I have a war themed scrapbook page to share today from my article in The Vintage File magazine. I have a photo of my Great Uncle Victor and his troops in their uniforms. I don't know a lot about the photo or if he ever fought overseas. He was one of the lucky ones who survived the war and i wonder how many of his troop made it back. If you have any war stories please share in the comments as i would love to hear them weather you are from the UK or overseas.
I am lucky enough to still have my Nan's Ration book which i scanned onto the computer and printed out onto card stock. I Scan all of the old photos as they deteriorate over time and sometimes the glue from the old albums turns them yellow and brittle. I used the Madame Payraud's paper collection by Docrafts for this layout as it is full of vintage advertisements which i cut up and layered together.
The poppy is from the Trimcraft First Edition Layered Flowers set and i just used textured card stock to cut the bits out of.
Here is the inside of a ration book from the 1940's. My Nan used to tell me how the sirens would go off and everyone would have to go own to the bunker of cellar if they had one. It's hard to imagine what that must have been like as it could go off at anytime and everything would be pitch black as the cities would turn the lights off. My Nan was 19 years old at the time and worked in the factories making ammunition parts before the war it made hair clips. It was common practice for factories to convert to making goods for the troops and this is the time when Women were allowed to go to work for the first time. A strange idea nowadays.
I have a thing for bunting and i had to add it as part of my title. I used a 2 in 1 tag punch from Fiskars and stamped the letters on. If you smudge it by mistake then stamp onto card first and cut them out or use a circle punch if it will fit over the letters.
Thank you for visiting and i hope to hear some of your war stories soon.