just an old-fashioned girl

Hello and welcome. I'm glad you dropped by. If you´re looking for something a little nostalgic of bygone eras with a timeless elegance and a little modern twist – in other words, something slightly “retro” – then you should feel right at home here in my shabby chic room. Month by month, there will always be something new to see so I hope you´ll enjoy your stay and come back again soon.

Friday, November 25, 2011

For Margaret

This page is for my cousin´s wife, Margaret. She liked the first page I made of her daughter´s wedding so much that she asked for a larger version to print and frame. This photo shows Amanda with her father, Neville. Hope you´ll like this one too, Margaret.

I created this page using the – as yet unnamed - kit I´m currently working on. The spatters symbolise champagne bubbles and the tiny ladybird (Am. ladybug) is for luck.

By the way, the outer frame is actually a vintage clock and the floral strip part of a frame.


  1. Beautiful page for a beautiful bride. Love the colors!

  2. Oh, Helen, Margaret is going to love the page you created, as will the bride and her father. I think you did a lovely job! Love the new kit you are working on! I love the colors too!

  3. There are so many things to like in this beautiful page! I'm sure Margaret will love this one too. The inner frame nicely echoes the shine of her dress fabric and the colors are just fabulous. This is going to be another winner of a kit.

  4. Gorgeous...love the colors and symbolism of the LO elements. Very creative use of the clock and frame. The bride dress reminds me of my...had a similar diamond shaped lace design on the front of my wedding dress. How cute is that "lady bird"! The kit is shaping up wonderfully!