Wednesday 17 August 2011

Go Retro

I'm on a roll and I managed another layout from one of the challenges Shimelle set at the weekend.  This time it's Let's Go Retro.  I found a great picture of me, aged about 10, playing in the park near my aunt's house:
Check out those threads, lovely waistcoat and sandals with SOCKS!

I used the new Blissful papers from Authentique that were in this month's Gotta Craft kit.  These papers are amazing, you can cut them, tear them, paint them, I really think they will withstand any amount of battering and still look great:
 It was another challenge that I really enjoyed and I could probably use this layout for the Signature Accent Challenge, because it's very rare for me to have a layout without something hand cut on it.

Totally changing the subject now, some of you know I have the cutest, loveliest dog in the world, Alfie.  Some of you may not know that I rescued Alfie because he was a victim of abuse.  He had been locked in a room with no food and water and was totally infested with fleas and mites :(

He was at the rescue centre for 3 months before I was lucky enough to find him. He was so well cared for in those 3 months but still very, very underweight :(

Anyway, I've had him for 2 years now and loved every minute. The point of my story is.......the RSPCA called me today and asked if they can do a photo shoot with Alfie to use as part of a campaign.  Of course they can use him because my boy is the most handsome dog in all the world:
And every time I look at him my heart melts :)

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


Sandra said...

Oh Alfie, you star :) how lovely Jo, I know how much you love him, and all that love is certainly returned back to you from him. Youre both lucky xx

Loving the layout, and the fact your dipping into old photos of you is so much fun

My not so simple life said...

What a sweet dog. :) Glad he has a loving home now.

Sian said...

Great use for those beautiful papers Jo. I love how you have "made it retro"

Alison said...

GReat LO..and so glad Alfie has a happy home now!
Alison xx

yvette said...

It is so sad Jo, I can't understand how people could do something like that, just walk away and leave an animal without a care in the world, I think they must be evil. Anyway a happy ending for him.
I love love love this layout, it is one of my all time favourites, the papers and colours are fabulous and you have used them beautifully.

Lisa-Jane said...

Those colours are so perfect. I think this is one of my faces of yours from the challenges. They've been great fun haven't they?

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Those papers are perfect for the Retro loook:)