Wednesday, 17 December 2014


The years are flying past far too quickly as here I am yet again making an anniversary page for Toby's scrapbooks. Six years have now gone by and for some reason this year has been the worse. We came so close to getting another cat a few weeks ago but thought better of it least of all because we are no longer allowed to have a cat where we live!!!! I still think that is against our rights especially as we would keep another as a house cat, but new rules have been written and we would have been on a hiding to nothing had we been the only ones to resist them. I have always made his pages in advance but again for reasons unknown I just couldn't get my head round it this year. However, when I turned over in bed about 4am this morning on to my sore cheek (from falling out of bed 2 weeks ago and hitting my face on the corner of the bedside drawers)I couldn't get back to sleep for thinking about how to create today's page. A certain Hels Sheridan helped me. She inspired all my Xmas cards this year following a fantastic workshop with her so she has also inspired Toby's page today.
All made from scratch with distress inks and Tim Holtz Dies.
The star attraction himself, our handsome boy.
Even the deer are looking at him although I think Rudolph is trying to take the limelight. He's a handsome chap too.
So despite the day and it's meaning, I did enjoy making this page after all. I just want to say a big thank you to a lovely pal Jilly who has never once forgotten Toby's anniversary. She supported me when we lost him and she is going through a bad patch herself just now but still took the time to email me. My warmest thoughts are with her and her husband at this difficult time and I am sure 2015 will be much happier.


Artyjen said...

A really lovely page to celebrate the life of Toby.
xoxo Sioux

pearshapedcrafting said...

A brilliant page Joanne! We have the same rules here - no pets unless they came with you when you moved, although I do believe someone has asked permission recently- don't know how they got on! You have made a fitting tribute to Toby! I hope your cheek gets better soon! Chrisx

Nan G said...

Darn ol dresser got in the way, huh? :) hope the bruise and soreness fades quickly. A lovely tribute to Toby. Hugs