Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hold on to your hats.... I'm back within a month!

So, I'm determined to try to keep my blog up to date until the end of the year.   Not sure I'll succeed but I'm going to give it a go.

I've still got lots of WIPs on the go, a knitted heirloom shawl from a 70 year old knitting pattern, my AJ pages as always, a basket of baby vests and socks meant to resemble roses but I've had too many scathing comments from Mr Tinks and Master Tinks to continue with that at the moment :(  Meanwhile I've scrapped!  Yay!!

I was inspired by Stuck?! Sketches with this sketch

 and used it to enter their June Challenge.  Meanwhile over at UKS the Monthly or House Challenge as it is formally known merely asked us to use this colour combo:

Papers were selected:

and I got to work.  I used a very old photograph of me and my bestie Julie taken when we were about 13/14 in a photobooth in Woolworths.  We look so young and innocent and its incredible that we are still the best of friends all these years later.  This is also a poignant LO because I won't have Julie in my life much longer.  She is incredibly poorly suffering with an untreatable Grade 4 Brain Tumour and I'm looking for the positive in every day.  

Taa Daa!  here it is :)  TYFL


  1. a very poignant page well done you

  2. Gorgeous page, what a fantastic way to document a beautiful friendship, thank you
    for sharing with us at Stuck?!

  3. Wonderful page Tink - wouldn't have recognised you - love everything about it!

  4. Stunning LO and Jules are just so goes to show what good friends you must be to stick together through thick and thin for so many years. I love the doodling on the page too.

  5. Gorgeous page Tink lovely photo hugs xx

  6. Beautiful take on the challenge, love the journaling idea. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

  7. Wow! Very catchy way of journaling. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in with us at STuck?!

  8. Oh, you poor thing! What an awful way to lose a friend! But your page is such a beautiful tribute to her. LOVE that palette! Hang in there, and thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?!