Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Look Around

I have another page for my Norwegian cruise album for you today. I'm doing this album with divided page protectors and an aqua, yellow and grey colour scheme.

This is the last page from our day in Kristiansund; please scroll back if you are interested in the four that precede it. I've covered the 'story' of the day in the previous pages, but I still had a number of pictures that I wanted to include in the album. Most of them need a little explanation, so I've started the journalling for each one with the word 'look'.



We are looking up to Bautaen, across to Innlandet, down at the manhole cover and out to the sunset. I don't know if you can see it, but the final photo has another ship, Cunard's Queen Victoria, on the horizon.

Supplies
Paper - My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart
Tag - Pink Paislee Portfolio
Letters - American Crafts
Washi Tape - Ebay
Gems - Papermania

Monday, 20 March 2017

Bautaen

Another Norwegian title for you today; Bautaen is the Memorial Stone, and this one is on the highest point of the island of Innlandet in Kristiansund. We'd caught the ferry from the main island and walked up to this point overlooking the harbour.

The memorial in question is to a battle in 1808 when two English warships attacked the harbour and were repulsed by the town's defences. The stone is flanked by working cannons which are used to fire salutes on high days and holidays.



The two photos in the bottom row are views of Kirkelandet, a wide-angle view and also a close-up of the area we had visited earlier in the day.

Supplies
Paper - MME Lost & Found, MME Chalk Studio, Pink Paislee Portfolio, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu, 4Heures37 Eiffel Avenue
Vellum - Docrafts
Washi Tape - Trimcraft
Gems - Papermania

Tools
Big Shot & Provocraft Alphabet Dies
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Varden

I'm sharing another page from Kristiansund today; Varden is a watch tower, on the highest point of the island. I'm using a divided page protector with a 6x8 pocket that I picked for my vertical photo, and I added title and journalling to the same pocket. The two view photos were taken from the top of the tower.



We were following a guided walk around the town and that walk took us from the tower back to the waterfront. The bottom photos are a shipyard and the inner harbour.

This page is rather photo heavy, and I had to crop two of my pictures to 4x4 in order to squeeze in the journalling here.

Supplies
Cardstock - Bazzill
Paper - Pink Paislee Portfolio, MME Lost & Found
Labels - 7Gypsies
Washi Tape - October Afternoon, Ebay
Enamel Dots - Echo Park

Tools
Big Shot & Provocraft Alphabet Dies

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Kristiansund

I've made five pages from Kristiansund, the next port of call in our Norwegian cruise, but I'm splitting them across several posts to cover different areas of our visit. Kristiansund is spread across four areas on three islands, and I'm starting with two pages from Kirkelandet.

I'm working with divided pages for this album and picked one with three 4x6 and six 4x3 pockets. The front starts in the same way that I've started each port, with a title card, a map and some journalling about the town. The main photos are from our arrival, a shot under one of the bridges into the harbour and a view of Kirkelandet where we berthed. The three smaller photos are statues and the war memorial, all from the same area on the quay.


The four areas of Kristiansund are linked by the harbour ferry, which we used to get around, and the top row of the next page is about that; a photo, some journalling and our ferry tickets. I'd downloaded a walking tour of the town, and the rest of the photos are from that. The building is a church (!) and the remaining pictures were taken in Vanndamman, a park with ponds that used to be drinking water reservoirs for the town.



Supplies
Cardstock - Bazzill
Paper - Pink Paislee Memorandum, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu, MME Now & Then
Letters - Freckled Fawn, KaiserCraft
Labels - 7Gypsies
Washi - October Afternoon, American Crafts
Wood Veneer - Studio Calico
Enamel Dots - American Crafts Shimelle
Pearls - Dovecraft
Gems - Papermania

Tools
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Heading South

This page from our cruise album is something of a filler, and uses a different size of page protector - 6x12. Up until now I've used a variety of 12x12 divided page protectors and having each protector suit the photos on both the front and back has been an exercise in forward planning; looking ahead at upcoming photos that I want to include, and planning several related pages at the same time has been the hardest thing about this project. 

We had two days at sea between Ny-Ålesund and our next port of call Kristiansund and although I have enough photos for a 12x12 page, I realised that this would cause problems for my portrait-oriented photos in a few pages time. So... I've gone for 6x12 here so that I can get my portrait photos back-to-back in a pocket later on. 

