Friday, 24 September 2010

Lots to Do- Alter it

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Lots to Do which is 'Alter it'.

I first saw these Dominoe books over at Ink stains with Roni although the one Roni made was far superior to mine.

As many of you know, if you visit here regularly, I often make a scrapbook page to mark the anniversary of my Dads death, or his birthday, Fathers day, and Christmas etc.
Its my way of still giving him something for those occasions where I no longer can.

Well when I saw Roni's dominoe book it gave me an idea. If I made a dominoe book with things in it that reminded me of him , at least this size would be perfect to carry around in my handbag. As try as I might 12 x12 scrapbooks are not the easiest of items to just carry around for the sake of it.

Well I loved my little book so much and I thought it was about time to make one similar for my daughter Hannah to remember her Dad in the same way.

My cousin Tom came to the rescue and drilled in the holes , then i used alchol inks to colour down the dominoe.

I used tiny rubber stamps and litle bits and bobs to decorate the card inside , then threaded some twine through it and atached two metal charms on the end of the tine to stop it from slipping back through the holes.

So both myself and my daughter have one now, Ive added the photos of the two of them together. I must experiment more with alchol inks and dominoes as they go well together.

Thanks for stopping by my blog , hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Lots to Do - Monochrome

Hi Everyone, This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Lots to Do which is Monochrome.

This week I have chosen a photograph of my Dad when he was a young boy.

I may have to add some journaling at a later date as I didnt want to add the white paper from the type writer which i usually use.

From being a young boy my Dad (Eddie) loved breeding birds , budgies mainly and it was his hobby right up until he retired. So the Tim Holtz bird and birdcage die fit in really well with this page. I used a selection of corner cutters to finish off each section. I actually found it quite hard to use just the one colour , it was alot harder than i thought, but im pleased with the finished page.

I added an 'E' which is his initial and a quote which says' Thank you for making our time together so pleasent to remember' and he did. I have wonderful memories of my Dad.

I gave the page the title 'That Smile' as here he was only a young boy but when i look at that photo and that smile, its the same smile i remember looking down on me all of my life. My Dad was my best friend, hes been gone nearly 6 years , ( its next month actually) and I still miss him very much.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you all have a fab weekend

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Friday, 10 September 2010

Lots to do - Distressed tag

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Lots to do which this week is distressed tags.
Ive had this photo for a while and ive been dying to use it but it never seemed to fit in with any theme I was working on.

The image is that of three youngsters , children of the Hardy family, who were on my Dads side of the family. Im not sure of their names unfortunatly , and Im not sure from which leg of the Hardy family they came from. However on the side of the image was a small EH next to the boy on the girls left, and Eddie Hardy was a family name that was passed from generation to generation.

The picture reminds me of the Catherine Cookson films, the children are dressed very similar to the costumes that were used in those films.
The Hardy family lived in Jarrow, again where alot of the Catherine Cookson films were based.

As mining played a huge part of peoples lives then, I wanted to use black and greys for this page, I wanted to make the paper look like soot had been smudged on it so Ive tried to distress my tag in a similar style so that it blended with the paper.

I used black soot distress ink to stamp the tag with various patturns and script etc, and used some rub ons to write the word Hardy down the edge of the tag.

All in all Im pleased with my page and I like the way the photos sits on it, I think it matches in quite well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog , its much appriciated. Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Lots to Do - Butterflies and or Insects

This is my entry for this week Lots to Do which is Butterflies and or Insects.

Luckily I have managed to match up another one of my vintage family photos to the challenge again.
This image is one of my Paternal Grandmother Isabella "Bella" Lavery.
She and my Grandfather had 7 children of which my Dad was the eldest son, In order of their age there was , Edna, Jennie, Edward ( Eddie-my Dad), Thomas ( who was once the artist who drew the Broons and Oor Wullie featured in the Sunday Post Newspaper)
Alan, Joseph and Malcolm.
Sadly they are all deceased now apart from Alan who lives in Canada.

My Grandfather had a large garden and grew all of his own vegetables , and also flowers. This image shows my Grandmother after having picked a cabbage from the garden.
Once again I used my butterfly cuttlebug cutter and embossing wallets. I use these butterflies so often I love the way you can make them so different each time with various colours of distress ink the possibilities are endless.

The patturned vellum I used has dragonflies on it and I managed to find a peel off of a bee to add also.

I really enjoyed doing this layout , thanks for stopping by my blog I really appriciate it.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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