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Sunday, 9 July 2017

All Aboard

Another Papermaze Crop layout - this was from May. The photo shows Andrew having a good time at the old fashioned fun fair at Wroxham Barns, Norfolk, back in 1996 when he was only 4 years old. The page was designed by Vanessa, and on this occasion I even used the same title she used as it was so appropriate to my photo. 

The patterned papers used for this layout were American Crafts - Rise and Shine - Samantha and Bo Bunny - Petal Lane - Happiness.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Who Do You Think You Are?

I made this layout using the Papermaze Crop Kit for April, a crop I was unable to attend, but happily I caught up with the kit the following month.

The family photo was a recent find and we knew it to be the sister of my great grandmother Susan Dunn. On the reverse of the photo it said Aunty Dot and Uncle Albert Allemandy, St Michaels Church, Wandsworth Common, Saturday 17th March 1951. However we had some difficulty finding out who Susan's sisters were, and eventually tracked them down through Ancestry. We couldn't find a Dot or Dorothy - it turned out that the brides real name was Estella! Hence the title of the layout 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

The papers used for this page designed by Vanessa, are from the Bo Bunny - Aryia's Garden collection. I added old letters stickers for my layout by Jillybean Soup.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 23 June 2017

A Knubbelchen II & III

After the success of the first Knubbelchen, a snuggle comfort baby toy, made for Elliot for Christmas, I made a yellow / blue one while in Scotland last year.

I knitted another one for Catherine. Her friend had a baby girl, called Willow. So I got the pink wool out this time.
I used three 25g balls of My First Regia in Anna (white), Pia (pink) and Isabella (multi).

I have got used to knitting in the round now and have made a total of three of these dolls now.

Here is the original one.

Knubbelchen is the brain child/needle child of a designer known on Ravelry as Pezi888 from Germany.  The pattern is free on Ravelry.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Gum Ball Machine Birthday Card

Looking for something for my brother's birthday I had a look through my SVG files and found this one from My Scrap Chick, It was bright and fun for a summer birthday.

Using lost of different colours of Bazzill Cardstock and the Cricut I cut out all the bits and pieces. I also used some silver Miri card for the metal parts. 
The edges of all pieces were inked with Distress inks and some were highlighted with a white gel pen. 3D double-sided foam pads were used to add dimension.

The finished card rocked slightly as the base is not straight so I devised a prop from a scrap of card and attached insied the front of the card so it folded away when in the envelope. It could be opened up and hooked over the back of the cards to hold it up when open.

Happy Birthday Rob!

Thanks for looking
Lynn x. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Wild Party

Back with the second of my layouts for the Papermaze blog using Graphic 45 - Vintage Hollywood collection. 

Continuing with my theatre theme for my daughter's album, here is another play she was involved with - 
The Wild Party musical at The Other Palace Theatre, Victoria London, earlier this year.

For materials used and some details of how I made the page please see the Papermaze blog and follow the links there to find the items in the shop.

Back with more 'Vintage Hollywood' soon
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

And Then There Were None ...

I have created a series of four layouts and some cards for the Papermaze blog to be revealed over the next few weeks, They have all been created using the Graphic 45 - Vintage Hollywood collection. I think these papers are fascinating with all the attention to detail on each theme, but sometimes that makes them a bit of a challenge to use for scrapbooking pages when you need the photographs to be the focal point. Please follow the links on the blog to take you to the shop.

I had four sheets of 12" x 12" paper and a sheet of cardstock stickers. Together with some Bazzill cardstock I have created four layouts and some cards. Here I'm sharing the first layout.

I was drawn to this collection as it was ideal for featuring photographs of some of the plays my daughter has been involved in. This one is no exception - Agatha Christie Co. - And Then There Were None - 2015 UK Tour. The photos show the crew and company on stage and another of the programme.
Please see the Papermaze Blog and shop for details.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 19 June 2017

Father's Day

I was asked to make a Father's Day card for a Dad who is a ex-jockey and keen horseman.

I remember the cartoons by Thelwell from my younger years when my friends and I all had riding lessons and loved anything to do with horses. So the Crafter's Companion Thelwell Twin Papercrafting CD Rom proved to be the answer. You can also download individual Digi Images from the website if you don't want the whole collection. I picked 'Lazing' as it seemed appropriate for relaxing on Father's Day.

I used:
6" x 6" card blank
Crafter's Companion Word Die Bundle - Male
Kaisercraft Basecoat
Basic Grey Urban Couture
Quite a simple card, but relevant for the event.
Happy Father's Day.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x