Sunday, 30 September 2012

Her faces tell such stories

I'm very lucky that my children still love having their pictures taken.  Sometimes though it can work against me because they are always on the look out for the camera and I prefer the more candid and less cheesy shots!  Miss Bella has such expressive little features and I wanted to capture that on a layout.

Each of these images are very much "her" and yet each one is so different.  They were all taken on a trip to the zoo last April when she had just turned 2.

Her teeth are being affected by her thumb sucking and we are desperately trying to tackle it but she looks so cute!

The photos are perfect IRL, please excuse the mottled light here!  I used the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket "Tea for Two" collection here (on sale at S J Crafts right now) and went for a grid formation so I could use photos of different orientations.

I went to town with punched shapes and gems and some garden twine from the pound shop.

I am really enjoying using the natural twine at the moment as it adds such great texture and interest but works well with the natural floral theme.

I took the photos outside as I often try to do but its getting a bit cold to be laying on my slate tiles path.  Can you believe it is October tomorrow?  This year has just marched right past me!

Bye for now


  1. It's a beautiful double layout, she looks very cute indeed.

    I love those pp as well, the soft floral looks great on the grid xxx

  2. Love the papers and the colours are just perfect. Is that fountain pen you have used on the journalling? I bought a mahoosive bundle of twine at ally pally. It is so long it's measured in weight rather than length!
    Take care

  3. this year has marched right past me too!! scary!

    these are lovely cute photos LJ and the patterns are all the scalloped edges and twine xx

  4. The photos are beautiful1 Mind you, the layout is too :)

  5. Such cute photos! I still love those papers and you've used them so well with the little embellishment clusters!! Fab! xx

  6. Beautifully cropped photos! I love your layering, color blocking and choice of colors.

  7. Little Miss Bella is just so adorable. Gorgeous shots, perfectly showcased. Sorry for my absence in your comments, I've been without a laptop.

  8. Your layout is gorgeous and those pictures are so lovely x

  9. Hi there! Just dropping by to say thanks so much for coming over to my blog and leaving me some comments. Confession - one of them got deleted by mistake but I did manage to read it before it was and THANKS! You are sweet. Nice to see someone new and I love this layout here with that gorgeous CC paper! Just lovely

    thanks again

  10. What a great layout! I love the soft, feminine colors you used. It's great for such a young girl. And the little details add so much, the butterflies and bows. Great job!

  11. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Lisa! Your layout is SO pretty - LOVE all those yummy layers and the photos of your adorable little one!

  12. Lovely pics and I love the layering of these pretty papers!
    Alison xx

  13. This is so beautiful! I love the grid layout and all the gems. Perfect for the adorable photos! x


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