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Sunday 24 June 2012

Mary Susan

My Mum, Mary in about 1953. This photo was taken by my Dad. When I asked her about the photo she told me she must have been about 19, because Dad gave her the locket for her birthday. The blouse was 'off the shoulder' and her mother didn't approve! The photo was probably taken at Dad's parent's house in Beckenham.

I made this layout for the Merly Impressions June Challenge - It is a recipe with a twist. You choose a line from the box below (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) and you will have 3 elements to use on your 12×12 layout.

So I picked - Lace, ..

... flowers ...

... and both punches and dies cuts.
I extended the existing florish on the paper with a Cricut one.

I also included layers, stitches and pearls (brads).

I used papers from Kaiser Craft's Chapter One Collection

Die Cut - Experience, Beginning and Florish.
Black Bazzill
Cricut - George and Basic Shapes and Straight from the Nest Cartridges
Punches by EK Success
American Crafts Glitter Thickers
DMC cotton embroidery thread - hand stitched
A selection of blossoms and brads from my stash

edited 14th July to say - just heard I was awarded top 3 award!

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x


  1. Lovely photo and lace
    good luck
    Chris p

  2. Fantastic layout! Great take on the challenge! Thank you for playing along with us at Merly Impressions!

  3. Beautiful page Lynn, I love the colours of these papers.

  4. Hi Lynn,

    Beautiful layout, love the die-cut detail and very pretty lace. Thank you for taking part in the Merly Challenge.

    Chrissy xXx

  5. Beautiful, and very effective! I love how you've extended the swirls. Gorgeous photo of your mum.

  6. This is just beautiful Lynn, what a ownderful photo of your lovely Mum. Love the colours in the layout and the various different elements....especially lovinghow you cleverly extended the swirls xx

  7. love this layout Lynn, don't you look like your mum!

  8. Lynn, you've won a top three award :)

  9. Thanks for letting me know Linda x Lynn x


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