Saturday, 12 November 2011

A Rare Sight!

Afternoon lovely Bloggers. I hope, like us, you've been enjoying some gorgeous sunshine this Saturday, after what has been a very dreary, damp week. I've had washing out and the windows open and it certainly lifts the spirits.

Thank you for all your kind wishes for everyone. I'm pleased to say everyone is doing fine and my cold is a lot better apart from bunged up sinuses. Aren't the tail ends of colds worse than the things themselves?

Anyway, as I've been confined indoors for most of the week I indulged in some scrapbooking, a rare thing these days, and decided to take part in the sketch challenge over at Just Traceys.

Sometimes a sketch is just what you need to get started and I really enjoyed this one.

I took this photo a few weeks ago during an outing to Harewood House. The flowers were stunning and so was the weather and I caught DH sunning himself unawares while we were taking some photos of the beautiful borders.

I made some twisted flowers from old book pages and inked them with spiced marmalade distress ink for my embellishments

and the big letter was core-dinations card embossed and sanded. I coloured in the "doing" with permanent markers to match. The papers are all Basic Grey which, along with Bo Bunny, are my favourites.

I really must do more pages. I've so many photos waiting to be done. Maybe that should be my New Years Resolution!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Lets hope this sunshine is here to stay for awhile.


Lisa Jane said...

yes.. its been lovely here today.. i to got washing dry.
Love the layout ..the rolled roses are gorgeous
Lisa x

Jill said...

Wow wow wow Lisa, absolutely gorgeous page! I just love all the little details! Glad we could help you get back into scrapbooking and thanks for joining in! Jill x

Sally H said...

Wow! What a stunning page, Lisa! Love your roses. We managed about half an hour of sun today and the resat of the time it has been dull and damp. Glad to hear you are on the mend.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous page, Lisa. The colours are so warm & fresh. It makes me feel like summer is just around the bend.

You have my sympathy with the sinuses! I have an allergy commonly known as Rhinitis. It is basically like having a cold all year round but seems worse when it gets cold & the heating systems all go on. The sinuses are hellish.

Sam said...

Lovely layout there. We have seen the sun in Wales today and I too put washing out!! Glad you are feeling better.

craftimamma said...

Lucky you Lisa. We didn't get much of that sunshine at all and I could have done with it for the washing that's mounting up, lol! This morning we are definitely back to the misty drizzle, yuck!

Love your bright and cheery scrap page though. Now that does lift the spirits. Bet your DH really enjoyed that little bit of peace, lol!

Lesley Xx

Emma said...

Love this scrapbook LO and nice to see the DH in full technicolour glory, lol ~ say hello, from me!!

Glad to hear you're feeling a little better, if it's the same strain as the one I've been suffering from, you have my sympathy and lots of get well soon hugs, in bucketloads!!
Enjoy what's left of your weekend.
Love Emma xxx

**Farrah** said...

Oh my gosh what a layout you've made!! Every little detail is so perfect!
Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's.
Good luck,

Karen said...

What a beautiful page, I really love what you've done with it - thanks for joining in Just Tracys challenge this month

Lisa-Jane said...

Love it! Those flowers are wonderful. Hope things are starting to settle down again for you now. Those flowers in the previous post are totally awesome!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, Glad you've had some sun at last, I don't blame hubby for enjoing it either:0) I love your LO and flowers great colours too, keep well now, Gay xxx

Michelle said...

Hi Lovely Lisa
A great page, I havn't seen a photo of your other half yet so this was good to see. It made me want to get going with some more scrapbooking, It was my first love which I have sadly neglected - there just arn't enough hours in a day. Thanks for you lovely comments, they brighten my days, sorry I've been such a naff follower. Love to my crafty little friend
x Michelle

Kezzy said...

Beautiful, he certainly looks relaxed. Kezzy x