Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Family Album: Sand Castles

This is my father, Raymond Patrick Watson, at a very young age having some fun at the beach, curly mop of hair and all. The photo was more than likely taken by his father (my grandfather Ryan Leo Watson), who was an avid photographer. Thanks for Ryan, I have a massive collection of great photos to work with in creating my family album

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Family Album: is it a bird...

This is a beautiful photo of my maternal grandfather, Eric Olwage, and my brother (when he was younger) looking up to the sky in wonderment. Wish I knew what it was they were looking at.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Family Album: Watson Boys

Another page to add to the album. This is my uncle on the right and my father on the left with my brother as a youngster in the foreground (very much before I was born). They look like a bunch of rascals to be honest, getting up to all sorts of mischief.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Family Album: Great Grandparents

I found these lovely photos of my father's, mother's parents (paternal great grandparents).  My grandmother, "Margaret Freda Stevenson", who I posted an album page of earlier looks so much like her mother Ada Irene Birkett. I have been rather lucky finding out information about my great grandfather, Henry Watt Stevenson, however I don't know a lot about Ada for the time being. 

I am very passionate about genealogy and my family history, I have been fortunate that I have been able to research my maternal family history, my paternal family history is a little more complicated. I just love that I have these photos that I can identify family members and I can generate these pages for the use of my family album. 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Liebster Award

So I got a present today, The Liebster Award, which was passed on to me by my wonderful friend and mother-in-law, Margaret from Margys Paper Games

The rules are:  Post it to your blog and then give the Award to five bloggers whose work you appreciate and who have less than 200 followers.  Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know that you have passed on this Award.

And the 5 awards go to...

Susan Longman of Inkredible Designs
Narelle of Scrapperazzi
Debbie Smith of Scrap Happy Valley
Celeste Vermeend of Our Girly World

Keep sharing the appreciation and creativity!!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Family Album: Margaret Freda Stevenson

I found this wonderful photo of my paternal grandmother. Again, I do not know much about the date and purpose of the photo but think it is a beautiful photos. My grandfather is most likely the photographer, but I am not certain of this. There are many elegant photos of my grandmother, which I am itching to scrapbooking.

Again I used a more multi media technique, adding on small elements here are there, as well as using some gesso and misting templates to achieve textures on the page.

I think I will work with a photo of one of the males in the family next and see what I can achieve.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Birthday card Nephew #2

 Nephew #2 had his 16th birthday last week. Made him this, which I think he liked (his favorite colour is Purple)

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Family Album: Beach Babe Halcyon Mignon Olwage

For a few years now I have had it in mind to make a photo album/family tree of the branches of my family tree. I have a large amount of photos that are just sitting in a box, some here in Adelaide with me and some with my brother and some more with my father. It seems a pity and a waist to just have them packed away, so I have brought them out to see the light of day. I started off with a photograph of my mother, when she was much younger. I know nothing of the day the photo was taken or how old she was, but I left it was a great photo of my mother as a young person.

This page ended up being a bit of an experiment in multi media and trying out a few other methods I had seen around in various blogs and on line groups. There is just such a large amount of inspiration out there to not try new things with almost every page one works on.

Beach babe

I will also be compiling a file for each family member, noting things like date of birth  children, spouse and other things along that line. I am really looking forward to this project, as it has been some thing I have wanted to do for a long time.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Anniversary Card

It will be my in laws anniversary tomorrow, so I whipped up with little beauty for them. Happy Anniversary Perry and Margaret.