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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cards For The Boys

Today I'm sharing a set of cards for the boys - especially Dad's, using the Kaisercraft, Factory 42 paper pad. This was my latest project for the Papermaze - Scrap Paper Scissors blog. Please check the blog for details.

There are plenty of papers in the pad and I mixed and matched them with other elements from my stash. I'm often short of mens cards, so this was a great opportunity to make a few in advance.









 

After making all these cards, the layout and the Sizzix binder I still have plenty of 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad left to use for more projects.
Thanks for looking 
Lynn x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dad's Darkroom

This was my second Papermaze DT project for September, using the versitile Factory 42 collection from Kaisercraft. This time I made a layout and used some 12" x 12" paper and some stickers, together with more from the paper pad (details below and on the Scrap Paper Scissors Blog).


This photo of my Dad was taken in his darkroom developing photographs of Mum. Probably late in the 1950's. Not a brilliant photograph but well worth preserving this memory in my scrapbook.
I can remember this room from my early years, and in 1968 it was turned into a bedroom for my baby brother!








Please see the blog for full details.
I will be back with some male cards using the paper pad next month.
Thanks for looking

Lynn x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wedding Day - Jenn & Titus

The third wedding I was asked to make a card for this summer was for Jenn and Ian (Titus).


This time I used papers and letters from Basic Grey's Olivia collection.
My 'Bride and Groom' were also a Simply Print download from Lily of the Valley
The die for the card is from Crafter's Companion and creates this decorative aperture which is ideal for weddings.

I added butterflies using a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 punch, with tiny flat back pearls. The latter were also added to the flower centres. The Martha Stewart frond punch was used to add leaves to the flowers. A little sparkel was created with some Crystal Stickles.


As before I made Jenn and Ian a scrabble letter frame, this one was 12" x 12" and came from Hobbycraft. Lots of words which have meaning to the happy couple. 

Best wishes to Ian and Jenn

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wedding Day - Rachel & Ben

This card for Rachel and Ben was based on the same idea as the wedding card I shared yesterday.
 

I used the same Simply Print image from Lily of the Valley, cutting the image into a circle with a Stitched Mat Circles by Lil' Inker Designs. 
The lacy effect cirlce and border are cut using a Sizzix Thinlits die set 'Doily and Doily Border'. The flowers are dies from Crafter's Companion. This time I added some fronds with a Martha Stewart punch, and some Crystal stickles.
The papers and letter stickers are from another old Basic Grey collection, this time it was 'Wisteria'.
Embellishments include a wide and narrow ribbons, sequins, & flat-backed pearls.
I also inked my papers with 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink.

Best wishes to Ben and Rachel.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Wedding Day - Abby & Ricky

I was asked to make several cards and gifts for a couples who were married over the summer. Here is the first of those commissions.


I purchased and downloaded a Simply Print image called Mr and Mrs from Lily of the Valley and cut the image into a circle with one of my  Stitched Mat Circles by Lil' Inker Designs. 
The lacy effect cirlce and border are cut using a Sizzix Thinlits die set 'Doily and Doily Border'. The flowers are dies from Crafter's Companion.
The papers and letter stickers are from an old Basic Grey collection 'Plumeria'.
Embellishments include a wide and narrow ribbons, sequins, & flat-backed pearls.
I also inked my papers with 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink.


I added a little decoration to the inside of the card too. 

The gift is a framed crossword made with wooden scrabble letters. The words chosen especially for the happy couple.
As well as the letter tiles, I used:
9" x 9" Frame from Ikea


 Best wishes to the bride and groom.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tea At The Ritz

Afternoon tea at the Ritz back in 2014 to celebrate my Mum's 80th Birthday. These photos show me with my daughter Catherine. This is the last of the projects I finished at the Merly Impressions Retreat in July. Chrissy of Merly Impressions, designed the original layout and this is my version.


This layout was designed with the Kaisercraft Keepsake collection of papers. As well as the kit provided I used a 12" x 12" 'Photo Frames' acetate sheet. 

Thanks for the designs and kits Chrissy, I still have plenty of papers and embellishments in my kit as well as the two 'Beyond the Page' projects to make - all I need is a little free time to make them!

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Storage with Sizzix and Kaisercraft


Over on the Papremaze blog I have had fun using a Kaisercraft paper pad from the new, Factory 42 line, to make a storage box / folder for my Thinlits dies. Please see the post on the Papermaze - Scrap Paper Scissors Blog for more pictures and step - by - step instructions on how I made it.


I have many of my larger dies on magnetic sheets in plastic storage boxes, having been removed from their original packaging. However I cannot store the intricate sets of
Sizzix Thinlits Alterations dies (by Tim Holtz) this way. They have many small pieces and would easily become separated and possibly lost if removed from the packaging. The manufacturing packaging consists of strong plastic wallets, and I find it uesful to keep the dies with their images, showing what is inside the set. I was therefore trying to think of a way to store a group of these die sets.


Now to make the next one!
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x