Sunday, 23 August 2015

Precious Memories


A huge welcome to everyone today and particularly new followers - great to have you along for this fabulous journey!


My mother is always in my thoughts and particularly this week as it was her anniversary - 18 years seems a long time ago and the last time I had a special hug.


This little photograph of me and my Mum is stuck in an old photograph album but with my new photographic skills (!) I managed to take a photograph of the photograph. It is a little grainy but still very special. 



I rather indulged myself with all my favourite colours and embellishments, but I think my Mum would have loved them all too.




If only we could turn back time ………




I would like to enter this layout in the latest Frilly and Funkie Challenge which is:



I always use the sewing machine to stitch my cardstock layers together - around the edges and in various places across the middle -  although it is difficult to see it in the photographs as I have used white thread on the white cardstock. 


And there is a little timepiece tucked into the photograph! 

Thank you for joining me today and enjoy the rest of this lovely weekend.

Jennie x

15 comments:

Marci said...

Lovely! The photo really is the center of attention.

Linda Pekrul said...

Aw Jennie, I wish we could turn back time as well. This is such a touching layout and so beautifully done! I just love all the beautiful details you've added. Exquisite!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is such a touching post and equally touching piece of art. A beautiful photograph surrounded by such delicate beauty.
Wishes
Lynne

Holly Saveur said...

So Touching I so wished your mom could give you a real hug!
such a very sweet and gorgeous layout.
I would like to see my dad in real again too..he died very suddenly in 1997 ... ..so wished I could talk with him again..also with my grandmother what she thinks about how we live our lives..
I often dream of my dad and in my dreams he is really there..and it feels so normal that he is there...when I wake up I always think why didn't I ask him things...

Buttons said...

Oh Jennie as ever you've spoiled us with your talents and this gorgeous layout. I love the gentle colour palette with allows the wonderful photo of you and your Mum to take it's rightful centre stage. Such a fitting tribute. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Sue C said...

Beautiful page Jennie ! So delicate and a wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Terry said...

Jennie, this is so beautiful and touching! I love the photo and what a gorgeous design. I am sure your dear Mum would have loved every detail! Hugs!

Annie said...

Such a stunning layout Jennie and a gorgeous picture of you and your mum x I love the layers of paint and ephemera you have chosen and its clear to see the love you have incorporated too.
Sending you my best wishes and I hope your health is improving too

Annie xx

VĂ©ro said...

The people we love live in our heart and in our memory.This is a really sweet project who touches me.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely page saving a wonderful memory! Julia xx

Nancy Dynes said...

Jennie,
I can say with certainty that your mother would adore your beautiful page, as do I! The soft tones, gorgeous handmade flowers, and special touches are the perfect backdrop for the lovely photo of you and your mom. Having just lost my own sweet mom, I am crying as I read your post. Nobody can ever take the place of our beloved mothers, and our hearts will yearn for them until the day when we are together again. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
Sending love and hugs across the miles!
Nancy

Sara Barker said...

Lovely post, lovely page, lovely photo! Great that you are able to operate the sewing machine! And I love the addition of the little clock face peeking from behind your photo. Did I say LOVELY????

Shari Trumbull said...

So beautiful, Jennie!! I love how your photo of your photo came out kind of grainy--it adds a bit of ethereal lightness to it :) Such a precious way to keep these special memories of your Mom close-Just Lovely!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

This is lovely, Jennie - but I did read and look with a lump in my throat - a beautiful tribute to your mother.
Alison xx

Sara Barker said...

Congratulations on being a top 3 pick at Frilly and Funkie! Well deserved!