Sunday, 15 April 2012


Well, I'm back from a week or so away.  Part of which was spent in a tent in the Lake District.  While it rained.  

Actually, that's not strictly true.  It snowed overnight once.  And once we saw some blue sky and took a photo but then it went away and it rained again.  This is the beginning of a story for a scrapbook page.

In case it's not clear, we had a brilliant time :D  But we decided to refer to it as our adventure, rather than our holiday.

To make myself feel warm and dry again, I reveled in memories of the Tea Potter.  Ahem: Miss Smith's Second Annual Tea Potter, I should say.  I mixed together uni friends, work friends and Guiding friends which was lovely, but it did mean I had to introduce a lot of people who had no connection other than that they knew me.  So the Guiding friend Laura came up with a mnemonic that we use to help Brownies and Guides learn each others' names and so we played and I introduced the friends...

This is Laura.  She likes Lollipops.
This is Liz.  She's Lovely and Literary*
This is Robert.  He likes Ringing and is...Rugged?
This is Wendy from Work and orange Wednesdays.
This is Fiona. She's not a Friend but she is Fun.

Then it got more challenging with my friend Maja who has lots of wonderful characteristics.  But they don't begin with M.

This is Maja.  She's from Mpoland and is doing a MPhD at Mcambridge.
This is Ruth.  She's Reliable and Really good at drinking tea.
Me? I'm Kirsty and I like Keys?  Too boring.  I like Knowledge and Kan't spell.

And then because I'm a scrapbooker, I wrote it all down in a note book and decided to make a page.  It's the little things :D  And I used a glass and some Distress Ink to make mug rings over the journalling.  I like the slightly themed touch.

Kisses xxx

P.S. *Liz is in fact the editor of Oh Comely magazine which is AWESOME and has lovely articles about all sorts of curious/crafty/dreamy/inspiring things and no depressing celebrity gossip.  And in the latest issue, the editorial team tried to do Brownie and Guide badges from the past and I tested them.  Oooh it was fun!

P.P.S. Studio Calico published one of my pages on their Blog.  Best Day Ever! (Compared to being rained on in a tent)

P.P.P.S. This is in response to Shimelle's Combining Patterned Papers challenge on her blog.  I LOVE her online crop weekends.


  1. I love Oh Comely - I think I maybe told you that before? Oh Klever Kirsty who kreates

  2. ps - saw the page at Studio Calico. Hurrah!

  3. yay to studio calico - i too saw your page. Lovely chevrons paper and liking the title placement x

  4. I love Oh Comely too. Must get this issue then about the Guide badges. but I can only find it in WHSmiths and I don't go into town very often these daysI s. till consider myself as Guide, even though I haven't run a unit since my daughter was born. There are worse mantras to live your life by than the Guide Law

  5. Another klever page. I need to go back to skool to learn to skrapbook like this. ;)

  6. I love this layout, all the layering and the title in particular.

  7. Congrats on the page - pity they got your blog link wrong - give them lines or detention!!!