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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Head Over Heels In Love

This is my design team layout for the November Scraplift challenge on Scrapology,


My daughter and her boyfriend George have had a busy year and not had a lot of time together as Catherine is on tour with a theatre company. The photograph was taken when they took a week off together and travelled to Turkey back in August.

This month we've chosen this brightly coloured, fun layout by Carmen Crosseti Henriquez. Carmen's blog Scrap Joy can be found here.

 We drew a sketch as always.

For my layout I used:

Patterned papers from Bo Bunny's 'Head Over Heels' collection
Background 'Prince Charming'
Hearts and thin strip are all from 'Head Over Heels'
Wide strip is ''Ever After'

Heart paper clip - Making Memories
Letter Stickers - American Craft Black Foam Thickers - Elm
Thread - DMC Dark Grey
Sew Easy Tool - We R Memory Keepers
Ink - Festive Berry Distress Ink
Number Buttons - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Flat-backed pearls and hearts - various suppliers.

Thanks for looking and I do hope you will create a layout and enter the challenge.
Lynn x

Friday, 31 October 2014

William David Holder - Heritage Layout

I have been busy working on the family tree as I have had some time off work. It was time to create some pages for the male ancestors (always find it easier to create pages for the ladies). After shuffling papers around for the afternoon, I finally made a decision and got going in the evening  yesterday. With the help of some inspiration from the Merly Impressions monthly challenge sketch for October.

Here is my layout featuring my Great Uncle Bill (William David Holder). 




The hidden journalling reads: 

"William David Holder

Know as Bill, my great uncle.
In researching my family ancestry I discovered William
was born on the 16th August 1906 to Frederick Henry Holder
& Emma Jane Florence Williams Holder, 13th of 14 children.
They lived in 120 Southlands Road, Bromley, Kent.
Bill married Ivy Maud Elsdon (1901 - 1987)
They had five children - Barbara, Philip, Lesley, Olive and Robin.
I found a relationship with Lilian Freda Elizabeth Able and their child Christopher .
William died in Bromley on 27th December 1978."
 Lynn 30/10/2014

Here is the sketch:



I used:
Acrylic paint to drybrush
Patterned  Papers and Element Stickers - Kaisercraft's Pickled Pear Collection
Dies - Wplus9, Spellbinders, Sizzix
Letter Stickers - Snap Studio, Simple Stories
Other - dew drops, Chalk Inks, buttons, Twine, 3D Foam Pads, Brad, wooden element and Liquid Pearls

Thank you for looking, just two days left of this challenge.

Lynn x


Thursday, 30 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 42

A Christmas card using the great set of colours from this week's prompt. We had a photograph to work with (see below). Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:


Here is a reminder of the colour prompt photo:

I used:
Patterned papers - Crate Paper
Rub - on's Basic Grey (snowflakes)
Die Cut - Glittery snowflake - Craftwork Cards
Greeting - Craftwork Cards

Chalk Inks

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sun Kissed

The photo in this layout is my daughter Catherine and her boyfriend George on holiday in turkey back in August this year. It was perfect colour wise to go with last month's Papermaze Crop Kit.


Vanessa's kit contained:
Bazzill cardstock - Avalanche, Natural and Spring Willow
Pink Pailsee Cottage Farms collection - Bushel and Market
Doily
Prima - Butterfly
Burlap String
Flower
Caramel Dew Drops
Studio Calico -Tiny Stars
Prima Lace

We used:
Paints - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers - Butterscotch, Sherbet & Mountain Rose
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Cherry Cola
Polka dot Stencil
Leaf die

I added: Pink Paislee yellow letter stickers 'Fashion Script'

Here is Vanessa's original layout:


Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 41

Back with my Christmas card for the 'Sketch Prompt' challenge for week 41. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card, (remade as the first one was covered in ink before I had a chance to photograph it!):


Here is a reminder of the sketch:


I used:
Scrapbook papers and letter stickers by Doodlebug Design Inc.
A very old Santa shirt sticker from Jolee's Boutique
Cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Chalk Inks by Color Box

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 42

A great set of colours in the form of a photograph to work with this week. A great selection of shades for autumn into winter. 
Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card for Emily and Jack as they move into their new home in Beeston, Nottingham:




I went with the shape of the photo as well as some of the colours. This is the prompt photo:

I used
Patterned papers for paper piecing - Crate Paper
Tag - Prima Marketing
Stamp - Woodware - Tall House
Ribbon - Seam binding - Stampin' Up
Chalk Inks
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 20 October 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 41

We have a 'Sketch Prompt' challenge this week. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my card:


A congratulatory card for my snail sketching son Andrew, he had just been accepted for a research post at the University of Sussex. All the best with your job and your studies Andrew.

Here is the sketch: {Pinterest pin}



  I used the snail from a pack of Basic Grey Lemonade Woolies I picked up in the Papermaze sale.


Patterned papers and tag stickers are Doodlebug Designs
Twine
orange button
chalk ink.





I was hoping to add my Christmas card but there will be a delay as somehow my DH managed to place an open distress ink, face down on top of the finished card - shame I hadn't taken a photo first. He was trying to help me with the unpacking of my craft stuff!!
Thanks for looking
Lynn x