Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!

Howdy :)

So over at Frilly and Funkie this time it is my turn to host the challenge and YIKES - never done this before. So when choosing the theme, because I was on a (natural (just in case)) high, this was what I came up with:

Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!

Yeah... I'd just been asked to stay on full time as a DT when I chose this theme (back in Feb :) ) so I was immensely happy and it kind of transferred into the theme lol. 

It's probably no surprise to most of you that my son makes me incredibly happy, and so does being arty. When combining the two, it's just so lovely!! I get to rummage through all the baby photos, again :) reminisce and have that good old wander down memory lane. Then putting it into a scrapbook page is just so much fun! 

The pic is of my son at about 6 months old, and he had such a vintage, old soul look about him. His hair would naturally part (people thought I did that intentionally to him!!) so he looked like this little (hmm, no - big) 1920s baby. I love this pic and we have a big version of it still up in his bedroom, probably soon to be replaced by Paw Patrol or Peppa Pig!!
I did a lot of stitching around the page to start with and I just love these Maja Design papers too. I lightly stamped, inked and stencilled once the stitching was finished. From here I just built up those layers

These little hearts are just the cutest and I don't know why I waited so long to get them, they are just the perfect little accent! So many sentiment choices too. The wood chip is from Kaiserkraft, which has been gesso'd and inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and embossed with Lindy's Embossing Powder. 

So these flowers are just amazing, I love how they take inks and paints. I used Weathered Wood and Picket Fence Distress Stains, and that texture of the lace just sings through.

Ahh Chit Chat stickers... Okay who else spends forever looking at them dreaming up beautiful moving sentences? I'm always peering through and doing this :) I chose these words because my sons name means 'laughter' and he certainly lives up to that meaning. He is a very happy child and is always making me smile with his gorgeous laugh, and he makes our world a beautiful place to be (aww - I've gone smooshy) :)

On that happy note I will leave you here, please check out my other talented teamies at Frilly and Funkie.

Georgie xx


  1. Congratulations Georgie!....though not at all surprised. Beautiful details on this simply scrummy paper. The lace, doily and stitching is a perfect frame and do love the flower. Great theme as well. Have a happy day! Ruth x

  2. Stunning Georgie,your little boy looks a complete little sweetie too :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. Great theme, Georgie! Your layout is just stunning and your son is soooo cute! What a sweet baby! Oh, the quote is fantastic! Love all the beautiful details there and that gorgeous blue colour! Your flower is to die for! Bravo, my friend!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

  4. Such a wonderful way to capture the memories of your little vintage man. The stitching works so well to centre the design and I love the repeated hearts and touches of lace. More work which makes us all happy just seeing it! Jenny x

  5. What a fantastic scrapbook page, Georgie. Your son's baby pic is adorable and I love all the blue and the hearts. Beautiful layers, hearts and stitching. Seriously sensational piece of work! Loved the challenge theme - it totally made me happy!


  6. What a cutie! And a beautiful page to make him the focal point. Love it.

  7. What a cutie! And a beautiful page to make him the focal point. Love it.

  8. Out of this world gorgeous!!! It is ok to go all smooshy :) I appreciate your love for your son, cause I know exactly what you are talking about. My son is my world and even though he will turn 20 this July I still think of him as my baby.
    Back to your is so heartwarming and breathtaking!!! Gorgeous soft colors and beautiful embellishments make me go awwwwwww and ahhhhhhhhh!! Your sense of elegance and taste is superb my dear!!! Your work is so inspirational!!! Thank you!

  9. Oh wow Georgie, just delicious!! I love smooshy side of Georgie! This is such a wonderful layout and what a gorgeous little focal image, it's cheek pinching time! I think it's great that your son is what makes you happy!! hugs :)

  10. What a wonderful theme and you can tell that your son is what makes you happy Gee! This LO is full of love and laughter. The chit chat stickers are the perfect words to describe your loving relationship with your amazing son. Your stitching is amazeballs and the MD papers are gorgeous! Stunning make dearie! Hugz to you muffin!

  11. Wow - this layout is just STUNNING. The love for your son is reflected in all of the little details. Really beautiful.

  12. BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS, ADORABLE and yes... SMOOSHY is great too. You can definitely tell there is a lot of heartfelt love in this fabulous project Georgie. Just a wonderful HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY inspiration. j

  13. Smooshy? Of course - quite right too! This is the most gorgeous lo, the colours, the textures and your handsome little one - fabulous! Chris x

  14. This is absolutely beautiful, Georgie - such subtle delicate colour tones, and such wonderful textural detailing - magnificent work. Makes me happy just looking at it!
    Alison xx

  15. Beautiful Georgie ! Love the delicate colour paletter and the design is just gorgeous ! Sue C x

  16. Hi Georgie! You made one wonderful layout here, my friend! the chit Chat words you chose are just perfect for this, and MY, what a sweet baby boy! Your stitching is amazing and this composition is just perfect! Can you come do my kids baby books???? Give your son an extra hug tonight from me! Hugs to you, Georgie! So sorry I've been out of the loop! Life happens!

  17. A beautiful layout and wonderful pic. Thanks for the nice comment. Vee xx