Thursday 28 January 2016

Cherish - More than Words Challenge

How exciting to see a new Scrap Challenge site begin at the start of the year. Super talented artists for inspiration and a cracker of a topic for January. There's still a couple of days left to get your scrap on.

You can check it out at :-

The challenge is to scrap a Selfie and use the word Personality in some way.

I have tried to take a selfie, but in the interests of preventing visual pollution have refrained from using it here! I’ve never been comfortable having my photo taken; much prefer to be on the business end of the camera.

This one, with my Grand daughter I do like, possibly because my eyes were shut and I was unaware it was being taken!

As for my personality, that’s tricky too.
Introverted, but not so much when I let to know someone.

Adventurous, especially when it comes to travel.
Impetuous at times, but can over think decisions to the point of nausea.

A bit of a control freak, except with the Grandchildren,
when I adopt my Mother's mantra. She used to say.

"You catch more flies with honey, than you do with vinegar"

Glass half full kinda gal, after some harsh life lessons.

Music lover, especially classical music.

Bibliophile and sleep deprived because of it.

Bower bird of the scrap supplies variety.

The background paper is by Blue Fern, the Ombre Collection, Susan's dream. Its sturdy enough to take all the mixed media you want to throw at it.

I think every child needs a Guardian Angel to guard and guide them through life.

The one I used is from Seriously Scrapbooking.

The die is from Prima as are the stamps, the crystals & the lace flower.

Love the effect with the crackle paste on Blue Fern Chipboard.

Thanks for calling in to say hello.
I truly appreciate any comments you may care to leave.


  1. Oh this is absolutely beautiful.. the photo is so adorable and peaceful.. love the hearts and the soft blue.. really love this one.. and personally I would rather be on the back end of the camera than the front end too.. however just so people actually know I lived I do go in photos occasionally!!!

  2. Helen, this must be the most beautiful and meaningful photo I've seen for ages. It's stunning! You've scrapped it so sympathetically too. I'm so glad you've joined in at our very first More Than Words challenge.

  3. Oh I am so happy you have played along with us Helen. You have done an amazing job here. Love the photo, the design, the colours & the details, but most importantly I enjoyed reading all about your personality. Such a pretty pretty layout. Thanks so much for playing along with us at More Than Words. :)

  4. Helen this is awesome! Totally gorgeous work!

  5. This layout is EXQUISTITE... Totally ♥ it! glad you joined us over @ More Than Words! x

  6. Wowza Helen! What a beautiful and elegant layout! Such a precious photo! Love the inky background and all the pretty butterflies! Thanks for sharing with us and joining along with MTW :)

  7. I think you know how much I love this layout Helen. Your subtle , beautiful background , the hearts framing your beautiful, beautiful photo and all the little special added extras that add meaning to your layout such as the angel.
    Also love the little blue beads. Everything about this layout is just divine. A favourite for me.

  8. Oh Helen this is just a beautiful layout. I love the colours, the background and textures and that photo. Like a symphony all coming together and the climax is always your journalling. <3 I am so happy that you are finding some time to play along. Fabulous and so inspiring. I have scrapped a layout in I don't know how long.

  9. Exquisite is EXACTLY the right word. So many beautiful little details that add up to make the LO perfectly amazingly perfect. Adore that 'selfie'.....LOL....yeah. We're not of the 'me' selfie generation at all. The young ones seem to practice 'til they get it right. And they do. LOVELY seeing your scrapping again - it really brightens my day [or night, atm!!!] :):)

  10. This is so beautiful Helen!! Such a precious and adorable photo and the background work is amazing!! Love the crackle on the hearts, the little butterflies and the gorgeous flowers .. totally exquisite page!! hugs xx

  11. Stunning layout!! I love this!! The beautiful soft colors and the gorgeous background work! Have to say hitting my fav file! Well done! All the best from More Than Words! :)

  12. What a amazing creation !!! Love love it....)) Thanks for sharing with us and joining along with MTW!

  13. I am stunned by all the lovely details of your layout, starting with the wonderful photo! Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  14. This is so sweet and magical and aethereal and lovely and I so amazed! Thank you for playing with us @ More than Words!

  15. Awww...this is just the most beautiful, soft layout! The photo just makes me touching. I love your mixed media on the background and the crackles on the chipboard ♥

  16. oh Helen this is just SO beautiful - I love the softness of the mixed media background, that gorgeous effect on the chippie hearts, the golden embossed title and the little angel is the perfect finishing touch. Also, what a wonderful picture of you and your granddaughter :o)xxx Annie C

  17. This is such a soft and beautiful page Helen and that photo is just sooo precious! Loving all the mixed media touches and that chippie work is amazing! ;-) Loving the sentiment too...just fabulous!

  18. A huge congrats on the win Helen! Woohoo!

  19. I saw this and thought I had left a comment....perhaps I was speechless and didn't know what to say!!!!
    Wowzers Helen such a stunning piece of the gorgeous black and white photo with these colours...the crackle on the chipboard is simply beautiful....again you have added the perfect little accessories...the guardian angel, the little touch of micro beads, the background masking......I have drooled over this for awhile. Loved reading about your personality too. Huge Congrats on a well deserved win. xx

  20. Absolutely Stunning layout Helen!!!!!

  21. Oh this is perfection on a page and not only the layout but that photo is truly priceless, and of course your journalling. The little guardian angel is just lovely. So glad that you won. Well deserved <3