Monday, 4 July 2022

Scrapbook Layouts 2022 - No's.28-30

Hello again,

As usual, I hope this finds you well and, if not enjoying, at least tolerating another Monday after a wonderful weekend. 

I can make no claims to a wonderful weekend, having spent most of it in bed unwell. Oh, the joys of getting older!  

Consequently, no time's been spent in my poor neglected craftroom. All I have to offer is three more pages completed earlier this year. 

No's.28 & 29 - February Week 6

This is a double page spread covering the sixth week of the year. All the way back to February. Seems like a lifetime ago. I remember it was a busy week which included the news that another great-grandchild was on its way and here we are in July and mum Heather is now in the last month of pregnancy. How the weeks fly!

No.30 - Fun With The Girls

This was a lovely page to work on with photos from the first WOYWW Crop I attended in 2017, Llandudno. I can still remember my friend Annie's surprised look on seeing me in the flesh for the first time. I was very much smaller than she had visualised!!! Also in the photos are Jan (LLJ) and Julia (the lady responsible for all this WOYWW fun). The layout is loosely based on M K Gunn's pages dated 5 February 2022. 

Thanks for looking.

As always, take care and bye for now,

Elizabeth 

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Scrapbook Layouts 2022 - No's.25-27

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are well and having a lovely day wherever you are. I have three more pages to share.

No.25 - Spring Blossom

Nothing lifts my spirits more than to see our cherry trees in blossom. This year has been a better than average year and, lucky for us, there was no storms and high winds to blow it all away. I foresee a bountiful harvest. 

No.26 - Tulip Time

Another welcome sign of Spring, the tulips. I particularly like this one with its striking colour because it's usually the first to make an appearance. I'd love to name the variety but I can't find my book of labels. 

No.27 - Egg Hunt

My husband's great-great niece and nephew, Freya & Josh, enjoy the egg hunt in their garden every Easter. 

All three layouts were based on Lisa Sikorsk's first three sketches in her month long 4 Seasons challenge on her Facebook group, Scrap A Sketch.  The beautiful patterned papers used for No's. 1&2 were from Mind The Scraps March kit and the cutfile on No.3 is from a Shimelle collection, as is the frog and dragon sticker. Flair from another Facebook group, Dotty About Flair, all other embellishments from stash.

Sticking down all the sequins around the cutfile was a labour of love!

Thanks for looking.

As always, take care and bye for now,

Elizabeth 

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Rosa 'Douglas'

Hello Everyone,

The roses are doing spectacularly well now. Today's red rose is the Douglas.

I'm forever grateful to my two lovely friends, Jan and Julia, for the gift of this beautiful rose to mark the sad loss of my brother Douglas four years ago. He's never far from my thoughts but when I look at these blooms I smile at our memories.  

Thanks for looking.

As always, take care and bye for now,

Elizabeth