Thursday 12 October 2017

October Creating for Scrapmatts DT - Precious Time layout and a Masculine Card

Hello and welcome back to to my blog
I have two projects today designed for Scrapmatts.

First I'm sharing a layout about our newest Grand Baby and her Pa. 
I used a sketch from Laura Whitaker, it's from August 2016 
Scrapmatts sponsors her site regularly. 
So happy to use the strip of flower paper at the back, It was one of the first ones I bought,  so is almost an antique!   It's by Scenic Route Paper Co. Charlotte, "Strip combo.
The pink circle was cut from Echo Park, "Princess Journalling".
The stencilling is hard to see, but it looks lovely IRL.  ST5030

The flower and leaf cluster is from Scrapmatts CB5166 Leaf Spray 15.
After using white gesso, I inked  and stamped it with water colours.  
The Family title is from Scrapmatts words.
The quote square is from Scrapberry, Elegantly simple collection.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
We were staying with you for a week and loved the chance to get to know you better. It's hard when you live so far away, but we make every day count when we are with you. It was fun watching you learn to feed yourself, trying to crawl and interacting with the dog. You were always content in your Grandfather's arms and despite not sleeping well, you are a happy and friendly baby.   Love Granny 21st July 2017

Next up is a masculine card - it could be for a Birthday, Graduation or Father's day.
I used some older Graphic 45 paper for the background
before adding Oxide ink through a stencil on Kraft. ST 9005-A6
The mottled colour on the tag was created with Oxides too.
The Penny Farthing CB 1012 was inked and embossed in black.
The sentiment is from CB1239 Scrap Words 25 

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  1. Such a precious page for your grandbaby, Helen! Love the pink, stitched circle & pretty flowering branches! Your card is a masterpiece! The look of the tag is amazing & I just love the old fashioned bicycle!

  2. Such a sweet and soft page! Love the gorgeous card too! Just beautiful! ;-)

  3. Wonderful projects Helen! Such darling and precious photos! Love the beautiful card too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Such a gorgeous page Helen, just love it and awesome make card!

  5. A really gorgeous page Helen!! How lovely to be able to spend a whole week with your new grand baby. So sad that they live so far away but it does make the time together so much more precious! Love the stitched circle behind the photos and the splashes and stenciling looks wonderful on the background. Fabulous card too! Love the tag and the cute penny farthing bike. hugs xx

  6. Another soft , delicate, pretty page, the colours make me think cotton, candy. The sentiment on your page is perfect and love the masculine card

  7. Very sweet delicate pretty page Helen, perfect! I love the card as well,especially as I could easily copy it! :o) xxx

  8. I cant even begin to imagine how hard it must be to be so far away from your grandies. I would not like it at all I don't think. I am sure that you will form a strong bond with her none the less. Making every moment you spend with her count

  9. Indeed it is precious. A beautiful page, love the design, the chippie elements, the colours and precious photos. Another wonderful memory scrapped.
    And that card is WOW, just perfect. xx

  10. It seems you have been just as busy as I! Your layouts are all so well thought out with impeccable placement and design. I just love this masculine card! Your embossed bike is amazing! Love that die. I hope to be less of a stranger in the coming weeks. Thankfully I have paired down many of my duties and will have a little more reprieve. I look forward to more frequent visits. Big hugs, Autumn