We went to Sorrento for our honeymoon, just for a few days because we would miss Tinks too much. We only got back the other day so I haven’t had much time to play, it’s a bit of a work in progress, but this is what I have done so far…
I’m planning to do a bit of journalling and also to get Ian to write some things in. As is probably normal for most couples we have lots of photos but hardly any of us!
For my front cover I just coloured in the little die cut bumble bee using my Copics and added him to the sheet using pop dots. The papers are all 12 x 12 so it seemed a shame to cut them up but I love that the way the images are printed you can still use them again for other things. That gorgeous ribbon trim is from Cassie’s Paper Issues shop, it’s by Websters Pages, ‘Bloomers’. Isn’t it divine?! The stamps are Lawn Fawn, ‘Grand Greetings’ and ‘Harold’s ABC’s’ that I used to spell out ‘you’re my honey!’ I added some holes using a standard hole punch and that was the front cover finished. For the cover I adhered the paper to a piece of blank white card to make it a bit tougher. The inside pages are just using the double sided papers.
I hope you can make out my writing!
First up is all about Capri. They have the most amazing jewellery there. I’m not sure I’d wear any of it though, it’s all very ostentatious. Loads of sea creatures too. I’m quite happy for them to stay in the sea where they belong! On the left hand page I just used the MME paper and the little doily die cut, that I coloured in yellow with my Copics. I stamped the sun and sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Partly Cloudy set. On the right page I loved the background paper so just used some of the honeycomb shapes to write some words in. I created a little pocket for our tickets and added a little honeycomb shape with a heart on for interest. (Memory Box die)
Next up is Pompei. We had a rotten day there, it poured rain all day and when I say poured I mean monsoon style! Typically it was the day I was wearing flip flops! To say we got soaked is an understatement. I brought a coat but it got so wet it wasn’t even dry the next day so I had to dry it in the hotel gardens before going home!! Apparently this isn’t typical for this time of year, but we’re told when it rains in Sorrento it pours! At least we’ve come back to a heatwave in the UK!!
I added little tags to the top of the pages for the photos from each area and when I complete the book will add in more pages. Simple journalling was done for the left page and using Lawn Fawn’s Partly Cloudy set I stamped the sentiment on the top photo. the right I just added a couple of stamped sentiments using flower fusion die and stamp set. I used a Memory Box hearts die for the heart on the photo and added a button with twine for a bit more detail.
Next is all about Sorrento. They are Limoncello mad there, well anything lemon really. There are loads of lemon (and orange) groves all over the place, with tons of lemon gifts to buy. There are lots of little shops to visit and they have amazing ice-creams (gelatos) mmmmmm.
Some blank pages to finish off with..
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Have a great day! I should be back up and running properly soon. I’m still enjoying time off with my gorgeous honey for the rest of our honeymoon.
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