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Friday, 29 November 2013

Family Photo Box

I have finally completed my family photo Box! I started making this at the Merly Impressions retreat and realised it was going to take some time, so concentrated on the layout classes at the event, choosing to keep the box to do at home.

The kit was designed by Chrissy Tingey, using a Beyond the Page Recipe Box and 75 cents paper collection from Kaisercraft. 

In the summer I painted the edges of each piece then used crackle glaze, before covering with the papers provided. Then it all went away until this week when I decided to get the box finished as somewhere to store all the new family photos I have acquired from my cousin.
The Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish Medium hinges were also in the kit.

The front of the box showing a photo of my great grandparents Emma Jane Florence (Williams) and Frederick Henry Holder.

The back of the box.

Side view showing photos of my great grandparents again, at the time of their engagement.

This is the other side showing a photo of my grandparents Ernest Charles Holder and Winifred May Humm at their Wedding on the left and my great-great grandmother Charlotte Allen.

 The lid with a photo of mt Nan, Margaret Ellen (Ephgrave) Banks. ...

 ... and inside showing the dividers.
Photos of my great Aunt and Uncle - Winifred Freda Holder and Harry William's Wedding, My great grandmother - Susan (Dunn) Humm and Peggy Holder.

I added a Melissa Francis escutcheon, a sticker sheet from the 75 Cents collection for some flowers, oval frames and lace borders. acrylic paint, glue, Distress Inks, Crackle medium and Glossy Accents.

Now to fill with the photos!
Thanks for the inspiration Chrissy, and of course the great weekend.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday, 15 November 2013

The stockings were hung ...

...by the chimney with care, in the hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Over on Scrapology this month, Paula Pascual is challenging us to use her card as inspiration for making one of our own.

For my card I used an 8" x 8" scalloped card blank, and papers from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses collection. The lettering is left over from some My Mind's Eye, Winter Wonderland paper.

The stockings are cut with the Jolly Holidays cartridge and several scraps of Bazzill. In addition I used three tiny pegs, two bells, a button, some ribbon and twine.

Hope you will feel inspired to have a go at the challenge.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Daffodil Cards for chYps

Back in September Tracie Dempster, Head of Care at ChYps has asked us if we would like to take part in a card making challenge. Now I'm back with a few of the cards that have been made for us. Many thanks to those who took materials to make cards and those of you who have sent in you finished cards - a great start to the project.
sent in the following 9 cards

made these 2 cards

made three cards

more cards from

Look forward to seeing lots more cards.
The challenge details can be found 

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Mirror, Mirror ...

... on the wall! - A birthday card made for my friend Linda, who has a birthday on Tuesday.  We are celebrating today at our monthly crop.

I used a white blank card measuring 8" x 8". The papers are from Bo Bunny's Prairie Chic collection I stamped this image form Loralie Designs on to card and cut the image with a Sizzix die. This was coloured with promarkers and Stickles.

The Mirror was made with gold and silver Miri card and another Sizzix die and lots of flat-backed-gems. My greeting is stamped with a greeting from Lili of the Valley and mounted on punched circles. Lots of inking went on with distress inks.

I went to town with flat-backed-pearls and Liquid Pearls. I tied a big broad pink ribbon around the bottom of the card. 'Linda' is made with some Provo Craft stickers I had in my stash.

I would like to enter this card into this weeks I ♥ ProMarkers' challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday Linda x
Thanks for looking.
Lynn xxx

Friday, 1 November 2013


'C is for Chipboard' is the challenge over on Scrapology this month. We are scraplifting a layout by Michelle Logan.  I drew a sketch and we are challenging you all to create a layout with some chipboard, the sketch, Michelle and the design team's layouts as inspiration.

My photograph was taken on a family holiday to Italy back in 2005, when we took a day trip to Venice and had a ride in a Gondola. It was a fantastic day with good weather, food, sightseeing and shopping.

For my layout I tried out a pack of metallic Gelatos from Faber-Castell. I used mint, melon, grape and blueberry, the colours were perfect for my photograph. I dabbed colour round in a circle shape and then spritzed with water and rubbed in with my finger until I was happy with the result. Once dry I built up the layering with scraps of Kaisercraft papers from four different collections - Charlotte's Dream, Lake House, Periwinkle and Sweet Nothings.
I didn't have any chipboard with me so I cut three identical swirls and titles from Bazzill using the Cricut and the Cindy Loo and Chalkboard Font cartridges. I glued them together, then rubbed in more Gelatos. Once everything was in place I got busy glass dew drops, flat-backed gems, and Liquid Pearls in four colours.
I used a brad from my stash for my tag, and the dated is written on a label created with a Stampin' Up punch.

Please pop over to the Scrapology blog for details of the challenge and prize. See what the rest of the Design Team have created too.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x