Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On The Buses!

I have just completed a layout of my Parents when they first started courting back in the 1960's.  They first met yes I have to say it "On the Buses" back in England when my Dad was the bus driver and my Mum was the Clippie, (ticket conductor).  While visiting them in Qld over Christmas I took a photo of Mum and Dad to Scrapbook, I also had my friend Karen make a cushion using the same photo printed on fabric.  I searched high and low to find a print of the bus that my Mum and Dad use to ride on together, I managed to source it from England and then had it framed for my Dad's Birthday.  On the bus in the print it say CROYDON on the scroll, this is where all us three children were born.  (A little piece of histroy).

Layout Products used. My Minds Eye Meadowlark White dot paper, Cardpaper, Prima Sultan Gems Burgandy, Prima Bonnet Blooms Girlie, Lace Black & White, Marth Stewart Heart Border Punch, Red, Black Bazzill, Scraplets Flourish, Red Jo Sonya Paint and London Bus Fabric left over from the Cushion.

The finished layout

The fabric of the London Bus

Prima Flowers
The Cushion and Framed Picture

My Dad (Pommy Mick) and Me in May 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010


Hi, just another layout I would like to post using the same technique as the one I posted of Jack and myself.  I have completed it on the reverse side of the page and in Burgandy colourings.  Hope you like it.

Burgandy colouring using My Minds Eye Paper

Close up image I used Glimmermist - Red Velvet to colour the large flower.