Sunday, 14 June 2009

ABAA - Shells & Vintage layouts














As everything revloves around my vintage scrapbooking these days this is my entry for ABAA I have so many pictures to do I knew I would be able to find one to fit most themes.

This one is of my Dads 2 sisters on the beach at Whitley Bay. Those bathing costumes look fab, very different from the ones girls wwear now hehehe.

This is Edna and Jennie, and this picture is the start of the new images I have just inherited from the other side of my family. Now I am working with both sides of the family and I have just bought the 4th album for my vintage collection. I am so pleased with how quickly they are coming together, although I cant say the same for the pile of ironing.....









These pictures are of my Mam , Jean when she was younger, I enjoyed this layout , loved colouring all the butterflies with distress inks.





I think my camera must need charging as the colours do look as vibrant as they should.







This is May Gray, she was the daughter of my Grandfathers sister Annie, May used to enjoy performing on stage just like her cousin Amalia (shown in prvious layouts)

I used a stencil and distress inks to make the flowers on the page.





The last page is of my Grandmothers 2 sisters and her brother in law.


Thanks for stopping by my blog.

14 comments:

Rosie said...

Love the beach layout Jaqi, and how you've used your shells! I've scrapped my family history too. Glad you found time to take part again.
Love
Rosie ABAA

Denise said...

Oh Jaqi your albums are coming together so nicely! Your pages are looking fab! You have been a busy bee!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

Gini said...

Jaqi, your sisters in the sand layout is great and I love the Jean layout in green with the pretty butterflies!
What a wonderful project this is, your family must be thrilled.
happy crafting
Gini xxx

Linda said...

Your scrapbook pages are wonderful Jaqi; you are doing such a good job with these amazing photos.
I love the shell page...just perfect for our challenge!

Annie said...

Another fantastic entry from you - I have to admit I do enjoy looking at your old pics and seeing how times have changed. :)

Meikoningin said...

Pretty LO's ! Very different from many other scrappers, which is a good thing :) Catch you on the beach, collecting more shells ;)

Lynn said...

Hi Jaqi :) I just love your scrapbook layouts, and good for you for getting all those precious photos so beautifully displayed, you have some wonderful vintage photos of your family.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Sisters in the Sand = how lovely Jaqi! Wonderful thoughtful details, great pages!

Annie said...

Hi Jaqi,
Thanks for your comment.
You really should check out Hobbycraft, some of the best stuff is definately in the clearance section!
I'm hoping to make a necklace out of the shells...I'm just scared of drilling through them and them snapping :(
Annie

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Jaqi,

You have some amazing stories and family not to mention really great photo's to scrap... I had many a holiday in Whitly Bay as a child in the spanish city.
love all your pages you are so loving them too i can tell...it shows.

take care and have a great weekend.
hope that you are feeling better and have time to do this months challenge.
Chriss x

LaY hOoN said...

Another beautiful pages !!!
Love each and every soft feminine background pages !!! Gorgeous !

Susan said...

What beautiful pages you are creating, Jaqi! You must be so pleased with them - they look fabulous!

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

Jaqi this is so beautiful. The colors make me feel so happy. I love the black and white photos with the yellow. Your composition is wonderful.

Hugs,
Donna

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

Dear Jaqi, I have something for you at my blog. Love, Donna

This is brilliant , i love it !