Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Beautiful Memories - Scrap Africa DT Sketch 31

Today I'm sharing my take on a sketch by the talented
Denise van der Venter of
I hope you will have time to click on the link at see what the gifted
Guest Designers as well at the regular DT have created to inspire you.

So how about you? We would really love to see what you create!
As always we have some goodies up for grabs.
Firstly, is a super voucher from PPBN Designs
and also  a Bo Bunny surprise pack donated by Denise

Just use the sketch with any colour you like, flip it, rotate it, 
but show us how you use it in your own way.

You have until 14th July to get your entries in.

Recently I bought this paper from the Simple Stories range
because I wanted to scrap these photos of me as bridesmaid for my Auntie Joan.
She was happy for me to design and choose the colour of my frock.
It was gold satin with matching gold satin shoes
and I felt like a million dollars.
 The flowers are mostly from Prima
The vase of flowers is from Simple Stories
A few die cuts as frames and foliage
and it was all done quite quickly. (a rare thing for me)

Journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

I was thrilled when Auntie Joan, one of my Mother's youngest sisters,
invited me to be her bridesmaid.  I was studying to be a Nurse,
partly because I admired my Aunt, who was a Triple Certificated Sister. 
She was a free thinking,
independant woman, one who made her own decisions,
drove her own car and lead a sophisticated life style.
 All of these things appealed to me, as a young girl,
growing up in a small country town,
where women didn't seem to have a lot of options. 
The wedding took place in a Cathedral, so it was all very grand
and for the first time in my life, I felt like an adult.


  1. I looove this page Helen! It is so elegant and beautiful! Love the chalk paper and the pop of gold and yellow!Just perfect! The clean styling also just draws the eye to the gorgeous photo's! You certainly look very spiffy indeed and I can just imagine that colour of your dress! I am sure you felt very grand indeed!

  2. I can just imagine you seeing her as a bit of a role model! Lovely snaps & beautifully put together...& GO YOU....a FAST LO....!!!!!!!!

  3. Stunning Helen and as always love your journalling. Love the colour scheme you have chosen and what fabulous photos

  4. Oh this is so lovely! I love the yellow on the black back ground, it makes it all pop.. wonderful memories in those photos too by the sound of your journalling.. beautiful flowers.. love the pretty edges too.. great take on the sketch..

  5. Such a beautiful page - perfect papers fort his! Love the color combo!

  6. What a truly wonderful memory & recorded perfectly. It must have been great to have someone in the family as such an inspiration to you. I love the beautiful simplicity of this page Helen thanks for sharing your memories. By the way...fantastic dress :)

  7. I can relate to this, my mothers older sister was my role model, also a free thinking, independent and not to mention glamourous woman whom I adored. I love your outfit you look a million dollars and either you are a pretty tall lady or your aunt was tiny :) love the colour on the black. Soft and feminine with a touch of whimsy. Another knock out layout Helen.

  8. wow this is magical Helen , love it x

  9. So stunning! The yellow & black work beautifully together & make things POP!!

  10. Love the yellow pops against the sepia photos.There is such a beautiful old world elegance to this page. Wonderful!

  11. Have to ask if you've saved the pillar box hat? you really did look so elegant, can see the lovely shimmer of the fabric! this is an utterly gorgeous page Helen, so classy and elegant! xox