Sunday, April 25, 2010

Two Challenges & Hong Kong

This layout qualifies for two challenges.....


The sketch over at SOUS www.stuckonusketches.blogspot.com and Scrap It With A Song at www.scrapitwithasong.blogspot.com

The song at SIWAS is Elton John's "Your Song" - I chose the line 'a big house where we both can live'


I have used the Lime Tart Half Tart Kit from August '09 www.limetart.com and photo's of our house just after we finished building and moved in, last May.....


The papers are Pink Paislee 'Captivating', the alphas are Paper Trunk, the transparency by Teresa Collins, butterflies are Collections Elements and the large red floral is by Basic Grey.....




Everything on the page was in the kit including the metal embellishment and the ribbon....


ADDIT: This layout won Top 5 in Challenge # 1 at Scrap it with a Song.....

Now for a couple of photo's from our recent Hong Kong trip.....



I was amazed at how closely packed everything was - everybody lives vertically!!!!


This was the foyer of our beautiful hotel - The Harbour Grand Hotel.....



The above building was once HMS Tamar - hubby was here in 1981 when he was in the Royal Navy - of course it was returned to the Chinese in 1997 and is now Chinese Government buildings - one of the reasons hubby wanted to return - Nostalgia......




I loved the old with the new - a temple nestled UNDER all these skyscrapers.....



Sadly our whole week was marred by cloud cover, and all the buildings being SOOOOO tall, they were usually buried in the clouds.....






This is the world's largest floating restaurant 'Jumbo' - three floors of the finest dining. We travelled there by junk, great experience.




We didn't have time to go for dinner, but we had a fine lunch there of the most amazing dimsums yummy yummy.....





Another temple on the road, Hong Kong is full of these beautiful buildings.....
Next time I will post some of my favourite photo's "Disneyland Hong Kong" .....
So, that's me for now - til next time.....
Hugs
Jane xx


12 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

Great photos of Hong Kong

Wonderful layout. Thank you for singing along with is at Scraps it with a Song this week.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Janie, wonderful layout. Hope you are enjoying that new home. I always love LOs of the home. It is so foundational to our exixtence. Fabulous work as always .. loe that flourish! Hong Kong looks fascinating .. can't wait to see more!

Sharli said...

Your layout of your home is just perfect! I love it when we remember to scrap things like "home". SO important and usually taken for granted. Your page has so much detail - the circle flourishes are wonderful and the little row of butterflies . . . all loving the home.

I'm also glad you posted photos from your trip - you saw some amazing things! That "Jumbo" restaurant is fabulous - I'm glad the food was good, too, because that will be such a great memory!

Hugs!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful...lovely photos and layout...great take on the sketch and your butterflies are gorgeous...thanx so much for playing along!

Crayola58 said...

Jane, I loved your layout of the beautiful home... And I so enjoyed the photos of your trip. Wow....
Hugs.
Carole

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh wow.....I am so jealous! Hong Kong!!! I lovee those photos and how cool is that floating restaurant!! Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a song this week!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! Gorgeous LO!! Love the papers and embellies that came in that kit!! You have a lot of good stuff in there!! And your pictures to Hong Kong are amazing!! Looks like you had a lot of fun and saw lots of things!! Can't wait to see the LOs you create with them!!
Barb :)

Leah said...

Jane, oh my gosh...some of those photos don't even look 'real'...I can just tell what an amazing time this just HAD to have been! thank you SO much for sharing photos and I can not wait to see Disney there!!!!!!!

I am really glad you were able to join us this week, I just adore this LO and what a kit that was!

Jess said...

Great LO! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It With a Song! What beautiful photos from Hong Kong!

~Christina~ said...

What a GREAT take on this song!!! I love it :)

Fern said...

First of all, Jane, perfect layout for the Scrap it with a Song challenge and you did a beautiful job with the SOUS challenge!!! BTW your house is beautiful!!!
And your photos of Hong Kong are amazing!!! The hotel looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Luv the beautiful temples!! Can't wait to see more and to see some of them scrapped!! XXXXX

Nanne said...

So many wonderful photos to see..Wow, love your trip!! wish I could been there..LOL
fab job on the layout as well, your song choice is perfect for your photos..
another great layout using our sketch..
Love it all
hugs
Nanné