Sunday, 5 March 2017

3 years

My Nan passed away 3 years at the end of February 2017. It hit me harder than I expected, as for the past six months it has felt like she's not here anymore; she is elsewhere.

When I saw the Pixels & Paper Challenge for March 2017 I thought - wow.. could it be more perfect? Everything in the challenge picture reminded me of Nan - the tea cup - it was Nan who introduced me to tea - the only beverage I would ever end up drinking, the flowers in the cup - the colours reminded me of her purple and purple/pink Poor Man's Orchid and Livingstone Daisy, and the tiny white daisies on her Erigeron daisy, the yellow reminded me of the lemon and citrus trees in her back garden. Of course, this is the garden I remember growing up, that Nan only left after Pa died in 1999. She then did several stints in various retirement homes until she reached the ripe age of 98.

I shaped my page based on the tea cup in the photo - and used the chain to 'hang' my photos of Nan on. I recreated the flowers in the cup as best I could from my digi stash.

3 Years 2017 - Pixels & Paper Challenge March 2017
inside the journal spot says : "Dear Nan, I still have such strong memories of you. Good times and bad. Some days it feels like you're been gone for years and years, whilst others it just doesn't feel like 3 years. I feel you about when I need you, but mostly now I feel you are gone with friends and family (those you could stand of course) but still looking down on me from time to time. March 2017"

On the page says : "you introduced me to tea - under 6 yrs" and "you got older year by year but I didn't notice. You were always my Nan, and I love you still." and "these colours remind me of the flowers in your garden; Poor Man's Orchid, LIvingstone Daisy, and Erigeron Daisy you clipped into a hedge around the citrus trees."

Ingredients: Basic Grey Black Tie Patterns 118 Ashton patterned paper, Frou Frout Craft Lovely Birds paper kit - no 15 Gift For You, Akizo Wishing And Hoping Kit journal spot no 2, CSI #55 digi kit ‘teacup’, Far Far Hill Freebies Kit ‘Nocturne’ el4 (viola), Feli Designs Inner Peace fabric flower no 4 (purple flower), Feli Designs Gentle Spring Flower 2 (Yellow daisy), Rachel’s Designs Flowers 2 - no 4.2 (easter daisy), [Laitha’s Designs ‘Nocturn Whispers’ Elements e64 (leaves - turned them to dark red), e45 (twigs)], Paper Garden Projects Sweet Anemone digi kit- leaf2, Lara’s Digital World Inner Peace Elements - Flower 3 (turned into lime green), K Cronin Barrow Christmas Wish Joyful - Ribbon1, Laithia’s Designs Back In Time Elements e21 (chain), Wendy Page Digital Designs - Not So Back To Basics Stitches 2 - no 10 (stitching)

Pixels & Paper Challenge March 2017


  1. beautiful tribute page to your Nan. Thanks for joining us this month at Pixels and Paper,

  2. wonderful design and heartfelt tribute to your Nan. Thank you for playing along with Pixels and Paper!!

  3. Hi Kylie, thank you for sharing this lovely tribute to your Nan. Your page is beautiful!

  4. What a beautiful and loving tribute to your Gran - it is just lovely. Thank you for joining in with us this month at Pixels and Paper.

  5. Such a beautiful way to honour your Nan. A stunning page Kylie. Thanks for joining us this month at Pixels and Paper!

  6. A beautiful tribute page to your Nan. I love how you've used the clock idea to showcase photos of her. Thank you for playing along at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di

  7. HI diane. I took that shape from the shape of the top of the tea cup. Never would have thought of it otherwise! :)


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