Wednesday 14 November 2012


This week I have on my desk for your perusal a layout I started at a crop on Saturday which I finish yesterday.  I have a card that was inspired by the paper roses I made for the layout, two samples for the template I have just put in my internet shop and all the halloween bits and bobs waiting for a box to magically appear and tidy them away!!  Will it arrive before Christmas I wonder!

Here is a close up of the layout.  I bought some fab papers from Jacqui at Crafty Island.  I loved the bright colours and they went perfectly with the Fun Fair photos - my little boy with the big Candy Floss is now almost 14 so it has taken me a while to scrap these!!!!  Just waiting for the perfect papers.

For a while now I have wanted to make you a video to show you how much I have learnt from the first one I took with my phone so I made a card with the same Cratepaper 'On Trend' papers that I used on the Layout and thought I would feature how to make paper roses in the tutorial.  So here is a close up of the card for those of you in a hurry.....

.......and if you have 10 minutes to spare here is the video tutorial.  Hope you like it.  These roses are so easy to make and look so effective.

I hope you are all having a fab week and thank you kindly for popping by.  Your words of encouragement always make me smile ;-)  I am off to desk hop starting at Julia's so follow me if you love to rummage on wonderful craft desks around the globe - don't knock it until you have tried it!!!!


  1. Brilliant video and lovely design

  2. great video! Love the paper roses card! Your desk looks really busy this week! Great layout! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #63

  3. Watched the tutorial on your card, you did it so well. So many great little tips and love the look of the paper roses.
    Have not seen them folded around the edge like that so lovely. TFS.. Sandy :) #50

  4. what a super long crafting desk.
    Really like your daisy desk tidy, very pretty.
    Wonderful scrapbooking spread and card.
    Will watch your video shortly, little one is after a snack.

  5. I've really enjpoyed my visit to your desk today. Thank you. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@85)

  6. A great tutorial Helen. I shall enjoy having a go at the roses.
    I like your scrapbook layouts too. I get a bit fed up with pages that have one portrait photo and so many flowers, swirls etc that there is no way it could really be kept in an album, and that seems to be the trend these days. I like a scrapbook page to tell a story with several photos, clear enough to be seen properly and just enough journaling to keep the memory alive, and for the viewer to understand what is going on.
    Kate x #78

  7. Layouts and cards all looking great - such pretty papers all around! Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  8. Super video, love the roses, and how colourful your desk looks today.
    Thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #8

  9. lovely 'autumnal' looking pile at the end of your desk is it ribbon? your layout looks great like the papers you have used

  10. Will comeback later and watch the video, looks good.
    FAMFA (19)

  11. Great stuff!! I watched your video and it was awesome!! I usually just roll the flowers, but bending the outside is a great idea! I will be trying this for sure. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. The colours of that floral card remind me of canal barge art - bright and beautiful. In fact your whole desk is bright and breezy today, love it!
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

  13. Great video, have never thought about bending the outside edge of the rolled flowers, must give that a try.
    Thanks also for your visit to me earlier.
    Elaine #17

  14. Great video and loved the card and layouts.

  15. I love all these projects, Helen! So loving all the bright coloured papers, and your videos are just great. I've subscribed to your Youtube channel and look forward to lots more - they are very well presented, nice and clear, fun and interesting projects with lots of helpful tips along the way. Just what is required.

    Thanks also for the gorgeous template which I have just purchased from your Etsy store, which I also hope goes really well for you. That will be a really fun project to try.


  16. PS Meant to say: thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! My hubby is feeling lots better today, thank you. So glad you like my zentangles, and I so agree with you - there are no such things as mistakes - just opportunities for more creativity! Great stuff.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #20

  17. Such a colourful desk! I am off to see the video! Sandi 29

  18. Will be back for the video later but in the meantime that is a great looking desk with a great looking LO on it. Something I don't do but am always inspired to do when I see one like yours.
    Thanks for visiting me and Hugs, Neet15 xx (who is playing catch up after internet went on a silly yesterday)
    ps the cover won't get touched - I even did some cleaning yesterday rather than pull it out again.

  19. I adore the layout! Totally understand about waiting until the right papers come along! It wouldn't be the same to just settle for any old thing -It has to be right! And I love the cards! I will be watching the tutorial ;o) x Laura #116

  20. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing the video. And thank you for the birthday wishes! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

  21. Anonymous15:55

    I would never be brave enough to use a paper like that either for a card or for a layout but they look really great. Maybe I will have to be braver. Thanks for showing.
    Tricia #95

  22. lovely bright and cheerful post
    thanks for sharing, the roses look great
    janet #26

  23. thanks for stopping by my blog;) I love the patterns on the scrapbook page and your roses turned out beautifully! Happy late WOYWW! Lindsay #28

  24. Great tip on the flower edge and thank you for making the video, Helen. Your space and blog are so cheery and bright and pleasant to visit!!

    Have a great couple of weeks as I won't be on next week with our Thanksgiving keeping me in the kitchen! Darnell #41

  25. Hullo there, ah loving the rose card and the demo on you video great work, Helen! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #10


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