Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Freebies - Birthday Card for Sister

I made another DT card for the Scrapology Freebies Challenge, This time I used a Square Pyrimage given away with Creative Cardmaking in Issue 38. I also used papers from the same magazine. These items were promoting Crafter's Companion - Popcorn's Pals papers and die cuts. I'm not really very fond of Pyrimage but thought I would give it a go for this challenge.

My sister is mad about cats and it was her birthday a few days ago, so I made this for her.

I added:
Card Blank & 3D Foam Pads - Craft Creations
Letter Stickers - Simple Stories
Decorative Pins
Punch Around the Page Punches - Martha Stewart
Distress Ink

Thanks for looking and I hope you had a very good birthday Sylvie.
Please see details of the challenge on the Scrapology Blog.
Lynn xxx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Freebies for Easter - Cotton Candy

I made this selection of Easter cards using the free papers from Simply Homemade Magazine Issue 3. They were from the Cotton Candy Kisses collection by NitWit.  I made six cards and still have enough left for a few more. I have quite a collection of free papers and magazines stored away, but the reason I used these was for my contribution to the design team gallery on Scrapology for April.
The challenge is to use freebies from magazines to make a card.

I added:
Stamps by Lili of the Valley & Paper Artsy Jofy
Distress Inks
Gems and Pearls
Punches - Martha Stewart, Woodware and Stampin' Up

Here are the cards again:

Thanks for looking and please take a look over on Scrapology for details of the challenge.

Lynn x

Monday, 14 April 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 15

My 15th Christmas card for 2014!

This week's theme is:
All creatures great and small
So it's all about featuring animals on your card - any animal will do, from those popular cardmaker's favourites like birds and pets to the more exotic and unusual. For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

While I was playing with the Cricut for the farm yard card, I thought I would make a Christmas version. This was all cut with the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.

Other things used:
Distress Ink
Bazzill cardstock
Gel Pen
Martha Stewart Punch around the page punches
Recycled greeting cut from an old Christmas card.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 13 April 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 15

Week 15 already that means I have made 30 cards (for this challenge) plus all the others!
This week's theme is:
All creatures great and small
So it's all about featuring animals on your card - any animal will do (preferably a few), from those popular cardmaker's favourites like birds and pets to the more exotic and unusual. For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

I made my card using the Cricut and the Country Life and Create a Cricut cartridges. Lots of Bazzill scraps, distress ink and a gel pen.

thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


Time for another heritage layout.

I am still working through the lovely old photos I acquired recently. This one is Marjorie Phyllis Holder, she was one of my Grandfather's thirteen siblings, so she was my great Aunt.

Marjorie was born in Bromley in 1908 to Frederick Holder and Emma Jane Florence (Williams).

Marjorie married Gordon Stebbing in 1928.

I used:
Basic Grey Eva Collection papers, Element Stickers, Alphabet Stickers and chipboard shapes
Basic Grey swirl stamps
Memory Box die for the olive branches
A mix of roses and other flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Dovecraft Metal Butterfly with added gems 
Flat-backed pearls
Prima Stamp
Memento and Distress Inks

I made another layout with a photo of Marjorie's sister Rose, but this is under wraps for the next Scrapology challenge!

Thanks for looking

Monday, 7 April 2014

Mystery Shopper

Time for a bright fun layout featuring my son Andrew when he was little. We used to go to the Playbin Toy Library in Erith with many of the other families from the Twins Club. One week the children chose to bring the shopping trolley home and they all had great fun. Although the photo is not of brilliant quality (rather dark), I love Andrew's expression and he went shopping in the hallway at home, still in his pyjamas!

I used:
Basic Grey patterned papers and element stickers from the Green At Heart collection
Woodgrain paper from Simple Stories which was grey and inked to make it brown
Various letter stickers from Making Memories and American Crafts
Cricut for the tree cut using the Create a Critter 2 Cartridge
Distress Ink
Black gel pen for doodling
Sizzix die for journalling label

I was inspired by this layout I found on the Basic Grey website by Frances Sylvia and have stuck to it quite closely using papers from the same collection. I created my own tree and used different labels and letter stickers.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Our cropping group the Blossoms went away for our annual retreat weekend in March. We usually take a small gift along for one-another, this year I made these initial alphas as we has been looking at photo prop ideas.

I saw an article in an old copy of Creating Keepsakes Magazine:

I made an initial for each of my scrapping friends going to the retreat. So between Hobbycraft and The Range, I managed to obtain all our initials in 8" paper mache 3D letters. I painted each letter with acrylic paint and covered the front with patterned papers, then added names and embellishments from my stash. Each one was created in that persons favourite colours:

... 3 x A's, ...

... 3 x L's ...

... 3 x J's ...

... an S ...

... a W ...

... and a G.

 This combination didn't allow for any clever spelling out of words, but I did my best! 

... weekend away was arranged for the ...

We went to East Park on 21st March which happened to be  
Anita's birthday - any excuse for cake and celebrations!

We had a great time enjoying ourselves,
it's the ...
... on theses weekends!

Much time was spent ... 
sing & laughing

so we ended up with ...
... ache!

We set off in our cars packed to bursting with our ...

... and we tried not to ...
... behind.

Once we arrived we stayed within the impressive ...
of Easthampsted Park.

Some of us with out initials

We also had lots of other props!

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x