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Friday, 22 August 2014

Engaged to be Married

My great grandparents feature in this layout, adapted by class kit designed by Chrissy Tingey of Merly Impressions. I was unable to attend the retreat this summer, but did purchase some of the kits. The one for this design was sold out but with the help of Linda who kindly purchased me some of the papers and gave me her left overs from others  - I was able to put this page together.

My journalling has been printed onto left over scraps and cut into strips then inked, and layered up with more scraps and inked again, I have added it in sequence around the photos. It reads:

"Frederick Henry Holder and Emma Jane Florence Williams.                                                    
These photographs are thought to have been taken in celebration of their engagement. They were married at Hatcham on 9th February 1886. Emma Jane would have been about 19 and Frederick was 25 years old."                                             
The stitching was created using a Sew Easy tool by We R Memory Keepers, and DMC black embroidery thread.
I used a dark grey sheet of Bazzill as a base.
I used Sizzix dies to cut the photos and their mounts. I kept the photographers details from the bottom of one photo to add to the layout.
The papers and butterfly stamps are from Kaisercraft's Kaleidoscope collection.
I used black chalk ink for distressing the edges of everything.
I added a few tiny butterflies cut with a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 punch. The fronds are also a Martha Stewart punch.
Stickles was added to the wings of all the butterflies to give some sparkle.
The roses were from Snape Maltings last Christmas.
The letter stickers are from Prima.
Under the tears I have added a little antique lace.

Here is Chrissy's delightful original design:

Thanks for looking and thanks to Linda for sharing.
Lynn x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

52 Card Challenge and Christmas Cracker 2014 - Week 34

It's week 34 and we would normally be returning to the prompt jar for inspiration this week, but as Natty has been away she didn't get a chance to pick the 3 elements and take a photo of them so she has come up with this clever alternative.  A photo and a list of 3 elements from the photo include on the card:
    Week 34 - 3 elements{Pinterest pin}    

  1. A ribbon or bow
  2. Polka dots
  3. Something furry or woolly (a creature, fabric, felt, etc.)

So here is my birthday card:

And here is my Christmas Card: (please do not adjust your screen - Rudolph's nose has changed colour!)

I used:
Stamps - Woodware
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned Papers - Simple Stories and freebies from a magazine
Card Blanks - Craftwork Cards and Craft Creations
Flat-backed pearls and gems, ribbon bows, 3D foam pads, Stickles and Liquid Pearls

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Emma Jane Florence

Time to share another crop kit layout from Papermaze, this one is from the August crop and was designed by Janina.

The photo I chose to scrap is of my great grandmother Emma Jane Florence Holder. My tiny journalling (so it would fit on the panel) reads:

"Emma Jane Florence Holder née Williams born 1866 to David Williams and Charlotte Williamsnée Allen. She married Frederick Henry Holder in Bromley on 9th February 1886 at Hatcham.

Emma & Frederick had 14 children and lived at
 120 Southlands Road in Bromley, Kent."

My page is fairly true to Janina's original with the addition of a title, and a couple of distressed tears with a little of the reverse side of the paper showing through the gaps. I chose to cut out and use the numbers '120' as that is the house number in Southlands Road where Emma Jane lived.

The kit contained:
Cream Bazzill cardstock
Marion Smith double sided patterned papers - from the Nirvana collection (Family Record, Cloud 9 and Typograph)

I added:
Color Box Chalk Inks
White gel pen
Prima Engraver Alphabet Stickers

Here is Janina's original layout 'Reasons to Smile':

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 33

A Christmas card for last week's challenge and it was inspired by a photograph this week - in face it was a collection of photographs. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge.

Here is my finished card:

                                   And here is the prompt photo:

I will add a greeting nearer to Christmas time when I know who I want to send the card to.

I created my wreath card by using:
Bazzill cardstock
patterned papers from Basic Grey
Tons of buttons!
Flat-backed self-adhesive gems


Thanks for looking - now to think about this week's challenge.
Lynn x

Monday, 18 August 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 33

Last week was time for another photo prompt. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge 
Here is my card - I went for a baby girl card.

Here is the image given for inspiration - lots to choose from here. I took my inspiration from the flamingos and had some Basic Grey Sugared collection papers tucked away in my stash which were ideal. When I opened the pack I found I also had some Chipboard pieces left including - a flamingo!

I used patterned papers, element stickers, alphabet stickers and chipboard pieces all from the same collection.

I added:
Card blank from Craft Creations
Flat-backed pearls & gems
Bazzill cardstock.

Lovely colours in this collection of photographs.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 15 August 2014


The Scrapology card challenge this month is sponsored by Sue Wilson, here are the two cards I made using one of her Creative Expression dies for the design team gallery.

Thank you to fellow design team member Sandra for lending me her die set 'Finishing Touches - Classic 3D Bow set at a recent crop.

I cut two sets of bow pieces in each of the seven colours of the rainbow from Core'dinations card stock. I used A4 card blanks from Craft Creations, and some black and white Bazzill.

I cut the black greetings using the Cricut and the white greetings are glittery 'Peel-offs'. I inked all the edges with distress inks - Work Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Broken China & Dusty Concord.
The only other ingredient was a lot of wet glue!!

Please pop over to Scrapology to see what the rest of the team have made and to find out more about the challenge and the prize Sue is offering.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 14 August 2014

52 Christmas Crackers - Week 32

This week was time for another colour prompt using this photo for inspiration. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blofor details of the challenge and here is the colour prompt photo:

Here is my card:

... and the prompt:

I used Patterned papers from Basic Grey
Cricut and some free shapes and Simply Charmed cart.
Punches - Martha Stewart, Stampin' Up
Cardstock - Bazzill
Other - Liquid Pearls, Peel off greeting, ribbon, gems

Thanks for looking
Lynn x