Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Love - DT for Scrap Africa - Scrap your stash

Hello friends, welcome to my blog.
Today I’m sharing a DT layout for Scrap Africa
The challenge set by Erica Houghton was to Scrap your stash,
or things that are not on trend right now.
e.g. eyelets, rub ons.
It was such fun combining old stuff with new techniques to create a fresh look.
I hope you will have a look at the Design Team’s examples,
rummage around in your stash and play along.
 I found some very old, punched Bazzil Cardstock
and filled the holes with eyelets.
Added some gelato colours, crackle medium and stamping,
to jazz up the background.
 An old Prima flower and some new Prima lace.
The pink floral Chatterbox paper could be ten years old,
but I still love it.
The chipboard title is probably only two years old,
but I’d previously cut it into three pieces and couldn't get it to work.
A fresh coat of paint and joined together again,
it was just the thing for the title.

The Journalling is on the back of the layout and says:-

We usually have about a 3 minute window to get a photograph of you and this day was no exception. You'd given me your smiley face and your happy face and I thought I'd like to get a shot of you
without a smile. 
I said "Have you got a serious face?" 
"What does that mean Granny?" 
"When you're not smiling"
"But I like to smile Granny"
"What sort of a face do you have when you are in trouble?"
"I don't get in trouble Granny, 'cos I'm a good girl!"
 You can be sweet and charming, but there are also days, when you just like to be mischievous and not settle to anything.
Nevertheless, you tried to give me a serious face, but your cheeky grin kept threatening to break through.   Love Granny, 13 June 2014



  1. Such a sweet and charming page Helen! Love the little eye-let border and the beautiful details! Love the little serious face, which anyone can see it totally mischievous too! So great to use one's stash and you certainly made it look new and fresh! ;-)

  2. Oh YES! Look at you go with those eyelets...they look AMAZING! And good on you 're-constructing' your chippy [especially since the 'deconstructing' seems to be the 'trendy' thing atm!!!] that flair top L, too....this whole page is YUMMY....& our Grand boy is the opposite. Mostly serious, hard to get a smile out of how they all most deffo have their own personalities:):):)

  3. OMG Helen .. this is so gorgeous . I am gobsmacked with the photo of your gandie ... you have scrapped this so beautifully, loveeeeeee it x

  4. Oh such an angelic photo, and love the soft pretty colors and those eye lets look amazing..

  5. So pretty! You caught a beautiful photo & scrapped it to perfection Helen!!

  6. I love your story to this page Helen. It really made me smile :) You've done a fabulous job on all those eyelets, they really lift the page. I'm trying to combine something old out of my stash with my new stash these days, just so I can use them up so this was a wonderful challenge to put me into that mindset. This photo of your gorgeous grand daughter is so cute.xx

  7. What a great idea to fill the pre punched holes with eyelets! Love how your new diecuts art supplies work with the older papers and flowers. And that is the sweetest little face!!!

  8. This looks so beautiful and elegant! You did an amazing job with the eyelets and that photo loooks gorgeous! Cute little interview to record as well! :-)

  9. This page is so precious Helen. I love the soft colouring...and I love what you have done with the eyelets. I must confess I threw mine out ages ago.

  10. Oh wow Helen! the eyelets look absolutely smashing! Your grandie's replies make absolute sense, HOW can I have a serious face when I like to smile! she is such a little sweetie! LOVE this soft, darling page of yours! the Piglet flair and the cute floral paper, just like wallpaper of old. So pretty! xoxo