Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Our Three Angels

Hello, hello, all my Scrappy amigos.  
I know it’s a shock, but I’ve blogged again; that’s twice this week.  
I hope it’s a sign of a renaissance at Chez Helen!  

The Kraft+ challenge for August was just too unusual to resist and what a great response there has been from the scrappy community already.  
HERE is the link to see what the challenge is all about.

I went with a Star motif because it worked well with this Advent photo of three of our little Kidlets.  They are like stars in the night sky of our Autumn years and we are honoured to be a regular part of their lives.
The stencil is from Jenni Bowlin
The Alphabet I’m not sure about, as I borrowed it. 
I've yet to feel relaxed by Zentangling - perhaps it's an aquired taste.
The Love and heart brads are from Prima
The etched button is by Crate Paper and was a gift from 
She is not only a generous friend but a super talented scrapper.
The wooden stars are from Studio Calico

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
You little cousins delight in one another’s company and also enjoy dressing up.  So it was fun to capture a few photos of you hamming it up, in your roles of two Shepherds and an Angel. 

Although your personalities are vastly different, you are drawn to each other, like birds to the trees, meeting in the common nest of childhood innocence and mischief.  You make each other laugh and try to outdo each other with silly antics; sharing and co-operating with imaginative games. 
(most of the time!)
We love your company and laugh for days after you’ve gone, 
reflecting on the funny things, you say and do.  
Love you more than words can say. 15 Dec 2014


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Elegant - August sketch from Scrap Africa

Hello all my scrappy friends.  
I’ve finally found some time to scrap
 and was inspired by Denise Van Deventer’s great sketch at 
I’ve been waiting for just the right opportunity to do justice 
to the vintage photo, 
which was taken at another Aunt’s wedding.
I love the sweet bonnet worn by my Sister
 and the smart, tailored look of my Aunt’s clothes. 
My Mother made all the clothes, including the bonnet and hat.
 I choose some Kraft card stock to suit the muted photo.  
The black and white blooms were cut from some wrapping paper 
and the stencil is from Tim Holtz.
The black frame is from Manor House.
It won't be so long before the next post
as I have been challenged by the August current Kraft+ theme.