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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wedding Day - Boxed Card

Today is the wedding of Sarah and Gavin, and Sarah's mother Margaret asked me to make a special card for them. She gave me a length of ribbon in the jade green of the bridesmaids dresses and asked that it be of a butterfly theme. She wanted a greeting inside the card.This is what I came up with:

 I used lots of Bazzill cardstock in the jade and white, running 2" panels through an embossing folder. these were cut to length and mounted onto jade card before mounting onto the card. The letters were cut on the Cricut with the Storybook cartridge.

I cut the large butterfly with a set of Spellbinders dies, from the bottom up 1 jade butterfly plain, then a white one plain, then two with the details cut into them. These were all curved, then stuck down only at the body, then a fed 3D foam pads were uses to hold the wings apart slightly. the top layer was glittered up with crystal Stickles. This was finished off with some flat-backed pearls and antenna made from silky white cord.

 I added some smaller butterflies using two different Martha Stewart punches. Again each was layered with jade under the white so only a touch of jade shows. Each one has a gem or a tiny pearl.

The greeting inside is an Irish blessing I found on the internet I added a line above this:

With love on your Wedding Day

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

By now the card was quite deep so I decided to make a shallow box for it.

To the lid I added a greeting using Lili of the Valley stamp and Peacock Feathers distress ink. I added this to circles punched with a Stampin' Up punch ad two different Woodware punches. I also added more butterflies and lettering.

I hope as the blessing says you have a lovely day, and all the best for your marriage Sarah and Gavin.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Father's Day

Here is my layout created at the Papermaze crop last weekend. As the papers were ideal for a masculine theme, I decided to create another page for my Dad's memory album. The photo was taken last month on Father's day.

Janet had designed the layout for this month and Louise had created an alternative. I love fonts and really liked the alphabet stamps used in Louise's version. I am also enjoying spray mists and layering so my layout was based more on Lou's design.

the kit contained:
Glitz Design 'Truly Yours' Motif paper, Brown and Aqua cardstock,  2 Kraft tags, Technique Tuesday Journalling card, Aqua Twine, Assorted wooden embellishments and Aqua Washi Tape.

with use of:
Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Melted Chocolate Dylusions Ink Spray

I added:
Thickers alphabet stickers from American Crafts
Some scraps of papers left over from last month's kit behind the tears and for stamping on.
Lili of the Valley Father's day greetings stamp.

 Here is Janet's original layout:
 and Louise's page
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday, 22 July 2013

Kodak Moment

Catching up with last month's Papermaze Crop kit designed by Janina. I used a photo I took with my very first film and my first camera. It was a Kodak Instamatic, and used the 126 film and flash cubes.
It was a gift from my parents for my 10th birthday and we were on holiday in Margate. I don't seem to have any other photos from this first film, but can remember taking this of my grandparents, at the end of the film, before taking it along to the camera shop to have it processed. The images were about 4" square with a white border.

This may not be the exact model I had but it certainly looks familiar.

The kit contained:
3 sheets of Bo bunny - Mama-Rassi2 papers - Contrast, Viewfinder and Photo Booth and a sheet of Bazzill - Pinenut.

I also used:
Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge and the Swirl Image (shift) in 11" with a 9" gutted centre in Viewfinder paper, and a 10" shape in the Photo Booth paper
Martha Stewart Punch around the page set
Various blossoms from my stash
Distress Ink in vintage Photo
Marianne Die
American Crafts Thickers alphabet stickers.

This is Janina's lovely original layout:

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Happy 60th Birthday Maddie!

My sister asked me to make a card for her to send to her friend Maddie.
 Inspired by a card class by Linda at the Cardinal Colours Crop weekend
I used Kaisercraft Marigold papers.
An 8" x 8" white card blank,
Sizzix Tatters Florals and decorative circle dies, brads & gems,
Cricut alphabet,
Distressed Ink pad in Iced Spruce, white Bazzill
Lili of the Valley greeting stamp, Stampin' Up circle punch.
Woodware scalloped circle punch Martha Stewart frond punch & deep border punch.

Happy Birthday Maddie
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Happy 21st Birthday Katie!

I was asked to make a 21st birthday card for Katie. So I created this vintage girly easel card. It's 8" x 8" and made using Bo Bunny's Ces't La Vie collection.

The girl stamp is one of the Prima dolls, I layered up her shirt using some of the patterned papers and coloured the rest of her with my Promarkers.
The large lacy circle and edging were cut form a Sizzix die set and cream Bazzill. The charm has been in my stash for a while and was perfect for Katie. The ribbon is from Cardinal Colours. The various flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also used lots of flat backed gems.

 The numbers were stamped using Papermania stamps and cut from patterned paper. These were raised up with 3D foam pads.

 I added lots of stickles to create sparkle to the numbers and the letters. 'KATIE' is made from foam American Craft Thickers, which were inked and glittered.

Thanks for looking, and have a great birthday Katie.
Lynn x

Monday, 15 July 2013

Schools Out!

Claire Bell (Silver Custard) has set the card challenge over on Scrapology this month and this is my card for the 'Schools Out' theme.

I made this card for my son, Andrew's friend Anna in America, as she recently graduated. I used some paper by Magnolia, an image and a greeting stamp called 'Tessa Tassel' form Kraftin' Kimmie, letter stickers by Doodlebug Designs Inc. A 6" x 6" square card blank, ribbon and some Wild Orchid Crafts cherry blossoms and a rose. The die was by Sizzix, and I coloured the image with Promarkers.

