Monday, 4 August 2008

Thornham weekend

Last weekend I was in Thornham with the Wyverstone girls for a weekend crop. I had a very productive weekend. I am actually very bad at producing a layout at a crop unless I have thoroughly prepare beforehand. So as not to waste a whole weekend, I prepared 10 page kits ( with sketches ) and delighted to say, I managed to complete 8 of them. I can't share them all yet but here are some.

The first layout is based on Eileen's sketch for our Friday night challenge. I have omitted the swirls that Eileen used in the middle of the layout as my photos are too busy to take more embellishments.

The second layout features the soldiers at Kelmarsh Hall. Remember those Romans ? I love the bright colours of their uniforms which are in stark contrast to modern camouflage combat gear. Caz donated the big arrow journalling block which she got from Etsy. We had a great time exchanging our little Etsy purchases at the crop.

Last is my little boy looking really dramatic. The photo was taken at a different time from the story but it suited the story. My boys have "pet names" they call each other. Most of the times, they will answer to these names but if they are not in a good mood, it can cause bickering and that popular song title, "That's not my name" will crop up. However, this one time H was delighted when J told him he is being promoted from "Didum" to "Count von Didum".


Aimee said...

beautiful... i'm the same way at crops... lots of talking, eating, drinking, not so much scrapping. these layouts are lovely! such a great idea to prepare so well ahead of time!

kathj said...

Love the circle one! great lo's!