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Thursday 31 March 2011

Happy 19th Birthday Catherine!

Happy 19th Birthday Catherine!
And for my third post today, here is Catherine's birthday card.

The ballerina stamp is from Lily of the Valley and she is coloured with Promarkers to match the papers which are from the Sparkling Spring Collection by Prima Marketing.
The card is an On The Edge Petal Point card from Craftwork Cards, folded to make an easel card.

The letter stickers and the greeting rub-on are from Making Memories. The greeting has been cut out with a pair of Stampin' Up punches.

Have a great birthday Cath and look forward to catching up with you at the weekend.

Happy 19th Birthday Emily!

Today is Emily's 19th birthday and she is away at university, so for the first time we won't see her on her birthday.  We are looking forward to catching up with her and Catherine and Andrew soon as they will all be home for the Easter holidays.

I made and sent this card to Emily in Nottingham.

I used a Craftwork Cards 6x6" lime green card. The papers, die cut shapes and brads are from Creative Imaginations.  The green glittery letter stickers are from Sassafras. (all from Cardinal Colours).
The stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

I used my promarkers to colour the children.

The selection of flowers, ribbon and brads are from my stash.

Happy Birthday Emily, hope you like the gifts and cards which should be with you by now.

Thanks for looking.

Happy 19th Birthday Andrew!

This character from Kraftin' Kimmie looks rather like my son and so I chose him for Andrew's 19th birthday card.
The card blank is from Craftwork Cards, folded to make an easel card. The papers are from a selection of Fancy Pants bits and pieces left over from layouts - they were ideal for making up the flags. The lettering for 'Andrew' are some old Basic Grey rub-ons and the 'Happy Birthdya' is a Making Memories rub on. The flags are Technique Tuesday stamps.
I added some tiny metallic self adhesive beads on the corners of some of the papers.

This will be Andrew's first birthday away from home and we hope he has a good time. We look forward to seeing him again in two weeks time when he comes home for the Easter break and will have another birthday for him then.  In the mean time Andrew have a great birthday and we wish you well with the exams. xx

Sunday 27 March 2011


More cards made using Craftwork Cards' products - this time they were made using the 'Confetti' Project of the Month kit.

The are pretty pastel pink, cream and brown - neopolitan colours.

Will show you more when I have had more time to play with this kit.

Thanks for looking, Lynn x

Saturday 26 March 2011

All Star Converse

This is another layout from Debden. Emily badly wanted a pair of red All Star Converse a few years ago, and was so pleased when she got them for her.  We had to have a little photo shoot in the garden! They have been a big hit and a constant favourite since that day. They don't look anything like this anymore!

The title was cut on the Cricut with the 'Designer Calendar' cartridge and black Bazzill. The ladybird border was cut with the 'Walk in my Garden cartridge'.
The papers are and old collection by Dream Street Papers (Birdie Bits collection) and I had put a kit together to work on this layout when UKScrappers had a cyber crop back in 2008. I have only just got around to doing it.

There is an overlay over one photo, I have used large silver eyelets and a white shoelace to reflect the trainers themselves. I had also saved the tag to include.

It's probably about time Emily had some new trainers!

Friday 25 March 2011

Knit 1, Purl 2, Teach 3!

Another layout created at Debden last weekend.

This shows my three children when we were on holiday in Norfolk many years back. My sister in law, Barbara came to stay with us for a few days and here she is showing the kids how to knit. Today, Emily is the only one of the three who does knit, but they all had fun that day in the garden trying it out.

This layout was great fun to make with these brightly coloured papers from Basic Grey's 'June Bug' collection (from Cardinal Colours). The papers, letter stickers and element stickers are all from the same collection. I added in black and blue cardstock. The journalling stamp is printed onto plain paper and surrounded by more patterned paper.
Happy days!

Thanks for looking, Lynn x

Thursday 24 March 2011

Picking Strawberries

During our weekend away I made quite a lot of layouts, a few will remain hidden for some time as they are DT work, others I can start sharing with you straight away.

Here is a layout I made based on one I saw by Sarah Youde a while ago.
The photo was sent to me by my nephew and shows his two children Jamie and Jessica enjoying strawberry picking last summer.

