Thursday, 27 September 2012

Sorrento Holiday

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Sorrento.
I have been busy making some layouts for my photobook, and thought I would show you a few
 Beautiful views of the Sorrento  coastline and harbour
This layout has photos of the shop displays, as you can see Lemons are very much a part of Sorrento, they sell fresh lemons also make beautiful Soaps and the Lemoncello liqueur can be tasted in most shops.
Not surprising being in Italy stunning displays of Pasta for you to buy
Not a restful holiday there is so much to see in this area of Italy
 One of my favourite days out was to Pompaii , this was just amazing we had a tour guide that took you around for two hours, he showed us all the places of interest explaining how Pompaii was covered by Ash, how it was rediscovered , how the Baths were used  , all about the forum, how they had drains etc nothing was left out, as well as a few jokes along the way that had pour small group laughing so much

Capri is so beautiful.
You can see why the rich and famous choose it as a holiday destination, It is also full of those designer shops, well out of my price range

 The Amalfi Coast Drive
This is just stunning , a cliff top winding road with the most beautiful views around every turn leading to some of the most prettiest villages all perched on the cliff tops, such a joy to see

 This is the church in Amalfi, these photos do not do it justice

 What can I say about Positano.
It is one of the most photographed village in the world , all the little white villas clinging to the mountain just beautiful.
we stopped at the other side of the village on top of the valley , with the views of the harbour and other side of the hill, it was tranquil to just sit and take in the beauty, before walking down into the village.
Not such an easy walk to come back up to the top to come home again LOL

So very different from Pompaii, much smaller in size as 60% is still buried under the new city undiscovered.
It is all beautifully preserved, you can see the original wood, and all the wall painting and floor mosaics are so clear and you can see all the fine detail, amazing

We enjoyed our visit to this part of Italy very much, This is just a small selection of about 800 photos that we took over 10 days, If you get the change to visit you must go, such a different holiday, sunshine and so much to see all within a few miles.
The beauty and friendliness of Sorrento will stay in my heart for Ever
Jeff and I enjoying a meal at one of our favourite and most beautiful restaurants  in Sorrento, it is set in a garden with flowers and lemon tree everywhere you look, the food was wonderful

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Perrie`s Photo Session Layouts

 A few more layouts of granddaughter Perrie.
Aleysha took her for a newborn photo session and I just had to scrap some of these photos 

 She looks so grown up in this one I cant believe she was only 3 weeks old at the time


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New granddaughter Perrie Grace

 A few Layouts of our granddaughter Perrie Grace, now 3 weeks old


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Cameron`s Swing time

 Two layouts of Grandson Cameron.
The first I did some blending and fading with the main photo, then it was added to a frame and I tucked some beautiful flowers behind it
The second I had a play with some of the Artist frames, love these as all the work is done for you, just love the faded look it gives the photo

Keaton`s day out at Penarth

 A double page spread to remember our day out at Penarth
I took a photo of the pebble beach, I took this into craft artist and faded it to turn into a background.
I then enlarged and cropped a photo of the pier, this I then faded and added to the top of the page.
I took the photos turned them into frames cropped until I was happy with them , then i feathered the edges of each photo before arranging on my layout
This one has the pier removed again I have turned the photos into frames and feathered the edges.
I then added text to a tag to remind us of our day on the pier


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Bampy`s Joy

My Hubby at Christmas with our two Grandsons
Keaton and Cameron


Monday, 5 December 2011


Just a simple layout this time, for no other reason than I loved him in this little outfit the other day

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sleeping Babes

Could not help but do another layout Of Cameron

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Getting to know you

First moments with our second grandchild Cameron
Keaton Meeting his baby brother for the first time.
He put his best cheesy grin on for this photo

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Little Poser

MY Daughter captured this photo of Keaton over the weekend, he was resting his head on the arm of the chair while she was talking to him, she snapped it quick with her mobile.
I love it so much it had to be my next layout

This is the same layout all i did was change the photo to black and white.
I love the colours on these flowers

thanks for stopping by