Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Our Three Angels

Hello, hello, all my Scrappy amigos.  
I know it’s a shock, but I’ve blogged again; that’s twice this week.  
I hope it’s a sign of a renaissance at Chez Helen!  

The Kraft+ challenge for August was just too unusual to resist and what a great response there has been from the scrappy community already.  
HERE is the link to see what the challenge is all about.

I went with a Star motif because it worked well with this Advent photo of three of our little Kidlets.  They are like stars in the night sky of our Autumn years and we are honoured to be a regular part of their lives.
The stencil is from Jenni Bowlin
The Alphabet I’m not sure about, as I borrowed it. 
I've yet to feel relaxed by Zentangling - perhaps it's an aquired taste.
The Love and heart brads are from Prima
The etched button is by Crate Paper and was a gift from 
She is not only a generous friend but a super talented scrapper.
The wooden stars are from Studio Calico

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
You little cousins delight in one another’s company and also enjoy dressing up.  So it was fun to capture a few photos of you hamming it up, in your roles of two Shepherds and an Angel. 

Although your personalities are vastly different, you are drawn to each other, like birds to the trees, meeting in the common nest of childhood innocence and mischief.  You make each other laugh and try to outdo each other with silly antics; sharing and co-operating with imaginative games. 
(most of the time!)
We love your company and laugh for days after you’ve gone, 
reflecting on the funny things, you say and do.  
Love you more than words can say. 15 Dec 2014



  1. Hi Helen! Life has a way of getting really busy! Love your take on the challenge, your stars look wonderful and love the patterns on them, sweet photo too! Have a great week!

  2. Helen so good to see you back scrapping ,you have been missed ! This a a beautiful layout and that photo, just magic. As always you have woven magic with your words as well

  3. Gorgeous layout Helen! Love all the texture and stars

  4. Hi Helen, long time no see!
    What a great lay out! Your stars are gorgeous.And the large stencil is fabulous.
    I saw that challenge too (at Lizzy Hill's blog) and I'm very tempted. I have a few things that need to be done before a certain date (i.e. birthday cards) but I might have a go at this challenge if I can find some Kraft paper.
    Lisca xx

  5. Hah! So, you just wait til I'm so busy I can't scratch myself..... THEN you start to blog again!!!!! Absolutely stunning zentangle - & what I love most is the thought you've put into your page. It's a KNOCKOUT! So soooo happy K+ inspired you to get your scrap on!!!!!!

  6. Helen I'm so excited to see you back in blogland! Yay! And what a fantastic project I love it :)

  7. Fabulous take on the challenge...I love the star background with the addition of the zentangle one's. Also congrats on being featured on Paper People over on FB. Thanks for joining us over @ Kraft+ this month :)

  8. Gorgeous layout Helen. Yup...I hear you on relaxing with zentangles....it just gets me tangled.

  9. Such a clever and cute design Helen! Love the stars incorporated in the big star...the colouring, little elements and the sweet, sweet photo! Love it! ;-)

  10. OMGoodness, what a beautiful and creative design. Adorable photo and wonderful journaling. So cool how you used the stencil with a star shape. So awesome!

  11. Wow Helen you are back with a bang! What a beautiful creation from Chez Helen!! Love your neat, minimal style. Gorgeous focus on the photo & such pretty stenciling...

  12. Sooo adorable, love the background and the zentangles on the stars is fabulous.

  13. Absolutely adorable and clever design. Fantastic doodling Helen. Thank you so much for playing along!

  14. Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that photo and all the stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Hello there Helen, hope all is well :), love your layout for the challenge, gorgeous photo :)

  16. WOW! Helen this layout is lovely and so different from what I am used to seeing from you. I just can't get the zentangle thing.. I am just too much of an A-type to be that free. In fact I am just struggling all round to get back into the crafting thing. I have bought a couple of kits in the hopes that it will kick start my mojo but so far nothing. I even tried the colouring books... nah... nothing. But I do love seeing pages of your kiddos. Soon I will have three too :D I have a feeling the new one is a girl too. :D I couldn't agree more about them being stars in the night sky of our Autumn. Sums it up perfectly and I agree it is such a honour to be a part of it. I do miss seeing your work and more so reading your stories. I know that life gets busy and there is stuff we just have to do. A bit like here too at the minute. <3

  17. Hi Helen! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! Came over to say HELLO. Hope you are well :) Blessings to you xx