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Sunday 26 July 2015

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Well you can tell it's the school summer holidays as the weather changed! So here is a reminder of better weather in the hopes it improves again soon.

I made this at the Papermaze Crop last weekend. The crop kit was designed by Vanessa and features the bright, summery Echo Park 'Sunny Days Ahead' collection.

My page shows Rosie on the beach at Tenby last summer, fishing with her net.

The kit included:
Bazzill in White
Echo Park 'Sunny Days Ahead' collection (Sun Ahead & Rainbow Stripe)
Simple Stories 'Good Day Sunshine' collection (Yellow Dots)
My Mind's Eye 'Remarkable Daily'
My Mind's Eye 'Honey Love'
Blue doily
Aqua Dew Drops

Available to use:
Yellow Gel Pen
Flower Punch
Sizzix Alphabet Dies
Liquid Pearls
I added:
Doodlebug Designs letter stickers
Distress Inks

Thanks Vanessa for another great design and crop.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday 23 July 2015

Congratulations to Deborah and Tony

I was asked to make a wedding card and the brief was for Deborah and Tony for 23rd July, mulberry pink and white (ribbon supplied for colour match) and penguins! So I resorted to the Cricut Explore for help with penguins and found this cute pair on the Simply Charmed cartridge. I added veil, top hat and other accessories from the Create a Friend cartridge changing the sizes so everything would fit together.

The heart was also created with the Cricut with a shadow. The alphabet was from the 'Birthday Bash' cartridge.
I used Bazzill cardstock in mulberry and Avalanche, the patterned paper was from an old line in Basic Grey - Eva collection. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the white part of the hearts. I added a few pearls and and buttons, glitter and of course the ribbon.

I added some words to the inside as requested  'Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, joy & lots of lovely memories together. Congratulations on your wedding day'.

I made a box to contain the card using the same Bazzill I used to make the card.

Congratulations Deborah and Tony!
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Swing into Spring - Disney

An amazing daisy to celebrate my recent trip to Euro Disney, and the Swing into Spring parade.

I cut the daisy on the Cricut with a new cart - Four seasons, I cut it four times, sculptures the petals, lightl inked the tips with Spun sugar Distress Ink and layered them into place on my layout.
The lettering, green leaves and flower centre were also cut with the cricut.

Here is the finished layout:

I found some very old Doodlebug Designs Inc. papers with perfect colours to match Mickey and Minnie's outfits. I created the daisy chain with some green twine which I twisted into loops, and added the leaves which were cut and scored with the cricut.

All the little white daisies are from a Lakeland and came in a box of multi-coloured flowers which I have had in my stash for a long time. Flat-backed pearls were added to the daisy centres. Liquid Pearl and Stickles were used to decorate the patterned paper.

The tiny lettering stickers are also by Doodlebug Designs Inc.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 20 July 2015

Holder Family

'H' is for Holder.
A little extra from the Merly Impressions kit was this design using a large initial.

The photograph is my grandfather Ernest Charles Holder's marriage to Sylvia Maud Giles on 31st December 1921. A lovely photo, but really sad, because although in October 1922 Sylvia gave birth to a daughter Phyllis, sadly she died in the November.

The border was cut with a Martha Stewart punch around the page set. 
The patterned papers are from the same collection as the previous two layouts.
More fussy cutting of flowers from the patterned papers, together with another pre cut vine and plenty of 3D foam pads.
I cut my initial 'H' with the Cricut and the Storybook cartridge.
I used another Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies and scattered some of the remaining gems.
I added a spot of Liquid Pearls to the smaller butterflies.

Thanks again for the inspiration Chrissie.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday 18 July 2015

Wedding Card for Nicola and George

Today is the wedding day of Nicola (my cousin's daughter) and George.

I made this 8" x 8" card for them.

I layered up white and pink cardstock, together with silver Miri card, the top embossed layer has a paisley pattern and is from doodlebug Designs Inc. 
I cut the scalloped circles using the Cricut, and some digital card. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and is stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Promarkers. 
The lettering with shadows cut using the Cricut and pink and white card, and lots of Stickles.
My flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are made with a Martha Stewart punch, green card and stickles.
I dded a butterfly from my stash.

The inside was decorated and another Lili of the Valley stamp used to create the greeting, but I forgot to photograph it!

