Tuesday, 17 April 2012

And that's when we came to the end.


The plan was to spend a couple of nights in Keswick camping in the Lake District, before moving to Great Langdale for three nights to a different campsite.

Connie and I went together - we met at uni but now live far apart and it's fun to catch up when we can.  She blogs too, and so I used part of her account of our trip as my journalling:



We took our tent down in the rain, and little glugs of rainwater disappeared into the inside of it. We packed it up, slightly hysterically, and drove to our next location, which was again, incredibly beautiful, and more than incredibly damp. By this point, we'd had enough. We went to the front desk, and asked if we could have a camping pod. The guy at the front desk said, "yeah......nothing worse than being really, really wet and cold, is there?" He seemed happy. 

"What's the weather like for the rest of the week?" we wanted to know.
He looked at his little printed off Met office sheet.
"Probably snow," he said. 
"Ha ha!" we said. "Ha ha ha ha ha!"
"Ha ha!" he agreed.
He was a cheerful sort of chap.


Supplies here are mainly from my new Studio Calico kit which cheered me up enormously on my return :D  I'm also in love with two new punches and this one punches out tiny little stars.  Actually, it's supposed to be a border punch that makes a border with little star-shaped hole, but I infinitely prefer using the pretty little star-shaped shrapnel as confetti.

I also can't get enough of those tiny letters.


Kisses xxx

P.S.  This is made in response to Shimelle's Challenge 9 to scrap a page from an older challenge.  So I went for this Glitter Girl One.  Partly because I love Glitter Girl and partly because I love layers.  Go figure.

14 comments:

  1. Hi
    I'm thinking about subscribing to Studio Calico kits and was wondering if you've had any issues with customs?
    Thanks
    Hana

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    1. I have been getting them since last late spring and have never had problems. Probably will now I've said that :0)
      I love them.

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    2. As with Jo, I've never had a problem either. My experience has been very positive. Whereas I've always had a big chunk of customs to pay on the couple of times I've ordered from Two Peas. Sometimes worth it for the huge selection, but SC works really well for me. They pick products I love :D

      (They should pay me commission!)

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  2. What do you use to stick down your confetti. I saw a tutorial which used a spray adhesive, which I don't think you can get in the Uk and I know that the 3M can I have goes brown, so won't be any good.

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    1. I'm going to do a post on this shortly, but rest assured, it's not spray adhesive. My solution is quite dull...I'm not sure you're going to like it.

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  3. I bought a punch that has a moon and little stars and sticking the stars down is driving me mad too. How? How?

    Beautiful page

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    1. Sounds pretty! But I'm going to do post on this soon. Wait and see :D

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  4. Absolutely LOVE this page!! Lovely colors, really nicely balanced. And your journaling made me laugh...been there, done that! ;-)

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  5. oh those pods....so much warmer than a tent! Fantastic layout Kirsty, love the splash of colour. Confetti stars...gorgeous...are these the new butterflies I wonder :)

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  6. Lovely story! I really like the photo of your camping pod - what a great idea! I always love the way you layer things ...

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  7. How beautiful is this layout .. .. love the background, the photograph, your gorgeous handwriting, all those scrummy layers and the beautiful tiny heart!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  8. Fab layout, have a wee question though, how to you attach your little stars?

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  9. if you were there the same day I was there...it did snow! We couldn't get over the Kirkstone Pass at 10.30 at night due to the snow and in some sort of Mary & Joseph re-enactment had to go knocking on hotel doors to ask if there was any room at the inn down in Windermere. Blinkin' snow! Glad you had fun! We love camping pods, all the fun of camping without the cold!

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