Saturday, 16 November 2013

Saturday Spotlight Wk 8

Welcome to The Saturday Spotlight!

This week's page is 'Charlie' by Joanne Dix (treacletart).

This is such a special page. It's bright, cheerful and bright and such a fabulous celebration of this brave little boy's life. 
More of Joanne's work is available to view on Daisytrail.

"My page was made in honour of my friend Dianne's grandson, Charlie Cookson.
I had only known Dianne for a little while after meeting her at our local market, where she has a fund raising stall for Charlie.
I learned that Charlie was born 2.5 years ago with meningitis and a host of other problems. He had been practically living in hospital since then, and his family was busy raising funds so his home could be made suitable for him...the downstairs needed to be converted as he was getting too heavy to be constantly carried upstairs.
As the weeks went on, I became a regular at the stall, and was keen to start helping. Then just a couple of weeks ago, I heard the sad news that little Charlie had passed away. I started looking through the photos of him on his Facebook page - Cookies Corner, and knew that I wanted to do some scrapbook pages of him...his beautiful smile and amazing spirit just shone out of every photo.
I chose a kit called Little Monsters as Charlie's nickname was cookie...and the blue Sesame Street Cookie Monster was the logo on his page.

As for me, I am Scottish, living in England, and have been scrapbooking for about 10 years now.
I am 42, married, with 2 teenage boys and 6 daft cats.
I got into digital scrapbooking as I was finding paper scrapbooking too expensive...and had a worrying tendency to hoard papers rather than using them!"

Thank you Jo for sharing your page and moving story x