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As promised

I promised last week that it wouldn't be so long between posts and here I am again. I have been trying to get onto my computer for the last three hours to publish this post, but every time I headed for the stairs it would start raining and I would have to run out and bring my washing in or the phone would ring or I would get a visitor. I'm not complaining the visitors were a welcome change. My washing is once again outside and I am writing this with one eye on the weather and the other on the computer.
Speaking of which, my laptop was very poorly and as its about 4 years old I  was advised to buy a new one. So here I am now tackling the mysteries of window 8. I am persevering as it is very different to windows 7, but as there is no choice  I have to just get on with it.
Today I am sharing my pre- retreat challenge page from the recent Scrapstars retreat. This years challenge was to use the title of a film on your page. Recently I had found an old page I made years ago, but never finished. I took all the photos off it and started again. Coincidentally the challenge was made at the same time, so I used the title Jewel of the Nile. I also used the Echo Park Summer Adventure mini theme and an old Hedi Swapp paper for the background. I love these mini themes, from the one kit I have made two double page layouts and this page for the challenge.


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