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Today I am sharing one of my Gecko Galz Design Projects that was made to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day. Make sure you hop on over and check out what the Galz have been up to as– there is a different project being posted everyday.
I am NOT a scrapbooker, as you can probably tell. I wish I was, but now it seems like an uphill battle when you look at the huge numbers of photographs we have in our house. Perhaps when I become a lady of leisure I will give it a go.
The picture is of my paternal Grandmother and her family – the Wallers. She is the one staning up on the left. They are all pictured outside the house, in the village of Ditchling, Sussex, where my Dad was born. Only one of the girls, Alice, my Great Aunt, remained unmarried and she continued to live in the house until she died. We had many happy holidays with her – she made the best shortbread in the world and also an amazing chocolate cake. She also had an accordion that I used to play whenever we went to stay.
The most remarkable thing about this picture is the striking resemblance between my Nana and my Dad at the same age. In later pictures the similarity between them both remains.
I used the Green Meadow paper from the Gecko Galz Butterfly Meadow paper collection and Petals and Splendor papers from the Wild Roses paper collection as the main background papers. The photograph itself is mounted on to Keeping Tabs paper, which is also from the Wild Roses set.
I’ve used images from the Time Flies and Postcard memories collage sets plus some Anna Griffin swirly embellishments. I used Indido Blu stamps to stamp the letters for “family” onto card and then punched them out using a 1” circle punch. To finish, I decorated the page with flowers and leaves.
If I wasn’t currently tie up in a two day training event I would have made some shortbread to share with you. However, I have a second scrapbook project, which is very, very different so I’ll try and do it then!
I currently seem to have some issues with my blog’s server so apologies if you have had problems accessing my page in the evening (5pm BST onwards). Apologies if this has been frustrating for you. I think it’s sorted now, so please do buzz by again tomorrow – I have another sweet treat to share!