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Tuesday, 29 July 2014


The lovely Anita designed a class layout using Kaisercraft Violet Crush papers a while ago. This is what I made with her kit.

I cut my title on the Cricut with the Winter Woodland cartridge. Some of the flowers are layered with 3D foam and gloss added with Glossy Accents. I added some lilac flat-backed pearls. The butterflies have Stickles added for sparkle!

This is another of my family ancestor photos. - Winifred J. Holder known as Winnie (born 1913, married to Jack Taylor in Bromley in 1935) was the eldest daughter of my Great Uncle Walter Frederick Holder, known as Chum or Chummy (b1886) and his wife Ethel Rosina (nee Fuller, 1888 - 1955) married in 1910. All lived in the Bromley area. Peggy's younger sister was called Margaret E. Holder known as Peggy (born 1919).

Thanks for looking and thanks to Anita for the class.

Monday, 28 July 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 30

Week 30's challenge is based on a technique-based prompt. It's all about achieving the look of negative die-cutting. For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog.

Here is my birthday card for my daughter's boyfriend George.  They are away on holiday so I gave him his card a little early:

I filled my aperture with a Stampin' Up treat cup filled with water!

The background paper is from My Mind's Eye and the stickers and other papers are from BoBunny's Barefoot and Bliss collection.
I added flat-backed pearls and gems and cut the greeting with the Cricut.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 25 July 2014

First and Last Guinness!

The first kit of a selection from the recent Merly Retreat. I was unable to go myself this year, but was able to purchase some of the kits (thanks to Chrissy and Linda).

I chose this one to do first with a photo from our recent trip to Dublin (the reason I was not at the retreat). On the day we arrived we walked around the city exploring and ended up in the Temple Bar area. Catherine tried a sip of Alan's Guinness and decided that one was was enough!

The original layout was designed by Ali Parris for Kaisercraft and uses the Happy Snaps Collection (papers and stickers) on Coconut cardstock. The Hexagon stamp was randomly stamped with Memento Ink. I added some Glossy Accents and a few gems to the camera.

This layout is not my usual style but quick and fun to create and I have plenty of papers left over to make another one or two.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 29

Back with my Christmas card for week 29. For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog.

This weeks challenge has been created by picking three items from the prompt jar:

I used:
Card Blank - Craft Creations
Patterned papers - My Mind's Eye - The Merry Days of Christmas - All Aglow
Cricut - Elegant Edges & Winter Frolic
Cardstock - Miri card & Bazzill
Ink - distress Ink & Memento
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Other - Flat-backed Pearls & 3D foam pads

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 21 July 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 29

Week 30 launched today but I'm catching up with getting week 29 blogged!
My card for week 29 is based on another dip into the prompt jar for inspiration.
For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog.

Here are the required ingredients:

I used:
Card Blank - Silver grey 6" x 6"
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned papers - Pink Paislee - Hello Sunshine
Cricut - Elegant Edges & Birthday Cakes
Letters - American Craft Thickers - Foam
Ink - Distressed Ink
Other - Gems & Ribbon

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 27

Monday 30th June saw the start of the week 27 challenge and we are back to a colour prompt for inspiration. 

I was asked to make a card by my daughter to give a friend who is having a baby shower soon.
For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog.
Look at the lovley colours to choose from in this image:
While we don't have to use every single colour in the palette on the card, a simple selection of our choice of the colours is all that is required. 

I used:
Patterned papers Crate Paper - Emma's Shoppe collection
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards

Die - Sizzix
Ink - Memento and Distress Inks
Letter Stickers - Doodlebug Designs Inc.

Punches - Martha Stewart and Woodware
Other - Stickles, Liquid Pearls, roses, ribbon

Pens - Promarkers
Stamp - Kraftin' Kimmie

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Annabelle!

I was asked to make a 3rd birthday card for a very girly little one call Annabelle. I found this Lili of the Valley stamp which I'm told is 'just her'!

I used:
Letter stickers - foam Thickers from American Crafts
Patterned paper - Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Cardstock - Bazzill
Inks - Memento and Distress Ink
Die - Sizzix, Sue Wilson Spellbinders Finishing Touches Classic Bows
Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Pens - Promarkers
Other - Ultrafine glitter

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x