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Wednesday 20 January 2016

Little Boxes!

Using up some scraps of patterned papers I thought I would try out the Sizzix milk carton die I purchased a long time ago and have not made use of yet. 

These little boxes would make great place markers for the dinner table.

I also used Stampin' Up and Woodware circle punches 
Papers are Sugar Plum by Doodlebug Design Inc.
The alphabet die is from Die-namics

Thanks For looking
Lynn x

Monday 18 January 2016

Merry Christmas to the New Grandparents

My friends Hilary and Mark became Grandparents for the first time in September. I thought a good Christmas gift would be a framed scrapbook page of their newest family member - Elliot.

I used an Ikea frame and papers and stickers from Kaisercraft. I added lots of gems, pearls, stickles, liquid pearls and some lacy paper strips. The punches for the bunting are from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday 16 January 2016

Louisa Mary

My layout designed for the January Papermaze Crop.

Using old dressmaking paper, doily, patterned paper, twine, ribbon, Sizzix dies, Distress inks, fabric, buttons, gold thread, and a decorative pin.

Louisa Mary Banks
My 3rd Cousin 3 x removed
Born January 1853, St. Pancreas London to Alfred Joseph Humbley Banks (1828 – 1866) and Louisa Andrew Ferris (1824 -)Six siblings -  Montigue (1849 - 1901), Ferrisa (1851 -), Edgan (1856–),  Florence Pigott  (1857–1919), Gerald Lay (1860–1907) and Eliza Ada Littler Banks(1867–1895)
Married Richard Solomon Medlicott (1838–1911) on 9th  March 1882  at  St John the Evangelist, East DulwichBirth of Son Alfred Richard  1891 in Berrima, New South Wales
Died 1st October 1927, Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 9 January 2016

Ben's First Birthday

It's taken a while to finish this layout I started a few months ago. I loved this photo my friend Amy took of her son Ben on his first birthday back in December 2014.

I used papers from Simple Story's Say Cheese collection. I drew a large star on the paper and cut this out then measured in 1 cm from each point, joined the marks and cut the inner star out. I flipped the smaller star over to use the pattern on the reverse. I stuck the stars to the cardstock so they are off set from one another, and mounted my photo on top. I cut more stars with dies and scattered these around.
Other dies I used were:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlets Decorative Strip dies - Wanted Alphabet and Mini Paper Rosettes in two sizes.
Memory Box 'Birthday'
I added a lot of gems.
The picture wheel is from a pack of Kaisercraft collectables

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 4 January 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - January - Technique Remix

For January 2016 Tim has remixed the chalkboard technique from November 2013 and the industrious technique from January 2014.

Here is my version:

I used:
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Mini Blueprints No. 3
In the absence of chalk I used Pearl Ex - 651 Pearl White
Ellison Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades - Pattern & Stitches Set
Tim Holtz Embossing Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picket Fence & Black Soot
Metal scissors embellishment
#8 Manila Tags
Aluminum Tape
3D Foam Pads

This is the tag from Tim's blog for Jan 2016

mixing industrious technique from January 2014:

... and chalkboard technique from November 2013:

Thanks for looking
Lynn xxx

Saturday 2 January 2016


The other item I got wool for when in 'Wool for Ewe', Aberdeen was the Knubbelchen!
A snuggle comfort baby toy.
A Knubbelchen was on display in the shop along with the sock wool, I asked about it and was told where to find the pattern and what wool I needed to buy. 
So armed with three 25g balls of My First Regia in Anna (white), Jonas (blue) and Sandra (multi) I set off to look up the pattern.

This is the first time I have knitted in the round - got used to it after a while.
A set of 2.5 mm double ended knitting needles is required and a little stuffing for the head.

Knubbelchen is the brain child/needle child of a designer known on Ravelry as Pezi888 from Germany.  The pattern is free on Ravelry.

The pattern is designed without a face, but the question is do I add one or not?
This was made for baby Elliot as his Christmas gift.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 1 January 2016

Inspired to Knit

Happy New Year All.

When in Aberdeen back in November, Emily and I found a fantastic wool shop called 'Wool For Ewe', a very well stocked shop with friendly knowledgeable staff. Emily was looking for wool to make The Fern Shawl from Tiny Owl Knits, she had downloaded the pattern and so had googled knitting shops, so we set off to find the store on foot as it was not far from Catherine's accommodation and His Majesty's Theatre she was working in that week.

I have not done any knitting for a while but while in the shop I was inspired by two projects. I picked out a pattern some wool to make a lacy scarf, and liked a baby toy one of the staff had made, she gave me a link for the pattern and I chose the wool for that as well. I'm pleased to say that less than two month's later I have actually finished both projects and Emily is about halfway through her shawl, which is a much bigger project.

Emily outside the shop
My scarf was a Louisa Harding Design knitted with one 50g ball of Amitola which is a wool and silk mix. The yarn blends gently from one colour to the next to create stunning self-patterned knits, I chose Morgan which blends from pale to dark blue, through shades of green to beige and brown. The silk content makes it beautifully smooth, while the wool is warm and soft.

I had fun making this and although it's not perfect as it's not easy to undo when you have made a mistake, I am pleased with the result and would make another, maybe in another colour scheme.

I will share my second project with you in my next post, when I have had a chance to take some photographs in some daylight.

Thanks for looking, and if ever you are in Aberdeen look up 'Wool For Ewe'.
Lynn x