Turning The Pages (TSC#34)

Hello Everyone
The 1st of September and a new challenge at TSC where we are asking you to create Bags ‘n’ Tags.  The same rules apply as always, that we ask that you must use at least one Stampsmith stamp on your entry. All rules are available at TSC Blog. It is well worth entering if you happen to own any Stampsmith stamps as at the end of the month there is a random Prize Draw with the winner selecting $21 worth of Stampsmith stamps at the on-line store.
I know that it can be frustrating when based in the U.K. and knowing that any stores that do stock The Stampsmith stamps do not carry the full range but you might be hesitant about ordering from America due to customs.  Estelle has kindly provided the following information for me to share here.
Wishing to order Stampsmith stamps from The Stampsmith  on-line store:-
I actually make it easy to ship to Europe: I leave out the invoice and mark the packet as a gift with a very low value. So, no customs!
The shipping costs come up automatically in the shopping cart, which people can see before they do the final payment.
Without further ado I will share my DT sample.
Olivia and Friends (I selected Juliet)
Cartolina Postale (used on tag)
The first part of my DT sample is a book bag. Since as far back as I can remember I have been a Bookworm, I need to know that I have a books around me.  Juliet was stamped directly, no need for image transfer. I covered up the text on this stamp as I wanted the image to fit and would not have done so if I had inked up the text as well.
Removing the books you can probably see the way in which I trimmed the bottom of the tote with lace and stained seam binding. The second part of the challenge states tag so I used Juliet once again.
One of the Cartolina Postale stamps (fabulous set) was used to stamp on the bottom edge of the tag, which I had torn and also stamped onto torn pieces from a cardboard box to add details on the edge of the tag and to cut out the postal mark to create an accent. What would you like to create to share with us for this Stampsmith Challenge, there is lots of scope and plenty of opportunity for fun.
In case you happen to be a Bookworm and curious as to the book inside the book bag, it is Alice Hoffman’s “The Dovekeepers”, which is next in line for my attention and the other book tucked in there is “The Forgery of Venus”.  Purely as a bit of fun if you would like to share either your all time favourite book (could be from your childhood or a more recent favourite) or what you are reading at the moment or have you any recommendations then I’d love to know what they are.
Thank You for taking the time to visit and also to say thank you for the lovely comments left for me to read on my previous post.

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 06:35:23

    Beautiful tag and bag! Valerie


  2. Rosie
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 06:58:21

    Both are very beautiful, lynne


  3. Sharon
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 07:25:05

    How gorgeous Lynne & what a stunning stamp!!


  4. butterfly
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 07:35:21

    Another beautiful piece of work, Lynne – the details on the tag are an absolute treat! I’m also an avid reader: what I really enjoy when I read is travelling to other countries or eras, so I love Peter Ackroyd and Arturo Perez-Reverte both of whom seem able to inhabit other periods of history and other places with complete truth. And my guilty pleasure – though not that guilty since she’s an incredibly good and witty writer (not like other romance writers) – is the Georgette Heyer Regency books. Genius use of the language of the period, and so funny (need to be careful which one you start with though…). Very long comment – but you did ask!
    Alison x


  5. Ira
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 07:42:12

    Your book bag is truly wonderful Lynne, very stylish, classy and elegant, but then everything you make can be classified as such. I am like you, a bookworm, so I was curious to see what kind of book was inside the bag (but you have satisfied my immense curiosity 😉 Ever since I was a child I couldn’t go past a bookstore withouth entering and either buy one or just browse and feel the pages… And that is still so unchanged… I’ve always been fond of the true classics, Jane Eyre, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, but I’m also keen on true stories or psychological drama. I’ve just finished reading Jenna Blum’s “Those who save us”, which I thought was food for thought… May we read many, many more books to come and thank heavens for sending us so many fine authors for us to enjoy! Take care my friend,


  6. Dorthe
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 08:00:04

    OH dear Lynne,
    Everything here is so very beautiful, -and your new book bag looks fabolous.
    The stamp of Juliet is wonderful, and stands so clear on the fabric.I love the soft romantic feel to almost all you create ,and with Juliet it could not be anything else, than romance coming from your wonderful creations.
    The dyed tag is amazing, too Lynne-
    I`m almost alwayes reading my old and new Stampington mags. before sleeping,when in bed 🙂 no time for reading throug the day and evening- but enjoy my half hour with technique and beauty ,every evening.
    I too love the old classics, but also newer novels.
    Wish you a beautiful weekend dear friend.
    Hug–, Dorthe,xx


  7. Anne Rx
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 08:09:57

    Hello Lynn, your bag is gorgeous and so is your tag, I really love that Juliet stamp, she is quite stunning. Thank you for the information on posting to the UK, I will now go and have a look in the shop.

    I love reading too but am only really interested in crime fiction or autobiographies. I love reading Donna Leon crime thrillers as they are all set in wonderful Venice and the descriptions of the city are brilliant. I am currently reading an autobiography on Hilary Devey, a self made millionairess. It is fascinating. However, my all time favourite book is Anne of Green Gables because I am a hopeless romantic and I was brought up in Canada, it reminds me of my wonderful childhood. Anne x


  8. Femmy
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 09:40:35

    gorgeous Lynne!!


