About Me

Hi. My name is Lynne. In 2006 I was in need of a new hobby, so I started to make cards. As much as I enjoyed this, it was not until my discovery of rubber stamps that I realised this hobby would become a passion. Since then my eyes have been opened to other possibilites, such as Mixed Media and Altered Arts. My favoured style is vintage and the themes I like to re-visit are Paris, Femmes, Sewing and  Travel and my favourite type of stamps are photo real.  Recently I have started to use digital images in my artwork which I like to use in conjunction with stamps. For me it is all about having fun, experimenting, challenging myself  and hopefully improving.  It would also be fun, if along the way I connected with other crafters. Thank You for taking the time to visit my Blog. Lynne x

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. An Older Woman
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 13:04:52

    Hello Lynne: Reading about you was like reading about me, only you are probably better at this than I am. I am the older woman. I, too, really started with cards (ATC’s) which got me into other mixed-media arts. Your images are lovely and ethereal. I like the way you, and I’m assuming here, hand-color photographs.

    I visited the altered element, and will spend more time there when they’re open. I worry shipping costs from England might be cost prohibitive as I just sent something over for Christmas and it cost me three times the value of the gifts inside. When did post to the UK become so expensive? It’s not necessarily so to other countries. Is that where you are; England?

    I am subscribing to your post because I feel we’re on the same wavelength. I have a string of categories on my blog, and my website is new and needs much work (but you’ll find my watercolors there). Whimseytopia.com.

    It will be a joy to read you. I look forward to more. Have a wonderful New Year’s holiday. Patsye

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  2. Valerie-Jael
    Jan 22, 2011 @ 15:23:45

    Hi Lynne, nice to find out more about you. I know what you mean about trying new things, and experimenting, both things which are important if we want to grow. Your creations are lovely, loved looking at your blog. Hugs from cold, misty and wet Germany! Valerie-Jael

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  3. Junie
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 20:06:26

    Hi Lynn thank you so much for leaving your wonderful comment on my blog !!! I truly appreciate it. Your work is truly amazing. Have been having a look around your blog and all I can say is WOW !!! I was looking to see if I could become a follower of your blog but I could not see a blog list to follow. Anyhoo it is wonderful to meet you !!!

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  4. carol
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 09:24:11

    I came across your blog whilst ‘searching for some inspiration’ and it is absolutley lovely…i’m passionate about the art nouveau theme at the moment and found your work soooo inspiring thanks for sharing x

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  5. Jennie
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 16:08:55

    Thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog – and how nice it was to discover someone else from Scotland. Not such a good day here in Shetland, very breezy but sunshine in parts.

    I have been looking at your work and I just LOVE it! I too love vintage style and am moving into more mixed media and hope to work my stamping into fabrics at some point. Thank you for so much inspiration in just a few minutes of looking at your work. I will be back to spend some more time going through your links and past posts.

    I too looked to see if I could become a follower but have subscribed instead. I really look forward to seeing your work.

    Jennie

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  6. Sue
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 15:45:22

    Hi Lynne
    I love your work and also like vintage, shabby chic and steampunk but not everything I do falls into these categories. It’s a journey of discovery to see what I can produce and to find new techniques and materials to use. I’ve only just started my journey as I started with scrapbooking about 2 year’s ago and then slowly got into stamped images and then cardmaking and suddenly there was altered art and ATCs and now I want to embrace and try everything. It’s nice to find someone almost on my doorstep as well as I’ve not discovered many local crafters but have discovered many fantastic blogs like yours. Thanks for being so nice about my blog which is very much in it’s infancy.
    Sue

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  7. Arline M Pozzo
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 17:41:47

    Happy Easter Lynne,
    I was visiting with some friends the other day and Rose gave me a purse and the minute I saw it I thought of you. I am going to alter it and submit the picture to Altered Pages. I will send you an email with a picture. It will be “The Lynne Purse”
    Happy Easter and keep sending those lovely designs!!!!

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  8. Debbie
    May 19, 2011 @ 14:57:16

    Hi Lynne,
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog! I am new to this blogging thing, as I just started in March. I love all your creations! Thanks for becoming a follower and I look forward to seeing your creations!

