2014, digital scrapping, flowers, holidays, journal, Journaling, kim klassen, national trust, out and about, texture tuesday


Last week on the spur of the moment ( and a good weather forecast ) we packed up and headed down to Cornwall, about a 3 hour car journey. With our trusty National Trust membership cards we  decided to visit as many properties we could squeeze in.  This is what the National Trust has to say about the property of Trelissick….


Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants

“On its own peninsula with ever-changing views of the estuary of the River Fal, Trelissick has one of the most amazing natural settings in the country. There are more than 12 hectares (30 acres) of elevated garden to explore, with twisting paths that lead you through significant collections of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, ginger lilies and year-round exciting woodland plants. As well as the garden, the 121-hectare (300-acre) estate, with its countryside, woodlands and coast, makes for breathtaking walks.As well as the garden and countryside Trelissick has its own renowned art gallery with a wide range of work from local Cornish artists. Why not drop into Crofters café which offers a delicious range of light refreshments, hot luncheons and afternoon cream teas using seasonal and local produce. Trelissick also has a gift shop, second-hand bookshop and six of the best National Trust holiday cottages located around the Trelissick estate”

A beautiful setting with the best view over the River Fal imagine having morning coffee here !



Lovely shady secret places


Because of the mild temperatures many species thrive…


Imagine working in the secondhand bookshop in this beautiful cottage…..


Here is the first scrapbook page of the trip.




Joining with Kim for Texture Tuesday texture used in all images kk_waterfront1






Journaling, June 2014, kim klassen


 So so love Kim’s new class…..

Here are my pieces this week






 My beautiful Nikon is not letting me down although a steep learning curve, I’m still finding my way..

 Looking for the creativity and meaning in my photography..



Using Kim’s new preset ‘darkmood’ love it thanks Kim…




A lovely find from the lovely people at Pretty Presets Photographer’s Cheat Sheets…. Check it out

As always thanks for visiting my friends and enjoy the process….

Kim Klassen dot Com


Journaling, Photography

The U.K. has some amazing historic houses to visit.  Some are very grand and others more homely, the house we visited this week was certainly very grand.  Petworth House in West Sussex is jaw dropping grand.

Photographically speaking it was not a good day for me, my camera being a bridge camera does not perform well in bright light as the smallest aperture is f8. Also it was windy,  so very few opportunities for flower photography. I had a revelation, why did we travel all the way here ? Was it to see a magnificent house with a remarkable history ? Or, was it to take photographs and really not take in the outstanding  paintings, sculptures and objet d’art ? I must confess it was the latter, but I realise that is so short sighted .

The house was full of paintings by Turner, Reynolds and Van Dyck. The state rooms were never intended for everyday use but rather to display outstanding collections. My particular favourite was the chapel and I wish now I had taken more notice of the hand painted coats of arms and had not spent my time with my eye pressed to the viewfinder.

Digital scrap supplies by Rosey Posey @ Scrapbook graphics


So in my roundabout way this is my Friday Find, never ever let photography take over to the point that I don’t stop, look and absorb what is around me…..


 P.S. I might have a chance to put this in practise as we are hoping to spend a few days in Cornwall soon…