Friday, 8 January 2016

Slip One, Miss One, Pass the Slipped Student Over


We're a week into January, so I'm going to check with you first before I say it. Christmas. May I use it one more time? Because here we are experiencing what The (Not So) Small One has called "The Christmas When Nobody Left". 



You already know about the student who stayed here for New Year: I made a diary layout about it last week. This week? Uncle Dave didn't go home. I've been so tempted to save the details for our new trick Memorandum Monday, I won't even try to deny it; because dealing with a lost passport definitely counts as something new I've done. But given that it was lost on Monday and the replacement arrived yesterday, I can hardly honestly hold it over to next week. 

On the plus side, if Uncle Dave is here, it's more than likely that I'll learn a different something new at the weekend. he might have a good idea for an outing, or maybe two, we could fit in before he leaves next Thursday. That would be - as he was quick to point out - ten days more Dave Time than we had originally been expecting. We aren't complaining! Even if it means cutting down on scrapbooking time so I can catch up on his chat.

I do have a couple of pages I haven't posted before, though, so I have something for today. The first:

From High In The Sky for Gossamer Blue

is the second of the hidden journaling pages I made for the Gossamer Blue blog last month. It records my feelings on the differences between the photos I see in my mind, and the ones I see on my camera. I know what I want to capture; but sometimes my imagination far outweighs my technical ability.



And the second I made this week with my January kit. 

From High In The Sky for Gossamer Blue

In which Sian stops for a comfort break; but she isn't the one who ends up getting lost


The photo is a bit of a joke. You could call it creative illustration.

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to think about learning something new for Monday!


20 comments:

Jennifer Shaw said...

Beautiful creations even with your extra company. How great that you have been blessed with extra time with loved ones. :)

Patio Postcards said...

Glad you are getting extra time with those your love. It makes the end of a year special & the beginning even more so. I like the circle hint to journaling on your layout.

Cheri said...

I don't think a lost passport would arrive nearly so quickly here in the U.S. - glad you got to sneak some extra time in though!

Susanne said...

Oh how nice to "luck into" an extra 10 days. There will always be time to catch up on playing with paper.

Sandra said...

What stunning pages, you just do it so so well. Glad you've got a few extra days with family xxx

alexa said...

Extra time with Uncle Dave is bound to generate a few stories, Sian, even if you have to stockpile them for a bit. I'm sitting here admiring your little blue suitcase in your knitting photo :), as well as that lovely page. I do like the flap with the circle cut out ...

Lizzy Hill said...

Loving your LOs atm. The juxtaposition between colour and neutrals I reckon works a treat..... & I KWYM with the photo taking. Can get very frustrating at times! AND lucky you with your bro. But I guess not lucky him losing his passport. Enjoy your extra time!!

Karen said...

Wonderful layouts, as usual. The lost passport has its pluses for sure since you're getting extended time with Uncle Dave, but it must have been a bit disconcerting at the beginning. I have quite a passport story to tell, but I've been reluctant to share it to save someone some embarrassment!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I really like the sneak peek at the hidden journalling through that cut out circle.

stephanie said...

Lovely to have the extra company but so annoying when you have to compromise creative time!

Rachel B said...

I love the hidden journaling section Sian, that's lovely :)

Becky said...

Glad the replacement passport arrived so efficiently. Loving the hidden journaling on this layout.

Julia said...

That is a lovely way of hiding the journaling. Might have to "pinch" that idea. I'm not fussed about hiding my writing but sometimes it interferes with the design of the page! Im intrigued as to the second story though! Lovely two pages as always x

Miriam said...

Sian, your page is absolutely beautiful! Why did I make an exclamation mark! Your pages are always absolutely beautiful x

Melissa said...

How FUN to have some extra Uncle Dave time! Lovely layouts.

Oh yes, sometimes my imagination far (FAR!) outweighs my technical ability, too. But your photos are always so lovely and convey a wonderful story!

Karen said...

Oh I so relate to the photo in your head not being the same as the one on your camera. I have to confess that life in my head is not the same as life in reality - my family say I live in Karen's World - but it is a good place to be.

Louise said...

it's nice when the unexpected happens! I'm sure you have recorded more stories of your extra time with Uncle Dave x

Jo said...

How lovely to have Uncle Dave staying for longer, I bet there has been a lot of frantic searching for the passport though! Two more lovely pages, I scrapped today and forgot all about hidden journalling! Time to leave myself a note I think!

Maggie said...

Now Sian you haven't hidden that passport somewhere to get extra time with Uncle Dave?

Sandie said...

Lovely pages Sian, and how great you got extra time with your family over Christmas. Gosh that seems so long ago now!!! And yes, I am late visiting and leaving a comment, but even so....

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