Love you to the moon and back

Today’s page is in memory of my dad who passed away just before Christmas last year; it would have been his birthday today.

The two cute dogs are from a birthday card that I bought and with his passing never got to give him; I loved the image so I used it to create a page to remember him by and to say “love you to the moon and back”.

I started by stamping the background using a Mini Dots stamp by Kaisercraft and black Archival Ink, then a couple of stamps from a Mister Fox stamp set by Kaisercraft using Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Archival Ink. Then I added the black and white striped washi tape to the bottom of the page to create the foreground; the washi tape was recycled from the napkin swap package that I received from Bleubeard & Elizabeth – thank you! Next I stuck the two adorable dogs in place, which were fussy cut from the birthday card and to finish, I added the “Love you to the moon and back” wording using letters from a Metallic Stickers Alpha Silver set by Tim Holtz.

Parkin was one of my dad’s favourites and one of his birthday treats (smile!). It’s a type of gingerbread cake that originated in northern England made with oatmeal and black treacle. This particular parkin recipe has been passed down through generations of my dad’s family and I enjoy making it, as well as eating it – it will always remind me of him!

Hoping that you all stay safe and well! x

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Neet from Hickydorums is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen Fur and/or Feathers so I’m joining her with the dogs on my page.

LTSCB#157 – Anything Goes over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog as I created this page using a recycled birthday card and washi tape.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #176 – Anything Goes challenge with my autumnal page.

13 thoughts on “Love you to the moon and back

  1. I’m thinking of you Jo. I still make my Dad’s favorite cherry and walnut pound cake around his birthday. It just seems the right thing to do at the time. Perhaps that is true for you. And that parkin sounds yummy. And I love your journal page too. It was smart to use the card, and those pups look great and have nice texture on the page. Hope you have a wonderful end of the week. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Aaw JO, that is so sweet but I bet it was a tearful moment when you were putting that page together especially as it featured a card you had bought in readiness for your dad’s birthday. It will always be there as a reminder of your dad for you to look at.
    It’s a delightful page, two cute furry dogs and the words say so much.
    Hugs, Neet xx
    ps love a parkin

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  3. I realize I am VERY late visiting. I sure hope you see this comment. What a heartwarming and loving tribute to your father. And a loving way to pay homage to his birthday. The first year can often be the hardest. Everything is a first. Even the smallest and most insignificant thing can set off an emotion that you may find hard to explain to others.

    The dogs are precious and the sentiment is perfect. It’s also a great entry for Neet’s challenge at Art Journal Journey. I’m glad you found a good use for that washi tape, too.

    That gingerbread cake looks wonderful. I am sure he is smiling down on you and your remembrance of one of his favorite treats.

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