Sunday, May 15, 2016

LIVING on the EDGE - In Loving Memory of Josh Dare R.I.P. 01/09/1992 - 11/03/2016



Living on the Edge
Good evening,

I regret this post is not for a challenge or a DT inspiration. We had a very sad experience just over 2 months ago, as you can probably see from the title, and it's taken a while for me to actually post this ...
Joshua (Ranga) Dare...our very good friends' son was tragically killed in a car crash on 11th March 2016.  Friends and family were asked to provide 'memorabilia' in the form of photos, letters of reflection and private messages. The family really wanted to know how Josh affected our lives and this LO is my way of expressing my love for Josh - as well as our friends Dawn, Ray and John who have lost a beautiful son and brother.
Personally, it was 'love at first sight' when I first met Josh - the red head - just like my oldest son! When my son Robin was small people in NSW called him "Blue" and to this day I don't really understand why - someone once said it was because the 'red' kangaroo looks blue. 


Ironically in the new Australian Dictionary Ranga means 'red head' and in Maori (New Zealand) language it means 'inspirational'.
    Josh came round to our house on a regular basis when he was about 15yo - to go mountain biking with my husband. (and Ian's written something privately about that).  I always found Josh to be polite and honest.  Josh was a typical teenager - just like my older son - very independent, with a mind of his own (isn’t that all boys?) and yes he did get himself into trouble!!! LOL
 23yo is just far too young to die... Josh had loads of potential, even if it wasn't obvious to all. But mostly Josh was adored by his parents - Dawnie and Ray and older brother John.
   My heart is heavy because you guys didn’t deserve this.... I DO understand that no matter how much your kin disappoints you or misbehaves in anyway, you love them deeply anyway. I'm just so sorry this has happened to you, BUT Josh hasn't gone forever, he's just moved on, he's been granted wings so he can fly now, he can get there much faster than his feet or bike or skateboard!!!   Please know we love and care for you all always,

Kea Kaha & Aroha
(Stay strong & Love)
Mazz xxx
 
Supplies
Rusty Pickle (Pop Star - Emily) & Kaiser (Attitude!) papers; The Crafter's Workshop stencil (fence frame TCW263); Stampendous (shappy white, aged black & aged silver) embossing powders; Lindy's Stamp Gang (starburst, Frozen Jack Frost) mist; canvas, metal paper and wooden cogs; Viva (black) crackling paint); Prima c/b; A2Z (Living on the Edge) chipboard title; canvas, black gesso; Helmar 450 quick dry & Couture Creations adhesives; my2angels metal heart and clock wings; Paint Marker pen

Believe in your DREAMS








G'day all...
Chris @ World of Wearableart (WOW) 2012

Since these bright mandarin, orange and tangerine colours are my favourite, you can imagine how I was in my element this month with the May 2016 White With One challenge :)






The photo is of dlh's nephew who won an award the World of Wearable Arts awards in 2012 ... I'm in love with the colour of his amazing hair LOL



Bo Bunny paper (Boardwalk Sunshine); and Combo stickers (Boardwalk);.
Scrap FX chipboard title (Dreams don't work unless you do) Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio mists (Orange Creamsicle and Mango Mania) and  Embossing powder (Angels Wings Peacock);


 Funky Flairs Studio flair; other: ColorBox ink (tangerine); paper doilies; chipboard button, twine, button, mesh






As usual, have a great week....hearts 'n' hugs xxx Mazz xxx


Monday, May 9, 2016

Sisters are attached @ the Heart...

Hi everyone,
I just couldn't resist this National Scrapbook Day challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.
Here's the mood board and I was instantly inspired by all the lovely bright colours and hearts
Sisters are attached @ the Heart


The photo is of my 2 granddaughters - in a café after I took them shopping one day... I'd let them loose in a $2 shop - what else do you think 7 & 10 year old girls would buy but  'fluffy pink' handcuffs ???  ** laugh out really loud*** 

Supplies:
Scrapping Outback cardstock;


Bo Bunny papers (Country Garden Seeds and Country Garden Almanac); Couture Creations papers (Magnolia Lane); 
Tattered Angels Glimmer mists (Iridescent Gold and Dazzling Diamonds); Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders (Hibiscus Rose Orange mixed with Hi Maintenance Magenta);
2 Crafty chipboard title (Sisters are attached @ the Heart);
From A Mother's Art pink butterflies;
Rainbow Splendour felt heart; Prima Marketing domino;
my2angels feather, flower, filigree, love and heart charms. other:  Mirrabooka scrapbooking metal leaf, Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive, Couture Creations double sided tape and 3D foam dots.





till next time... thanks so much for looking... hearts and hugs xxx Mazz 😍💏
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Professional social network

About Me

My Photo

You will find I have lots of 'favourite' pass-times!! but my favourite 'loves" are: My best friend forever (BFF)soulmate Ian (aka Biggles) and my 2 handsome sons, 2 gorgeous princess grandaughters and an adorable prince grandson - who I LOVE to bits and wouldn't swap for the world. I love to spend time at home in my scrap space and out on our balcony looking towards the glorious Australian bush...I am an obsessive compulsive scrapbooker and scrapbooking products, which I love to share. I also ADORE working with children, love card-making, stamping, collect turtles (not real ones!) postage stamps and postcards,

Cooking, Entertaining, Eating Out, Photography, Listening To Music, Latin American dance, Rock And Roll, watching Movies with Ian. I love to make people smile...I have a passion for people, especially children, from 'diverse' and multi-cultural backgrounds hence my love of travel and sharing different beliefs and cultures as well. so...

"May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun

And find your shoulder to light on,

To bring you luck, happiness and riches

Today, tomorrow and beyond.

~Irish Blessing

I'm a WINNER

I'm a WINNER
Challenge #41

Thanks for this award Tina

Thanks for this award Tina
Click on the award to see her blog

Williams Photography NZ

Williams Photography NZ
WOW! Amazing

Becci's Domestic Bliss

Becci's Domestic Bliss
- I wanna get organised -

Scottie Crafts

Scottie Crafts
The Pink Store with crafts galore

I was picked in the Top 5

I was picked in the Top 5
Southern Girls

Scrap the boys

Photobucket

I was a winner Yipee

I was a winner Yipee
Southern Girls Challenge

Liebster Blog

Liebster Blog
for less than 200 blog followers

Quote of the Day

Turtles (for my collection)

butterfly kisses

My fairy

Your fairy is called Columbine Goblinglitter
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen in the light of a shooting star.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

Thanks SO much for this award Sue

Thanks SO much for this award Sue
click on this pic to peek at Sue's Blog

Helmar

Helmar
THE best craft glue

Thank you Purple Poppy

Thank you Purple Poppy
Inspirational Blog Award

Thanks for this award Sue

Thanks for this award Sue
click on this link to visit Sue

YOU too can become a BUTTERFLY

YOU too can become a BUTTERFLY