Her Home Is Her Castle

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Sunday means time for my sneak peek at what I created for That’s Crafty this week. 11 April 008You will certainly be able to guess at what stamps I inked up but if you would like to see the full project, supplies and instructions then please visit HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday but please remember this ……
save some of that chocolate egg for me!
Happy Easter Wishes

Let The Birds Sing Their Song of Love

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Gecko Galz have a monthly cross-promotional challenge. The DT were asked to create a sample where we used Day for Daisies digi stamps with Gecko Galz products and to the theme of Mother’s Day.
My offering is this small hanging – yes, I know, not my usual style!happymothersdaylynnemoncrieff
Day For Daisies Digi Stamp
Gecko Galz Solarium Digi paper
Prima flowers
Extras:- canvas printer paper, burlap, stained seam binding, pearl stickers and metal hanger, sparkle gel pens
Layer Day For Daisies digi stamp onto Solarium digi paper then print onto canvas printer paper.
Distress edges before adhering to burlap panel. Highlights some of the digi stamp with sparkle gel pens.
In wordart create Mothers’ Day sentiment. Transfer to Solarium Digi paper (the same paper as used for the main panel) then print onto canvas printer paper.
Cut into a banner shape then adhere to the main panel.
Embellish the panel with Prima flowers, yellow lace and stained seam binding.
Attach to the metal hanger
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For this months customer contest Gecko Galz are asking you to create any thing your imagination can dream up while working with any Gecko Galz product. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage image paper the limits are endless to your imagination.And what will the winner get?A Day For Dasies Stamp gift pack plus a $25 shopping Spree from Gecko Galz.Just email a picture of your project by April 29th to geckogalz2014@gmail.com or go to Gecko Galz blog site and enter your link using Mr. Linky! On May 1st a winner will be announced.
Many thanks for visiting this post.

Black & White With A Splash Of Colour (That’s Crafty Challenge)

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A short post to announce the new challenge theme at the That’s Crafty Challenge Blog.
They are looking for your artwork which is Black & White with a Splash of Colour. All entry details can be viewed at the above link. It is well worth your while entering as there is a prize of a voucher to spend at the That’s Crafty on-line store for the winning entry.
Have Fun!

Build Me A Meadow

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This post was drafted at the beginning of the year, always getting pushed back as I shared other posts with you.
The thistle wall hanging I recently shared with you was my team sample for the Crafty Individuals Challenge, Nature’s Beauty, but this seemed a good opportunity to share the card and share some Crafty Individuals links.
If you would like to enter the challenge then you can create any style of art:- altered, cards, tags, jewellery, etc, etc, but you must include at least one Crafty Individuals product.  Five winners will be selected with the prize of a Crafty Individuals stamp of their choice.  All other information can be viewed HERE.
This Crafty Individuals post sees me inking up one of their Linda Edward’s designed stamps, an elements set, CI-395
For this card I wanted a rustic feel to it yet also a pretty appearance at the same time. It is my favoured way of using floral stamps, where I can include natural elements yet still retain a pretty charm to them, anyway, that is always my hope, whether I achieve it is another matter completely!cardfourlynneThere is a lovely charm to the stamps in this set.
Although I have used each stamp as its own element they would work beautifully alongside another of her stamp designs stamp, CI-38518 february 341Each stamped onto one of my all time favourite stamping surfaces.18 february 342The same stamps used as on panel no. 1 except the composition of the stamps is showing them leaning towards the right.18 february 343A gathering of pretty pieces to finish the card.18 february 344
Thank You, as always for the trouble you take to stop by and visit my Blog.

Guest Artist For The Stampers’ Sampler

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Well this is a post I never would have dreamt I would be sharing with you, the news that I am the Guest Artist in the latest issue of Stampington & co’s The Stampers’ Sampler.  It was made all the more special as this issue is their 20th anniversary issue.
1SAM-1402-The-Stampers-Sampler-Spring-2014-600x600When they made contact in December I re-read that e-mail several times as I was so sure I had misread it!  I cannot thank The Stampers’ Sampler enough for this honour and also for the adorable way my artwork was photographed beside the pretty vintage style teacup.
I was delighted to see that they selected art which credited Crafty Individuals and Oxford Impressions.  Both of those companies mean much to me as they were stamps I fell in love with when I became passionate about stamping, with Crafty Individuals stamps amongst the first I ever bought and then when I realised I could purchase Oxford Impressions stamps in the U.K. (sold at the time by Lin @ LBCrafts) it was the start of another love story for me.   Jean, Malcolm and Suzanne have been supportive long before I was on their teams so in my eyes it seems fitting that their stamps were showcased within this Guest Artist feature.
Normally when I have art published I go on to share photographs of the items but not this time and I have decided not to even share sections of the two pages of interview questions, some relating to my creating and others to my life in general.
Another time I will however share either one or two of the wall hangings which were also published in this issue under the feature title, Distressed Hangings.
In the meantime, many thanks for your visit to this post.

A Boy’s Adventure

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This week my DT project for That’s Crafty sees me returning to a stamp plate I first shared back in January.  It was about time I got the stamps out again.blogimageAs always, the full project along with instructions and supply list can be viewed HERE at the That’s Crafty Blog.
Are you remembering that there is now a That’s Crafty Challenge Blog. A fabulous prize is up for grabs so well worth your while entering.


Colours of Spring

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A quick post before I return on Sunday with my DT post for That’s Crafty.
This post is sharing a beautiful card I received from my dear from Dorthe.cardfromdortheIsn’t that transparency of the child so beautiful and I like the subtle touches of Springtime colours, soft peachy pink and blue.
Tucked inside the card were two pieces of embossed cardstock and the cutest, mini Kraft bags. papergifts from dortheWhat a lovely surprise it was to receive this mail from Dorthe.  She really has been the sweetest of friends to me.
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend, possibly managing some creative time to yourselves, I hope so.

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