Canakkale and Troy

Major disaster… I realised upon completion of these layouts that I have been spelling Canakkale wrong all along… I got my double “n” and double “k” mixed up, so all through my layouts and journal I’ve spelt it “Cannakale”! I’m trying very hard to be cool with it, but my OCD is screaming up a storm… I really don’t want to have to re-print my entire journal and re-do all my layouts… I figure, at least I’ve been consistent in my mis-spelling!! Argh! 



Materials: KaiserCraft Shine Bright papers and tags, Thickers 

 Aaron is a huge fan of war history and submarines in particular, so he was very excited to visit this open air museum which is home to the shell of an old u-boat and a working periscope! A very simple layout, but I think effective and the papers are a perfect match. 

Cats of Cannakale (argh, spelling!)

Cats of Cannakale

Materials: Graphic45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper and tags, Bo Bunny letter stickers

Trying so hard to see past incorrect spelling!!!! We had a lot of fun in Canakkale where a fisherman had just arrived at the dock with his day’s catch and all of the local cats rocked up for their chance at snaring a fish or two for dinner! It was super cute and Aaron even bought a few fish to feed the cats who didn’t manage to steal themselves one! 

Anzac Cove Gallipoli 

Anzac Cove, Gallipoli  Materials: American Crafts (I think) kraft cardstock, Graphic45 Couture paper, Basic Grey letters

The Gallipoli campaign is a massive part of Australia’s history and identity – we learnt so much about it at school and it was a very emotional day when we visited the cove where it all happened. I haven’t added my journalling to this page yet – bad scrapper!!



Materials: Graphic45 Couture paper, Basic Grey letters, Tim Holtz ink, Crackle accents 

We couldn’t visit Çanakkale without a detour out to the site of the ancient city (or cities!) of Troy, famed for it’s story of the beautiful Helen and the Trojan Horse. Despite the exciting stories, my focus was drawn to the local squirrel population, of course!

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