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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Fun with PaperArtsy (JOFY) Stamps

I have been having fun with my JOFY PaperArtsy Stamps, for this month's post on the Papermaze blog.  I decorated this IKEA - MOPPE box for all my beads and jewellery making tools - I had a sort through all my beads and once organised I was able to fit them into the mini chest of drawers. My box was old and in need of attention so I decided to decorate it. 

Here is my finished box - the main stages of this project are available on the Papermaze blog.


Front


Right end

Left End
Top
I used acrylic paint (Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Paints), Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Markers. Regular Gel (Matte) Medium, was used for sticking and finishing the images. For finishing touches I added some Liquid Pearls and Stickles.

For more details please see the Papermaze Blog and shop website.
Thanks for looking
Lynn

Monday, 27 February 2017

New Home

One of the exciting events of last summer was my daughter and her boyfriend buying and moving into their own home. This is the second of my layouts using the January kit from Merly Impressions and the Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams collection of papers. These papers have such lovely designs and colours.


This photo was taken on the evening they moved in and we all met up for a small celebration before all the hard work began! They had both worked very hard over the last few years meaning that they saw little of one-another at times, however this made it possible for them to save for their deposit.

Again I made a few changes to Chrissy's lovely original design.
I used machine stitching rather than hand stitching and my title was made with some old K & Co. alphabet stickers. I also added some resin flowers from my stash.

Catherine and George are currently working on the bathroom, having transformed the bedroom and with help from many members of the family cleared tons of rubbish and jungle from the neglected garden.

Thanks for looking
Lynn

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Fish and Chips

The first of two layouts created using the January kit from Merly Impressions. The layouts were designed by Chrissy and I have added a few twists of my own. The design is created with the Ubud Dreams collection from Kaisercraft.


The photo was taken last last year shows my dad with my brother on their last visit to Wickham Bay, a lovely fish restaurant, near where they live in West Wickham. This restaurant has been decorated with weathered wooden panels and tiles which are an exact match for these papers! - You can just about see the tiles in the photo.

The main difference in my layout to Chrissy's lovely original was missing out the fussy cutting flowers as they were not really appropriate to my theme. I also gutted the centre from the frames and added my own centres. I created the wording on the computer and printed them onto some scraps of patterned paper to fit inside the frames. I machine stitched around the edges of the papers using a navy blue thread rather than the hand stitching suggested.

Thanks for the design Chrissy - it has made a lovely memory for us of our dad.
Back with the next one tomorrow.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 30 January 2017

Bo Bunny Sweet Moments - Little Boxes


My latest creations made for the Papermaze design team are now on the blog. I made a collection of boxes using the Sweet Moments collection from Bo Bunny. When I saw these papers and all the delightful motifs I thought they would be ideal for decorating cake and chocolate boxes as well as cards and layouts.

Here is the full collection I made using the papers together with Bazzill Basics Cardstock, the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and Crop-A-Dileand a Score board.



I used papers called Confectionery, Delish, Delectable, Allure and the Combo Sticker sheet.
I searched the web for instructions for different boxes and found plenty of You Tube videos to help. I have linked to an example tutorial for each box on the Papermaze blog, but bear in mind you may want to find others and / or adjust sizes.

Thanks for looking, enjoy experimenting with some tutorials - there are so many available.
Lynn x

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Birthday Girl

Moving on from Christmas, to the January crop at Papermaze. Vanessa designed a fresh, pretty layout using Pink Paislee papers from the Take Me Away collection.


This is my version, using a photo of Catherine at a bowling party held in Bexleyheath for her 12th birthday - half her life ago!!

The layout involved using some Gelato's through a mask and using a stamp.
The papers involved were 
Bazzill Basics in Lace and Natural
Pink Paislee - Take Me Away collection - #14, #16, #19 & #20
Various punches were used including a tag topper, a Martha Stewart deep border punch and a butterfly. 
The kit included buttons, a pink doily, bakers twine, washi tape and ribbon.
The title was cut using a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlits Die - Decorative Strip - Wanted

All the items are available from the shop.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Carousel CAL

My latest Crochet Along (CAL) is this amazing design called Carousel by Sue Pinner using Stylecraft Special DK wool. I liked the look of this design but wanted more of a rainbow effect than a circus tent. So I worked out my own colour scheme, but still used Stylecraft wool some was Stylecraft Life left over from previous projects combined with some new Stylecraft Special colours.


