Dreams of Joy & Truth (Somerset Life)

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Stampington & Company’s Somerset Life is quite unique, they call it “authentic and creative living”, with exceptional photography and beautiful articles guaranteed to cover all styles and topics, it makes it such a gentle read.   In 2012 I was published with a Creative Living idea, that one time made me so happy, it was a dream fulfilled of being published in Somerset Life.  I genuinely never expected to be published, it wasn’t a magazine I submitted to and it just seemed a dream too far to expect to submit an idea that would catch their eye.  Little did I know that 2016 would transcend any such dreams.
This particular article in the Summer issue features three pins where torn fabric and a sentiment stamped onto fabric is the feature.
joylynnemtwoThe bezels are quite small so it was a matter of seeking stamps that would fit the dimensions especially as I wanted the floral background fabric to also be seen.
joyonelynnemAs a really quick way to present the pins and a practical way to prevent them from tangling up with each other as they made their way to the Stampington offices, I made use of shipping tags.dreamonelynnemThe pins are easily detached to be pinned onto clothing, etc.dreamtwolynnemThe doming effect can be seen better in this photograph.betruelynnemThe fabric was frayed within an inch of its life before being encapsulated.betruelynnemoneJoy and Dream are PaperArtsy ESN stamps.
Many thanks for your visit today.
Wishes
Lynne

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.
Wishes
Lynne

Spools of Positivity (Somerset Life)

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This is another catch-up post, for something I had published as far back as Spring, in Stampington & Co’s Somerset Life magazine.. Somerset Life is one of my all time favourite Stampington titles. It is not a stamping magazine, it is an everything magazine.  Stamped projects might well appear along with fabric, mixed media, presentation ideas, it truly is a lifestyle magazine, to lead a Somerset Life.
As much as I love this title, it was only recently that I submitted to a Challenge Call, Bookmarks, which I shared HERE. On reading in that particular issue that there was to be a new Challenge Call for Torn Fabric, well I couldn’t resist. I don’t own a sewing machine and I don’t sew but I love fabric. As is often the case with me, the idea came about by pure chance when some fabric happened to be beside some wooden craft spools. To have my bookmarks published was a dream come true, but to have that followed with another article in Somerset Life, let’s just say, I am running out of words to express what it means to me!
I would like to share three pendants that are presented in the article. You will appreciate, I do not want to give instructions as they are printed within the actual article. blisslynnemsomersetlifeThe trickiest part of all was finding words of a dimension to suit the craft spools.  I am lucky to have lots of positive words in stamp form but most of them were too large for the purposes.joysomersetlifelynnemEach word stamped onto fabric, an absolute favourite of mine when it comes to stamping.joydetailsomersetlifeThe chains were deliberately made simple as I didn’t want anything overly fussy.dreamsomersetlifelynneThe stamps are from Darkroom Door (Bliss) and Joy and Dream are from PaperArtsy ESN.  Words stamps have to be amongst the most useful stamps we could own.dreamdetailsomersetlifelynneEach pendant was presented in its own fabric roll which again tied in with the challenge theme of torn fabric.somersetlifependantswraplynnemoncrieffWith pretty floral fabric bringing contrast to the calico and also acting as a closure.fabricrollsomersetlifelynnemThank you to Christen Hammons, the Editor-in-Chief, for publishing my pendants and thank you to all of you who continue to be friends of my blog, it is always appreciated.
Wishes
Lynne

Locked Heart

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This Sunday, for That’s Crafty, I am sharing something I made earlier this year for a friend, featuring one of the beautiful hearts from the Prima Relics and Artifacts range, which I just ever so slightly have a bit of a weakness for!blogIf you are interested, the post can be viewed HERE.
Thank you for your time today.
Wishes
Lynne

Into The Garden With Maude (Guest Ambassador)

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Only a couple of sneaky peeks to share in this blog post!
Some weeks ago, I received the most wonderful invitation, to be a Guest Ambassador for Relics and Artifacts.  This is a huge honour for several reasons.
Sandra Evertson, the creative soul behind Relics and Artifacts is an artist whose name I first discovered from Stampington publications.  Her artistry and stamps immediately caught my eye and I am lucky enough to have a few of her stamps which are genuine treasures amongst my stamp collection.  Then one of my first features in Take Ten, in fact I think it actually was my first Take Ten feature, was a card collection featuring her beautiful stamps.  So when I learnt of Prima Relics and Artifacts, well imagine my interest!  I’ve used them for PaperArtsy tutorials, for That’s Crafty DT projects, for gifts I made at Christmas and for birthday gifts, it is simply that I love them.
To have this invitation extended was a bolt out of the blue and I cannot thank Sandra Evertson enough.

The inspiration behind the project can be viewed HERE Sandra Evertson Guest Ambassador and the Snapguide tutorial HERE.

Thank you so much for your visit and if you do visit the Muse post or Snapguide tutorial then an extra, extra thanks.
Wishes
Lynne

Relic

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I have a post to share over at That’s Crafty today where I incorporated a That’s Crafty Alterable Surface into this piece of jewellery.blogAs always, if you happen to be interested in viewing the post then please visit HERE, where more photos, instructions and supplies are listed.
Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Dream A Little ……..

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A new challenge theme has been announced at Crafty Individuals.  Here are a few words from Jean:

We have our lovely Florence in charge of it this month, and she has picked a great topic to work to … ‘Mini Masterpieces’, which is very inclusive and it would be lovely to see lots of entries again.  Small is what we are looking for, but I guess that could be anything from a pendant or brooch through to a card, an ATC, or a small wall hanging.  As CI stuff is all on the small side that should be a pretty nice one to make for and link in to don’t you think?!

All challenge guidelines can be read at the Crafty Individuals blog.  Remember, at the end of the month five winners will be selected each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don’t forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of August.

When Jean shared with us the theme for the July Challenge, I couldn’t help but make a piece of jewellery, playing with ICE Resin and a stamp from CI-256 Handy Sentiments Element Set. Actually I partially used the stamp as the actual stamp says Dream A Little Dream, the bezel wasn’t nearly big enough!
A few months ago,  I created a submission for Stampington & Company.  I am awaiting my copy of the magazine to arrive but my article features a trio of pins. So when I learnt of the July challenge I thought about making another pin, different supplies and outcome compared to the pins in my article but they were the springboard for this pin.1bloglynnemoncrieffMy lovely friend Dorthe, recently gifted to me, amongst other goodies, a lovely paper napkin which had beautiful script on it.  Teeny pieces of this paper napkin were used as the background for the bezel with the Crafty Individuals stamp, stamped onto fabric.detailI am still very new to playing with ICE Resin and had a few mishaps, hair taking a dip into the resin (!) but I have to say, I love this product, especially achieving the doming.  This was a very shallow bezel, you can probably see that, so I didn’t expect to achieve any doming …. at all.  Honestly, is there something wrong for me that I get such a buzz on seeing ICE Resin dome LOL.threelynnemSo there we have it, my miniature sample. You know we would love to see your creations for this challenge.
Wishes and Thanks for your visit to this blog. So lucky to have such loyal friends to me and to my blog.
Lynne x

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