Wishes Of The Season

Hello Everyone
A wee while ago one of the stamps released by Crafty Individuals was CI-408 Ornamental Wishes
The cards I am sharing in this post were all essentially made in the same way, with the Wishes stamp as the focal on each card. wishestwoI might have dabbled with quite a bit of red paint recently but I was happy to return to soothing neutrals!wishesoneA little variation in the form of a charm. wishesthreeOne of my favourite products for Christmas cards (and beyond) this year, has been Maimeri Iridescent Paste (available from That’s Crafty).  A gorgeous product to use because it gives a beautiful shimmer, look at the photograph below which I angled to allow daylight to catch the snowflakes stencilled onto the background.detailI have been using it with this lovely snowflake stencil. I have even used it on fabric although I wouldn’t recommend using it on fabric which will be washed, what I used it for is purely ornamental.one.1There is no reason this stamp couldn’t be used to send Birthday Wishes or Good Luck Wishes, I just happened to like it as a message for Wishes of the Season and many of you will know that Wishes is the word I use whenever I send an e-mail, card or when commenting during a blog visit.
As always, thank you for taking the time to visit here.
Wishes
Lynne

A Winter Garden

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I have another card to share which features another one of the newly released Crafty Individuals stamps, Winter Garden, CI-425.
A very neutral colour palette with a hint of Kraft shining through and once again, that background with the snowflake stencil used with the fabulous Maimeri Iridescent Paste (available from That’s Crafty) which catches the light beautifully.blogphotoThis year I’ve used this on many of my cards as a stamping surface. I like the rough brushstrokes against the kraft.  Lots of sparkle.detailoneThis snowflake stamp is also from Crafty Individuals, such a pretty snowflake. It was one of their stamps from a sample pack from some time ago.detailtwoA very quick post but I am conscious of your time and that at this time of the year you don’t really have the time to linger over lengthy blog posts.
Always so grateful of your visits.
Wishes
Lynne

Jolly Holly Robins

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I am sharing a Christmas card which I sent to a friend (but also doubling up as a sample for Crafty Individuals), featuring a new Crafty Individuals stamp with some adorable feathered friends,CI-424 Jolly Holly Robins.
This is such a sweet stamp which although I used for a Christmas card it would also be lovely on a birthday card for anyone celebrating a winter birthday.
Yes, here we see red making an appearance once again!oneWith it being for a Christmas card I wanted some twinkle to the stamped image so I heat embossed with some very, very old twinkly embossing powder.  twoI want to mention that the background is painted with DecoArt fluid acrylics.  Beautiful consistency and coverage.  I used English Red Oxide (available from That’s Crafty).  With red not being a favourite colour of mine, I am very picky when it comes to buying paint (or ink) but this is a beautiful colour, a lovely depth to it.
A dash of sparkle and paint flicks. fourA sentiment dangles from a tattered ticking bow. threeA little bit more of the ticking.sevenThe wooden button was also painted with the DecoArt paint.sixThank You for your visit today.
I had intended to break up the festive related posts with a bit of this ‘n’ that so apologies for festive samples dominating the space here at the moment.
I always appreciate your time and even though I am spending less time on-line, I always catch-up with the lovely comments you leave for me to read.
Wishes
Lynne

Mr Robin Comes Hop, Hopping Along

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I am ending this week with a jolt of colour over at the That’s Crafty blogblogphotoI don’t know what has happened to me, all this colour, surely it cannot be good for me!!!
If you would like to view the project in full then please visit HERE.
Have a lovely day.
Wishes
Lynne

