Friday 29 April 2011

Another Long One

Wow I could certainly get used to these 3 day working weeks we've been having!  I actually get more done in the office by having to cram 5 days work into those 3 days and there's more time left over for fun stuff :)

My weekend started in a great way with an evening at my local crop.  We always have a fantastic time, lots of laughing and chatting and sometimes I even manage to be a bit productive!  I was productive last night and managed to get a whole layout done, very good for me :)

It's a simple layout using a picture of me and one of my sisters taken probably about 30 years ago, I thought it was perfect for the papers that came with this weeks Gotta Craft crop kit:
I only ever scrap with original photos.  If I scan and reprint them then the originals just end up sitting in a drawer hardly ever looked at.  I love the texture and print of the older photos so why not put them on a layout and show them in all their glory and exactly as they were seen when the roll of film returned from the developers.
And here's me, aged about 9:

Such short hair and I'm not really sure why because my mum liked us girls to have long locks.

Obviously here at Buckingham's Palace we are watching the Royal Wedding, a little piece of history being made.  I saw a guest arrive, Earl Spencer, and it reminded me of the time I was invited to take tea with him at Althorp.  I had an amazing day and he was absolutely down to earth and so charming and the next day I received a lovely letter from him thanking me, yes little ole me, for visiting :)

Later I think there's a mini street party going on and I, of course, shall be attending.  I'm old enough to remember the Queen's Silver Jubilee street party (the year my sister in the above picture was born) and the street party we had when Charles married Diana.......such fun times.

I hope you all have a fabby weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Jo xx


Cheryl said...

gorgeous heritage-y page - so soft! matches the photo really well x

Jo.C said...

Ha ha - you have brought back memories of the Silver Jubilee - I dressed up as a gypsy, my brother had a fab costume of court jester. I may have to look out some photos :0)
My OH was a cave man and had his grandma's fur hat on. Very funny.
Enjoy your day!

Sian said...

That's a great story Jo. is there a layout to go with it? Or maybe your letter is framed :)

Alison said...

what a lovely memory to have had tea with Lord Spencer! thanks for dropping by my Blog..and mum's been quite a good patient today!

Sandra said...

ooohhhh look at you, having tea with Royalty! I'll curtsy next time I see you LOL. This is such a gorgeous layout, and I couldn't agree with you more about original photos :)

Scattychick said...

Such a pretty LO Jo the bit in the bottom left is lovely is that part of the pp or a transparency or????

Winnie said...

Gorgeous LO - love the vintage look and I think it's a good idea to scrap originals. Lucky you getting to take tea with royalty!!