Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Still Talking about The Weather

We're still looking to old photos for our sunshine here today and keeping warm with a bit of brisk scrapbooking. I've finished a page with the photo I showed you last week: you know, the one where everyone thought I was the little sister. That's good new for me because I become two years younger and good news for the real little sister who gains longer legs and becomes the tall one in the family. Here it is:


A scorching hot day in Bristol in the seventies, so I've given it a brown retro look. That's me under the blue umbrella. The beautiful blue just-what-I-alway-wanted umbrella my parents tried to persuade me to leave behind because there wasn't enough room in the suitcase to bring it home. Of course there was enough room! There was the great big Ted Fred shaped space left because someone forgot to bring him. But that's another story.

Today I'm loving ...a new (to me) Australian source for online craft classes: Kim Archer Workshops. I especially like the look of Draw Me Please

20 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

This has just the perfect retro feel...love it.
And off to take a look at that site.

Deb said...

Adorable layout, Sian. And I just noticed your sweet label, "When I was Little." :o) Love that.

Cheri said...

The layout is wonderful! Totally captures the moment.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful layout - I love the umbrella paper and the bunting. I'm getting all inspired to do a few layouts soon!
Rinda
ps off to checkout your site recommendation; still trying to figure out copy & paste.

Anna said...

Scorching hot days in Bristol in the seventies? Now that takes me back!
Wonderful layout :)

humel said...

Gorgeous layout :-) I was born in Bristol in the 70s!! We moved away when I was a baby though. Are most of your supplies Studio Calico? Am I right in thinking you subscribe to their kits? I've been thinking about doing so too (postage is putting me off a bit though...)

Carmen said...

Oh Sian this is another cracker. I love the umbrella paper and the brolly embelly! Just gorgeous.

STOP posting links to classes - I'm addicted to them :P That draw me one looks so fab!

Tinkertaylor said...

You and your sister look so adorable. How could you possibly go on holiday without an umberella!
Great LO

Karen said...

What perfect papers and embellishments for this photo. They all add so much to the story.

Clair said...

Love the colour combination that you've chosen, it works so well with your photograph.

And poor Ted. That story needs a layout of it's own. Surely?

Suzy said...

Fab layout Sian. Weren't all of the summers just roasting hot in the 70's. Well it seems like they were to me. And ... a brolly in the sun, well why not, good thinking on your part to shade your face from the sun and keep you looking so young

debs14 said...

You always manage to combine a lovely photo with an interesting story and a cute layout.
Umbrellas were always a crucial part of holiday packing when I was little. Well, they could come in handy as sunshades as well if the need arose!

Becky said...

I love this layout! The papers are just so right with the photo.

Amanda said...

Perfect papers and I love your title. I'm loving your recent colour combinations.

jennifer said...

Love that umbrella paper, and the 'rain-drop' gems on the right hand side of your page! Beautiful layout. I need to scrap some more pics from my childhood.

Winnie said...

I too love that umbrella paper - it matches so well! Lovely fun LO!

Amy said...

Well this is certsinly another gorgeous layout and I think Kim Archer has a great website - not been to visit for a while but I will today, thanks for the reminder.

Sandra said...

Happy memories of hot summers in the 70's ...oohhh thank you for that, you've left a nice smile on my face :) Loving the layout and those links ... thank you very much.

Denise said...

Whata beautiful layout. You always seem to put together great colours.I love the whole thing, but really love the way you have used the umberella on the right hand side with the butterfly.x

Maya said...

How cute! Hey, my little sister also taller than me (actually, much taller than me LOL)

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