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16 January, 2016

Special Guest Spotlight on
Helen Tilbury

Every month at More Than Words, we are committed to bringing you
the best inspiration out there, and to do so, we have decided to invite
 the cream of the crop to play along with our Main Challenge
and inspire you with their talent and unique style!

Introducing our very first SPECIAL GUEST...

"Hi! My name is Helen Tilbury & currently I live in Durban, South Africa, although I am currently in the midst of a major relocation to the UK so hope to be there shortly! I am a 40 something mom to 4 gorgeous grown ups (nearly) & 4 purry, furry creatures too. I've been passionate about all things creative my whole life & got into memory art 12 years ago, started my blog 5 years after that, and it's been full steam ahead since then! I have had the pleasure of designing for many teams over the years as well as founding & managing Scrap Around The World until I closed it down last month due to my exciting 2016 plans coming up! However, I am still a loud and proud Prima Marketing Flowers designer & would be until the day I die if that were allowed! I would love for you to keep up with my messy crafting adventures if you like by visiting me on my blog or my social media sites. Thank you so much to More Than Words for inviting me to be your first ever Special Guest!"

Visit Helen here:

As you know, all of us from the More Than Words Admin Team
have worked and created alongside Helen at Scrap Around the World.
Helen was an outstanding team leader who has taught us so many useful
tips and skills when it comes to running a successful challenge blog.
It seems very fitting to have her join us on our first month as
our Special Guest.

Here's a reminder of our January Main Challenge
followed by Helen's interpretation!

Here is what Helen has to say about her layout:
"I had such fun creating this layout!  I am NOT a selfie taker at all - I admit to having tried a couple & cringed!!! But my 2 daughters are absolute PROS at it & occasionally they pull me in! Selfies do make for the most hysterically funny & personal images & combining them with personality traits is just pure genius & makes for an amazing challenge. I really did just use the first {flattering} words that came to mind when thinking of my personality - there are many "bad" words to describe me too but those would be for an art journal page instead hahaha!  I kept everything free, easy & boisterous which is the way I am (when I'm in a playful  mood, that is!)"

Huge thanks to Helen for this gorgeous piece of inspiration! 

Now if you're inspired as we are, we hope that you will play along
and show us your Personality & Selfie project!

You have until January 31st to link up!


  1. Love your take on our challenge HELEN. Awesome selfies with your girls, fab design and I love your colour scheme too. Really enjoyed reading your little piece about your personality. Thanks sooo much for being our very first guest.

  2. Brilliant take on the challenge Helen.. The young ones are all into selfies! Love the background details!

  3. Helen, I love your layout, full of colours and embellishments! <3

  4. What a fun and lovely layout, perfect for our challenge!! Thank you so much for joining in as our very first Special Guest Helen!

  5. So gorgeous !! I really love your page and all this colors which give us hapiness and joy !! Sorry for my English !! Love from France !!

  6. Beautiful and happy layout - made me smile with your fun pictures. I love the colors and threads - lovely!

  7. This is gorgeous! What a perfect take on the challenge. Teens take the best selfies! Love the colours and design on this one Helen!

  8. Great take! And THREE gorgeous girls instead of two in this LO!! Good on you Helen...brilliant page:)

  9. LOVE this layout, Helen! All of that thread looks awesome!

  10. Fitting first special guest! Fun and fabulous selfies and layout!

  11. You fit right in there with the teens Helen your spirit is definitely a young one!! Love the layout it's fabulous! Thanks so much for being our first guest!! Big hugs from More Than Words! :)

  12. Absolutely love this page Helen!! Brilliant take on the challenge and such fun selfies .. absolutely fabulous!! Love this!! xx


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