Tuesday 28 April 2015

Oh Hello There - CSI DT challenge 162

Hello Scrappy friends, welcome to my blog.
Sorry I've been MIA a bit lately.
For health and family reasons, I've decided to step down from CSI.  I know I will miss it, but hope to find time to play along.  I’m so grateful to Debbi for giving me the opportunity to be part of such a talented and inspiring team. 
Like the look of the challenge?  Well grab your forensic kits and let's get sleuthing.  There's lots of prizes to be won.
To see what the DT and Guests have created for your inspiration.
The background paper is an oldie, but a goodie, 
"Rough and Tough" by Fancy Pants.
 The little pinwheel is by Kaisercraft and 
the speech bubble is by Basic Grey
Love the film strip by Tim Holtz
and the cute robot/space man by Kaisercraft 
I'm not sure where I acquired the fabric flair.
The label is also an oldie, from ?October Afternoon

Space elements, Metal, Circles, Stars, Stripes, Something transparent, Swirls, Label, Ink, Die cuts. - I almost used all the Evidence prompts,

I chose to write about something funny.

When you were almost 12 months old, one of your favourite toys was your rocket tent.  You were not able to walk, but were able to pull yourselves up, so the holes in the rocket ship were perfect to hang on to and just wonderful to play peek-a-boo.  You spent hours crawling in, peeking out, bobbing down and disappearing.  After a while you learnt how to lean on the sides of the rocket and tip it over.  As you tumbled over together, arms and legs intertwined, your squealing and giggles made us all laugh.  
Photos 15 Jan 2012, Love Granny


Saturday 4 April 2015

Waiting - CSI DT challenge 160

Hello Scrappy friends.  
Today I’m sharing a page for CSI challenge 160.
There is a bonus sketch from Em Stafrace.
To see what the DT and guest designers have created
for your inspiration.
Do you like using a monochromatic palette?
Then grab your forensic kits and lets get sleuthing.
The photos were taken in January in Phuket
at our youngest Son's wedding.
I followed the sketch almost exactly, 
but it's fine to rotate, or flip it, if it fits your photos better.
Travel elements - the venue and the stamp
Textured paper - the tag
Frame - the small photo
Metal -the heart

I chose to journal about a trip; travelling to another country and also the start of a journey as Husband and Wife. 

I used the words by Kahlil Gibran on marriage on the background and wrote a personal message on the tag.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. 

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.