Saturday, 19 May 2012

Here Come The Babes

the Blossom Babes that is. We were mostly all team  mates in a team on UKS and have been together several years, unfortunately when things changed to social groups on UKS things drifted somewhat and it lost a lot of what we enjoyed it for so we moved away from there....but we still stayed together!! Along the way we have grown and we now have our special honourary Blossoms too :)
I am lucky enough to be able to call ALL of these lovely, special, kind hearted souls my friends. Every year we all get together for a crafting retreat in Essex in the beautiful setting of Debden House. Some of the girls I get to meet each month at our local crop or classes, but some of them we only get chance to get together with at Debden. We do however all keep in touch online. This is a photo taken at this years retreat, sadly we were missing 2 of our regulars, Jill and Gilly ( and girls, we really REALLY did miss you, it was not the same without you both there....roll on 2013!!!) When I saw the colours in the photo I knew it would be a good one to use with these lovely papers.

They are from the My Minds Eye Miss Caroline collection, such pretty patterns and colours aren't they. The bingo card was from a sheet of Simple Stories paper, the butterflies punched out with a Martha Stewart punch and the title is using AC Thickers.

I was totally inspired by an idea on a layout I saw well over a year ago by a fab scrapper called
she used circles and squares together and I LOVED the effect.

Anyway, all that is left to say is that I just LOVE these girls....they are the best.....and I count myself very blessed to know them xxx


  1. Awwww we feel the same about you too Anita. :)

  2. What a fabulous layout Anita as always.. Great pic of your lovely dear friends.. Love the minds eye papers... I have paper envy now!!! Hugs May x x x

  3. Lovely page Anita - not sure about that photo though :)

    We do have a lovely time though x

  4. Waaah - I wanted to be there so much.

    Next year is a definite. Er which makes me remember that I think I've been asked for a sign up?


    We've just got a new computer which has bu****ed up all my social networking. Bear with me but I will def be there next year.


  5. Really lovely layout - fab photos used and I love the little punched circles and squares x

  6. Hey, I've been scrapped! I had a super weekend too Anita, as always.

    Love this layout and the way you have used the beautiful papers.

    Lynn xxx

  7. Great layout Anita... the papers are perfect for your pic. Just love the way you made good use of the double sided paper.
    I can't wait for Debden 2013..............!!!
    Sandra x