Thursday, 23 February 2012

Daring Cardmakers.

The challenge this week is a postage I thought I would have a little fun with this.  I coloured and decoupaged the snail, used backgrounds from my stock and finished it off with post it notes so that it looks like a rushed effort. 

Friday, 10 February 2012

Daring Cardmakers

The colour of the month challenge at Daring Cardmakers is red and pink.  I used my newly acquired Encaustic Art to make the following picture.  This is mounted on black gloss card decorated with ribbons and card candy.  I need to keep practising with this but feel I am making some progress.
Darn it!!  ..I fiddled around too long and was too late to add it.  That will teach me to procrastineate!  LOL.

Friday Flashback.

This is a picture of my Uncle Frank - my father's elder brother.  He is proudly posed with his bike..which has solid tyres, no mudguards and only a front brake.  On the reverse is written "To Daddy from his beloved Child wishing him Many Happy Returns.  Also a safe and quick return.  Taken June 4th 1918."
This must have been sent from my grandmother to my grandfather whilst he served in WW1.  Frank was 5 1/2 years old when this was taken.  More pictures and history of  Frank to come at a later date.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Friday Flashback.

This weeks picture is of my Mother aged 2 years.  She was born in 1916 and died in 2010.  She was the youngest of 14 children.  I love the bow in her hair and the little pinefore she is wearing.  This is the only picture I have of her as a child.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Welcome Baby Harry

Harry Owen Weeden made his entry to the world at 2.30 pm on 25th January 2012 weighing 8lbs.  He is our first great grandchild and the first boy in our family for 4 generations.  How blessed are we!!
Welcome to the world baby Harry may you be blessed with a long healthy and happy life.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

The theme this week is Kitchenalia.  I decoupaged the graphic and mounted it on paper from my stash. I used red velvet vinyl scraps to mount this on.  The card is covered with the same paper turned sideways.  I like to make cards that I will use and I know this will bring someone calling soon!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Friday Flashback

My picture this week is of my father when he was 5 yrs old and started school in 1918.  The school was run by the church and was a small flint building that housed two classes.  The younger children were in one class and the older children in the other.  Children left school at aged 12 years then and went to work.   This was the only school in the village.  The village has grown so much now that it supports 3 very large primary schools each accomodating over 500 pupils (aged 5 - 11 years)
 My father is the second child on the left in the front row.  I love the expressions on the children's faces in this picture.  No one has a smile!  Even the teacher look glum.