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Friday, 30 August 2013

Road Trip

Take a look on CSI  for details of Case File No. S365-1 {Special Scrap365 Case File closes August 31, 2013} I'm just in time to solve this one! 

My layout shows Andrew, Catherine and Emily picnicking in the car on a wet road trip through Norfolk in 1996. More memories for the Norfolk Album. 

Here is the case file for this challenge:
This is how I solved it:

The Scheme - All five colours used on layout. Papers are from My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing collection.

Evidence - A road map of Norfolk from an old road atlas. A small section of the area we were in has been cut out and trapped under a watch glass (something transparent). Metal pin.

Testimony - Topic is road trip, my story is tucked into a pocket behind the photo, and the journalling is on three tags. 

The journalling tells the story to the children: We promised you a picnic in the forest as we travelled through Norfolk on holiday .....but it rained! So we had the picnic in the car instead.  You seemed to enjoy this just as much! The three of you climbed into the back to eat together.

Just after you were born we had to buy a bigger car to accommodate all three of you plus a big triplet buggy so we decided on the blue Volvo you named 'Alice'. We had two extra rear facing seats added (which folded flat into the boot floor when not needed). This meant we could travel with the three of you and two extra adults and we could then take three umbrella buggies. You used to love it when we got these seats set up and you would fight over who would sit there as we could only have two of you in these seats. You loved to wave at the people in the car behind and got very mixed reactions!

By the time of this trip you didn't need the buggies very often and we had Auntie Marion and Auntie Beryl with us. On this occasion we were visiting Dad's friends John and Elaine who have just moved to East Dereham. 

In addition I used:
Glimmer Mist (Oops I got some on the photo too!)
Prima Wooden elements.
Prima gem sprays and other gems.
My Little Shoe Box tiny letter stickers.
American Crafts Thickers in two different alphas for title.
Sewing machine and white thread
Martha Stewart border punch for pocket top.

Thanks for looking, and pop over to CSI to see more layouts solving this case.
Lynn x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

ChYps Raffle at the next Cardinal Colours Crop Weekend

We are busy getting ready for the next weekend crop at Cardinal Colours, on 14th - 15th September.

I want to once again thank all those who attended any of  the previous three weekends for taking part in the raffles we have held for CHYPS (hospice-at-home care for children and young people). You have all been very generous in providing prizes and buying tickets. We have so far raised a total of £543!
 A very big thank you also to Jill for providing the main prizes each time. Last year we were lucky enough to have had a Big Shot Starter Kit won by Adele, then a Bind -It-All won by Mel. In spring this year Maureen won an Ultimate Pro Scoreboard.

This year Jill has kindly offered a Cuttlebug as the main prize.

We are busy gathering prizes together again for another go at the crop weekend in September. If you have anything you would like to donate - please bring it along with you, together with some money for raffle tickets.

You can read more about the charity by clicking on the word 'CHYPS'

Thank you

Monday, 19 August 2013

Edna Ellaline Bryan Holder 1911

Edna Ellaline Bryan Holder is my great aunt on my maternal grandfather's side. Edna and my grandfather were siblings, there were fourteen children in their family. I have a wonderful photo of them all at a wedding in 1911, but decided it would be good to find out a bit about each of them and scrap them separately. My cousin Nina is Edna's granddaughter and she told me a little about Edna's name. 

"'Bryan' was the surname of the lady who delivered her and my Mum thinks 'Ellaline' was possibly after a popular actress of the time, Ellaline Terriss."

I looked her up and Ellaline Terriss was an English actress and singer, best known for her performances in Edwardian musical comedies.

This photo shows Edna in 1960.
The strange thing is Edna was my grandfather, Ernest Holder's sister, and she married Alfred Humm who was my grandmother, Winifred Humm's brother - makes creating the on-line family tree very difficult! 

My layout was created from the crop kit for Papermaze's August crop, and was designed by Lou Collins. The kit contained:
The paper is Crate Paper, The Pier Collection - Frozen Treats.
Bazzill cardstock in Brown, Twig and Olive. Red Co'ordinations cardstock. White and cream lace and Prima roses.

In the crop we also used: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, several dies, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Glimmer Mist, a Technique Tuesday and a Kaisercraft stamp & lemon Liquid Pearls. 

I added a title with Making Memories mini shimmer alpha stickers, acetate postmark and Distress inks.

Thank you for looking at a little of my family history.
Lynn x

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Our Girl

I was looking through my Kaisercraft papers and collectables from the recent Merly Impressions  Retreat and decided to use them for this Page Maps Challenge. It is the Bo Bunny 'Anthem' challenge which closes tonight. (My photograph will need taking again tomorrow in better light.) Been out cycling today and took in an unexpected visit to a beautiful open garden at Rookery Farm, Eyke and so only just finished the layout - more photos to scrap!

The photo shows our daughter, Catherine - it is one of a beautiful collection of images from a photo shoot she had done in London back in February this year.

