Tuesday, 12 January 2016

WOYWW - From Scrapheap to Scrapped !

Hi !
This past Sunday - as the 63rd consecutive day of rain did it's worst outside - I had a mad urge to gather up photos & mementoes I had  abandoned after printing them out 9 YEARS AGO and scrap them !

Where did that come from ?
The rain must be driving us all batty !
Anyway in 2007 my sister turned 40 and I took her on a surprise weekend to Barcelona with our Mum & my sister's own sister in law.

She didn't know we were going abroad until we got the airport as I had smuggled her passport out of her house !

Anyway we had a fabulous weekend jam-packed with sightseeing, great food and invented a new catchphrase - "Drink girls ? Mines a Cava !"

At the time we got back, I was in temporary digs having sold one house but not found another & in the turmoil I lost the original photos and only had some printed out on ordinary paper - so never really got around to scrapping them.

Last week I found the Gaudi themed book I had bought on our trip, the mementoes & just sort of plunged in !

The quality of the photos isn't great - but the memories were precious & so enjoyable to revisit what fun we had !

Mind you it was a bit of a shock how young we all look !!

As I mentioned last week I am also doing the Wanderlust mixed media course - I "lifted" the ticket they emailed us as our confirmation of payment on the course and used it here on my title page.

The first journal page is on the theme what word describes you right now - my mood is "open" - open to new experiences & opportunities - so that's the theme for my page.

I also did a quick page of this weeks Journal 52 - well it never did stop raining !
The challenge this week was "What are you saying "yes" to right now".
I needed all these bright colours to banish the rain-soaked blues !

Have a great crafty week !
Ali x


  1. Great memories - I had a trip to Barcelona a few years ago and loved it, would be great to go back and see more.. Not done much more of Wanderlust here, am falling behind, lol! Helen #?

  2. You can't beat a nice memory book and yours is fabulous
    Lynn // 6

  3. Always great to go back and scrap those layouts and how lovely to see the Wanderlust projects. I was very tempted to join up but will keep going with the w/c online tutorials for now.
    sandra de @15

  4. Hi Ali, always wonder where you get the time and energy from, your journal page looks great, you must be pleased to finish it after all those years, bet it bought back lovely memories.
    Jan no33

  5. Hi Ali, what a great memento your were scrapping. Barcelona is somewhere we haven't been yet, but it's on the bucket list.Love the journal pages, great colours and themes. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  6. hello fellow wanderluster,I must look through my mails (or husbands as the course was a present from him) to look for that awesome ticket.
    The cover of the book is awesome, whilst reading I was thinking about the fact that it is an eye opener how much older we get without noticing. great recycling. Vicky#4

  7. Stir crazy or what? The rain is just unbelievable, but hey, you're putting it to really good use! Your wonderlust course is very popular, love your pages. Funny how the work involved in a weekend trip's worth of scrapping melts into a short time of pleasure and recollections! I wonder if it's the time gap that helps?! Love the Gaudi book. Perfecto!

  8. Great scrapbooking pages! I am not good at that at all and always love to see what other people do!
    Glenda #34

  9. Looks like you've been a busy bee. I hope the rain eases up soon - it gets rather boring after a while doesn't it?!
    Happy Wednesday

  10. Hi Ali, super pages this week and what a fab effort to scrap your pics from years ago, wonderful to look back at. Have a great week RobynO#36

  11. It's never too late to scrapbook a special moment - especially on a rainy day (or 63!) Enjoy the Wanderlust Workshop - it looks fantastic and I wish I had time to join in at the moment, but I'm back at work this week. Sigh!

    Have a lovely week. Clair WOYWW #25

  12. So glad you were able to scrap all those great photos. Your art pages look yummy too.

  13. I love seeing your scrapbooking pages. Just working on them brings back memories, doesn't it? Have a great week!

  14. Hi Ali! I've added you on Wanderlust! Great idea to use the ticket on your title page. Cool pages to follow too! I really like the hands and the head! Have fun wandering! zsuzsa #48

  15. So something good came out of the rain then!! I love the pics of you and the girls, what great memories. I love Barcelona...I worked on a concert Outside Broadcast there in the run up to the Olympics. That seems like another life now!
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

  16. Happy WOYWW. I always love to see your crafting. Great colours. I have got so many scrapbooking projects that I want to do 'one day'. Hope you have not got snow with you. Too mild down here in Pembrokeshire - but it is colder than the past few weeks. Ali x #37

  17. I think that is the best part of scrapbooking is reliving the memories...love the journal pages too! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #61

  18. I love rainy days - a good excuse to do art and crafting without feeling too guilty that the garden's being neglected! What lovely memories you are capturing and your journal pages are looking great. Hope you have a great week - perhaps the rain might stop!
    Diana #23

  19. I love scrapping old photos and have the memories come flooding back. What a great way to spend a rainy day. X