CSI #169 - Major Case File & Let's Get Arty #65:

Hi there! It's been ages since I joined with CSI. These days they have a case file
that is open all month long. This, I FINALLY managed!
I'm hoping you can 'see' the sketch:
My evidence includes STARS, STAMPS & STENCILS....just realised
that's 3 "S's"!!! The little dots behind the photos are my stenciling, with Tattered
Angels Glimmer Mist. This paper?
Sent to me by the LOVELY Jelissa Mei. It's HER range from 13@rts:)
I fussied up a material flair using Staz On ink & a star stamp! 
I've also got wooden stars and brad metal stars in there too:)
All my colours are there. The deep purple/brown is in the alphas & 
some splashes of Glimmer Mist, too:
Since Lucas was still 2 in these photos, I've added some bg stamps with that number.
And also my FAVE Kaisercraft criss-cross stamp [thanks Lizzy C!].
The enamel dots are from Sawyer's Place. Perfect colour!
And my testimony is the 3 journaling tags I actually used for the title.
Had too much journaling to pop a title down lower!!!
The little hearts at the bottom of the tags? A handcrafted stamp from Sanna.
My fave!!!
 Here's the journaling if you're into that sort of thing:
I also managed to join in with
The challenge was to use BOOKS - or anything to do with books.
I got out some old music books and & an old novel.
Then went to town with ripping stuff up.
I might put a tutorial up next month, as it was FUN.
Anyways the end result was this:
See, I was getting behind with my Chrissy card tally *winks*!!!
Here's a few of closer looks:

Thanks for looking!
Lizzy ♥♥♥


  1. Lovely, Lovely Lovely!!!! Lucas is just sooo cute and yorur LO is just awesome!!! But that you already know ;) You have solved the CASE perfect in my eyes :) And cristmas cards already... you are efficiant (spelling...) But 2nd thought you guys have your winter now, more inspiration for christmas now maybee?! They look beautiful !!! Now I hope you still are asleep... just 5am your time I think... My time is 9pm.
    Have a nice Monday!!! Hugs Anna :)

  2. Your layout is gorgeous! I can see the sketch perfectly! The Christmas cards are beautiful! Would love to have a tutorial. :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Lizzy, love the fun LO. The xmas cards are lovely. Great colours. Hugz

  4. Oh wow wow wow!! Love your LO... and the pics - what an expressive face!!! Great design and fabby pops of orange on the blue. Gee I WISH I was a great journaler like you! Its brilliant! AND how wonderful are your cards.... Xmas no doubt will get a good start in the card department with its little glitter stars and trees!! Love the colour, love the use of book paper and music paper, sequins and gold.....just love it all! Thanks heaps for playing along with Lets Get Arty!!!

  5. Such a cute little page of Lucas and such a special little time, baking with him! Too precious! I can see the the sketch in it and love your take on it! The little tags are such a neat idea! ;-) Gorgeous Christmas tags...too pretty! ;-)

  6. It's wonderful to read about another wee boyo learning to bake with his Ma. Ours love it too and a fab skill to aquire before learning from the olds becomes uncool. Love the Doctored flair and the so cute photos. Our 3 year old was here today when your headed popped up with the crackled stars and the glittery yellow alphas. "Oh Granny", she said, "this looks stunning, can we do some crafting?" Your youngest follower perhaps? :D

  7. Oh your grand boy is so cute! He looks quite coy in these photos! He sure is growing, and great take on the sketch too! And love all those cards! Ok you win!!! I am sure your tally of chrissy out numbers mine by a mile!Hehe! I hope your week is off to a good start!

  8. Looooove it. Beautiful use of the sketch and colours and criteria. I haven't played along for ages either. Fabulous journaling. I expect to see you with a "gold guernsey" for this one.
    And nooooooooo, not Christmas..... too early.......lol. Love your cards.

  9. Awesome, awesome, awesome and last one - yep, awesome! Love them all!

  10. Awesome, awesome, awesome and last one - yep, awesome! Love them all!

  11. Great that you're back with CSI. I'm going to try and make it too this month.
    Great lay-out and such a sweet journaling story. I love the back ground and the little orange hearts on the tags.

  12. Wow wow wow!!!!!! These are all gorgeous! LOVING the precious photos and the journaling on your LO and those cards are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. so stunning and adorable projects Lizzy! soooo cute photo of Lucas )))

  14. Gosh Lucas has grown up so fast ! I bet he has the best time at your place. Love the series of photo's , stamping and all the journalling & MORE Christmas cards, your killing me Lizzy . They look like fun though and love the trees and sequins. Have a fab day at Sunny Woy Woy, I will just freeze my butt off at Chilly Orange :)

  15. WOW, Lizzy! I absolutely love your layout! The journaling is what I love most about it! Your design is perfect for the challenge, too. You rocked it, my friend! And those Christmas cards are absolutely stunning! You're just showing off because you know that most of us have not even started making ours yet!!! Like ME!!!! Hugs!

  16. Awww..... I love the layout! Love the little details and those cute photos! And those cards are sooooo pretty!Love the colours!

  17. Fabulous cards Lizzy...love your use of book and music pages to create them.. Loving the colouring too... Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Get Arty...oh and I adore your cute LO too :)

  18. Gosh: they asked for a quite a few different elements and you have risen to the challenge. It's a beautiful, compelling page all the more so because the journaling pulls us in with the promise of a story

  19. What a big boy lucas is becoming! He is such a little cutie isn't he? Love your page - that BG is perfect for the cheeky photos1 Fab cards too - but dont get me started on people who are so organised that they have started on Xmas cards already!!!!

  20. What a big boy lucas is becoming! He is such a little cutie isn't he? Love your page - that BG is perfect for the cheeky photos1 Fab cards too - but dont get me started on people who are so organised that they have started on Xmas cards already!!!!

  21. Your little Lucas seem a sweet boy and very similar to my Lukas. Do you know that their names mean "bringer of light" and our boy is such a ray of sunshine in our lives. Love your page and the journaling is just awesome.

  22. Fabulous take on the CSI challenge and sketch.... adorable photos and fabulous journaling of your baking time together.
    Christmas cards eeekkkkkkkkkkk, good on you, they look fantastic. TFS! x

  23. Such a gorgeous set of cards you have created and I love your layout too. Thanks for joining in with us at Let's Get Arty.

  24. Fantastic works:) Thanks so much for playing along with Let's Get Arty!


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