Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Coffee in Paris

Two layouts shared in a week, I really must be spoiling you! This is what happens when I have a holiday and a bit of free time, I get back to doing the things I love for just a week or so.

Stupidly enough, I think all the anti-teacher press that's currently doing the rounds in the media courtesy of Gove and co is starting to sink into my psyche and I'm actually feeling guilty about getting up in the mornings, chilling out with a cup of tea and pottering around the house. This is madness - we teachers do deserve some holidays after all!

Anyway, back to today's layout, Paris again. On the last day we had to check out of our hotel a few hours before the Eurostar was due to leave the station. The hotel was really accomodating and let us leave our bags for a while, but we decided to get the Metro to the station with plenty of time to spare, which meant we didn't want to be lugging our bags around with us. So we found this cute (but expensive, as always!) coffee shop near the station and just sat and watched the world go by for an hour or so.

The Cocoa Daisy May 2011 kit was ideal for my Paris pictures because it had lots of grungy, vintage style papers in it that seemed to fit with the Paris scenery pretty well. Having said that, I made a few pages with an even older kit which are much brighter and fresher, so anything can work.

It's nice to be onto the June 2011 kit which is much bolder and more colourful in style for a change now though. I'm currently creating some layouts for Shimelle's online crop from the June kit which I should share on here over the course of the week. She has also announced a new class which I have signed up to - I like the fact that her classes leave you with access to the message boards and class materials for ever, so that you can access them in your own time. I've completed a lot of Shimelle's classes in the past, though none recently, and think it's about time I had another go at something to get me scrapbooking more often again.


  1. Melanie here! I absolutely loved this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog :) MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. Hi Melanie, thanks! What was your question?