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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Tangled and Peter Pan

A couple of layouts for the Disneyland Paris Album.

Tangled - For the first one I cut the title and the floral grid from my own design using the Cricut. These were cut from watercolour paper. I used Distress Ink to add colour to the papers after cutting. My background was a sheet of Kraft Bazzill.

I strung some Bakers Twine along the top of the the page, and die cut some paper lanterns using a Memory Box die set. I inked these and added them to the page with 3D foam tape.

I added a large photo to the centre of the page and then glued various buttons to each flower.

I added some sparkle to the title with Stickles.

Peter Pan - For this layout I found two sheets of Rusty Pickle papers from a long time ago! I trimmed the 'Will & Elizabeth' sheet to 11" x 11", screwed it up and flattened it out and inked the edges and creases. Then I mounted it onto the 'Davey Jones' sheet.

I took a scrap of another paper from the same collection and made a mount for the photo. I glued this to the layout. My title was cut twice using the Cricut, once in black and the second time in Kraft Bazzill. I glued down the letters off setting them to give a shadow.

Some time ago I had stamped the skulls onto paper, I mounted one on top of another using 3D foam tape. then with some black card I made a bandana - I inked in the detail with a white pen.

I also used the white pen to to write the words 'Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning' and some details in black pen.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday 30 March 2020

The Weather Today

I have had these papers saved for this photo for some time. As we couldn't go on our annual scrapbooking crop to Easthampstead Park this weekend, we are all busy crafting in our own homes but staying in contact through facebook. Anita set us a challenge to make a layout using a Page Map. So with the kit I had prepared I created this layout using a photo of my daughter Catherine acting the lead role in a play she co-wrote at University.

I used some very old Basic Grey papers here - Acid Washed - New Wheat, some grey papers from another collection and a sheet called 'Odds' from the Out of Print collection. I found this grey heart doily in my stash. The letters are all Basic Grey from the Black Tie collection.

I embellished the page with a selection of rub-on's from Basic Grey and Kaisercraft. Finally I added some resin flowers. 

This is the page map selected by Anita:

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday 29 March 2020

Those Born in '33 were 45 in '78

I read these words somewhere recently on social media and thought it would make a great title for a layout about my Dad, who was born on 1st October 1933 and thus was 45 in 1978. It was even more suitable for a layout about him because he was an avid collector of long playing records, especially of classical music. I remember him telling me he used to purchase a record each weekly pay day at around the time Mum and Dad married. He also designed and made a cabinet to house a record player when they first set up home together. He made most of their furniture.

I made this page using papers form Kaisercraft, The background is In The Attic - Photographs. The record is a die cut sheet from the same collection and called - 'Record'! Then the drawers are cut from scraps of a sheet from the Anthology collection called 'Apothecary'. The letter stickers were from various Basic Grey collections.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 28 March 2020

Wroxham Barns - Catherine

This is for my daughter Catherine's Album and features photos from our first trip to Wroxham Barns Children's Farm. We took a day trip there from our cottage at Pin Mill, and the children had a wonderful time at the fun fair and farm. I made a page for each of their albums and so this one is for Catherine.

I used papers, stickers and elements from the Bo Bunny Country Garden collection. I added some ribbon, flowers, Nuvo Crystal Drops and jute string.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday 27 March 2020

Ruby Slippers

When working on the March Papermaze kit I had some papers and card left over and thought it would be good to try to create an extra layout. So in between my usual two posts, here is my additional layout.

This layout shows a photo taken in Washington last December, when we visited the  Smithsonian National Museum of American History. We saw this amazing exhibit - Dorothy's ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film of The Wizard of Oz. Several pairs of the slippers were mad for the movie. These are actually a mismatched pair. White pumps were covered with red fabric, painted red soles, sequins, bows made of stiff cotton and adorned beads and rhinestones. This pair has felt adhered to the bottom to muffle Garland's footsteps as she danced on the yellow brick road. 

For a reminder of what is in this kit please see the previous blog post.

To see the details of how the layout was made, please see the post on the Scrap Paper Scissors Blog.

Thanks for looking, back with more from the kit next week.
Lynn x

Saturday 21 March 2020

Scrapadoodle Crop

I have six layouts to share from attending the Scrapadoodle Crop in Sudbury on 14th March, just before gatherings were closed down and social isolation as we are experiencing now had been set into motion. There were many precautions already in place and we were much reduced in number as many vulnerable members were not able to attend in order to protect themselves. Tina and her team provided a kit of delightful papers and embellishments, a delicious lunch and some fun games. 

The patterned papers included in the kit were a selection from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District and Prima Georgia Blues.

Three New Family Members - This is the second time I have created a layout with this photo, and still need to do it again so Andrew, Catherine and Emily have one each for their albums. An afternoon in Shenstone Park, when the babies were about 3 1/2 months old, with Marion, Barbara, Heather and me.

Such a Cute Little Face - a photo from a few days before the crop of my great niece, Scarlett at my Mum's house.

Spring Watch - Another layout with photos of Scarlett, watching the birds and squirrels from Mum's window.

Memories - Baby me at home with Mum and Dad, 1961.

Twirly - A night time photo from Catherine's wedding, this was based on one of Tina's designs.

Beauty Queen - Another photo from Catherine's wedding, Preparation time!

... and finally a card with the leftovers.

A great day and lots of inspiration.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Teriffic Trio

Here is my second layout made using bright March Papermaze Kit. This layout features a photograph of a pencil drawing of the triplets, drawn by my father in 1995 when they were three years old. 

Please visit the Papermaze blog - Scrap Paper Scissors to see details of the kit, and how the layout was made.  The kit is available from the shop.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday 20 March 2020

Magical Merry Go Round - Amazing Adventure at Legoland

Today I'm sharing the fist layout I made with the brightly coloured March Papermaze Kit. To

This page was designed using a photo of the girls on our first trip to Legoland back in 1997. 

Please visit the Papermaze blog - Scrap Paper Scissors to see details of the kit, and how the layout was made.  The kit is available from the shop.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday 10 March 2020


The final layout using the pretty February Papermaze Kit., and this one is for Catherine and George's Wedding album. The photo of them cutting the cake I made for them. More embossing enamel and chipboard for this one.

For all the details on papers and embellishments used and how I made the layout, please see the Papermaze blog - Scrap Paper Scissors.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 9 March 2020

Hilda Marguerite

My third layout using the fabulously pretty February Papermaze Kit., and this one is for the  family history album. I have used a studio portrait photo of my husband's Aunt Hilda. I have added chipboard and embossing enamel for this page. 

For all the details on papers and embellishments used and how I made the layout, please see the Papermaze blog - Scrap Paper Scissors.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x