Saturday, 28 June 2014

Chalk & Cheese - CSI challenge 129

Hello and welcome to my blog.  
Take your time, look around and maybe be inspired to 
join the challenge at  this week at CSI
Core'dinations is one of the generous sponsers,
so I used a piece of their card stock at the background.
The grey paper is by "Winterings" by Little yellow bicycle
I think the camera paper is DCWV
Some texture paste through a Heidi Swap stencil created the hearts
I used Imaginarium Designs chipboard hearts
I embossed them for a previous challenge, but they didn't look right, 
so here there are recycled
with Calico at the back to stamp the initials of the twins. 
 Love it, when something works on a different project.
The yellow hearts paper is by Glitz, "Color me happy"
The flowers are from my stash with Prima crystals in the centre

Chevrons - background Core’dinations cardstock
Silver Metal
Stems - stitched
Fabric - behind the chipboard hearts
Lean something against something else - the photos

I used the inspiration words “Bright” and “Count”
The journalling reads:-

We love to see you every week, when you come to spend the day with us.  You brighten our lives with your chatter and your enquiring minds.  I can’t count the number of times, you make us laugh out loud with your funny little questions and your corny joke telling.

Every few weeks, I like to take some photos and that’s when your personalities are most evident.  One of you is quite happy to sit and smile naturally and one of you is not as comfortable with the process. No prizes for guessing which one is which!   I often plan a baking session immediately afterwards, (no, not as a bribe - what Granny would do such a thing)! but something to sweeten the deal, because you both love to cook.  You get to lick the beaters & take some of the goodies home to share.     
8 April 2014  Love Granny


  1. wonderful details Helen, adorable photos too

  2. lol A BRIBING GRANNY? Never! I love reading about your weekly encounters and how you see the differences in your boys. At five months I already see the same similarities and the same differences developing and changing in my to and I see us embarking on a similar road to you and you open my eyes to all the delights of these little beings. I love how the grey circle with the hearts encompases your boys. The recycled heart is beautiful and I love the design of this layout. Another wonderful layout woven with love from you Helen xox

  3. Soooo lovely! And I sooooo 'get' you with your weekly visits......looks like mine might be twice weekly for a month....but that's OK, too:):) The time goes by quickly enough 'til they grow up & beyond the granny place, right??!!! LOVE the 'recycled' hearts [embossed] & the calico is a great idea...& those flowers down the bottom. Just my sort of flowers! They look brill:):)

  4. Totally adorable page ! Love your style and your cute stories about your little guys!

  5. Love the photos and the story behind them. Great work with the prescribed colors and with the heart theme. ITA. An adorable page!

  6. Love the precious little photos and the journaled story about both the boys.. Great design and lots of clever little touches that make this a brilliant layout. Love it Helen. x

  7. This is so adorable in every way!! Love the cute shots, too and in the long run it doesn't really matter if a small bribe was involved )...LOL! They look so much alike I thought the boys were one and the same. You are a very lucky granny and I hope I will be one as well while I am still able to 'run around' with them :-)

  8. Such a sweet layout Helen! Darling photos! Love the metallic details!

  9. Adorable layout, photos and lovely details.. aNNie♥ .The Journey is the Start

  10. LOL...another sweet page of these sweet boys! Twins, but so very different! Love your gorgeous page and the clean styling is super....the journalling a treat! Awesome!

  11. just perfect !!!!!! those boys of yours are so gorgeous xoxo

  12. So sweet. I do love your touches of gold on this page.