Countdown To Christmas

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This post is to share a reminder of the latest Crafty Individuals Challenge which is well underway. We are asking that you create either Halloween  or Christmas inspired artwork. All information about this challenge can be viewed HERE.
I have already shared two samples I made for this challenge but today I have more samples to share, all using this new stamp1411136093CI_-_420_Christmas_Postage_StampsI kept to a colour palette of white and silver with various twinkly embossing powders and also dashes of beautiful vintage mica flakes. Apologies straight away for the colours on the cards. I have no idea if it is all the sparkle and twinkle from the embossing powders which has interfered and created an almost lilac tone.cardInstead of using the stamp as a whole, I have zoomed in to particular images.  It makes for a versatile stamp.
The cards are all traditional stamped cards with stamping, heat embossing and embellishments.  There is the addition of spray and mica but there is no paint or Gesso on the cards.
The jute and seam binding were stained to match and a hanging tag featuring a Crafty Individuals stamp (received in one of their sample stamp packs) embellishes the first card.detailoneFollowing a similar composition and using many of the same embellishments is the second card with the stained muslin more prominent, layered onto tulle.
CIcardno2A little detail photograph.reindeertwoThe final card …1A punched tag with the stamped Joy and lots of sparkle,detailthreewith more sparkle on the stamped images which were also edged with silver e.p.
detailtwoIf you are in the middle of creating Halloween or Christmas projects using Crafty Individuals products then why not enter the challenge. Remember, there is a prize of a Crafty Individuals stamp of choice for the top five winning entries.
Wishes
Lynne

Twit A Boo!

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I am staying with a Halloween theme for my DT project at That’s Crafty, nothing too frightening!
blogdetailTo view, please visit HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Hanging Around (Published)

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Although I had this post drafted I had decided not to share it because I have already shared with you two other cards from the collection of cards that were published in The Stampers’ Sampler however because I have not got myself organised enough to be sharing new DT art I have decided to go ahead and share.
The stamps are from Oxford Impressions Dr Coffin’s Apothecary stamp set (also available from That’s Crafty)
DIGITAL CAMERAVery little additions to this card other than the actual tag there is only a fragment of stained crochet lace.
There is nothing remotely spooky about this bat, I think it looks rather cute!DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for your visits and the lovely comments.
Wishes
Lynne

Spooky! (That’s Crafty Challenge)

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If you are in the middle of Halloween preparations then why not share your artful creations at the That’s Crafty challenge where the theme is Spooky.
A £20 on-line voucher  is the winning prize
Challenge Blog VoucherPlease visit the challenge blog for further details.
Wishes
Lynne

The Mischief Maker (Published in Somerset Holidays & Celebrations)

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Let me stay with Halloween for the time being to share with you  the amazing news of my Halloween article in the 2014 edition of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations.
I cannot begin to express how shocked I was when the Editor contacted me several months ago to say they wanted to publish a wall hanging as an article and for me to write the article.  Now, writing articles is extremely new to me, there have been two previous occasions for Sew Somerset and there is no doubt it filled me with trepidation at the prospect of writing this article  yet what a thrill to know they liked it so much, that is always the biggest surprise to me!
In the article I write about my childhood memories of Halloween as a child growing up in Scotland and also what inspired this wall hanging.
This photograph is deceiving as the wall hanging does not look exceptionally large, it looks as though it is a card, but it was about 12″ in length, approximately.
themischiefmakerAlso in this publication, in the Gallery section, a Valentine’s card and three Crafty Individuals pieces, two wall hangings and a hanging canvas.
For me, it is the greatest honour to be published by Stampington & co and something I never take for granted. Something else I don’t take for granted is your loyalty to my Blog and also your continuous support.
Wishes
Lynne

The Raven (published in The Stampers’ Sampler)

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Last week I shared with you one of the Halloween cards which had been published in the  Jul/Aug/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.  For this post I thought I would share another of the cards from that collection.
The cards were submitted as a collection with the theme of the shabby, grubby stained tags appearing on each card along with stained pieces of fabric, string ties, etc. Once again, this card uses stamps from Oxford Impressions‘ Dr. Coffin’s Apothecary stamp set (also available from That’s Crafty in the U.K.)DIGITAL CAMERAA teeny piece of stained fabric which I stamped onto before layering a fragment of mica and stained crochet lace.DIGITAL CAMERAThe bottom edge from the grubby stained tag.  I liked the gap of white space in-between the two parts of the tag. DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for your visit to this post.
Wishes
Lynne

BOO! Cry The Children

Hello Everyone
Welcome to the sneaky peek at my DT offering over at the That’s Crafty Blog. photofourIf you would like to see the project in full then please visit HERE.
Before I leave I want to say a heartfelt Thank You to those of you who continue to visit on a regular basis and take the time to comment. This past week, in particular, I have been all but absent from on-line activity so I appreciate it all the moreso when you lovely people take such trouble to visit here.  I hope I can catch-up with you very soon.
Wishes
Lynne

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