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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Let the sunshine...

Now, at last the sun is shining !! I am not going to moan, since we have been waiting for this day for a long time, but honestly, isn't it just a little too hot!!

The new sketch is live at Sketches in Thyme, and it is double page one. I am not too keen on double page so I decided to change it a little to make it fit on one page. I am not overly keen on the result but I do like the idea of Amelie looking back at her bedroom when she is older.
So here is the sketch...

and here is my lay out...

If you fancy giving it a go, have a look at what the other Mavens have come up with, you will be impressed.

I hope you are all enjoying the good weather.

Take care


Monday, 21 May 2012

What a treat !!

Thank you everyone for my birthday wishes and all the fabulous presents and cards I was given. I can honestly say, this was one of the most special birthday I have ever had ! ( could it be that it is because it is the last one before THE big one !! )
And to top it all up, we decided to finish the weekend in Brittany, having breakfast with my brother. So we got on the boat on Saturday night, spent the night enjoying a lovely meal at the restaurant and watching the magic show ! ( did I ever mention I hate magic !! ) (but Harry loves it ! ) and when we woke up, we had breakfast in St Malo with my brother and his gorgeous wife, and then we came back !! Silly but fun and relaxing, no washing or cooking, no gardening or excuses not to sit down and play Monopoly for four hours !! I am easily pleased !

So I didn't get much time to scrapbook and that's a little shame because I got some pretty cool stuff and new magazines for my birthday but I did get a chance to make a card for my little brother. Not so little anymore you see, he is turning 30 this year. I was so proud with my card. He loves travelling and I thought I would use some of my new Studio Calico paper. Unfortunately, I made a little mistake with the date at the bottom, nothing I couldn't correct after he had noticed, but not soon enough that I had already taken the picture. So you get the original version with the mistake !

At least it looks hand made !!.

Busy week ahead, hopefully I will get a chance to sit down one evening and use my new goodies !

Take care


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

And here is.....

one I made earlier !!

This is a page I made at a local crop I went to a couple of weeks ago. The story behind is how proud I was when Harry conquered his fears at Go Apes. We went to Go Apes last year and he just freaked out. ( Now looking back, maybe 6 was a little young ! ) but this year, he did really well, you could see the fear in his eyes but he managed to overcome his emotions and enjoyed himself. The only way is up !!

The sun is shining again today, so I will make the best of it.

Take care


Friday, 11 May 2012

Happy, happy, me..

Today there is a little bit of sunshine coming through the grey clouds, I am going for a pub lunch with some girlfriends and I am hosting a dinner party with my French girlfriends. Life is good !

I know it looks like I haven't been very creative these days, but, really I have ! It is only that it is top secret work !! Well, it isn't really but it does sound good, so let's keep up the pretence !

But what I can show you is my first sketch for Sketches in Thyme. I find their sketches easy to use and you can add lots to them to suit your style. So here is the sketch

and here is what I transformed it into...

The little confetti were a little bit of a time waster if I am honest ( they are supposed to look like the rain !! ) but I enjoyed making the page and the kids enjoyed jumping into the puddles. Well, it actually looked more like a pond than a puddle. And now, we are all a little too familiar with the rain and I can't wait for the sunshine !

If you like the sketch, why don't you have a look at what the other designers did for inspiration and give it a go !

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Thank you so much for all your nice comments. I am not very good at taking the time to return them but I do appreciate them, a lot !!

Take care,


Thursday, 3 May 2012

Trying to play it cool..

but really excited. I have made it to Sketches in Thyme design team, head over there and see my name !! Yes mine !!

Off to celebrate with a glass of wine made by my neighbours !! ) see it pays to be kind !! )