Sunday, 6 March 2011

50 Not Out and Signs of Spring

No, that's not my age (I wish!) but the title of the LO I did at Scrap Club at A Maze of Memories yesterday.
We'd been told the LO would be suitable for baby or love/romance photos and normally I go fully prepared. Not this time.
I've already commented on the fact that I don't have many photos of David and I together, and certainly no recent ones, as one or other of us is always behind the camera. I've pretty much exhausted my supply of DS's baby photos (I know he was a cute baby but I've filled two albums already and he's now embarrassed being used as a subject for LOs!)so I decided to simply take along the folder of family photos I brought back from Dad's.

And this was the result - not a very good photo but the only one I know of that shows my parent's Golden Wedding in 2001.

We used papers by Making Memories and punched borders and hearts; we used Perfect Pearls (the stamped image on the large heart at the bottom left)and buttons. The gold paper actually shimmers but that doesn't show too well in the photo.
The journalling is hidden on a tag behind the photo. It details how the family presented Mum and Dad with a certificate (made by me) promising them a trip of their choice. Sadly, they never took the trip as two months later Mum was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and nine months later she died,two weeks after her 71st birthday.
The title is ,of course, a cricketing term as Dad was a keen cricketer up until his 40's.

The first Scrap Club challenge for March was to use a Prima Paintables sheet.
As TV was so rubbish yesterday (apart from my date with Let's Dance for Comic Relief) and Max had had a lovely long walk in a local Nature Reserve, I spent yesterday evening "playing" whilst listening to Adele (that album just gets better and better).
This is the result:

Photos from the garden, sketch by "Sketchy Thursdays" (I'm entering it in their challenge for this week). I coloured the acetate with Promarkers but not all the colours show up well. Random alphas from stash, including some felt ones that I "found" in my alpha box (cough, can't remember buying these, think they were from QVC). Overlay is joined to the LO with brads and a Marie Curie daffodil. The little birdie and branch are by Eyelet Outlet.
I'm not sure about this LO and I'll be lucky if the colours survive until next Scrap Club as I forgot to turn the overlay (doh!) so the coloured side is on top and not protected.

It was a lovely morning and I actually completed the top LO before the end of the session...despite chatting, looking at other people's LOs and random trips to the Farm Shop.

Now I'm trying to decide whether I'm going to watch the Liverpool v Man Utd. match or Sky+ it and ask David whether I want to see it when it's finished - he won't watch it but he can find out the result for me and drop hints without revealing the score. I don't like us playing Liverpool at the best of times but after Tuesday night that feeling is even worse.

Thanks for dropping in.


craftattack said...

Lovely work Sue, love it all. Glad you had such a good time at Maze of Memories, it's nice to scrap in company. Enjoy your day, whatever you decide to watch! and take care of yourself. Hugs, Valerie

bad penny said...

That's lovely of your mum & dad. There won't be many photos of hubby & me for future scrap book making as neither of us like having our photos taken ! I'm making something at the mo with a photo of a ancestor but I can't show it yet as it's for another blogger !

Wasn't Ade Edmunson just great in Let's Dance ? I loved the comment about Serial Killer glasses on with his Tutu ! What a lovely man - hubby took him out on a boat once & he is as nice & gentle as he seems.

EmptyNester said...

I really need to find a group to scrap book with- I think it would really help my motivation and creativity! What a lovely memory of your parents 50th! Quite an accomplishment!

Carole said...

Gorgeous layouts Sue, especially the one of your parents on their special day. It may not be the best photo, but now you have turned it into something really special and to be treasured. I love it!

Hugs and sparkles

Carole xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

lovely LO sue...

as for the football, don't think I should mention that..xx

maria xx

SueB said...

Wonderful layouts Sue, and such a nice photo of your parents. I love your handmade paper borders, just great! and love how you are using up so much of your stash in creating such creative things and bringing new life to your photos, well done Susie!
It's wonderful to be back and seeing everyones fab blogs again, and catching up with all the news. Hugs Suzie xxxx :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous layout Sue and great cricketing title! So sorry about the Man U result, you were right to be worried! :( Leeds had a good weekedn so all the men were happy here! :)

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jan said...

wow fab Layouts Sue, well done with them, lovely. Happy Memories of your Mum and Dad's Golden Wedding. Well done with doing the March challenge too, lovely LO. Best not to talk football...hugs Jan xx

SusieJ said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments.
Yes, it's best not to mention the football. We seem to have lost the plot. :(

DGgirl said...

Lovely LO's as always Susie. Likewise with OH and I - both of us hate having our photos taken!

Hugs and sparkles

Gill xx