Autumn Leaves

While these autumn leaves float around everywhere
(Paolo Nutini – Autumn Leaves)

Hello Everyone
Each day finds me wondering whether I will have Internet access.  Today’s post is a scheduled post, typed up on Tuesday and so I hope that this Sunday sees you managing to access this post but then again, who knows, this post could be floating in internet limbo!
My DT post for That’s Crafty sees me playing with some new stamps and a beautiful Prima bark butterfly.  I also made use of stencils, fabric, corrugated cardboard and much more thrown in for good measure!  I struggled as to which part of the project to focus on for the sneaky peek.birthdaycards 026If you would like to view the project in its entirity along with full instructions and supply list then please visit the That’s Crafty Blog HERE.Have you seen the new look That’s Crafty on-line store. Laura’s new look to the store is wonderful and bright and easier to navigate.
Before I leave you so that you can enjoy your Sunday I really want to share this link for Paolo Nutini singing Autumn Leaves.
Here’s to a lovely Sunday, let’s make it a creative one!
Wishes
Lynne

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Father Of Mine (catching-up with published artwork)

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This is a catching-up post to share artwork which I was over the moon to see published in the Apr/May/June issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.  Yes, quite some time ago but it is only now as I was organising images to share here when I realised I’d overlooked posting them.  I am trying to slot in such posts in-between “proper” DT commitment posts.
Both items were submitted to a Challenge Call by The Stampers’ Sampler where I submitted a wall hanging and card both of which use Crafty Individuals stamps and images.DIGITAL CAMERAFabric, seam binding and the Crafty Individuals frame were all stained to colour co-ordinate, using homemade spray ink to do so.
The Paisley style stamp was stamped onto the dyed fabric panel and also on the frame with a Crafty Individuals image tucked behind the frame.  The stamps peeking behind, the ledger stamp and thistle stamp are all Crafty Individuals however Father is from Oxford Impressions.
The card sees me once again using the same image, a frame, the Paisley stamp along with the ledger stamp and thistle stamp. DIGITAL CAMERAI have a few Crafty Individuals posts to share, using new stamp products, yes that also includes more birds (if you are a regular you will know what I mean!) and also time to share team samples where I have been busy having fun inking up their new Christmas Elements set.
Thank You for taking the time to visit this post as I always appreciate your visits.
Wishes
Lynne

A Spot of Afternoon Tea

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In a recent post I mentioned that Crafty Individuals released quite a few bird themed stamps over the past few months, very pretty stamps in fact.  I am a bit behind in sharing this card and some others I made at around the same time which I will share in another post. For this Crafty Individuals team post I will share a card I made using CI-389, a collage stamp depicting a sweet bird perched, precariously, upon a stack of teacups with the clock stating it is 3 o’clock, surely time to stop for a spot of tea. DIGITAL CAMERAThe base for this card is a Gelli Print which was amongst my stash from a quick session of pulling some prints.  The colour is rather washed out but it is almost a peach colour although the paints I used are cream and portrait pink, not a hint of peach in sight!  It will no doubt be of little surprise to learn I used lace! That little stamped piece in the bottom corner was one of the sample stamps Crafty Individuals included with a previous order. DIGITAL CAMERAOther than preparing the vintage book text which I stamped the bird collage onto, all other elements were already prepared, the Gelli Print and stained trims.
A fragment of pretty fabric was called for and so I used it to layer this stamped element onto.  This is actually from a Crafty Individuals Elements set, a set that is so useful to have for adding such a little extra. DIGITAL CAMERAStumbling across this paper punch which is one I used time after time when I first bought it and then whether I grew weary of punched paper flowers I don’t know but I stopped making use of it. As tends to be the case with me, you will no doubt see punched paper flowers on everything whether it be Halloween or Christmas and everything in-between!DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for your kindness regarding my technical issues. You never want others to experience poor Customer Service but in a way reading your personal experiences (you know who you are!) has helped me.  I will be moving to another server but not sure, at the moment, when the switch over will be.  On the whole I am not someone who is comfortable discussing personal matters on my Blog but with not knowing if or when I would have internet access I wanted to make you aware of the situation.  I would say I will keep you posted but wonder if you are ready for me to have another rant so soon after the one from the other day LOL.
Wishes
Lynne

