Saturday, 5 April 2014

Favourite Photos - DT for CSI 117

There's a couple of my favourite colours in the Case file this week…
I love green and blue combined.
The quirky image made me smile so I wanted to scrap 
something to do with transport.
Would you like to write about something mind boggling?
Write a poem?
Document a quirk?
Then this is the challenge for you.
For details and examples from the DT and Guest designers
I used a sketch by
LIZ CHIDESTER  to kick start my ideas
The background paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle - Paradise, "Happy dots"
The gorgeous flairs are from an Aussie company
Yellow frame is from Pink Paislee
Chipboard title from Imaginarium Designs
The blue frame is by Crate Paper, the Pier collection
The vine chipboard is from Dusty Attic
The wooden arrows and little bicycle - Studio Calico
Metal cogs and sprockets are by Tim Holtz
Some old Kaisercraft rubons
and Tim Holtz washi tape
The yellow paper is vintage Making Memories
Cogs, gears
Rub ons
Numbers (bottom left)

Once again, my photos are not great, but I wanted to tell the story of this small, everyday moment, which gave our Grandson such delight - fixing the tyres and getting his hands dirty while helping his beloved Pa.  

I chose to write my journalling as a poem. Sincere apologies to fans of Banjo Patterson. If you don’t know the Australian poem,  "The man from Snowy River", you can find it HERE

The journalling is on the back of the layout and it reads:-

There was movement at the homestead, for the word had passed around,
that the tyres on the car were nearly flat,
They’d sagged upon the driveway - needing quick attention
So the compressor was summoned from the back.

The old man and his Grandson gathered on the driveway,
eager to put the tyres to right.
The young one loved the action, as the tool box quickly opened,
And the photos show a glimpse of his delight.

With valve caps off and gauge in action, they bent to do the task,
The old man with his hair as white as snow;
His patience long and wide - just the sort that won’t say die.
He tended to the tyre with boy in tow.

They had the repair job done, in absolute record time,
Their dirty hands a record of their deed,
It’s hard to say who loved it most - the old man or the kid,
All done in time to wash their hands for tea.



  1. Oh, LOL.....great take on a well known poet's Aussie poem...go you!!! And those little side clusters....magical!!! AND the flair. SWOON. Pulling myself off the floor......& the WOOD...double swoon....stunner, this one:):)

  2. What delightful photos and love your design and page - your details are right on! The story is just wonderful - you tell such a fabulous story!

  3. WOW!!! What does one say....this is absolutely amazing...both the layout and your story telling. You are a clever, clever lady Helen. This is so special and I love that you used these not so perfect (as you said) photos and told the story....truly brilliant and inspirational. xx

  4. Love, love, love this page! Soooo love the styling and the's a cracker! Love your little sweet and precious! The photo's are also perfect...

  5. Really great work, i love your page, it's so cut !

  6. This is wonderful Helen! Love that stencil work and what a wonderful story.

  7. so beautiful, a stunning magical creation . I am loving the way you play with color and texture .... helen, such delightful and beautiful work , with so much love woven between the layers, gorgeous photos, he is a darling boy x x
    such clever journaling, yes i have said it before you are the queen of journalling /words .... loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee x

  8. What a smashing layout Helen! I feel like a constant parrot chiming in with the ladies before me but your journalling REALLY is one of a kind, THE best I have seen in many places! Your CAS work is always outstanding and such a joy to scroll over! xoxoxo