Wednesday 4 September 2013

My childhood holidays

When I was a child, we had a very regular routine for family holidays. One week in spring and one week in autumn every year were spent in a self catering cottage beside the River Brathay about halfway between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge in the Lake District. We loved those holidays - the setting was absolutely idyllic and the Lake District was a favourite with the whole family.

One of the landmarks we always loved to see was Bridge Ho0use in Ambleside, so although I'm not really a decoupage person, I couldn't resist  this decoupage design from the Best Of La Pashe 2012 CD. And instead of background papers, I used an Ordnance Survey map, carefully cut so that the left and right flaps meet with the exact location of the cottage we loved so much right in the centre.

This week's "Make my Monday"  challenge is Childhood Memories, and I'm playing along with this very personal memory.


UTs Hobby Time said...

Very creative one Jane. Love the way how you have used map as a PP.

Jacqueline said...

A fabulous card Jane and such lovely memories - thanks for sharing this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Laura Mackie Stampin' Up! said...

Fab card, and such fond memories, thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura xx

JayBe said...

Absolutely beautiful - great stamp and fab idea to use the map as backing paper. Thanx for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Fliss said...

What a fantastic idea Jane. The bridge image is beautiful and the map surround is great.
Thanks for joining our Make My Monday challenge.
Fliss x