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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

november's guest design team member

My name is Anne and I am French. I live in a small rural village in the UK with my two children and my husband Andrew. I run my own company, teaching French to young children and adults.

I come from a very crafty family, starting with a grandmother who knitted and crocheted anything she could, including fruit bowls !!.  My mum used to knit and sew most of my clothes and I have lots of embarrassing pictures to prove it! She then tried her hands at framing and quilting and she is very good at it too. My sister started knitting at a very young age and designed a whole new wardrobe for my dolls and teddies. She has since become an expert quilter and a fantastic artist.

And then, there was me !! I have, unfortunately, not inherited any sewing or knitting skills, but I have always enjoyed making cards and just messing around with crafty things. I only came across scrapbooking , a year and a bit ago, after meeting the lovely Lisa (http://scrappyfairies.blogspot.com/ ) at swimming. She and I just started chatting one day instead of watching the progress of our darling cherubs! (As you do !! ). She was the first person who showed me a mini book and pictures of some lay outs she had done. I can honestly say I had never seen any pieces of art as beautiful and meaningful as these.  Lisa has since then become a good friend and remains my inspiration and role model.

I would like to describe my style as clean and simple but in reality I am a very messy scrapper and my style often reflects my personality! I love to scrap moments in time more than big events and I hope that future generations will look at my work and understand where they come from. I love pretty papers and ribbons, anything girly and lacy. I love working with masking tapes and stickers but I struggle using mists and paints.

 Anne's blog can be found at hobby d'un jour!!


  1. Anne - nice to know you !!!

  2. Welcome Anne! I can't wait to see what you create! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Hi Anne, a big welcome to you! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the November challenge. It's so nice to read and get to know you better...I just love your style!

  4. Welcome Anne, Lovely to have you joining us for the november challenges, can't wait to see what you create!

  5. Anne, you are such a talented lady. Knitting or no knitting : )
    So happy to be your 'friend'. xxx