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Tuesday 25 November 2014

The Kiff Family

Here is a heritage layout I started making years ago while at a retreat. I had put it away and forgotten about it until I was sorting through some Basic Grey papers for another project. I think it started off being inspired by one of BG's sample layouts at the time.

The patterned papers including the doily and element stickers are from Basic Grey's beautiful Marjolaine collection. The lettering shows up better IRL, difficult to photograph in this poor light.

I added lots of Stickles, Liquid Pearls, gems and pearls. The lettering is created with American Craft Felt and chipboard stickers and Simple Stories tiny letters.

The Kiff family are related to me through my maternal Grandfather. Florence (Florrie) Dorothy Holder is my great aunt (1894 - 1964) married to Charles (Charlie) Kiff (1890 - ) and their daughter Vera Enid Kiff (1922). They all emigrated to Vancouver in Canada in 1926.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 24 November 2014

Medieval Munchers

Last weekend I went to the Papermaze monthly crop. Vanessa had designed the crop kit and I worked on this with a photo of my three children with their friends at their Medieval school fete back in 1999 enjoying their chocolate bars.
St Paulinus Primary School with Matthew, Emma, Catherine, Emily Cooper, Beth and Ellie.

The kit contained: Lace Bazzill,
Basic Grey - Highline - Perfect,
Bo Bunny - Apple Cider - Hickory and Cider Dot,
12" ribbon.

We could use:
Spiced Marmalade Distress Spray Stain,
Couture Creations Super Powder Puff Embossing Folder,
Variety of Circle punches in different sizes
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Tea Dye
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Prima Mask - Netting
Kaisercraft Stamp - Tiny Dots
Woodware Stampn- Zigzag

I added:
Simple Stories DIY - Stickers Typeset
Martha Stewart Punch - Leaves and Branch (Vine Trim)

Thanks for the design and kit Vanessa.

Here is Vanessa's original design called ' Off to Prom':

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 23 November 2014

Double 80th Birthday Celebration

I was asked to make a card for a couple who were both going to be 80 within a few days of one another.

I used:
The Cricut and the 'Sweet Treats' cartridge.
American Craft Thickers silver glitter alphabet stickers
Miri card
Bazzill Cardstock
3D foam pads
Liquid pearls & Sickles
Patterned papers in Doodlebug Designs Ltd.

Happy 80th birthday to both Jean and Roy.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday 6 November 2014

Mr & Mrs Wiliams

I have my Papermaze Crop Kit layout from October to show you today. When I say Vanessa's design and choice of papers I knew it was just right for another Heritage layout.

My photo is the wedding of my great aunt (my grandfather's older sister) Winifred Freda Holder and Henry (Harry) Williams in 1915.

In the kit:
Patterned papers - Kaisercraft - Be-YOU-tiful collection, Prima - Sunrise-Sunset, Authentique - Gifted & Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine
Bazzill Avalanche
White Vellum

We used: Punches and dies at the crop

I added a title with Prima letter stickers, and some liquid pearls to the swirl.

Here is Vanessa's original layout:

Thanks for the crop kit and thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Wednesday 5 November 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 44

A dip in the prompt jar this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card including these three elements:

I used:
Patterned paper, candi, topper and card blank all from Craftwork Cards
Chalk Ink
Ribbon and gem from my stash

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday 4 November 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 44

This week we have three prompts from the prompt jar.  Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card for Karen:

I have been playing with some Craftwork Cards goodies I have had for some time: 
Flower and butterfly die cuts, Patterned paper, Plain papers and cardstock & Card Candi.
Die - Marianne Design Dies
Chalk Inks

These were the prompts - 

Thanks for looking - back with a Christmas version tomorrow.
Lynn x

Monday 3 November 2014

Alfred William Humm - Heritage Layout

After making a male heritage layout last week of my Great Uncle Bill, I used the same paper collection to scrap this photo of another Great Uncle, this time is the turn of Alfred Humm.

I used:
Patterned papers & Element Stickers - Kaisercraft Pickled Pear Collection
Letter stickers - Simple Stories - Snap for dates and middle name and American Crafts Thickers for first and last name.
Dies - Memory Box
Other embellishments - Twine, brads, buttons, acrylic paint, label from Fat Face dress, chalk ink,

My hidden journalling reads:

"Alfred William Humm
Known as 'Alf'
Born 8th February 1902 in Wandsworth, London to Henry William Humm and Susan Dunn. Alf was one of six children.
Alf married Edna Ellaline Bryan Holder on 26th May 1928.
They had two daughters Joyce and Janet.
Alf died in May 1994 in Eastbourne, Sussex

The complication in our family tree is that Edna's brother Ernest married Alf's sister Winifred (Ernest and Winifred were my grandparents)."

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 2 November 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 43

A photo inspiration prompt for week 43 - in the form of a Pinterest pin. Here is my Christmas version of the challenge.Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is a reminder of the prompt photo:

I Used:
Patterned papers - K and Co.
Die - Quickutz
Stamp - Hero Arts
Chalk Ink
Heart Brad
Kraft Tag

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 43

A photo inspiration prompt for week 43 - in the form of a Pinterest pinPlease see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:

Here is the delicious prompt photo:

I went with the blue and white print paper like the fabric, texture from the fabric ribbon with velvet hearts, woodgrain / burlap colouring in the ribbon behind the hearts. I found a scalloped circle to set off my greeting like the cookie edges.

I used:
Decorative wired ribbon (velvet effect hearts on burlap effect) 2.5" wide - Premier
Patterned Paper - Maja Design - Vintage Autumn Basics No. XX
Baker's Twine
Die cut shapes and greeting - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday 1 November 2014

Head Over Heels In Love

This is my design team layout for the November Scraplift challenge on Scrapology,

My daughter and her boyfriend George have had a busy year and not had a lot of time together as Catherine is on tour with a theatre company. The photograph was taken when they took a week off together and travelled to Turkey back in August.

This month we've chosen this brightly coloured, fun layout by Carmen Crosseti Henriquez. Carmen's blog Scrap Joy can be found here.

 We drew a sketch as always.

For my layout I used:

Patterned papers from Bo Bunny's 'Head Over Heels' collection
Background 'Prince Charming'
Hearts and thin strip are all from 'Head Over Heels'
Wide strip is ''Ever After'

Heart paper clip - Making Memories
Letter Stickers - American Craft Black Foam Thickers - Elm
Thread - DMC Dark Grey
Sew Easy Tool - We R Memory Keepers
Ink - Festive Berry Distress Ink
Number Buttons - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Flat-backed pearls and hearts - various suppliers.

Thanks for looking and I do hope you will create a layout and enter the challenge.
Lynn x