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Tuesday 18 May 2021


Back today with the delightful May Kit from Papermaze.  This layout is about a new found relative (thanks to Ancestry), the details have been printed out and added to the back of this layout (also see below).

From the kit I used:
P13 - Till We Meet Again collection - #01
Paige Evans - Wonders collection #11
Bazzill Basics - Arroyo

Simple Stories Chipboard Frame
3 paper flowers
P13 decorative Tags

I From my stash I used:
Salty Ocean Distress Ink.
Seam binding ribbon
needle and thread
paper flowers
Martha Stewart Punch
American Crafts Thickers
Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops
Caramel Cream Nuvo Crystal Drops

The family history:

Born 22 May 1844 in Eastry Union
Workhouse near Deal, Kent
Died 24th January 1934 age 89
Hounslow, the home of her daughter Ellen (Nell) Reeves nee Tandy.
Emma’s mother was Mary Ann Goldfinch born about 1824 in Ham, Kent. Mary died in 1863,
possibly in the Workhouse.
Emma’s father is not named on the birth certificate but he may have been William Thomas
Valentine Stokes b 1810, Walmer, Kent who later married Mary Goldfinch in 1850. They had
about 5 children, at least two of whom died young. Emma later takes the name Stokes
when she left the Workhouse to act as a nurse to a family in Gillingham in 1861 (see
Census). She puts William Stokes as her father on her marriage certificate to George Dawson but enters nothing on her marriage to her first husband George John Tandy.

                     Whilst in the employ of Captain Richard Hanford of the 7th  Royal Fusiliers she must have met and married George Tandy (1841-1881) a Private also in the 7th  Royal Fusiliers. They married on the 22nd November 1864 in Deal Parish Church (see Marriage Certificate).

                     They had at least nine children in various locations depending on where the 2nd Battalion were stationed (see family trees and censuses). George Tandy died in 1881 at Pembroke Hut Encampment aged about 40 years. Emma then meets and married another Private in the 7th Royal Fusiliers called George Frederick (Thomas) Dawson (1850-c 1910). They married on July 24th (?) 1883 St. Stephen’s Church Hounslow. (It is probable that George was stationed at Hounslow Barracks by then). Emma and George had only one child Frederick Thomas George Dawson born on the 4th July 1885 in Hounslow (see birth certificate for details). He became the father of Greta Sylvia Dawson by his marriage to Edith Alice Girdler (1897-1975).

That's all for today, I will be back with part 2 soon, thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday 17 May 2021

Shake Your Tail Feather

Today the first of my layouts with the delightful May Kit from Papermaze go live on theri blog. I love the combination of oranges and blues. I have created two very different styled layouts, taking inspiration from the patterend papers. Here is the first - Shake your tail feather.

When I received the kit and found the 'Birds of a Feather' paper I just knew I wanted to use those cheeky peacocks on a layout. I had the perfect photo, my girls with their jazz dance class at the theatre ready to dance to The Blues Brothers 'Shake Your Tail Feather'.

From the kit I used:
Jen Hadfield - Reaching Out collection - Birds Of A Feather

Paige Evans - Wonders collection #11

Bazzill Basics - Vanilla and Classic Blue

From my stash I used:
Vicki Boutin Stencil from the Colour Study - Fresh stencil set
Texture Paste
Distress Oxide Ink (Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass)
Memory Box dies
Resin flowers
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Dazzling Blue and Gloss - Ripened Pumpkin

That's all for today, I will be back tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday 10 May 2021

The White House

This layout was inspired by a page created by Marie Hirst of Peartree Cutfiles. Marie had set a challenge for National Scrapbook Day to scraplift a member of the design team using a different cutfile. I also wanted to use some Alcohol inks to create a background, but had to wait for my order of Yupo paper to come through from ebay. Therefore I missed the closing date, but still wanted to try the technique out.

The photo was taken in Washington D.C. when I visited in December 2019 to visit my daughter whe was working there for a while. If you zoom in you can see the Christmas wreaths in each window. Sadly repairs were being carried out on the parameter fences so it was difficult to get any closer than this. Follow this link to see how it was decorated.

I selected Alcohol inks from the selection I own
Tranquil which is a Pearl effect
Silver Mixative
Red Pepper
Blending Solution
Bazzill cardstock
I also used a selection of sequins and Nuvo Glitter drops
Letter stickers from Basic Grey and Doodlebug Design Inc.

This is the Peartree cutfile I used:
Trail of Stars

Here is Marie's original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday 6 May 2021

Match Time

The National Scrapbooking Day challenge on the Peartree Cutfile Facebook page is to scraplift one of the design team's layouts, but to use a different cutfile. As a secont entry I chose to scraplift a layout by Rebecca, called Ocean Breeze (see below).

For my layout I used a photo of the boys in the family attending a West Ham United football match back in 2010. Four generations of fans, my father, brother, two nephews and great nephew.

I used:
Maja Design papers
White Bazzill
Peartree Cutfile
Distress Oxide Inks
Baker's Twine
metal tag
Doodlebug Design number stickers

This is Rebecca's original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

So Lucky

The National Scrapbooking Day challenge on the Peartree Cutfile Facebook page is to scraplift one of the design team's layouts, but to use a different cutfile. I chose to scraplift a layout by Essie-Jane, called Snuggle Time (see below).

This is the layout I made, using a photo of Alan from out trip to Dublin, back in June 2014.

I used:
Papers from Doodlebug Design Inc. collections
Gold Miri card
Shimmerz Paints - celery and Bumbly Bee
crochet rainbow
green Bazzill
star stencil
Texture Paste

Here is Essie-Jane's original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday 3 May 2021

Easter Bonnets

I'm over on the Papermaze Blog today with the second post showing you what I have created with the April Papermaze Kit. This kit is full of spring & Easter, pretty pastel papers, card and embellishments. This time I have created a double page layout, inspired by a Page Maps Sketch.

I used:

Simple Stories - Bunnies + Blooms collection - Tags

Echo Park - Welcome Spring collection - Bumblebee Breeze

Echo Park - Welcome Easter - Pastel Petals
American Crafts - Paige Evans - Go The Scenic Route - #12

Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Quartz, African Daisy, Jetstream, Hillary, Wisteria & Avalanche
Washi Tape

From my stash I used:
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Thickers Alpha Stickers
Tim Holtz - Sizzix Thinlits set - Funky Floral Large

April 2021 Page Maps Sketch


For more detail here is a closer look at each page:

That's all for the April kit, Back with the May Kit soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x