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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Florence Piggott Banks (Driver)

Florence Piggott Banks Driver

This layout has taken a while, I seem to have had several attempts at moving forward with it. 
Papers - Maja Designs 
Stencils with texture paste.
Sizzix die and Kraft Bazzill decorated with flat backed pearls
Various blossoms and leaves from my stash.
Tando Clock face
Acetate doily's
Scallop edge scissors and Liquid Pearls

Here is the history bit:
Florence is My 3rd cousin x 3 removed
Birth 28 May 1857 in West Hampshire, Essex, England
Died 28 December 1939
Seekonk, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A
Father – Alfred Joseph Humbley Banks 1828 – 1866
Mother – Louisa Andrew Ferris  1824 - ?
3rd child
Older brother Montague 1849 – 1902 and sister Ferrisa Banks 1851 - ? and Egan C. A. 1856,
Younger brother Gerald Lay 1860 – 1907, sister Eliza Ada Littler 1867 -1895Married Joseph Driver in 1881Emigrated to Canada and lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba 1881South Dufferin, Manitoba 1887 Stanley Manitoba 1891Morden, Selkirk, ManitobaCamp Hughes Winnipeg in 1916 (Camp Hughes was a Canadian military training camp, located in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress west of the town of Carberry in Manitoba, Canada. It was actively used for Army training from 1909 to 1934)Two sons Joseph Ferris Driver and William North Driver

Thanks for looking

Lynn x

Monday, 2 November 2015

Welcome Baby Elliot James

I made a card for my friend Hilary when she became a grandmother for the first time back in September. She sent me some photographs and I made this card using one of them and a selection of papers and stickers from Kaisercraft.

I also used some white Bazzill, blue ribbon and some gems and pearls.

Congratulations to Hilary and to Chris and Steph as well of course
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 31 October 2015


Happy Halloween All - here is a card I made while playing with my Bird Crazy Stamps.

I used a Tim Holtz Tag stencil as a stamp and inked it up with Distress inks and spritzed it with water. The bird and accessories were stamped with Archival Ink and coloured them with Distress Markers and a paint brush. This was all worked on water colour paper. The letters were cut with a Sizzix die.

Using the same technique I made the following cards:

Happy Halloween and thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Mirror Image

Inspired by several different layout ideas I have gathered together in my mind, I created this layout which I later adapted for the Papermaze crop. It is a photo of my daughter Catherine from a photo shoot she had back in March 2013 - this one is for Catherine's album.

I used:
Bazzill in white & blackbird
Patterned paper (for the original BoBunny - Head Over Heels)
Patterned paper for kit page 
Dear Lizzy, Fine & Dandy – Stay Wild, Cheerful Chatter & Bright Bows together with  Amy Tangerine, Rise & Shine - ClaireMoonlight & Kaleidoscope Memory Box Butterfly dies Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Tattered Flower GarlandMartha Stewart Vintage Floral (Deco Flowers) Punch Around the Page (just the border punch)Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punchStampin’ Up scalloped border punch Crafters Workshop stencil – Mini SpecimensDylusions Black Marble spray inkStickles Glitter Glue - Black Diamond and SilverDistress Ink pad – Worn LipstickAmerican Crafts - black sprinkles (glitter) Thickers letter stickers for 'IMAGE'Hobbycraft - silver glitter letter & number stickers for 'MIRROR'

Here is the second layout created for the Papermaze crop using the Dear Lizzy papers:

Hope you enjoyed the crop those of you who could make it. It is always lovely to see so many variations of the layout come together. We had a great day as usual thanks Vanessa.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Home Sweet Home

Another new home card, this one for my brother Robert and his wife Elaine. Make in much the same way as the one I made for Mum and Dad. I used the following:
JOFY stamps
Watercolour paper
Distress Paint
Distress Markers
Black and White marker pens

Lots of fun making these new home cards. Wishing you happiness in your new home Rob and Elaine. xxx

Thanks for Looking
Lynn x

Friday, 25 September 2015

Welcome To Your New Home

A card I made for my parents as they move to a new home. After much waiting and thinking at times they might loose the place they wanted, moving day is finally here!

I used the following items to make this 8" x 8" card:
Watercolour paper
Distress Paints
Distress Markers
JOFY stamps from various sets
3D foam stamps
White marker pen
Black marker pen

I stamped the whole scene onto the painted watercolour paper. Then stamped each of the images again, coloured them, cut them and layered them. I did a little masking to pop the birds inside their little houses.

Wishing you happiness in your new home Mum and Dad. xxx

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 24 September 2015

John Humbley Banks

While doing my family research I found some fascinating photos on Ancestry of some ancestral cousins. Here is John who was a farmer as the feature of my latest crop kit layout from Papermaze using Kaisercraft papers and a design by Vanessa.

John Humbley Banks
2nd Cousin 4 x removed, Born 21st July 1829 Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire, England
Father Joseph Banks 1794 – 1844 & Mother Elizabeth Humbley 1796 – 1861
Baptised 16th October 1831, Hail Weston
1841 living in Hail Weston, Age 12
1851 living in Willington, Age 22, Bedfordshire, as a visitor to Brimley family
1852, Age 22, Marriage to Ellenor Ellen Brimley, Bedfordshire
1861, Age 32, Head of household, Farmer living with wife and 5 children, Elizabeth Ellen 7, Rosa Annie 6, Alexander Brimley 5, Charles Henry 4, Ellen Brimley 1, and 2 domestic servants. Sutton, Bedfordshire.
1871, Age 42, Head of household, Farmer - living with wife and Elizabeth Ellen 17, Rosa Annie 16, Helen 11, Florence Mary 9, and 2 domestic servants - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Death – 13th September 1878, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The kit contained:
Patterned papers - Kaisercraft - Antique Bazaar (Restore, Salvage & Cut & Paste), Crate Paper - DIY Shop (Project)  & Simple Stories - Smarty Pants (Yellow Composition)
Lace, Twine ribbon, Pearls, Flowers, Washi Tape.
I added a few buttons and twine, and cut my title from scraps using two Sizzlet alphabets.
Thanks for the inspiration, and here is Vanessa's original design.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x