Thursday, 18 April 2013

A day in Lewes

I had a couple of photos from a day G and I spent in Lewes last summer to scrap......and was inspired by the current challenge over at the CSI Challenge blog.
I kept fairly closely to the sketch.......all the colours are used......the patterned paper is a free download from the challenge site......my 'evidence' is stars, sun and fussy cutting......and my 'testimony' is the handwritten journaling.
We went for a day trip to Lewes on one of the few sunny days last summer......we wandered round like tourists......up and down extremely steep old streets.......admired ancient buildings......quirky little shops......found a craft shop AND a patchwork and quilting shop......and had a lovely lunch in a tiny Italian restaurant tucked away in a backstreet.
After lunch we had intended to visit Anne of Cleves house......we should have visited in the morning........because in the afternoon it was closed for a private function......a wedding......I'm not really superstitious......but I think personally I may have thought twice about getting married in the house of one of Henry VIII's wives!!!!!
On our way back into town we came across a beautiful little park......and took some time out to sit,chill and enjoy our surroundings.....before heading back to the train station.
A perfect day.

18 comments:

Jane said...

beautiful layout

Rhona said...

We're going to Lewes next Friday - it seems crazy that it's so close and yet I've never gone there before. We're going for breakfast with friends who go regularly and I'm looking forward to having a wander as I believe it's beautiful.

Sandra said...

Really gorgeous ... Ok you've given me the kick I need, I'll check out the emails that they've sent trough :)

Karen said...

I like the layout a lot, and am intrigued by the challenge, which is more involved than most I see.

Abi said...

Lovely layout and great fresh colours

Amy said...

Yes, history doesn't evoke too much hope as far as marriage is concerned for one of Henry XIII's wives - I wouldn't have chosen that as a venue either!

Great layout Jacky!

Karen said...

Lovely, lovely layout. I think I have to investigate this challenge blog.

Chris said...

A loot layout Jacky and you were lucky with the sunny day! Lewes is one of my favourite towns, Chris x

Sian said...

Great page Jacky. It tells a good story about somewhere I'd love to explore..we drove through it last year once we were back off the boat again and through the rain I could lots of lovely shops I would love to visit

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a perfect way to save your memories of a happy day Jacky...I'd love to visit the house of Anne of Cleves too and the shops sound just my cup of tea!
Happy Weekend,
Susan x
P.S So lovely to hear you're enjoying your knitting too!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the butterflies! How wonderful that you took a moment to relax before getting on the train.
Rinda

Angelfish said...

Not the best choice of wedding venue, but at least it wan't the other Anne!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Sounds a perfect day out & I love how you worked with the sketch. Great LO...You'll have to go back & visit the house again!! :D

Denise said...

Great layout Jacky,I love the way you've done it- and looks like a very interesting place x

Melissa said...

I really like the colors in this layout & all the little bits & pieces you've used to embellish it!

Katiejane said...

What an amazing day, sounds like quite a place. Fingers crossed some of that sunshine comes back our way again this year!
Your layout is great, you must have quite a few albums by now. Such happy memories.
Have a lovely day.
Katie x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

fantastic layout! I love all the embellishments you used!

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