Saturday, 31 July 2010

Eternal City

Today sees us in the Eternal City, seeped in history where gladiators once fought to the death something Russel Crow knows a bit about. A few pennies into the famous fountain above will make sure you return, or so the saying goes.

Despite visiting this City many times there is always something new to see and I never tire or returning be it for a week or a day. It really is my favourite Capital City in the World.

On to challenges now, first Polkadoodles where the boss Nikky has set our challenge and wants us to make something generic that will work for a male or female. She also wants us to use at least two Polkadoodle products on our project.


So I have made a word book spelling BIRTHDAY which I created on the Cricut using the DS and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I selected coordinating papers from Candy Doodles CD.........I just love this lime and black combo. I stamped the ladybird trail from the unmounted stamp set several times, cut into strips and ran them across the bottom of each page.

The greeting on the front is from the new Paper Boutique Christmas CD, I used the Zutter to create a spine and tied it with cord and raffia.........I am really pleased with myself as I just knew this lovely lime coloured raffia from the wrapping on some flowers months ago would come in useful one day.

Next candy clue is tomorrow...........half way there now.

66 comments:

  1. Brenada I am really enjoying your holiday!! Are you worn out yet?
    Today, you are visiting Rome, hope you have fun.

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  2. Sorry, forgot to mention - LOVE that word book!

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  3. Owww Brenda ... I so agree with you, I've visited Rome myself many times too and I never get bored, there is always something new to see and you must always go visit the fountain to drop your coin for your wishes :) Enjoy your holiday xx

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  4. You are in Rome and it is one place I have been. It was fun to see people dressing up as gladiators charging you to have a photo taken with them, then standing there having a fag!!
    Then of course the amazing swarms of starlings at the Termini that move as one. I'm sorry I'm going on a bit. Hope you are having fun.
    Anne x

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  5. Beautiful book, Brenda!!
    Your in Rome today xxx

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  6. Hi Brenda, I think you are in Rome! I have never been but it looks truly beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

    Lisa x

    PS: Your word book is fab! I love the papers.

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  7. I absolutley love this album you made Brenda. I feel I`m now totally convinsed to by the cricut machine that a friend wants to sell to me!!
    Winning chanses on the challenge are great for you!!

    I imagine you have a swell time in ROME not to hot though Ihope!!
    Hugs lina

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  8. You are in Rome, and I love the word book. I agree the black & lime combo is stunning.

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  9. Rome!! What a great and beautiful city. I was there last year. It was very hot, but so nice.
    I hope you enjoy your trip.

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  10. You are in Rome today Brenda. Bella! Tracy x

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  11. Didn't have to google for this one!lol.
    You are in Rome!
    Have fun!
    And great spelling book you made!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  12. Are you visiting Rome today?
    One of my favourite movies Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck took place there.

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  13. Oh the Trevi Fountain in Rome, how beautiful it looks! Enjoy your day!

    Stunning word book, love the fresh colours!

    Keryn x

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  14. You're a lucky girl!!! You are in Rome! What a great cruise!

    Word book is fabulous!

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  15. Isn't Rome beautiful, your seeing some wonderful places Brenda. Gorgeous book and I love the papers on it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  16. Hi Brendy, you're in ROME. Looks wonderful, somewhere I'd love to visit. Hugs x

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  17. Hi Brenda! what a beautiful city you're visiting today! the city of Rome! and beautiful picture you added to the Trevi Fountain! is one of the places I dream to know!
    What beautiful work you did! good choice of colors and if it is true that work well for men or women! very nice!
    See you at the next stage!

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  18. Hi Brenda, you're in Rome today! Your word book is great. I'd love to make one but never got round to it - maybe an idea for our next blog girl get-together?? xx

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  19. Ahhh Trevi Fontain in Rome. Never been to any of these countries, so I am having a great adventure with you.

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  20. You are in Rome today, aren't you?

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  21. Now 'ROME' would be a dream come true I was hoping to go on my 40th but never enough money sniff, your so lucky to have been many times.
    Nice papers on the word book hun it must be nearly time you got home? enjoy the cruse (so green ha ha)

    Love Dawn xx

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  22. How beautiful! Today you are in Rome...You lucky duck! Have fun!

