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Friday 31 October 2014

William David Holder - Heritage Layout

I have been busy working on the family tree as I have had some time off work. It was time to create some pages for the male ancestors (always find it easier to create pages for the ladies). After shuffling papers around for the afternoon, I finally made a decision and got going in the evening  yesterday. With the help of some inspiration from the Merly Impressions monthly challenge sketch for October.

Here is my layout featuring my Great Uncle Bill (William David Holder). 

The hidden journalling reads: 

"William David Holder

Know as Bill, my great uncle.
In researching my family ancestry I discovered William
was born on the 16th August 1906 to Frederick Henry Holder
& Emma Jane Florence Williams Holder, 13th of 14 children.
They lived in 120 Southlands Road, Bromley, Kent.
Bill married Ivy Maud Elsdon (1901 - 1987)
They had five children - Barbara, Philip, Lesley, Olive and Robin.
I found a relationship with Lilian Freda Elizabeth Able and their child Christopher .
William died in Bromley on 27th December 1978."
 Lynn 30/10/2014

Here is the sketch:

I used:
Acrylic paint to drybrush
Patterned  Papers and Element Stickers - Kaisercraft's Pickled Pear Collection
Dies - Wplus9, Spellbinders, Sizzix
Letter Stickers - Snap Studio, Simple Stories
Other - dew drops, Chalk Inks, buttons, Twine, 3D Foam Pads, Brad, wooden element and Liquid Pearls

Thank you for looking, just two days left of this challenge.

Lynn x

Thursday 30 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 42

A Christmas card using the great set of colours from this week's prompt. We had a photograph to work with (see below). Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:

Here is a reminder of the colour prompt photo:

I used:
Patterned papers - Crate Paper
Rub - on's Basic Grey (snowflakes)
Die Cut - Glittery snowflake - Craftwork Cards
Greeting - Craftwork Cards

Chalk Inks

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Sun Kissed

The photo in this layout is my daughter Catherine and her boyfriend George on holiday in turkey back in August this year. It was perfect colour wise to go with last month's Papermaze Crop Kit.

Vanessa's kit contained:
Bazzill cardstock - Avalanche, Natural and Spring Willow
Pink Pailsee Cottage Farms collection - Bushel and Market
Prima - Butterfly
Burlap String
Caramel Dew Drops
Studio Calico -Tiny Stars
Prima Lace

We used:
Paints - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers - Butterscotch, Sherbet & Mountain Rose
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Cherry Cola
Polka dot Stencil
Leaf die

I added: Pink Paislee yellow letter stickers 'Fashion Script'

Here is Vanessa's original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday 28 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 41

Back with my Christmas card for the 'Sketch Prompt' challenge for week 41. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card, (remade as the first one was covered in ink before I had a chance to photograph it!):

Here is a reminder of the sketch:

I used:
Scrapbook papers and letter stickers by Doodlebug Design Inc.
A very old Santa shirt sticker from Jolee's Boutique
Cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Chalk Inks by Color Box

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday 21 October 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 42

A great set of colours in the form of a photograph to work with this week. A great selection of shades for autumn into winter. 
Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card for Emily and Jack as they move into their new home in Beeston, Nottingham:

I went with the shape of the photo as well as some of the colours. This is the prompt photo:

I used
Patterned papers for paper piecing - Crate Paper
Tag - Prima Marketing
Stamp - Woodware - Tall House
Ribbon - Seam binding - Stampin' Up
Chalk Inks
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 20 October 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 41

We have a 'Sketch Prompt' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:

A congratulatory card for my snail sketching son Andrew, he had just been accepted for a research post at the University of Sussex. All the best with your job and your studies Andrew.

Here is the sketch: {Pinterest pin}

  I used the snail from a pack of Basic Grey Lemonade Woolies I picked up in the Papermaze sale.

Patterned papers and tag stickers are Doodlebug Designs
orange button
chalk ink.

I was hoping to add my Christmas card but there will be a delay as somehow my DH managed to place an open distress ink, face down on top of the finished card - shame I hadn't taken a photo first. He was trying to help me with the unpacking of my craft stuff!!
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 19 October 2014

Birthday Surprise!

I was looking for something a bit different for a birthday card for my mother's 80th birthday today. I downloaded the workshop and templates for this card from Etsy, It was designed by Helen Allen.

Here are a few photographs and a video clip to show how it works.

This is the outside of the envelope folder
Here is the back of the envelope folder
Here is what happens when the envelope is opened:

Here is the inside of the envelope folder with the greeting

This is what the top and bottom of the cube looks like

side one of the cube
second side of the cube with Mum's birthday date

Third side with another big 80
The fourth side with 'Mum' and hearts

The elastic inside to make the box pop open!
To make this card I used
Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned papers, Alphabet Stickers and Element Stickers - Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry Collection
Alphabet Stickers - Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers
Elastic Band
Distress Ink
Liquid Pearls

I gave it to Mum at The Ritz where we had afternoon tea to celebrate her day - the card really did surprise her!

Thanks for looking - off to The Ritz now for Mum's 80th birthday afternoon tea party!
Lynn x

Thursday 16 October 2014

Another Blue and Silver Card

Another card I made for the Scrapology Blue and Silver Christmas Card challenge. I had made a birthday and Christmas card in the same style for the 52 week card challenge, so thought I would make another in blue and silver.

I used:
Mixed metallic and patterned papers
Bazzill cardstock
Flat-backed gems
Cricut and the Birthday Bash Cartridge
Punch - Martha Stewart
3D foam pads

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Silver and Blue for Christmas for Scrapology

The Scrapology Card challenge has been announced today for the month of October (it runs until 15th November).

