Sunday, April 18, 2010

You Are So Beautiful To Me


Long time no post! LOL! I hope everyone had a lovely Easter however you spent it. And I hope that everyone is enjoying school holidays! We have enjoyed the break, I can't believe it's basically over. Tomorrow is the last day at home then the kids are back to school. And we'll all be counting down till the next holiday's! I love having the kids home, and always miss them when they are gone!

Over the Scrapsidaisy we have been taking part in the the April challenge. I loved the challenge so much that I did two pages! This is the first page I did ... Immi at Mum and Jeff's wedding last year. Her job was to give the rings over during the ceremony, she took the role very seriously! Tay did a beautiful reading of a poem and Nick had the very important job of walking Nanny down the aisle and giving her away!

Anyway, I got a little sidetracked! As I said, this is a layout of Immi. She loved her long pretty dress and I really wanted to do a page showing the detail of the back of it. When I saw the Dusty Attic Bodice I KNEW I wanted to use it with these photo's. The Dusty Attic Candelabra went perfectly as well. For the flowers I knew I couldn't go any further than the exquisit Jules Gems! Of course for any of the yummy Dusty Attic of Jules Gems products head over to so you don't miss out! I am in total love with both these yummy products!

I used a little Tattered Angels journal card behind the photos, and added ribbon and pearls to the bodice. I gave it a heavy spray of Old Lace Glimmer Mist, oh I love this colour! The 'Beautiful' rub-on is a Crate run-on I got from Scrapsidaisy quiet a while ago and had hiding in my stash!
And don't you just love the TPC Studio Ancestral range .... YUMMY!!!!!!!!
The second page I did for the challenge is following this post ... so I will let you head to that now!!!!!!!
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I Hope You Dance

This is the 2nd page I did for the April Challenge over at Scrapsidaisy! The title is a song by Lee Ann Womack and has what I think is a beautiful message for your children, and what you would hope and wish and dream for them for their future.

I have used a piece of TPC Studio Ancestral PP (I was lucky enough to get my hands on 2 sheets of the TPC pp when it came into Scrapsidaisy a few weeks ago!). I knew I wanted to do something 'vintage' but wasn't sure what until this challenge came up and I knew I wanted to use these papers. I have also used a Dusty Attic piece in the top left corner, the chandelier. These products are SOOO yummy, I just love everything about them. You can get your hands on some of the yumminess that is Dusty Attic over at Scrapsidaisy ( (Forgive me I still haven't worked out how to attach a link as yet!)

I didn't have the 'perfect' flower for this corner, and I KNEW there was one of the exquisit 'Jules Gems' that would be perfect at Scrapsidaisy BUT I was too impatient to wait till Monday so I made my own flowers and am really happy with how they turned out! I love the little clock that I shrinky dinked when I was experimenting weeks ago with Shrinky Dink! It is a Kaiser stamp from their Duchess collection! There is also a little Jules Gems flower hiding in there as well!
On the Chandelier I have used Old Lace Glimmer Mist. I inked the flames of the candles with gold ink, painted some gold dust on them and then put a coat of Dimensional Magic on them for a bit of shine. The lace was orginally white so I stained it with tea to get a vintage colour for it.

Thanks so much for looking.

Enjoy what is left of your weekend,

Hel xo

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Friday, October 16, 2009

A quick page .......

Good Morning Everyone!

Just wanted to quickly put up a page of Tay that I did on the weekend, while I have 2 seconds to spare!

This photo was taken at my step-brother's wedding in QLD in April and I just love it! I have used more of the June Bug range which I just LOVE. I really thought I would have liked the Lemonade range more but I was so drawn to June Bug which surprised me to be honest! I couldn't go past the bright, happy, rich colours! I have just bought the Eskimo Kisses collection as well so can't wait to get into that! All from Scrapsidaisy of course!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday's - I can't believe they go back to school on Monday - I need more time with them! I love having them home and hate it when they have to go back ... I can't wait for the Chrissy Holiday's which are only 8 1/2 weeks away!!!! ARGH!!!! Not really organized for that just yet!!!!!!!

Hope to pop on again soon with more layouts, thanks to anyone still dropping in here!

Love Hel xo

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Still learning ...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that the below 2 posts are supposed to be around the other way!!! LOL still learning how to work out this blog stuff!!!!!

H xo

But wait ... there's more!!!!!!

Still not sure how to get more than 4 pictures to post at a time so here is another creation ... I made this for my new niece ... inspired by a Christmas creation Jules made at the shop! Iv'e just converted it to a baby plaque instead! I bought the frame from Scrapsidaisy, along with the gorgeous stamps I have used as well.

I hope everyone is well, I will try take photo's very soon of my other things from the weekend!

Cheers, Helen xo
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Card Crazy!

Hi there!

I'm so excited! I spent the weekend scrapping! Haven't had a HUGE scrap for AGES and I LOVED it!!! I haven't taken photo's of everything I did just yet but here are a few things I've made ......

The card below is actually Mum and Jeff's Wedding Invitation that I made for their wedding in August ... just hadn't got around to taking a photo just yet! The colours are much better in real life too, shimmer cream card stock with white lace ... and white rose printed vellum inside with all the wedding details!

My Step-Sister had a baby girl last Monday so the next 2 cards are for them ... one for our niece Jazmyn for becoming a big sister, and the other for the baby!

Each year the kids send my Nan, their Great Grandmother, a thank you card for their Birthday presents ... this is this years TY card!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MIss Immi turns 7!

It is so scary to think how fast our babies grow up, but they seem to do that right before our eyes.

Our 'baby' of the family, Imogen, turned 7 yesterday and it only feels like yesterday that she was a tiny baby. I miss having her at home and knowing that she will grow up before we know it, yet at the same time I love watching her grow and learn more and more.

We had a 'friends' party on Sunday afternoon at the local PCYC. Immi LOVES the Kindy Gym parties they do - this is the 3rd year running she has had her party there and I'm thinking I might just book her in for next year now!

They do a terrific job with all the kids teaching them the basics of gymnastics and having a go on a lot of the equipment. The kids love it and get a lot out of it - keeps them going for 2 hours!

I asked Immi what cake she would like and she decided on a Dolly Cake! Without wanting to spend the almost $40 on a Dally Varden cake tin, I ended up making a Dolly Ice Cream cake using a mixing bowl from home! Immi was impressed and happy with the end result! She fancies herself a little bit of a princess!

The gorgeous candles I got from Scrapsidaisy! Just love them and haven't seen anything like them around anywhere else.

On the scrapping front I have been doing some bits and pieces but haven't organized myself to take photo's yet! I will try get onto that in the next few days!

I don't know that many people would still be around looking at my blog (I'm very slack I know!) but if anyone does, thanks for dropping in!

Love Hel xo
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