Saturday, 23 August 2014

Once upon a time - DT layout for CSI 136

Hello, hello, I have enjoyed the sunshine today and the first daffodils blooming.
Signs that the bleak winter might be drawing to a close.
I have a CSI Design Team page to share with you
with these gorgeous spring like colours.
 have created some bright and beautiful pages to inspire you.
I used the current sketch from
Scrap 365 
It's not necessary to use the sketch, just follow the Case file above.
i.e. Use all five colours, at least two of the evidence prompts and
at least one of the testimony prompts.

The lace piece is from Prima
The leaves are a die cut from Memory Box
they were just perfect for our little Garden Girl
I wet embossed the lacy Scrapmatts chipboard circles
The sparkly crystals are from Prima
 The chippy and title are from Scrapmatts
Text print - on the background paper
Floral pattern
Wet medium - wet embossing and ink splashes

I went to Paper wishes and used a prompt "Describe something you want your family to know".

On this day, I asked your Mummy to bring your favourite dress, so I could take some pictures. In between shots, you flitted around our garden like a little butterfly.  Pausing here to pick a flower, stopping there to pat the doggie statue, all the while, singing softly to yourself and pretending to be a Princess.  You love to play outside, using your imagination;   perhaps that is why you are so creative and resilient. 
Love Granny 10/8/14 



  1. Enchanted layout, Helen! your GD looks like a little princess or a fairy.
    Beautiful design, with soft and delicate touches. I love what you did with the chipboard. the die-cut leaves are a perfect touch and add so much to your beautiful layout.

  2. I never got a chance to play along this week. Still trying to wrap up my last two DT's. I love the colours because they are so springy and as I was having tea outside this morning although it is still cool the trees are getting their new leaf shoots and some of the plants are starting to flower. We have already had a shower of rain which washed away some of the dust of winter but not enough. How I love this time of year. Anyhow I digress :)
    This is a beautiful spring layout and Esther looks like a little princess. Gorgeous photo of her too. Love the colours and the chippies are great. Love the lace circle thing :D You rocked it again my friend. xox

  3. Gorgeous! She DOES look like a little princess...& the white embossed chippy circle.....DELISH! I really love this -& you know I'm a BIG fan of your 12" printer....always have a little 'sigh' moment when I see it in use on a page!!!!

  4. What a pretty layout, and of course the photo is the star of the layout! Love the dies and colors too! Really beautiful Helen!

  5. Such a beautiful page - love your design and everything on this!

  6. A real little fairy princess in her enchanted garden. The background paper is stunning and your details perfect.

  7. Just Gorgeous Helen.....she looks like a little princess....what a special day and memory for her to have. Your page oozes so much love and has so many gorgeous accessories. Stunning! xx

  8. glorious and majestic ... what a little darling girl x

  9. So soft, pretty and feminine Helen. A beautiful layout of your little princess. Love the string circle Cheryl picked me up one in Canberra on the weekend, so looking forward to playing with it. Really love the delicate forget me not pattern. A beautiful layout
    Mary x

  10. Such a pretty layout Helen! So dainty and delicate! What a sweet princess! She looks like she is right out of a fairytale!

  11. Beautuful page Helen and I love the whisical feel of it! These papers are just amazing! Love your little butterfly too....she is gorgeous! Love the chippie work...really stunning!

  12. Ooh daffodils! how I love spring, the promise of summer to come. Here we are having autumn rains and cooler days. Seeing that you got yourself some LemonOwl prettiness, just perfect with the forget-me-not pattern and your darling princess in her pretty dress. Mona says it so well - dainty and delicate! just love this gorgeous page of yours Helen! xoxo

  13. Oh Helen this is gorgeous. I always love to see your creations! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap365 <3

  14. Beautiful LO, Helen! I fell in love with the old fashioned forget me not paper by Kaisercraft.....more importantly, I adore how beautifully it goes with your GD's dress. Great choice for your chippies and how wonderful they look having been painted. What lovely journaling too! This will be cherished for a very long time, I believe.

  15. stunning! wow! thank you for playing along with us at scrap 365 x

  16. A fabulous take on the sketch Helen and as always so many beautiful things to look at - including the journaling and delightful photo :0) Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap365, Ali x

  17. Such a lovely page, I like the blue gems and the clustered flowers! Thank you so much for joining in the Scrap 365 Sketch Challenge! x