Susie's Scrapblog

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suescraftstuff:- I try to put all sorts of things into order in a scrapbook. mainly family. I Started scrapbooking in 2009 and now am totally addicted. Just recently I started making a few cards, mainly for friends and family, I really enjoy doing this, but there is such a lot more to learn. currently I am learning to use promarkers, they're fantastic!!... I have a cricut cutting machine, but like to embellish with different mediums rather than just the cricut cutouts. I love lace and flowers, also distressing and embossing. This is just one of my many hobbies I've had over the years, a big part of it was woodcraft and painting.The woodcraft bit I got from my dad, him and my mum are my all time favourite people, my dad was so kind and clever, dad, I miss you, because of him I still dabble in the woodwork a bit too. But I am loving putting all my photo's into a scrapbook, and lately making cards, to keep and remember everone in a much more interesting way than a normal photo album .hopefully it will be passed on in later years.



Sunday, 30 May 2010

lost gardens of heligan

This page is of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Cornwall, It has a lot of history, you can read this on thier website :

it's very beautiful place - here you can see 'Mud man' and a woman laying on her side.
Here is an excerpt from thier web page regarding the history:
History & Restoration
At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this “Sleeping Beauty”. After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.
Instead, events conspired to bring us here and the romance of their decay took a hold on our imaginations. Our discovery of a tiny room, buried under fallen masonry in the corner of one of the walled gardens, was to unlock the secret of their demise. A motto etched into the limestone walls in barely legible pencil still reads “Don’t come here to sleep or slumber” with the names of those who worked there signed under the date – August 1914. We were fired by a magnificent obsession to bring these once glorious gardens back to life in every sense and to tell, for the first time, not tales of lords and ladies but of those “ordinary” people who had made these gardens great, before departing for the Great War.

my ancestors

I really enjoyed doing this page, it took ages and has lots of detail. It is of my mothers side of the family.

another page. -Amy

I'm just getting started, this is my first blog, and I'm not really sure what's going on. If it seems a bit random then bear with me I'll sort it out as I go along. lol

These are some of my first scrapbook pages, I started scrapbooking when I was given a scrapbook for my birthday. It took a year or two for me to research the what's and what-not's to do, collect some of the items I needed to begin, and then off I went. It's quite good to look back on the very first page I did, it had no layout design at all, just a few things stuck randomly on a page, after looking at several sites and seeing what other people had done, I quicky grasped to concept. I endulged myself in a few nice packs of paper, some embellishments, and finally succumbed to bying a cricut machine, which I adore!.