Friday, 11 November 2011

Phew !!

Well, it has been a long time since I've been on here.  I started working big time again, and it sure has taken me a while to get back into the swing of things.  I'm working on a nightclub in my home town.  A complete 'do over'.  I shall post some pictures soon, promise.

I started work on a Family History Album many moons ago and wanted something to go on the last page of my Grandfathers.  I never met him, as he died in a Japanese POW camp in 1943, my dad can't remember him as he was only two when his dad went to war and unfortunately never returned.

Anyway,  doing a bit of Blog mooching today I came across a post by Jenny Boxall from The Artistic Stamper [sorry, I don't know how to link to a post] and she gave my mojo a push.  As is it 11.11.11, it seemed so right.  This is what I made.

I made the poppy using Tim Holtz tattered flowers die [as did Jenny].  The book plate is also a Tim Holtz die.  The Remember wording was done on a Dymo label gun and the papers are bits from my stash.  The little pocket watch I found amongst a box of bits and pieces, sorry I don't know where it came from.  But it jumped out to be used, because my Grandfathers pocket watch is the only thing that we have of his.  Safely kept with my dad.

Well I promise I will try and keep up with this Blog malarky.  I still have to show you the other layouts in my daughters 21st Album.

I hope that those who have family members who serve in our forces are reunited safe and sound very soon.

Take care and I promise I will be back soon