Tuesday, 8 April 2014

WOYWW - Scraps of Scrapping !

Well I was AWOL again last week - this time off at a conference for work in Cannes.
It may sound a bit glamorous but we flew in saw the airport, a taxi, a hotel for the duration and despite a half hour walk along the sea front one evening & again before breakfast - in the rain - we didn't really see much of France !

Really we could have been at a rainy UK resort like Brighton or Bournemouth !!
Anyway here is a picture to prove I  WAS there !

On Saturday we were out again - off to Cardiff for a tapas lunch at Las Iguanas and then the matinee of Wicked. I didn't really know what the story was or what to expect - but it was great fun - and even with an overdose of Emerald Green we enjoyed ourselves !

The weather here was dreadful all weekend & especially lashing down all day on Sunday - so after swimming it was finally time to squeeze in some scrapping !

So I started on our South African holiday - where could I possibly start other than those totally adorable, cute Penguins !

And my lovely crafty visit with Bella - the tag is a gift she gave me - and the fuchsia pink theme is in her honour - being the cool pink lady she is !!

Just a couple of snaps from the garden this week - my project this summer is my new Vegtrug.
I sowed seeds 10 days ago and I love seeing the miracle of a new plant springing from that speck of seed !

And I also love seeing Spring struggling to make itself known in the quagmire that is my rain soaked garden beds ! Here are some tulips I planted last year - valiantly blooming despite a bed where they would be better off with flippers than roots !!
Have a great crafty week ! Ali xx


  1. Yes, I am VERY pink at the moment...Just had more colour done to the roots so anyone looking at me now needs dark glasses! Love the page you did about us and your penguin one too. I have just planted pansies for the winter in all those weed infested troughs and pots you saw...will take pics and post soon. Your poor tulips are very valiant and looking good. I like the idea of your vegtrug on legs, that would not kill my back while working on it. I might have to make one of those. Not seen Wicked though I hear it is fabulous.

  2. G'day Ali. Happy WOYWW day to you. I'm a returning WOYWW after almost a years break. Your trip to Cannes sounds a little deflated but at least you got there. Wicked looks awersome...wonder if we shall get it in Oz. Oh wow you got to South Africa and you met up with Bella too....how awesome....I love the Finn inspired canvas you made too
    Annette In Oz #23

  3. Lovely layouts, shame you didn't get to find French Treasures while you were away! Karen #71

  4. You've been busy - great scrappiness here. Bummer about the rain in France.

  5. Well that's it, isn't it? You were THERE. Can't say I've ever been to France, lol!!

    Your tulips are lovely, so SPRING!!

    #13 this week with
    fairies, a please, and
    a thank you!

  6. Honestly, you are so busy, I don't know how you manage to spend any time at leisure that doesn't involve sleeping! Your scrap pages are fab..I just love the page of you and Bella...wow.

  7. how do you manage it I didn't even post this week and despite jetting around the world ( well almost ) you also mange to complete not one but two scrap book pages that is impressive ..love the pages and the penguins especially .I hope you have a fab week an d hope to be back next week Andrea x

  8. Hi Ali - it sounds very exotic, Cannes, Cardiff and S Africa!! The journal will be fab. Lovely to see the seeds popping up - mine are going great guns at the mo. Have a great week, Chris # 35

  9. Great scrap memories! I enjoy scrapping, just overwhelming sometimes with all my photos! I do better with my trips. Looks like you had some wonderful ones. TFS Happy WOYWW! #91

  10. What beautiful flowers. So sad that you were in France and didn't get to explore. I liked Wicked - I didn't see if live, but on tv. April #20

  11. I want to bottle some of your energy!!Love your scrap page with bella.
    Thanks for lovely comments on my blog.
    Judy #8

  12. Thanks for dropping by my WOYWW post earlier. What a shame you didn't get to escape into France for a better look around!

    But how lovely to get to meet up with your friend [puts me to shame - there are good online friends who live in *this* country who I still haven't met yet!]

    Julie :-)

  13. Ooh, you international jet setter!! It's not the same when you're working though :-)
    Lovely LO from your SA trip too!
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  14. sprouting green is always such a great thing to happen. love your tulips!
    happy woyww (belated ;))
    and thanks for stopping by!
    Cheers, Jana

  15. Hi Ali -- I'm just getting around to comments this week...sorry so late. I just wasn't in the mood too much last week for anything with my health issues. Seems (hopefully) all sorted now. I saw Wicked years ago in San Diego, CA. Loved it!!! It's different than the book -- if you like to read you should do so. :-) Brigita #101