Sunday 15 October 2017

Stuck?! Sketches! DT post 15 October 2017 - Love

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Stuck?! Sketches DT post - 15th October 2017 - Love

Welome back to my blog today where I'm sharing a DT page for 
Stuck?! Sketches!
This sketch was a joy to work with and my page came together easily. 
That doesn't always happen - sometimes I search for hours for just the right paper 
which I know I have tucked away in a safe place!

The papers are from Blue Fern, Seaside Cottage.   "Regalia" is the background
and I fussy cut the topper and the tag from Blush, "Devoted."
The enamel heart is by Pink Paislee - Oh my heart charms.
The enamel dots are from Doodlebug shape sprinkles, Bubbles.  
The chipboard title, is from Scrapmatts, CB6115 Assorted Words 28
covered it with Tattered Angels chalboard mist, Mint chocolate chip, 
before wet embossing with Ranger Bridal Tinsel.
The background texture was applied through a Scrapmatts stencil. ST9012 A4
The charms fabric heart was just the right colour for my page - it's from Charms Creations
I love the texture and the butterfly button.
I sprinkled some sequins around randomly - they are Springtime mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
This photo was taken in the Winter when we spent a week at your home. You had grown so much since Mother's day when we last saw you. You had started eating big people's food like pumpkin and avocado through a little net bag with a handle. I'd never seen such an thing, but you knew how to hold the handle and direct the food into your mouth.  You were a happy little Bubba, delighted to play with your dog, listen to stories, have big snuggles and smile all day long.  That is until it was time for sleeping!  Then the battles began.  You were quite happy to be held to go to sleep, but there was something deeply suspicious in your cot and you were not keen on going in there at all.  Your parents were so sleep deprived, that they allowed me to mind you for a few hours during the night. Daddy arrived in the wee small hours with you, your wrap, your dummy, your milk and your dance moves.  What fun we had, with you struggling to get out of the wrap, jumping up and down like a tap dancer and spitting out your dummy.   You were not crying, just not in the mood for sleeping.  So we snuggled up and observed each other at close range, until eventually Mr Sandman coaxed your eyes shut and you slept!  I enjoyed helping out and it brought back memories of your Daddy doing similar things when he was a Baby.
Love Granny - 24th July 2017

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  1. What a sweet story you've told in the journaling, Helen! Such a gorgeous, gorgeous page--love every single element, but my favorite is the heart charm!

  2. This is so wonderful Helen!! Created with so much love and truly beautiful!! I love the sweet colour palette and the pretty stenciling and sequins .. so lovely!! Your journaling is so heartwarming .. your darling grandbaby will love reading this in years to come. hugs xx

  3. This is such a pretty page, I love the floral elements and the journalling brought back memories of my first born who must have had colic but I did not realize it in those days and used to spend my night hours walking the floor or dozing on the lounge with an upset baby... thankfully we all survivied those sleep deprived months!

  4. Really beautiful page Hellen, love the pretty colours and the background texture sprinkled with sequins.

  5. What a beautiful page, love the layers and lovely embellishments you have used!

  6. Such a pretty layout Helen! Love the pastel color palette and all the texture! Beautiful!

  7. Oh Wow Helen this is so beautiful and delicate . I love the paper you have used and the colour on the love chippy and bonnet match perfectly and they pop on the delicate background paper. Love the heart embellishment , your journalling is always a treat to read.

  8. What a pretty page Helen, full of yummy textures and sweet details and your journaling really made me smile :o) xxx

  9. Love this layout and the beautiful colours. What a treat for you and the nice thing is you don't have to do it every day :D They are such special little people and it always amazes me how early their real personalities shine through. Lovely!
    I saw a ? on Annies blog regarding deli paper. We struggle to find it hear but I managed to get some. It is an opaque paper like parchment but it is smooth... well mine is and it is gorgeous for gelli plate. While baking paper has a shiny side and a smooth side both sides of deli paper are smooth and it takes paint like a dream. I got mine from my SIL who is a baker.

  10. Oh Hellen your page is so the design and pretty soft colouring. The background texture sprinkled with sequins looks fabulous!

  11. Super soft and special! A gorgeous page and love the colouring! ;-)

  12. What an absolutely delightful story, I'm so glad you shared it. Such a pretty page.

  13. A page created with so much love. Another great sketch. I love the soft colours, the perfect embellies and the wonderful storytelling. Reminded me of my little girl, she was so happy to be held but there was something in her cot also. A beautiful,,beautiful page Helen. x

  14. What gorgeous, gorgeous details! And that layered heart - oh my! Precious words, my friend. Hugs, Autumn