Saturday, 18 October 2014

A true friend & Love is all you need - DT for CSI challenge 144

I love the colours of this case file and had the perfect photo for them.
to see what the Design Team and Guests have created for your inspiration.
Then grab your forensic kits and let's get sleuthing
The background paper is from Blue Fern studios,
the Ombre Collection, "Susan's dream"
It's a thick and sturdy, perfect for all the mixed media you want to use.
 The chipboard words are from Scrapmatts
The "Happy" paper clip is by Prima
Some Mixed media with a Prima stencil, various sprays and inks
A yummy flair from Studio fourteen 40
A few bits a washi from Craft Queen
Some stamping by Kaisercraft triangle stamp
Polka dots - on grey card and yellow tag
Stripes - faint stripes on the background paper
Triangles - texture paste and stamping
Pleated rosettes
Light bulb
Phrase stickers - well not really stickers, but phrases on chipboard, does that count?
Clip - “Happy” at the top

I went to the Thought Questions prompt and wrote about “What’s something you look forward to?”
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

My favourite day of the week is Tuesday, when we look after you two gorgeous kidlets in our home.  At three, you are excited when you wake up and it’s a Granny and Pa day.
You are full of questions about how the world works and ask “Why?” a gazillion times a day. Sometimes you get into a continuous loop of “Why?” questions, until in the end, I say “Because that’s just the way it is.”
You love to dig and plant in the garden and are enjoying harvesting and eating the snow peas right now. 
You take delight in baking, especially things which cook quickly and can be eaten hot, straight out of the oven.  You always want to take some goodies home for your big brother, Mummy and Daddy. 
One of the rituals you enjoy is ringing the door bell, at least umpteen times a day; something you don’t have at your home. 
Another is to make a Baby Smoothie in the blender.  Each of you stand on your own set of steps, pour in the milk, frozen berries, and honey, then blitz the contents into a thick drink, which you slurp loudly through straws.  Part of the process is sampling the blueberries and raspberries to make sure they are good enough to be used.  Quality control is paramount!
We often make crafty things, using punches, inks, stickers and glue.
Sometimes we carve stamps out of potatoes and paint with them outside, using the easel your Daddy used as a little boy.
You always love story time and have half a dozen “Spot” books which you know off by heart. You enjoy other stories too, but Spot is a favourite at the moment.  
When Daddy comes to collect you and have dinner with us, you’ve had your bath and are ready to plop straight into bed when you get home.  We flop in the chair, worn out by the day, but wouldn’t change a thing, because you bring so much light, love and laughter into our lives.  Love you to the moon and back little boys.  Photo 8th April 2014.  Journalling 18 October 2014.  Love Granny



  1. Aww such a sweet layout...beautiful!

  2. Oh, I SOOO relate to that journaling!!! Mine is the 'What's That?' stage. I'm waiting for the 'why' one to start!!! And your page is simply stunning....that bg work, the lovely layers behind the photo & that accordion bloom. Perfection. Again!!!

  3. Beautiful page and beautiful memories captured. Your grandies will one day be so happy that Granny kept such perfect journaling for them to read. xx

  4. Beautiful layout Helen! Such a sweet photo! Love all the texture and splashes of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. wow this is so beautiful Helen .. 2 beautiful boys on a stunning layout by nanny xoxoox

  6. My goodness your grandsons are gorgeous Helen! I love the blue & mixed media background. So well balanced. Lovely memories thanks for sharing :)

  7. Beautiful layout! The photo is perfect for t,he colors in this challenge! Looks lovely!

  8. Beautiful colourwork and such a darling photo. It certainly is the perfect fit here :-)

  9. Oh what a sweet photo and gorgeous page. Love it!

  10. Another commonality :D Tuesdays. My fave day of the week too. Your boys have grown so much and they are starting to look so different, but there are many similarities still. I remember well the why's from my son.... everything was why and I have a sneaky suspicion it will be again. Love the photo of the boys you capture their little personalities so well Helen. A beautiful layout that will once again reinforce just how much you love your grandies...

  11. Absolutely love this soft page of your sweet boys and so love that photo! ;-) Love the design and your journalling so precious. I had to laugh....the boys asking why, why, why and you eventually say "Becuase that'sjust the way it is"....I have said that a thousand times to Joe too. I love that they are such curious little creatures and like to understand the in's and out's. Precious and sweet page! xx

  12. Such a sweet photo and a gorgeous the touches of MM and watercolour paints.
    The boys are so lucky to have such a wonderful Granny...Lots of wonderful memories! xx