Tuesday, 29 November 2011

November round up- Scrapbooking retreats ahoy!!









November has been a strange yet good month. I have been made redundant from my job in local government (my last day at work was Friday 25th - official day of leaving is tomorrow 30th). And though I'm worried about finding another job, I'm definitely looking forward to having some free time (whilst looking for another job) and doing the many things on my list of things to do - like sort out my craft room, Christmas shopping, JYC 2011, a good clear out and doing a little cooking/baking.





Leading up to last Friday was a mix of emotions and though I am not sad to leave my place of work (it feels the right time to leave), I am sad not to be working with some people. But you can not stay in a place just for the people, and I've got to do the right thing for me for once.





However, November has been a really good month on the craft front. I firstly attended the Sarah's Cards Retreat in Warrington (see picture below with two lovely ladies Mandy and Mell) and then this weekend I attended the Scrapbook Bloggers weekend in Coalport, Shropshire (see main picture). I have met up with some lovely talented women and I am so inspired at the moment.. Thus I am going to use this spare time of mine to the best of my crafting/scrapping abilities whilst I'm in the mood. On both occassions I have scrapped and made cards as well as made friends. I'll be posting my layouts in the coming weeks to show you





Anyway I'll end now. Good evening from Pickle Land



Hope to speak to you very soon



Love Lesley xx

Saturday, 19 November 2011

November 2011 Colour Blog Hop



Welcome to November's Colour Blog Hop. If you are here from Kirsty's blog you are in the right place


This months colour scheme has a cocoa/chocolate theme


I thought this scheme was perfect for a layout of my wedding dress (picture quality not good as taken using I Phone). Butterflies cut out of American Crafts kraft paper, Misting using Studio Calico's Mr Hueys in Calico White, and mask by Studio Calico. Brown paper also American Crafts and pearls (from my craft stash).


Please go here for the next participant in this blog hop and I look forward to seeing you in December for the next blog


A full list of participants down below













Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope you have a good day/evening wherever in the world you are


Love Lesley xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

10 on the 10th - November 2011

It's 10 on the 10th day and I thought I would like to share 10 of my favourite things/obsessions of the moment. So in no particular order


1. My absolutely fab friend Chris (pictured with AJ and I on our wedding day) who's birthday it is today. Happy Birthday Chris - with lots of love





2) AJ and I have a slight obsession with Starbucks and Starbucks mugs. We started abit of a collection of mugs when we met 4 years ago and we must have at least 20 now. I'm going to have to empty another kitchen cupboard to house them all. We are that obsessed that on the 3rd November we had to get the latest Christmas mug and thus decided to be late for work and go to our local store to purchase. Also we just had to have a Gingerbread latte.







3 & 4) Orla Kiely and John Lewis. I absolutely adore Orla Kiely and have just began to start collecting a few items and have put a few on my Christmas list too. I am so glad that you can get Orla Kiely items from my favourite store at the moment - John Lewis








5) Nandos - another favourite of mine and AJ's. We don't go that often, but when we do it is a lovely treat







6 & 7) Patterned paper. Loving American Crafts Amy Tan and Chap collections at the moment. Also loving Shimelle Paper Party class too







8) The photo doesn't give my new red glasses justice, but I'm loving them









9) Lush Designs. I love this store that I came across in Greenwich earlier on in the year. I just want to buy everything





10) And finally of course I am loving my family. Love to AJ, my brother R who has just started a new job and my lovely cats Kiwi and Willow





Good Evening from Pickle Land


I hope to speak to you very soon



Love Lesley xx