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So today I am exhausted, I have been trying to get a reasonable price for a 2.5 m x 2.5m, do you think anybody would do it. Not on your nelly,there was much sucking of teeth before either they wanted the equivalent of 1/4 of my monthly salary or it just wasn't worth it to them. So I thought pot 'em and I've done it myself. Well almost, I ran out of slab fix for the last two slabs. It will be finished tomorrow. I have just one thing to say to all those men who sucked their teeth and tried to rob me blind. EAT MY PATIO! and it cost me £130. I am feeling very proud and very sore.
I also got some great news this page that I made for the National Scrapbooking Day over at Scrap Whispers won me the challenge prize, I was so pleased. A couple of days later I found out I'd won the first prize for the whole day. My prize a $20 voucher for and an Echo Park Life is good collection. I am doubly thrilled.
All this activity means I haven't done any crafting but I had managed to do a few things over the last week. This page is one I started at Inspired retreat in February 2010, it was taught by Mr Rusty Pickle himself Lance, this was before the company was closed. It was a very masculine page and I wanted these old photos of my brother in his footballing days. It has taken him this long to get them to me!
I have a stack of pages that only need photos, I'm happy to have shifted one.


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