Sunday, 23 February 2014

February CKCB Members Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Normandy in Spring time" stop, on the CKCB Blog Hop, where hundreds of daffodils are already adding beauty to the gardens.

You probably just left Lesley's UK blog Oh! Blog It and the next stop after here will be Chrissy @ Crafty Chrissie Creates who I think is in New Zealand!

In my last post I revealed my February Counterfeit Kit which I called "It must be Lurve".
Here's another shot of the kit before I started to play.

Despite being sick in bed for 4 days this week, suffering from stomach flu, I have managed to make quite a hole in my kit - 4 LO's and 3 identical tags.

When February's challenge #1 was posted on CKCB those Ugly Sweaters made me cringe, especially when I remembered some of the jumpers and cardigans I'd draped my body with in the oh so un-trendy 1970's.
Thankfully, no photographic evidence of those clothing faux pas remains and I was more than happy to roam around Pinterest to locate someone else's woolly nightmare.
the perfect Christmas gift for the man who has everything?

The patterns and colours are a perfect match for my kit, this is the LO that this Ugly Sweater inspired.

the view from my work table looking out across my very cluttered
attic craft room

as I'd hoped, I was able to use up lots of stash embellies on my page

love the way it all came together so well
The UKS February Tag Swap theme was "Lurrrrve"................ and I had just the kit for it.

and here are my LO's for the UKS weekly challenges - 2 & 3.

week 2
"missus b" (that's me BTW) was our ebay sellers name when we began selling vintage and antique French faience in 1999.
with our 2 dogs Blue & Bess we traveled all over France having the time of our lives for about 5 years

week 3
when an unexpected snowstorm in March 2013 blocked our driveway
the Senior Partner and his dog Fleur were in their element!
That's all I can share for now as the 4th LO that I've made using the kit is part of my Chinese Whispers Circle Journal and I can't, on pain of death, breath a word about it on my blog until all 12 LO's have been completed......I hope to do a full reveal of them at the end of 2014.
I wonder how much they will have changed?
So, thanks for stopping by.

I hope you've enjoyed this visit to Normandy. 
If you get lost anywhere en route you can always check the CKCB where you'll find the full list of blogs participating in today's hop.


  1. Oh Maggie that jumper was just perfect for your kit wasn't it. Love the photo of your attic craft room too. Normandy is looking so lovely isn't it?

  2. Your layout looks amazing, much better than the ugly jumper you were inspired by!

  3. Hope you're feeling better Maggie, great job with your kit, thanks for sharing a bit of Normandy with us hoppers :)

  4. a very successful kit by the look of it - great layouts and pretty tags. Your take on the ugly sweater is perfect and it's really lovely even though I can see the influence from that (ahem) "wonderful" jumper! thanks for showing us a little spring today - even though I've been missing the winter. :-(

  5. You have been busy Maggie ... great pages and gorgeous from a lovely kit. That ugly sweater inspired a beautiful interesting page. Loved the daffs today too - a happy ray of sunshine ... I must plant some ready for next spring!

  6. Inspiring layout :) More lovelier than that sweater :) Love the flowers so ready for spring and just love the other layouts you do :)

  7. The sweater inspired some great pages there Maggie.It is nice to see a touch of spring somewhere after all that cold weather.

  8. Lots of great pages there, I can't even pick a fave. The tags are cool too. And I must say I am envious of your daffofil weather.

  9. Lovely page and a great take on the challenge. That sweater was perfect for your kit. Hope you feel better soon. Love seeing the daffodils, we're getting ready for another round of negative temps and more snow.

  10. SO smart to choose with your kit in mind (duh - smack my forehead)
    Love how there is this whole collage going on and your photo blends right in. I want a closer look at that fun banner hanging in there!