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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Calendar Birds

A different way to use your stencils. This is my first project for the Design Team at Papermaze.

I used this technique to make a set of tags, one for each month of the year. Please go to the Papermaze Blog to read more and see the whole set, and the cards I made with the finished tags.

Thank you for looking.
Lynn x

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Little Boxes!

Using up some scraps of patterned papers I thought I would try out the Sizzix milk carton die I purchased a long time ago and have not made use of yet. 

These little boxes would make great place markers for the dinner table.

I also used Stampin' Up and Woodware circle punches 
Papers are Sugar Plum by Doodlebug Design Inc.
The alphabet die is from Die-namics

Thanks For looking
Lynn x

Monday, 18 January 2016

Merry Christmas to the New Grandparents

My friends Hilary and Mark became Grandparents for the first time in September. I thought a good Christmas gift would be a framed scrapbook page of their newest family member - Elliot.

I used an Ikea frame and papers and stickers from Kaisercraft. I added lots of gems, pearls, stickles, liquid pearls and some lacy paper strips. The punches for the bunting are from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Louisa Mary

My layout designed for the January Papermaze Crop.

Using old dressmaking paper, doily, patterned paper, twine, ribbon, Sizzix dies, Distress inks, fabric, buttons, gold thread, and a decorative pin.

Louisa Mary Banks
My 3rd Cousin 3 x removed
Born January 1853, St. Pancreas London to Alfred Joseph Humbley Banks (1828 – 1866) and Louisa Andrew Ferris (1824 -)Six siblings -  Montigue (1849 - 1901), Ferrisa (1851 -), Edgan (1856–),  Florence Pigott  (1857–1919), Gerald Lay (1860–1907) and Eliza Ada Littler Banks(1867–1895)
Married Richard Solomon Medlicott (1838–1911) on 9th  March 1882  at  St John the Evangelist, East DulwichBirth of Son Alfred Richard  1891 in Berrima, New South Wales
Died 1st October 1927, Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Ben's First Birthday

It's taken a while to finish this layout I started a few months ago. I loved this photo my friend Amy took of her son Ben on his first birthday back in December 2014.

I used papers from Simple Story's Say Cheese collection. I drew a large star on the paper and cut this out then measured in 1 cm from each point, joined the marks and cut the inner star out. I flipped the smaller star over to use the pattern on the reverse. I stuck the stars to the cardstock so they are off set from one another, and mounted my photo on top. I cut more stars with dies and scattered these around.
Other dies I used were:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlets Decorative Strip dies - Wanted Alphabet and Mini Paper Rosettes in two sizes.
Memory Box 'Birthday'
I added a lot of gems.
The picture wheel is from a pack of Kaisercraft collectables

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 4 January 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - January - Technique Remix

For January 2016 Tim has remixed the chalkboard technique from November 2013 and the industrious technique from January 2014.

Here is my version:

I used:
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Mini Blueprints No. 3
In the absence of chalk I used Pearl Ex - 651 Pearl White
Ellison Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades - Pattern & Stitches Set
Tim Holtz Embossing Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picket Fence & Black Soot
Metal scissors embellishment
#8 Manila Tags
Aluminum Tape
3D Foam Pads

This is the tag from Tim's blog for Jan 2016

mixing industrious technique from January 2014:

... and chalkboard technique from November 2013:

Thanks for looking
Lynn xxx

Saturday, 2 January 2016


The other item I got wool for when in 'Wool for Ewe', Aberdeen was the Knubbelchen!
A snuggle comfort baby toy.
A Knubbelchen was on display in the shop along with the sock wool, I asked about it and was told where to find the pattern and what wool I needed to buy. 
So armed with three 25g balls of My First Regia in Anna (white), Jonas (blue) and Sandra (multi) I set off to look up the pattern.

This is the first time I have knitted in the round - got used to it after a while.
A set of 2.5 mm double ended knitting needles is required and a little stuffing for the head.

Knubbelchen is the brain child/needle child of a designer known on Ravelry as Pezi888 from Germany.  The pattern is free on Ravelry.

The pattern is designed without a face, but the question is do I add one or not?
This was made for baby Elliot as his Christmas gift.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x