Angel Wings Wreath

Over at the That’s Crafty blog I am sharing a project made many, many weeks ago, when That’s Crafty showcased their fabulous MDF wreath and ornaments set on HOCHANDA and featuring the beautiful Character Constructions stamp.
If you would like to see the project in full and the details, then please visit HERE.

Hanging Around The Christmas Tree

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!

Angelic Winter Wishes (Somerset Studio Gallery)

A wonderful way to close out the year is making an appearance in Somerset Studio Gallery. I am so thankful to have multiple pieces in this issue, a few are festive/winter related so I thought I would squeeze in a couple between now and the 25th.  I will be back-tracking, after Christmas, to share artwork that I haven’t caught up with as yet, some going as far back as the summer!
Supplies used:-
Redlead Paperworks Sentiment
That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil Snowflake
Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts direct from Sandra Evertson or from That’s Crafty.
One of the festive creations is this…onesomersetlynnemredrandaassemblage on canvas substrate with That’s Crafty stencil in the backgroundthreelynnemredrandaand pairing up two Relics and Artifacts.fivelynnemredrandaThis is a favourite Redlead winter sentiment,  layered onto a fragment of mop up papertwolynnemredrandawith a crystal Curio to bring lightsevenlynnemredrandaand to stand the assemblage, a wooden spool, distressed and softened with a scrap of vintage lace with pearl.
ninelynnemHere’s to it not being too hectic a time for all of you if you are in the middle of festive preparations.
Warm Winter Wishes!

Snowflakes On Your Tongue (A Somerset Holiday)

“Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue” Charles M, Schulz
To begin this week I am sharing a trio of mittens which appear as an article in Stampington & Co’s A Somerset Holiday (inaugural issue was published October 1st).  It is an annual publication, the previous annual Somerset Holidays & Celebrations had a make-over with this new title focusing solely on festive celebrations.
When I received the article request, I was also asked to provide a quote relating to the festive season.
Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue” was the one I selected as the stencil on each mitten is That’s Crafty’s Dinky Stencil snowflake background. I could see a child wearing the mittens on a snowy day, catching snowflakes on their tongue. There was also a more personal reason and relates to why the article is titled “Nostalgic Mitten Ornaments”.  I came up with this title not only because the colours of the mitten have an air of the nostalgic Christmas, the quote also relates to me.  I was such a fan of the Peanuts characters (and continue to be), as created by Charles M. Schulz.  Even though many of the references were alien to a child growing up in Scotland, somehow or other, those characters touched a chord in me.
When A Somerset Holiday arrived in the post and I turned to my article, I had a moment of what was obviously happiness but also a sense of overwhelmed.  If someone had said to that wee shy girl with red hair and glasses, all those years ago that she would have an article in an American magazine where she quotes Charles M. Schulz, well maybe you can understand why the moment touched me the way it did!
Stamps:- Redlead Paperworks
Dinky Stencil – That’s Crafty
mainphotoonesomersethollynneAnnoyingly, I do not have dimensions for the mittens, they would sit nicely into my hand.
A Redlead label stamped onto calico.mittenonelynnemsomersetholidayThe lovely shimmer was achieved with iridescent paste with the Dinky Stencil.mittenthreelynnemsomersetholThe two sizes of pompom trim was a bit of fun.mittentwolynnemsomersetholI have quite a bit of “older stuff” (!) to be sharing, much of which has appeared in various Stampington titles.  I also have a few new makes, some featuring the latest Character Constructions stamps.
Have a wonderful week and hope you are managing to tick off all those items on your Christmas To Do List!!!


Today, over at That’s Crafty, I am sharing an ornament featuring a Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts and also a stamp from one of the new That’s Crafty clear stamp sets.  Paints are, of course, from PaperArtsy.blogbelievelynnemIf you are interested, all details can be viewed HERE.
Thank you for your visit.

Whispers In The Winter Wind

Hello Everyone
I would always say that my favourite themes were Paris, vintage dressmaking and vintage femmes but now I would say that emerging as a firm favourite is nature.
Crafty Individuals have a beautiful selection of tree stamps both realistic in style and slightly more whimsical, I definitely lean towards the realistic style as my choice.
In the U.K, Mother Nature seems to be rather upset, causing devastation from either storm force winds or torrential rainfall, creating floodwater of the likes where streets are turned into canals and a dinghy used instead of a car, with people rooting through their damaged possessions desperately trying to salvage anything and all other belongings being turfed out onto pavements.  How is it that nature can be so devastating yet the flip side is the beauty.  It is the quiet beauty of an early crisp frosty morning I was aiming to capture in this canvas panel.
wintertreelynneThis is something I made over one month ago, when I had metallic paint/sprays out for Christmas/festive cards/tags/gifts, etc.
It all started because of some mop up paper.  I had a sheet of re-cycled white packing paper to protect my surface when working with paints/sprays.  The photographs don’t do the paper justice!  In fact, it was so pretty I really didn’t want to use it especially as I knew I couldn’t re-create it.  It had become quite wrinkled
twoand I know, I could have ironed it but what’s a few wrinkles between friends!  With the tree stamp being so detailed it obviously meant an imperfect stamped image but I’m happy to roll with that especially as it adds a lovely texture to the panel and enhances the naturalistic feel.
fiveAll the paints/sprays are metallics but that hasn’t translated in the photographs.
Hand-made paper and tree bark, misted to give the impression of a frosty morning with a That’s Crafty greyboard snowflake shimmering with pastesixand barely to be seen, a cluster of stars.  This star stencil is one of my favourites from the That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil range.sevenWhispers in the winter wind.

(Crafty Individuals CI-209 is the Elements stamp set used on this canvas panel.)
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post and to those of you who took such trouble to answer the question in a recent post.  I will be acknowledging your words,  many thanks.
Have a lovely week and wherever you are in the world, I hope Mother Nature is being kind to you!

Oh Deer, It’s Nearly Christmas!

Hello Everyone
Over at That’s Crafty I am sharing a trio of rustic/woodland style ornaments.blogAs always, instructions, supplies and more photographs can be viewed over at That’s Crafty, HERE.
This is my last post for That’s Crafty for 2015 and I wanted to say huge Thank You for those of you who take the trouble to comment here and also then visit the That’s Crafty blog to leave words for me over there also.

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