Sunday, 23 October 2016

Scrapbooking & Snippets - Little Girls Pretty As A Picture


I hope you have had a very happy Sunday. I'd like to give a very special shout out for my dear friend, Annie ... it's her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Annie! I hope you have a terrific birthday week and many happy returns too!

Deary me, yet another week gone by since I last posted. What can I say? It's been a busy week with birthdays, visitors and a trip to the theatre, not to mention the dreaded dentist appointment - best not to dwell - and no crafting has been done again! And just to make matters worse I'm working on a new computer - the other is fast approaching retirement, ten years old, and is soooo slow. Now I have to get accustomed to Windows 10 ... it's doing my head in so if I make mistakes please bear with me while I work my way through Windows 10 for Seniors!!!

Having created absolutely zilch this week I thought I'd share this scrapbook layout, Little Girls Pretty As A Picture, which I made months ago. I put it away in the Family History album and then completely forgot about it but, as I like to record my projects here on this blog, I thought it was time it got an airing.

The pretty little girls in the photo, dated around 1904, are my great-aunts - Williamina (Mina), Janet (Jessie) and Henrietta (Nettie) and my grandmother, Martha, Nunn - on my paternal side. In the family they were always referred to as the Nunn Sisters but strictly speaking three were sisters and one, Nettie, was their cousin. Until recently I understood that my great-grandmother brought her up along with her daughters because Nettie's mother, Barbara, died in childbirth but recent research doesn't confirm that. Researching the family history further I was unable to find a death certificate for Barbara around the right time but I did discover that she gave birth to a younger daughter, also named Barbara, who died in infancy. I'm sure there is a perfectly reasonable explanation - I just haven't found it yet!!!

Back to the layout. As the girls are dressed up to the nines in their Sunday best, I decided that a combination of pink and turquoise on a grey and white base would be just right for this layout. Here's a list of supplies used:

  • Based on a 12"x12" 2-photo sketch from Becky Fleck's Scrapbook Page Maps
  • Paper - Simple Stores Hello Baby Grey Wood/Chevron sheet; Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Border Strips, Journaling Cards, Elegant Label; SEI White Elegance Tiara; Elle's Studio You and Me Lovely Stripes (2013)
  • Ink - Memento Espresso Truffle
  • Punches - Martha Stewart butterfly edge & Woodware small butterfly
  • Rubons - Basics by Kaisercraft Sugar & Spice
  • Embellishments - Wood veneer hears, pink flower-shaped buttons & pink gems from stash

The butterflies were all made from snippets of patterned paper so I'll be popping over to Di's at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 252 to submit it as my snippety make for this week.

Wishing you all a wonderful week, whatever it brings you.


  1. A wonderful scrapbook page, something that I should do with the piles of photos my mother has of older member of the family.

    Sue xx

  2. A wonderful page, genealogy can be so frustrating with so many leads proving disappointing hope you manage to find the answers

  3. Beautiful layout Elizabeth and those little girls are gorgeous, Plus you have a bit of a family mystery to solve as well :) Great to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  4. Ooooh l just love your layout x


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