Friday, 23 April 2010

Happiness is....

Happiness is....meeting up with your cyber scrapping buddy and then get them well and truly lost in London. We both joined UKS around about the same time and forged a friendship based on us both being technically challenged and sarcastic wit! No really, it was based on Ally being a lovely person, being kind enough to chat to me on UKS and laughing at my jokes!

Anyway back to the story behind the LO. Ally was very kind to meet me at Kings Cross as I am not very good at deciphering the tube maps and so I was under the impression she was good at map reading and general directions etc......well after visiting Blade Rubber Stamps (where we were given a local map) we walked to Covent Garden and stopped for lunch and a small beer. I wanted to show Ally a few shops I knew of like Cyber Candy (a brilliant sweet shop that has sweets from around the world) and Artbox (a stationary shop with a cutie Japanese style) Except I wasn't sure how to get to them but knew the street names. This is when Ally realised she had left the map in the pub! Well half a dozen phone calls to Hubby and lots of " I think I recognise this place " we did eventually find them. Credit to Ally she didn't complain as we trooped up and down the streets and then retraced our steps (though we were talking alot so weren't always paying attention to where we were going). I think she forgave me when we found a delicious Italian style ice-cream shop that we wouldn't of found otherwise. We had a lot of laughs that day and only just remembered to get a photo of ourselves together before leaving.

With the help of Shimelles scraplift challenge here and Kirstys tutorial for flowers here I made this pretty coloured layout using Bo Bunny papers. Instead of crepe paper for the flower I used twisted ribbon instead and was pleased with the resulting gingham flower.


  1. That flower is beautiful and I always get lost in London :0)

  2. It sounds like a day full of laughs! That twisted flower is beautiful.

  3. Sounds like you had a brilliant time, love the flower.

  4. It sounds like you had a good time. Thanks very much for that link, I love those flowers. Great layout.

  5. We had such a great day didn't we!
    I AM a great map-reader (when I have a map) - but surely it can't have been my fault for leaving it in the pub. Can it? Hmmmm.
    Great LO. I'll have to get on with mine soon!

  6. Sounds like the perfect day ... friends and laughter. I just love the layout you've done here and that flower ... wow mrs, I'm impressed :)

  7. Thanks for all your kind comments about the flower girls. I have made another one since...I think a few more will follow.