I used Papers from Kasercrafts Miss Empire and Timeless collections. The Collectables are from the Miss Empire collection. I have used lace, ribbon, blossoms, and roses. American Craft Thickers alphabet stickers and Making Memories tiny alphas were chosen for the title. In addition I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink together with Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain.

This is the sketch for this challenge:

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Naturally Beautiful - CSI

CSI case #84 ends tonight, and I managed to complete this layout on Friday, so it's time I shared it! It's all about vacations and travel this month so this week I went for more memories of our trips to Norfolk when the children were younger (2001 this time). I have featured pictures of my father and my daughter, Catherine on a visit to Holt Wild Flower Centre.

Here are the details of the challenge, showing the Scheme, Evidence and Testimony.
 There is also a sketch.
To solve the case I used all the colours in the Scheme: my papers were a very mixed bag - Little Yellow Bicycle - Paradise -Earthy Dots; My Mind's Eye - On the Bright Side - Stripe (leafy green side); Basic Grey - Oliver - Sticker sheet, Mason (Navy) & Greyson; Crate Paper - Portrait - sticker sheet.

Evidence: Paper with stripes, fabric, twine, circles (buttons).
Testimony: A story of a get away together - the words 'escape' and 'explore' are included in the journalling, some of which can be seen on the layout the rest is hidden under the pictures and on the reverse of the tags.

I also used lots of sticker strips from the Basic Grey and the Crate Paper collections, Kaisecraft Grid stamp, several colours of Glimmer mist, Prima Resistant Canvas shapes.
I added a little back pack charm to reflect Catherine's bag in the photo.

 The Prima Resist Canvas Shapes were spritzed with the Glimmer Mists and then some Stickles glitter glue was added to highlight, they were then added with layers of 3D foam to give dimension.

The fabric strip is left over linen from an old cross stitch project with the edges frayed. The smaller butterflies were created from left over papers and a 3 in 1 Martha Stewart punch. The title is Basic Grey letter stickers for 'Naturally' and 'Beautiful' was cut on the Cricut with the Theresa Collins Sophisticated cartridge.

Happy Memories of a beautiful day!
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday, 16 August 2013

Milestone Card - Another 21st Birthday

When you have three children who all turn 21 in the same year, you make a lot of 21st birthday cards as all their friends turn 21 in the same school year!!

Andrew's friend Andrew who he has known since his baptism, was 21 this week. I made a card for him similar to the one I made for George a few weeks ago with the Cricut Craft Room. This time I chose red card with the black and multi-coloured gems. More details on the original post.

Note to self: Buy some black 3D foam pads as I ended up with very black nails colouring the sides of the white ones with a promarker so they wouldn't show!!

This is my design team card for this month's card challenge on Scrapology. Our lovely Sandra set the challenge this month. Pop over to the blog to see Sandra's 30th birthday card all the other great cards made for inspiration. Details can be found there for entering the challenge and the prize.

Happy 21st Birthday Andrew.
Lynn x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Happy Anniversary!

I wanted to make an anniversary card recently, but with little time to spare - I remembered something I had seen on Pinterest and decided to make one similar.

So with several scraps of Bazzill in different colours, two lolly sticks, my Peachy Keen stamps and the Cricut with Simply Charmed cartridge I set about making this card for Mark and Hilary.
I also used Black ink for edging and stamping, a Lili of the Valley greeting circle stamp, punches for the circles, 3D foam pads, white gel pen and pink chalk in for the features. This was all tied up with a ribbon on a white 6" x 6" card blank.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Birthday Bunting

Following on from the post about George's 12st birthday card I also made more birthday bunting - this time in black and white.

 I made this in the same way as I made the bunting for Andrew, Catherine and Emily back in March. I used the file I had saved on the Cricut Craft Room which was created with Birthday Bash Cartridge.
Using Black and white Bazzill and a stack of 12" x 12" papers I have had for a long time. All strung together with white ribbon.

Happy birthday George!
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Loving Norfolk Lavender - CSI #82

In 1995 Alan and I booked a holiday on the North Norfolk coast, we took the children to the village of West Beckham near Sheringham and Cromer. We stayed in a lovely big cottage and returned there several times during their school years. We sometimes others along to enjoy the experience - my parents, Alan's sisters, his niece & cousin; and as they grew older the children's school friends as well. On the first occasion we discovered many interesting places and one of the favourites was Norfolk Lavender.

These photos were taken on that first occasion and Catherine and Emily had great fun posing for the camera, pulling funny faces and pretending to hide!

I have scrapped these photos in answer to this week's CSI challenge. I love the main photo but as I also has some tiny photos printed I decided to add a small cluster of these too. The colours the girls were wearing and the flowers were perfect for the scheme and allowed me to include all the colours before starting to select papers and embellishments.

For Evidence I used hearts (chipboard) painted with wet medium (acrylic paint). I stitched with green string and wrapped my hearts and attached the buttons with yellow string. I drew the word 'LOVING' in cursive lettering.

