Intentions, Destiny & Following Dreams – A Wanderlust Paper Prayer Flag (Somerset Studio)

Earlier this year I had an article published in Somerset Studio, relating to a paper prayer flag I made after watching a Wanderlust 2016 tutorial from Kasia Avery.
Although I had great intentions from day one (when I signed up for 2016), to watch and work alongside the tutorials as they were released, as they say, life got in the way.  However, Kasia’s tutorial caught my eye.  I pondered why it was, that this one caught my attention so instantaneously and realised that her approach was so familiar to me.
Strangely, when I began the flag, it seemed a newer direction for me but on completion, the realisation that the process of the items I  gathered, which was all instinctively and my approach for staining the various papers and textiles, was not for me new at all. Other lessons were re-affirmed, that for me I am most content when I go with the flow and do not question choices being made once I begin a project.   Also, the importance of words and another lesson I did learn, that for me, I do not need to turn my back onto old favourites, including vintage laces, the layering of those tattered elements is my form of story telling.

I want to make it clear that I gave due credit to Wanderlust and Kasia Avery within my article and the significance of Wanderlust to me.
Redlead Paperworks
Little Labels Celebrate Today
Labels – Believe, Create, etc
Various resin pieces were used throughout, either stamped before the resin applied, stamped onto resin paper or simply scraps of resin paper.
This wonderful Frozen Charlotte face (I think it is either paperclay or papier mache) was a gift from Dorthe Hansen.
The Redlead stamps are some of my absolute favourites and the Affirmation style words were exactly what I wanted for my paper prayer flag.
Although this will not be returned to me from Stampington, when working on it, I had this idea of positive words and thoughts being carried in the breeze as the wind gently
sways the prayer flag.
The heart has spirit – the heart is paperclay, it is a PaperArtsy LPC stamp.
A jumble of textiles which if this flag were displayed in a garden, would become more tattered but I believe that would only enhance the beauty of the textiles and even the papers.
Mica tile layered to this particular stamped label.
I am sharing my own photos but I could not have wished for a more beautifully photographed article within the pages of Somerset Studio and that is thanks to Christen Hammons and her Somerset Studio team and to generously (and surprisingly) include the presentation package which I couldn’t have imagined they would also include.
Thank you for your visit to this scheduled post.

Nature Girl (3D Challenge – Craft Stamper)

In the new issue of Craft Stamper, the RELICS & ARTIFACTS Ambassadors are thrilled to be making an appearance for the 3D challenge.
Working with a specific R&A, Imperial Egg and with a Cat Kerr stamp of our choice, we each set about to make our submission. I selected the She Flies stamp, a stamp which can be used as one whole stamp or as three individual elements: girl’s face, sentiment and wings.  I was keen to use all the stamped elements but working with them individually (if that makes sense!).  The wings are stamped into paperclay, to allow the Nature Girl to fly amongst her woodland friends.
Sharing this sneaky peek, provided by Trish Latimer
A copy of the magazine can be purchased from or, digital copies from
Have a lovely week and thank you for your visit.

On Angel Wings

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My post over at the That’s Crafty blog today features one of That’s Crafty’s uprights, the Dinky Arch Upright plus Dinky Stencils, including the beautiful wings, yes the wings on the Relics and Artifacts angel are from a stencil.
bloglynnemIf you are interested, then please click HERE, for further details.
Just realised – no stamping on this project either.  That’s two weeks running for the That’s Crafty blog with no stamping appearing!
Always appreciate the time you take to visit, especially at such a busy time of the year.

Snowflake Angels (Somerset Studio)

Today I am sharing two assemblages which appear in the Nov/Dec issue of Somerset Studio. I have two articles, yes, pinch me!
In the article I share how Relics and Artifacts and other elements, such as paperclay, helped me create snowflake angels.
Some of the Supplies used:-
Character Constructions (wings) The Bee Keeper’s Tea No. 7
Redlead Paperworks (Snowflake Wishes)
Carabelle Studio Stamp – from That’s Crafty
That’s Crafty – Greyboard Panels, Greyboard Snowflakes, Dinky Stencil Snowflakes
Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts – @ Sandra Evertson or in the U.K. from That’s Crafty
artdollsomlynneoneA framed paperclay face.artdollsomlynnetwoExcuse the blurry photo!  The stamped wings, from Character Constructions, have been coated with ICE Resin with a sprinkle of sparkleartdollsomlynnethreewith the R&A heart having the same treatment of the ICE Resin.artdollsomlynnesixA wee stamped tag with a sentiment from Redlead.artdollsomlynnefiveThe second assemblage, which is slightly more gold in tone.artdolltwosomlynneonePaperclay features heavily on this one, using it in two different ways.  Paperclay has been such a revelation for me, now I don’t know what I do without it in my stash!  The crown and wings on this snowflake angel are Carabelle Studio, used with paperclay.artdolltwosomlynnetwoA wee addition of a snowflake charm with pearl added to the R&A.artdolltwosomlynnethreeYou can just about see the snowflakes stencilled onto the substrate,  this is a wonderful Dinky Stencil.artdolltwosomlynnefiveAfter, I realised the sentiment I conjured up really makes no sense at all yet at the time, it seemed to make complete sense to me!artdolltwosomlynnesevenDresden Trim is so wonderful for all those little extra touches.artdolltwosomelynneeightThank you to Christen Hammons at Somerset Studio for publishing my article.  I always feel thankful for the amazing products we have at our fingertips because the vision of That’s Crafty, Catherine Moore, Redlead, Sandra Evertson, made it possible for me to have fun creating those two assemblages.
Many thanks for your visit.

