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
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*** 

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 😍💏

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Family LOVE - Scrapping Outback White With a Twist challenge MAY 2016

Family Love
These are the delicious colours of our beverages this month
 ...and sharing another LO I've created for my friend Fiona...I just love this beautiful Prima Papers' "Garden Fable" collection- for the colours, the 'whimsy' feel about it; and naturally the butterflies :) 
You may notice, I've toned down the colours with a light spray of Gesso, because of the business of the paper and so the "whanau" (NZ Maori word meaning family) photo is still the focus of the LO.

I do hope you have a go this month in the Scrapping Outback White With a Twist challenge....such fun colours and what a great prize $15.00 to spend at the SO shop :)

Prima Marketing papers (Garden Fable & birdhouse) and  Color Bloom (boysenberry);

my2angels' (silver) love you to infinity key; other: Krylon gesso spray, Martha Stewart edge punch, Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive, chipboard, muslin, mesh

I've had to 'slow' down just a bit I'm afraid, because I'm finally back at full time work during the week. It's been nearly 3 years since I started the sabbatical, having done a full circle of studying, playing and working with children - and now I'm enjoying being back to the same place of work I was back then - at TAFE Queensland (Brisbane), working with teachers and students :)

till next time everyone,

Hugs 'n' hearts xxx Mazz xxx

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