    ~Courtney~

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  23. Hello! What a beautiful picture! you are in Rome, the Trevi Fountain! ohhh! beautiful!!
    I love the colors of your book! Very nice work!

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  24. Beautiful word book Brenda and I hope you are relaxing with a grande ice-cream in Rome - what flavour is your favourite I wonder? Hugs Cherry XXX

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  25. Hi Brenda - You lucky thing Rome ( which is where you are today) is a place i would love to visit . So much to see. Enjoy your time there.
    Fab word book i love the colours
    Lisa ;)

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  26. And I'm very happy for you. Enjoy many of the beautiful album. The story does not stop at ca. You are in Rome. Tomorrow wait eagerly to see where you are.

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  27. You lucky lucky girl. I would love to go to Rome. This birthday book is so adorable!

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  28. Your word book is gorgeous Brenda, love the papers x

    You're in Rome x

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  29. This is Rome!! I love this city, i'm italien and i've been there two times..i could never forget the days i've spent here!!
    Very nice your card, i love polkadots!! :)
    Sara - iloveM

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  30. You know the saying when in ROME, seems like your having a good time, love the book, Janet T

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  31. You are in ROME - Anika Ekberg was ther taking a little bath once...

    Charlotta

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  32. You're in Rome ... Also I've never been there, but it seems pretty!

    I loved the colors the book.

    Bon voyage!

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  33. Hi Brenda, a very lovely birthday book, the colours are great. I think you must be in Rome! I've never been but hopefully one day! Linda x

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  34. Roma -oh I am so jealous - what a great trip you must have!

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  35. Rome is the place you are in today. I have a jigsaw of the above the fountain and that is as close as I will probably ever get to it. Love the book you created.

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  36. Fabulous Birthday Book Brenda - What a fabulous holiday you must be having too. Bet Rome is wonderful.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  37. Rome! What a marvelous time you must be having!
    R/

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  38. you're in Rome and that the photo is the Trevi Fountain ... perhaps helped by the fact of being Italian and proud of it.

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  39. I didn't have to google this one today lol. Rome! The word book looks fantastic. It definately could work for any gender. Keep up the great work =)

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  40. Hi Brenda,
    love the trevi fountain, also dropped a coin in there in 2001, but haven't made it back to Rome since then...
    Great book, these little bugs and the papers look gorgeous.
    Hugs Sandra

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  41. Gorgeous photo, Rome is such a beautiful place.
    Love that word book, fab colours
    Claire xx

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  42. you are in Rome, my favorite city!

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  43. Hi there

    Lovely Birthday Book. THat would be Rome. I still haven't returned so my penny is still waiting for me!!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  44. This is such a fab little book. Love the colours.
    Are you in Rome today?

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  45. Cor! Lovely word book, Brenda.
    I have been to Italy but have never visited Rome.

    x

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  46. Another place on my wish list, Brenda. You're in beautiful Rome today.
    Hugs Lisax

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  47. Rome! My favourite city too :)

    Fab word book!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  48. Rome, looks lovely and so does your card!

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  49. aaaahhh, Rome!! Gorgeous city with all those fabulous places to go!! =)
    Gorgeous word book!!!
    Hugs, SannaS

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  50. hope you are enjoying your hols!! Love the wordbook..so fun and funky!!! Love the polka dots!! Hugs Juls

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  51. sei nella mia città roma... ecco
    ciaooo
    goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it
    blog creative: http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

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  52. I love Rome- except for all the graffiti!

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  53. I have always loved visitin Romae as there is alwasy something new to discovver that I didn't see the last time I visited!

    Sarah x

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  54. Rome! i wish i could go back to visit

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  55. Love the word book!

    You went to Rome.

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  56. I believe you are in Rome, that's actually one of the cities I'm dying to visit! Nice word book :)
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  57. Love the word book!
    You are in Rome this time :)
    Lora x

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  58. Hey!!! I hope you enjoyed the time in Rome!! I've never been there...

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  59. Rooooooooome! This is definitely a must visit for me sometime in my lifetime!

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  60. You are in Rome.
    Love the birthday book you've made.

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  61. Beautiful book!
    Rome - fantastic city!!!

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  62. Rome...beautiful city. And a lovely book!

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  63. It is informative post. I like this city. I excited for gonna this city. I also visit in my summer vacation. I like your blog. Thanks for share with us.

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