Sunday, 24 January 2010

Spring is in the air!

Hi bloggers and fellow crafters! Well I don't know about you but I have most definitely got a spring in my step this morning! I was woken up about 5am by the most beautiful bird song, and although there's a nip in the air, the smell of spring is very evident to me! Even my dog sat outside on her perch with her nose in the air this morning which is a true indication that spring is just around the corner! LOL!!

You may have noticed on my sidebar that I have commited myself to taking part in the Race for Life 2010. My event is on 23rd May this year and even if I have to do the whole 5K on my hands and knees I will complete it! So if you feel that this is a worthwhile cause and you would like to contribute to it, I would very much welcome any offering you would be prepared to give - and I daresay so will thousands of others.

So, on with this week's offerings. This week over at Winter Wonderland, the lovely Pascale has designed her very first sketch for us to use and here is a tag I created using her sketch as my inspiration:
Make a date in your diary too for next week's theme over at Winter Wonderland because we're about to embark on our first Blog Hop and there are lots of goodies to be given away by our very gorgeous and talented team and other sponsors - it promises to be great fun!! So put a big ring around 31st January and join in the fun!
I've been a busy bod this week. Towards the end of last year my new bedroom was completed and I've got a lovely big space on my wall that is crying out for some black and white photo's, so I began collecting black frames to make a montage, and I have spent lots of time this week converting family photo's into black and white. During the process I came across a photo of my gorgeous hubby holding his bear. As soon as I saw it I was so surprised at how alike he and my youngest son are. Everybody insists that my youngest and I are the image of each other but I've never seen that - I see the opposite of everyone else. The same goes for my eldest son - everyone remarks at how like my hubby he is, but I only see my side of the family in him. He does have the same sense of humour as his dad though!!!!! Anyway, I found this photo of my hubby and remembered a similar one that I'd taken of my youngest at about the same age. These photo's were taken about 38 years apart and I really wanted to have them together, so I created this scrapbook page. Now I've got the bug again! I'm off to do some more scrapping when I've finished this!

Well I hope you're all having a good weekend and life is treating you kindly! Thanks for stopping by here and have a good week ahead! :o) xx


  1. Yes - I see the resemblance too - they could be the same kid - you wouldn't know unless you told us!
    Fabulous tag too hun - love the rolled up bits under the sentiment!
    Have a great weekend!
    Teri xx

  2. Anne your tag is simply stunning and I too love the rolled paper. I love what you have done with the sketch Your scrapbook page is gorgeous. They are like peas in a pod. Hugs Pascale

  3. I love your tag Anne! The image is beautiful and the whole thing absolutely stunning!

    A gorgeous scrapbook page too ... and they do look so alike! :o)

    Teri xxx

  4. Gorgeous tag Anne... and that LO is brilliant. I've got 2 photographs one of me (about 7 yrs old) and the other of my older brother as a baby and they are identical to two of my mum at the same ages. It really is spooky when you put them together. It's such a good idea to put them together on a page just like you've done! TFS

    Love Lynda xxx

  5. Anne your tag is beautiful, the vintage feel, texture and colours work perfectly! wishing you every success with the race for life cant think of anything more worthy! Joey.x

  6. Your tag is gorgeous Anne - such a lovely vintage feel to it! The rolled paper is inspirational - love it!
    Hugs, Danielle

  7. Gorgeous tag Anne, beautiful image fabby colouring, luv all the embelis, great scrapbook page must start on my daughters wedding one!

  8. A superb tag Anne and a wonderful scrap page too! I agree about your hubby and your son, they're so alike. Your designs and colouring on the tag are superb too. Brilliant that you're doing the run, I just sponsored you LOL! Take care sweetie and I'll email you tomorrow. Hugs, Chris xx

  9. Gorgeous tag and love that scrapbook page. Just adorable photos. What a wonderful keepsake. It has been dull her all day and definitely not at all like Spring, and it's cold. Marianne x

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