Tuesday, 7 October 2014

No Such Word as "Can't"

Did your parents always tell you
"there is no such word as can't"?
Mine certainly did, especially my Dad, and I often hear myself telling this to the child
when she gives up too quickly.
Luckily it's not very often as she has inherited my stubborn ways!

This month, the challenge over at Challenge YOURself is to
scrap an affirmation and I have always been a big believer in believing in yourself.

There are many times when I could easily said no but with that built in stubbornness
I generally succeed although sometimes I wish I hadn't.
I know my limits these days pushing those limits can't hurt sometimes, can they!?

This is the story of a walk completed in Madagascar in the blazing sunshine with no shelter.
Steep steps and narrow path climbs were obstacles in themselves but with health factors to contend with I wasn't sure whether my body could take it.
As you can see by the layout, I DID!!!
I found the little wooden heart in a shop on my return home
 and knew it would be perfect for a future layout!

I was so proud of myself for perservering
however the following day brought its own challenges - my body had forgotten how to move!!!

This is another layout created using my "Hello October" counterfeit kit.

What have you done recently to Challenge YOURself.

(Please note that this month I actually remembered to include that photo of ME!)


  1. Ah lesley that's an amazing layout!

  2. i often say that to my three :) a super lovely layout x

  3. You look determined in that photo! I love that all your bits & words tell the point of the page.

  4. Great page. I especially like the touch of the slanted strips at the edges. Isn't it funny how something simple can strike one as having great impact?

  5. Gorgeous layout and congratulations on the walking achievement.

  6. Hi Lesley! I love, LOVE your title! It is just perfect and such a wonderful affirmation! I am going to remember this one! And your design, title, and photo are so perfect for this challenge. You rocked it, my friend!

  7. Wow that is such a cool page, bravo to u and well done with that challenge

  8. Love this page, especially the yeah I did!

  9. What a lovely layout! Sweet little heart embellie!


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