Safe Haven (A Giveaway)

Recently I mentioned that for my 300th post I would have a little Giveaway. A bit later than intended but on what is my 306th post here is the item I am giving away, an altered box (which I will fill with bits ‘n’ bobs).
 To coincide with Pink Saturday the box was painted with a favourite pink acrylic, Portrait Pink, a beautiful soft peachy pink.
Stamping and Old White Patina paint decorate the box and lace rims the lid to soften the edges. Lace will most certainly be an item that I will pop inside the box as part of this Giveaway.
An aspect that I love about crafting is that we can take practical but sometimes, essentially boring items such as  boxes and turn them into something pretty.
On the lid, stamping and a piece of ledger, this is from Divas D’Este’s Old Receipts CS. The image, which I absolutely love is from Divas D’Este’s Fanciful Mini Women, which as with the cards in a previous post (see “Fanciful Women”), is a transparency.  This image is layered onto another receipt from Old Receipts CS before being inserted into a metal bookplate painted with various paints, acrylics and patinas. Of course there had to be more lace and a flower.
If you would like to win this and whatever I fill it with then all you need do is leave me a comment. If you wish to sign up for e-mail notification (the equivalent of Following me) then that would be lovely but not necessary to have a chance of winning.
On May 22nd I will select a winner at random.
I am of course linking this to Beverley’s Pink Saturday.
Lynne x

P.S. Also linking to The Sometimes Thursday Players Rock, Paper and Scissors.

86 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:42:52

    This is absolutely beautiful! The lid is just stunning!!!!


  2. Lynn Stevens
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:43:37

    Great minds LOL. you’ll see what I mean on Sunday!!!!
    Gorgeous box Lynne, count me in and hey at least we can comment on your blog. blogger has been wonky the last few days, sheesh.
    Thanks hun Lynn


  3. JeanFB
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:45:28

    Breathtaking, Lynne! You are so generous to share your gorgeous artwork. Congrats on the 300+ posts…. looking forward to 300 more! 😉


  4. Patricia
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:47:11

    I LOVE this and hope that I win it! I already follow you and love your emails and your beautiful artwork. Thanks for all of it!


  5. The Sparkly Fairy (Emma)
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:49:00

    This is beautiful. I would love to win this!


  6. valerie.Jael
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:50:27

    What a beautiful box! Please include me in your draw! Valerie


  7. Robin
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:52:57

    Congrats on your 300+ posts!! Your box is just as lovely as everything you create Lynne! Have a wonderful day and weekend.



  8. Diane
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:54:23

    This is gorgeous Lynne, congrats on your numerous posts!


  9. thefrugalcrafter
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:58:31

    well how clever are you! I love how you used a bookplate for a frame, nice!


  10. Dollys daydreams
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:59:46

    Finally able to comment blogger blogged us out for a few days ! Of course I would love to be included in your give away, can you believe I don,t have one piece of lace in my stash ! Can,t find anything where I live. Anyway your box is beautiful So pretty and feminine.

    Have a lovely weekend

    ( am sending this from the beach Greece finally has sun yippee)


  11. Marilyn Rock
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:01:47

    Congratulations on your 300th post! Your box is beautiful and I would love the opportunity to win it! Thank you for this lovely giveaway to celebrate. xxoo


  12. Lucy Edmondson
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:12:25

    This is beautiful,

    Lucy x


  13. Liz
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:12:58

    Congrats on all your posts, you’ve been extremely busy but most of all they’re inspirational. Do love the celebratory giveaway especially with the bookplate frame and image you chose! Have a lovely weekend x


  14. Arline M Pozzo
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:13:04

    Again, your creation is so beautiful. You are so very inspiring!!!!
    Love it when I get your updates.


  15. melissa baskette
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:14:42

    this is so beautiful! Please enter me.


  16. DebS
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:23:56

    Love all your stuff, but love the softness feel of this box


  17. Gisèle
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:41:50

    I am starting to feel like a stalker. LOL….I would love to own a creation of yours; to have your energy in my home would be inspiring; plus lace, nothing could be better…
    Congrats on your 300+ posts….xoxoxo Here’s to another 300!!


  18. Marie
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:47:11

    Hi Lynne,
    congratulations on your 306 posts and many more to come!! The box is just beautiful and a gift all by itself. I would love to have a chance on winnig a piece of yours:) Thank you.
    Have a wonderful weekend


  19. craftytrog
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:54:53

    Congratulations! Over 300 posts! I wonder how many I’ve done!! Your box is stunning Lynne! It will be treasured by whoever wins it! xx


  20. Ira
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:12:05

    Congrats on so many posts already Lynne! And you never seem to run out of ideas, hope to see many more 😉 Love the gift box you made, it’s so totally ‘you’ and a more than generous giveaway. Good luck! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x


  21. cheryl
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:43:17

    oh this is just gorgoues hun such beautiful detail hugs cheryl xxx


  22. Terry
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:54:32

    So elegant and stunning! Already a long time follower, so I am in! Big congrats on #300! Have a lovely weekend!


