Sunday 19 February 2012

Why I {heart} fondue...

... or the story of an inspiration...

But before that, I wanted to take the opportunity and say a big thank you to Puccarina for the amazing gifts she sent me last week! Take a look and you can get jealous (hehehe). Here are her own photos because I really love the ways she has presented the felt cats she made!

She is doing amazing things with the felt, and imagine that she did everything from scratch, even the design! For more photos and information you can visit her blog here.

She also sent me one of my favourite of her cards, which you can find here. And here is the card:

Puccarina, thank you so very much, they are really gorgeous and they are decorating my living room already!! :D


After a week away from my craft room due to a business trip, yesterday I wanted to make a layout. I saw the latest Greek Scrapbookers #26 challenge with the following colour combo and I liked it so much, I wanted to make something.

And then I read the theme... It is about food, and we are asked to scrap either about a recipe, or a photo of ourselves or someone else cooking... oops! problem! My relationship with my kitchen is minimal and I didn't have any photo to scrap!

I was looking at the colours a bit disappointed, thinking that I liked them very much and they were reminding me of something. And then I realised - my living room! (It took me a while, but hey, I was tired from the trip!). It was a pity I couldn't use a picture from my living room, it would be great for the colour combo.

And then I remembered something else. New Year's Eve, at my place, all the cousins around the coffee table eating fondue! (Yes, we do like informal New Year's Eves....). I looked for the photos and indeed, they were really good for the colour combo. So here is what I prepared:

Looking for a title to explain why I love fondue, I remembered something else - the latest Bird is the word challenge is about the word "Heart". And I do {heart} fondue, because as I explain in the journalling:

1. it's a slow process (or procedure? I always get confused!) and I enjoy both the food and the conversation with friends

2. you can choose from a variety of sauces and each one can cook their meat as much as they want, from rare to almost burnt

3. (and I have to confess the most important of all...) since I don't like cooking, it was a great solution for our New Year's Eve dinner! So the photo is from all of us cooking together ;ο)

I reached to the two Studio Calico kits I got a few weeks ago and mixed them. I have also subscribed to their "Stretch Your Kit" class and this week they have asked us to let our stamps be a tool for helping us place or add journaling on our page. And this is what I did - I used one of the kit stamps to make the three journaling spots.

I hope you like it!


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Dolly Daydreams said...

HI Natasha, what wonderful gifts !! I saw them on Pinterest and was blown away and yes I am very jealous indeed !! Love your fondue layout and I love fondue too such a great way to bring friends together especially if you don't like cooking !!


Lizzy Hill said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.... this is really clever, I LOVE the way you have used the stamps to journal --- it looks great. Very original:):)

Ella Swan said...

This is so cool! Love your journaling spots!! Thanks for playing at Bird is the Word!!!

Marilyn said...

Love your page!! Thanks for playing along us at BITW!

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