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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Three Start School

I'm on the Papermaze blog sharing with you the latest set of Distress Oxide Ink pads to be released by Ranger. I have created a background for a layout using several shades. 


For details of the properties of these inks which are a mix of ink and pigment, please see the review I wrote last year, when the first set of 12 colours was released. All 36 colours can be found in the shop HERE.

This experiment prompted me to make a layout that is very different to my normal style, it was great fun to create by playing with these great inks and so much wonderfu colour!
Back with more projects using these inks later in the month.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Happy Birthday Anita! A card, Cake and the Snow

My lovely friend Anita had a big birthday last week! Here is the card I made for her.


This was created with the same Distress Oxide techniques as the card I made for Mother's Day.
I have used dies from Crafter's Companion's Vintage Tea Party collection and watercolour paper. The lettering is also cut from Crafter's Companion dies.  The cherries are shiny thanks to plenty of Glossy Accents and the lettering sparkles due to Crystal Stickles. 

We celebrated Anita's birthday while we were away at Easthampstead Park, enjoying our annual retreat.  

The cake I made survived the journey!


 Here I am with Anita, Karen and Jackie in the grounds, we went for a walk to take photos in the snow.

Happy birthday Anita.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 29 March 2018

More Calendar Girls

Time to catch up on blogging some of the cards and other things I made over the last few weeks. There have been so many birthdays in March. Here are four of the cards I made to give my lovely, crafty March birthday friends.

Again I used the Lily of the Valley Digi Stamps - Thoroughly Modern Misses images, together with their Monthly Traits wording. It is interesting to note that this company has now become digital only.

The Happy Birthday die is by Presscuts and the upper case lettering dies are a set by Die-Namics.

I used various 6" x 6" paper pads from my stash to make each card, together with ribbons and cardstock. All the cards are 6" x 6". I coloured all the images with my trusty Promarkers. Another change to note, and which I only discovered as I needed to replace a few colours after many years and much work. They are now produced by Windsor and Newton and not Letraset. I like the way the end cap is now labelled with the colour and code. 

 The first birthday to be celebrated by the crop girls was Jane, ...

 ... closely followed by Jackie. 

 I was priviledged to spend the day with Jill on her birthday as we were all away together for our annual weekend of crafting at Easthampstead Park.


 Last, but not least, Alison's birthday was earlier this week. 

There was another special birthday this month within our group, which I will share later. Also still to come this month are my own three babies with their 26th birthday on 31st. 

Thanks for looking. 
Lynn x

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Happy Mothering Sunday - Mum

I have been playing with my collection of Distress Oxide Inks including a few of the latest issue. Today I'm sharing the mother's day card I made for my lovely Mum, using some new dies from Crafter's Companion's Vintage Tea Party collection and lots of watercolour paper.

I created my coloured papers by spreading a selection of inks onto my craft mat and spritzing with water. Then drag the paper through the inks, dry with the heat gun and pull through the wet ink again. Then I used the Toppling Teacups die to cut four sets of cups and saucers. The Card blank is 6" x 6", so the background was trimmed to just under that measurement. Then the lettering was cut with a Crafter's Companion word die. I cut the doily several times in white card and chopped these up to create a background. Then I inked the edges of all the images and stacked the cups and saucers using 3D double-sided foam pads. Finally I added a touch of sparkle to the wording with Crystal Stickles.

Back with more cards soon.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Cake

I have shared a little more of the Kaisercraft Romantique collection over on the Papermaze blog.

This layout is another for Emily and Jack's wedding album, and is all about the wedding cake I made for them. I wanted to dedicate a page to a photo of the cake, but there is a story behind the making of the cake, which I decided to tell using a Project Life style page. Otherwise there would have been several pages about jut the cake!

Here is the page depicting the story behind making the cake, uisng a  Project Life Page Protector. 

As you can see I used some of the same papers and techniques on the story page as I had used for the main page to tie it all together.

Thanks for looking. Please see details on the Scrap, Paper Scissors Blog.
Lynn x

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Cousins and Friends

A few days ago I published my second layout using the delightful Kaisercraft Romantique collection on the Papermaze Blog. I have used another old black and white photo, this time of my mother and her cousin when they were children. The idea came to mind as I have been doing some family research for Mum's cousin Pat recently.

I have selected the grey, silvery, black and white papers from this collection together with the magnificent Butterflies Printed Acetate. Please see the blog for details as to how the page was made.

I wanted to achieve a slightly different effect the the butterflies this time and made them perch on the page. Please see the blog for details. 


Now that the age is complete, it reminds me of one I scraplifted back last summer using the Indigo Blue papers and a layout designed by Kylie Kingham for the Kaisercraft Design Team - it was great inspiration.

Thanks for looking, I will be back with another layout soon.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Here is my layout from the November Papermaze Crop, took me a while to catch up!

I used photos of my daughter Catherine, helping with the safety boat at Erith Yacht Club for the Sailability sessions last summer. There is a mix of papers here from different collections.

Another lovely design by Vanessa, please follow the link at the top for more information.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x