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Monday, 27 February 2017

New Home

One of the exciting events of last summer was my daughter and her boyfriend buying and moving into their own home. This is the second of my layouts using the January kit from Merly Impressions and the Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams collection of papers. These papers have such lovely designs and colours.

This photo was taken on the evening they moved in and we all met up for a small celebration before all the hard work began! They had both worked very hard over the last few years meaning that they saw little of one-another at times, however this made it possible for them to save for their deposit.

Again I made a few changes to Chrissy's lovely original design.
I used machine stitching rather than hand stitching and my title was made with some old K & Co. alphabet stickers. I also added some resin flowers from my stash.

Catherine and George are currently working on the bathroom, having transformed the bedroom and with help from many members of the family cleared tons of rubbish and jungle from the neglected garden.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Fish and Chips

The first of two layouts created using the January kit from Merly Impressions. The layouts were designed by Chrissy and I have added a few twists of my own. The design is created with the Ubud Dreams collection from Kaisercraft.

The photo was taken last last year shows my dad with my brother on their last visit to Wickham Bay, a lovely fish restaurant, near where they live in West Wickham. This restaurant has been decorated with weathered wooden panels and tiles which are an exact match for these papers! - You can just about see the tiles in the photo.

The main difference in my layout to Chrissy's lovely original was missing out the fussy cutting flowers as they were not really appropriate to my theme. I also gutted the centre from the frames and added my own centres. I created the wording on the computer and printed them onto some scraps of patterned paper to fit inside the frames. I machine stitched around the edges of the papers using a navy blue thread rather than the hand stitching suggested.

Thanks for the design Chrissy - it has made a lovely memory for us of our dad.
Back with the next one tomorrow.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x