Saturday, 14 June 2014

Keep Calm - DT for CSI challenge 127

Thanks for calling in today, I hope you will take time
 to check out what the rest of the DT have created for this challenge.
The deep red and teal seemed to say Boy's page to me
and luckily I had some recent photos
of our oldest Grandchild
 Would you like to play along?
Just use all five colours
At least two things from the evidence prompt 
and one thing from the testimony prompt.
There is a sketch for you to use this week from the
super talented Em Stafrace
Here's what I came up with.  This all came together very quickly for me,
maybe I'm getting a bit more decisive as I grow older!
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the right.
I started with
Core Impressions - Cosmo Cricket, “Neutrals collection” (Teal background)
then added Carta Bella - Rough and tumble, “Journalling cards”
and Little Yellow Bicycle - Winterings (grey photo mat)
Webster’s - Recorded Picturesque (anchor tags)
Craft Queen - Washi tape
Studio Calico - camera
Prima Sugar dots - Delight
Pink Paislee - Photo tab
Freckled Fawn - Arrows
Prima brads - Delight
Plasterer's tape
Transportation images

I went off at a tangent with the journalling and didn’t actually use a prompt.  Whoops!  Sorry about that.   I guess if I was to draw a very obscure connection it would be to link the journalling to the retro prompt when I described how things were when I was a child.  

Now that you are a big school boy, I don’t have the same opportunities to capture random, every day photos of you playing.

Luckily, in the school holidays you came for the day and a sleepover.  With Pa’s help we had a photo shoot.

Although a bit shy at first, you soon started “acting the goat” and I love these photos.



  1. Beautiful Helen, you have nailed the gorgeous colour scheme and such beautiful photo's of your little grandson.
    Mary x

  2. Fantastic layout Helen! Such a sweet trio of photos! Love the textured background and all the darling details you added! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Beaut series of photos.
    Love your take on the sketch and the textured background paper, the tags, the bits of washi and your journaling as always is wonderful. x

  4. FAbulous page and love that you used some Coredinations!

  5. brilliant absolutely brilliant !!!! cant wait to see your post next week , my friend... so pleased you enjoyed mine .... hugz x

  6. Gorgeous page Helen and I love those cheeky photos!!! Fabulous take on the challenge!! ox

  7. This is such a fabulous layout Helen and I love your photos of #1... time flies I see it with my own so I can imagine how this is going to play out so I will enjoy every minute of it now. He is a cutie pie too :) Love the design and the way you rotated the sketch and the journalling really wrenched at my heart a bit.

  8. LOL....such a sweet page! The little photo's are gorgeous and the journalling so cute! Love the embossed background! ;-)

  9. You have the most beautiful grandchildren Helen. I love everything about this page; fun, bright and clean. It must be so wonderful to enjoy grandchildren. xx

  10. Again, such gorgeous use of the colours! Your grandson is adorable...I love those pics :) Love the way you rotated the sketch!

  11. Oh how I love those photos! he is such a cute little boy, I stand corrected - he is such a handsome young man! as always, a wonderful layout with the perfect Helen touches. xoxox