Sunday, 2 July 2017

Stuck?! Sketches! DT 1st July - Today is a happy day

Welcome back to my blog today where I'm sharing a DT page for
Brrrr! it's Winter here in Australia and getting crisp at night, but the days are glorious with pots of pansies smiling in the sunshine on the back verandah.
I hope you will feel inspired to join in and be eligible for one of the lovely prizes.
Still stash busting in my craft room, I chose some ancient WeRMemory Keepers green paper for the border.  By gutting the middle, I had enough to make the title too.
 The background paper, is from Jillibean Soup, Chit Chit Chowder.
The Charms embellishments are delightful to work with.  I chose an X and an O - they just happen to be the initials of these two kidlets, but they work equally well as a kiss and a hug, 
which luckily they still allow from Grandparents.
The flairs are from A piece of cake design.  The puffy stars are from Freckled Fawn 
and the enamel dots are from Teresa Collins.

The journalling is on the back and it reads:-

When you came for a sleepover in the holidays, I had a few inside things planned in case it rained all day, which it did.  So we made corner book marks, quite a few in fact, because you all wanted what the others had made.  We had dogs, cats, koalas and lions, all jostling for position on the craft table.  You enjoy using the scissors, the glue and the punches to make the googly eyes.  Some of you are organised and put your completed projects on the traymobile near the front door and others get distracted by the next project and then there is a great kerfuffle at home time when your things are missing in action.
Love Granny, 27th April 2017

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  1. Such a fabulous page Helen, love the design and that great chippy title!

  2. Hi Helen--What a fun time that must have been with your grandsons! Always love your pages--such wonderful elements & papers--perfect way to showcase those cute photos!

  3. I always enjoy reading about the layout, and this one made me smile again!! Love the simplicity of the layout, the embellies and of course the photos which look wonderful of your precious grandies!

  4. Had to have a giggle at your journaling Helen! Took me back to when my boys were little!! Gorgeous page! Love the simplicity of design so the photos of your cheeky grandies can take center stage!! Absolutely wonderful!! hugs xx

  5. Fabulous page Hellen, love your take on the sketch! Stash busting is what I'm trying to do too. Great photos of your grandkids :)......I like the idea of journalling on the back.

  6. Your Grandboys must love going to your place Helen, I wanna come to your place lol.
    Love the title and gorgeous photos of your Grandchildren. The embellishments look great , I like the arrows directing your eyes to the photos. As always your journalling is wonderful.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Mary x

  7. This is so super pretty Helen, love the colours, the title and all your sweet accents!

  8. Fab page Helen, love the composition and perfect embellies and how marvellous that their initials are X and O!! Stash busting is definitely the mission in my craft room at the moment too :o) xxx

  9. Oh my I had a good laugh reading your journalling. These two are growing so fast. I haven't let my two loose in my studio yet but I do have some crafty stuff for them to play with :D I am not up for glue and glitter all over my house yet. Awful I know. Good for you on the stash busting and I love that Jillibean paper it is so fun.

  10. Perfect papers, fabulous photos and loved the journaling....Lucky grandies...great that they share you passion for crafting. Feels good to be stash busting, I am dong the same. x

  11. So fresh and fun! These 2 little chaps are so very cute! ;-) Love the big title and the paper clip background! ;-)