Make A Wish

Hello
This is a peek at the project I am sharing over at the That’s Crafty blog today.
It was lovely to pair up this Character Constructions stamp with one of my Affirmations stamps.
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Thank you always for your support and for your interest in Character Constructions stamps and my own Affirmations stamps.
Wishes
Lynne

Laundry Day

Hello
I have a very quick post to share, a little something I made as a “paper fancy” gift.
The main stamps used are from the recent release from Character Constructions, Blue Daisy collection with the wonderful French Laundry stamp from one of the older collections, a French Laundry set.
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This is actually a paper lavender sachet or should that be a lavender, paper sachet?
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The image was stamped onto lovely paper from a vintage French Agenda, some of the pages containing beautiful writing.  By stamping onto this paper, I liked the whimsy of the day of the week appearing on the image , as though Mercredi is laundry day (I really should have scheduled this post for yesterday!)
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With the sachet being simple in approach, I wanted the tag to be in keeping with this simplicity.   Old denim jeans formed the base, although I did layer it to kraft cardstock for stability and  a place to jot a message.  A sweet vintage button is all that embellishes the stamped and fussy cut Blue Daisy dress, oh, I also stamped buttons.  This smock dress is a cleverly designed stamp because the open design allows for so many possibilities whether under-stated or adding wild, doodled patterns. A great stamp to use with Gelli prints.
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That’s Crafty are U.K. stockists for selected Character Constructions stamps, including the recent addition of two sets from the Blue Daisy collection.  If you have any queries regarding availability of Character Constructions stamps, either contact Laura Holland at That’s Crafty or contact me and I will pass your query to Laura.
Thank you for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Craft Stamper

Hello
I have overlooked sharing peeks at projects I have in Craft Stamper (May issue).
With the brief of making cards to a vintage/shabby style with colours of Springtime, I had fun working with Character Constructions stamps.  Catherine Moore generously offered one stamp set for a lucky winner – there is still time to enter the Giveaway!
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The second card in my article features PaperArtsy, from the recently released ScrapCosy (ESC) which seemed a perfect fit for the brief and was a lovely contrast to the whimsical image on the first card, with the ESC flower being more traditional in style.
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In this same issue, I also appear as my role with the That’s Crafty DT, as we had the wonderful challenge of working with a That’s Crafty Splat, for the Craft Stamper 3D Challenge.  I had fun incorporating PaperArtsy stamps and RELICS & ARTIFACTS onto the Splat. I’ve always thought that R&As and That’s Crafty Alterable Surfaces are perfect for each other.
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Thank you to Trish Latimer and for the wonderful companies who created such fabulous products to play with.
Wishes
Lynne

My Journey, My Story

Hello
Today is, sadly, the final day of the RELICS & ARTIFACTS/That’s Crafty collaboration. Over at the That’s Crafty blog. I am sharing my second and final collaboration project.  My first collaboration project can be seen HERE.
For my project today, this is a sneaky peek and if you would like to read the inspiration and more, including lots of photos,  then please visit HERE.
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Over at the Muse today, there is a re-cap of all the RELICS & ARTIFACTS’ Ambassador collaboration project from this past week.  Just to note, there is a wonderful Giveaway prize from That’s Crafty and RELICS & ARTIFACTS but be quick!
Thank you for any support given to the RELICS & ARTIFACTS Ambassadors and That’s Crafty DT.  It was a special collaboration for us but we sure hope that you have been inspired, have been introduced to  R&As or That’s Crafty products that might have been new to you and also viewing art from artists whose names might also be new to you.
If you would like to source products then here are some links.
That’s Crafty’s range of Alterable Surfaces: , Dinky Stencils, clear stamp sets including Lynne’s Affirmations  they also stock a selected range of R&As.
The complete range of R&As, Dresden Trim, Velveteen Flowers and more, including ICE Resin products available directly from Sandra Evertson.
Enjoy your day and your Bank Holiday weekend if you are having one!
Wishes
Lynne

PaperArtsy Infusions: New Colours

Hello
A quick post to share news of PaperArtsy’s launch night for new Infusions.

My samples for Scrapcosy (previous blog post) incorporated some of the new colours and since receiving them for the wingmen samples, I have been dipping into those Infusions time and again, yes I will admit, even sneakily adding them to projects before tonight’s launch – sssh, it’s a secret!!!
Infusions are my “go to”, whether for staining substrates, cardstock, book pages, all manner of textiles and not forgetting, Relics and Artifacts.
We are lucky to have such breadth and depth of products available to us but sometimes, we discover a product which just makes complete sense for the way we create and there is an ease to working with that product that before you know it, it is always making an appearance in your art.  That is how I feel about Infusions.  For me to have a product that will stain all I need for a project, especially as I favour an almost monochromatic approach, those small bottles pack a mighty big punch for me.
Leandra is sharing two projects which I previously had made for That’s Crafty.
For this sample I used Infusions to stamp the butterfly and also to stain calico, sari ribbon and tree bark and it looks as though I also used them, with Grungepaste, to stain the That’s Crafty white/greyboard panel.

For this project, Infusions stain the background which is Golden Crackle Paste and also stained colour diffusing paper before stamping the beautiful leaf from Lin Brown.  Calico was also stained.

Infusions will be available from your local/favourite PaperArtsy stockist.  That’s Crafty stock Infusions so keep your eye open to see if Laura is stocking the new colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Nature’s Daydreams

Hello
This Sunday, over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am sharing this project.  The substrate is a That’s Crafty mdf tag, which I haven’t used for a while and any time I do work with one, always reminds me how fabulous a substrate they are.
When I first spied the new PaperArtsy Eclectica ELB (Lin Brown), I knew they would be stamps I would reach for time and again.  Actually this project is some of my favourite things – That’s Crafty substrate, Infusions, stamping onto fabric, utilising scraps, texture.  onebloglynnem
If you are interested, further details can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for your visit, especially when it is only 24hrs since I last posted here.
Wishes
Lynne

Love Tokens (Somerset Life)

Hello
To start this new week, I thought I would share some Love Tokens, a collection which appears as an article in Somerset Life., obviously I am absolutely thrilled!
Supplies
All paper doll elements are Character Constructions stamps
Love/Valentine themed sentiments are Redlead Paperworks
Heart is from Oxford Impression, With Love (also available from That’s Crafty)
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The How-to for making this collection appears within the article so you will appreciate why I do not want to share those details here.
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Friends of my blog will recognise this mischievous face as I have inked her up countless times since the release of the Paris Flea collection in 2016.  I cannot imagine I will ever tire of her.
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A love sentiment on the rear of each tag.
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A new favourite rests beside an old favourite, one of my oldest Character Constructions stamps, she is from the French Laundry collection.
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Each tag has a kraft pocket.
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Variations of the first two tags, making four in total.
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Red and white are not colours I find appealing but I wanted this collection to have a Retro Valentine feel as opposed to shabby chic Valentine.
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Gathered and bundled,
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with another Redlead stamp featuring on the tag.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
Have a lovely week.
Wishes
Lynne

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