What If?

Hello Everyone
This is a peek at my DT post for That’s Crafty this Sunday.
It was actually made a wee while ago, a birthday card for a friend. If you visit That’s Crafty on a regular basis, this is a card I sent along with the doorhanger which I shared at That’s Crafty not so long ago. blogphoto29novThe post can be viewed HERE.

Woolen Mittens Giveaway!

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A Giveaway is long overdue!
You continue to be such loyal friends to my blog that it was surely about time that a Giveaway was in order.  I have to give a big shout out to the lovely Suzanne from Oxford Impressions who generously donated the main item in this Giveaway, the Woolen Mittens stamp set. To my knowledge, this stamp set is only available, at the moment, directly from the Oxford Impressions on-line store.

If you have never worked with Oxford Impressions stamps then I have to tell you, they are of the highest quality.  This is a collection of 21 stamps with a winter/festive theme but as with all Oxford Impressions stamp sets, they are so cleverly designed that most often, the stamps can be used beyond their intended theme.  There is a lovely bird and lamb on this set along with text stamps and that little boy could be used for birthdays or any mixed media art.  For a closer look at the stamp set click the link below this photograph.

woolenmittensgiveawayOne winner of this Giveaway will win the following:-
Oxford Impressions Woolen Mittens stamp set


1 Prima Relics and Artifact designed by Sandra Evertson
Kraft bags
Santa stocking
Pearl embellishments (a sheet of 70)
Pompom trim
Crystal trim

If you would like the chance of winning the Woolen Mittens Giveaway then it is simple.

. Please leave a comment here or at my Facebook page where this post will also be displayed.  If you leave a comment in both places then your name will be placed in the hat twice.

. If any of you want to take the trouble to add the button to your sidebar then please let me know and that will count as an extra opportunity to win this Giveaway.

Giveaway is open to everyone no matter where you stay in this world of ours with the closing date of December 5th, in the hope that I can mail it out to the winner in time for Christmas … so not much time if you wish to enter!

Good Luck Wishes

Learning To Fly (Take Ten)

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In the Autumn issue of Stampington & co’s Take Ten I was so pleased (note that as really, really, really pleased!) to see they had featured a collection of cards featuring Darkroom Door feather stamps, which I’d submitted.
There are four cards in the collection, in this scheduled post I am sharing three (I will confess, it is because I managed to somehow delete the photos for the fourth card!)

onettlynnemoncrieffThe idea behind this collection, beyond wanting to create cards with the beautiful Darkroom Door feather stamps, was to try to bring a sense of nature with an emphasis on textures2
and to also feature words or sentiments relating to nature but are also affirmations for our own daily lives.
Maybe we should remind ourselves to give permission to allow us to fly and see where we land, to not be held back by our own fears or by words from another.flylynnemoncrieffKnowing from the outset that I wanted a tactile quality to each card, also not forgetting that each card needs to meet the 10 minute criteria for Take Ten, I simply stamped each feather onto muslin, fraying the edges.flytwolynnemoncrieffRummaging around I gathered twine, burlap, beautiful textured paper, handmade paper and even fragments of bark,wildfreelynnemoncrieffoneadding a hint of colour with paint splatters to mimic the colours of a bird’s egg.wildandfreelynnemoncrieffthreeI hope you have found your wings.
Wishes and thanks for taking the time to visit this scheduled post.  Normal service will resume very soon when I return with more Christmas/winter related artwork.
Lynne x

One Simple Word …… Peace

Hello Everyone
It is my turn for a DT post over at That’s Crafty.
22novemberbloglynneIf you would like to view the complete post, with supply list and instructions, it can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for stopping by.

All We Are Saying …..

is give


a chance




Some would say it is the sub-conscious at work, some might say it is simply that I now have stamps, with the word Peace, at my disposal to ink up.  Whatever it may be, possibly a bit of both, I seem to be returning to this word and this was actually all before the most recent attacks, on the Russian plane and on Paris.

The trio of tags were made to attach to gifts I would be sending and also a way of working with the Crafty Individuals CI-488 stamp.  I quickly took some photos of the tag attached to the gift, which I was organising to pop into the mail.  Editing the photos for this scheduled post, that particular photo, with the Peace tag, has taken on a new significance in light of the recent tragedies.
CI-448, Festively Curly Words
On a lighter note, the latest Crafty Individuals challenge, Winter Frost, is well underway and you are welcome to join the challenge. Click HERE to visit the CI blog for details on entering your artwork.
If you are interested, the tags are simply made by stamping onto and collaging together various cardstock and papers which I painted and sprayed with metallics, with a torn piece of fabric (thank you Dorthe!) attached and simply adorned with rhinestones/pearls.
Many thanks for your visit to this blog post and wherever you are…. Stay Safe.

Angel Delights

Hello Everyone
Recently I received from my lovely friend Dorthe a package in the mail. So many of you know Dorthe and her art and I’ve certainly shared here, many times, gifts of friendship received from my lovely friend.
Dorthe creates the most exquisite art whether with fabric or paper, working with soft natural colours and with many elements from Mother Nature.  For me, I will always associate Dorthe with art dolls which I am so lucky to have a few of her dolls keeping me company.  Well look at this sweetness which arrived in the mail for me, as a complete and utter surprise!
oneA detail of the angel shows the wings and her sweet crown.
twoAlso inside the package was this beautiful collage card with the colours of Autumn
threeand if I was not being spoilt enough, look what else Dorthe gifted to me, the sweetest package of stars and snowflakes, vintage style die-cuts and cute wooden shapes.fourDorthe, thank you so much for the most beautiful gifts and for being such a lovely friend.
Wouldn’t this world be a kinder place if it was brimming over with the beautiful warm hearts within the arts and crafts community, where friendships are so easily formed and caring seems to be second nature for so many people, people such as Dorthe.

It’s Snow Time @ That’s Crafty!

Hello Everyone
It is my turn for a DT post over at the That’s Crafty blog1HERE, you will find instructions and supply list, including That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil Snowflake and also their Greyboard Snowflakes …. I am seriously in love with both those products!
Have a lovely Sunday and wherever you are in the world, stay safe
Lynne x

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