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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Character Cards for the Triplets!

Heather's triplets are 6 years old and for their birthday I made these character cards with the Cricut and several different cartridges.

I used:
Cricut and Cartridges - Pooh & Friends, Pooh alphabet, Mickey & Friends, Mickey font, Hello Kitty Greetings
Patterned papers - Queen & Co., DCWV, My Mind's Eye
Cardstock - Bazzill
Distress Inks
Card Blanks - Card Creations
Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday to Oliver, Hannah and Lucy.
Lynn x

Monday, 12 January 2015

Double Sprouts!

Another Christmas layout with the theme of racing sprouts. Just before Christmas 2012 I found some sprout crackers when shopping in Devon. The little wind up clockwork sprouts are designed to be raced. This caused much fun at lunch time on Christmas Day.

This is the first double layout I have made for a long time. I used a Pagemap from the same year.
The patterned papers are from Bo Bunny's Mistletoe collection. 

Mum and Dad 

We were a small group that year as Robert and Elaine were in Brazil and Andrew was in America.

A few close up photos:

My title was created with an old Making Memories wire and bead 'Christmas' word,
The black letters and numbers are both from Doodlebug Designs Inc. and the 'Sprouts' are American Crafts glitter Thickers.

I used lots of self adhesive gems.

The tree was cut from the papers and embellished with more gems. I added a yellow glittery chipboard star.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Esme's Tree

I loved this photograph my friend Amy took and added to Facebook. It is her daughter Esme by the tree back in December. After completing my 'Christmas Eve' layout, I had some of my December Papermaze crop kit left over.  Together with some Bo Bunny papers and other embellishments I created a new layout. Lots of gloss and glitter added which doesn't show will in the photo.

I used:
Scalloped circle template - Technique Tuesday
Patterned papers - Bo Bunny and Simple Stories
Stickers - Simple Stories
Cradstock - Bazzill
Alphabet Stickers - American Crafts Thickers
Cricut - Create a Critter, Lacy Lables and Simply Charmed cartridges
Ribbon and ric-rac
Glossy Accents, Stickles and Chalk Inks

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Agatha Christie Co.

This month over on Scrapology Anita has chosen this stunning layout by American scrapbooker Larua Vegas for us to scraplift.

My layout shows Catherine as Deputy Stage Manager for the Agatha Christie Co. together with the Company Manager and the Actors. This was the last week of the tour for 2014 and the photo was taken at Derby in at the end of November. She has a few weeks off now before starting rehearsals for the next play with a new group of actors.

Here is Laura's original layout and our sketch:

For my layout I used:
Patterned papers and stickers - Something Blue collection from Kaiser Craft
Cardstock - Bazzill
Distress Inks
Various letter stickers from my stash - including American Crafts & Prima
Cricut and Art Deco Font and border, Tags, bags, Boxes and More2 for Sun shape
Metal triangle fans from my stash

Pop over to Scrapology to see more details of the competition.
Thank you for looking.
Lynn x

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Challenge Kit - Christmas Eve

Last weekend was the great Papermaze Christmas Crop - here is the layout I made with the challenge kit. I had intended to photograph the kit before I chopped up the papers, but I forgot! There is plenty more to use and I am halfway through another layout using the same kit.

I used:
Simple Stories - DIY Christmas Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Various letters from my stash
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page

The photo is young Jamie, my nephew, when he visited us on Christmas Eve 2005.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 51

Here is my card for week 51 and this time it is a photo prompt for inspiration. A delightful Christmasy picture for the penultimate challenge!

So here is my version:

Rummaging through my Christmas stash I found these corrugated card Christmas trees from may years ago. I cut up a large doily. The paper and sentiment are left over from this year's Papermaze Layout challenge kit.
I added twine, lots of pearls and snowflake stickers.

Thanks for looking and I have the last chllenge to share with you from Monday.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 19 December 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 50

Nearly completed a year of this challenge!

It was a sketch prompt challenge for week 50 with this image as inspiration for the Christmas card. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

A simple sketch which said snow globe to me!
Here is my card:

I used:

Cricut and the Simply Charmed cartridge
Papers from My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas
Bazzill Cardstock
Liquid Pearls
gem & Ribbon

Thanks for looking,
Back with the card for week 51 tomorrow
Lynn x