Saturday, 14 September 2013

89 CSI Challenge XO

I absolutely loved the beautiful colours this week which were just right for these photos of the twins.   I used a mixture of older Making Memories and Kaisercraft papers and new Carta Bella.
Why not pop over to CSI and have a look at the examples created by the design team.

 This little one is so adventurous he is often bruised and scabby
It doesn't slow him down though

 Love these enamel dots and flairs from Scrap Friends

Animal accents
Polka dots
Stripes on teal paper
Two different alphabets
Scallops - on the big alphas

I chose to use the fantastic, fun, art words as inspiration for my journalling

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads

These photos were taken back in January around the time of your second birthday.  You stayed with us for the weekend while you parents flew interstate for a family wedding. After breakfast there was no time to get dressed before you dashed outside to play.   You unleashed your inner artists by using the black board and some coloured chalk.  Once the board was full of scribble, you attacked each other with the chalk.  Bare skin makes the best canvas!  Then, suitably decorated with wode like true Scotsmen, you cavorted on the garden seat, jumped onto the play table and tried to climb into the laundry window. What a fantastic fun game you created with just a stick of chalk.   You discoverd by clicking two sticks of chalk together, that a fine dust collects on the bricks.  Activate this with a bit of spit and Voila, you have finger paint. I love to watch you interact and learn from each other; you truly are the best of friends.  Love Granny photos Jan 1013

Carta Bella - Rough and Tumble “Explore together”
Bazzil cardstock - orange
Bo-Bunny - Double dot, “12’Ocean journal”
Making Memories - Animal crackers “Jack Animals”
Making Memories - Animal crackers “Varnished dot”
Making Memories - Animal crackers “Stars”
Kaisercraft patterned paper - Peppermint
Weave Extras - Teeny Tiny Stickers
American Crafts thickers alphas - Fabric letter stickers
Teresa Collins - He said, she said, enamel dots
Prima stencil - #564314 (triangles)
Hello dreams - flair buttons 
Derivan Matisse - impasto
Prima chalk ink - Rusty Keys
Tombow pen 158



  1. what fun you have created here ... super duper gorgeous x

  2. Oh yes! I'm a BIG fan of those badges!!!! This is sooo cute...then I noticed you actually had a 'cute' ticket on your page!!!! Isn't it THE best watching kids at play???? Endlessly fascinating!!!!:):):):)

  3. Nawwww! Your layout is TOTALLY ADORABLE....

  4. This is SO cute!! I love the fun design from that sketch..and how you used the cute embellishments in such a pleasing way. Wonderful!

  5. Fantastic pics and I love the journaling! What a great story!

  6. *giggle* :)) loved the bit about spit and chalk making the best finger paint! aren't they just soooo cute! This is such a fun fun page and I have to chime in with the adorable too! xoxo

  7. I love the way you've used the sketch!

  8. Helen I just love this layout, I love the freedom that your grandies have with you. I hope that I have the same relationship with mine :D The are very lucky little boys..Love the design and the colours..

  9. Such a fun and happy page Helen! ;-) Love all the elements here..and I love the fresh styling! Gorgeous work, as always!

  10. Oh wow I really love this! Fantastic design and love the colours!! :D

  11. Hmmm. I commented and it disappeared. Lol! I really love the colours and design of this layout. Gorgeous! :D

  12. Oh, how adorable! A gorgeous page.