Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Now, some of you that know me will know that at the Saturday crop I attend in Cheam, a lot of my time is spent at Starbucks or Sainsbury’s, but ever so often, I actually surprise everyone (including myself) and actually get on with scrapping.  


Our lovely crop has changed hands recently, and Debbie who’s taken it over has loads of great ideas to get us all motivated (so if you’re ever looking for a crop in Surrey, just let me know, and I can point you in the right direction).  Anyway, one of these was to maybe have a sketch that we could all do and then a blind vote at the end of the day, with a little prize. 

Now since shutting the store, I've still lots of papers and bits left – so I volunteered to put a kit together with a sketch; and here’s my take on it.  Sadly, I can’t find where I filed the sketch, so here's just the layout only.  It shows a recent meal that Simon and I had; it's in a place called The Hot House Cafe; we've been before, for lunch or a coffee, and well now they've started opening one evening a week, only for a few seating's and the food is just amazing.  



I also managed another layout at the crop! … unheard of me.  I used my counterfeit kit for May, and is shows Simon and Eddie in their usual pose.   As soon as we get to the little house, these two make for the garden, and just sit together and watch the boats go by (me, I put the kettle on) 


One last thing I’d like to share with you, is a little gift I won on a blog recently.  I was over the moon when this little bundle of fun arrived through the mail. I love reading Angie’s blog anyway and comment, so imagine how delighted I was that I was picked – do pop on over and check out her blog. It’s called My Little Blessings, and if you’re not already a follower, I’m sure you will be, she’s so very very talented.




19 comments:

  1. Great layouts, Sandra and a lovely prize, well done :)

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  2. Sweet pages and well done on winning the gift. Your swap parcel is now in the post! The lovely lady in the post office said that it should get to you tomorrow or the next day! I didn't manage to find too much orange but hope you like it! x

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  3. Fabulous pages Sandra love the use of all the different papers

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  4. Beautiful pages. I would be sitting with Simon and my Eddie watching the boats :p Well done on your win xx

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  5. Great pages and well done on winning the give away. Love the thickers, v nice xx

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  6. Oooh you lucky thing! That's a lovely prize. I love both of your layouts too. Great colours in both of them particularly. Shame I'm not closer for the crops.

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  7. Congrats on your win - always nice to get those sort of surprises.

    Love both of your LOs...fab colour combos.

    Toni xx

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  8. Lovely pages.....I'd be watching the boats as well.

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  9. Two really lovely layouts and what a lovely win too - I will go and check that other blog out.

    Karen x

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  10. oooh interesting post, I look forward to hearing more about the Cheam crop and I think I may pay a visit to the hothouse cafe as it looks lovely. Great pages, also intrigued about your little house so may have to ask you more about that some time too!! Congrats on your fabby win xxx

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  11. Great pages Sandra! I like all the layering and especially like the strips under the photo in the second layout. Nice job!

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  12. Lovely pages, lovely pressie! It looks like the garden reaches right down to the water..beautiful..

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  13. Fab layouts Sandra and you visiting Starbucks for most of the crop - now I never knew that lol

    Id be with Simon and Eddie and head straight for the garden too - how lovely to be so close to the water - I envy you that

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  14. A crop and Starbucks sounds heavenly! Great LO's. I like the spray and matching tapes.

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  15. Great layouts Sandra, love the colours on both of them.xx

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  16. What a lovely prize :o) I'd love to join you at the crop, if I was closer xx

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  17. Wow - you've got a great eye for colour and a wonderful way of combining shapes to make two very striking layouts! Gorgeous goodies you've won, too!

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  18. Cute layouts and the use of white space on both are great. Wish I could come and crop with you - Im sure it would be a lot of fun! And what a great prize - that reminds me. I have to send something out to someone too!

    Happy to see your Counterfeit kit being used up! Make sure you link up over at the site so that everyone can see your creations! :-)

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  19. Fab pages - glad that the counterfeit kit is helping your productivity!

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