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  9. Kerrie
    Jun 05, 2011 @ 13:42:45

    Lynne, I did not see a button to “follow” and I would like to. I already signed up for e-mails when you post again :))

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  10. Zuzu
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:34:24

    thanks for joining us on the crafty individuals challenge. I picked this colour theme as I think it looks beautiful when done in a soft feminine vintage style. and your bag is proof of it. and a nice change to see a fabric item (very appropriate for the stamp)

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  11. Yvonne Garner
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 12:04:19

    Thank you, Lynne, for such a warm welcome to the Stampmith Challenge blog. Everyone has been so kind and warm. I look forward to future challenged and know I will grow, creatively, from it.

    I was browsing through you blog. What exquisite work! Thanks again.

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  12. Debbie
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 12:22:59

    Lynne,

    Thank you so much for featuring me in the Top 3 in the Vintage Stampsmith Challenge! Very honoured! I was also surprised to learn I was randomly picked as the winner! Thank you for your comments on my blog! Have a lovely day and a very creative week!

    Debbie 🙂

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  13. Debbie
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 15:20:32

    Thanks Lynne for your kind comments on “Flora”! All the dress forms in the series has a French feel to me. Love them all! Must get some more! 😉 I also bought her “Les Petites Whimsies” set.

    Wishes back,
    Debbie
    ^..^

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  14. Yvonne Garner
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 02:10:32

    Lynne, thanks so much for all the words of encouragement concerning my recent posts. It really makes my day! Take care. Yvonne

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  15. Joan
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 21:30:19

    Hi Lynne, thank you so much for your kind comments and for becoming a follower., I love your work and have been following your blog for a while and before that I was popping in and oohing and ahhing over your fabulous pieces. Thanks for the Info about the stamps,there are some glamour girls in the set so you are right. I am still looking for somewhere to buy some Stampsmith stamps,I just have one(Ophelia)which I have had for ever !

    Joan

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  16. LkHarris
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 20:06:54

    Hey this is Linda and my collage art/mixed media is taking over my home!!! I’ve been working on it for several years and have made numerous pins, collage shadow box “people”, cards, Christmas ornaments and an assortment of imaginative creatures. I’ve made a very large collage from a calendar called “Cats that Paint’. It is hanging over my chair in my livingroom. I am inspired by whatever mood I am in. My art is called “Out on a Whim” because it largely comes from a whimsical place in my soul. Some of it is gritty addressing social issues and some is just for fun. I’ve made pins for friends and have kept most of the ones I make for me to wear. I work with paper, material, buttons, old jewelry, beads, genuine stones, found items..in garbage cans sometimes..lol. It’s relaxing and I love doing it.

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  17. suzy quaife
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 11:03:05

    Hi Lynne
    Thank you for your lovely visit to my blog.
    I tried to send a reply but doubt whether you have received it as I am unfamiliar
    with using WordPress.
    However I am now following your gorgeous creations!
    Suzy

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  18. Daqa
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 22:43:03

    Hello Lynne,
    Another WordPress user, jay! 🙂 But that’s not what I wanted to say.
    I have just started making cards, and mostly saw the cartoony cards before. Then I saw some vintage/steampunk ones and just fell in love! I still don’t know all the right terminology but I’ll learn. Currently I feel like a child in a candystore, clicking all links, checking out blogs and even entered my first challenges 🙂 I do need to learn lots more still, and your cards inspire me. Oh if only there were more hours in the day/ less sleep needed…

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  19. Yvonne G
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 18:34:01

    Lynne, So very sweet of you to add my giveaway to your sidebar. Thank you for your kind words, and most of all, your friendship! Best, Yvonne

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  20. Wendy AppleApricot
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 13:27:35

    Dear Lynne, it’s nice to read your story. Look where this blog journey has brought you, isn’t it fun? So many new blogging friends and your art work is fabulous. So I’d like to say: happy crafting to you and hugs, Wendy

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  21. Kim
    Jun 09, 2012 @ 14:52:42

    Hi Lynne. I’ve been away a lot lately too. I was wondering but didn’t want to pry. I’m thinking about you and wishing you well.

