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Sunday 27 September 2015

Home Sweet Home

Another new home card, this one for my brother Robert and his wife Elaine. Make in much the same way as the one I made for Mum and Dad. I used the following:
JOFY stamps
Watercolour paper
Distress Paint
Distress Markers
Black and White marker pens

Lots of fun making these new home cards. Wishing you happiness in your new home Rob and Elaine. xxx

Thanks for Looking
Lynn x

Friday 25 September 2015

Welcome To Your New Home

A card I made for my parents as they move to a new home. After much waiting and thinking at times they might loose the place they wanted, moving day is finally here!

I used the following items to make this 8" x 8" card:
Watercolour paper
Distress Paints
Distress Markers
JOFY stamps from various sets
3D foam stamps
White marker pen
Black marker pen

I stamped the whole scene onto the painted watercolour paper. Then stamped each of the images again, coloured them, cut them and layered them. I did a little masking to pop the birds inside their little houses.

Wishing you happiness in your new home Mum and Dad. xxx

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday 24 September 2015

John Humbley Banks

While doing my family research I found some fascinating photos on Ancestry of some ancestral cousins. Here is John who was a farmer as the feature of my latest crop kit layout from Papermaze using Kaisercraft papers and a design by Vanessa.

John Humbley Banks
2nd Cousin 4 x removed, Born 21st July 1829 Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire, England
Father Joseph Banks 1794 – 1844 & Mother Elizabeth Humbley 1796 – 1861
Baptised 16th October 1831, Hail Weston
1841 living in Hail Weston, Age 12
1851 living in Willington, Age 22, Bedfordshire, as a visitor to Brimley family
1852, Age 22, Marriage to Ellenor Ellen Brimley, Bedfordshire
1861, Age 32, Head of household, Farmer living with wife and 5 children, Elizabeth Ellen 7, Rosa Annie 6, Alexander Brimley 5, Charles Henry 4, Ellen Brimley 1, and 2 domestic servants. Sutton, Bedfordshire.
1871, Age 42, Head of household, Farmer - living with wife and Elizabeth Ellen 17, Rosa Annie 16, Helen 11, Florence Mary 9, and 2 domestic servants - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Death – 13th September 1878, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The kit contained:
Patterned papers - Kaisercraft - Antique Bazaar (Restore, Salvage & Cut & Paste), Crate Paper - DIY Shop (Project)  & Simple Stories - Smarty Pants (Yellow Composition)
Lace, Twine ribbon, Pearls, Flowers, Washi Tape.
I added a few buttons and twine, and cut my title from scraps using two Sizzlet alphabets.
Thanks for the inspiration, and here is Vanessa's original design.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday 18 September 2015

Periodic Table Layout for Papermaze

A layout to celebrate many of the items sold and the varied activities that go on at Papermaze.
I was inspired by a layout I saw in a CK magazine over a decade ago designed by Lisa Moorefield, I recently came across her post on  'A little scrapbooking' from 2013 which makes interesting reading.

Close up of the left hand page:

 In more detail I have included:
1. Pm - Papermaze for the name of the shop (real and online) - this had to be orange as it is the colour of the internal walls of the shop and Vanessa's favourite colour.
2. Details of the shop.
3. First part of the symbol key - with stitched on buttons for decoration.
4. Bd - brads using four red brads.
5. Lc - Lace with a short length of the heart shaped cotton lace attached.
6. A photo of some the amazing range of cardstock in the store.
7. Sm - Stencils and Masks - I inked through a mask on this space.
8. Sw - Sewing - with a stitched border.
9. Cr - Crops - held once a month in the village hall with an optional kit and a chance to shop in the store - Always involves lots of cake!!
10. Rs - Rubber Stamps - This space has been stamped and I added a rubber stamp wooden embellishment I have had in my stash for many years.
11.  Cs - Cardstock.
12. Rubons - I used some old Making Memories rubons here.
13. A-Z - Alphabet Stickers - using Doodlebug Designs Inc. Stickers.
14. Gl - Glitter - A stickled border and a sparkly heart shaped bead.
15. A photo of some of the beautiful layouts on display in the shop for inspiration.
16. Sn - Stain - I splodged Distress stain about here!
17. Bt - Buttons - 3 buttons stitched in place.
17. Embossed - Dry embossed card using Cuttlebug embossing folder and then distressed.
18. Ws - Workshops - these are held at the shop at various times, teaching many different techniques.
19. Pe - Pearls - 3 flat-backed self adhesive pearls.
20. Ep - Embossing Powder - Images stamped and heat embossed.
21, Dc - Die Cutting - die cut twigs.
22. Tw - Twine - a length of twine wrapped round the cardstock and tied in place.
23. Pt - Paint - a few splodges of paint!