I wish Nicola and George a very happy day today.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 17 July 2015

Robert & Elaine

For the second layout from the Merly kit I scrapped a photo of my brother, Robert and his wife Elaine on their wedding day in 2012.

This also involved stitching, and I used the machine to make holes around the paper before hand stitching with the DMC stranded cotton provided.
I used a different Martha Stewart punch around the page set to Chrissie Tingey of Merly Impressions.
The patterned papers used are from the Kaisercraft 'Secret Garden' collection. 
I cut my flowers on the Cricut and the Four Seasons cartridge, inked them with Distress Ink and added flat-backed pearls. The pre-cut vines were supplied in the kit.
I used some old Provo Craft letter stickers for the date, and some new Basic Grey letter stickers. These were white and dies with Distress Ink.
I added the rhinestones supplied.
Thanks for the inspiration Chrissie.

Thanks for looking 
Lynn x

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Golden Wedding

Last weekend we had our crop at Cardinal Colours and had a great day crafting with friends. I took along a card to make, which I can show you after the wedding I made it for later in the month. I also took along a kit from the recent Merly Impressions Crop I was unable to attend. The kit was designed for three layouts and uses papers from Kaisercraft's Secret Garden collection.

Here is my first layout with a photo of my great grandparents, Frederick Henry Holder and Emma Jane Florence (Williams) on their Golden Wedding in 1936

I did scrap this photograph many yeas ago when I first started scrapbooking, but since then I have learnt a lot more family history, and although I knew who the people were, I didn't know it was their golden wedding photo for the local paper.

The page was designed by Chrissy Tingey and is more or less true to her original design with a few minor changes.

I used a different Martha Stewart punch, Kaisercraft one. I created my holes for stitching using a sewing machine with no thread, then with needle and DMC stranded cotton provided I back-stitched along each of the four strips before mitering and sticking into place. I wrote part of their story on the strips.

I cut a title from the card stock in the kit using the Cricut, then stained and glossed it. The rhinestones and die-cut swirls were included in the kit. There is a lot of fussy cutting which was a task for an evening in front of the TV, along with the hand stitching!

Thank you for the inspiration Chrissy.

For the record, here is the newspaper article about my grandparents and their golden wedding:

Mr. And Mrs. Frederick Henry Holder of 120 Southlands Road, Bromley who celebrated their golden wedding On Sunday,  have fourteen children, all of whom are married, and 24 grand children.
Their marriage, at St. James’ Church, Hatcham, New Cross, on February 8th 1886, was the first solemnised in that church following the Tooth Riots. “There were terrible scenes at the church for several Sundays just before then,” said Mrs. Holder to a Mercury reporter,” and the Anglican Church children took possession of the church from the Catholics on the Sunday before the Tuesday on which we were married.”
At the time of their marriage, Mrs Holder was twenty-year-old Miss Emma Jane Florence Williams, and Mr Holder was five years her senior. They came to Bromley immediately after and lived in Nightingale Lane until they moved to Southlands Road, 26 years ago. “Southlands Road was then an old cart road with fields all around us and a gate leading into near St. Luke’s Church” said Mr. Holder. “When you walked up the Broadway you could only see a few little old shops.”
Former Foreman at Bickley Station

For 49 years and two months, Mr. Holder worked on the railway, first with the old South-Eastern and Chatham Railway, and then the Southern Railway. He was at Cannon Street Station nearly five years and spent the remainder of the time at Bickley Station. He was Forman there for nearly 33 years, and on his retirement, in December, 1927, his colleagues presented him with an inscribed silver watch as a token of their esteem.
  “Bickley Station is not what it used to be,” said Me Holder. “We used to have big engine sheds before they were transferred to Orpington.”
Three of Mr. and Mrs. Holder’s six sons are following in their father’s footsteps, one being foreman at Victoria Station, another being a guard at Bromley North and the other a porter at Bromley South.  The eldest son has a tobacco and confectionary business in Southlands Road, another is employed in a London solicitor’s office; and another is at Bromley Post Office. Two of the daughters are in Canada.
  Mr. and Mrs. Holder enjoy excellent health and are still both very active. In the summer Mr. Holder regularly goes to Croydon three times a week, to do gardening work.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x