Saturday 15 February 2014


Today I'm sharing a DT team layout for CSI

These muted colours were perfect for a page about our 
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. 
I reversed the sketch by Em Stafrace to better suit my photo
 Eddy was a sweet natured and friendly little dog, who spread unconditional love wherever he went. His lack of vision didn’t stop him playing chasy with our other dog Meggie.  He gracefully floated up stairs as though he had 20/20 vision and he liked nothing better than to nest in someone’s lap 
anytime of the day.
Why not pop over and have a look at the challenge?
The tan paper is from Paper Loft, Grandmas House collection 
“Nutmeg and cloves”
The yellow(flower) is made from an older collection from Kasiercraft  
The journalling card is from Kaisercraft - “Take off”
The jewels are from Prima - Say it with crystals

Solid background
Lace - punched border

I chose to journal from my pet’s point of view.   The journalling reads:-

It was an ordinary day, just like every other day.  I was cuddled up next to Mummy with my brothers and sisters, all warm and cozy in our blankets.  I got excited when a group of people came to visit, thinking they might take me home with them. Then I heard one of the adults saying, “No, I don’t think we will take him. If he is blind in one eye, he might incur lots of vet bills and have a difficult life with three boisterous boys.”  I felt sad, because that’s what the people had said yesterday.  Then one of the boys said “How can you say that you won’t take him, just because he’s not perfect, he needs us more than any of the other pups do?”  The grown ups were shaking their heads, so I crept across and sneaked into their carry basket with a big, goofy smile on my face and my head cocked on the side.  It seemed to do the trick, because they smiled right back at me and paid the breeder. I soon found my way around their home and learned to avoid obstacles.   I didn’t like having a bath, but tolerated it just to please them.  I jumped for joy when they came home and smothered them with happy licks. I always knew when they were worried or sad &  jumped onto their laps to calm their spirits.  They cried when I had to go to Doggy Heaven. 



  1. Awwww....such a lovely story....& he looks a DARLING of a the way you've adapted the sketch to one photo & typed on the page. Oh, I need more time in the day...I wanted to do the last case file & missed out & I have a feeling I'm not going to get to this one either...never mind, I can look at everyone else's & enjoy, right??!!!!!!!!!!1

  2. Oh my goodness, Helen. I cried and still have tears in my eyes as I type this note. What a touching and wonderful layout. I just love how you did the journaling, so much. Thank you for sharing this amazing page with all of us. Such a great take on this challenge.

  3. What a touching story. Gorgeous page and beautiful journaling.

  4. Ag man....such a sweet little doggie! He was so good looking! Love your page Helen and love the styling on the page! So super! Gorgeous journalling just makes me smile! ;-)

  5. I am so glad Eddy decided to climb into your carry basket that day, it was meant to be. Loving hearts know when they have met their true match you know. I am smiling with Denise, have been there too! Utterly sweet page Helen! xoxox

  6. Such a beautiful page! Love how you have solved this case Helen.... Beautiful photo of Eddy, and as always the way you tell a story is just brilliant.. x

  7. Oh, Helen! I got to read your jouranling only now, and how lovely that we both wrote about the day we took our pets :). Eddy sounds like the perfect pet, and your son was so right (clever boy!). I love the clean design of this page. I also love what you did on the opposite corners. beautifuly done!