Thursday 31 August 2017

Nanky Poo

My sister Nancy in 1966

I should probably start by explaining the title of this layout.  When we were children, my mother liked to give us silly nicknames that rhymed with each other. My sister Nancy was called Nanky Poo and I was Trailer Boo.

For the background I used a piece of 7 Dots Studio paper from their Cotton Candy Dreams collection.

7 Dots Studio
Cotton Candy Dreams - Strawberry Fields

I did some stamping on the background in grey ink.

Something Tattered
Wallpaper Background - Studio

These are the dies and punch I used:

Cheery Lynn Designs
Horizon Rectangle
Memory Box
Quinn Flourish
Cheery Lynn Designs
Cheery Lynn Designs
Eastern Star Doily
My Favorite Things
Mini Delicate Doilies
Cheery Lynn Designs
Carnivale Border
Martha Stewart
French Scroll

As usual, I layered all the die-cut pieces over a black version, offsetting them slightly to accentuate the edges.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Creative Embellishments
Flourish 24
Creative Embellishments
Small Flourish Set

I embossed the chipboard pieces with Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder but I didn't like how dark they looked so I embossed them again with a light sprinkling of Dried Marigold Distress Embossing Powder.

Here are some more closeups:

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. I'm really loving your beautiful work, tfs!

  2. Love the story behind this with the nicknames! Beautiful work matching the colors on the paper! Very precious and lovely layout.

  3. Hi Tracey! Love the flair of the pinwheel die. It all goes so well together, the paper, stamp, flourishes and dies. What a cute story,too it reminds me of how we'd use "baby talk" for any baby we saw! Thanks, Denise


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