Tuesday, 24 March 2009


I can't really believe that I have done a scrapbook page......I just don't scrapbook! But over on the FISKARETTES BLOG the weekly challenge was vintage and after being inspired by Di , I felt the urge hahahaha

The photo is a lovely one of my 3 Uncles not long after they emigrated to Australia. My Uncle John is the groom and he is marrying Beverley. On the left is my Uncle Les who was just recovering from a snake bite and had nearly died. Incidently, an aborigine saved him by smearing honey on the wound! On the left is the younger brother, Percy. Hence why on the back Bev has written....."Me and the Boys". Very sadly for us all this beautiful, vibrant, fun-loving woman is in the latter stages of Dementia.

I used a sketch by Caroline Scattergood, which can be found HERE!. The papers I have used are from K&CO . The flowery paper is just like a dress my mother wore in Australia. They use lovely bright fabrics which are treated with something so that they don't fade. I haven't put a title on it because I couldn't decide on one and then realised that it didn't matter hehe

Thank you so much for looking XXX


Gez said...

WOW....we need to see more of your fantastic LO's. This is superb Karen. All the elements go together so well & the colours are exquiste.
What a wonderful memory perfectly captured. XXX

Di said...

A beautiful layout Karen and what a wonderful memory to have xx

Caroline said...

KAREN !! - that is gooooorgeous!!
Love the layout - really beautiful....x

Angelnorth said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen - the papers look great with the B&W photo and your sakura-type flowers look fabulous!

Janice said...

It's lovely Karen and what a great story.

Traceyr said...

What a very special layout Karen. You seem to be a natural when it comes to scrapbooking - do some more lovely. x


Hazel said...

Beautiful LO - you are indeed a scrapper - lovely sketch you used x

Kathy said...

This is lovely Karen - can't bellieve you don't do more scrapbooking - looks like you've been at it for years - so to speak lol

Chris said...

oooooh way to go Karen... what an absolutely fabulous layout!!
Love all of the lace and flowers and the inking and the frame over the photo... and did I say it's totally bloomin' goooorgeous!!

You have been hiding behind another fab talent there missus... we want moooooorrrrrre :D

Chris xx

Chris said...

p.s. I forgive you for laughing at my 'hair' drama....rofl
Had quite a few giggles at my own expense... nutter :D
Chris xx

Deanne said...

you should really do more scrapbooking honey that is gorgeous, really gorgeous xx