Tuesday, 14 January 2014

CSI #105

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all coping with this heat wave (or with the cold for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere). I started my creating early this morning before the heat set in too much. Once again CSI has outdone themselves again with a lovely, but challenging, Scheme and a new sketch from Em Stafrace.

I decided this week that the colours lent themselves to some photos I wanted to scrap about our day trip to Hampton Court Palace. We had so much fun this day and spent hours wandering through the hundreds of rooms in the Palace itself and also wandering the wonderful gardens and discovering all the little garden "rooms". There is so much to discover and explore here that we made a full day of it instead of just the few hours that we thought we'd spend there.

A bit of hand stitching on this page, which I haven't done for ages. I bought the little Henry VIII button while on our visit, thinking it would come in handy :)  Once again I've used a bit of Kaisercraft Base Coat paper, background stamping, speech bubbles and some die cut leaves/vines.

The journalling reads:
"We had a great day at Hampton Court Palace just outside London. This is a strange but magnificent collection of buildings, much of which reflects the Tudor style, as this was a favourite residence of Henry VIII. There is so much history here and lots of "hands on" activities for visitors as well as educational talks going on most of the time. Attached is 60 acres of beautiful gardens which we took advantage of while the weather was nice. Here in a glass house is the oldest grapevine in the world, still producing grapes every year. The size of the vine has to be seen to be believed. We thought we would just have a couple of hours here, but ended up staying most of the day. We had lunch in a lovely cafeteria within the gardens. This was a day of escape from the modern world."

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

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