Tuesday, 17 February 2009
7 years to the day this photo was taken celebrating my mum's 60th birthday. It's hard to believe she's not with us any more and I miss her so much. There's not a day goes by that I don't think of her, and I'm very conscious that people in my life didn't have the opportunity to meet this amazing, loving woman that I called mum. So I decided to create a memory box, full of memories, stories, photos and anything really that I can look back on fondly and share with my future loved ones to remind me of the truly wonderful mother I was graced by God to have.
This has been the best Valentines I've ever celebrated and it all started off with a rather embarrassing delivery to work in front of my students of a beautiful bouquet of 12 red roses, chocolates and 6 helium filled balloons...If that doesn't tell me he loves me I don't know what will!!
I made this unusual card for Noel as part of my Valentines gift to him. The idea came from a class that I'd completed at Scrapbook Sisters which I worked on further at their latest crop. I love the end result. Here's a few sneaky peaks inside until I can upload all the photos.
Sunday, 8 February 2009
I made a photo frame for the occasion of my neice Bethany's birth last year. I can't find where I stored the photo I took. So until come across it here is the photo of her which I altered to black and white and put inside the frame. I was so pleased with the end result that I nearly didn't want to give it away.
A couple of months ago it was a friends birthday and as you can't get much for £10 these days I decded to alter a cheap wooden photoframe. I used a range of techniques on it and once I got started I was hooked. I've made different variations since as gifts for my brothers when their new babies were born. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and hope to get a production line going so that I have a bank of birthday and christmas presents on tap.