Wednesday, 5 September 2012


I have been busy with crafting lately but have not blogged about it much, so here’s an update:

First my ‘Tuscan Village scene’.  I started this a couple of years ago at a sewing class I went to.  The middle is appliqued, with lots of embroidery.  You can see the original here, designed by Becca Lo Giudice.  The original has another border with lots of appliqued flowers, but I don’t have the pattern so was wondering how to finish it off.  I’ve placed a thin green border and more of the gold at the top to see how it looks.  Needs more thought!

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It’s my brother and SIL’s silver wedding anniversary today, so here’s the card I made for them:

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I went to my scrapbook crop last Saturday.  You’ll remember that we have a theme and a ‘page of the day’ competition?  This months theme was ‘GAMES’.  I tried to do something different as I had already scrapbooked my Olympic Games pictures.  So here’s Nicholas aged about 9 months, playing with saucepan lids on the kitchen floor!

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I love how Basic Grey’s ‘Oxford’ goes so well with the photo.  I think  I used a Shimelle sketch.

I have been slowly working through scrapbooking all our holidays.  I am doing a few 12 x 12 per holiday and then putting the rest of the photos in divided page protectors, with lots of journaling.  This is a Summer holiday to a Alpine ski resort in Austria, Zell am Zee in 2001.  We had a wonderful time!  This picture was taken at the Salt Mines at  Berchtesgarden.  The miners used these wooden slides to get down into the mine!  What fun!!! (Sketch from Page Maps)

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We loved going up on the ski lifts and then walking around the top of the mountain, although walking all the way down sure hurts your legs!

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I love these ‘Campy Tales’ papers from American Crafts.  Another Shimelle sketch.  Another highlight of that holiday was visiting Salzburg.  It’s a really pretty place, and so evocative of the film ‘Sound of Music’!  It is the birthplace of Mozart, so lots of musical refernces too.  It’s a place we’d love to go back to.  In fact, we often say we should do another Alpine holiday.


Sian said...

I do love a post with lots of things to look at! You are one crafty talent Linda - you can tirn your hand to so many different crafts

Melissa said...

Wow, Linda, you have some wonderful crafty creations here. I like the addition of the gold border on the Tuscan Village scene- the thin strip of green looks good, too, but I think I would go with the burgundy/red color instead (I like things a little brighter). Either one will look great.

That is a fun photo in the Austria layout!