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About Me

Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

My little place on the web

This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

My Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

Five Fav Friday

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/30/2009 06:25:00 PM 14 lovely comments
and more Bad Girls sneaks

Love doing my five fav Friday, so here it goes for this week!
My favourite chocolate bar by far! Galaxy chocolate, mmmmmm

There is only one Brownie recipe I live by and that's Nigella Lawsons! In fact I live by all Nigellas recipes, love her books, and have them all, hehehe

How cute are these?! Pies and cakes baked in a jar

Fancy some cupcake lollipops? These are just so adorable!

(mmm i guess i am on a cooking theme this week, LOL)

My favourite cookware, Le Creuset pots and pans! I am saving up for a tangine.

Please leave me a comment with a link to your five fav Friday, its such fun don't you think! Feeling like a RAK this week. One lucky five fav friday poster will receive a bar of my favourite chocolate, GALAXY! I can tell you, this is a very hard thing for me to do, part with my galaxy....

And now for some BAD GIRL LOVE......

Have a great weekend. I am locking the doors, the food shop is being delivered first thing, wood has been cut and i am ready to chill all weekend!

Anna x

Template Tuesday on Thursday...ooops!

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/29/2009 07:33:00 PM 7 lovely comments
Don't ask, I have no idea where this last week has gone, I swear its only Tuesday!

Without further ado, here is template 4. Keep it nice and simple, or clutter with embellies!

Download Template 4 here

Have had the coming home blues this week, but meeting a friend for coffee today cheered me up, and also a little spending spree on a few luxuries from Boots (chocolate face masks for Izzy and I tomorrow nite!), a "how to start you vegetable garden" book from Waterstones, and some bling from Papermania! Then a quick stop to M&S to stop up on meals deals for 2 for £10! have asked Peter for a dinner date , Saturday 9pm at the dining table, LOL!

A couple more photos of our girlie weekend at Stow on the Wald

BadGirls layouts all done, love love this kit, full of bright zingy colours and some spotty felt!

Here are a couple of sneaks.

Hope you have had a fab couple of days. see you tomorrow for five fav Friday and more Bad Girl sneaks

Anna x

What a Weekend!

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/26/2009 10:27:00 PM 10 lovely comments
Be warned, lots of photos of a brilliant weekend with 4 wonderful woman!
We arrived, we chilled, we watched American Idol, we ate, we drank, we scrapped, we slept and we did it all over again Saturday and Sunday! It was the best weekend I have had in an age, I recommend it to you all!

Grab a group of friends, rent a cottage in the beautiful countryside for a weekend and sit back, relax and enjoy! we sure did!

the only hiccup we had all weekend, is I proceeded to ask for some local Cornish cheese in the Cotswold's! and lost my purse for 30 minutes. After asking every shop and person standing still long enough as well as reporting the loss to the police station, we headed back to the car and decided to ask Age Concern, the only shop we hadn't asked, and hey presto they had it!!! So it was back to the cottage to celebrate with a cream tea, LOL!!
The cottage

The scrapping table

The photo shoot

The group shot!

The layouts,

and if you look carefully, the bottom 2 layouts are Bad Girls layouts! but you need to check back tomorrow for some proper sneaks, hehehehe.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too. Tomorrow, layouts galore, photos of a quaint village in Stow on the Wald and template Tuesday!

See you then
Anna x

Pencil Lines sneak

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/24/2009 09:45:00 AM 6 lovely comments
Pencil Lines goes live tomorrow night, thought I would share a sneak to whet the appetite!

Fancy joining me, Annie Haferman and Suezie Howard in March for a day of inspiring classes in Suffolk?

Pop on over to Your Touch of Crafts blog for details.

Have a great weekend

Anna x

Five Fav Friday

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/22/2009 11:54:00 PM 7 lovely comments
I love Five Fave Friday! Here is this weeks list, enjoy and please link me to yours :)

Loving this action by Pioneer Woman. Download action pack 1 for free .The action I used on this photo of my dear friend Karen is "soft and faded", with a touch of lighten and then i burned the edges.

Need all of Sassafrass Lass's Vintage line. ( photo from sassafrass blog)

Need a title for a layout? This site has a great source for titles ( shame i keep forgetting it!)

Love this cooking blog, the photography makes me want to go straight into my kitchen and cook!

I really want one of these! A vintage icon!