At the beginning after working parts one and two:

Part three in progress the pentagons

The finished Blanket

Another change I made was to hook all the shapes together with cream wool in the way the pattern suggested the second round was to be done (in gold). Parts three (pentagons) and four (hexagons) were designed to be joined together while working the last rounds.

To keep this theme of cream borders going I made the first round of my border cream and finished off by using cream for the final frilly round.

this is an image of Sue's original blanket:


Thanks for looking
Lynn

I have been asked what colours I used for my Carousel - here they are:

Pentagons

R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
Pentagon
Teal
Lemon
Fern
Cardinal
Cascade
Mint
1
Lemon
Fern
Cardinal
Cascade
Mint
Grass
2
Fern
Cardinal
Cascade
Mint
Grass
Daffodil
3
Cardinal
Cascade
Mint
Grass
Daffodil
Spice
4
Cascade
Mint
Grass
Daffodil
Spice
Lilac
5
Mint
Grass
Daffodil
Spice
Lilac
Aqua
6
Grass
Daffodil
Spice
Lilac
Aqua
Lily
7
Daffodil
Spice
Lilac
Aqua
Lily
Fuchsia
8
Spice
Lilac
Aqua
Lily
Fuchsia
Cranberry
9
Lilac
Aqua
Lily
Fuchsia
Cranberry
Clover
10
Aqua
Lily
Fuchsia
Cranberry
Clover
Heather
11
Lily
Fuchsia
Cranberry
Clover
Heather
Teal
12
Fuchsia
Cranberry
Clover
Heather
Teal
Lemon
13
Cranberry
Clover
Heather
Teal
Lemon
Fern
14
Clover
Heather
Teal
Lemon
Fern
Cardinal
15
Heather
Teal
Lemon
Fern
Cardinal
Cascade
16

Hexagons
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
R8
R9
HEX
Cardinal
Spice
Daffodil
Lemon
Grass
Fern
Mint
Aqua
Teal
1
Clover
Cardinal
Spice
Daffodil
Lemon
Grass
Fern
Mint
Aqua
2
Fuchsia
Clover
Cardinal
Spice
Daffodil
Lemon
Grass
Fern
Mint
3
Lily
Fuchsia
Clover
Cardinal
Spice
Daffodil
Lemon
Grass
Fern
4
Cranberry
Lily
Fuchsia
Clover
Cardinal
Spice
Daffodil
Lemon
Grass
5
Heather
Cranberry
Lily
Fuchsia
Clover
Cardinal
Spice
Daffodil
Lemon
6
Lilac
Heather
Cranberry
Lily
Fuchsia
Clover
Cardinal
Spice
Daffodil
7
Cascade
Lilac
Heather
Cranberry
Lily
Fuchsia
Clover
Cardinal
Spice
8
Teal
Cascade
Lilac
Heather
Cranberry
Lily
Fuchsia
Clover
Cardinal
9
Aqua
Teal
Cascade
Lilac
Heather
Cranberry
Lily
Fuchsia
Clover
10
Mint
Aqua
Teal
Cascade
Lilac
Heather
Cranberry
Lily
Fuchsia
11
Fern
Mint
Aqua
Teal
Cascade
Lilac
Heather
Cranberry
Lily
12
Grass
Fern
Mint
Aqua
Teal
Cascade
Lilac
Heather
Cranberry
13
Lemon
Grass
Fern
Mint
Aqua
Teal
Cascade
Lilac
Heather
14
Daffodil
Lemon
Grass
Fern
Mint
Aqua
Teal
Cascade
Lilac
15
Spice
Daffodil
Lemon
Grass
Fern
Mint
Aqua
Teal
Cascade
16



Hope that helps
Lynn x