The Sweet Gift of Love

Hello Everyone
A little touch of vintage whimsy to share with you featuring wonderful Catherine Moore’s Character Constructions stamps,  in celebration of St Valentine’s Day.
Character Construction Stamps:-
Inner Child 1
The Beekeeper’s Tea Plate 7
French Laundry 6 and 11

Let me introduce you to Bella, a young woman who is smitten by the notion of everyone feeling loved and whether or not she herself will receive a hand-delivered Valentine, it will not cloud her enjoyment of this holiday for Bella is on a heart filled mission.   Bella does not clutch a prettily wrapped heart to gift to her sweetheart, for Bella knows that on the 14th of February, displaying love and affection should not be limited to merely between sweethearts, everyone should be made to feel special, to be reminded that they are loved.valentinedolllynnemoncrieffoneSo dressing up in her finest, including a hat adorned with all manner of snippets from velvet ribbons, a sequin, possibly a pearl or two,
valentinetwolynnemoncrieffand a shy smile on her face, for Bella knows the power of a sweet smile, from morning to dusk on the 14th of February, Bella will shyly introduce herself to those who she knows deserve a sweet heart to be bestowed upon them.  Whether they might be feeling lonesome or someone who she knows shares their heart so willingly and selflessly to others each and every day of the year, Bella, for one day, lets love shine upon them.valentinethreelynnemoncrieff
Of course, such a day requires a new dress and so it is customary that each year, Bella, in anticipation of St Valentine’s Day will select a pretty fabric to create a Valentine Day dress.  This year, her eye was caught by the springtime colours in this pretty floral fabricvalentinefourlynnemoncrieffand she could not resist the extra purchase of a few delightful trims in the form of some raspberry velvet and delicate Cluny lace.valentinefivelynnemoncrieffHead to toe in pink, yes, she now feels ready, for there is work to be done!
valentinesixlynnemoncrieffBella knows that sharing our hearts is a gift in itself which can be given any day of the year, to sweethearts and beyond.
Wishes
Lynne
(Note:- Bella stands at 9″ tall and the full height is 11″)

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftytrog
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:55:28

    Wow!!! She’s so beautiful Lynne! xx

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  2. butterfly
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 13:41:35

    So delightful, Lynne – the hat, the fabric and lace of the dress and the adorable little Valentine she’s ready to present to someone in need of love – charming!
    Alison xx

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  3. Sue F
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 14:10:23

    This is beautiful Lynne. The way you have dressed her, with so much attention to detail is brilliant and I love the story you have woven for her. I agree with Bella’s sentiments too.

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  4. Samantha Read
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 15:23:15

    You clever lady, this is just fabulous!!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xx

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  5. Marjie Kemper
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 17:26:48

    Oh, Lynne, how beautiful she is… I love the lacy hem on her dress and the stamping on her arms. So much attention to detail… LOVE it!

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  6. lucy Edmondson
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 17:42:44

    This is glorious, Lynne, i love her hat and eve4ything about her!

    Lucy x

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  7. Valerie-Jael
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 18:39:44

    Wonderful project, hugs, Valerie

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  8. Jackie P Neal
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 19:24:30

    Lynne,
    OMgosh!!
    Bella is absolutely,positively,magnificent and breathtakingly beautiful! And did I say that I love her? “)
    What a wonderful creation Lynne! You are so talented,my friend!
    hugs,Jackie

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  9. Christine Smith
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 19:30:02

    Love how beautifully you have dressed this lovely lady! Wonderful! xxx

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  10. Lynn Price
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 19:55:18

    Charming, Lynne! I love how you are using these fabulous stamps! What a wonderfully creative creation!! xxx Lynn

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  11. pearshapedchris
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 20:30:47

    Beautiful, beautiful, generous Bella -I adore her and I wish her a successful day tomorrow! Hugs, Chrisx

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  12. Annie G
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 22:39:27

    What a generous person Bella is Lynne x she clearly doesn’t know how attractive she is with her stunning outfit, especially her hat and skirt. Funnily enough I was looking at these stamps the other day.
    A beautiful story and I hope her love is reciprocated x. An absolutely stunning creation.
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

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  13. Yvonne Whaley
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 10:28:31

    An absolute delight, this is a gorgeous project Lynne .
    Yvonne xx

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  14. gio
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 12:10:10

    OHMY, this doll is so so adorable, Lynne. Pure perfection, sweetness and it is so joyful. Happy Valentine’s day 🙂

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  15. Gerrina
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 10:04:35

    You not only make beautiful creations; the way you write here about valentine is just like I see it!
    Love the fabric dress and all the little details that make Bella so beautifull! Have a fun and colourfull week!

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  16. Corrie
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 14:21:30

    Bella is adorable and so it the story you wrote for her. I love her dress ! Another great project Lynne !
    Corrie x

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  17. sewpaperpaint
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 19:22:04

    She is darling! Love all the trim and fluff!

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  18. Julie Lee
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 22:11:58

    Simply gorgeous, Lynne! I love this whole concept! Bella is a delight! This is such an ingenious little creation, beautifully crafted with imagination and a loving heart! Adorable! xx

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  19. coco
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 07:54:23

    Oooooh Lynne…. Your bella is so sweet, and she’s so wonderfully dressed!!!!
    An exquisite creation my dear friend.
    Wishing you a nice day, full of creativity if you can!
    For me today I will be busy with my three girls, they are on holidays and I have to stop creating a little… I promise 🙂
    Hugs to you xx

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  20. Sharon Bruner
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 13:22:14

    What an extravagantly dressed young lady! And what a beautiful story of a beautiful heart. Bella has the right idea for Valentine’s Day. The material in the dress is so, so pretty. Loving that lace! Such a rich touch. What a darling hat! You have made her looks so stylish! What a sweet Valentine! Cheers! inkybru xx

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  21. Shari T.
    Feb 28, 2016 @ 18:13:42

    Oh, Lynne!! I LOVE Bella (and not because my oldest pup is named Bella!)!! She’s beautiful and fancy and I can feel the love emanating from her. I love her fancy hat and the string of pearls you gave her–ingenious!! I’m so sorry that I’ve fallen behind in visiting you here at your blog, Lynne! You’ve been so busy and I’ve missed a lot here–Look at you go, Girl!! 🙂 🙂 I hope to catch up more!! (plus, I owe you an email!) LOL 🙂 🙂 Happy Sunday my Dear Friend!! XOXO-Shari

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