Saturday 14 July 2012

Scrapbook Layout - Meet Harry

Hello Peeps

Well, after introducing you to my Angel the other day (click HERE if you didn't see her), I thought I would introduce you to my Grandfather from my Mum's side.  This is Harry, my Mum's Father.  Born in Yorkshire in 1904, the family moved firstly to Cardiff and then Newport (South Wales).  We are not sure when exactly only that it was during the First World War.  Maybe in about 2021 I will have a bit more information ey?

This photo was taken in 1925 prior to Harry's 21st birthday.  A bit of a looker don't you think?  In fact, my Uncle, (Harry's son), my Brother and his son, Jack, are scarily close in looks, more so than my cousin Christopher who is direct male descendant.

The layout for this was taken from a sketch on my friend Karen's blog HERE.  Thank you Karen!
The papers are from the K&Company Ancestry range, some Laura Ashley ribbon strip, Bazzill, DCWV and some scraps/snippets would you believe!  The flower has been made using Tim Holtz, Paperartsy and Stampin Up flowers.

The frame is from Stampin Up - Everything Eleanor.  The flourish stamp is also SU.  The numbers are Prima.  Edge punch is Martha Stewart.
Die cuts are Tim Holtz.  Letters are chipboard ones, painted then stamped with the same script stamp (Tim Holtz) and brushed with Perfect Pearls

The journalling block has now been completed with details about Harry (having checked my book).   I hadn't stuck it down when I took the photo, so it isn't wonky now.  

Well, now you know a little more of my family history.  As I mentioned above, I have the K&Company Ancestry collection of papers along with album, so I am putting significant family photos in there and keeping every scrap of the paper collection in the box so it doesn't get used! 

Well, thank you Karen for this sketch, it is one that can be used time and time again adding to or leaving plain!

Thank you for popping by and looking and I hope you will sign in so I know you have been to see me. 




Sunshine Girl said...

Its very nice - I see you have the T!m clock die now! we so must swap some diecuts mustnt we - one day I will get organised! Not going to the Festival of Quilts as I cant get a babysitter but will probably go to the Malvern Quilt Show in October as thats not in the half term this year - are you going there?

Annie said...

Hi Hettie what a fabulous piece. Your uncle is most certainly very handsome. I love the way you have pieced this altogether with fab embellies and die cuts. Thank you for the lovely kind comments you left on my blog too x

Annie said...

Oops sorry should have said your grandfather. ( senior moment I guess !!!!!!) x

Neet said...

Beautiful layout and yes, he is a looker! Love the lettering you have used and the way the "A" curls onto the photograph echoing the swirl above.
Thank for sharing such a delightful LO.
Hugs, Neet
ps Thanks for visiting me - I had a caravan on Anglesey for just over 20 years so I know my favourite places. xx

Amanda said...

Fabulous photo and great layout too. How strange to read your family was in Newport as that is my home town, moved to England about 17 years ago but still visit my family there. Hugs, Amanda x

Victoria said...

Definitely a looker! This is a gorgeous layout. I love these rich neutral colours together and the wonderful details. The clock die looks brilliant with those flourishes!

Sarn said...

Fantastic looking scrapbook page. Great photo too.


Di said...

I was sure I commented yesterday, even before you linked into the playground. This is really stunning stuff Sam and your Grandfather was certainly a good looking chap. I bet he'd have loved to see this layout.



Mrs A. said...

Your Grandfather must have turned a few heads in his day! They are hoping to release the 1921 census early like they did the 1911. I'm waiting to find out details of hubbys grandmother. We have an unknown 20year period of her life we are trying to piece together. I'm going to be sooooo good in the playground this week. Di won't recognise me!! Hugs Mrs A.

G Peplow said...

WOW stunning LO and colours! Your grand father is so photogenic, great place to start :0)xxx

MaryH said...

Absolutely lovely what you did with all the elements. Enjoyed reading about Harry...quite a handsome fella. Isn't it fascinating to see the genes passed down the family line? We have cousins on both sides of my family - who look like 2 of my brothers...even though the paren ts (our own & the uncles & aunts) didn't look anything alike. I loved reading your story. TFS