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Some more "me" time

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Whilst the boys headed off to watch Perth Glory win the soccer game last night, I got some scrapping time at a local pizza and papercrafting night. Not many scrapbookers go but plenty of card makers so it's interesting to wander around and see the different techniques people are trying. I managed to complete 3 layouts, all challenges over at Home and Scrapped. The first was a mid week sketch from Scrappy Sketches, number 10-12 with some more photos from just outside Amsterdam.
This is my example for Sarah's challenge to use a magazine front for inspiration. I chose to go with the colour palette, banner and country theme of the cover with a photo of Mitchell at the Yallingup shearing shed on camp. They convinced a group of girls and boys that they had been chosen to learn how to clean up the sheep droppings from the pens and when they came inside to do the job, they let these lambs in that needed to be fed. You should have heard the squeals of delight.
Now this challenge was righ…

Just some extras......

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Must be close to the last of the layouts from the retreat and haven't scrapped since. I headed off to the Year 7 Camp with the boys down to Busselton for 4 days then had a few days home to catch up on washing and tidy the house then Jason and Anna arrived from Adelaide to stay for a few days to celebrate Bruce turning 60 years of age. Yes...... I did really say 60! That was last Friday the 9th of March and on Saturday we had about 30 people over for a BBQ. It was a lovely night with neighbours, family and work colleagues but I forgot to take photos of the whole event. What a bad scrapper I am.......
This is a Mid-week sketch from Scrappy sketches 8-12 and still lots of photos from my trip appearing.
This is a Mid-week sketch from Scrappy sketches 7-12 with some of Heather's lovely flowers from her flower shop.
Whilst at Ingeborg's home in the Netherlands, I could hear band music one afternoon and went outside to investigate. Such a random sight, but there marching along the…

Yes I did do a little more on retreat......

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I planned to do at least 10 layouts and I think I achieved them all in the end plus the few cards. I also spent time making some flowers as the lovely Barbara showed us how to make some flowers using a heat tool instead of the time consuming task of using a candle. It's probably a little safer to do it that way too. Then, there was Kim who brought along her Tim Holtz rosettes dies so I got to practice making one or two of those too.
This is a double I finally got around to with the photos of the witches in the windows and restaurants around Vielsalm in Belgium. I included the legend of them from the guide book instead of journaling it all myself. Some more borrowed MS punches and a die-cut witch from the Free SVG Blog and some cats from a Cricut cartridge made a quick and easy page. The title is cut with the Ecraft using "A Charming Font" which I had installed on my PC.
I also completed a Cybercrop challenge from Scrap of Difference - the sketch challenge. I really love ho…

Some of you know I went on a scrapping retreat....

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Well I just realised that it has been weeks since I shared my work as I have been a busy beaver with life just happening to get in the way. How rude! I had a lovely time with the ladies that I went away with and some interesting times too.... not that I will mention those - you know the golden rule? What happens on retreat stays on retreat....... etc. etc. I learnt a few new little techniques and saw some interesting materials like Lutradur, fusible film and webbing spray all put to use. Might have to get me some of those items to play with. I was delayed with the Home and Scrapped cybercrop in February so took the challenges along to do at the retreat. This is Heather's step-by-step challenge which I found some recent die-cuts to work with after practising with some cutting the other week. I also received some little bits and pieces from fellow scrappers at the retreat and managed to make use of some particularly the rosette and off white flower on here. I really love how this tur…