Tuesday 3 December 2013

Scrap365/3 combined with CSI - My wish for you

The talented owner and designer of CSI, Debbi Tehrani, has recently combined with Scrap 365, a beautiful English Magazine to create some challenges.  I was thrilled to be invited to submit a layout for publication in the Dec/Jan issue.
Why not pop over and have a look at the inspirational examples from the design team

CSI and Scrap 365 challenge
Although the pictures seem to suggest Christmas, the soft pinks and cream reminded me of  photos of my DGD, so I decided to make a little girl page.  Many of the evidence prompts worked well with a pretty page and the inspiration words “sparkle and soft” were the catalyst for my journalling. I love the combination of colours, because I would not necessarily put grey with the lighter colours, but I think it provides a good foil for the pink and cream.
Ribbons, pearls, beads, needlework, vertical strips, feathers, texture paste, silver accents, flowers
I used the words sparkle and soft in my journalling which reads:-
No matter what life brings, my wish for you is that you retain your sparkle and the joy you find in everday life.  You sing softly to yourself, "It's a happy day", while playing, this is a little tune you invented.  We see things trhough fresh eyes when you are around and we delight in your small discoveries.   Go well little girl, we love you. 6th July 2013
Thanks for calling in, I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come again.  


  1. Looove this, Helen...those 'arrow' banners under your photo....they look DIVINE:):):)

  2. Those small floral tiles are fabulous, Helen. This layout is just stunning, as is your subject. I don't think you could ask for a more adorable kiddo to scrap! :D

  3. Oh I can't wait to get my copy to see another layout in print. I just adore this layout it is so girlie and fresh and perfect for this beautiful photo of Esther. I love how the layout is pulled across the page and the stitching is so pretty. She is such a sweet little thing and you can just see the joy in her face. xx Congrats on being published. Just fabulous.

  4. Such a gorgeous page - beautifully done! And what a cutie!

  5. Oh this layout is so gorgeous! the photos are adorable!! love all the pink.. so pretty!

  6. definitely divine, darling and delish , you have such delectable pics Helen, and you create such beauty around them x

  7. Oh Helen this is so, so Gorgeous...starting with the sweet photos, the colours, the design, the perfectly placed embellishments and your journaling....Love this!!
    Huge Congrats on the publication, that's wonderful. xx

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous Helen...the softness and whimsical feel of this page is just magic! Love the design, love the photo's...just love it all round! You certainly created a beauty here! ;-)

  9. This is clean scrapping at its best - top notch Helen! I stopped a long time looking at all the details of your page when the magz came. The vertical long arrows with the flowers and the feather is pure genius as is the subtle cube masking. A brilliant page!! congratulations on your publication! Wishing you and yours a peaceful Christmas and a festive New Year! xoxox

  10. Congrats! Wooohooo!! Love the clean detailing on this one once again & the proportions with the smaller photos are amazing!!!