The papers are from jillybean soup from a collection called 'Chilled Strawberry Soup'. The three papers I chose are called cup sour cream, frozen strawberries and light corn syrup. They are available from Vanessa at Paper Maze. The cardstock is Kraft Bazzill - I like the effect of white pen on this card. Linda lent me her deep edge Martha Stewart punch.  The title is made with American Craft Thicker letter stickers and the ribbon is from my stash.

Looking forward to the summer months, thanks for looking.

Lynn x

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Tunstall Forest Canvas

I have recently added to my collection of Suffolk Canvases. Each one is a different place and year.  The canvases are mostly 16x16" and painted with acrylic paint. This canvas shows the photos I took in the Tunstall Forest in the snow back in December. The title is white glittery Thickers letters by American Crafts. The date is made with Basic Grey letter stickers. The white glittery brads are from Doodlebug Design.

Thanks for looking, Lynn x

Tuesday 22 March 2011

F is for Frost

A to Z photography Challenge 2011

I have just returned from a brilliant weekend of crafting at Debden in Essex. We have had a relaxing time with great company, food and lots of laughter.  On Saturday morning we woke to the very pretty white world of frost. Anita and I went for an early morning walk in the grounds and took photos.

Thanks for looking, Lynn

Log: - Alphabets, Buckingham Palace, Cupcakes, Dressmaking, Frost.

Monday 21 March 2011

Happy Birthday Anita

Happy birthday to my lovely friend Anita, we have been scrapping all weekend at Debden, so Anita had her card yesterday.

Hope you like he card made using a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp from Quixotic Paperie. She is from the Nifty Fifties, and although Anita is so much younger that that, she loves these stamps. I made a couple of vinyl (card) discs to go on the card too. The flat back pearl stars are also from Quixotic Paperie. There is also lots of glitter, which doesn't show very well in the photograph. The paper is from The Girls Paperie from Paper Maze, and the letters are Basic Grey. The card is a new shape from Craftwork Cards.

Happy Birthday Anita.

Sunday 20 March 2011

Storage for my Promarkers

I love my promarkers for colouring my stamped images. I decided I was fed up with rummaging through the box's to find the pen colour I wanted, and to match colours. I have been looking for a good container to store them in. At our last crop Sue (Doogle007) had a great bag she purchased at a recent fair, it had fabric pockets and was big enough to contain all her markers as well as some other bits as well. I have been thinking about this and when in the garden centre recently I spotted this open oval tin with a handle.

I used four different printed cotton fabrics. A lot of stitching later and I created something I can transport my pens in.  When colouring I can see exactly what I have and can now find what I need easily and quickly. I can take this to crops storing some stamps, inks and cards in the centre.

I must take a picture of the inside, as these photos don't show the pockets inside as well as those on the outside.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday 18 March 2011

Happy Birthday Jill

This is belated as it was the lovely Jill's (Cardinal Colours) birthday yesterday, but I'm not seeing her until later today.  So I didn't want to post her card on here until after she has had a chance to open it first!  I hope you had a good birthday Jill and that you enjoy our crop weekend starting today!

The card I made uses a card blank from Craftwork Cards and Phresh and Phunky papers from Basic Grey.  The image is a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, from the Quixotic Paperie. I thought this looked like Jill in her shop surrounded by 'card in all colours'!  She is coloured with my Promarkers.

Happy birthday Jill x

Sunday 13 March 2011

Cup Cakes on Three Levels

I recently found this tree tier cake stand in a shop in Woodbridge. It is antique style but I'm not sure if it is a genuine antique or not, I just liked it!

Yesterday I made some cakes, to try it out! We had tea in the garden - it was such a lovely day.

The closest thin I have seen anywhere else is a two tier stand in Lakeland.

Thanks for looking,
Lynn x

Saturday 12 March 2011

Wedding Invitations

My Nephew Mark is getting married to Vicki on 23rd July this summer and they asked me to make their wedding invitations. So the production line has been in progress making over 80 invitations.

I purchased tons of Bazzill card stock in burgundy and cream from Jill at Cardinal Colours. I cut the card and rounded the corners.