Close up of the right hand page:

24. Jn - Journalling, some journalling blocks stamped onto the card and details handwritten.
25. Pp - Patterned paper - Simple Stories paper.
26. Gm - Gems - 3 flat-backed self adhesive gems.
27. Cb - Chipboard - a decorated chipboard dragonfly.
28. Do - Doilies - decorated with some pieces of doily.
29. Hg - Heritage - a few stickers from a Kaisercraft collection.
30. Photo of Vanessa.
31. DD - Dew Drops - 3 pink dew drops.
32. Al - Albums - Scrapbook Albums.
33. Ri - Ribbon - A ribbon bow.
34. A photo taken inside the shop.
35. Wt. Washi Tape - cardstock stuck to layout with some tape.
36. Ad - Adhesive - a drop of glue.
37. Bl - Blossoms - a paper rose.
38. Dt. Design Team - To represent the talented design team for Papermaze.
39. Sc - Scissors & cutting tools.
40. Pn - Pens and Pencils - a tiny pencil.
41. Tg - Tag - Cardstock shaped into a tag with hole and ribbon added.
42. Pc - Punches - Cardstock punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
43. Ik - Ink - Cardstock sprayed with ink.
44. Ph - Photos - a mini photo frame.
45. Bm - Books and Magazines.

I keep thinking of more elements I could add so maybe there needs to be a page 3!

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Little Miss Sunshine

Back to Rosie's album today, and this time with a photo from last summer, picking out the character on her T-shirt as a theme for the layout.

I used the lovely papers - Broadwalk from BoBunny to create this layout. 
White Bazzill cardstock
Several cuts were made using the Cricut.
The title was cut in cardboard using Linda's 'Word Play' Sizzix die. I painted these with Distress Paints and glossed them.
I added buttons tied with twine, including some old Making Memories fish shaped ones.
Liquid Pearls was used to create the effect of nails in the wood effect paper
I used Stickles to add a little sparkle to may waves.

thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 14 September 2015

Florence Dorothy Holder

Florence (Florrie) Dorothy was born in Bromley in 1894 to Frederick Holder and Emma Jane Florence (Williams) Holder.  She was one of fourteen children.
Florrie married Charles (Charlie) Kiff
 in Bromley in 1921
Charlie and Florrie had one daughter Vera Enid born in 1922
They emigrated to Canada setting sail from Southampton to Quebec on 20th July 1926. The sailed on the 'Antonia' - Cunard Line. They set up home in Vancouver .
I know that she visited England in 1960 as she was at a Holder family reunion that year.
She died in British Columbia, Canada in 1962.

I started making this layout while visiting Linda last weekend, she supplied a pizza box, so I could cut a cardboard support of my frame, making it stand proud of the background.
I used the Blue Bay collection of papers from Kaisercraft. For some reason I had already printed this beautiful photo in two sizes so decided to use them both together on the same layout. I die cut them with matching mats. I also die cut the doily using a Sizzix die.
My lettering was cut from patterned paper and delicatly inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. this has a fine layer of glossy accents applied to each letter.
I decorated the layout with some ribbon and tied a bow, adding various blossoms from my stash and some beaded embellishments with silver wire stems. Finally I added a few leaves punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 12 September 2015

Flower Girl

This layout shows Rosie at a recent wedding.

The layout was made from a crop kit from Papermaze, a crop I didn't get to but was lucky to buy a kit to work on at home. I did make quite a few changes to the original.

I added a few patterned papers to the mix in the kit - Kaisercraft
My Lettering and the Tab were cut on the Cricut.
The heart, circle and doily are all from the same Sizzlets set.
Prima doll stamp
Organza Ribbon
Small Heart Punch
Colouring with Promarkers

Another page completed for Rosie's album.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Messing About On The River

This layout has been many months in the making, I don't really know why but I kept doing a little more then moving on to something else, and it took a while to decide on a title.

We took the children to see some friends on their boat at Woolverstone Marina back in 1994. they all had a great day and I recently found this photo of Andrew on deck.

I used:
Patterned paper - Lauderdale by Basic Grey
Funky Foam for letters
Letter Dies - Die-Namics
Chipboard shapes - Dusty Attic
Acrylic Paint
Distress Stain
Selection of buttons and embellishments from my stash.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 6 September 2015

Happy Birthday Barbara

All ready for Barbara's birthday with Gelatos and Sizzix dies.

I used blue and green gelatos to make a background using watercolour paper. I then removed a little colour using a Tim Holtz sernsil and a baby wipe. Pink and peache gelatos were used to colour another sheet of watercolour paper before cutting the bottom solid layers for the flowers, I added buttercup gelato in the centres. I cut these with the Bigz dies.
Co-ordinating Sizzix thinlets dies were used to cut the top layers of the flowers and leaves form plain watercolour paper.
The petals were curved layered by only sticking in the centres.
The lettering is a JOFY stamp and I painted in the 'Happy' with a gelato and a water brush.

Happy Birthday Barbara
Thanks for looking
Lynn x