Saturday, 19 November 2011

My Favourite Things!

Well Hello!!  Here I am again as part of a Blog Hop... I Love all this Hopping about....  it easily fits into this Hops Subject Matter, which is My Favourite Things!

You should have come to me from Leslie ......  If you didn't... leap back to the start by clicking here to take you to the Wonderful Gills Blog 

Oooooo  Thought me.. easy peasy.... but... It wasn't!  Not by a long shot!  Why was it so difficult... well.. what IS my Favourite, Favourite Thing of all my Favourite Things????



Errrrrrr.. Help! :-)

So I sat and had a good Thinkies about it, and came up with a few... Obviously my friends and Family are my total favourites, but, I had other ideas too... and after much deliberating.. here they are!

While at the NEC last weekend (which is part of My Favourites for starters), My friend, who wasn't even there at the time, twisted my arm soooooooo far behind my back that the only way I could free myself was to purchase a Smash Book!!!   (You know who you are.. and I love you for it!!!!!)

and here it is.......

I love it to bits... but it did cause me problems too... as an ex Librarian.. one Does Not Write In Books!!!  Or take random bits of paper and glue them down!  And the pages are soooooooo beautiful, how could I possibly de-face them??

So... I put on my Big Girl Pants... and I picked up the Glue stick....  and.....


This Smashing Lark is GREAT!!!   Deffo a Favourite Thing.....  and about a Favourite Thing too... here are my completed TWO pages.....  well.. how much do you want from me.. I can't cover every page.. this is gonna take time! LOL

Close ups.....

OK.. it may not seem much to the experienced Smasher.. but to me... I am soooooo Proud of me.. I SMASHED!!!!  Yayyyyy

My next page is all under construction too.. here is a sneakie Peekie.....

There was a double spread with a smashing picture of Old Bikes... Perfect I thought for a page about Matilda-Rose...  who is Very Very high on my Favourite Things list... just waiting to all be Smashed into place a some waffling to be done to fill the gaps!  For those interested.. the loose picture at the top of the page is what Matilda-Rose looks like!

Right... enough Chitter Chatter from me..... Your next Blog Hop is..................  Haidee


Debs x


  1. Fabulous project. Love the page layout. Can't wait to see more page.

  2. Wow this is fabulous. Love the completed pages and can't wait to see the completed couple of pages.

    Linda xxxx

  3. Hi Deb Thanks for comments on my blog this is great never heard of a smash book before.
    I saw you at the NEC in your adorable cozzie very brave I must say have a great weekend
    Jacki xx

  4. Matilda Rose looks like a fabulous ride and yes my bike and your bike seems so similar. I just got a smash book but haven't had the heart to write in it. TFS

  5. I must have been under a rock. I never heard if a smash book either, but it lokks like good fun. However, like you I have a problem christening new blank books, journals, even note / pukka pads. Well done you!! XDenise

  6. Super smash book! I've been upcycling a brochure into an art journal!!I am having a blast! It's tons of fun!

  7. This is great and now has me so curious as to what a smash book is - I must investigate! :)

    Thanks for sharing and I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pages about colors!

  8. Great job on the smashbook. I'm just starting to use mine too!
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  9. ummmm what is a smashbook.....:) Happy Thanksgiving ...lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  10. i've never heard of a smash book. What a great idea! I love it!


  11. You know I had never even heard of a smash book until I stumbled across the "term" on someone's blog, these look amazing, yours will be fantastic, have fun with it!

  12. I have a smash book and still have yet to use, you've inspired me. Your pages are gorgeous, love them.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  13. This is so unusual Debs! Haven't seen a Smash Book before. Obviously it looks like a scrapbook, but it's not! Intriguing!!

    Well done!

    Sorry for the lateness of this comment. Was working all weekend and then got caught up with other stuff when I got home!

    Lisa xx

  14. I never heard of a SMASHBOOK! I think we need a tutorial on this. Loved reading your bloggy part...too funny! The book looks wonderful and I'll have to check into this follower as well.
    Hope you can stop by & say hi...
    Creative wishes,

  15. Nice smash book! Great memories in there too.

  16. Hi Debs i am finally managing to hop !! WOW what a cool book - ive never heard of smashing and im intrigued. ( OH NO not another project to buy for i hear jim shout) !! Going to have to google it.
    I love what youve done and am intrigued to see how your book develops.
    Thank you for taking the time out to create and to share your project. Roll on the next hop x


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