Monday, June 21, 2010


Here is another freebie for anyone who would like it Dotty for you
full kit

also here are a couple of layouts I have done using the kit
If Music be the food of Love play on

June Blooms

Friday, June 11, 2010


Here is a new freebie I've just created hope you like it. Sunrise

Full Kit

and the LO I did from parts of the kit
Sunrise Sunset version 2

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Swindon's Heritage The Railway

Yesterday as it was bank holiday and I really didn't want to stay in doors, I got on my bike, literally and cycled to the outlet village in Swindon. This has been house in the old GW Railway works, which closed in 1986 it is a grade 2 listed building and so has retain so much of it's original features, cleaned up of course but still a great place to take my camera and snap away.
I also decided that it was time I went into the railway museum, which I have never visited before although I have lived in the area for 31 year. I asked if I could take photos and was giving the assurance that as long as it was not for commercial use that I could snap away to my hearts content. What a wealth of interest is there, with wax figures so lifelike that I felt I was intruding on their work.
I know that sometime I will be doing a page or two using some of the photos I took but for now here are a few.

the wheel here is for the broad gauge railway with a statue of Brunel himself

The secretary at work on her typewriter and a comptometer (early adding machine) I have actually worked with one of these machines and it is surprising how fast you can add on them probably faster than a calculator as used today.

A carpenter at work on a carriage, his tool box beautifully inlaid and the framework of the carriage

Women working on a boiler of a steam engine

Goods including livestock waiting to be transported

The buffet car

that is just a brief look at what life was like in the days of steam

I did do a double layout of some of the features in the Outlet Village itself, this is for the challenge 52in10, this being 'My home town'. I have done a lot of pages of the town centre and at least one of the parks I wanted to find something new to use and thought that this would be ideal.

SWINDON this is Swindon lhsSWINDON this is Swindon rhs

if you click on the image you should be able to get to my Flickr page and see a bigger version so you will be able to read the journalling. This is just a potted history of the Railway in Swindon information taken off the web.

Scrappaholic that's me.

Oh dear the signs are all there, I have become addicted, and finding it difficult to pull back. Must get my fix, the adrenalin must flow through me, Help.

Sorry just couldn't stop myself from having another little sip of the nectar so to help myself I am putting myself on the line and showing all here.

this one was a challenge on UKScrapper using a sketch
Busy Day at the Office

this one I love as it is a pure digital layout (couldn't be done with paper etc)
The Secret Garden

these next two are for part of the 52in10 challenge set by Dolly, where I work and who I work with
The Jeremiah Project LHS
The Jeremiah Project RHS

Another weekly challenge on UKScrapper this time to do a layout that is not a conventional shape and to use something big. I thought that a collage of photos of my No.1 grandson in the shape of his initial was the best way of incorporating both elements of the challenge.

these next two are scraplifted from Scrapbook Trends, although the magazine was not published in this country they have been put on the web for us to download April's copy May's copy
Daniel 2 years 8 months

This little family

Phew nearly up to date now.

I am thankful for the skills I have been given to create pages that please me
A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye