I guess the title of this post is a little misleading; I haven't combined the challenges as much as completed each one separately but on the same subject which is why I am going to load them together.First: Scrap friends; I really enjoy these sketches as they push me to work out of my comfort zone. The sketches often ask for multi-layering and that is something I struggle with.
This is our third grandson and many regular visitors will know the trials and tribulations he has been through. These photos were taken at a family gathering for my MIL's 80th birthday but we used it as an opportunity to give our grandson his 4th birthday presents as he would be celebrating mid-week. As soon as the gifts came out he was surrounded by his cousins so that they could see what he had received. It was a magical moment as we do not often get the opportunity to be together as a family. Here is my page for Scrap Friends. Magic 4.
We have a tradition in our family; Christmas and birthdays you get a book, DVD or CD, some clothes and a toy or game. All the children know that it is what we give and there are no favourites, no-one gets more than another; here our grandson is opening the card after looking at the book we gave him; it was a Graeme Base book and had some incredible art work in it. The excitement was building as we had already opened and set aside the clothes; that meant the toy was last!
Here is my page for 123 GS. Growing Up.
And finally Sketchabilities; another challenge that pushes me to do more than the norm.We gave our Grandson Lego but as we were at a function he was not able to undo the package and build it then. The man in the photo helping him to build his toy is not his Dad; he died 6 months before this little fellow was born; this is the man who will help our daughter-in-law guide her little boy through life. This man is now her fiancé; a widower with two children of his own that she will help guide through their lives too. We received these photos by text later the same evening; two thumbs up for a job well done. This is a Magic Moment.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.