10 October 2016

New kits and a new freebie

This post tonight is just about scrapbooking, there are two new kits I'd like to show off:

Precieux Moments by Louise Laudet , it's a mini kit , 7 papers and 30 elements

in  her store at:

in all her other shops starting from 25th October


my page:

From Scrap'Angie an autumn themed kit. 
It's Blissful Autumn.

in her stores:


My pages with the kit:

the freebie:

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Comments are always appreciated, thanks!

4 October 2016

Ethereal Dream and its freebie

I was reading my last post where I was thinking of checking shipping prices at the local post office, but life conjured against me once again. Our car had a malfunction, sniff, and we had to took it in. It was the upper inlet manifold, for those not in the know it's the piece of metal where you can also find the throttle valve.  
Since our car is 12 years old, spending too much money is not a great idea, but, there's always a but, isn't it?, it's the only one we have and therefore we had to get it fixed no matter what. The mechanic told us that the price for the original spare part was around 800 euros, the not-branded one around 500. EEECH! Way too much!! That was the moment my "despicable banausic mind" stepped in: I took a photo of the part, wrote down the serial number and googled for it. Bingo!  I found a new one in England for 267!  I bought it, without giving a second thought about it! The only downside was the shipping, that took 9 long days. 
Should you ever buy something on Ebay that has written under shipping: global priority shipping, don't buy! Search for another site with standard couriers. 
The box remained parked waiting for labeling and custom's declarations in England ( even if there is no need of custom declarations when shipping from England to Italy) for 5 long long days. I paid 13 £ for shipping costs, such a waste. 
I would have paid more and gladly to have the piece sooner. Two weeks without a car was pure dread. I had to skip an appointment to the dentist, Alex missed 2 weeks TKW training, which I had already paid for, my fridge would have cried in despair if it had eyes to do it and I finished all I had in the kitchen pantry. Oh my I can't live without a car, public services suck here! 
We got our car back only yesterday, halleluyah! 
Total cost: 267 for the spare part and 98 for the handling by the grease monkey... 
I would have preferred  new shoes or a cricut cutting machine (my secret dream) but life isn't always the way you want it...
What matters most is the we are motorized again!

There is a new kit out there, a beauty created by Scrap'Angie and called Ethereal Dream:

available at:

My pages:

the freebie

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26 September 2016

Autumn is back and has a freebie too

We are all slowly getting back to scrapping once again after summer, school started 2 weeks ago here at my place and with DS at school I have a little bit more time to scrap. My problem is I have way to many crafting projects going on and only 24 hours a day....and a life too!!! I was forgetting the household.... sniff.... I'm gonna post some of my basketry efforts to let you see them and I was thinking about to sign in at Esty to try to sell my creation. I'm a bit scared by calculating the shipping costs since they should be inserted in advance... no idea how much it is....
As soon as I can I'll drive to the local post office to request some infos....
I'll keep you updated...

The last kit I scrapped with is a real beauty designed by Louise L and it's name is: Songe D'Automne, 130 elements and 22 papers:




in her shops


The freebie page is available at Scrap from France and Digiscrapbooking.ch 
(click the banners above to reach the shops)

My pages:

24 August 2016

Sweet tiny love

Just a pub post today to show you all the last kit of Scrap'Angie called Sweet Tiny Love

in all her shops:


my pages with the kit:

18 August 2016

When the connection fails you.... and a freebie

I think that internet could become an addiction but fortunately that's not my case. On August 11th I had a failure on my phone line/connection and nothing worked anymore. No Adsl , no phone calls, no smart tv, no movie on demand, no online playing, nothing. Ds was frustrated and Dh too, I was worried not to be able to respect my commitments with kit going online. I could do nothing about it, I called the phone and internet provider and requested a fix. Sadly it was Thursday the 11 and with the mid-August holiday approaching I had to wait until yesterday, the 17. 
Have you ever noticed how things happen to broken just before major holidays or weekends, same thing with children falling ill when there's no doctor available or you're about to leave for a holiday.... some kind of curse I suppose or maybe Murphy's law, either way it's such a stress.... 
I used the forced off-line time to wash my washable white couch upholstery and doing some extra cleaning... you know the sort of thing you do just once or twice a year....

But now I'm back online and I'm late to show you a new kit by Scrap'Angie called Whisper....

in all her shops:


my pages with the kit:

the freebie:

Please respect our TUOS, mine and Angie's. I love reading your comments therefore should you like my page do leave a word and have a look at Angie's shops , she's a fabulous designer!

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