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Sunday 22 March 2015

Slate Coasters

I am away at Easthapmsted Park in Berkshire for an annual crafty weekend with a great group of friends. We have a tradition of making one another small gifts each year.

I was thinking about this years gifts when I saw some heart shaped slate coasters. I purchased these with the idea of decorating them. Out came my stamps, inks and paints.

The stamps I used are:
JOFY13 from PaperArtsyr
Stampin' Up Pocket silhouettes & Faith in Nature
Non Sequitur 4D On Gossamer Wings & 5C Old Fashioned Romance
Together with:
Acrylic Paints
Crackle Glaze Medium
Antiquing Cream
Archival Ink Pad

Here are the individual coasters:

All wrapped and ready to go:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday 21 March 2015

Happy Birthday Anita!

It's my lovely friend Anita's birthday today and I am lucky enough to be sharing the day with her at Easthampstead Park for our crafty retreat. 

When I saw this stamp I knew it was perfect for Anita!

I used:
Stamps - Kraftin' Kimmie - Moonlight Whisper - Oh Snap!
Dies - Sizzix - Frame Instant Photo & Mini Filmstrip
Patterned Papers - Simple Stories - Say Cheese II - Say Cheese & Laughter
Pens - Promarkers
Collectables - die cut shapes from Kaisercraft - Mr Fox collection

I decorated the inside too - using the second stamp from the same set.

Wishing you a very happy birthday Anita.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Happy Birthday Jill

Today is Jill (of Cardinal Colours) birthday!

I made a card in a similar way to the mother's day card, this time I used:

Stamp - Woodware - Daisy Bird
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft - Marigold Collection - Maple from Merly Impressions
Die - Presscut - Happy Birthday #1 - Crafts U Love
Alphabet stickers - Doodlebug Design Inc. from Papermaze
Pens - Promarkers, Bazzill cardstock and ribbon from Cardinal colours

Happy Birthday Jill!
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 16 March 2015

Phyllis Irene Sylvia Holder

Phyllis Irene Sylvia Holder is my mother's half sister (my Aunt) who was born on 22nd October 1922 She emigrated to New Zealand with her new husband Robert (Rob) Dodd, after they married 12th January 1946. I recently found details in the UK outward passenger list for The New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd. 'The Rangitiki' set sail from The Port of London on 30th May 1946.

Phyllis is the daughter of my grandfather Ernest Holder and his first wife Sylvia Giles. Sadly Sylvia died a few weeks after Phyllis was born. Phyllis served as a WRAF in WW2 when she met Rob who was a Spitfire pilot.

Phyl and Rob had three daughters and now have many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

I made this layout using a kit from the Merly retreat last summer. I was unable to go to the retreat, but lucky enough to purchase a few of the kits. The kit layout was designed by DT member Pam Thorburn but I adapted my layout inspired by many of the others shared on facebook after the retreat, I especially liked the one by Elaine Rolfe, 

From the kit I used:
Patterned papers & Collectables - Kaisercraft - Bluebell collection

Gems & Cardstock - Kaisercraft
From my own stash:

Lace & Distress Inks

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is the card I made for my lovely Mum for today. Mum is and has always been a keen reader and so when I saw this stamp by Moonlight Whispers - I knew it was perfect for Mum.

I used:
Stamp - Kraftin' Kimmie - Moonlight Whisper - The Bookworm from Quixotic Paperie
Patterned papers and letter stickers - Basic Grey - Out of Print - Etchings and Storyteller from Papermaze
Pens - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders
Flat-backed pearls
Liquid Pearls and Stickles
Blending Cardstock - Make 'it' Colour from Quixotic Paperie
Distress Ink
Happy Mother's Day Mum
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday 14 March 2015

Mother's Day - Godmother

I made a card to send to my Godmother for Mothering Sunday. I used an image I coloured at a recent retreat using Promarkers and a new Woodware stamp.

I used:
Stamp - Woodware - Special Bird
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft - Marigold Collection - Maple from Merly Impressions
Flower buttons - Bazooples from Cardinal Colours
Die cut letters - Sizzlets Alterations Alphabeticals die from Papermaze
Pens - Promarkers, Bazzill cardstock and ribbon from Cardinal colours

Happy Mother's Day Barbara.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 6 March 2015

Christmas Cookies

A layout I created of my friend's grand daughter Esme, decorating Christmas shaped cookies, and taste testing the icing!

The patterned papers are from BellaBVLD's Christmas Cheer Collection
Embellishment stickers, brads and gems - Doodlebug Design Inc. Santa Express Collection
Cardstock - Bazzill - White, Kraft, Geen and Red
Martha Stewart border punch
Sizzix Alphabet dies
3D foam pads

A few close up photos

 I was inspired by a fabulous layout by Nettio which I saw on Pinterest some time ago.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday 2 March 2015

Thomas Gleadowe Banks

My family history research as taken me to a new branch of cousins recently and for this layout I used a photo of Thomas Gleadowe Banks. He is my second cousin x 4 removed. 
Baptised on 6th May 1838 Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire.  He married Ann Maria Christall in 1864 at West Ham. Thomas and Ann had five children - George, Ada, Bertha, Margaret and John. Thomas died in Brentford, Middlesex in 1917.

This layout was made using the February Papermaze Crop Kit designed by Lou Collins.
The kit contained:
Cream Bazzill
BoBunny Star-Crossed 'Altered' and 'Novel'
Cream string
Black Measuring Tape Washi Tape

We also used:
Coffee Stain Mask
Kaisercraft Grid Stamp
Brown Ink Spray
Brown and black ink pad
Sizzlets Alphabet Dies

I added:
Black Dew Drops
Paper clip
Sizzix Thinlets die

Here is Lou's lovely original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x