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Friday, 27 May 2016

Carta Bella - Old World Travel - INDIA

My thrid page using the Old World Travel papers from Carta Bella, is on the Papermaze Blog today. This time I wanted to record the fact my Grandfather spent some time in India during the First World War. I recently discovered he put together an album of his travel photos. Selecting a few of these to scan I was able to add them to his portrait for this layout.


I used
Carta Bella Old World Travel papers, Element Stickers and Ephemera (selecting all the camera images)
Kraft Bazzill
Tando Creative chipboard clock,
Sizzix Frame die & Bigz Alphabet Die - Block Talk
Distress Paint
Glossy Accents
Gilding Wax
Stampendous Frantage Aged Teal Embossing Enamel
charms
lace
twine,
pleated ribbon
acetate doily

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 23 May 2016

Mother and Daughter

I recently acquired this photo of my Grandmother (Winifred) and my mother, Winifred's daughter (Mary). It's lovely to have a photo of them together. It worked well with Vanessa's design for the Papermaze May Crop kit. Lots of fussy cutting this time, together with tinting with inks.

The paper is from Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily collection - Creme de la Creme. All the products are available from the Papermaze shop / site.


Here is the layout together with the beautiful rose lilies Emily gave me for my birthday, they were waiting for me when I got home from the crop!


Another great crop, and thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Carta Bella - Old World Travel - Part II

Please see the Papermaze blog for the second of my two projects using Carta Bella 'Old World Travel' collection.
I have been using this collection to create a series of heritage layouts about my great grandfather Frederick Henry Holder and this one follows on from the previous one and shows him in his back garden in uniform.


Frederick worked for the railway for a total of 49 years, ending his working life in December 1927 as Foreman Porter at Bickley Station, near Bromley. He came here from Cannon Street where he had previously worked for five years.

I used many of the same products as I used for the first layout:
Bazzill in Truffel
From the Old World Travel collection - World Traveller, Post Cards, Border Strips and Dear To Me papers
Ephemera pack, Element Sticker sheet and Enamel Dots
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Bo Bunny Soirée Buttons
'Engraver' Alphabet Stickers by Prima
Hemp Cord 
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection rubber stamps - Wildflowers
Versafine Black onyx pigment ink pad

Although not designed as a double layout, I think they will look good together in the album, side by side.


Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Carta Bella - Old World Travel - Part I

Please see yesterday's entry on the Papermaze blog for the first of my May projects using Carta Bella 'Old World Travel' collection.
I love the texture and the heavier weight of the Carta Bella papers. This collection is no exception and has a range of colours and elements which are ideal for masculine and travel layouts and cards. I have used this collection to create the first of a series of heritage layouts about my great grandfather Frederick Henry Holder and this one is all about his work with the Railway Service.


Frederick (front row, centre) worked for the railway for a total of 49 years, ending his working life in December 1927 as Foreman Porter at Bickley Station, near Bromley. He came here from Cannon Street where he had previously worked for five years.

I used :
Bazzill in Lagoon, Stonehenge and Thunder
From the Old World Travel collection - Globes, Border Strips and Dear To Me papers
Ephemera pack, Element Sticker sheet and Enamel Dots
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Bo Bunny Soirée Brads
'Engraver' Alphabet Stickers by Prima
Hemp Cord 

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Flower Girl - Rosie

I was planning to use some bright colours with black and white with this photo of Rosie in her beautiful white dress with vibrant flowers embroidered around the hem. Then I spotted a layout by Brenda on Scrapbook.com and knew it would be an ideal setting for the photo, and so I asked her if I could scraplift.




So here is Rosie at a wedding reception in her pretty dress and headband.
I created the grid using the Cricut Design Space programme and images from several different cartridges (Sweethearts, Doodlecharms, Once Upon A Princess & Birthday Cakes). I created the grid and added the hearts then welded it all together. The result was cut from a 10" x 10" piece of white Bazzill.

Next a spread some distress ink in seven colours across my messy mat and spritzed it with water, then I swiped the die cut gird onto the wet inky mat.

After lifting it off, I left it to dry before sticking it to the background paper (Kaisercraft - Scrapyard collection - Rusty - reverse side).



Using scraps of vibrant patterned papers, to match the ink colours I cut some photo mats and circles to arrange around the photo.

I chose a scrap of white patterned paper to use for my title and used some old Memory Makers rub-ons (Black Heidi LC for the title and White Heidi small for the name and date). 

I die cut two flowers and a leaf using Sizzix Craft Asylum dies and layered them up with a button for the centre. This was attached to the left of the photo. 



Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Lily Pond CAL - part I


I have started work on a crochet blanket which is one of Stylecraft's Crochet Along projects (CAL), designed by Jane Crowfoot. It was first issued one block at a time, gradually increasing in complexity and guiding you through building on your crochet skills as you make all the blocks needed to complete the blanket. 

Jane's blog is called 'My Life In Knitware'
There is a page on facebook to share your progress with others
and some handy & You Tube videos to help out with new stitches.


I purchased the Wool - Stylecraft Life DK Colour Pack from Deramores, such a lovely colour scheme, 14 balls in 11 colours. I selected the crochet hooks I would need, downloaded the free pattern and got started.  

The first block is called 'Stripes and Waves' and is created four times. Please bear in mind these pieces need blocking.



This was mostly a case of revising the basic stitches, as my crochet skills were a little rusty.

Onto the second block and this one is called 'Tiny Lily'. 




This one involved a little hand stitching in the flower centres.

The third block is called 'Lily Bud'.



So all together I have created 12 pieces and I'm ready to move onto the next block which will involve learning more complex stitches I have not tried before, So I think I will need to watch a few of the You Tube videos.


So far it's been great fun reviving old skills and working with these great colours and lovely wool. The pattern is easy to follow and had been written in great detail.

Back with more soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Reverse Canvas - Bo Bunny Soirée

I have another project using the Bo Bunny Soirée papers together with JOFY stamps and Sizzix dies over on the Papermaze Blog today.


To read more about it please pop over to the Papermaze blog.




Thanks for looking
Lynn x