Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Guernsey Album

Hello Friends

I hope you are all lucky enough to be enjoying this dry weather that we have been having lately.  Just a shame the weekends aren't very long to enjoy it.

REgulars will know that on a Tuesday I tend to share a recent layout here, however, I haven't done one this week.  However, I have been working on my album that I started last year and have not shared with you, so I will now.  It has been inspired by the albums that Laura Dennison creates but to my own specifications and design. Front cover.....

Inside front cover.... The covers were actually made from some law books which were about to be disposed of!!  Criminal!!  The slight bobbling on the front cover is where the text is embossed into the cover, but this will be covered with embellishments when I add them on.  I don't tend to put the embellishments on the cover until I have finished the book.

Some pics of a wonderful small Shell Church and Simon at the wall of Castle Cornet.  Yes that is me peaking out of the Church on the far right.....a larger version of me!!

Photos of the bay.  You can tell I have had this on the go for a while as I had just received my Sailing set of SU stamps!!  
This was my first ever flight!!  1993!!  
Some of you may recognise the papers as Laura Ashley which were out some years ago!!  I have also used elements from Cosmo Cricket set and bucket loads of Snippets.
And another silly one of yours truly, along with some butterflies which someone kindly sent to me!  As you may notice, I have used a mixture of photos and postcards bought from the trip.
Quite a bit more work to do but it is coming along slowly.  I have not told you but the pages are made from brown paper bags which used to hold the Partners' lunches when they were being delivered here!!  More recycling or upcycling!!

Right, I think the Playground Chicken Coop needs cleaning out and as it is such a lovely sunny afternoon, I shall volunteer to do the job.  Anyone care to join me?




Irene said...

Hello Samantha

Wow what a wonderful keepsake, it's gorgeous. Stunning papers, pictires and embellishments. Just beautiful.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Sam . . . another great scrapbook full of your brilliant layouts and embellishments.

Yeah, alright, I'll come and clean the chookhouse out with ya!

Sarn xxx

lisa said...

What a beautiful book you are creating, Sam and a brilliant bit of recycling too. i love the fact that the pages are old sandwich bags. I must try doing a mini album, it's something I've never tried.
Hugs Lisax

Bubbles said...

This is gorgeous!
#23 at Pixie's Playground :)

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful album. I spent many a happy holiday in Guernsey when small. Though we didn't fly. We got the train and the ferry. (All the way from Glasgow, must have been a nightmare for mum and dad!)
Thanks for your visit today.
Just to let you know, Dad was fine at hospital getting transferred to Respiratory medicine, so back again Friday and again Monday next week. They don't seem too worried so we are not worrying yet!
Hope you get on ok at hospital for your appointment.

Mrs A. said...


Mrs A. said...

I recognise those Butterflies!! Wonder who sent you those then!! Busy cutting a tree down today which was The Doc's brilliant idea for a day spent in the garden. Stiff as a board now. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

What a lovely project you have going on here. NOt only will you have a memorable pictorial of your adventures, but something beautiful to keep it in. Beautiful butterflies too. And thanks for cleaning the Chicken Coop....Messy job. Wouldn't want to get that KP chore! I can hose it down when you finish the bad bits! TFS & Hugs.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its looking good so far! paper bags are so nice to use arent they - I have just bought some to have a play with too.

scrappymo! said...

Great way to store those precious memories...and I was blown away when you aid their pages were made from envelopes! Wow! Great idea!

Di said...

Wow Sam, this is absolutely fabulous. Love the quirky little twists you put into your work. The colours also echo the bright blues in the Channel Islands beautifully.

BTW, the chikkin' coop looks brilliant now - thank you so much :))

Hugs, Di xx

Debs Willis said...

What a lovely scrapbook- I love your little extras on each page!

Debs x