The front of this page actually has three photos from the end of our day in Ny-Ålesund - a final view of the fjord, a pod of dolphins who turned up mid-dinner and a still from the evening show. The title, Heading South, matches up with the Heading North page that I made for our outward voyage.


The back of this page covers two whole days; by this time our sea day activities were a familiar routine and I didn't take many photos but if I had they would just have been repeats from earlier in the album anyway. The top one is the 'view' from on deck as we had bad weather for these days, the outside doors were closed on one of them so we couldn't go outside at all. Still, I'd rather have rain on sea days than port days and we were very lucky with the weather on this trip.


The second pocket has a couple of photos from a fun session of Can't Cook, Won't Cook and the third is from the British-themed night, with a flag-waving sing-along and my son in his Union flag onesie. I originally was going to use 'All at Sea' as the title for the whole page, but the empty spaces on the other cards were just begging for titles too.

Supplies
Paper - Pink Paislee Portfolio, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu
Letters - Basic Grey
Frames - Echo Park
Washi Tape - October Afternoon, The Works, American Crafts, Tesco
Chipboard - Pink Paislee
Gems - Scrapberry's, Papermania
Enamel Cloud - Teresa Collins

Tools
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch

Friday, 10 March 2017

Kongsfjord

Just one page for you today, and although it's from Ny-Ålesund, it's about the fjord and glacier there, Kongsfjord and Kongsbreen, the King's Fjord and the King's Glacier. The glacier meets the water at two points at the head of the fjord, and these photos were taken from the ship where we were moored.

The first photo is an overview showing both arms of the glacier, second is a close-up of the left end, the part nearest our ship. The third large photo is an even closer shot of the left end, and the final picture is the part of the glacier on the right of the first photo, furthest from our ship.



The middle row has an even closer close-up of the glacier, my journalling and two iceberg pictures.


Supplies
Paper - Pink Paislee Portfolio, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart
Letters - Anita's Glitterations
Stickers - Studio Calico, Ebay
Washi Tape - Trimcraft, Tesco, American Crafts
Wood Veneer - Studiop Calico
Enamel Dots - American Crafts Shimelle

Tools
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
X-Cut Small Circle Punch
American Crafts Notebook Border Punch

Monday, 6 March 2017

Ny-Ålesund

I'm sharing three cruise pages today, all from Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard. They all share the same main title card, but I do have sub-titles for some sections.

The first page follows the pattern I've adopted for each of our ports of call, with pockets for the name, a map, photos of our arrival and some journalling. Ny-Ålesund used to be a coal-mining settlement but these days it is a centre for arctic research and the most northerly permanent settlement in the world. It lies on Kongsfjord and I have a photo of the fjord in the top right pocket. The bottom photos are the settlement and a short loop of road that we could walk around just outside.




The second page is the back of the first, and concentrates on how far north we were, 770 miles from the North Pole. Ny-Ålesund has the most northerly hotel, restaurant, post office, museum, shop, camp site, sewage farm, locomotive and statue so I have photos of some of those. The locomotive is a relic of the mining era and was abandoned in 1970, though I have read online that it is currently being restored in Sweden.




My third page will lie opposite this one, and I used the same design of page protector. Top left is a shot of the tundra landscape and top right is my son and a sign which reads "POLAR BEAR DANGER - Do not walk beyond this sign without a weapon." Also, none of the buildings in the settlement are allowed to be locked, just in case someone needs to take shelter from a marauding polar bear. 

Three pockets in the middle row are devoted to Roald Amundsen, who launched several polar expeditions from here, and the row finishes with an arctic tern. I completed the page with a family photo and one of the ship.



Supplies
Cardstock - Bazzill
Paper - My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart, Pink Paislee Portfolio, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu
Vellum - Webster's Pages
Letters - American Crafts, Docrafts, Basic Grey, KaiserCraft
Labels - 7Gypsies
Stickers - Studio Calico, Ebay
Die Cuts - Pink Paislee Portfolio, atd Travel
Wood Veneer - Studio Calico
Washi Tape - October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers, Trimcraft, American Crafts
Gems - Papermania, Dovecraft, Scrapberry's
Enamel Dots - American Crafts Shimelle, Doodlebug

Tools
Big Shot & X-Cut Ticket Stubs Die
American Crafts Notebook Border Punch
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
X-Cut Small Circle Punch