Have a great Friday, although I am away scrapping in the Oxfordshire countryside with 4 fab friends, hehehehehe, I will have a sneak of my pencil Lines layout for you tomorrow, and details of a class I am teaching in March!
Hugs and thanks for stopping by
Anna x

catching up

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/22/2009 09:08:00 PM 3 lovely comments
Not to sure what I am catching up on, LOL, but I seem to be chasing my tail loads this week.

Yesterday was busy. The morning I help out at the girls school, and I am loving it so much. I get so much pleasure working with children, and it kinda surprises me every time. It surprises me how much pleasure i get being around kids! I then had lunch with the girls and home to do housework, booo. Back to school and then to the girls swimming lessons.

Today I was out all morning, home for the afternoon, scrapped a bit and then faffed! I should have been packing for my trip away tomorrow!

I am off to Stow on the Wald with 4 fantastic ladies, to scrap, eat and be merry, which reminds me I haven't made the brownies yet, yikes! looks like thats another thing for tomorrow morning!I haven't packed my bags yet or my scrapping stuff, but i am charging my batteries for the camera if that mounts to anything! Oh boy, i really am the most disorganized person I know!But it true me style, i will get there in the end. I have until lunchtime tomorrow.....
Sharing a few layouts that I did this week.

I am blessed :

Supplies : Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route and Basic Grey

Pink Boots - one of my 365 layouts. I am still catching up on a few layouts!

Supplies: Love Elsie, Hambly, American Crafts, Prima

Finally a few snapshots of life this week!

We have been doing a Roald Dahl jigsaw this week
Monday Morning sorting out layouts that need to be put away
Lillys book she is making

A familiar site of Izzy most mornings!

Lilly jamming on Rock Band!

See you tomorrow for Five Fav Friday

Thanks for stopping by

Anna x

Template Tuesday

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/20/2009 10:58:00 AM 6 lovely comments
Its Template Tuesday! This weeks template is a multi photo layout on a shaped background.

Beautiful You

Credits :

Template 3 by me
Shabby Princess papers and embellisments
Pailsee Press ribbon charm

You can download Template 3 here

Have fun and post me a link to your layouts :) Back tomorrow with layouts to share.
Anna x

I am so excited!!!!

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/19/2009 10:05:00 PM 12 lovely comments

We have just booked a weeks holiday in Provence France. An idyllic villa with a pool near Marceilles for the Easter holidays!

"In the peaceful hamlet of Les Bouilladoires, near the famous village of Gordes, this delightful stone house adjoins, but is not overlooked by, the charming owners’ home and shares their large pool with wide sunbathing terraces and pool house, surrounded by pretty flowers, olive trees and large natural grounds. Well-equipped and furnished in an attractive Provençal style, there is a wide collection of contemporary art in the property and the owners’ home that guests are welcome to visit. Within a short drive are the Lubéron villages of Ménerbes, Bonnieux and Roussillon. Apt with its bustling street market and the Roman remains at St. Rémy-de-Provence are just a little further afield."

Does this sound like heaven in a nutshell!! Look at that farmhouse kitchen! I can see me lounging by teh pool with a good book, and taking a stroll around the Orchards. I am so bloomin excited! Peter has never booked anything off the cuff like this before. the girls are beside themselves, and Lilly wants to know is we can live there forever and ever!

Before I go brush up on my French and do a few laps around the living room to tone up, I need to tell you about the Bad Girls DT call!! Yes Wendy is looking for a new designer to work with her eclectic kits. All details are on the website here.
Also Project 52 will be launched this month over at Bad Girls. A really exciting year of ART projects to inspire.

A Snapshot of my Life went live with the first months prompts.
Tomorrow is Template Tuesday, hope to see you then :)
Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

Pencil Lines

blogged by me domestic goddess On 1/18/2009 11:20:00 PM 3 lovely comments
Sunday night and Pencil Lines went live with sketch 118. Love this sketch and used photo's of Lilly in our first snow of this year.

Supplies :

MM shaped paper
Sassafrass Lass papers
Bazzill shaped edge
Prima flowers
Pink Paislee stickers
Hambly transparency
Heidi Swapp felt butterfly

I cropped today and completed a couple of other layouts, but the light was so bad when I got home that I will share with you tomorrow.
Short and sweet post tonight, its late and I need my bed!

The week looks like this so far:

Monday: A Snapshot of my Life 2009 starts
Tuesday - Template Tuesday
Wednesday and Thursday - mid week titbit's
Friday - Five Fav Friday

Hope you had a great weekend
See you tomorrow
Anna xx