the front and back cover ( although, I often give up on the back cover !! ) so if anybody has any ideas or pictures of what I should do for the front cover, feel free to inspire me. I was thinking about corrugated or ( however you say it ) cardboard !

Enjoy the rest of the week, only 6 working days and a bit until Easter Break for me.Yehhooo.


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Quickety quick.

Quick post to show you a page I made for Scrap Fit where this week you have to :

This month's Warm-Up is all about getting messy. We want you to create a project that involves splattering or dripping something. You can use paint, mist, watercolors...if you can be messy with it, then it will work. You need to do more than just spray a little mist, though...get creative with it!

I splattered some Gesso, used some orange watered paint, inked some flowers, and used paint on a stencil. Very messy for me !

I also liked the challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous where the challenge this month is to...

Another month under way. Happy March!!!! This time we want you to use STICKERS!!!! and lots of them.. get digging in your stash and get creative. The more the better we say... =)

I used a lot of stickers on this page, including hearts, text, flowers, and of course the little hats.

Thank you all for your nice comments. And HELLO JANA !!


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Beware !!

Now, let's make it clear from the start !! anybody who mentions the rugby score will be baned from this blog !! For ever !! Especially if they are English !! ( Although I did enjoy the match and I was on the edge of my seat the whole second half and I thought we might just make it but.. oh well c'est la vie, we still have the most handsome players anyway !! )
I had a lovely weekend pottering round the garden and enjoying the lovely weather. Well when I say pottering, it was more like slave working. We are planing on having an extension and a lot of ground work and moving plants and borders has to be done before we start so we gave it our best shot !. ( I think Amelie filled one bucket and got bored with it but Andrew is still at it as I write. )

I also got a chance to do a little bit of scrapbooking last night. I wanted to make a quick page but as it happened it took me rather a long time before I was happy with it.
Last Friday was Mad March Hair Day at school. A day when the kids can wear their hair as mad as they dare. I mentioned it last year and funnily enough made a page for Sketchy Thursday which was chosen as a favourite, my first time ever to be mentioned anywhere !!
So here are a few pictures..

and here is my page...

The sketch is from Scrap365

I especially like the little badge and the brads who come again from my favourite shop of the moment Ze[naty]tude .

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a good week.


Monday, 5 March 2012

At last..

a little bit of time to scrapbook !! This last week as been busy for some reasons or others and entertaining my cousin and his family. It was lovely to see everyone and the kids had a great time but I would be lying if I said it was all good fun !! Fun yes but tiring !! We were lucky with the weather and we got to do a lot of outdoors activities which is always a bonus when you have four hyperactive kids in the house !. Andrew and even made a fire and the kids had fun roasting marshmallows. So here is my new page.
I have chosen a sketch from Scrap fit...

and here it what I came up with...

I bought most of the papers in France and I thought they would be good to scrap in French, which I don't often do. But sharing time with French cousins had to be in French !! Of course I added a bit of sewing and my new favourite splash stamps.

Have a good week.