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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Clara May

Here is my layout for this month's design team gallery over at Scrapology 


This is my great aunt Clara May Holder
The journalling reads:

"Clara May Holder

Born in 1900 to Frederick Henry Holder and
Emma Jane Florence Holder
née  Williams.
Clara was sister to my grandfather Ernest, she was the eighth
child of fourteen.
Born in Bromley, Kent, she lived with her parents
and siblings at 120 Southlands Road.
Clara married Thomas Vincent Marsh in
1931 - Kensington, London."

We've chosen a stunning layout by Julianne, The Bling Princess.

Here is Julianne's original layout and our sketch:


For my page I used:
The Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge to cut all the label shapes
Patterned papers from Kaisercraft's Periwinkle collection
Dies Sizzix - Sizzlit Tattered Florals Decorative Strip
Letter Stickers - Foam white Thickers by American Crafts
Chipboard shapes from Hobbycraft
Acrylic Paint - Gold and Cream
Lace, a bow and ribbon from my stash
Colorbox Chalk Inks
Flat-backed pearls
Half a clock face from a previous layout
Punches by EK Success and Martha Stewart

Thanks for looking
I will be back soon with two cards made with the leftover scraps of paper from this layout.
Lynn x

Friday, 26 September 2014

Good Luck in Your New Job

Today our boss, Head of Care at chYps had her last day working with us as she moves on to another hospice and promotion next week.

We are out after work tonight to send her off in style! Here is the card I made for the team to sign.


It had to be mostly pink as that is Tracie Pink's favourite colour.
I used:
Patterend Paper - Simple Stories and Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Cardstock - Bazzill
A4 Card Blank - Craft Creations
Cricut - PAisley (car minus the zebra and the glasses), Doodle type (letters) & Create a Friend (Tracie).
Other - Stickles, White gel pen, Chalk Inks, flat backed pearls and gems.
So here she is driving away, waving goodbye in her MG.

Wishing you all the best in your new role at Richard House Tracie.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 38

We have an 'Inspiration Picture' challenge this week - more lovely colours too. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Here is my card:


and the inspiration:



Lots of inspiration elements in the above photo / what I chose to use
  • Colour palette featuring: white, charcoal, grey, coral, gold, blush tones
  • Hand-drawn frames/doodled borders (frames from the patterned paper collection)
  • Blackboard techniques (effect in the black frame)
  • Tassels - ribbon - fibres - trim
  • Animal print
  • Cute critters - perfect Lawn Fawn opportunity there!
  • Zigzag/chevron patterns
I used:
Patterned papers and frame / tag sheet from Crate Paper - Lemon Grass collection and Avenue Collection
Dies - Britannia
Punches - Martha Stewart
Greeting Stickers - Peel Off
Ink - Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Other  - 3D foam pads, flat-backed pearls

Saturday, 20 September 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 37

Here is the Christmas version of the week 37 challenge - This week was a colour prompt - such beautiful shades - We didn't have to match the shades perfectly, just try to use each colour in our project in some way. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.


Here is the colour prompt again as a reminder:


I used:
Patterned papers & number stickers - Basic Grey - Fruitcake
Cricut and Jolly Holidays Cartridge
Flat-backed pearls
gem
Cardstock - Bazzill
Distress Ink

Thanks for looking
Now to make this weeks cards!
Can't believe we are in week 38 of 2014 already!
Lynn x

Friday, 19 September 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 37

This week was a colour prompt - such beautiful shades - We didn't have to match the shades perfectly, just try to use each colour in our project in some way. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Here is my card:




Here is the colour prompt:




I used:
Patterend papers  - Crate Paper - Blue Hill Collection and other scraps
Cricut and Elegant Edges cartridge
Letter Stickers - American Craft foam Tickers
Distress Ink
Liquid Pearls
Flat-backed pearls
Punches - Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up

Back tomorrow with the Christmas version for week 37.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x



Thursday, 18 September 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 36

The Christmas card for week 36 came in the form of this great sketch from Retro Sketches via Pinterest. Retro Sketches are defiantly worth exploring. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Here is my card:


Here is a reminder of the sketch:


I used:
Patterned papers - Basic Grey from the Dasher and the Figgy Pudding collections.
Punches - Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart
Ribbons
Stickles
Liquid Pearls
Gems
Distress Ink
Peel Off greeting
Treat Cup by Stampin' Up
Glitter

The snowflakes left over from punching the borders were put into the treat cup together with some glitter.

Thanks for looking
Back tomorrow with card for week 37.
Lynn x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 36

Here is my card:


Our prompt for week 36 came in the form of this great sketch from Retro Sketches via Pinterest. Retro Sketches are defiantly worth exploring. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.



I used:
Patterned papers - Basic Grey Eerie (also alphabet and other stickers)
Confetti - Halloween (bats, spider's web and cat)
Letter stickers - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Card Blank - Craft Creations
3D foam pads
Punches - Stampin' Up

Thanks for looking
Back with the Christmas version tomorrow.

Lynn x