Saturday, 31 August 2013


A short while ago in one of their workshop magazines Kaisercraft gave details for producing 6 different layouts using one collection pack. In this instance it was using the Porcelain Rose collection of 12 papers and one sticker sheet. Unfortunately I couldn't get hold of it at the time-sold out due to popularity!
On our return from France this year I set about using the sketches but with different  papers. Easier said than done and you have to be very organised but it does use up every scrap of paper so is very good value for money. 
Our first stop on holiday was at Fécamp where we came across the Benedictine palace:

It is absolutely stunning-can't believe we missed it last time we were there. It is where the famous Bénédictine liqueur is made so we naturally did the tour and got our free taste at the end-well it would have been rude to turn down the offer of free alcohol:

There was a fabulous exhibition on whilst there of an artist called Bernard Pras whose art involves using everyday household bits and bobs to create interpretations of known paintings. This is just one but more will follow:

We, again, visited the beautiful ruin at Jumièges which is a photographer's paradise. Having been before and taken hundreds of photos, I limited myself this time:

This time our tour included several places we hadn't been to before such as the quirky town of Troyes whose buildings are brightly coloured and wonky. Well worth a visit:

The last one for today is of Nemours a little town near where we spent 5 days-the longest stay of the holiday!! it is very pretty:

So there you have 6 layouts using 12 sheets of paper and some stickers. Next stop will be Vernon, one of favourite little places to visit.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

continuing with the play day....

....but on my own, I produced the next layout which will sit with the one below as it is from the same collection of photos that I took of my long-legged guitar man. I used some papers I've had for a while now which always gives me a good feeling and makes way for the new ranges without me feeling too guilty. Theres some stamping of arrows and Sodalicious stars too. Again, I've used a sketch,  this time from the Merly challenge.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

song titles

Michele and I had a sort of play day today. I say sort of because we didn't get much playing done. More talking than playing was the order of the day. However, we both got one layout done after much ado, which is better than none.
I needed a title for mine and googled song titles with the word 'guitar' in and up popped Long legged Guitar Man. Now Steven is nothing if not long-legged. In fact I reckon most of his 6' 5" are due to his legs. so here we are; The long legged guitar man:

I followed the sketch from Sarah's cards challenge for this so am entering into the fun this month.