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Monday 19 March 2012

Surprising Day!

We were staying in Suffolk for a few days and on Saturday morning I checked my emails and discovered that the Papermaze Crop as being held that very day. I'm not often there on the right weekends! So with about an hour to spare I got my stash and lunch together and Alan dropped me of at Otley Village Hall. I sat with a lovely group of ladies and was made very welcome. I had met Janina before and she was very helpful and introduced me to Carol, Karen and Tracey. It was good to see Karen Leonard again too, I can't wait to see how her latest project turns out. Vanessa and her Mum, Lesley were busy but managed to reopen the shop so we were able to pop along to see the newly refurbished building and all the super new stock. I don't think Vanessa sat down until about 3pm!

This is the crop kit layout I made while at the crop, designed by Vanessa with beautiful papers from the Authentique Genuine Collection (true, forever and perfection).
The Bazzill cardstock is Beeswax and Indigo
Also included in ther kit were blue dew drops, Doodlebug brads, a doily, and some blueberry Divine Twine.

In addition to the kit the title was created with some Amy Tangerine Thickers in foam rubber, blue chalk ink,  a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and my circular journalling stamp.
I used a very recent photo of Catherine taken by her sister Emily, last weekend.

Here is Vanessa's original layout.

A good time was had by all and such an unexpected day.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x


  1. Ooooh these are lovely Lynn - wish I could have come too!

  2. Hi Lynn, so glad you enjoyed your day with us at Papermaze......just think in the future it could be a regular thing!

  3. Great layout I love the lacing and the banner is adorable. Tx

  4. What a beautiful layout Lynn, love the colours and the lacing and use of punches xxx


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