Pop over to Scrapology for details of the challenge.

Congratulations Anna! Hope the card has arrived safely by now.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Catherine's Graduation Card

A graduation card made for strawberry loving Catherine for her graduation next week.
For inspiration I used a sketch from this week's I ♥ ProMarkers challenge (#176).

This is the sketch which I rotated.

I used:
Promarkers to colour the Kraftin' Kimmie image.
Papers from Doodlebug Design Inc - Sweet Cakes collection, including the strawberries I cut for the bunting (instead of flowers on the sketch). Doodlebug Design Inc. Teensy Type letter stickers
Machine stitching
Memento and Distress Ink
CWC card blank & digital cardstock

Congratulations Catherine and looking forward to your graduation ceremony on Thursday.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Emily's Graduation Card

This is the card I made Emily for her graduation last week.

I used:
CWC Card Blank
Sizzix Die - Scalloped oval
SU Ribbon
Kraftin' Kimmie Tessa Tassel Image
Promarkers to colour image
 Patterned papers 6"x6" Bo Bunny - Mama-razzi2 collection and Ces't La Vie collection
Letter stickers from mys stash
Black paper
White Digital Cardstock
Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black

Thanks for Looking and Congratulations to Emily.

Lynn x

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Mojo Monday - Kraftin' Kimmie - Graduation Card

Andrew asked me to make a graduation card for his friend Aisha. I was looking for some inspiration when I found this sketch challenge on the Mojo Monday blog via the Kraftin' Kimmie blog.


I used some papers from the Lakeside collection by Kaisercraft, black and white Bazzill, a pearl, some Provo craft alphabet stickers and some silver glittery AC Thickers. I used a Sizzix die Tessa Tassel stamp from Moonlight Whispers (Kraftin' Kimmie). The image was coloured with my Promarkers.

Mojo Monday 300 Celebration

How to play:
1. Use the sketch as inspiration to create any kind of papercraft.  Feel free to substitute shapes.
2. Post it somewhere on the Internet. Use keyword Mojo300 if you post to an on line gallery.
3. Link your post back to the linky widget on the Mojo Monday blog.
4. Check the Mojo Monday blog on Tuesday, July 9 to see if you’re a winner!

Deadline:  The linky widget will close at 11:59PM today.

Congratulations Aisha!
Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sharing a Love of Books

My mum has always loved reading and shared this love with us as children and in turn, with her grandchildren. Here she is reading to Andrew when he was little. All three of my children love reading and books and have quite a collection between them.

This layout was created with a kit designed by Vanessa of Papermaze for the April crop. I have only just got around to using it. 

The content of the kit are:
Basic Grey Serenade papers - 50 pence, Shilling and Avalon
Kaisercraft Turtledove paper - Geese
Crate Paper Sleigh Ride paper - Deck the Halls
Kraft Tag
I added a Kaisercraft stamp, Distress stain and inks, DMC Stranded Cotton, My Little Shoebox Tiny Type letter stickers and some Prima letter stickers.

Here is Vanessa's original layout:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

& a card

A card I made with the papers left over from my layout for this month's Scrapology layout.
I used a Memory Box die, Bo Bunny Double Dot papers, ribbon and some vellum.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday, 1 July 2013


This is my design team layout for this month's challenge over on the Scrapology Blog. The challenge is to use a mixture of different medium on your layout and follow Emilie Chamel's sketch. We are scraplifting our very own design team member LINDA this month with this stunning layout.

We used Emilie Chamel's super sketch, which was featured in a challenge on The Merly Impressions Blog earlier this year. Please follow the link to read more about it.

Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed, thus we chose 'M is for Mixed-Media' for the challenge.

Here is what I used and what I did:
I used a 12" x 12" sheet of greyboard, and plastered some texture paste randomly across the middle of the sheet. Once dry I coated the whole board with white Gesso.

To add colour I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Black Cherry and Bell Bottom Jeans colours. I removed the lid and with dripped some more of the mists randomly on the page and let these drips run.

With some Bo Bunny Double Dot papers I cut three pieces 4" x 4", one in each of three colours -  Frost, Slate & Boysenberry. I rounded the corners with a corner rounder punch and stuck them to the centre of the layout overlapping one another.

I chose a photo Alan took on his mobile, of me taking a photo at Lacock Abbey last October. I cut this down to 4" x 4", and rounded the corners again and this was mounted on top of the papers.

Next I added the embellishments. Two paper roses were inked and stuck to the right of the photo together with a gardenia (all from Wild Orchid Crafts). 


I took a 6" x 6" piece of ivory spider's web, gathered and tied it in the middle with the twine and the ribbon (a short length of purple baker's twine and narrow plum satin ribbon). I added a white leaf shaped decorative pin. This was all stuck down to the bottom right of the photo, just below the roses.

To the bottom left of the photo I added three labels cut from spare papers with a Stampin' Up decorative label punch. I also cut four fronds using a Marianne Die, the spare papers and a piece of vellum, they were only glued down at the bottom end.

Finally I added a little journalling to one of the 4" x 4" squares and a title to a label with American Craft Thickers alphabet stickers.

The challenge closes at midnight on 5th August 2013 so pop back to the original blog post on the Scrapology Blog dated 1st July for details for this challenge.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit for this layout through Cardinal Colours (using the products Lynn and Linda have used) Please email to see if there are any available. 

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x