  23. gerri herbst
    May 13, 2011 @ 20:13:59

    Such a beautiful box, a real treasure. Wouldn’t I love to win. So sorry I could not write sooner but blogger is having technical difficulties for the past day or so. My Friday post has yet to come up, along with all the comments from Thursday. Well I guess I will have to go make art instead. LOL.
    take care, gerri


  24. lynn legge
    May 13, 2011 @ 20:30:42

    wow .. congrats on your 300, and what a lovely give away.. i would love to have a chance to win it.. and specially on that day. which is my bd .. 🙂
    so maybe ill have luck ..
    thank you for sharing with us.. i so enjoy all the beautiful artwork
    big ladybug hugs


  25. Dorthe
    May 13, 2011 @ 20:51:15

    Hi dear Lynne, how beautiful,your giveaway box looks- and filled with wonderful lace it is a fantastic thing to win.
    I will so love to be entered .
    Thank you.


  26. Rob
    May 13, 2011 @ 21:14:35

    Ooooo Lynne, this is beautiful as always. I would be thrilled to be the lucky winner and own a piece of your art all for myself. Thanks so much for the chance to be a winner.



  27. Christine Telega
    May 13, 2011 @ 21:16:19

    The box is beautiful. I just finished a box for a swap I was in. I used a little round cheese box. I would be more than honoured to win this one.


  28. Moz
    May 13, 2011 @ 21:31:57

    Hi Lynne,
    I am a new subscriber and am loving your work!
    This box is stunning. Love the transparency effect and the colours are so feminine. Thanks for the chance to win.


  29. kim
    May 13, 2011 @ 21:36:27

    Just gorgeous!!!! I would love to be the lucky winner. I follow your blog via email. Happy Weekend!


  30. Holly
    May 13, 2011 @ 21:45:53

    This is so beautiful! I am among your list of many hopefuls that would love to win! You are so very talented.
    I hope you have a lovely Pink Saturday!


  31. LaVoice
    May 13, 2011 @ 22:19:23

    Someone will be a very proud winner of this. You did a very nice job. Best wishes on this accomplishment.


  32. Marydon
    May 13, 2011 @ 22:23:11

    Lynne, this altered box is gorgeous! Lovely giveaway. Congrats on your milestone.

    Have a beautiful PINK weekend.
    TTFN ~

    5 day GIVEAWAY, pop over


  33. Laura Lee
    May 13, 2011 @ 22:32:02

    Hi Lynn, I love altered art too. I read your profile where you say you started with cards. It is unfortunate that no supplier ever picked you up. You have a lovely eye, and convey it well to us. Congrats on your 300th! It is fun to meet on the net. So many inspirations.




  34. crafty dawn
    May 13, 2011 @ 22:35:21

    This is lovely Lynn. Please add me to your give away (fingers crossed) I never miss seeing a post as I do have e-mail alerts

    Love Dawn xx


  35. Gayle Page-Robak
    May 13, 2011 @ 23:03:06

    As always, Lynne, a beautiful art piece. My favorite peachy/apricot tones make it absolutely perfect. Love your image selection as well…timelesss! Hugs, Gayle (already aa follower).


  36. Sue Smith
    May 13, 2011 @ 23:09:02

    Congratulations on writing 300+ posts and sharing with us your gorgeous artworks! I’m looking forward to seeing the next 300!!! 😀


  37. Olivia Parazine
    May 13, 2011 @ 23:23:08

    Oh my sweetness this is just gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.


  38. Myrna
    May 13, 2011 @ 23:46:00

    Hi! Found you by way of Dorthe’s blog..Congrats on 300+ posts! Please enter me in your giveaway..your art is so well as your blog. I shall be back!!


  39. Karen McAlpine
    May 13, 2011 @ 23:53:57

    This box is so lovely, Lynne. 300 posts! A great milestone!! Keep them coming. I so enjoy reading all the posts and looking at all the beautiful projects.


  40. ~Shabby Delights~
    May 14, 2011 @ 00:26:47

    Congratulations on sooo many posts. Love the box…its as pretty as a picture.
    Have a fabulous weekend,


  41. Debbie Peysen
    May 14, 2011 @ 00:32:44

    Lynne, I would be honored to win anything you made. You rock. How cool to have 300 posts. I hope to be here for the next 300.

