Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Hardwick Hall

I'm still working my way through the photos of the places we visited when we added a year with the National Trust to our Life English Heritage membership,  It would be nice if I got the whole lot finished before too long. I've still a few places to do and then will need to do the facing pages and put the whole thing together.  Amazing really that I've stuck at it, however intermittently as usually long-tern projects like this end up in the "never finished" pile - some before they've even really started!
So, anyway, I've reached March 2011 and we're staying at the English Heritage holiday property The Lodge at Hardwick Old Hall.  Hardwick Old Hall is "next door" to Bess of Harcwick's New Hall, which was begun in 1590,
The Old Hall itself is still closed to the public for the winter, so we have that part to ourselves for the week we are "in residence",  Hardwick New Hall is open for part of the week so fortunately we are able to visit during our stay - and look how the sun shone!  Mind you the rest of the time it was thick fog!
Mini book page for Hardwick New Hall:
 I've used the new February Sketch File LO for this one.
  Instead of putting the photo on the top, I fixed all the background rectangles together then cut the circle aperture using a Spellbinders die to make it into a frame.  The photo was then slid underneath and fixed to the yellow paper.
I used:
Papers; Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments" 12x12 and 6x6
Lace, Red Pearls; Creative Treasures
White Pearls; Imaginisce 
Glossy Accents on mosaic squares
Spellbinders plain circles Die
Punches: 2 sizes of squares
Craft Robo for title

I thought I'd pop another couple of photos in too.
This is The Lodge, our home of the week
Part of the Old Hall:
The view from our bedroom window:
The nice thing about taking so long to get this book done is that it's lovely to re-visit these beautiful buildings via the photos, I hope you don't mind seeing a few of them!

That's all for now


Kate said...

What a lovely place to stay!

** kate **

Hazel said...

Love the papers you've chosen for the background of the page - it's such an impressive building, isn't it! x

Kath said...

It looks very grand to be staying in! It is lovely to see your photographs.

Shawnie Bartron said...

Nice use of embellishments. Makes me want to take a vacay. ")