’tis near Halloween

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Welcome to another Halloween post, a Gecko Galz DT post where you see me once again playing with their Spellbound digi stamps.birthdaycards 017I was drawn to this Spellbound digi stamp because it is a gentle take on Halloween, a vintage Halloween image. tisnearhalloweenlynneIs she a good and gentle witch or a glamorous woman having an evening of fun and frolics at a Masquerade party, I wonder.birthdaycards 021I of course paired the digi stamp with real stamps from Oxford Impressions Masquerade and Haunted. The wonderful rhyme in the first photograph is from the Masquerade set.  As with previous Gecko Galz DT samples I used the same technique for the background. birthdaycards 025With this being a Gecko Galz DT post here is the supply list and brief instructions:-
Supplies:- Spellbound Digi Stamp, Oxford Impressions Masquerade and Haunted, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Versafine Black. Extras:- walnut ink crystals, watersoluble crayon, cardstock, glass glitter, lace and stained seam binding.
Instructions:- Print digi stamp onto cardstock prepared with walnut ink crystals. Age edges. Adhere another piece of prepared cardstock to cardbase. Randomly stamp cobwebs, adding paint flicks. Adhere the digi image. Stamp rhyme, stars and bats adding a glamorous touch of black glass glitter. Finally embellish the card with black lace and stained seam binding tied into a shabby bow.
Thank You for your visit to this scheduled post and here’s to a wonderful week.
Wishes
Lynne

Communication Problems – Friends Please Read This Post

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A post of a different nature today.
On Saturday I started to experience problems with AOL, in accessing my e-mail account.  After exhaustive hours on the telephone with the result of being no further forward than when I first picked up the telephone, I still have no e-mail access.  This means that if any of my friends have e-mailed me then I am sorry, it looks as though I will not be able to reply.
What is worse, all my e-mail contacts were stored at AOL in the address book.  I aim to visit my friends via their blogs to tell them of this situation but wanted to write it here also.
Friends, would you be good enough to e-mail me at:-

ReadingRoom12@hotmail.com

I will then write down your e-mails so that when I set up a new e-mail account
Obviously I refuse to stay a customer of AOL and the hope if to change to BT but of course, nothing is simple in life and with my multiple conversations with AOL yesterday I have so little faith in them that I doubt if they will actually provide the MAC Code.
Why does life become more difficult when it should be made so much easier with all this technology we have to hand.
Patty, if you are reading this post, yes, I shall hold my hands up and declare that I did have a good rant yesterday LOL. Trying to see the funny side of a situation that was less than funny but I always aim to look at the bigger picture and say to myself, that although this has caused me great inconvenience and upset, ultimately there is so much worse that people deal with in their lives and if in the meantime I can gain access to the internet and still have a means of connection with all you wonderful people then that is what matters most.  Obviously I was a wee bit concerned that I can share my DT samples with the relevant DTs I am on but I am trying to keep abreast of that.
Your help would be greatly appreciated in this matter.  I will keep this as a sticky post for a few days.
In the meantime, have a wonderful start to the week.
Wishes
Lynne

 

(I will be plan on moving from AOL as the customer service has been shocking,.

Witch Hazel

Hello Everyone
Welcome to my DT sneak peek, yes, that time of that week, for That’s Crafty.detail1No need to be afraid for Witch Hazel is a kindly witch and if you would like to be further acquainted with her then take a stroll over to That’s Crafty Blog.
Also there you can read the supply list and full instructions for this project.
If you are a fan of Halloween then Laura has cleverly created a designated area for all Halloween related craft supplies at her on-line store.
Have a lovely Sunday whatever your plans may be.
Wishes
Lynne

Where She Shares Her Secrets

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If you are a regular visitor then you will have seen me share various DT posts for Oxford Impressions where I used the Lily Elsie stamp set, it is time for another such post.
Selecting one of the Lily Elsie stamps I altered this journal. This journal was  “naked”, a buff colour, ripe for altering.
Lily Elsie (available directly from Oxford Impressions)
secretsnotebook-002Emulsion paints were applied to the cover and then it was a matter of more fun by creating a collage from stained, distressed and painted papers and beautiful Lily Elsie herself. main detailSecrets isn’t from the Lily Elsie plate, that can be found on the My Story plate.DIGITAL CAMERATouches of lace against the stained vintage sheet music. detail2This is the distressed appearance of the paint, also severely distressing the cover with various implements. DIGITAL CAMERAMany Thanks for your visit to this post, as your time is always appreciated.
Wishes
Lynne

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