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Monday, 3 August 2015

Emma and Frederick

Just finished off this layout which was a Papermaze crop kit from a few months ago when I was unable to attend. This is another layout for the Holder family album.  The photo is my great grandparents Emma Jane Florence (Williams) and Frederick Henry Holder. It must have been taken in the 1930's.

The kit contains:
Bazzill cardstock in Kraft and Greystone
BoBunny Heritage - Ancestors, Register, Heritage and Lifetime
mini rose

At the crop I used:
Sizzlet alphabet die
Sizzlet mini film strip die
Sizzix Weathered Clock die
Black Liquid Pearls
Kaisercraft clock stamp
Iron fence die
Leaf punch
Branch die

I added:
Selection of small paper blossoms

Another great crop kit designed by Vanessa.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

A Crazy Bird for George

IT's Geroge's birthday today and I made him a card with my new Crazy Bird stamps from Tim Holtz. I was lucky to be able to buy this set 2nd hand as they seem to be out of stock everywhere at present.

I had lots of fun with my first attempt. I stamped him onto watercolour paper cut him out and coloured him with Distress markers and a water brush. I stamped him again onto the patterned paper and stuck the cut out version over the top. I drew the hat with a fine sharpie marker, then coloured in the same way as the bird.

The card blank is 6" x 6", the patterned papers are from a 6" x 6" paper pad by Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds.
I made masks for the hills and the sun from scrap paper and used Distress Ink in Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge.

I look forward to making more bird cards with these crazy guys!

Happy Birthday George
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Well you can tell it's the school summer holidays as the weather changed! So here is a reminder of better weather in the hopes it improves again soon.

I made this at the Papermaze Crop last weekend. The crop kit was designed by Vanessa and features the bright, summery Echo Park 'Sunny Days Ahead' collection.

My page shows Rosie on the beach at Tenby last summer, fishing with her net.

The kit included:
Bazzill in White
Echo Park 'Sunny Days Ahead' collection (Sun Ahead & Rainbow Stripe)
Simple Stories 'Good Day Sunshine' collection (Yellow Dots)
My Mind's Eye 'Remarkable Daily'
My Mind's Eye 'Honey Love'
Blue doily
Aqua Dew Drops

Available to use:
Yellow Gel Pen
Flower Punch
Sizzix Alphabet Dies
Liquid Pearls
I added:
Doodlebug Designs letter stickers
Distress Inks

Thanks Vanessa for another great design and crop.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Congratulations to Deborah and Tony

I was asked to make a wedding card and the brief was for Deborah and Tony for 23rd July, mulberry pink and white (ribbon supplied for colour match) and penguins! So I resorted to the Cricut Explore for help with penguins and found this cute pair on the Simply Charmed cartridge. I added veil, top hat and other accessories from the Create a Friend cartridge changing the sizes so everything would fit together.

The heart was also created with the Cricut with a shadow. The alphabet was from the 'Birthday Bash' cartridge.
I used Bazzill cardstock in mulberry and Avalanche, the patterned paper was from an old line in Basic Grey - Eva collection. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the white part of the hearts. I added a few pearls and and buttons, glitter and of course the ribbon.

I added some words to the inside as requested  'Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, joy & lots of lovely memories together. Congratulations on your wedding day'.

I made a box to contain the card using the same Bazzill I used to make the card.

Congratulations Deborah and Tony!
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Swing into Spring - Disney

An amazing daisy to celebrate my recent trip to Euro Disney, and the Swing into Spring parade.

I cut the daisy on the Cricut with a new cart - Four seasons, I cut it four times, sculptures the petals, lightl inked the tips with Spun sugar Distress Ink and layered them into place on my layout.
The lettering, green leaves and flower centre were also cut with the cricut.

Here is the finished layout:

I found some very old Doodlebug Designs Inc. papers with perfect colours to match Mickey and Minnie's outfits. I created the daisy chain with some green twine which I twisted into loops, and added the leaves which were cut and scored with the cricut.

All the little white daisies are from a Lakeland and came in a box of multi-coloured flowers which I have had in my stash for a long time. Flat-backed pearls were added to the daisy centres. Liquid Pearl and Stickles were used to decorate the patterned paper.

The tiny lettering stickers are also by Doodlebug Designs Inc.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 20 July 2015

Holder Family

'H' is for Holder.
A little extra from the Merly Impressions kit was this design using a large initial.

The photograph is my grandfather Ernest Charles Holder's marriage to Sylvia Maud Giles on 31st December 1921. A lovely photo, but really sad, because although in October 1922 Sylvia gave birth to a daughter Phyllis, sadly she died in the November.

The border was cut with a Martha Stewart punch around the page set. 
The patterned papers are from the same collection as the previous two layouts.
More fussy cutting of flowers from the patterned papers, together with another pre cut vine and plenty of 3D foam pads.
I cut my initial 'H' with the Cricut and the Storybook cartridge.
I used another Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies and scattered some of the remaining gems.
I added a spot of Liquid Pearls to the smaller butterflies.

Thanks again for the inspiration Chrissie.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Wedding Card for Nicola and George

Today is the wedding day of Nicola (my cousin's daughter) and George.

I made this 8" x 8" card for them.

I layered up white and pink cardstock, together with silver Miri card, the top embossed layer has a paisley pattern and is from doodlebug Designs Inc. 
I cut the scalloped circles using the Cricut, and some digital card. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and is stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Promarkers. 
The lettering with shadows cut using the Cricut and pink and white card, and lots of Stickles.
My flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are made with a Martha Stewart punch, green card and stickles.
I dded a butterfly from my stash.

The inside was decorated and another Lili of the Valley stamp used to create the greeting, but I forgot to photograph it!

I wish Nicola and George a very happy day today.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x