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Thursday 28 February 2013

Happy Birthday Nina

I was asked to made a card by my mother's cousin Janet - for her daughter Nina's 55th birthday which is today. Janet told me the wording she wanted both inside and out and sent me a photo of Nina when she was a little girl to be included on the front.

I made an easel card with an 8" x 8" white card blank.
I punched along one edge with a deep edge punch by Martha Stewart. 
I used some K and Co. papers with tags.
I typed the messages and printed them directly onto the tags.

 I punched lots of flowers and leaves using various punches, they were inked and gems and pearls were added.

I made her name with the Cricut 'Cherry Limeade' cartridge.

I used Stampin' Up circle and scalloped circle punches to make a stopper for the easel.

 Detail of the punched edge.
Lots of glitter was added as well as some purple organza ribbon.

Wishing you a happy birthday cousin Nina,
Love Lynn xxx

Tuesday 19 February 2013

sneak Peek

I have two classes planned, prepared, packed and ready for Jill's Cardinal Colours Spring Crop Weekend 16th and 17th March.

Here is a little sneak peak at the classes I have prepared.

My layout class is called:

Using beautiful papers from the Websters 'Park Drive' collection
Create a pretty feminine layout with a white, green and pink colour scheme.
This layout uses several embellishments including metal, glass, pearls, organza, lace and brads.
The page will suit various themes - wedding, romance, country, scenic places, picnics, parks, girls of all ages.
Class requirements: Standard tools and adhesives, small foam pads to raise some elements off the page, inks if you like to ink the edges of your papers.

Photo - A 6" x 4" (or larger) landscape (4" x 6" portrait can also work) photo that can be colour or black and white. 

My Card Class is called:
Fun Motion Cards

               Create four cards which will appeal to men,
                women and children alike.  

             Suitable for Father's and Mother's day to birthdays,
               new home or job, baby congratulations and many more.

               Bold, bright colours and black and white.

                  Come along and play with some fun feature and greetings stamps.

               Class requiremets:
              Standard tools and adhesives,
               foam pads to raise some elements off the card (optional),
               Inks if you like to ink the edges of your papers and card.
         It will speed things up if you have your own white gel pen and a
            black (fine liner type pen), but there will be some available to use.

 Classes for this event are selling fast, so if you have already booked  - thank you.
If you have booked for the weekend but not for the classes you may want to grab places - nothing needs to be paid now, or you can spread the cost if you wish to start paying now this can be arranged.

Please see Cardinal Colours shop site for details of the weekend

or email Jill
or Jill's Blog
A Calendar of Colours

Please also see classes by Anita Macdonald, Linda Fitzsimmons and Sandra Dry

Contact me to book classes.

Thanks for looking


Monday 18 February 2013


A while ago I blogged about my daughter Emily being interviewed at Nottingham University about her course, and as part of that she was videoed and photographed outside one of the Jubilee Campus buildings. A true advocate for the university and her Creative and Professional Writing course. I wanted to scrap this event and when I saw Vanessa's crop kit for the Papermaze February crop I knew the content was perfect for the colours in the picture.


The kit contained:
White and Kelly Green Bazzill
Jillybeans Soup - Grandma's Lima Bean Soup - Small Onion and Leak Bulb
October Afternoon - Farm Girl - Fresh Eggs
Jilly Bean Soup Hexies stickers
Clear Dew Drops
Green Twine
Washi Tape

To complete:
Circle and border punches
Butterfly die
Olive green chalk ink
Prima Alphabet Stickers

The waste from the stickers was used as a mask for inking through onto the white Bazzill.
To see the interview please follow this link:

this was another photo from the interview.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 16 February 2013

Jar of Hearts Card

A card for Valentine's day and also for the Scrapology design team challenge - to use or represent something transparent.

I made a Trifold card and cut the top off at an angle. I added hearts of various sizes all cut from scraps of SEI-Twitterpated collection from a few years ago.

 For the jar I used a stamp set by Woodware.
I stamped the image twice on paper with Memento .... 

and twice on acetate with Staz-on ink..
 I cut them so I had a jar with the rim and a lid in both card and acetate.

I coloured the card jar with Promarkers to give shading.
Then stick the acetate over the card, with a few small touches of glue which would be later covered by the tiny self adhesive hearts.

The card opened out

The reverse of the card opened out

I added some self adhesive hearts from Paperchase.

Pop over to Scrapology to see the challenge details in full.
Thanks for looking.

Friday 15 February 2013

Glass Jars

The Scrapology Card Challenge for February is to make a card using or representing something transparent! I saw these October Afternoon - Farm Girl papers and stickers with preserving jars and decided to make a card with them. There is a lot of Glossy Accents on some of the jars.

