Wednesday, 22 September 2010

This is just a quick and simple layout that I did recently of the Safari Park. We have got a yearly membership so we go quite often and I have got loads of pictures and I wasn't sure how to scrap them. I decided that I would do a layout that focused on the animals. I added the journalling after I had taken the photo.

I added these chipboard circles (Love Elsie and Scenic Route) which I had in my stash and I threaded some embroidery floss through the button to add some texture.

I added this Prima felt textured swirl and added detail with some flowers.

I was quite pleased with the result of this one and it is hanging on my wall so I can enjoy it before it is transferred to to my scrapbook.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Well over the past few weeks I've been quite busy. First of all my printer broke - aargh! Typical as one of my goals was to scan in a huge bag of old photographs mum had given me. Anyway I had some birthday money as I was 21 (again!) in August and I bought one of these baby's. It's just what I wanted a scanner, photocopier and printer all in one. It scans up to four photos at the same time and the photo quality is great. Here are some of my favourite photos I've scanned so far.

My Great Grandma, Emily aged 46 in 1923.

My mum aged 3 in a new dress.

My Grandad Arthur.

My grandma as a young girl.

My Grandma and Grandad's wedding, 1924.

I've nearly finished the scanning one bag and am looking forward to the next one. It has been really interesting to look in detail at the photographs - such as this one - what do you see? A couple (relatives of my mum just after they had moved to America ) standing outside their car and home? Yes, exactly but .....

.... look more closely - can you see the young boy peeking out of the window? I'm not sure who he is but I do hope it's my mum's cousin (she didn't see him until he was much older during the war). What a fabulous photo! Let me know what you think.

I have done some scrapping but I haven't taken many photos, will do so soon though.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

The kids went back to school last week but before they did we took a day trip to Llandudno. We have a fabulous time and the weather was gorgeous so of course I took lots of photos. The kids had a wonderful day shopping on the pier, running around on the Great Orme and riding on the cable car. I'm planning a mini album for this trip so I'll keep you posted.