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Wednesday 12 February 2014

February Maja Mood Board - Charlotte

Charlotte Allen is my great, great, grandmother on my mother's side. She looks as if she was a cheerful, loving lady and I just love these two photos of her. I would love to have met her. The pictures were given to me by my cousin Nina recently. Then, together with my friend Frances, and the help of several on-line family tree websites, we discovered her name and some dates. I will treasure these photographs and am in the process of sharing them all with my family too.

A little history -
Charlotte was born on 9th March 1838 in Deal, Kent.
She married David Williams (1837 - 1889).
They had seven children, six boys and a girl.
Their daughter was my great grandmother, Emma Jane Florence  Williams born 1866. Emma Jane married Frederick Holder (1861 - 1940) on 9th June 1886.
Emma Jane and Frederick had fourteen children, their fourth child was my grandfather, Ernest Charles Holder (1891 - 1971).
Ernest married Winifred Humm (1900 - 1974)
on 11th September 1926 and their youngest child is Mary Susan (b 1934) - my mother!
Using these treasures I created this layout for the February Maja Mood Board Challenge.

For details of the Maja Design / February Mood board 
to go to Maja Design Blog and be inspired by these 
dreamy romantic colors

I really enjoyed playing with these delightful papers and the lovely photographs, I am away from home and don't have my usual supplies so I had to adapt my original plans.

I only have papers from one range by Maja Designs and so I was delighted that the challenge called for the colours in this particular collection. Translated is called 'Let's have some coffee'. The two papers I used from the 'Ska vi ta en Fika' collection were Söders Höjder and Sockerkaka.

I added two images from Magic Moonlight Free Images.

Clock face from Tando Creative
American Craft Thickers - letter stickers

Acrylic paint

Distress Inks in several colours
Deep embroidered lace trim from my grandmother's sewing box
Velvet ribbon

Heart Charm

Purple Frame phone charm from Primark & Initial 'C' from Making Memories alphabet

Flat Backed Pearls
Gem brads
Selection of blossoms from my stash
Rose buds from Snape

Martha Stewart Frond punch

Hope you like the story of Charlotte Allen.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x


  1. Lynn this layout is breathtaking. It is simply stunning and all the embelishments are just perfect.

  2. Gorgeous layout of Charlotte Lynn, she does look a jovial lady.


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