As well as my sewing, I have been scrapbooking! I joined a team on UKScrappers some months back, and have finally got myself in gear to do a Weekly challenge or two!
Here’s the last week of January challenge. The challenge called for a holiday picture, with someone eating, using red, and lots of journaling. This is a photo of me and Nicholas at one of our favourite ‘stopping-off’ places when going on holiday up north. We were on our way to Yorkshire in early summer 1990. I used what was left from a Basic Grey page kit, the collection is Oxford.
And here’s February week 1. This challenge called for a picture of people who are important to you, a monogram, and journaling about what the person means to you. Here’s my Lo of Maurice’s nephew Simon and his wife Alys. I used a starting point from Shimelle (thanks Alison, I saw it on your blog). This paper is from a lovely collection called Victoria Gardens by Echo Park.
These 2 pages form part of our holiday to Scotland in Autumn 1990 (must have been a good year!) I used Bo Bunny Autumn papers. I love the colours, but do find these highly patterned papers difficult to use! I am really enjoying going back over old holidays, and spent a while looking places up on the internet, like the Auld Kirk in Alloway, Ayr. It features in the poem Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burns, a famous Scottish poet.
I’ve spent this morning making a few cards. Here’s a card for my niece who gave birth to a little girl last week and 2 simple birthday cards.
Some good news - Nicholas passed his driving test yesterday!
Finally, I thought it would be nice to have cut flowers from the garden every day. Here are some double snowdrops. I didn’t have a vase small enough so floated the flower heads in a bowl of water. I love the green stripes!