Saturday 2 November 2013

CSI Challenge 96 - 2nd Birthday

Bold and bright colours for the challenge at CSI this week.  Luckily I had these photos of our DGD to scrap, in her little ladybird outfit on her birthday.
  I used a # 3 sketch from Scrap Friends which you can find HERE  They have really great sketches.
If you'd like to play along you have until 

As usual, I used a mixture of old stash, such as the Sassafras lass alphas and a sprinkling of new, like the simply lovely frame by My Mind's Eye. The music acetate is by Kaisercraft and the Ladybird at the bottom is actually a zipper pull by Birch.
 The stars are made through a Tim Holtz stencil
Here's how I solved the case. 
Something transparent
Sheet music
Gold Metal
Paint (on the stickers)

You had a magical time at your second birthday party.  It had a Charlie and Lola theme and lots of the people wore costumes.  You were dressed as a Ladybird and looked very cute with a big red flower on your top and black spots on your tulle skirt.  With your black tights and boots on, your were ready to boogie.  The Ladybird persona suited you very well, because you like to flit from one thing to another, eager to be among the action.

I’m not sure how much of your birthday you will remember, but you certainly enjoyed the activities, especially planting the seeds at the potting bench.  Unlike your Grandparents, you are an extovert and we were delighted to see you enjoying being the centre of attention.  However, when the candles were lit and Happy Birthday was sung, you had a rare moment of being bashful, hiding your face in your hands, before popping out again with a beaming smile.  

Kaisercraft cardstock - white and red and grey
Kaisercraft paper - Lilac Avenue collection, “Wisteria” (yellow)
Kaisercraft - Velvet ensemble collection (acetate sheet music)
Kaisercraft - pearls, red
Kaisercraft - Rhinestones
My Mind’s Eye - Chalk Studio, decorative frames
Christina Rae - Butterfly punch
Martha Stewart - Monarch butterfly punch small
Carl - Leaf punch
Carl Punch - small flower
Carl Punch - circle
Tim Holtz distress ink - Squeezed lemonade
Tim Holtz Template - Stars
Sassafras - Alpha stickers
Craft queen washi tape - red stars
Builders tape
Black butterflies - Unknown
Metal clock - $2.00 shop
Tattered Angels glimmermist - Lemonzest
Sassafras Lass - Alphas “Apple glitter”
Prima - alphabet stickers
Birch - zipper pull, Ladybird
Derivan Matisse - Impasto



  1. Oh my, Helen! this is such a fab page! Your GD is a such a cutie :))). I love your story, and it's so great you wrote is down, especially as she probably won't remember much of her own party. Beautifuly done, as always!

  2. Fabulous...the sketches really ARE good, aren't they? Love the washi at the bottom & those butterflies running [flying!] up the side & your stars....nice!!!!

  3. ....and thanks for always being soo generous in your comments, Helen.....they make me smile BIG:):)!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful. Love the stars and how they softly shine through. Gorgeous photos and love how you have used the colours to make the photo's shine

  5. love love love this Helen , sooooooooooooooooo cute and loving your white space x

  6. A truly lovely page Helen, I love it! xx

  7. HOW adorable can she get! what a little bubbly ray of sunshine! Chiming in with Libeeti, your GDT will LOVE reading everything you will have written till she is a big girl. Love the butterflies and the lady bug - totally cute! xoxoxox

  8. This little girl is such a sweetie! Such a precious little face! Love your sweet page, which is exactly in line with this sweet girl! Love the clean lines and sweet little details...
    You are so blessed to have these precious little one's in your life! xx

  9. Such a lovely layout! That clock was a find! :D

  10. Wonderful take on challenge, cute photos too :)

  11. I think this is just such a sweet layout Helen...I could have sworn I had been here and left a message for you too... so... either I forgot to push publish or I am losing it completely :D :D :D
    Anyway... I love the soft yellow of the background and I am not normally a yellow person but I am so drawn to it of late :D The photos of Esther are just so sweet and she looks just adorable in her lady but outfit. She really is cute. Gorgeous design and that wide music washi is lovely :D

  12. What a beautiful layout Helen. Perfect take on the colour challenge too!! Some good news is waiting for you on my bog xo

  13. Absolutely adorable. I am in love with those textured stars and the way they fade into the page!

  14. Awwwww this is a gorgeous page................the pages, stories and memories you are creating and documenting for your grandies are truly wonderful....they are very lucky. I love every little detail on this one Helen....I am loving all your work. Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your weekend. xx