Monday, April 4, 2011

Lest We Forget

White with Olive Green and Twine it is this month over at White with 1.
I had a ball, rummaging through all of my stash looking for Olive Green anything, as it's not a colour I use frequently, I did recall that I had a sheet of Making Memories flocked Olive green paper somewhere (that appears in the background) so went on a hunt to track it down, 5 boxes of papers later and Voila! there it was, and somehow I had had the foresight (or most likely purely by accident! I like to pretend I planned it! hehe) to add another Olive Green paper with it, and that was the script paper in the background 7 Gypsies.

The pictures are from a precious few of WW2 that my late Grandad took whilst fighting in France and such, all bundled together in a forbidden diary he kept amongst the passages of an army issue french phrase book, forbidden incase he became captured by Jerry, but for his taking a chance an invaluable piece of family history.
I studied a fair bit about the First & Second World War, and was lucky enough to visit Flanders Fields in France, a fair amount of War graves for all nationalitie's, field hospitals, Trench Museum's and such, as a result I have some treasured memories of chatting to my Grandad about it all, whom had never 'opened up' about what he had seen / experienced, and marveling at the strength of spirit these brave men had.  Such  warriors of there time, and I thank them everyday for there sacrifice. With my deepest respect, that I hope will pass down many generations to follow, May they all rest peacefully.

Thanks White With 1 for inspiring me to begin to Scrap those precious pictures. So here is my take on this month's challenge.

I will add  a few extra close up's over the coming day's but I had to rush off for school pick up ran out of time!
Here is my Ingredients list:
PP: Making memories Flocked Floral 
PP: 7 Gypsies Avignon : Ecriture 
Cardstock Bazzill Green 
Heidi Swapp Clock Face Stamp 
Kaisercraft Blank Naked Tags & Stamps
Prima Marketing Flowers  :- Wild Wood collection - Rosemary 
Vintage Lace & Buttons 
Tim Holtz Ribbon & Reinforcers Stickers 
Sewing Machine & White Cotton
Distress Ink , Forest Moss & Bundled Sage 
Websters Pages green baubles trim 
Paris Clock - Abundantias Gold embellishment

Thanks for looking.  & thanks for all the beautiful comments you have all been leaving. :) 
Simone XXX


  1. Gorgeous Simone !! Really love how you have used the olive green, and what fabulous pictures to have ! Very precious to pass on to generations to come.
    Also LOVE the new look of your blog : )

  2. WOW Simone LOVE your LO... you've done an amazing job with your special photos.. just beautiful!! Thanks for joining in at WW1 :)

  3. Beautiful Simone I love the way you incorporated the Army green with the B&W pics