ESAD blog hop- favourites 

Thanks for the wonderful creations you shared Linda Whalley.

Is it even possible to have favourites? This catalogue has some amazing products.

I am always one for a scrapbooking page or two. That’s what I usually do on these hops. I rarely post photos of my cards even though I hold at least 2 classes a month. I should make sure I do that.

As many of you know I love pocket scrapbooking and am an admin to a large facebook group. Of course using the new Memories and More I had to create a few layouts. Let me know what you think.

These two pocket pages were using the Perfect Days Memories and More set. I love to use anything with and black and white base. It makes it so easy to use. So much more versatile.


This side is of page is the Louvre. I used a a more colourful selection of cards. You will see on the reverse side there are cards from the same kit however I have used black and white only so they would match my photos of Notre Dame.

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With a few embellishments these can be stunning pages but of course you can ALWAYS just use the cards as is. No need for embellishments.

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What do you think? Would you like to pocket scrapbooking for your memories?

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The few embellishments.

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For this page I used the Designer Series Paper Coffee Break to create a page about our trip to Europe last year. These photos are from our first day adventuring around Paris. Coffee was a must and these papers were perfect for this page.



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I fussy cut the cups, coffee pots and plunger from paper in the set. I like the way I was able to create some beautiful embellishment clusters using this paper. I don’t mind fussy cutting. It is a mindless task and easy to complete when you want to craft but are a little bit tired or lost for direction.

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I hope you enjoyed all my creations.


Here is a full list of blog participants. Please make sure you leave some comments as you hop around.

If you’d like to know a little bit more about ESAD please comment below.


Here is a list of all blog hop participants:

  1. Josie Dean
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Carolina Evans
  4. Kim Oliver
  5. Sandra Mastello
  6. Lou Kitzelman
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Cheryl Algie
  9. Rebecca Scurr
  10. Sharon Dalton
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Monique Fielder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Terri Hawke
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Kristel Rimmer
  17. Maree McIntosh
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Rosalie Desmond
  20. Linda Whalley
  21. Amity Knight – that’s me
  22. Peta Stephen
  23. Megan Lenske
  24. Richelle Fletcher
  25. Carly Middleton

London day 2 20th June

It was a horribly wet day and considering the late night we had last night at the Harry Potter studios we weren’t very keen to get going today.

We decided it was best not to take Kevin Joshua as he would need to be carried everywhere to see any of the jewels so he went ofd adventuring with Granny and Grandpuff.


You can’t take photos inside unfortunately.


One of the guards. Jessica thought it was so funny they wouldn’t react to us or move at all.


The actual tower to the left. We were very lucky it was a rainy day and were able to get tickets straight away and only wait 10 minutes to get in to see the jewels. As soon as the sun came out the crowds came out.


The windy staircases to stop any attackers being able to advance very easily and fight on their way up. They made me dizzy going up.



Guards marching around the tower.


We had to walk across Tower Bridge to see the crack where the lifts up.


The family on the bridge with the Tower in the background.


In the front of one of the traditional London buses. Up the top of course.


Lisa and Kevin looking out over Trafalgar Square.


They were keen to get up and explore but Kevin found it a bit scary getting down.


The kids loved the Yoda busker.

We even walked from Trafalgar Square to Hambley’s toy store. Five storeys of toy heaven.  Even I loved it and nearly bought the whole store. Jessica did get a Hermione wand and we did get a family Wizard’s chess set. Kevin found some train things to buy, naturally.

It was another long day of walking but we really did enjoy our day out.

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We arrived in Paris today at 5.30pm. It was a very long day for us after leaving home at 9.30am Sunday,  flying to Sydney, waiting for our connecting flight at 4pm and arriving in Dubai around 6.30am Australian EST. If that wasn’t bad enough I didn’t sleep at all on that leg of the flight because my shoulder injury was so sore. It felt as though I was being stabbed in the back and I had difficulties breathing. Fortunate I was given some pain killers so I slept fitfully from Dubai to London.


Lisa holding our mascots Mort the possum and Elizabeth the platypus in Dubai

The kids were so well behaved.  We recieved a lot of compliments on theur behaviour.  By the time we’d been through immigration at Heathrow and traveled  on the Underground to go to King’s Cross with all the morning communters the kids were exhausted and needes to do something other than sit down and wait.


Leaving Heathrow to travel to London King's Cross

We managed to find this cute little park in Argyle Square for them to play in. We checked out the Harry Potter store at King’s Cross, changed some money, bought food and went through immigration again to head to France on EuroStar.



Once again, through the procedures and the official part, the kids were so well behaved.  We are very blessed.



A cute little shop near our accommodation

We walked to our accommodation and settled the kids in. Kevin went to find food for dinner and I washed and clothed the kids. I also had a shower. It felt amazing.


After Kevin had made dinner we put the kids to bed and Pauline looked after the kids while Kevin and I went for a walk. We walkes to the top od the hill near our apartment and went into a very beautiful church before walking home and falling into bed.



Out of our apartment window to the street below