Saturday, 5 January 2013

My Great Grandfather

Evening everyone

Well so much for good intentions - but never mind I am here now!

Tonight I am going to share a photo page I made a little while ago.  The photo is of my great grandfather who was born in 1853 and died in 1937 so lived through the "steam punk" era.  He was a boiler builder by trade but in his spare time he was a bit of an inventor.  His house was the first in the area to have electric lights, installed by him,  and family lore has it that he invented a sausage making machine.  But I don't suppose it ever occurred to him to patent it - instead he sold it to a local butcher.  Cogs and wheels seem to be very appropriate for a photo page for my great grandfather.

Here is the page

I have used a photograph of my great grandfather which was taken probably about a year before his death as the background on this page and given it a jigsaw effect.  The same photograph is in the cog at the top of the page.  The steampunk elements came from a free kit I downloaded from Algera Designs last year.

The challenge over at Digitally Sweet Challenges this week is "Steam Punk" so I thought I would enter my page.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x


  1. Great Page, good luck Catherine.

  2. wow Catherine how amazing. He must have been quite a character. Love your page and as you say the steam punk stuff is perfect to showcase a photo of him.
    Ann xxx

  3. How wonderful is that?! Absolutely priceless! Great tribute page and memory! Love this Steam Punk! Thanks for sharing at Digitally Sweet

  4. Fab page and I loved reading about your great amazing.
    Becky xx

  5. fabulous layout Catherine, love how you have used the photo and jigsaw effect, a lovely memory page.
    sue-b xx

  6. Hi Catherine .. wow, I really love what you did with this page and how neat to have that little bit of history. Sounds like an amazing man! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  7. I loved reading about your grandfather:) I really love how you did the background paper-very cleaver. Very well done! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

    Elizabeth DSCDT

  8. What a fantastic picture of your Grandad, the steam punk details are perfect to go with it. Thanks for playing at Digitally Sweet.

    Hugs Ali x