Thursday, 31 July 2014

St Ives scrapbook page

St Ives Scrapbook page

In 1954 I was sent away to stay with a family friend I called aunty Grace as my mother was very ill after the birth of my younger sister. Aunty Grace lived in Cornwall England in a fishing village called St Ives. She lived within walking distance of one of the most beautiful beaches in England. I stayed with her and her family a whole summer and loved it! I learnt to speak English very quickly (as small children do) and I basked in the love of aunty Grace and her family. She had always wanted a girl (and had only sons) and I was made a fuss of, showed off and pampered. Aunty Grace had a lovely voice and was always singing. I have such dear memories of that summer and it has shaped me into the person I now am. Aunty Grace has long since passed away but her family members still consider me a part of the family.

Photos: top left: Me and David Buckingham, Grace’s son. Top right:  Me and Grace Buckingham at the gate of Sylvania, Ayr Terrace, St Ives.

I haven’t been able to do any scrapbooking for a few months as my scraproom has been turned into a guest room for visitors and then we’ve been away visiting family as well.
I love doing the challenges from CSI Color, stories and inspiration, especially when they give you a sketch to work from.

I’m back for Case file 131 and this is my solution.

The colours are there. The orange is in the bird and the blue is a tiny dot on the head of the butterfly.

The evidence is found in the wet medium (ink spray), wood grain, string, animal accents (butterfly and bird), polka dots (the gesso dots) and the brads.

The testimony was inspired by a Sunday Stealing prompt: Earliest childhood summer memory.

The journaling at the bottom of the page reads: Staying for three months in St Ives with aunty Grace.

That's it from me for today.
God bless and .......... keep scrapping!


  1. I love to read the story behind the photos and I love your page.

  2. This is simply gorgeous!!! I too spent a couple of summers at st Ives as a teenager and have many happy memories of this beautiful place :)