A Christmas Delivery

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You probably know that Crafty Individuals have, just recently, released some new stamps but the stamp I am sharing in this post was from the previously released batch, CI-421 ,  A Christmas Delivery.
Recently I mentioned that red has been making an appearance now and again amongst my Christmas projects and here it has popped up once again!  I wasn’t even conscious I was doing so at the time when I made this, which is a few weeks ago now.12 November 019The base is an MDF panel painted with a mix of lovely DecoArt fluid paints before stencilling snowflakes. (The MDF panel, paints and stencil can be sourced from That’s Crafty).
I wasn’t sure how clear an impression I would get from the stamp, stamped onto Kraft which I had roughly painted with Gesso, but I had no reason to worry and then after stamping all I did was simply dab some of the same paint used for the base, to paint the lady’s jacket and other than that all I did was a generous sprinkling of Glamour Dust.detailoneThe torn ticking adds a touch of softness to the plaque along with some sweet mini pompom trim (I love this trim!)detailfourA wooden button painted to match the base. detailtwoThe sample stamps Crafty Individuals include with all on-line orders are always so useful. I’ve had this Christmas sentiment for some time now, I use it every year. detailthreeNot that I will be hanging this one but a festive plaque like this would be nice to hang from a door handle to welcome any visitors over the festivities.
Thank You for your visit which is greatly appreciated.
Wishes
Lynne

Guest Artist @ Stampington & co’s Blog, Somerset Place – Mixed Media Holiday Cards

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This is a surreal moment (to say the least) because I never, ever would have imagined that I would be writing a blog post to share the news that I am featured over at Somerset Place, (Stampington & co’s blog) where I am their Guest Artist.
I might possibly have been pinching myself each and every day since I received the e-mail inviting me to be a Guest Artist!
At the time I was asked to create a step tutorial for Christmas card(s) with a colour palette which had been noted in this blog post – it just goes to show, you never know who is taking a peek at your blog! A colour palette well outwith my comfort zone and which I possibly thought, if I gave it any thought at all at the time, that it would be a colour palette I probably wouldn’t repeat. Funny how things can turn out!
Below are sneaky peeks at the three card samples I created for Somerset Place.
Christmas Magic (the first photograph) is the card featured in the step by step tutorial and can be viewed in full HERE along with photographs of the other two card samples in full.
Covered in the tutorial are steps to creating texture on the base of the card by utilising scraps and stamping with paint to create Mixed Media Holiday cards. sampleoneA peek at the second card which features Darkroom Door stamps
sampletwowith the final card also featuring Darkroom Door stamps. samplethreeYou probably have a good idea just how much this means to me. It is the greatest of honours and once again I find myself thanking Stampington & co for their incredible support which those past twelve months in particular has been humbling.
As for friends of my blog, I always appreciate your visits so, Thank You. I am so lucky to be able to sit here, writing this blog post, knowing that I can share my news with you and that you continue to be such a wonderful source of support and encouragement for me. I could not ask for more.
Wishes
Lynne

She Loves Snowflakes

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I call her Snowflake Girl but the actual name of the stamp is She Loves Snowflakes and she is one of Redlead’s wonderful Christmas/winter stamps.
The first time I inked her up was for another project (which I haven’t drafted yet) so today it is this card I am sharing.redleadoneThis card has Iridescent Paste, 3 colours of mica flakes, glass glitter and Glamour Dust! Not that you would realise it when looking at the main photograph!
Now you start to see some of the shimmer in this detail photograph along with the scattering of teeny tiny flat back pearls on some of the snowflakes.redleadtwoThe most shimmer and sparkle takes place surrounding Snowflake Girl.  Of course, I couldn’t resist a touch of torn lace. 3 December 021A snowflake dangles from some twine but not before it has been dusted with Glamour Dust. 3 December 016This sweet sentiment is one of the many stamps on the Christmas Labels set. Chris and Sharon have so many wonderful Christmas/winter sentiments, many of which I have not come across elsewhere.redleadthreeWhen I start to share more cards you will see this colour palette of Kraft with winter white and lots of shimmer turning up time and again.  If you are a regular friend of my Blog, then you have been warned!
Hope this week is kind to all of you and you are zipping through your Christmas preparations.
I will return soon with another Christmas project.
Wishes
Lynne

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