Saturday 12 April 2014

Ready to pop - 118 CSI challenge

Today I'm sharing a DT page for CSI 118 using a sketch by Em Stafrace.
Don't be daunted by the amount of Evidence and Testimony Prompts.
You need to use all five colours
At least two of the Evidence prompts 
And at least one of the Testimony prompts
Why not pop over to
and check out the creativity of the DT?

 I had these photos ready to scrap
which fitted the theme very well.
I used the Bo Bunny range - Baby bump, "Baby bundle" (stripes)
and Baby Bump, "Expecting" (balloons) 

 The Prima stencil is "Elemental half tone"
The yummy flair is from FOURTEEN40
The heart is from Freckled Fawn 
and the arrows are from Studio Calico
The stamping is "Triangles" by Kaisercraft 
White background

I used the Inspiration words, bold and confidence in my journalling, which is on the back of the page.

We took you for an overnight stay in the caravan at the beach.  You were excited to be in the van, opening every door and investigating how everything worked.  You were amazed that the table converted into a bed for you to sleep on. “How can you turn a table into a bed?” “That’s a bit funny Granny”! Unfortunately, at bed time we discovered that you didn’t have your dummy.  Arghh!   Sunday night in our town is not known for ready availability of anything other than petrol.  But Pa managed to source a replacement dummy and your eyes lit up when he walked in.  “Thank you sooooo much Pa, that’s very kind of you”!   

The caravan park has a water play area which initially you viewed with the gravest suspicion.  You stayed close to us and observed.  Gradually you circled around the water jets, checking all the time what the other children were doing.  But soon, you deemed it looked safe and you boldly dashed in and out, squealing with delight.  It was wonderful to see your confidence blossom with each sortie and you still talk about the water park many months later.    Love Granny October 2013


  1. Awww..this is totally CUTE...looove the bright colours - that flair...YUM & the heart, too....I really love the water 'splashes' you added too:):)

  2. wonderful and cute are those photos in your page....the background looks great too, looks like water..very clever :)

  3. This is adorable and the water sprays were perfect with these photos!

  4. A Fabulous layout the layers, the texture, the fountain spray, colours and the beautiful memory you have captured. Just Beautiful!!

  5. Adore your LO Helen!! Love how you created the water sprays... so cool!!

  6. Your page is just the sweetest thing Helen....That little spray of water done with the watercolours is so fabulous! That you used Baby Bump is so amazing...and it really does so nicely with your theme! ;-)

  7. This is a very cool layout and I really love how the spray comes out of the photo and onto the layout. That was very clever. I love reading about your boys and how you watch and notice everything that they do. Taking their time and not pushing them ... waiting until they are ready. That is a wonderful thing. Love it.

  8. Awww Helen! he will LOVE reading all the little ponderings you write with each layout when he gets older. As has been said before me, that spray of water is just so brilliantly done! I seriously love this one Helen! xoxoxo

  9. Helen. Your page is totally delightful. I love the fountain effect and the droplets. Your journalling is so beautiful.....your grandson is going to love reading this as he gets older