Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Some crafting

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.

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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.craft 001

 

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.

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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.

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Some good news - Nicholas passed his driving test yesterday!

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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!

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6 comments:

Sian said...

I love the scrapbooking, of course, and it's great news about the driving test; but I'm absolutely enchanted with those snowdrops. I've never seen any like that before. How lovely!

Burnice said...

Well done Nicholas......
Nice LO's Linda. Also really love the snowdrops.
Burnice x

Chicken Licken said...

Oooo congratulations Nicholas!! Gorgeous snowdrops....the hens have eaten everything in my garden!!!

Karen said...

Hi Linda. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Of course I remember you from 365 2009. I hadn't been on my photo blog for ages until I started 365 2013 but your blog is still in my sidebar and I have been popping on every now and then to read your posts. Good to see you're still crafting and taking photos. I'm enjoying reading your 'Just a Moment' posts too.

Nicol Marquis said...

Wow! That's more than a scrapbook! That's a work of art. I'd completely forgotten that scrapbooking even existed until I saw this LOL. It's a dying art really but maybe if more people saw this post they would give it a go! Cheers for sharing! (my fav is the pink S and A one - 2nd pic !)

Shooting My Journey x

alexa said...

Your photo of the snowdrops from above is in danger of stealing the show! And what a great show it is - lovely to see you with a litte one :). The papers a work so nicely together. Ad congratulations on that driving test pass - you must all be delighted, Are you going to acquire a chauffeur now?