Sunday, 28 February 2010

A busy weekend...

I had such a wonderful weekend (scapping wise, that is).... Saturday I went scrap shopping with Mieke in Doorn and today, Sunday, I got 2 layouts done!! Yeah!

I hadn't seen Mieke for quite some time and it was such a pleasure to have a couple of hours to ourselves to chat over a latte and sandwich and to do some scrappy shoppings together!! And the great thing was.... she brought me "some" leftovers from her Nikki Sivils goods: U R My Favorite and Bella Blue and Oscar Too.

So, first thing this morning, I got out my scrapping stuff and started on two Nikki Sivils layouts. One for The Scrappiest, which I can show you tomorrow and another one for challenge #3 from "Creative Prompts 4U" using the latest Sketchy Thursdays sketch:
Let's start with the layout and then I'll show you my purchasings!!

The challenge on Creative Prompts 4U is to create a layout around the word "friendship". I had this photo of Manon and Mats together with Jippie, our dog, which I thought was perfect for this challenge! Not only are Manon and Mats bff 's, but Jippie is definitely the bff of our family!! I used Nikki Sivils' "Bella Blue and Oscar Too" line... I just LOVE her stuff!!
And here some close ups: I used crackle paint on the doghouse and my paper tagger to attach it and the charm to the paper.

The flower consists of 6 punched out cirkels, inked and then attached with some thread and a button.

Now the photos of my purchasings:

Firstly Prima!! I bought both the Shabby Chic and the Flights of Fancy lines! Including flowers, stamps, pebbles, bling, letter stickers, some wonderful matching (but not Prima) ribbon and journaling stickers.
Secondly, some fantastic, sweet looking fabric: (don't know what I'm going to use it for yet.... any ideas???)
Thirdly, some Sassafras "Monstrosity" papers, letters and stickers. I know, I know, one of the "old" lines, but the new ones weren't there yet and my LSS didn't carry these and I really wanted them badly for a long time!!

And then on to my present from Mieke, the Nikki Sivils goodies!! :):):)
Here's a peak sneak from the layout I made for The Scrappiest, using U R My Favorite!

and here are the photos!! Mieke spoilt me soooo much!!! :):):)
Thanks Miek, you're the best!

And now I'm going to have my last cup of coffee of the day and put my feet up in front of the telly. The kids are finally in bed and we have some peace and quiet around here and of course.... I've got the telly all to myself!!

Thanks for looking and hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Monique


  1. wowee ! fun fun fun weekend ! great layout & love for NS you have for sure !

    I love seeing your scrappy loot too ! do you think I should post mine once in a while too ? lol

  2. Wow what a spend - go you!!! LOL. Its been a while since I bought fabric so you are on your own with ideas for that - looks really pretty though.

  3. Gorgeous page Monique!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us for February at Creative Prompts 4U!


  4. Wauw, wat een gave spulletjes. Ik ben benieuwd wat voor mooie dingen je daar allemaal mee gaat maken:) Supermooi lootje ook!