Sunday 12 November 2017

Scrapmatts DT November 2017 - Follow and a Christmas gift box

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

First I'm sharing a layout featuring a photo of one of my Grandsons 
who is now almost seven.  The years have flown by.
To begin, I used a Scrapmatts brick stencil on the back ground - ST9024 A5 
I've used a Crate Paper collection, "Cool kid" 
The chipboard circle was painted with Tim Holtz Ozide, "Fossilized amber"
CB5140 string circles 04
The title is from CB6113 Scrap Words 32
The Gears were already painted black, CB1072 
 I flipped this sketch; it's by Laura Whitaker - thank you Laura.
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

I love this photo of you taken on your first Birthday, you look quite a lot like your big brother and not at all like your twin.  Already you have a love of anything with wheels, big trucks, matchbox cars and anything else in between.  You enjoy lining them up, bonnet to bumper and creating long lines of them.  You love your tucker and sleep pretty well at night.  I wonder what the future holds for you little boy. Love Granny, Photo 26 Jan 2012 

Next up is a Christmas easel card with a drawer, which holds a few chocolates.
I think it would make a lovely Teacher's gift at the end of the year.
The chipboard garland was painted with Twinkling H2O's
CB5164 Holly 05
The chipboard pieces were embossed in gold, they are:-
CB6111 Assorted Words 27
CB6081 Christmas Stars 02
CB1229 Chains 02

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  1. Oh love that layout Helen, so super cute and the photo too! And just love your Christmas easel card, that is definitely on my list to try one day soon x

  2. What a sweet photo of your dear grandie Helen! He is such a cutie! Love the brick stencil in the background and the bright and cheery colours are just perfect to match the photo. Love that cute little dinosaur too!! The Christmas easel card is awesome! Love the traditional colours and vintage feel. Great little gift idea. Awesome creations as always! Have a fabulous day! hugs xx

  3. What an adorable 1 yr picture & you've showcased it brilliantly, Helen! Always love your stenciling & that circle with the arrows is such a neat element! Wowzer--the vintage Christmas easel card is gorgeous & such a wonderful gift!

  4. Oh yes, time for christmascards soon... I am hoping to get back into creating again as I do miss it!! Some festive cards will be top on my list .
    Your page is such a delight and soo inspiring. Love that cute photo :-)

  5. oo I love the layout, love the primary colors you have used and adorable photo too.. and fabulous idea of a Christmas gift too.. always great to use some Scrapmatts on our creations!

  6. Such a cute page Helen...the photo so precious! ;-) Loving the easel festive and gorgeous! ;-)

  7. Such an adorable layout Helen! Darling photo! Love the vibrant colors! What a beautiful 3D project as well! So fun and festive! Love the vintage Santa and golden stars!

  8. What a lovely bright, colourful page - somehow you manage to keep it looking clean and simple, but still with loads of interesting details, love it :o)xxx

  9. OMGosh Helen the layout of your Grandson is just gorgeous! You have really made the beautiful photo shine. You have used clean lines that also have interest, I love the circle chippy and as always your journalling is a treat to read. The Christmas card is a bit clever and a fabulous Idea as a gift for a teacher.

  10. Oh I love that triangle border leading down to the sweet dinosaur, a favorite childhood icon of my eldest son. <3 The sentiment is so beautiful overlapping the photo. I've never tried my hand at an easel card, but this is so incredibly beautiful and inspiring me to do so! Hugs, Autumn

  11. An adorable photo and perfect colours and embellishments
    Your easel card is favourite Christmas colours. x