Sunday, 23 September 2012


Well the weather is terrible here today, so I have had a lovely easy day.... Lot's of crafting and playing....

I felt so privileged to have been chose of one of top three at lasting memories this week that I thought i would enter the new challenge,,,,
As you can see from the challenge here at lasting memories the brief was a bit of pink, some lace and some ribbon with an optional layout to follow....
Well today, I had been thinking of my dad a lot whilst going through my photo's. He died 27 yrs ago when I was a teenager, after an extremely long and debillitating illness, but the photo's I have chosen, although I never knew him back then, are the images I choose to remember him by... as a young good looking and healthy man.

As my dad was ill all of my childhood, I suppose I never really got to know him as a person... It still feels painful that he never got to see his grandchildren whom I know he would have been terribly proud of.

So here is my tribute to my wonderful dad,... the lace is subtle... as are the flowers and ribbon, but he did love flowers and I feel that often we shy away from using flowers and certain colours (pink) on male projects... so I hope you enjoy....

 oooo very pleased to say this layout was featured at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge....  So much skill and creativity over there... wow!!


  1. You work fast girl.....I love this layout! This has really given me something to think boyfriend has had a host of health issues over the past few years.....our son doesn't really remember him when he was healthy and strong as he was a baby during that time. Just thinking out loud.....

    Your layout is awesome and I thank you for joining us at Lasting memories this week! It always puts a smile on my face when I see your name :)

    Tina (LMDT)

  2. wow... like Tina says you are quick!!! love the lo and the touches of pink in a guy LO :)
    thanks for sharing your memories with us at lasting memories

  3. This is very pretty and you're right - we do shy away from those things on masculine layouts. I love the subtleness of this. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  4. Lovely colours! Great way to make this Girlie challenge into a boy LO! And well done on the top 3 last week... :)
    Thanks for joining in again this week!
    Toni - LMDT

  5. I thought I had already made a comment, I guess I just saw it! What a wonderful tribute to your Dad!
    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  6. This is beautiful. What a wonderful tribute. thanks for joining us again this week

  7. What a great layout and love that it is a guy layout. Super colors. Congrats on being a Guest designer with LM.

  8. Beautiful layout of your Dad. I lost by birth father when I was 4 weeks old and have been struggling to find pictures of him, I am so glad you have pictures of yours:) You did a wonderful job if using things that are traditional girly and turning them into a masculine layout!

    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

    Elizabeth LMDT


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