Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A carriage ride around Seville

Last month I wrote 2 posts about our recent summer holiday in Seville. This is my  promised 3rd and final installment. I wanted to share some final photos from our amazing holiday and I thought the best finale would be to share the carriage ride we took on our last day. We had watched the horses clip clopping along whilst sitting our hotel balcony and also seen the row of licensed carriages waiting in the square behind the cathedral.
Our last day was scorching hot...the temperature was already 32c by 10am and we decided it was too hot to do a long walk but that a carriage ride was the perfect solution. All the carriages are licensed and the fare is fixed. The horses and carriages are kept in perfect condition and when we sat inside everything was leather finished. We were shaded from the sun by a canopy.
The ride lasted about an hour and took us back to all the sights we had seen earlier in the week. It also went through the Maria Luisa Park which we had wanted to explore more. Here are some photos as we clip clopped around the city.

and eventually we were back at the cathedral and our horse took a well deserved break

We really did have the best of times there and these photos still make me smile. When I got home as well as making a couple of Moments for my Journal I also decided to make a tag book to hold some treasured photos. It has been a labour of love and  I would love to share this with you today.
First I gathered together some of my photos, I made them smaller on the computer and printed some in colour and some in sepia. I used a punch to round off their edges.

The colours of Seville are hot hot hot.... so I used my Dylusions sprays to colour my tag pages.
 I added my favourite script stamp, Bronte Verse by Visible Image to every page, together with some Tim Holtz and floral stamps. I added some chit chat words too.
Once I had made my backgrounds I started to make up my pages covering the week that we spent in Seville using some of my favourite photos. I also added some tickets/flyers and maps of place we visited...and even an old Spanish bank note which I bought there.
Here are some of my pages;
I love this view of our balcony

I made a back cover
and a front cover.

I bound it with a Tim Holtz ruler binder, added some green ribbons...and gave it with love to my Hb on our recent wedding anniversary ;0)
 It is so difficult to photograph in it's entirety, but he did love it.

I would like to enter my tag book into the following challenges;

Visible Image anything goes
A Vintage Journey time flies my take on the challenge is showing how a week, which flew by, can be captured forever in a memory book
Die cut divas hot August nights
Our creative corner summertime
Country View Word Play
The Artistic stamper anything goes
Bunny Zoe summer colours 
Stamping Sensations anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday summer
Simon says stamp Monday anything goes
Papertake weekly to die for I used dies for one of my frames and for the 2014 on the cover

I am in holiday mode as we are having a little jaunt away with my DD, SIL and Darling Daisy over the bank holiday. It's at a destination where we have not been for at least 18 years...it's in England...and here is a clue...it's near this stretch of water.

Any ideas? ...I always love reading your guesses.

Back some time next week. If you are in the UK enjoy the last bank holiday before Christmas...gulp. Enjoy your week and thanks as always for your kind visits to me here.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a lovely relaxing way to travel around a city.
    Your beautiful little photo book will hold lots of lovely memories.
    Enjoy your break.....haven't got a clue...Isle of Wight?
    V x

  2. A superb way of storing your memories Jane. I love how you've used those strong, hot colours to capture the warmth and vibrancy of your holiday journey. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  3. I love your photo tag book Jane - the colours are just fabulous - as for the stretch of water - hmmm - doesn't look hilly enough for the Lakes - I wonder if you could be going Norfolk way???? Have fun anyway - I'm off to Cleethorpes on Saturday!!! Hugs rachel x

  4. Hello Jane
    Your holiday looks amazing.
    Your little album is fabulous, thank you for joining us this month at CVC.

  5. Beautiful book, Jane! What an artistic way to keep those treasured photos. Love it! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  6. Hi Jane, I sure enjoyed the carriage ride around Seville this week- Your album captured the vintage feel and colorful imagery so beautifully! Such a wonderful keepsake- Only time will tell what you will create next- But I know we are all in for a treat, as always. Have fun, wherever you might the headed! :o)

  7. I love your mini Jane!!
    Thank You so much for sharing it with us!

  8. Your little tag book is gorgeous, Jane. It recreates hot, sunny Sevlle so well, and I can see why your DH loved it!

    Jennifer. x

  9. Fab mini album Jane! Great way to enjoy that wonderful trip for a long time!
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  10. Beautifully done Jane! Your backgrounds are just fabulous. What a lovely time you must of had. Karen.x

  11. I'm still playing catch up Jane so late popping in to thank you for sharing your lovely inky creation with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  12. Fantastic journal - the pages looked hot! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  13. what a fantastic and colourful album! Great work!!!

  14. Happy Bank holiday weekend, Jane!!
    Wonderful views of Seville AND memento/tags.

    Happy late August.....
    Anne and all xx

  15. I really love your wonderful album!!! Fantastic colours and great details.

  16. Fabulous, what a wonderful reminder of your holiday! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  17. A great way to treasure those memories x Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  18. Lovely photos of Seville, Jane! And your little tag book is such a sweet way to record those special times, I loved seeing all the effects you created.
    Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen xox

  19. How lovely to enjoy a carriage ride around Seville (I think I would melt in those temperatures though Jane!)
    I love your little tag book too...it's a wonderful idea.
    Hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday break wherever you may be x (I really have no idea Jane so I'll join Vivienne and look forward to finding out! :D)
    Susan x

  20. A great interpretation of the theme Jane. Delighted you joined in with our 'Time flies' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Chris xxxx

  21. Hello dear Jane,

    What a lovely tour you had in Seville, it really seems a place worth to visit! And your present to M was simply perfect, your gathered your precious holiday-memories beautifully in that tag book!

    You are back from your trip already (we had such busy b-days weekend here that I missed commenting in time) and I also knew where you were heading ;) - I wish you had the most fantastic time!

    Happy week!


  22. Hi Jane, what an awesome idea and a fab tag book, love the colours and I MUST get me some of those sprays.
    My ex was from Sevill√° and we visited his parents every year, it's a beautiful city and one of my favourites, sounds like you had an awesome time! Again FAB tag book and DT head on now......good luck in the Visible Image challenge :) xx

  23. What a lovely project! I am partial to making little books myself! Love the colours you have used. Good luck in the challenge! Kim @ Visible Image

  24. Absolutely beautiful tag book record of your journey! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper, Country View Challenges, Our Creative Corner and joining us on A Vintage Journey too!
    Alison xx

  25. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

  26. Wow this is fantastic Jane! What a fabulous project. Thanks for entering it in our challenge too xx


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