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  22. Rachel Stringer
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 14:08:04

    Hi there, saw the Legs Eleven card & loved it. Is it available to buy? Many thanks

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  23. Leanne Seed
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 03:08:58

    Hi Lynn

    I adore your work (I have since Bella Creations days) and if you ever get a free moment I would love to have you as a guest designer for Gecko Galz. Keep up the great work!

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  24. Coconut
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 17:22:45

    Hi Lynne, I’m Coco (from France) and you just put a very kind comment on my blog, on my two cards using Crafty…thank you so much ! In my turn, that allows me to discover you and you so beautiful creations !!! Love at least the four last ones I’ve admired, Wow !! I’m not specialized in vintage for myself, but I will certainly look at your artworks now, at least from time to time and as much as possible, with a great pleasure ! Have a nice week-end, wishes

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  25. Laura Turner
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 14:50:59

    Lynne, your work is always gorgeous. I always feel honored to be published alongside such wonderful artists as yourself and to be part of the O.I. design team with you. Congratulations on your Take Ten cover. Very nice! Isn’t it a thrill? Just a few weeks ago I saw a comment you left on my blog in January! I am now creating more, posting more, and will be more responsive! Have a wonderful holiday season. Best wishes for many blessings (and more covers) in the new year! –Laura

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  26. Anne Rx
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 17:41:29

    Hello Lynne, I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful comment you have left on my blog today. It means a lot coming from such an accomplished crafter as you. You really have made my day – thank you so much.

    As you know by now, I love your work, it is always a pleasure to visit you and see your wonderful vintage designs. I don’t do vintage very well but I am learning from you how to put things together and for that I thank you. You are an inspiration. Anne x

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  27. maureen
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 08:37:49

    Hi Lynne, I have ‘stashes’ of vintage lady pics taken from various freebie and flicker copyright free sites – luckily a collecting addiction that doesn’t clutter the craft room just the PC. Have a happy christmas!! maureen x

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  28. Fran Gibson
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 12:59:57

    Lynne — where do you get the Deko Ice product you referenced in your most recent blog entry? Thanks — Fran

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  29. Anne R
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 07:50:22

    Hi Lynne, I just wanted to ask you – would you mind very much if I ‘pinned’ Mr and Mrs Bones? I would not do it without asking you first. Hugs, Anne x

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  31. gio
    Jul 02, 2015 @ 19:26:12

    I love to read your words and it was like live for a small moment that incredible time in the seventies. I was also too young, but still it was a time that has left a deep change in history. The hippies are called ‘figli dei fiori’ in Italian, it means sons of flowers and you created a gorgeous daughter of flowers. I love the dimensional flowers and the lovely butterflies, a great idea! Thank you for showing us your no-comfort zone creation, it’s adorable!

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  32. Seth
    Nov 14, 2015 @ 23:45:34

    Thanks so very much Lynne for your very sweet comment on my blog. It is greatly appreciated! Seth

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  33. lynn coffey
    Jan 31, 2016 @ 22:05:02

    Hi I saw some bird stamp art you did for Take Ten I believe and I lost that little bird stamp that you used. I’m pretty sure in came in a clear stamp collection

    If you know what bird I’m talking about can you please let me know where I can find the stamp. It’s such a sweet one.

    Thanks

    Lynn Coffey

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  34. Sharon Bruner
    May 16, 2016 @ 15:23:37

    It has been a pleasure admiring your art work in the Stampington publications for years. But it has been even nicer getting to know you through your blog and communicating with you. Our journeys into the rubber stamping world are very similiar. I love that it opens up such a wide world of avenue into more ways to express oneself and of new friends who are like-minded and sharing ideas with one another. Best to you in all your adventures! inkybru xx

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  35. L. Katherine Roberts
    Jul 12, 2016 @ 02:11:39

    Lynne, I just saw the lovely dragonfly piece you crafted for the Autumn issue of Somerset Apprentice–beautiful!!

    My best-
    L. Katherine Roberts

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