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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wedding Day - Jenn & Titus

The third wedding I was asked to make a card for this summer was for Jenn and Ian (Titus).


This time I used papers and letters from Basic Grey's Olivia collection.
My 'Bride and Groom' were also a Simply Print download from Lily of the Valley
The die for the card is from Crafter's Companion and creates this decorative aperture which is ideal for weddings.

I added butterflies using a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 punch, with tiny flat back pearls. The latter were also added to the flower centres. The Martha Stewart frond punch was used to add leaves to the flowers. A little sparkel was created with some Crystal Stickles.


As before I made Jenn and Ian a scrabble letter frame, this one was 12" x 12" and came from Hobbycraft. Lots of words which have meaning to the happy couple. 

Best wishes to Ian and Jenn

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wedding Day - Rachel & Ben

This card for Rachel and Ben was based on the same idea as the wedding card I shared yesterday.
 

I used the same Simply Print image from Lily of the Valley, cutting the image into a circle with a Stitched Mat Circles by Lil' Inker Designs. 
The lacy effect cirlce and border are cut using a Sizzix Thinlits die set 'Doily and Doily Border'. The flowers are dies from Crafter's Companion. This time I added some fronds with a Martha Stewart punch, and some Crystal stickles.
The papers and letter stickers are from another old Basic Grey collection, this time it was 'Wisteria'.
Embellishments include a wide and narrow ribbons, sequins, & flat-backed pearls.
I also inked my papers with 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink.

Best wishes to Ben and Rachel.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Wedding Day - Abby & Ricky

I was asked to make several cards and gifts for a couples who were married over the summer. Here is the first of those commissions.


I purchased and downloaded a Simply Print image called Mr and Mrs from Lily of the Valley and cut the image into a circle with one of my  Stitched Mat Circles by Lil' Inker Designs. 
The lacy effect cirlce and border are cut using a Sizzix Thinlits die set 'Doily and Doily Border'. The flowers are dies from Crafter's Companion.
The papers and letter stickers are from an old Basic Grey collection 'Plumeria'.
Embellishments include a wide and narrow ribbons, sequins, & flat-backed pearls.
I also inked my papers with 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink.


I added a little decoration to the inside of the card too. 

The gift is a framed crossword made with wooden scrabble letters. The words chosen especially for the happy couple.
As well as the letter tiles, I used:
9" x 9" Frame from Ikea


 Best wishes to the bride and groom.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tea At The Ritz

Afternoon tea at the Ritz back in 2014 to celebrate my Mum's 80th Birthday. These photos show me with my daughter Catherine. This is the last of the projects I finished at the Merly Impressions Retreat in July. Chrissy of Merly Impressions, designed the original layout and this is my version.


This layout was designed with the Kaisercraft Keepsake collection of papers. As well as the kit provided I used a 12" x 12" 'Photo Frames' acetate sheet. 

Thanks for the designs and kits Chrissy, I still have plenty of papers and embellishments in my kit as well as the two 'Beyond the Page' projects to make - all I need is a little free time to make them!

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Storage with Sizzix and Kaisercraft


Over on the Papremaze blog I have had fun using a Kaisercraft paper pad from the new, Factory 42 line, to make a storage box / folder for my Thinlits dies. Please see the post on the Papermaze - Scrap Paper Scissors Blog for more pictures and step - by - step instructions on how I made it.


I have many of my larger dies on magnetic sheets in plastic storage boxes, having been removed from their original packaging. However I cannot store the intricate sets of
Sizzix Thinlits Alterations dies (by Tim Holtz) this way. They have many small pieces and would easily become separated and possibly lost if removed from the packaging. The manufacturing packaging consists of strong plastic wallets, and I find it uesful to keep the dies with their images, showing what is inside the set. I was therefore trying to think of a way to store a group of these die sets.


Now to make the next one!
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Smile - Good Times

Another layout I made at the Merly Impressions Retreat in July. I was inspired by a creation from the Kaisercraft Design Team by Anita Bownds. This photo was a selfie taken on Brighton beach last December when Catherine and I went to see Andrew. We were in search for Snow Dogs by the Sea during the Trail in aid of hospice care.


I used: white cardstock as the base and s splattering of Kaiser mist spray ink.
Kaisercraft papers and stickers from the Indigo Skies collection. The title was cut using a Kaisercraft die. Most of the borders were from the sticker sheet, or manufacturer's strips from 12" x 12" papers. The strip above the photo was cut from paper using a Martha Stewart border punch.
I finished of with a few black dew drops and some Tim Holtz Idea-ology pen knibs.





It was fun creating this one.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Twenty Twelve Olympics

I may be well overdue, but I finally made a scrapbook page of myself with the Olympic torch from the 2012 London Olympic Games. I wrote a blog post at the time with photos from the occasion, just five days before the opening ceremony when the torch arrived back in Kent from across the River Thames to Erith Yacht Club. It was carried by one of our young members Aaron Reynolds. The torch had travelled across the water on a fireboat. 


I made this page at the Merly Impression Retreat using Kaisercraft papers from the stunning butterflies from the Indigo Skies collection. The design was based on one I found on Pinterest the original was created by Kylie Kingham for the Kaisercraft Design Team.

I used
Indigo Skies papers
Kaisercraft sketch circle and frond dies, and Sizzix Tim Holtz alphabet dies.
Dark blue cardstock
Kaisercraft Spray Ink
Blossoms from my stash.Thanks for looking
Lynn x