The Big Trip

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Good afternoon bloggers

Two weeks ago today, in our back garden, my OH and I experienced a moment in history. I decided to record it for posterity, in a manner befitting all good scrapbookers. I hear you asking what the occasion was. Well, DD has her first boyfriend and they decided to venture into the garden instead of loitering outside the house in the manner of a modern day Romeo and Juliet! The photo isn't great but all mothers will appreciate the significance.

Today I'm faced with the prospect of a house devoid of children for the next five days. DS is peacefully ensconced at school and DD is on a coach on her way down to Hull. Tonight she'll take the ferry over to Rotterdam, en route to Michelstadt in Germany for a musical arts exchange visit with her school's twin school, the Gymnasium in Michelstadt. In addition to performing in the Gymnasium's annual arts concert, she and her schoolmates will endeavour to teach the German pupils a song in Gaelic - oh to be a fly on that wall!!!

Anyway, I digress, as usual. I was checking my camera card this morning and came across the photo above and decided to break the habit of a lifetime and do a 12 by 12 layout. Apologies for the photography, but I hope you get the gist of it.

I'd had the papers for a while - Bella Bella by My Minds Eye. They are a beautiful muted selection of papers. I cut the titles using Cricut's Jasmine cartridge, cutting a mellow warm yellow Bazzil cardstock. To the naked eye the title looks lovely and stands out well, but sadly my photos belie this fact!

The flowers and tree were Kanban stamps, using Versa Mark and copper and Green perfect pearls and give a gorgeous glimmer. I have, sadly, failed to go big with embellishments but any suggestions to amend/improve this LO are gratefully appreciated and no offence will be taken.

Right - off to prepare a leisurely dinner, without the usual variations to suit a varied household. OH can have what I make and like it!!!!!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.



  1. Gill it indid is one of those moments not often captured by camer and what a fab lo, memories to treasure. Enjoy your dinner hugs alma x

  2. Lovely layout Gill, and a lovely photo! I'm loving the little bird! Is he a die? (I'm big into animals at the moment!) How about some "bling" on the tree (which is a gorgeous stamp BTW!)

    Enjoy your dinner!

    Carole xxx

  3. Carole

    The bird is te bird from the Tim Holtz "Caged Bird" DIE. You get the birdcage and the bird. You could be right about the tree - a little bling could be a good thing!


  4. The photo and LO are so lovely. Such a sweet moment captured there. Love that tree stamp!!!!
    Jackie :-)

  5. Fab LO Gill - and yes us mothers appreciate the significance of moments like these.
    The papers are gorgeous (I'm sure I have them somewhere) and loving the stamps.
    Agree with Carole - perhaps a little bling on the trees?
    Don't worry about embellies - sometimes less is more!
    Sue xx

  6. lovely photo gill, made ito a lovely LO, well done, it's all fab...

    and enjoy your child free zone, lol...

    maria x