Saturday, 7 May 2011

National Scrapbooking Day Bloghop!

Welcome to (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day and my leg of the ScrapaGoGo bloghop. If you're following along, you may be visiting from Sarah's lovely blog. If you want to join in, you can start at the ScrapaGoGo blog too :D

Thought I'd share the story behind this page, which is brought to you by a few hybrid elements and a rather lovely die cut piece of paper from my May ScrapaGoGo kit.


"When we set out to walk around Snailsden reservoir, the first thing Dad did was strike out in the opposite direction. On what it pleased him to call "the path". Up on t'moors (Yorkshire), t'ground were covered wi' great bigg grassy tussocks, some o' which give way when trodden on. No way of telling which ones! You can always tread the gaps betwixt them but some of 'em 'ave boot-sucking bogs in between. Again, no knowing which. So we tramped and stumbled and wound our way around the reservoir, brought up short by the odd wall here and there, or a hidden stream without a bridge and clumps of thigh-high scrubby bushes. And all the time we were entertained by the incessant nasal honking of a Canada goose choir rehearsal. At least, that's what we assumed it must be. Eventually we made it round which was quite the achievement (and actually quite good fun). But there was absolutely, definitely, completely, totally and undeniably nothing whatsoever approaching a path."

I love playing with words when I write my journalling and I couldn't resist including a little bit of God's own country. Yorkshire five! (That's like a high five but while wearing a flat cap). Ever tried to include an accent or dialect on a page? Give it a shot!

And now onto Nic who has another post in store. Happy Hopping!

Kisses xxx

P.S. The work RAMBLE might be useful to your in your travels along the hop!

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Layout Kirsty, i love love love the way you journal on things (and i have a similar yorkshire moors story!) Happy National Scrapbooking day
    love Chloe xx

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  2. Fab layout Kirsty, adding in the accent sound like so much fun! :)

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  3. Great layout! Happy NSD! X

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  4. Love the colours you've used, and the journalling in Yorkshire dialect just brings it all alive!

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  5. Lovely. I need to use hybrids more.

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  6. Happy NSD :) Great layout - i can't wait to get my May kit now :) :) :)
    xox

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  7. eeh lass u've outdone thyself with this LO. loving the yorkshire speak, i can just imagine u all traipsing around the reservoir with the geese making a racket. sounds like fun.
    Jo xxx

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  8. Love the shot of the shoes. What a great layout. Enjoy your day.

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  9. Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

    Lovely lo and just so in love with the pp you have used as the base.

    Thanks for the chance to win

    Candace

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  10. Thank you for sharing your story - your page is stunning.

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  11. I love the idea of journaling in a dialect - mine would be Yorkshire too, might give it a go!

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  12. Hey Kirsty!! What a great layout!! Can't wait to receive my may kit!!

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  13. Love how you have included so much journalling on your layout.

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  14. Ey up lass! Us Yorkshire folks enjoy a good ramble ... or blog-hop in this case!

    Love the LO, especially the tree embellishment.

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  15. Loved the Yorkshire ramblings :P

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  16. Love your layout and I enjoy a good rable too!

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  17. Love the Yorkshire-speak! Our regional accents are something we should fight to keep alive, with all the Americanisms creeping into our kids language - use it or lose it, I say!

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  18. Thats ALOT of journalling! Awesome LO mind :)

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  19. Love the journalling...and I DID read the Yorkshire part in by best yorkshire accent!

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  20. All that handwriting Kirsty!!! You are brave lol x

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  21. Great LO and love the pics you chose rather than just views, but pink shoes on t'moors? Nay, lass!

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