Heart of a Warrior

This appears over at the That’s Crafty blog today. Unusually for me, stamping does not make an appearance!
All details including That’s Crafty products and Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts can be seen HERE, along with detail photos.blog11decMany thanks for visiting.

Fleur (A Brooch)

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Working with That’s Crafty recently released stamps, designed by DT member Donna, to create this paperclay brooch.oneIf you are interested in reading more, then please visit HERE.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I am still unable to commit to Blog visits at this time (grumpy face!!!) and sure am missing viewing your art.  I hope this enforced time away will not last for too much longer.

Heart of a Relic @ Craft Stamper

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Being a small part of the That’s Crafty DT is so rewarding and so it was really lovely to see all the DT, as a collective: Alison, Amanda, Donna, Fliss, Moira and me, in the October issue of Craft Stampercs_197-oct16We all received two sizes of That’s Crafty MDF hearts to create with for the Craft Stamper 3D Challenge.
I am only permitted to share a sneaky peek of my project which really doesn’t give much away!  I think it is okay for me to tell you that this is a peek at a piece of jewellery which features many of my favourites craft items.  That heart is actually a stamp, all our projects had to feature stamping.
lynnemoncreiffCraft Stamper is available in the U.K., in shops and online and also available from Crafty Individuals site.
The MDF hearts we worked with are available from That’s Crafty, in various sizes.
Congratulations and Thanks to Laura and Graham for creating such fabulous products for us to play with and thanks also to Trish Latimer.


Hello Everyone
This past week, at That’s Crafty, we have been celebrating the release of That’s Crafty stamps, as designed by Donna.
I particularly liked that Donna designed the stamps with the inclusion of words, so decided to make a word stamp the focal for my DT project.blogphotoIf you would like to read more, then please visit HERE.
Thank you for your visits this past week and for those of you who joined my Giveaway.

Watch Me Fly (Somerset Studio – Affirmation Ornaments)

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I am in the middle of drafting some catch-up posts, seem to have quite a bit to be sharing here!
Back in May, I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Somerset Studio because I knew that inside would be my first ever Somerset Studio article. Now, if I were to begin to explain what this means to me, this would become a lengthy post, I’ll just say that to be published in Somerset Studio, has in itself been a dream come true but an article, that for me is one of those times when it is a dream too big for me to even dare to dream it – yes, it means that much to me! What made it all the more special, I knew my friend Vickie Kammerer also had an article within this issue. Now there is an artist who embraces colour.  Vickie does not shy away from colour, using it with such energy and creativity.
I’m sure you understand that I will not be sharing techniques for the artwork, only photos and some links for some of the products featured.


Rubber Stamps Sentiments – Redlead Paperworks
MDF heart – That’s Crafty Alterables
(paperclay, Frescos, Fresco Crackle Glaze, White/Greyboad – also available from That’s Crafty)

untieyourwingsThe thought process behind the inspiration for the ornaments is written within the article so again, I’d be uncomfortable sharing it all here after Somerset Studio so generously sharing my article but I can tell you that each ornament was essentially created the same way, with little tweaks to bring variation and the meaning behind the ornaments if the positive force of affirmations.untieyourwingstwoThey are a lovely size for either indoors or outdoors although if they were for outdoor display they would probably need to be somewhere a little bit sheltered from the elements (especially Scottish rain!) and definitely a coat or two of suitable outdoor varnish.
givemewingsThe same wing stamps were used throughout, slightly changing their position.
givemewingstwoRedlead have some of the very best sentiment stamps, especially words/sentiments.willflySentiments stamped onto white/greyboard, to create the word tilesiwillflydetailSo there we have it, a quick run through of the trio of affirmation ornaments. I cannot thank Somerset Studio enough for the opportunity to have an article within their pages and to always be lucky enough to play with fabulous supplies from Redlead and That’s Crafty.
Many thanks for your visit.

Artist Muse

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Today, for my DT post at That’s Crafty, I am sharing one of their MDF hearts which I had fun altering.blogIf you are interested, the post can be viewed HERE.
Wishes and Thanks for your visit,
P.S. I have the lovely Dorthe to thank for that wonderful piece of fabric I used in the backdrop.

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