  9. Brenda Brown
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 09:41:17

    Such a pretty creation Lynne, the image is gorgeous and you have used it perfectly for both the bag and tag. Heavenly.
    Have a great weekend my friend.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  10. Willy
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 10:13:24

    Wonderful creations, Lynne! So romantic…


  11. craftytrog
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 10:49:53

    I love the idea of a book bag Lynne, your’s is beautiful! Your tag is equally lovely! x


  12. Marianne
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 12:49:14

    Lynne, these are beautiful…I especially like the book bag, and no doubt you made those lovely, sweet roses with the binding ribbon. I love the crochet edging, too…A wonderful idea and quite inspiring.

    Blessings for all your creativity,
    Marianne xo


  13. Rita
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 13:51:04

    Lynne, like always your Bag and Tag are so pretty. I love the stamp and will certainly go and see what I can buy. Hugs Rita xx


  14. The Scrap Yard
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 14:37:25

    A gorgeous piece, Lynne! Sorry it has taken me so long to catch up on all your work. You have been busy. lovely as always!


  15. Elaine Wheeler
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 15:01:57

    This is gorgeous Lynne a super stamp and gorgeous crochet , a fabulous little bag well done , thank you so much for your super comments on my blog . Have a super weekend
    Big Hugs Elaine


  16. Sue
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 15:03:38

    I love the book bag idea Lynne and the crochet around the stamped image is divine.


  17. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 15:10:09

    What a great bookbag and tag have you made Lynne
    I love your work so very much
    It is really gorgeous all the materials you put together.
    Love it

    Greetings Janny


  18. Marjie Kemper
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 15:30:35

    That’s one stunning tag and bag, Lynne. The crochet is gorgoeus!


  19. Katie K
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 15:47:57

    Hi Lynne,
    I am so behind on blogging, sorry for not visiting you sooner. We have a long weekend here in Canada, hopefully I can catch up all the beautiful posts in the reading list.
    Love your bag n tag using Juliet from Stampsmith, perfect for book like you’ve mentioned, very elegant.


  20. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 17:24:33

    THe bag is amazing…love the crochet around the stamping…and the tag is so nice too Lynne…again great vintage artwork!

    greetings, Alie 🙂


  21. stempelchaotin
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 07:37:06

    Oh Lynne your bag and tag are wonderful.
    Amazing stamp and wonderful work with it.
    Fantastic. Love them both.


  22. cheryl
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 07:54:05

    oh wow Lynne your bag is simply stunning and the stamp works so well with it,the whole art is amazing hun,I can never say enough about your work,as its always so so beautiful hugs Cherylxxxxx


  23. Martina
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 12:35:21

    Hi dear Lynne,
    it’s nice to be back in the blog world.
    You’ve been very busy in my absence. And a work of art is more beautiful than the other. I love your amazing imagination, so exciting seeing what you come up with in your new creations. Always such fun visiting with you. Have a great sunday.
    Biggest friendship
    Hugs MARTINA


  24. PetraB
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 15:02:58

    amazing projects and so unique.


  25. Krisha
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 15:04:21

    What a great combination, and a great gift idea! Such beautiful detail. I am also a “reader” but more into mysteries, although my all time favorite is “Little Women” have a collecters addition and all the recorded movies………..I know I am a lost cause. LOL


  26. Lynn Stevens
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 15:53:52

    Hi Lynne,
    Juliet stamped up so beautifully on the fabric. Love how you created the book bag.

    On another note I can’t access my reg. email account. Grrrrrr. its going to be 5 to 7 days until I can prove I’m me! in the mean time emails are stacking up. I can just imagine what will be there when I can retrieve them. So frustrating.
    At least I can access my blog right now.
    hugs Lynn


  27. Paula
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 16:47:45

    Lynne, you must stop tempting me with these gorgeous stampsmith stamps, you are so naughty, this is the set that I have decided to purchase, and seeing your stunning projects I know I must have them LOL! What a fabulous little bag and such perfect stamping on fabric. Love it. Have a great day. xx


  28. Buttons
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 20:39:33

    Oh these are just gorgeous Lynne. Love your work on textiles. Hugs, Buttons x


  29. shirlscards
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 07:21:04

    So inspiring Lynne … guess what I want to make one and have the stamps as well. Stop it you naughty girl you. On second thoughts don’t stop otherwise we wouldn’t see such gorgeous creations lol.

    Hugs Shirley x x


  30. Florence
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 09:23:12

    Ooooo! Gorgeous makes Lynne. Really love the decoration on the bag. Clever! Have a wonderful week.
    Regards Florence x


  31. Rhonda
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 13:45:36

    I do love this stamp, she is so pretty. I love these so much. Crochet on a book bag, how beautiful!


  32. 2amscrapper
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 14:21:56

    Beautiful! Your book bag is very classy


  33. Debbie Kaste
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 15:07:10

    Lovely tag, lovely bag! Great job Lynne:) Have a wonderful week…


  34. Diane
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 20:08:39

    These are lovely!


  35. may
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 05:34:42

    Beautiful work as always, love the crochet doily, lovely stamp the image is divine.. Simply gorgeous work… Hugs May x x x


  36. Maria
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 22:45:10

    Such a very elegant book bag and tag! I love this, and the image is really beautiful with the soft trims. I do love to read but seldom find the time these days unfortunately. I love to enter this challenge – the inspiration is always so wonderful, and I was lucky enough to win the random draw last month so maybe I will be able to use one of my new acquisitions this month :-)!

    Maria x


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