Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Scrapping England 99

Do you Scrapbook?

I discovered Scrap-booking in 2002.
I was in heaven. I had all these pictures
from my trip to England and France in 99
and I thought...what a great way to 
remember my trip!

I bought some card stock and a few 
patterned papers, glue stick,
stickers and some good
scrap-booking pens.

I didn't have a clue what to do really
so I just started playing around
until things looked ok and then
started gluing.

I started running out of paper so I
started cutting frames 
and little pieces of paper to cover
I even cut photo's!!

I had so much fun I often worked into the night
sometimes...I didn't want to quit!

When I was done...this is what I had.

These old pages are from a
trip we made from near London
where my Sister and her family lived
to Cornwall. 

We did this whole trip in 4 days!

The first day we stopped in the Cotswolds
to visit my sister's good friend Marilyn.

Oh my...I loved the Cotswolds 
and Marilyn and John's home
was a typical Cotswolds stone cottage.

From there we went to a little village
not far from them to get some photo's 
and then on to Bath where we just
drove around and stopped for a few 
photo's shoots. 

Brian was wonderful.

We arrived at Brian's brother's
cottage late that evening.

The next day we were off to
Tintagel Castle.

Legend has it that it was one
of King Arthur's castles ;)

Port Isaac

We also went to St Ives...
I didn't include those pages
but it was a BEAUTIFUL 
little village.

My favorite stop in Cornwall
was Padstow
as we hit it when the sun was
shining and they were having a 
celebration called
Fish And Ships Day...
how English is that!

A trip to Cornwall just doesn't 
get any better than this!

If you enlarge the photo's you
can read what we did
and what we saw.

On the way home we stopped
in Devon.

Unfortunately that last day it was raining
so I added these postcards of
what we missed.

I was still thrilled...narrow streets, 
quaint shops, ocean views
thatched roof cottage everywhere!

Even the rain didn't dampen 
my spirits...I was in 7th heaven!

And it was here in Sidmouth
where I had my very first 
Devonshire Cream Tea
which included tea and of course
currant scones with clotted cream 
and strawberry preserves.
Oh my...words can't even describe
how delicious this was.

Maybe my expression says it all.

Last but certainly not least
was seeing 
as we came over a hill
on the way back to Hornchurch.

It took my breath away.

So this was my last trip
to England and first attempt at

I hope you enjoyed a little
glimpse of England....

...would you be interested in 
a little trip to Paris?

Maura :)


Pondside said...

Now I understand you love for the cosy look of an English cottage. You must have had a lot of fun making the scrapbook and putting down your memories of the trip.
I'd be very interested in a little trip to Paris!

Julie Harward said...

Loved the trip, I would love to go there...bring on Paris! You are so lucky to have been to these places. :D

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I never started scrapbooking because I knew I would get hooked! LOL!
I adore Paris!
I have been fortunate enough to travel there 4 times for the

So yes!!!!!! Do one on Paris for us
Pretty please :)

xo, misha

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

Such charming photos! I digiscrap, but never go anywhere so I don't have any great travel pages. Would love to "see" Paris though!

Autumn Cottage Life said...

Hi Maura,
I love your scrapbook pages they are fantastic. I have scrapbooked for many years now as well as lots of other crafts and I have set up a craft and scrapbook club here in the UK. Its so much fun putting together a scrapbook. I love to pack in as many photos as I can as I am short of storage and I would have so many scrabooks if I kept to one of 2 photos. Secret pockets and flaps are my answer for extra space on the page.

I can see why you have the umbrella as part of your does like to rain here.

Mini books are a great way to do a bit of small scale scrapping and they are great to mail to friends to say thanks for a great day or weekend.

Looking forward to keeping in touch.

Debbie x

Beverly said...

Maura.......My bags are packed and I am ready to go!! Your pages turned out lovely...what a great memory to cherish. Looks like it was a super fantastic trip! So good you took such great pictures. Something tells me the scrapbooking bug has bitten you!
Have a great day,

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Ladies! I just thought I'd mention that these scrapbook pages were done way back in 2002 when I was just figuring out this scrapbooking thing. I realized I made a lot of mistakes back cutting my pictures and not keeping copies! I have improved since these pages were made ;)

Sunray Gardens said...

I enjoyed it very much. I don't fly so this is what I see of Europe. :) Nice job on the scrapbooking.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You did a beautiful job on these photo's. I have never tried scrapbooking myself, but have seen the works of others and always think that would be something that I would enjoy.

I am looking forward to the next stop on your trip, romantic Paris.

Catherine said...

I did the same trip as you did,with my family. We spent a week in a Cornish farm and it was wonderful time! i have the same postcard on cream tea.I love scones with cornish cream and strawberry jam and also cornish pasties!
Wishing you a nice day catherine

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Brings back great cousins are off Sat to Scotland Wales and England and I was so envious as we discussed the details and I would say "oh I have been there". The book looks wonderful, I just looked and mine and pretty boring compared to yours!

camp and cottage living said...

I don't scrapbook, but you did a great job of cataloging your trip.
I don't have any desire to go to Paris, but the British Isles-Yes! That is our dream trip

marilyn said...

ma cherie maura,
oui, oui, oui sur la photographie de la Paris!

LANA said...

You did a wonderful job at scrapbooking, I thoroughly enjoyed the photos. - Lana

Mecky said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. The scrapbook pages are nice. I have never got into scrapbooking but love to see what others have done.
I have never been to England. My DD studied in Europe and was fortunate to get to see so much.

A little trip to Paris would be very sweet!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

No Maura, I don't scrap book, but I just might if I could go to England, :) or Paris. It is a dream of mine to go to England, so thanks for showing the pics.

Michaele said...

I don't scrapbook but my oldest daughter does. She has a whole room full of the stuff and is always getting the latest stuff. You have some well preserved memories there!

Neesie Natters said...

Well I didn't expect you'd give me a lovely trip home today Maura. Thanks for that great tour...
but I'm feeling a little homesick now :(

The Scrapbook is a great idea. I started one in Qatar for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. It was a complete surprise for my Hubby and a great reminder of how we'd spent the years together. The children loved seeing life before they arrived too.
Unfortunately I haven't finished it, but I hope to one day...its just getting that elusive spare time again.
I adore Cornwall and St Ives is a special place in our memory. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in England.

Gayle said...

My son is thinking of going to Europe soon and I have been saying you must go to Cornwall. I have never seen it, but I have been there through novels. So I was glad to see your scrap book!

John Gray said...

I could tell you another 199 places to see!!!
including Trelawnyd

❁Velma@Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Maura, your scrapbook pages are really good! I love scrapbooking, too. In fact, I'm getting ready to start a post about scrapbooking. I've got my first giveaway lined up and it has to do with that very thing :)


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