Wednesday 11 March 2009

My Gran

Heres a page from a memory book i am doing about my family history.

My Gran was an amazing woman and i didnt get the time i would have liked to have had with her.
She was the UKs top woman stilt walker and apparently had a pair of stilts she had to get out of the bedroom window to use (how amazing is that i just love it).
Her Mother and Father eloped, as my great grandma was a lady and my great grandpa was a shepherd and couldnt read or write.
And her uncle came and gave her a bag of sovereigns to keep her and her 7 children going.

I have used the new spellbinders wizard dies to make this page.The flower i have made using the nested Peony die and the pages that tell her story are made using the negetive parts of the grand 12" heirloom scroll border.I have done it so that each layer opens as a page and you can read my memories of my Gran.


Susie Sugar said...

Hi what a great blog you have, I love your projects they are totally beautiful and lots of fun too.
You Gran looks a lovely lady I bet she was lots of fun with her stilts and all !! what a great story, and you page is totally fabby too, can't wait to see more from you
Happy crafting
Love Susie xx

craftimamma said...

What a fantastic page and what a fantastic story about your Gran. Hope we get to see more pages.

We'll be looking out for you at the NEC on Sunday.


Pop's Cards said...

What a fabby story and what better way to remember her by, this is really lush loving the rich colours, hugs Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful saga and I can so realate to its place in history. My DH's great great great grandmother left a Barroness title because she fell inlove with a commoner from Tibet...the rest as they say, is history, but I am determined to make it MYSTORY!

Lorri said...

I love your nested flower! What a great layout. I'm loving the picture of your Gran :)

I don't often play with layouts anymore - so many OTP projects and atc's to make!! LOL
I have a new challenge image of my parents on my blog and would love for you to play again :)