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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Sunday 3 July 2011

Vintage, My favourite!

I love looking through old family sepia tint photographs.  I came across this one of my Mum who passed away forty years ago.  I believe this was taken when she was about twenty-one.  I was just in my twenties when she died and she didn't speak much about her early days.  In the sixties, you just didn't ask probing questions of your parents. I wish I had but might have got a clip round the ear!  It might have answered a couple of mysteries.

I am so pleased that we are so open with our own four children and the grandchildren are always asking for stories about what we got up to when we were small.  I can't remember how many times we bunked off Sunday school to play in the park. Yep! Sunday school!!

I've used papers from the First Edition Desert Bloom pad and some old tea-dyed gathered lace around the frame for this card. A couple of the new Spellbinders Floral Flourishes and some pearls and small flowers to finish.

 I'd like to enter this into the following:

Craft Your Days Away ~ Challenge 23 Vintage
 My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges ~ Challenge 12 Something Old, Something New
Lollipop Crafts Special Summer Challenge  ~ Anything Goes

8 comments: said...

Wow this is stunning. Beautuful tribute to your Mum xx

Sarah said...

Oh Jennie, this is gorgeous, beautiful details and photograph. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck x

Antonia said...

Thats is beautiful Jennie, what a lovely photo and your lay out is perfect. Did you know that the MSE challenge(Flourgirl) is pearls and swirls, I am sure this fits the bill :)

Zulma said...

This is fab! nice colors and embellish. TFS with us at Lollipop Crafts this week.
Zulma DT

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Stunning creation and photograph.

Thank you for joining us this fortnight in our vintage challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Hugs Sarahxx

paper fun said...

Stunning card. I love your stories about your childhood. How much more your grandchildren must enjoy them.

I love how you did the ribbon and button.

Thanks for joining us at Crafy Your Days Away.


Choccy said...

Oh Jennie.. Such a gorgeous card !! Its stunning.
What a treasured photograph to use also. Knowing that its actually your mum makes the card 'real' not just a person that is random on many projects..
Beautiful !!
Choccy xx

nerllybird said...

That's beautiful. Found your blog on the Artists Trading Post page!
Helen S