Hanging Around The Christmas Tree

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A quick post to share two ornaments featuring Character Constructions stamps and Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts.
Some weeks ago I received Character Constructions Christmas Vintage Christmas Plate No. 6  which has wonderful festive sentiments and I thought it would be fun to use them on ornaments. The second ornament has a sentiment from the Bird and Bee No. 14 set.
ornieonedetailonelynneccI have been drawn to tartan this year, do not ask me why!ornieonelynnemccAt this time of the year, a dash of glitter is acceptable, just a light sprinkle as the ICE Resin magnifies it.ornietwolynnemccSimply stamped muslin bags again featuring Character Constructions stampsgiftbagsHope you are all whizzing though your Christmas preparations!
Wishes
Lynne

The Adventure Begins

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I’ve been playing with stamps that are new to me, PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, for my DT post over at That’s Crafty.
This photo shows one side of the bag but more photos along with instructions, if you are interested, can be seen HERE.
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Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Bewitched (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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Today I am sharing a trio of Trick or Treat bags which were published in The Stampers’ Sampler.
On each bag, the focal is a paperdoll comprising stamps from Character Constructions. Each doll is made of many elements so they are time consuming but they are so much fun to make, it’s very relaxing to gather all the fussy cut elements and enjoy the process of assembling the paper doll.
There is nothing sinister about the witches, they are all kindly witches with the merest hint of mischief in their eyes!oneThe wonder of the Character Constructions stamps, mixing and matching allows the stamper to transform the dolls to suit any occasion.  Soon I will share a trio of paper doll angels which use many of the Character Constructions stamps featured here.
Alongside Character Constructions stamps, I also inked up Redlead Paperworks stamps for the stamping on the tags and Halloween banner with Oxford Impressions stamps also featuring.twoSome stained ribbon, a cluster of tags (painted cardstock, stamped and paper punched with a tag punch) and also some torn tulle adorn a handle.
The sentiments are from Redlead Paperworks. A fun stamp set for Halloween with a quirky collection of sentiments.threeEach bag is a kraft bag painted with PaperArtsy Frescos trimmed with lovely black velvet ribbon or black sparkly ribbon.oneThe piece of lace rose trim was painted to co-ordinate with the painted bag and painted cardstock (used as a stamping surface).twoThis piece of orange/copper fringing was lying around, it just had to adorn one of the bags.fourShe clutches a banner …. BOO!sixThe Witching HouroneA wee bat from Calico Crafts Parts rests on her necklace.
twoThe moon lights her way.
This moon is from Oxford Impressions.  You can source Wicked, the stamp set this moon is from along with a selection of other Oxford Impressions Halloween stamps at That’s Crafty.threeThank you for visiting this post. I am nearing the end of my Halloween makes.
I hope you are all having a good start to the week.
Wishes
Lynne

Honey, It’s Bath Time! (published Willow & Sage)

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Earlier this year, a wonderful and completely unexpected opportunity came my way from Stampington & Co which resulted in me being published in Willow & Sage.
Willow & Sage is a magazine I haven’t mentioned before because it specialises in handmade bath and beauty products, something I would love to dabble in one of those days but at the moment, it is an area I haven’t dipped into and therefore, have never submitted to this title. That’s one of the reasons that the opportunity was such a bolt out of the blue for me.
My article in the Summer issue is all about packaging. With bath products in mind, with ingredients of honey or lavender, I set about creating a set with peat pots which would contain bath bombs and a soap bar wrap, all of which would be tucked inside a kraft bag.
I am sure you understand that I do not feel comfortable sharing instructions, what with them being published in Willow and Sage but I will share some photos.
A bath bomb would nestle comfortably in the peat pot, amongst the scrunched raffia.onegiftsetThroughout, the colour palette is that of lavender and the natural colours of burlap, jute and the peat pots.potslynneA little stamped tag.  You can probably guess what the tag is made from!fivepeatpotA soap bar wrap, with the same supplies as those on the peat pots other than switching the style of the burlap flower.
sevensoapwrapThe gift bag.  Apologies for the strange angle of the photograph and it also does not show that the gift bag is a decent size, after all it had to house all of the above.twogiftbaglynnemThank you to Natalie Way and Christen Hammons for this wonderful opportunity and to Catherine Moore from Character Constructions and Suzanne Melvin from Oxford Impressions, whose stamps I used.
Thank you so much to you, for taking the time to visit this post.
Wishes
Lynne

