Sunday, 28 April 2013

Live & Learn


It was another fun and quirky Case File over at CSI this week. Here it is (click on the image to enlarge)


CSI stands for "Color, Stories, Inspiration". Each week, the brilliant Debbi Tehrani finds a new "Scene" for us to investigate. This is an image from which Debbi draws inspiration for the colours, design elements and journaling. In order to solve the case, you need to use


  • All the colours in the Scheme
  • At least two items of Evidence
  • At least one piece of Testimony


To help you do this, there is a new set of CSI Coordinates for each case, designed by the talented Michele Singh especially for CSI members. These are printable elements, journaling spots and pp which you can download to your PC to play with however you like - I generally just print them off onto white card as they are and cut them out, but I know there are clever things you can do with them if you've a mind to ...

Anyway, here's how I solved Case File No 68


This was the perfect opportunity to tell a funny story I've been saving since 1985 ...

  • The Scheme: I used all the colours
  • The Evidence: circles; polka dots; owls; flowers; paint; triangles; penwork; scallops; clouds.
  • The Testimony: this is hidden away inside the envelope with the peg and this is how the story goes;


""TOM: Why are you keeping the milk bottle tops to take to Nursery Rich?
RICH: They're for the blind people silly Tom
TOM: But why do the blind people want bottle tops?
RICH: Well, they put them on their eyes so they can see again Tom
TOM: ooooh!
MUM: Psssst! Rich ... eerrrmmm ... actually they will use them to buy special dogs to help the blind people get around.
RICH: Hmmmmm....
The following week -
TOM: We've got lots of bottle tops for the blind people's eyes haven't we?
RICH: Don't be silly Tom, they will use the bottle tops to buy special dogs for the blind people to ride around on!
Tom: Hmmmmm .... "

Hehehe - how cute is that?! :o) xxx

Here are some close ups and details of materials
Die cut fence painted to match colours
Cute owl from Coordinates.
The envelope was tarted up with a scallop punch
 Little peg from a Quirky Kit
Lily Bee Designs Memorandum "Office Blue" and
Harvest Market "Black Licorice"
Crate Paper Paper Heart "Friendship"
Apple patterned coffee filter from Fancy Pants
Clouds drawn with Versamark pen then heat embossed in white
 Kite made from the Coordinates triangles and bakers twine
The gorgeous chalkboard background paper is
"Grocery List" from the Roadshow collection by Fancy Pants 

Another cute Coordinates owl -
this one has Richard's expression AND his tank top!
Sunflower from 13Arts

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