CSI Case File #267 - My Easy Recipe For Happiness

Hello Bloggy Friends,

It's time to reveal the latest Case File #267 over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and you have until the end of the month to have a go at cracking this case yourself to be in with a chance to win one of the smashing prizes on offer.

Hop over to the CSI blog post to find all the clues you need to solve this case and be inspired by all the other CSI Detectives' pages.

There is a definite festive feel to this month's Case Files, but I chose to go in a different direction with this one and scrap a picture of Yours Truly and my good friend Trina on one of our crafting jollies this year ...

It looks a bit flat in this photo, but in fact this page is quite three-dimensional, with the outer frame raised off the page and embellishments tucked in and around all the layers. The background of the photo was very busy, with an area of very lurid green and some people I don't know, so I cut us out and backed us with a softer green which I like much better!

To enter this challenge, you can draw your own inspiration from the Scene in the Case File, or choose to follow the clues as I did. 
  • Scheme: the colours are all there, plus some black, grey and soft aqua.
  • Evidence: dots, numbers, stars, hearts. I was also inspired by all the different coloured squares, but turned them into frames and layers instead of a grid pattern. 
  • Testimony: I created a numbered list - my easy recipe for instant happiness :o)

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon! 

Love Annie xxx


Helen Wallace said…
Oh yum! That's the perfect recipe and one I use fortnightly as I gather with my scrappy mates. Love your page and aren't you clever to gut out the background and replace it. Lovely work.
Lizzy Hill said…
OH! I do love this....that framing is amazing & I really LOVE the big title & 'recipe'! Brilliant!!! And yup - had a blog clean up, but I've really not got back into it.... still happy mailing like a maniac. I'm sure it'll wear off soon. Was so pleased to be recognised over at CSI....still one of the most inspiring challenges around, I reckon!! Happy Christmas!!
I love your recipe and what a fun page and photo to prove your point! Hope to see you on WOYWW soon, Annie! xx