Thursday, 24 October 2013

Going Dutch

Jimjams - Layout detail - ribbon curl & bunting title
Welcome to the final post of the October CKCB Members' Blog Hop; if you didn't reach me from Bridget then you might want to start at the beginning here.

This month Challenge #1 asked us to take inspiration from  jewellery in some way.  I've never really scrapped about my jewellery.  I don't have a lot.  A burglary back in the early 90s cleared us out and made me reluctant to invest too much emotion in valuables.  One thing that the "bar stewards" didn't steal (because it was ON my person) was my gold wedding band.  Hubby has a matching one and it was safe on his finger too :-D

It's about time I scrapped the story behind them:

Jimjams - Layout - Going Dutch

We adopted the Dutch custom of wearing matching wedding bands on the "wrong" ring fingers during our engagement and tranferring the rings across to the "correct" hand on our wedding day.  I'd totally forgotten, but Hubby still remembered that the design we chose was called "sneeuwklokje" (snowdrop).  What a great memory for useless information he has!  Strange name for the pattern though, as to me it looks like a cicle of xxxxx around the edge.

Supplies are from my October Counterfeit Kit with the addition of some blue cardstock, brads and a little orange & gold organza ribbon. The page is 8.5"x11" to fit into my Book Of Me album and it started life as October's sketch over at Purple Pumpkin - thanks Samantha & Sandra - great inspiration as always! (Still time to join in - deadline October 31st)

If you've missed anyone on the CKCBMBH you can find the full list over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - why not join in yourself next month?!

22 comments:

Lesley G said...

Oh how I love the "Dutch" way and such beautiful rings - how awful to have lost items in a burglary :(
So glad these beauties were on your fingers. I love the bright colours and those banners are so cute :)

alexa said...

I am educated as well as visually entertained today by your lovely page and post! So glad you have them safe ...

mandysea said...

That's a wonderful tradition and a memory captured... all scrapped beautifully!

Sian said...

Ahem..is that possibly a banner I see? It's a lovely page..something about it gels so nicely: maybe with the help of the subject it just feels "right". I'm rambling now, but I hope you know what I mean!

Bridget said...

thank you for sharing your story I love hearing about different customs. LOve love the gold

Helen said...

I wasn't going to comment on the beautiful banners but as Sian already brought it up ... :) I love the colours you've chosen and the story itself

kate blue said...

I too love the story (and the banner-am a big big lover of them)...but so sorry that those crooks took the jewelry!

Sue Althouse said...

What a lovely custom and a lovely page! Great idea for a layout!

Angela Coles said...

what a fabulous idea and story, so glad you scrapped it.
Beautifully stunning page too.

Louise said...

ahhh a lovely story and a tradition i've not heard of before x

S said...

What a lovely tradition. And you've scrapped the story beautifully. I'm off to check out the sketch site.

Stacy said...

What a fun tradition, thank you for sharing. I had never heard of it before. Love the oranges in your layout, beautiful job!

LCSmithSAVED said...

Clever title on this beautiful glowing page. I think it's sweet that your DH remembered the pattern name!

Lisa said...

We wear our rings on our right hands ad also wore our bands as engagement rings on the left hand through the engagement! I'm so gad you captured this little, but oh so important snippet of your history on this lovely page.

Margie said...

How pretty, and a great story!

sassyscrapper said...

What a neat custom. I like the way your arched your title. Ugh...so sorry your valuables were wiped out.

Julene Matthews said...

Wedding rings are very special.Love the story behind your layout too.
I hope Kharma gets the robbers.

Chris said...

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Sassy Breese said...

What a lovely layout. I especially like the scattering of fussy-cut flowers. Great story (except for the theft ) The concave/convex banner is the first I have seen of this approach. You are a scrap-maven!

Missus Wookie said...

Glad you scrapped them and shared the story. Ugh on the thefts.

Judith said...

Great story to scrap. Thanks for joining us at Purple Pumpkin this month.

Arnlaug said...

What a great page!
Thanks for playing along with us at Purple Pumpkin:-)