Paula from Crafts U Love is challenging us all to make a Christmas card using Silver and Blue.

This is mine:

I used patterned paper from an old K and Company 6 x 6" paper pad
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Sugarcoated by Doodlebug Designs Inc. & Miri Card
Dies - Hero Arts (leaves), WPlus9 (letters) and Sue Wilson (Festive Collection Classic and Filigree Poinsettia)

Please go over to the Scrapology blog to read more about the challenge.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 13 October 2014

52 Card Challenge & Christmas Cracker 2014 - Week 40 - Say What?!

We have a photo prompt challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

This week's prompt is called "Say what?!" {Pinterest pin}

The focus is on words and making your greeting or sentiment stand out in some way - I used my Cricut Explore and the Word Collage cartridge. With the drawing facility I created my background papers. 
Here is my first card:

I used a fine pen and the stitching related words together with Basic Grey's Lucille collection of papers and embellishment stickers. I added lace, seam binding ribbon, buttons and pins.

Then onto my Christmas card using the same Cricut cartridge.

I used a thicker metallic pen in the Cricut this time. I added organza ribbon and some glittered chipboard pieces I have had in my stash for years!

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday 12 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers - Week 39

Back with a Christmas Card for week 39 of the challenge. We had a dip in the 'Prompt Jar' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Here is my card, I made a Christmas version of the birthday card I showed you yesterday:

and the inspiration again:

I used:
Patterned papers - Sizzix and Doodlebug Design inc.
Cardstock - Bazzill
Punch - Martha Stewart
Cricut - Birthday Bash Cartridge
3 D Foam Pads
Peel Off
Flat-backed gems

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday 11 October 2014

52 Week Card Challenge - Week 39

We have a dip in the 'Prompt Jar' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:

and the inspiration:

My card is adapted from one I saw on Pinterest.
I used:
Patterend papers - Sizzix
Cardstock - Bazzill
Punches - Martha Stewart
Greeting - Glittery Peel Off
Cricut - Birthday Bash Cartridge
Gems and pearls
3 D Foam Pads

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 6 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 38

Popping by with my Christmas card, which gave me a chance to play with a new toy - my Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. It is an Inspiration Picture challenge this week - with colours which were a bit of a challenge for a Christmas card. I decided to stick to the papers I had on my desk from making this weeks Birthday card. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Catching a quick photo while the sun is out...

...  as it soon went in again!

A reminder of the prompt photo:

I used:
Patterned papers - Crate Paper
Shaped the edges of the card with We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (notch cut at 1" intervals)
Shapes - paper snowflakes from my stash - not sure where I got them - probably a UKS Advent swap from many years ago!
Flat-Backed Self adhesive gems
Baker's Twine
Peel Off Greeting

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 3 October 2014

Hello Dolly!

I created a second layout for the September Scrapology challenge. This month we've chosen this stunning layout by The Bling Princess - Julianne McKenna-De Lumen, otherwise known as Jules.

Here is my layout featuring my mother with my smallest baby triplet Emily when she was three months old back in 1992.

The journalling reads:
"Baby Emily with her Nanny at Toadhall 
July 1992
Tiny Emily was about 3 months old here and was often
referred to as Dolly.
A name by which Nanny has also been known.
Her cousins call her Dolly to this day as she was
always the tiny one in the family too."

I used:

Patterned papers and stickers - Simple Stories
Templates - Technique Tuesday
Cricut - Lacy Labels Cartridge
Punch - Martha Stewart
Ink - Distress ink
Other - Flat-backed pearls & Stickles, 3D foam pads

Here is a reminder of Jules' layout and the sketch - please pop over to  Scrapology for details of the challenge and more inspiration.

Thanks for looking,
Lynn x

Thursday 2 October 2014

A Pair of Periwinkle Cards

I decided not to put the scraps of paper back in my cupboard after finishing my layout using the Kaisercraft Periwinke collection papers. I thought I would make a couple of cards. 

For this first one I also used up the spare flowers cut using the Sizzix - Sizzlit - Tattered Florals Decorative Strip. I cut a card blank using the left over cream Bazzil, layered up some papers and decorated with the flowers and leaves. I added gems to the centres of the flowers.

The greeting was cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs die

For my next card I used a Kraft card blank.

Another Sizzix - Sizzlet Decorative Strip die was used for this card, this time the rosette. 
The letters are cut using Die-Namics alphabet dies and the tails for the rosette are cut with the Basic Banner die by Wplus9.

Would be good if I could get into the habit of doing this with each layout.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Clara May

Here is my layout for this month's design team gallery over at Scrapology 

This is my great aunt Clara May Holder
The journalling reads:

"Clara May Holder

Born in 1900 to Frederick Henry Holder and
Emma Jane Florence Holder
née  Williams.
Clara was sister to my grandfather Ernest, she was the eighth
child of fourteen.
Born in Bromley, Kent, she lived with her parents
and siblings at 120 Southlands Road.
Clara married Thomas Vincent Marsh in
1931 - Kensington, London."

We've chosen a stunning layout by Julianne, The Bling Princess.

Here is Julianne's original layout and our sketch:

For my page I used:
The Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge to cut all the label shapes
Patterned papers from Kaisercraft's Periwinkle collection
Dies Sizzix - Sizzlit Tattered Florals Decorative Strip
Letter Stickers - Foam white Thickers by American Crafts
Chipboard shapes from Hobbycraft
Acrylic Paint - Gold and Cream
Lace, a bow and ribbon from my stash
Colorbox Chalk Inks
Flat-backed pearls
Half a clock face from a previous layout
Punches by EK Success and Martha Stewart

Thanks for looking
I will be back soon with two cards made with the leftover scraps of paper from this layout.
Lynn x