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Friday, 6 March 2015

Christmas Cookies

A layout I created of my friend's grand daughter Esme, decorating Christmas shaped cookies, and taste testing the icing!

The patterned papers are from BellaBVLD's Christmas Cheer Collection
Embellishment stickers, brads and gems - Doodlebug Design Inc. Santa Express Collection
Cardstock - Bazzill - White, Kraft, Geen and Red
Martha Stewart border punch
Sizzix Alphabet dies
3D foam pads

A few close up photos

 I was inspired by a fabulous layout by Nettio which I saw on Pinterest some time ago.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday, 2 March 2015

Thomas Gleadowe Banks

My family history research as taken me to a new branch of cousins recently and for this layout I used a photo of Thomas Gleadowe Banks. He is my second cousin x 4 removed. 
Baptised on 6th May 1834 Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire.  He married Ann Maria Christall in 1864 at West Ham. Thomas and Ann had five children - George, Ada, Bertha, Margaret and John. Thomas died in Brentford, Middlesex in 1917.

This layout was made using the February Papermaze Crop Kit designed by Lou Collins.
The kit contained:
Cream Bazzill
BoBunny Star-Crossed 'Altered' and 'Novel'
Cream string
Black Measuring Tape Washi Tape

We also used:
Coffee Stain Mask
Kaisercraft Grid Stamp
Brown Ink Spray
Brown and black ink pad
Sizzlets Alphabet Dies

I added:
Black Dew Drops
Paper clip
Sizzix Thinlets die

Here is Lou's lovely original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

We Will Remember

My poppy from the Tower arrived a few weeks ago. I have yet to decide where I will plant it!
Here is a layout using one of the many photos I took when I visited The Tower of London in August last year. I returned again in October and was surprised how different it looked due to the number of poppies there by then.

I used:
Patterned Papers and sticker embellishments - Kaisercraft
Die - Memory Box
Punches - Martha Stewart
Poppies - Wild Orchid Crafts
Thread - DMC
Black multifacited glossy gems - ? make
Cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - distress inks

I scraplifted a pretty layout by Chrissy of Merly Impressions.
Here is Chrissie's very pretty original which I scraplifted.
Thanks Chrissy for the inspiration. x

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Dodd Sisters

Over on Scrapology this month we are inviting you to join us in scraplifting the talented, Australian scrapper Melinda Spinks . We have called the challenge 'S is for Squares'.

Here is my layout:

The photo shows my cousins in New Zealand back in 1958. Kathleen Mary age 8, Susan Elizabeth age 6 and Glenda Raewyn at 2 years of age. This photo was a Christmas portrait.

I used:
Patterned papers - Kaisercraft - Rustic Harmony
A selection of flowers and embellishments from various Papermaze kits purchased over the last few years:
Badge buttons
Dew Drops - clear
Decorative Pins
Chalk Inks
Rubons - Basic Grey & Making Memories
Embossing folders
Kraft Cardstock - Bazzill

I cut the patterned papers and cardstock into 5cm squares and embossed some of them, before inking the edges and arranging them on the background paper. The photo has four layers to the mount.
I had lots of rubons in my collection to choose from, I had just sorted them all out as I won a Sticker storage system in a crop raffle at Cardinal Colours last month. I find some makes of rub-ons are much better than others, the two I used above are easy to use and give great results. Although I love most of the Kaisercraft products I find some of their rub-ons impossible to 'run on'! Please comment with your experiences using various makes of  rub-ons, would love to hear what you have discovered.

Here is the original layout and the sketch:

Do pop over to Scrapology and take a look at the details of the challenge.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Vera Enid 1925

The January Papermaze was a couple of weeks ago now, but was a good opportunity to catch up with creative friends. Vanessa designed the crop kit using papers from Crate Paper's Open Book collection. Another opportunity for me to scrap for my Holder family heritage album.

This is Vera Enid Kiff, age 3 in 1925. She emigrated to Canada a year after this photo was taken with parents Florence (my great aunt) and Charles.

The kit contained:
Patterned papers - Crate Paper - Open Book (Sweet Story, 3 x 5, Clippings)
Cardstock - Bazzill - Cinnabar
Prima flowers
Chipboard Chevrons (which I covered with scraps of patterned paper and inked)
Dew drops
Filmstrip ribbon - Tim Holtz

I added letters cut from cardstock with Sizzlets alphabet die
Letter and number stickers from Prima
DMC thread for the buttons.

Here is Vanessa's lovely original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Character Cards for the Triplets!

Heather's triplets are 6 years old and for their birthday I made these character cards with the Cricut and several different cartridges.

I used:
Cricut and Cartridges - Pooh & Friends, Pooh alphabet, Mickey & Friends, Mickey font, Hello Kitty Greetings
Patterned papers - Queen & Co., DCWV, My Mind's Eye
Cardstock - Bazzill
Distress Inks
Card Blanks - Card Creations
Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday to Oliver, Hannah and Lucy.
Lynn x

Monday, 12 January 2015

Double Sprouts!

Another Christmas layout with the theme of racing sprouts. Just before Christmas 2012 I found some sprout crackers when shopping in Devon. The little wind up clockwork sprouts are designed to be raced. This caused much fun at lunch time on Christmas Day.

This is the first double layout I have made for a long time. I used a Pagemap from the same year.
The patterned papers are from Bo Bunny's Mistletoe collection. 

Mum and Dad 

We were a small group that year as Robert and Elaine were in Brazil and Andrew was in America.

A few close up photos:

My title was created with an old Making Memories wire and bead 'Christmas' word,
The black letters and numbers are both from Doodlebug Designs Inc. and the 'Sprouts' are American Crafts glitter Thickers.

I used lots of self adhesive gems.

The tree was cut from the papers and embellished with more gems. I added a yellow glittery chipboard star.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x