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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Lost in Time - Another Freakin Scrappy Challenge

 As usual I am late with this!! It's been on my desk laid out for 2 weeks and every time I went to stick it all down I changed my mind and put it back.  Then another bout of this virus that's been plaguing me for weeks reared it's head so on the back burner it went again.  I'm not happy with it now but just need to get it off my desk. I used the sketch at another freakin scrappy challenge to make this page.The photos are the originals which I've taken a copy from as I still haven't got around to renewing my colour ink cartridge yet.  My kids in 1977 & '78.  They changed so much in a year when they had their photo taken with Santa at their Dad's Christmas Works party.  I only had the two actual photos (the sketch uses 6) but loved the papers from  Graphic45 The Nutcracker pad, which I made into tags to add as stand-in photos.

 My title Lost in Time refers to the fact they're all grown up now and you tend to lose some of the memories you have of them at that age.  They both grew up so much in that 12 months.The title-some little alpha tiles were threaded onto the wire with beads as spaces and tied to the tag. I trimmed the tree tag with a handmade clay star and some little baubles made by wiring some beads together and shaping around the tree. 
My journaling is hidden underneath the tags as my handwriting isn't so good but I wanted to hand write it so my kids will have it when they inherit their albums.  It reads Tag 1- Matthew could never wait to open his presents and used to be quite ill with excitement at what was under the tree. Tag 2- He wanted to join the Army.when he grew up! Tag 3- Paula had 2 dreams when she was younger. To be a ballerina or a show jumper with her own horse. Tag 4- She was growing into a beautiful young woman and I was so very proud of her.I hope you like it and there is still time to enter this challenge if you hurry, just follow the link.  Thank you for looking and any comments you leave me.

12 comments:

  1. I think this is FAB!! LOVING the photos and I loveeeeeee how you used the Nutcracker Sweet collection!!!

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    1. Thank you Julia I love the papers too.

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  2. Lovely LO full of sweet memories! Hope you are feeling better now! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Val thank you. I am feeling a little better but having tests for various things!!

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  3. Jean - this is an AWESOME take on the sketch! Loving your cut outs - thanks for playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge! Hope to see you here again soon!!

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    1. Thank you Anne yes I shall be back!

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  4. So sorry to hear you are fighting a bug and I'm super glad you got a chance to hang with us a bit at AFSC! And I LOVE your new banner and blog look!

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    1. Thank you Mitra. The bug doesn't want to leave, think it's taken up permanent residence. Lol

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  5. What a fun take on the sketch! Love that collection a lot and it's perfect for your photos! Thanks for joining us at AFSC!

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  6. Hi Jeanie, sorry to hear you health is still up and down and I am sure that cold weather in your country doesn't help your aliments, anyway Im hoping when you reads that that you are on the mend. Finally back home and I know what you mean about getting this finished I seem to have a lot of projects laying around that need to be finished otherwise I think I will just bin them...lol. My plan for this year is to get some much needed quilting finished.

    Im loving your new header of your blog its such a gorgeous picture and great handmade flowers.

    Lovely layout as well, haven't played along or visited that site you've mentioned in your post hopefully I will get some time soon to poke around there.

    Take care of yourself and thanks for dropping by my blog I always look forward to reading your comments.

    Hugs Fi xox

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  7. love your LO june and love the way you've hidden your writing, as I too hate mine... so will give your idea a go, thanks...

    maria xx

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