Saturday, 24 September 2016

Fun Today - Kraft+ September challenge

Welcome to my blog on this gorgeous Spring day,
I have a page to share for the Kraft+ September challenge.

The photos are less than perfect, but they record an enjoyable part of our activity when our darling Grand daughter comes to spend the day.
The background was created with gesso and a brayer, when that was dry, I layered the patterned paper panel. It is from Pink Paisley, Cedar Lane collection, "5th Avenue"

This is the sketch I used. It's from Laura Witaker over at Stuck?! sketches

I punched the strips with Martha Stewart's "Doily Lace"
The baking embellies came from the deep recesses of my stash, where they've been sulking for at least a decade!
They are from Melissa Frances "Retro Bake a Cake pack"
When they came out to play, they brought some Basic Grey Brads with them. Just the thing.

Lovin' to new word chippies from Scrapmatts, CB6116 Assorted Words 29 and the flowers CB1022 Flowers 02. I sprayed them with glimmer mists and topped them with Dimensional magic for extra shine and dimension.
The Flairs are from Studio Fourteen 40.

The journalling is on the front this time on strips, now I remember why I stopped doing that - sooo hard to get straight.

The journalling reads:-
One of the favourite things we do together is baking. You especially like to make Apple and Banana muffins because there is not too long to wait until you can get them into your mouth!
You enjoy sifting the flour and licking out the bowl (of course), but most of all, you like packing up the muffins to take home and share with your family. Nanna Neumann would be thrilled to see you learning to bake,while wearing an apron which I sewed for you from some of her fabric stash. 
Miss you Mum.

Photo taken 26th October 2015, Love Granny

Thanks for calling in to say hello.
I truly appreciate any comments you may care to leave.


  1. Oh my .. how sweet is this! Absolutely gorgeous page Helen. Love the soft colours and the photos are delightful. Can just imagine the fun you must have when cooking with your sweet grandie .. adorable! Fabulous take on the sketch and I love all the details specially those baking embellies .. too cute!! Hope you enjoy what's left of the weekend and have a great week to come!! hugs xx weekend

  2. Awe, such a pretty page Helen! Love the trio of sweet photos! Love the pretty flowers and fancy scalloped trimming!

  3. Hi Helen, humm not sure what the answer is for the sides of your blog.. I hope you get it fixed soon.. Your layout however does not need fixing, it is wonderful.. love the cooking embellies and great photos of a special time for you.. love the hint of mixed media on the back ground too.. Have a good week..

  4. Hmmmnnn....your side bar looks perfectly fine? Maybe it's been fixed already!! Hope so :) And your page looks MUCH MORE than perfectly fine. I am soooo 'with you' on the baking. You MADE your GD an apron? [ooops....mine doesn't get that treatment. You GOOD Grandmother!!!] the series of photos. Who cares if they're not perfect? They document such a fabulous thing you two do together...I should know, giggles....ooops.....I'm supposed to be commenting for K+ & I'm writing too much. Just have to say, the colours are perfect for our challenge & that brayered bg.....ADORE!!!! Oh! And GO YOU using old stash;)!!!! AND thanks for joining in this month:):)

  5. Oh wow this really brought tears to my eyes. I did the same with my grandmother a million years ago... sadly her domesticity did not rub off on me. I can't believe how big Esther has gotten. When did that happen? Time is going by way to fast for my liking. Another beautiful layout Helen and I love the background too it looks wonderful. You nailed this one too.

  6. This is simply beautiful! I love everything about it...the memories you are recording & creating, the papers, that chippy & your background :) Thanks for joining us over @ Kraft+

  7. Beautiful as always:)thank you for joining us at Kraft Plus Helen xxx

  8. A beautiful everything about it! So special that you get to bake with this sweetie....I know that Joe can never even wait for the cake or whatever to get cold before he has a can understand the short cooling time all too well! ;)

  9. What cute pictures & a wonderful layout! You're an amazingly talented scrapper, Helen!