I used a Stampin' up greeting which is stamped onto a label from the sticker sheet. Some of the jars are raised on 3D foam pads.

This second card is an easel card made from a 6" x 6" card blank. I added lots of ribbon bows.

Back with some different cards tomorrow. Please see Scrapology for details of the challenge and prize.

Sunday 10 February 2013

Happy 7th Birthday Jessica

Jessica's birthday is just a few days before her brother Jamie's and I showed his card yesterday. Here is Jessica's card:

I used:
 Papers from Doodlebug Designs Inc.
The Cricut and the Wild Card and Birthday Bash Cartridges.
Lili of The Valley image and greetings stamps.

Over on  I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge Blog - HERE - It's their 3rd birthday and the theme for this week is 'Happy Birthday' so I'm entering my card into that challenge.

Happy Birthday Jessica and looking forward to seeing you and Jamie soon. 
Thanks for looking. 

Saturday 9 February 2013

Happy 9th Birthday Jamie

It was Jamie's birthday and I made him a card:

The card stock is from the DCWV rock star stack.
I cut the card and the envelope using the Cricut and the Wild Card Cartridge.
The lettering is from the Birthday Bash Cartridge.

The stamp image and the greeting are from Lili of the Valley and are coloured with my Promarkers.
 I used a circle punch and a scalloped circle punch for the greeting. I added Stickles to the letters for a bit of sparkle.

Over on the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge blog they are celebrating their 3rd birthday and so the theme is 'Happy Birthday' - see HERE. I am entering this card into their challenge.

I am also entering the card into the Passion for Promarkers Challenge for this week. Their theme is Boys and their Toys - see HERE.

Thanks for looking 
and Happy Birthday Jamie xxx

Friday 1 February 2013

Beryl & Grandma

Over on the Scrapology Blog for the month of February we have been playing with Texture Paste.
We are scraplifting a beautiful layout by Heather Jacob

this is our sketch 

I used Kaiser Craft papers from the Periwinkle collection.
Ash Bazzill and some clear crystal gems.

The photo is an old one of Alan's cousin Beryl with their grandma Georgina. 

Here is a brief description of what I did
I kept the Ash Bazzill whole to make a firm base for the whole layout.
With 'Dawn' paper I punched down the right side with a border punch, then tore the other three sides so the finished piece was about 10" x 11".   I took the left over strip, turned it over, trimmed the ends so it was a little shorter than the first piece and place to left tucking it under the larger piece slightly.

Next I took the 'Whisper' paper and tore two strips approx. 3/4" x 10". This was placed horizontally across the layout under the photo.

With 'Hint' paper I trimmed one side with a deep edge border punch to create a lacy pattern. Then I cut a piece about 9 1/2" and added it just above the two horizontal strips of floral paper, setting the remainder aside for later.  I tore a piece - bird side up - about 1 1/2" x 9" which was tucked in vertically over the left side piece of black patterned paper and slightly under the main peach piece.

Next I made a tear up from the bottom on the right side and folded it back. Then I tore a scrap from the blue dot side of the 'Whisper' paper and tucked this under gap. I added a short piece of the left over lacy border punched earlier. I repeated this with a smaller tear low down on the left side and tucked under a torn piece of floral side of 'Whisper'. I tucked in a punched leaf frond using the black side of 'Hint' paper into the gap.

After inking all the torn edges I lightly stuck them in place. I decorated them with the sewing machine and some cream and black threads.  I further distressed the edges up to the stitching.

Using texture paste and mask I added some harlequin shapes to the top left area of the layout.  After allowing this to dry I inked it slightly to highlight the shapes, and texture.

I cut my photo mount from a plain peach area of 'Breath' paper.  I made a selection of label shapes in different papers and sizes cut using the Cricut and punches - these were cut up as only small amounts of each was needed to peek out from under the photo. I inked the edges and drew round the shapes with a pen.  After building up the arrangement I stuck everything in place.

I used Sizzlets Tattered Flower Garland decorative strip die, and cut leaves and flowers using 'Breath' paper. I used leaves from the aqua side and the flowers from the peach side.  I inked the edges of all these shapes, scrunched them up and stuck them in place. I added a gem to the centre of each flower.

I cut my letters for title with Sizzlets Typeset decorative strip die and stick this to the bottom left of page.

From the manufacture's strips at the bottom of each paper I cut three flags about 2" long. These were added to the right of the photo. about 1/2" apart. Three x 1/2" punched circles from some peach paper were inked and added to left of each flag with a 3D pad. A gem was added to each circle and coloured with sky blue Promarker. Then I added three more circles and gems to the top of two horizontal strips of paper. These were coloured with a spice Promarker. 

Finally I added a gem to each tear.

Thanks for looking.
Please pop over to Scrapology to find out more details for the challenge and the prize.