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Saturday 24 February 2024


I had a good day at the Papermaze Crop today and created this layout, designed by Vanessa. It shows by Great Uncle Alf (Alfted William Humm).

The Crop kit contained:
Kraft Bazzill
49 and Market - Ticket paper
49 and MArket Stripe paper
Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Labels
Simple Stories - The Simple Life - Tags
49 and MArket - blue paper
49 and MArket - Nature Study - Coloured Foundations #1
2 49 and Market tickets
Paper flower
blue dew drop
12" twine
washi tape

The shared equipment included:
Distress Ink
Cream Acrylic Paint
Sizzix die

From my stash:
Alphabet stickers

From my Ancestry research and talking to family:

Alfred William Humm
Known as 'Alf'

Born 8th February 1902 in Wandsworth, London to Henry William Humm and Susan Dunn. Alf was one of six children.

Alf married Edna Ellaline Bryan Holder on 26th May 1928.

They had two daughters Joyce and Janet.

Alf died in May 1994 in Eastbourne, Sussex

The complication in our family tree is that Edna's brother Ernest married Alf's sister Winifred (my grandparents)."

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 17 February 2024

Happy Together

My second layout with the romantic new Papermaze Kit for February. This one shows a recent photo sent by my nepher and his girlfriend. The layout is inspired by Paige Evans.

For full details of how the layout was made please see the Papermaze blog.

From the kit I used:
Simple Stories  - Fresh air collection - Fresh Start
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Happy Days - Little Blossom
Sea Glass Bazzill

From my stash I used:
scrap sheet of 12" x 12"
fine lace trim
paper flowers
Doodlebug Designs Loopy Lou cardstock stickers in Lily White
black marker pen.


That's all for today. back with more soon.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday 16 February 2024


There is a lovely, romantic new Papermaze Kit for February, available from the store now. I have created four kits using this kit and the first two ar published on the Papermaze blog today. Here is the first of those layouts with an official photo from my daughter's wedding at Cooling Caslte in Kent.

Please see the blog for details of how the layout was made.

From the Kit I used:
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Love Story collection - 2x2/4x4 Elements
Walnut Cream
wooden hearts
water droplet unicorn hearts
exclusive acrylic word

From my stash I used:
Distress Oxide Inks
Cling foam alphabet stamps from Tim Holtz (Idea-ology Type Lower)
49 and Market - Gabi's Stitches Clear Stamp Set
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Gems and water droplets

That's all for today. back with more tomorrow.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 3 February 2024

William Henry Banks

My last layout using the January Papermaze Kit, which is still available in store. This time I have made a pair of heritage layouts, with photos of my Australian ancestors. William Henry Banks 1844 - 1878 - Born in Huntingdon, England and emigrated to Australia. Married and had one child but died at the age of 34.

For full details on how the layouts were made, please see the Papermaze Blog.

From the kit I used:
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Essentials collection - Limited Edition
Bazzill Basics - Date Swirl
6 Tim Holtz number strips ephemera
Vicki Boutin chipboard frames
chipboard phrases

From my stash I used:
Sewing machine and black thread
Tonic Studio Dies
Transparent Tiles - Alfa, by Tim Holtz

That completes the January kit, I will be back with the romantic February kit soon.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x