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Debbie P


  42. suesue
    May 14, 2011 @ 01:14:48

    I love your box~beautifully done! Congratulations on your 300th post too!! Hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday!


  43. Shelly Schmidt
    May 14, 2011 @ 01:36:44

    Beautiful- love this project!


  44. Michele
    May 14, 2011 @ 01:46:25

    This is so beautiful as always. I love your work, you consistently make the most beautiful art. Thank you for sharing


  45. Terri Morse
    May 14, 2011 @ 01:58:00

    Your project turned out beautifully. Portrait pink has always been one of my favorite paint colors too! I’m never without it. Thank you for hosting a wonderful giveaway. Hugs, Terri


  46. Char
    May 14, 2011 @ 02:08:22

    What a beautiful give a way. It would be my pleasure to be included.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    I think you did a lovely job creating your box. I too think the graphic is very pretty, Char


  47. Cindy Adkins
    May 14, 2011 @ 02:36:40

    Oh Lynne, what a BEAUTIFUL treasure, indeed!!! It is gorgeous! When you get a chance, come take a look on my blog…Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.


  48. Connie
    May 14, 2011 @ 04:19:07

    I would love the chance to win some of your beautiful and inspiring art. I am amazed by each and every post.


  49. mary
    May 14, 2011 @ 04:56:19

    What a beautiful altered box!!! I wish I was so creative.
    Congratulations on 300 posts!

    I am having a giveaway too and would love for you to come over and sign up for mine.

    bee blessed


  50. Debbie Painter
    May 14, 2011 @ 06:26:22

    Congrats, Lynne, on another milestone!!! This is another truly beautiful creation!!! I get so much inspiration from your projects!!! Thanks for another chance to win!!


  51. Electra
    May 14, 2011 @ 06:50:32

    Congratulations on your 300 posts. That a milestone. Thank you too for the opportunity to win this lovely work of art!


  52. Martina
    May 14, 2011 @ 07:46:31

    Ooh Lynne, how lovely to offer this wonderful giveaway 🙂 Congratulations on your 300 posts – isn’t it fab? Thank you, too for all the inspiration you give to me. Wishing you even great success with your blog and may you celebrate many many many more 🙂
    Love and hugs and a nice weekend my friend
    MARTINA xxx


  53. gerri herbst
    May 14, 2011 @ 11:22:22

    dearest Lynne,
    I finally did send an email last night with my details, let me know if you received it.With the messup with Blogger, I only just posted my pink saturday!Hopefully all is well in cyberspace and we will be able to carry on as usual. Have a beautiful day, dearie. more later, gerri


  54. Sarah Coller
    May 14, 2011 @ 11:44:20

    How beautiful…I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!


  55. Angie
    May 14, 2011 @ 11:45:10

    Congratulations on your “over 300” milestone! The altered box is beautiful. I love your choice of colors and embellishments too. Have a wonderful week.



  56. Cindy Adkins
    May 14, 2011 @ 12:06:57

    Hi Lynne,
    I just wanted to come back and say “hi” and hope you’re having a Happy Pink Saturday!


  57. Jack
    May 14, 2011 @ 12:24:19

    Pink Saturday!!! Was this day invented for you, lol. And what a fabulous little box. xx


  58. Linda
    May 14, 2011 @ 12:33:47

    Hi Lynne,

    Love the box! Gorgeous! I would love to have it!
    Please count me in!! Congrats on the 300+!


  59. Nancy
    May 14, 2011 @ 13:10:51

    Fabulous box, Lynne and oh my gosh I’d love to win it. So glad you stopped by and I could find your blog…which is just chock full of interesting things. I’ve already spent way too long looking around and then wandering off to some of your links. It’s just impossible to not get lost in blogland! xo Nancy


  60. victoria
    May 14, 2011 @ 13:19:35

    this is a stunning creation
    i would love to have it 😀
    love lace and bits and bobs
    happy pink saturday!


  61. Katherine
    May 14, 2011 @ 13:48:07

    Me, Me, Me! please count me in! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!


  62. Hazel
    May 14, 2011 @ 14:16:49

    This is so beautiful Lynne. I’d love to be the proud owner of it.
    xxx Hazel.


  63. Leanne
    May 14, 2011 @ 14:24:42

    This is stunning! I love the softness of it the colors are amazing!


  64. Daniella
    May 14, 2011 @ 14:42:38

    Hello again! You are far too generous! Your work is stunning, and to give it away with goodies inside too!! AMAZING!!!
    Of course I’d love to win it!!
    I want to add you to my blog sidebar, if it is ok with you. I just love your blog!!


