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Baltic scrapping #09

This is the final batch from our fantastic day exploring in Tallin, Estonia.

City walls, where we saw towers, walls and pretty gardens. The incredibly beautiful Alexander Nevsky cathedral. Toompea Castle, where we saw a pink castle, a tall tower and more lovely gardens. The Dome church, which was another beautiful building. The Patkuli viewing platform. Another viewing point – Kohtuotsa. And finally, for Tallin, Viru Gate. There’s lots of journalling on this one as it describes the last bit of our Estonian adventure plus what we got up to once back on board our ship. That’s day five scrapped and the first of four albums finished. There are almost fifty layouts in there and it’s very full! Album two was supposed to have thirty-five page protectors in there but I’ve condensed a couple of sections down to get it to thirty. I’m hoping that as some are divided page protectors with just photos in, which will be less bulky than layouts, that they’ll fit.

I’m going to take a wee break from Baltic scrapping before starting album two as I’ve got a couple of Shimelle classes to do and lots of photos of cats etc that are waiting to be scrapped.



Baltic scrapping #08

Six more layouts, all from our day in Tallin, Estonia. We had a brilliant time there and really loved exploring the old city.

The intro page, which follows the same format as the others. The photo was taken in one of the lovely gardens that we came across.

This one is about docking and how we sat in Islands, eating our breakfast, as Tallin came into view during the sail in. We had an amazing view of the Old City from the ship. Like the paper? I bought a couple more collections of travel-themed papers. This one is lush and is Simple Vintage Traveller by Simple Stories. I love everything about it and am loving using it.

Once off the ship, we did a guided walk from a book that I’d bought before our departure. It took us to loads of interesting places, with information about everywhere we went. We started off at Fat Margaret Tower, which is this layout. The next layout is about Pikk Street. On Pikk Street we went into the KGB cells. I’m not sure the phrase embellishments are entirely suitable for there but I didn’t have much else that’d fit. Finally for this post is a layout about the Town Hall Square and the bit of shopping that we did there. I’ve got a few more layouts from Tallin, but I’ll save them for another day.


Baltic scrapping #05

More layouts from our day in Sweden. This is the first of several from Öckerö. We started off our visit there with a coffee and cake, which was laid on as part of our tour. Then we explored the museum and took lots of photos. There were more photos than I wanted to, or had time to scrap so I’m using divided page protectors to get more photos in the albums. Some will be padded out with other things such as journalling blocks but some may have just photos. I used one for Sweden. Finally for Öckerö is a layout of the white church.


Baltic scrapping #04

I’ve finally got to the first port of call, which was Sweden. We had the best day out there and took loads of photos. I’m scrapping all of my favourites, while still trying to tell the story of our day.

I started with the intro page, with the same format as the earlier ones. Next was the sail in with journalling about getting up early to watch from our balcony. This layout has a photo from when we were docking with journalling about that and about getting breakfast and heading off the ship to join our excursion. I wanted to do a layout about our tour guide as she was so lovely so the journalling on this is about Eleanor. Our tour was to the Northern Archipelago so I took a photo of the ferry from one of the islands and used that for a layout about the ferry crossing. Finally, for this post, are two layouts about our stop at Burö on the island of Halsö. 


Baltic scrapping #03

I’ve finished scrapping the second day of our cruise, which was the first full day and was spent at sea. There are six layouts starting with the intro for the day.Once again, it has a square photo with a ‘just the facts’ journaling block.

Next is a layout about our lovely cabin. It won’t be the only cabin layout, but it’s a start 😉

Next is about the restaurant where we had breakfast, plus what we had. Then I did a layout about the maps by the central lifts and how useful we found them while we were finding our way around the ship. Some of the layouts are going to be very plain and simple, as otherwise I’ll still be scrapping this holiday in ten years time. I will embellish some a bit more, but I’m comfortable with a simple style and the main thing is to get the journalling on there.

The next one is about me getting dressed for dinner again, and waffles about how I even got a mani-pedi before travelling. (my first ever!)Finally, there’s a layout about our evening. The journalling is about where we had dinner, and what we had, and about the evening show in the Broadway Lounge. I recently added to my stash of travel-themed papers and embellishments with a pack of Basic Grey Second City. The theme and colours were perfect for this layout. Next up is one of our port days – Sweden!