For Testimony I choose from the prompts suggested about celebrating summer for my journalling and wrote about:
a favorite place to go during the summer, and a favourite summer memory, there is some journalling handwritten on the circle and this continues under the small photos with little messages to the girls.

In addition I used: Papers - MME On The Bright Side & Basic Grey Serendipity; Distress Inks; buttons; Sizzix Block Party letters; chipboard swirl; ribbon; ladybird charm; gel pens in black and white; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letter stickers and Liquid Pearls.

This page will be added to an album of layouts about the Norfolk holidays we loved and shared as a family.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Mojo Monday - Round or Square?

It is circle or square week over at Mojo Monday and I decided to play along making a card with one of the two sketches below.  

I made this card using a Loralie Designs Stamp from Cardinal Colours, this one is 'Serious Shopper'. Jill has a whole range of these fun art stamps available.
I used Promarkers to colour the image and stamped onto various papers before cutting and paper piecing the various parts. These were also shaded with Promarkers. I added lots of Stickles to her top to make it sparkle!

The flowers, pearls and butterfly were from my stash. 
The decorative circle and the '40' were cut with Sizzix dies. A Lili of the Valley greeting was added and layered with punched circles. I also used flat backed pearls and some Liquid Pearls.

Happy birthday George

It's George's 21st birthday today and I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Pamela Ho.

I believe the original was made using dies, but I set the Cricut Craft Room up with the Birthday Bash Cartridge and plotted my numbers where I wanted them to cut and went for it!

The original was Black with pink, but I wanted George's to be black and white and had made some bunting for him, so stuck to the same cardstock and papers. I love the simplicity of this idea, the die cut piece is mounted with 3D foam over a card blank cut from the same sheet of Bazzill. Patterned paper is slipped under the '21'. I added a Making Memories rub-on for the greeting and a smattering of very sparkle - keeping in simple with clear crystals.

Here is the original card:

Thanks for looking, happy birthday George. xxx
Lynn x

Friday, 2 August 2013

Here Come the Girls!

My newest Lili of the Valley Girly Stamp called 'skipping'. I used her to create a card for this weeks Lili's Little Fairies challenge which is 'here comes the girls'.

I have used a Lili of the Valley greeting circle stamp, Promarkers, Memory box dies for the gate and fence, some variegated cord, Sizzix die, Martha Stewart, Woodware & Stampin' Up punches, Bo Bunny C'est Le Vie 6" x 6" papers, butterfly charm, Distress Inks and Stickles.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Shabby Chic Challenge

The photo on this layout shows my brother and his wife at their wedding just over a year ago in Brazil. This is my design team layout for the month of August over on Scrapology. Please visit the blog to see the fabulous layouts created by the rest of the DT.

We are scraplifting this delightful layout by Sandrine Dawes, her blog can be found HERE.

Here is our sketch

Here is what I used and what I did:
Bo Bunny C'est La Vie papers - La Vie En Rose, Panache & Decoupage

La Vie En Rose


Cream & white Bazzill, Shapes cut using the Cricut and the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge 
 Paper roses - Wild Orchid Crafts, buttons, DMC twine, white guipure lace, gold dew drops

I worked with mostly white, cream and blue sections from the patterned papers. Distressing and inking all the edges as I worked.
Gut the Panache paper, ending up with a 12" x 12" frame 2" deep. Cut the white Bazzill to 10 ½" x 10 ½".  

With a Martha Stewart border punch - punch five times in various places around the Bazzill but not in a complete border. Spritz some blue glimmer mists to the white card. Attach a short (about 2") length of lace to the back of the Bazzill where it has been punched. This then shows behind and extends beyond each punched pattern area (see photo). The whole piece was then attached to the centre of the frame prepared earlier.
The blue mat is cut from the Decoupage paper and measures 6" x 7". The diagonal stripe mat is cut from La Vie En Rose and measures 6 ½" x 7 ½"  - arrange on the page. Use a 1" x 12" strip of cream Bazzill and decorate this with a border punch. 7" of this was tucked under the top edge of the striped paper, so the pattern shows above with the blue paper showing through. Mount the 4" x 6" photo onto a piece of Panache paper to leave a narrow border. 
Use the cream Bazzill elements already cut with the Ornamental Iron II Cricut cartridge and arrange on the page. The fleur de lis circles were mounted onto 1 ¾" circles cut from Panache paper.

The heart was made with a punch, then thread wrapped round it and finished off with a button.  Add two paper roses, and make another two using the Stampin' Up Blossom punch and scraps of the patterned papers (see separate instructions).
Cut two tags from the Decoupage paper. 
I cut five flags from the scraps of Panache paper and added the remainder of the punched strip made earlier to the top of each flag. The flags were arranged to make bunting below the photo and the rest of the thread was woven around them, and held in place each end with a button.
To finish off I added some gold dew drops.

Please go over to the Scrapology blog for more details of the challenge and prize. You have until 5th September to take part.

Thanks for looking