Thursday 13 November 2014

Always together - CSI DT layout - combined with Scrap 365-9

Hi there, I hope your day is wonderful,
It's 38C here today, good for hibernating inside out of the heat.
Here is the image for the latest challenge at CSI
Scrap365 is joining in as well and we have lots of interesting examples to inspire you
 I used an old piece of Webster's paper for the background.
The other scraps of paper are from my stash;
a mixture of Basic Grey, Kaiser and My Mind's Eye.
Some texture paste through a Prima stencil. 
and some gelatos to create a bit more interest.
A Studio fourteen40 flair which I haven't photographed very well.
And a Prima bubble to highlight the little tackers.
Transportation accents
Musical elements
Metal - the flair
Scatter something - the watercolour
Numbers - Top left


When we moved into our home and planted a tiny tree, we had no idea it would grow to this enormous size and tower over the roof.  Planted with optimism and hope, watered with tears of joy and sorrow and buffeted by the winds of change; it survived and dwarfs anyone who shelters in it’s shade. The tree is now host to rainbow lorikeets, willy wag tails, magpies and wattle birds.  Each year the fragrance of the flowers fills the house and at the end of Spring, it’s blossoms fall, creating a yellow carpet on the lawn.  When I see you both standing under the tree, it reminds me of the tiny shoots of the relationship with which Pa and I began our married life. I hoped we would have children, but didn’t imagine way back then, that we would be blessed with Grandchildren too. I’m so glad you two form new branches of our family tree. As you leave our home shouting “I love you”, from the car window, my cup of blessings overflows.  Love Granny 28.10.14



  1. Yes, Yes, YES!!! I soooo relate to this! I LOOOOOVE that Webster's pp....I had some, too.....our tree is growing, & Like yours home to so much bird life AND it's lovely to see the family spreading it's own branches, too:):) LOOOOVE this one....reflects 'life' so beautifully:):)

  2. Oh the journalling has made me tear up! How beautiful are those words about your family and grandchildren... Love the description of your marvellous tree, really special layout. Thank you for inspiring me today!

  3. I LOVE this....We have lived in the same house for 28 years...and our garden has grown into a jungle that need to be tamed ever so often...we are blessed. Love your page and the mixed media background...and I love your journaling even more xx

  4. Magnificent!
    Your MM background and colours, that tree ....(WOW), and your wonderful journaling....... Love it all Helen!
    It is such a treat to visit your blog, there is always something incredible to see and read....I love visiting. Thank you for sharing your talents and stories with us!
    Have a wonderful weekend! xx

  5. Gorgeous layout Helen! What a fabulous photo! Love all the texture!

  6. Fantastic photo, layout & most importantly the journaling!!

  7. Wow...super page Helen and the journalling such a treat! I have this Websters page too...muct still be used! ;-))) Every garden should have a tree.....I really believe that! We moved into our house 6 years ago and our only tree was just about a metre and a it is about 6 metres tall and is getting sooo beautiful! I have since planted a Rain Tree and a seed came up for "something or other" it now makes for 3!!!! LOL