Sunday, 1 March 2009


Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month. March already!! February always goes so fast with so many birthdays in Allan his side of the family. Today we had a BBQ lunch at my SIL her house with the family. Allan missed out as he was spending some time down the coast with his mate. We made some chocolate brownies for dessert and took some ice cream to accompany them, so yum!!

The kids were having so much fun playing with their cousins. It's almost like they get to know their cousins again in the month of February each year as we don't see each other all that often the rest of the year, unfortunately. I would love to see them more often as we don't have my side of the family over here but I suppose everyone has their own lives and is quite busy.

Next week we'll all catch up again though at the boot (the yearly cricket match from the Tabers at their farm). Hopefully it won't end the way it did last year...

Tonight I'm doing my Sunday Roast at ScrapBoutique, 8.30 EDST. I made a quick and easy 8.5 x 11 LO for this one and used some gorgeous new MME papers for it. I hope the LO will look good with other papers too though...

I also should finish my 1960's LO for our Passion 4 Fashion 2 comp. I really enjoyed the 1980's LO. I used a photo that was taken by my good friend Wim who died quite a long time ago. It was so good to go back and remember those times. I used my all time fav song for the title;"to look at you" by INXS. I bought that album (shabooh shoobah) when I was a teenager in Holland. I was saw the cover and loved it, didn't know the band though as they were like totally unknown in Holland at that time, and I've been a fan ever since :)

I also created to LO's for ScrapBoutique using BG Marrakech papers. Love love love those colours. They are just perfect for funky lively LO's, love that!! The first one is about Lucy and about what she is like at home, a crazy, funny, determined and super sweet little girl.
The second one is also about Lucy (I know... so many of Lucy but she is just so cute at the moment) about her love for her dollies, so sweet.

That's it from me for now, thanks for visiting!!
ps. Do you like my new background?? I'm going to figure out how to get the heading a bit more in the middle though... the background is by house of 3, cute stuff!!
Happy Scrapping :)


Chris Millar said...

Love the new blogware!!! And look at you in that old photo! Gorgeous!
Love how you've used the Marrakech!
Have a great week!

Kerryn said...

Some fabulous stuff here Manon! Gorgeous :).

Anonymous said...

Lieve Manon,

Wat een mooie LO's zowel van jouwzelf als van Lucy,leuk dat jij zaterdag belde,zal ik woensdag of donderdag even bellen,mail maar even wat het beste uitkomt.

Liefs mama

Krissy C said...

Beautiful work Manon!!!

Krissy xx

Liz Weber said...

You ROCK the BG Marrakech papers and Lucy looks adorable in them. Great work with all the SB layouts Manon.

Edleen said...

oh yes! love your new blog look and chocolate brownies just sounds so Yummy!!! :D

great layouts there Manon!

about the black flowers you asked, those are cut outs from an old pp i've had. it doesn't have the product name on it though... sorry.

hope to see more of your Beautiful work and enjoy the week!

Nee said...

Love your Layouts and your blog!

A fellow Canberrian! Ive just moved back after a few years to Conder on the south side.

Do you have a favorite scrap shop here? Also noticed you wrote about a retreat you went to. Do they have many here and who runs them, if you don't mind me asking!


Christine said...

Love that photo of you - you were such a hottie! Your new background looks fantastic

Al said...

Hi Manon,
You left a comment on my blog about Kaiser - good luck if you apply for the DT position!