A Stitch In Time (Published – Sew Somerset)

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This scheduled post is certainly winding the clock back.  It was in the Autumn of last year when Sew Somerset contacted me asking if I would write an article around the tote I had submitted.   You can imagine how thrilled I was!
I cannot thank Sew Somerset enough for the pretty manner they photographed the tote.  I am never sure of the copyright issues surrounding sharing photographs and text from publications so the photograph I am sharing is one I took prior to submitting (regulars to my Blog know that I never request that submissions be returned to me).
For me, it is always the cherry on the cake when published work features a stamp company I design for, in this instance all the stamps in the article featured in the Winter 2014 issue are Oxford Impressions stamps:-
Dressforms & Corsetry
Sewing Notions.
DIGITAL CAMERAThe notion behind the intention for this tote was explained in my actual article.
Many thanks for your visits. I always appreciate the time you take to visit but all the more so when I am unable to visit your own Blog posts.
Wishes
Lynne

Ladies Who Shop (published in Haute Handbags)

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Back in December 2012 I was ecstatic to receive an e-mail from the Editor of Stampington & co’s Haute Handbags.  A few weeks earlier, on a whim (having taken a brave pill!), I submitted, for the very first time, to this incredible publication.  The Editor outlined that my Ladies Who Shop tote bag was to be published in the next edition, which was to be the Summer 2013 publication and that she needed some further information from me regarding the tote.  May 1st was the publication date and duly I received my complimentary issue.  I was buzzing to see that the tote was gracing a full page.
It makes it all the more special that anything I have published represents one of the teams I design for, in this instance, Crafty Individuals.stamp on fabricThe stamp used is CI-322stampusedTotes are one of my absolute favourite items to alter. If you are a regular to my Blog you will have seen me use them time and again whether directly stamping onto them, using TAP or t-shirt transfer paper.  I not only like to alter them to give as gifts but find they make pretty storage items.
July challenge stamped toteWhen I was lucky enough to receive this stamp from Crafty Individuals I knew I would have to alter a tote for those Ladies Who Shop! DIGITAL CAMERAThe colour palette I would describe as chocolate, cream and raspberry. bow and a tasselA decadent bow embellishes the top of the tote along with a sumptuous tassel and pink tassel trim decorates the top edging.
advertisementThis Elements set is such good value as the three Flappers are each of a generous size and then there is also the dressmaker label which I stamped directly onto the tote.
I didn’t want the back of the tote to be heavily embellished but at the same time I didn’t want to leave it unadorned so I opted to stamp one of the Flappers directly onto the tote.
back of toteFor some time now I’ve altered such tote bags and still I haven’t grown weary of altering them and so to have Haute Handbags and previous to this, The Stampers’ Sampler, publish them is much more than I could ever hope to dream of.
Thank you for visiting this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Fleur

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Thank you for joining me for this post where I am sharing a muslin bag I decorated for an art friend, Marie  (Lost Bird Studio) who celebrated her birthday in June.
This was a pre-made muslin bag so all I had to do was have fun decorating it and then filling it with lace for Marie.
I selected one of my all time favourite stamps from Oxford Impressions which is from the Soul of the Rose plate (also available from That’s Crafty) , although the stamp script on the actual muslin bag is from the Venezia stamp plate.  Stained vintage lace covers the majority of the script but I liked the hint of it peeking through.  The photo real stamp was stamped onto TAP before transferring onto canvas.lynnemoncrieffsouloftheroseThe image was lightly painted with Caran d’ache watersoluble crayons. DIGITAL CAMERAAnother time I will share the notebook and card I also sent to Marie.
Unusually for me, this was a short post. No doubt I will make up for it next time!
Wishes
Lynne

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