Sunday, 15 May 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside ...

My uncle Dave is a bit of a legend!  He has been researching our family tree and has gone back many many generations, and along with his research, he has been scanning in old family photos so that we can all see and share them (and some that aren't so old but are a bit on the embarrassing side!)

So, as soon as I saw this picture of a happy family beach scene, I knew that I had to do a scrapbook page!  I love how the older generation are at the beach on what is obviously a warm or even hot day, but they are all dressed in shirts, ties, waistcoats, jackets and best hats!  And look at how miserable they look!  I suppose it wasn't the done thing to smile in photographs in those days, but it would have been nice to think that they were having a lovely day!

I most definitely wanted to include some bunting to recreate a beach theme, and I hope that the colours of the papers kind of suggest beach and sea.  When I had made the bunting I remembered that an ebay seller had sent me a little pack of die cuts with a die that I had purchased and there was a cute little seagull in the pack - perfect!  I made the pin wheel (and the bunting) from my lovely WRMK Vintage Blue which I am now sadly running very low on :(

I managed to sneak into my Crafty Corner this afternoon while everyone else was busy doing their own thing (and while there are no builders here banging and crashing about!) and have completed another layout ... that's five in less than a week!  I think I am becoming addicted!

Carole x


  1. Lovely photo and you have made a great LO out of it! I think smiling was def. out in those days! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, I absolutely love this one, Carole!!! The colours are fab, and the banner and gull are super cute! Oh, yeah, love the photo and the pinwheel as well. Really gorgeous!

  3. OMG - I too have photos like these - it's alost as though they were forcing themselves to have a good time!
    Fab photo and I love the LO.
    Hugs xx

  4. Oh this is fabulous Carole.

  5. This is lovely Carole - love your bunting!


  6. WOW 5 layouts, you have been busy, well done and just love your bunting and pinwheel and the gull is cute too, love the colours, in fact love it all, well done...xx

    maria xx

    (have pencilled in the 1st too, will be touch soon, hugs)

  7. Wow! Wow! Wow! I ADORE!!!! this layout! Everything about it is just wonderful! Love the bunting, seagull, pinwheel (must try making one of those :)and love how you've used up some old stash too! The photo is great! Love it all!
    Suzie xxxx :)

  8. Oh wow I adore this Lo everything is just so pulled together hugs almaxx