Tuesday, 25 June 2013

WOYWW Scrapathon !

We have had a lovely summer's day here today - but last weekend was wet & windy !

The bad weather had been forecasted, so we decided to make the best of a bad job & spend the day hunkered down in our "nest" - we even got our weekly shopping out of the way on Friday night instead of our usual Saturday morning - so I could get a clear run at the day !

So at half seven on Saturday morning I embarked on a 10 hour Scrapathon !!

My aim was to get my holiday in Malta scrapped - and I am happy to say that the layouts are now done & safely in my album !

My title page - with the iconic view across the harbour to the city of Valletta - I took loads of pictures of this view but this is my favourite ! Coins as embellishments - and the Malta title is recycled from the packaging on a Tshirt Rich bought !

This double page was all about our hotel .. oh how lovely the pool looks - pity the water was so breathtakingly cold !!

 The food was excellent - all we seemed to do was eat & drink - very naughty but delicious !!

Valletta was a charming historic city ... great to stroll around

A few random memories ...

The Teppanyaki meal we had at the Japanese restaurant in the hotel .. the chef was great fun !

Our brilliant walk along the coast to St Julians - 4 hours round trip but great views & warm sunshine made it a real pleasure ...

And the highlight of the holiday for me ... the amazing & atmospheric historic city of Mdina - we loved just ambling along the honey coloured streets !

As you can imagine by Saturday night I was all scrapped out, so it was great to go over to my friend Lynda's for supper and a DVD - and a quick rummage in her craft room to see what she had been up to - good thing our men folk can talk sport for hours !!

And just one more to show you - promise !!

Before we set off to Malta we had met up with my Mum & Dad at the RHS Garden at Wisley - we love this place - always so much to see !
We snaffled a passer by to take a picture of the 4 of us - and I was so pleased with how it came out - so that was Sunday's scrapping task !

Things are looking brilliant in the garden - my best year since we moved here in 2007 !
(As long as I put my blinkers on & ignore the weeds !!)

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you ...

I am so excited about this bud (okay so I need to get out more !!) this peony has been in for 4 years with no flowers - and this year I have buds - and I do so love peonies - so am checking it every day !!
Okay - so I REALLY DO need to get out more !!

My clematis is stunning at the moment !

And the Astrantia Lynda gave me last year is gorgeous too !

Sorry for such a long post - but always so great to share the week's projects with you !
Take care
Ali xx


  1. WOW WOW WOW - wonderful Malta album and you got SO much on the pages too, love that. Great when a plant flowers for the first time too. BJ#46

  2. What great album pages. I love Malta, especially the view when you arrive by sea. It has to be one of the most beautiful ports in the world. Hugs. Pam#28

  3. The scrapathon was a huge success then, the holiday looks great - and so do your gorgeous flowers! Have a good day. Helen 7

  4. lovely pages Thanks for sharing and have a great week

    Candace #43

  5. Wow ten hours, we are most impressed. It was certainly worth it though as you produced some gorgeous pages.

    Waving hi from the bears @#93 this week

  6. Fabulous layouts and great flowers - and fabulous photography - have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #99

  7. Hi Ali
    Your little bud looks exciting! Let me know when it has hatched! Again I forgot to press enter after linking up and am now 111 or something instead of 36 as I thought this morning!
    Lynda x

  8. Happy WOYWW. I am jealous of your trip to Malta. Always wanted to go (my mum spent a few years there as a child, as my granddad was posted there with the Navy) and now definitely will add it to our 'Travel Wish List' Just our sort of holiday - sunshine, good food and sightseeing. Fab scrapping - and lovely flower photos. Ali x #101

  9. Great album of memories, and your floral pictures are beautiful.
    Krisha #12

  10. Hello Ali
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. I'm always running late in getting around sorry. Wow your layouts are lovely. It makes me want to go to Malta LOL. My fav is the last one though with your Mum and Dad :o)
    Annette In Oz #23

  11. I enjoyed your long post... the photos of Malta look lovely, make me wanna go there too! THe pic of your family did indeed come out well, you all look fab and it is nice to have such photos isn't it? I should think of it, next time my beloved and I meet my parents. How's the bud in your garden doing? Flowering yet??? I LOVE peonies!! Have a nice and creative week. Happy ~ belated ~ woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #91

  12. Beautiful holiday photos, Ali--that looks to have been a wonderful time. And those flowers are lovely!

    #144 this week
    with a love apple

  13. Your pages look fantastic, jam packed with FUN stuff, your flowers are gorgeous,I could hang in your garden all day weeds and all LOL.I know when I get back from my visits in England I'm depressed for a few weeks, then finally face reality here and get on with life shesh its hard at first but I think we all go through that. Isn't it wonderful to have a friend you can craft with and can relate to nothing better.Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend..