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Sunday 31 January 2021

Emily's Princess Quilt

Here is my layout for the 6th challenge in the Peartree Cutfile - January Online Crop. This is Essie Jane's challenge - to use a cutfile in a different way, so I chose to use the the Hexagon Background file as a stencil.

I made the children each a quilt when they were small, this is Emily and me in the garden with her newly finished quilt. 

This is the cutfile I chose:

I cut this from a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock I didn't want for anything else, and with repositional tape, I applied it over a sheet of White cardstock. Then with brushes and Distress Oxide Inks, I blended colour to match the quilt, over the whole page.

I sprinkled drops of water over the ink to make it oxidise. Then splattered diluted black and white Distress Ink over the page too.

My title was created with different Bazic Grey alphabet stickers. Then with a fine black pen doodles threads and stitches.

Finally I added gems, pearls, sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops over the page to embellish.

Here is Essie's original layout:

Thanks for looking - back with more as soon as it's light enough to photograph what I have made!
Lynn x

Saturday 30 January 2021

Whatever the Weather

This weekend has seen the Peartree Cutfile's January Online Crop, held on Facebook. This is my answer to the first challenge set by Marie Hirst, and this one is a sketch.

These photos were taken on the Millennium Bridge, when I met up with Catherine in London on her 25th birthday in 2017.

The cutfile I chose to use:

I used papers from various Bo Bunny collections - including Bee-ytiful You and Believe. I cut the cutfile three times, in yellow, blue and green and cut them about to make the lettering. I separated the umbrella and made two, flipping one and adding them either side of the words.

I splattered the page with two shades of blue Distress Paint, before applying my mounted photos and cut files.

Finally I embellished with some dew drops.

This is the sketch:

... and Marie's original layout:

I have more to share from this crop.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 29 January 2021

Lustell Thursa Everista Alouise Banks

Part 2 of the January Papermaze Kit went live on the Scrap Paper Scissors Bolg. I'm really loving working with these beautiful, wintery papers. This time it's a heritage page. For full derails of the kit and this layout please see the blog.

This recently acquired family history photo was sent to me via Ancestry recently. Lovely photo of this girl with quite a mouthful of a name!

From the kit I used:
Studio Light - Jenine's Mindfull Art Collection -
Bazzill Cardstock -  Ivy
3 wooden butterflies
3 paper rose

From my kit:
white glitter foam
Sizzix Alphanumeric Classic Lower Case die set
chipboard butterflies
acrylic paint
Distress Embossing Powder


tiny paper flowers

decorative pin
flat-backed pearls

ric-rac braid 

Details about Lustell, discovered to date are printed out and attached to  to back of the layout.

Lustell Thursa Everista Alouise Banks
A distant cousin, but a beautiful photograph and well worth
scrapbooking to record her history.

3rd Cousin 3 x removed
Born 16th August 1894 Rye Park NSW Australia
Youngest of 12 children born to Henry Octavius Banks
(1834 – 1916) & Grace Stear (1849 – 1914)
Lustell marriedEmanuel ThomasPersall (1889 – 1974) in 1916
They had two children Jean Estelle (1817 -2002), and Allan Thomas (?)

She died on 23rd November 1965 and is buried in Rye Park Cemetry

I have a lot of this kit left so plan to make some more layouts to share.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday 28 January 2021

St. Joseph's Oratory

Here is my third Design Team layout made using the Papermaze kit for January.

This photo was taken on a very cold snowy day in March when we visited Canana. It is St Joseph's Oratory, Mount Royal, Montreal.


For full details of this layout and the kit please see the Scrap, Paper, Scissors Blog.

From the Kit I used:
Bazzill Bling - Blind Date
Stamperia - Winter Tales collection - Poinsettia 
Simple Stories Sn@p letter stickers

From my stash I used:
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
white glitter foam
snowflake charm
3D foam tape
Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Greens
pearlescent paper
Simple Stories Sn@p letter stickers from the kit and some Pinkfresh Studio Mini Puffy Alpha Stickers.
Diamond Stickles
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Blue Babe.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 22 January 2021


Back today with my second layout using the Papermaze Kit for January. This month's kit is full of wintery papers and embelishments. Today I have used the kit to create another page for my Disney album.


Please see the Scrap, Paper, Scissors Blog for details of the layout and kit.

From the kit I used:
Kaisercraft - Whimsy Wishes collection - Snowfall
zill Cardstock - White and Admiral

From my own stash I used:
Carta Bella stencil - Let It Snow
texture paste
ultra fine white glitter
silver paper
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
white ribbon
Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shaker powders
Nuvo Crystal Drops.

That's all for part one, back with more soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday 21 January 2021

Winter Solstice

Today a new Papermaze Kit for January goes on sale in the Papermaze store.  This month's kit is full of wintery papers and embelishments, however they could be used for other themes too.

Winter Solstice - This photo may appear black and white but is infact in full colour. Lack of light during the winter day time in the north of Iceland, the black volcanic beaches and the snow covered black mountains, create a dramatic effect. 

Please see the Scrap, Paper, Scissors blog for full details of this layout and the kit.

From the kit I used:
Echo Park - Winter Magic collection - 4 x 4 Journalling Cards
Bazzill Cardstock - White,
Date Swirl and Admiral
pinch of sequins

From my stash I used:

Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink

bobble trim

Pear Tree Cutfiles
3D foam squares
Glossy Accents
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Silver Moondust
white and silver glitter foam
Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Label die set

snowflake stickers

Back tomorrow with another layout using this kit.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 11 January 2021

The Best Brothers

This is a pencil sketch of both my nephews, drawn by my Dad for Christmas 1995. The layout is made for the Bramford Monthly Scrapbooking Crop facebook group. This weekend is a cyber crop and challenge #6 is a minimal scraplift of a layout by Janina.

Here is the original layout by Janina.

I used:
Distress Paint
Making Memories metal photo corners
Basic Grey alphabet stickers
Cocoa Vanilla's Legendary collection - All Star and some other scraps.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x


These photos are all of a cheeky, smiling Scarlett at home back in October. The layout is made for the Bramford Monthly Scrapbooking Crop facebook group. This weekend is a cyber crop and  challenge #2 is a scraplift of a layout by Janina.


Here is Janina's original layout:

I used:
Papers and stickers from Kaisercraft's Indigo Skies collection.
49 and Market stitch stamps
Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire
Puffy word sticker

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 10 January 2021

Joy, Love, Peace, Believe

This layout is made using a photo of me in front of the Christmas tree, with my prized Brid doll gift. I was about 6 years old. The layout is made for the Bramford Monthly Scrapbooking Crop facebook group. This weekend is a cyber crop and the first challenge was to scraplift a layout by Janina.

This is Janina's original layout.

I used:
Carta Bella - Christmas collection - Poinsettia Pines
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey letter Stickers
Puffy Christmas stickers
Foil chipboard stickers

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday 5 January 2021

LEGO Christmas Tree

This is the 12 metre tree that we found at St. Pancras Street Station in December 2011, when I met Emily off the train from Nottingham. She was coming home for Christmas from University.

The layout is for challenge #7 on FTLOPP's Cake Day (6th Birthday) challenge - Carrot Cake. The options are to use triengles and lots of embellieshments.

For this page I used an old sheet of patterned paper, which I think is from a Christmas collection by Simple Stories. The triangles are cut from scraps of a lot of different christmas patterned papers - I used the Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles - Triangles Thinlits dies.

The film strip and photo mat were cut from dark brown Bazzill and I used the Cricut for the film strip. I used some green jute twine for the bunting.

The title and date are created with some old Basic Grey alphabet stickers.

Then I used a lot of gems to decorate the trees!

There is one more challenge in the Cake Day series, and so I may get around to completing that later in the week.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday 4 January 2021

Cute As A Button

For #5 of the Cake Day Challenge over on the FTLOPP facebook group, I scrapped this photo of Scarlett playing with her Great Nanny's buttons. This challenge is called Chocolate Fudge Cake and the options are 'more is more' and to use a favourite stash Item.

I used lots of buttons and stitched them around a heart drawn onto the background paper. My favourite stash item (or one of them), is the use of Baker's Twine.

The papers are from Carta Bella's Sew Lovely collection.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Love The Shoes

Here is another layout made for the FTLOPP Cake Day Challenge. This is challenge #8, Cupcakes, and the prompts are to use one small photo and to embellish on the photo.

The photo I chose is one of Catherine's wedding shoes. 

I used a sheet of patterned paper I have had in my stash for a very long time. It's from Creative Imaginations  by Teri Martin. I placed a doily onto the paper, then added the photo after mounting it onto silver card. The photo is raised on 3D foam tape.

A selection of lables and word stickers were selected from some Carta Bella sticker sheets.

The title was made from some American Craft glitter chipboard Thickers and some other glittery letter stickers.

Then I went mad with the gems!

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 3 January 2021


This heritage layout is one for my father's album, Julia is a distant relative but I had four photos of her which have been shared with me via Ancestry.

I made this for the FTLOPP Cake Day (6th Birthday) challenge #3 Red Velvet Cake. The options were to use a hidden element and some red.

For this layout I used four photos of Julia Chancellor, One photo shows when you look at the page, but there are three hidden behind the first when you open out the accordian. There is also all the information I have gleaned about Julia's life:

Julia Chancellor, Wife of 2nd Great Grand Uncle
Born in Chelsea in 1836 and baptised on 19th October at St. Luke’s Church
Julia was the 10th of 12 children born to John Chancellor (1794 -1876) and
Rebecca Mary Wilmott (1797 – 1869)
Julia married Michael Hinde (1812 – 1872) on 19th December 1866 at St. Mary’s Newington
Julia and Michael had 3 children, Frederick Michael (1869 – 1927), Albert Edward (1870 -1951) and Julia Gertrude (1871 – 1913)
Widowed in 1872 when she was 35.
Julia married Arthur Maddison (1833 – 1887), on 20th August 1874 at St. Andrew’s Church, Lambeth. Julia and Arthur had 3 sons, Arthur Algernon (1875 – 1948), Harold Chancellor (1877 – 1925) and Cecil Willmott (1880 – 1858)
Julia was widowed again in 1887 when she was 50.
Several of her children emigrated to Canada.
Julia died in 15th October 1925 in Huntingdon

For this layout I used three Basic Grey collections (papers and stickes) - Bittersweet, Eskimo Kisses and Wassail.
Gems and plearls
metal lock and paper clip embellishment
DMC thread and chain stitches
Circular journalling stamp
Scalloped Circle Punch

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

My latest layout for the FTLOPP Cake Day (6th Birthday) challenge. This is #2 Lemon Drizzle and the options were mixed media, gems, sequins. nuvo drops etc. 

These photos show my greaat niece Scarlett enjoying sparklers in their lockdown fireworks celebrations.

I used a sheet of Black Bazzill, and splattered it with white acrylic paint and Cosmic Shimmer Mists in various colours.

I used a sheet of silver card and a Peartree Cutfile to cut the title. Then I prepared a sheet of watercolour paper with a selection of colours of Distress Oxide Inks.

I trimmed the two photos and backed them with more of the silver card. This was all arranged on the cardstock.

Then I added lots of star brads and gems. Nuvo Glitter Drops - Silver Moondust was added to the number 5.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday 2 January 2021

Halfway Down The Stairs ...

Today's layout is another for the FTLOPP Cake Day Birthday celebrations Challenge #4 Angel cake. The layout options were to be minimalistic and to use stripes.

Yesterday I made a layout featuring my sister's kitten Stanley, and today I have scrapped his brother Dougie.

I used a sheet of Bazzill, and a few scraps of Basic Grey Dasher papers, tag and letter stickers. I trimmed the green paper with a Martha Stewart border punch.
The poem from A. A. Milne was written on the left of the page with a few words animated with Basic Grey letter stickers.

“Halfway down the stairs,
is a stair, where I sit.
There isn't any, other stair,
quite like, it.
I'm not at the bottom,
I'm not at the top;
So this is the stair, where,
I always, stop.
Halfway up the stairs,
isn't up, and isn't down.
It isn't in the nursery,
it isn't in the town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts,
run round my head:
It isn't really anywhere!
It's somewhere else instead!”

A. A. Milne

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Dear Santa

I'm back today with the last Christmasy layout I have made for the design team using the  December Papermaze Kit.

This photo of my husband as a little boy on a trip to the Dartford Co-Op store to see Santa back in the 1950's.


From the kit I used:
Carta Bella - Farmhouse Christmas collection - 
Gift Tags and - Poinsettia Floral
Simple Stories - Winter Cottage collection -  Season of Wonder
Bazzill - Walnut and Ruby Slipper

Prima holly
Tree stamp
Crate Paper pine branches

From my stash:
twig stars
word and journalling stickers
paper poinsettia

label sticker


That's all from the December kit. I will be back later in the month with the January kit.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 1 January 2021

Baby It's Cold Outside

Happy New Year! - my first two posts for 2021 bring the second pair of layouts using the Christmasy December Papermaze Kit. Although the papers are all from winter or Christmas collections, at least one side of most of them can be used to create non-Christmas layouts, and this time I have made a wintery layout as well as another Christmas one.

Please see the Scrap Paper Scissors Blog for full details.
First of all - today - here is the winter layout.

A photo of my brother holding our baby great nephew a few days after he was born during a snow storm.

From the kit I used:
Jetstream and White Bazzill
Simple Stories - Winter Cottage collection - Let it Snow
Simple Stories - Jingle All The Way collection  - December Details

From my stash I used:

Sizzix Thinlit Flurry dies
Glittery card
Distress Oxide Ink Pads in Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce, Pumice Stone and Speckled Egg
aqua Baker's Twine
aqua Dew Drops.

Back tomorrow with the last of the December kit.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x