  65. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    May 14, 2011 @ 16:20:30

    Dear Lynne, I would certainly love a chance to win your gorgeous box! It’s so romantic looking. Please enter me in the drawing and I will keep my fingers crossed.
    Have a wonderful weekend :-)!
    Hugs to you,


  66. d e l i g h t
    May 14, 2011 @ 16:26:39

    Very lovely and creative box! You have great talent!
    I see we both love boxes!


  67. Jil
    May 14, 2011 @ 16:27:23

    Please count me in this beautiful giveaway! Your work is just amazingly gorgeous!!!!!


  68. Nancy at Linens and Laurel
    May 14, 2011 @ 16:42:50

    Very sweet! Happy Pink Saturday!


  69. Katie
    May 14, 2011 @ 17:09:45

    Your art is so elegant and lovely ~ who wouldn’t want a chance to win it!
    I celebrate you and your blog today, for all of the joy it has given to me and
    so many many others. Bravo!!! Happy 306 post and hope for a whole lot more! Blessings, Katie


  70. Tasha Anderson
    May 14, 2011 @ 17:16:31

    Thanks for stopping by my party!!! I Love what I see here on your blog! Can’t wait to look at the rest:) Happy Pink Saturday! Look forward to seeing more cute stuff from Adorn:)


  71. Michelle
    May 14, 2011 @ 17:22:20

    Wow! More than 300 posts! Congratulations!. Your box is gorgeous!
    Have a good week-end!


  72. michele
    May 14, 2011 @ 19:09:01

    this is so lovely, soft and sweet. i would like a chance to win! i’m already a follower. i also need to check out pink saturday. it seems like a very happy thing. xo


  73. Daniella
    May 14, 2011 @ 19:48:12

    AAwww! Thanks tons darlin’!! you are fabulous!!


  74. Gail
    May 15, 2011 @ 00:17:58

    Mundane items to objects of beauty – one of the best goals of crafting.
    Box is lovely


  75. shirl
    May 15, 2011 @ 00:59:57

    Hello, Happy Pink Saturday! Love your pink post this week. This box is so pretty,
    I’d love to enter your drawing! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
    I wish you peace! Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage


  76. gerri herbst
    May 15, 2011 @ 01:16:47

    Hi Lynne, thanks for yr comments on my pink tiny trees!Went to an artist conference today on social media, so no flea markets, or yard sales. Boo Hoo, cause Sat is the best day.Tomorrow I will hit the road and see what I find! take care, gerri


  77. Karie Jackson
    May 15, 2011 @ 01:27:22

    Oh, wow! How wonderful 306 posts. I hope I some day get there. I would love to win this beautiful box. Put my name in. Thanks so much for the give-a-way. Good Luck. . . Karie


  78. kathryn
    May 15, 2011 @ 01:45:01

    Hi Lynne!
    Congratulations and accolades on your 300+ posts!!!! Your work is, as always, beautiful and inspiring!! Thanks for your generosity! I would love to own a piece of your work *sigh*.
    Very best of wishes for your continued success!!!


  79. Sherry
    May 15, 2011 @ 02:26:49

    Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie…
    What a beautiful creation for your 300+ post giveaway.
    I love the soft pinks surrounding the beautiful photo.
    You did an absolutely gorgeous job. I love the assortment
    of textures as well. SO pretty.

    Who wouldn’t want a chance to win such a beautiful box of love.
    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Country hugs sweetie,


  80. Beckie Holso
    May 15, 2011 @ 05:25:47

    Wow, this is so beautiful!


  81. Ellen
    May 16, 2011 @ 03:39:47

    So stunning and lovely~ I would love a chance to win! Thank you ;-D


  82. Alexa Noble
    May 17, 2011 @ 08:55:51

    A seriously lovely box – it deserves to be treasured and full of lovely things!


  83. Penny
    May 17, 2011 @ 21:49:29

    Such a beautiful box, Lynne! I love all the script bits and the transparent photo and the colours are just perfect and very “you”.


  84. June Yarham
    May 18, 2011 @ 13:43:52

    Such a treasure. I love boxes, large or small and have decorated a few but none as lovely as this! Please add my name. Hugs xx


  85. Trisha
    May 19, 2011 @ 18:34:01

    What a beautiful box you have created!!



  86. renee @ where the grass is greener
    May 21, 2011 @ 14:14:20

    This is gorgeous!!! Of course, I would love to win! So, different from what I do and so much more elaborate. Thanks for contacting me.


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