The cream card on top has been run through the Cuttlebug with a swirl embossing folder.

Mark and Vicki's initials are cut from Bazzill using the Storybook Cartridge for the Cricut.

Inside the wording has been printed in burgundy onto cream paper and the envelopes are cream to match.

Friday 11 March 2011

Twine with bows on!

This week's challenge over on Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog is to use Twine or Floss on our cards!! She says that can be baker's twine, scrapper's floss, embroidery floss, jute, linen thread....anything stringy!! When I visited Vanessa at Paper Maze today she had some of this twine with tiny bows attached. I can't even tell you where it's from or who makes it!!  She gave me a sample to try - so here it is!

The Kimmie stamp I used is 'Snow White' and she is coloured with my Promarkers to match The Girl's Paperie (also from Paper Maze) scraps I had left over from a layout. The greeting and the card base is from Craftwork Cards. I mounted the greeting on punched shapes created using Stampin' Up oval and scalloped oval punches.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Lynn x

Thursday 10 March 2011

Fairy Wings

I have a lot of birthdays this month and need get started on making some cards. The theme on The Basic Grey Challenge Blog at present is 'Wings'. So I dug out some Phresh and Phunky BG papers, and stamped the 'Brithday Fairy' from Lili of the Valley.

The fairy is coloured with Promarkers and decorated with paper roses, ribbon, flat backed pearls and a heart pin. I added lots of sparkle in the form of stickles.

Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Happy Birthday Lianne!

It's Lianne's 21st Birthday today - Happy Birthday. We celebrated with her last weekend. I made Lianne a card while I was at Jill's Cardinal Colours crop.

I used a Craftwork Cards flower shaped card to make the easel card. The papers are from Sugar Rush by Basic Grey, and the stamp is Joanie, a new Kraftin' Kimmie from Quixotic Paperie.  Joanie is coloured with Promarkers.

Here is Lianne with her champagne!

Friday 4 March 2011


Here is my design team page for the March SCRAPOLOGY challenge.

The photo is my daughter Catherine in Venice shopping. She was fascinated by the masks chose a small one to bring home as a souvenir.

The challenge this month is to scraplift this layout by Gabrielle Pollacco.

Here is the sketch.

I used three sheets of Basic Grey Curio, from Cardinal Colours those flowers go a very long way! - I ended up with some over, so will make a card, or use them on another layout.
 I used curio cotton (pink for background), ...

... Ophelia for scraps behind background and flowers, ...

... and then Camellia for more flowers and to cut the circle.

I used some bazzill (dark chocolate) as a base for my layout and gutted it to give me some over for mounting my photo later. Then trimmed my cotton patterned paper down to roughly 11x11" with tattered torn edges. I then tore further into the paper in a couple of places. The edges were all inked before placing onto the bazzill. I tore a couple of pieces from the Ophelia paper and tucked these into the spaces, so the turquoise flower base pattern shows through the tears in the plain pink.

I cut a circle from the pink geometric side of the Camellia paper. I mounted my photo on some bazzill and cut round with some scalloped scissors. I arranged these onto the layout, but before sticking down edged the circle in lace (only where the lace will show, it would be too bulky to have the lace under the photo). I used less than half a yard of antique style lace.

Then came the cutting and layering of the flowers. The print is exactly the same on both sheets, the background is simply a different colour. I cut lots of flowers and arranged the first layer onto the place flat. For the next two layers I curved the flowers with my scissor blade, and added them with 3D Sticky Fixer foam pads to add dimension. Further dimension was added by painting the finished flowers with Glossy Accents.
Here are some close up shots of the layering and glossed flowers.

I used Stickles - 'Tiara' to dot around on the big circle and 'Distress - Frayed Burlap' for stamen, and Liquid Pearls 'Perfect Pink' for dots on photo mat. All these are by Ranger inks and available from Cardinal Colours.

The torn text is from a tatty secondhand poetry book, I distressed it further with some chalk inks.

The title was cut from the bazzill scraps using the Storybook Cartridge for the Cricut.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to join in with the March challenge on SCRAPOLOGY