Saturday, 3 April 2010

Alexandra Park-scraplifted

One of my favourite places locally is Alexandra Park.......2 1/2 miles long....it literally cuts the town in two.......laid out in the 1860s.....it had seen better days......not helped by the Great Storm of 1987 bringing down about half its trees........but helped by a large lottery fund grant in 2004.....it has been totally renovated.....and is now returned to its former glory........a truly beautiful park.
Divided in two....the lower half is very narrow fairly formally laid out.....the upper half much wider and wilder.
As part of OH's recuperation we have been walking further and further round the lower park each day.
One of Shimelle's weekend challenges is to scraplift a layout featured on the forum.......I love Deb's 'my blog' LO'.........and have used it as the basis of this Alexandra Park layout.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful layout and photos. The park sounds like a wonderful place to visit on a regular basis.

freckleface said...

his is gorgeous hon..love the layout and earthy/spring tones..Debs x

Sian said...

Just gorgeous! The colours are so perfectly chosen for a new spring look..I love that!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous layout! And I love the duck picture.
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog & leaving such kind words! I loved this LO when I saw it in the forum...the colours are just so soft & make those gorgeous photo's just 'pop'!

The Boyfriend Shopper said...

Beautiful

I'm loving your blog. Feel free to check out mine, I think you'd especially enjoy it:

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debs14 said...

Love this layout and the park looks beautiful. Now if only we could have a bit more sunshine to really enjoy visits like this!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful LO. I love the texture and height on this page. Love the tearing round the numbers and the beautiful flowers. Gorgeous! Lx

Lynne in NI said...

What a beautiful page! Love those photos and your embellies and journalling are just fabulous! Very springy!

寧年寧年 said...

A good medicine tastes bitter. .........................................

Sarpreet said...

Beautiful page - sounds like a fab place to visit. I love places like this.

Denise said...

Gorgeous layout,if only the sun would stay here for a while so we can enjoy these lovely places.Great colours too. Happy Easter x

miscanthuscrafts said...

you are never too old for choccies at easter. such a lovely gift idea jacky! happy easter, ClareX

Cherry said...

Great page Jacky to go with a great place. Love the positions of the photos and the colours. Hugs Cherry XXXX

Deb said...

Hi Jacky ~ I commented in the forum, but I'll leave you some love here too. I just love what you did with this layout!!! :o) xo

humel said...

What a beautiful park :-) Great layout too! x