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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 att…

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

www.abstractsmixedwithextracts.com
http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com
http://handmadebykirsty.blogspot.com
You are here - http://spud-pickle.blogspot.com
http://sugarandscrap.blogspot.com
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com
www.michelleroycroft.blogspot.com
http://scrapyourlife.net
http://www.snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
http://scribblesstic…

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 L…