Saturday 1 April 2017

Stuck?! Sketches DT Post - 1st April - Bloom

Welome back to my blog today where I'm sharing a DT page for
I loved this sketch and had the perfect photo for the heart theme.
The rich fuschia coloured paper is an older one from Basic Grey and I teamed with a small floral from Crate Paper.  I love the cut file by Just Nick.
The colours behind the roses were cut from paint chips.
The crystals are by Prima and the Pearls by Kaisercraft.
The strip of lace is from my Mother's stash.
A little peak of washi tape tucked in there too.
A couple of flowers from my stash, The pink and yellow one is by Prima. 

The journalling is on the back of the page.

This photo of your beautiful Mummy was taken at your Baby Shower, about eight weeks before you were born.  Your home looked lovely, decorated with flowers and streamers. Lots of friends and relatives gathered for a party to celebrate; they brought gifts and shared in the excitement of your coming birth.  Your Auntie, who planned the party, asked us all to bring our favourite little Golden Book, to start your library.  I hope you will delight in reading as much as your cousins do.  After a pregnancy which was challenging at times, the end was near and the day of your birth just over the horizon.  It was such a joy to see your Mummy's glowing face, her expanding tummy and be part of the celebration.  
Love Granny, November 2016

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  1. Beautiful page, love your sweet embellishing and the use of that cut file!

  2. Oh my this is so beautiful Helen. I love the bright fuschia background and that cut file is stunning and perfect for framing the gorgeous photo. What a wonderful keepsake for the new babe .. love this!!!

  3. Gorgeous layout Helen! Love your take on the sketch! Beautiful photo surrounded by such a fancy heart! Love the elegant lace!

  4. This is so beautiful.. the heart cut file is so lovely, and photo is oh so pretty, and I love your touches around the page.. the journalling is always a special part of your pages.. A great take on the fabulous sketch too.. I have a few paint chips cough cough.. how about a bag of paint chips to use on future layouts too!!! I hope your weekend has been great!

  5. Gosh, you are SUCH an inspiring scrapper! LOOOOOOVE that popalicious pink! And the heart...such a fabbo contrast. Funny girl, using paint chips on this one too.... now HOW many did you errr ..... lift??!!!!!

  6. Oh what a lovely picture & as always, wonderful journalling, Helen! I love that sketch which you used to perfection! The 2 papers are perfect together, as is the use of that special lace & pretty Washi!

  7. Wow such a delightful page, love all the journalling and story, Beautiful work XX

  8. Super, pretty page! Love the clean design! ;-)

  9. Beautiful page Helen, I love the idea of tearing off that strip to show the print pp, great way to mix old and new papers, also brilliant tip to use paint chips that way. Also such lovely journaling :o)xxx

  10. Sure is the perfect photo Helen and what a wonderful memory to document. I LOVE your journalling as always and what a wonderful idea to bring a golden book (must remember that one ) I love the little touch of lace from your Mums stash, the perfect addition. The white heart contrast really houses your beautiful photo just right.
    Wishing you a wonderful Easter Helen
    Mary x

  11. Wow...your take on this sketch is stunning. I love the scattering of embellishments and I adore your journaling.

  12. I love that you wrote this to you GD... Lovely pic and I hope that she will enjoy books as much as you do. Mummy looks gorgeous too <3 Beautiful take on the sketch and I love that cut file. <3

  13. Oh my gosh! What a great way to record a shower and the "mother's glow" that is so obvious without arrows pointing to the tummy. ;0 It is truly in the joy on the face and light in the eye that we see the real glow and this shows that so well. A true delight! Thank you! Hugs, Autumn

  14. A fabulous the heart cut file framing that beautiful photo.....the title is perfect and the journaling a real keepsake memory. Wonderful work Helen. xx