Like Thoughts That Come And Go @ That’s Crafty

Hello
Sharing my first That’s Crafty D.T. project of 2019.
This is a tiny peek at what is a larger project.
Wishing you the kindest of New Years, filled with possibilities.
Lynne

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A Journal With Mandala Stencil @ That’s Crafty!

Hello
Last week I shared a project over at the That’s Crafty Blog where I used one of my all time favourite stencils from them, the stunning Mandala.  Whether I use it as a whole or only the smallest snippets from it, it is such a beautiful design to work with.
Instructions and some step details are shared on the blog post.
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Wishes
Lynne

Heart and Soul: Journal & ATC (as in Craft Stamper)

Hello
I have neglected this Blog and it is sad because I adored Blogging and the connections made through Blogging was so important in my creative life.  I will try, now and again, to share some past projects which for whatever reason, have been neglected by me to share there, on Instagram and FB.  I am finding, more and more, Instagram is more accessible for me but want to try to keep my Blog going, if possible.
Anyway, today I have a project which appeared in the February issue of Craft Stamper.  With a heart theme set, I turned to the beautiful hearts from That’s Crafty (available in various sizes whether in MDF or white/greyboard) and I have to say a stamp which I never tire of inking up from Catherine Moore’s Character Constructions stamps.
I seem to have lost several photos I took at the time, before sending to Craft Stamper.  This is how I packaged up the journal and ATC which I then popped into a glassine bag.  Torn calico, stained with Infusions, wraps around both ATC and journal and I also made a tag to co-ordinate, the tag is another That’s Crafty product, one of the smaller sized MDF tags.This is the journal, with ATC placed upon it.
A textural cover with the detailing of the Character Constructions stamps and the beautiful wings are of course, from That’s Crafty!  Quiet Strength Takes Courage, one of my Affirmations stamps which I feel suits this image so well.
Within the feature in Craft Stamper, I write in the intro …
Sometimes, when life throws challenges in our way, we might need to seek a place to jot down worries, thoughts, niggling doubts or dreams that we are not ready to share with others. The Heart and Soul Journal is such a place, a place to build inner strength.

Gratitude to Craft Stamper, Trish Latimer for having me share this project and to That’s Crafty and Catherine Moore for creating inspirational projects which not only allow for creative fun, they allow for me to take the ideas within my head and have them materialize.
Wishes
Lynne

The Artist Who Creates With Passion @ That’s Crafty

Hello
Sharing a project over at the That’s Crafty blog today where I share how a face came to life and I include a peek at something which will be launched tomorrow.

The project can be viewed HERE
Monday 21st @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., That’s Crafty will be appearing on HOCHANDA with lots of new products, an exciting time!
Wishes
Lynne

A Sense of Time: A Handmade Book/Journal @ PaperArtsy Topic #3 Watercolours

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I am thrilled, this evening, to be appearing over at the PaperArtsy Blog, with a project for their Topic #3 Watercolours.
My project became a bit of a labour of love, a project which I enjoyed from the moments of painting re-cycled/found papers, all the way through to the assembling/binding of the book.
This is only a very small peek at it.  I am trying to organise a wee video to share, as it would be an easier way to show the book and the various pages but for the moment, if you would like to view more of my project, inspiration, etc, then please visit HERE and of course, there are the others who have gone before me, who have already shared their Watercolour projects at the PaperArtsy blog.

Have a lovely evening.
Wishes
Lynne

The Dawn Awakens – A Journal

Hello
Over at the That’s Crafty blog today, I am sharing a sample made for That’s Crafty’s appearance on HOCHANDA, for the ODS.
I worked with the fabulous new That’s Crafty Textures Collection stamp set, the leaf is so stunning in detail.
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All details for this journal appear HERE
Thank you so much for your time, at one of the busiest times of the year.
Wishes
Lynne

Thinking Outside The Cardboard Box (Greencraft)

Hello
In the Autumn 2017 issue of Greencraft magazine, one of the articles I had published is a trio of notebooks.
Greencraft magazine is as you’d might guess, a publication focusing on re-cycling, re-using, re-purposing, a Green life.  One of the items that I re-cycle the most is cardboard, of any nature whether mailing boxes or cardboard food packaging.
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PaperArtsy Fresco Finish in Antarctic was used on the corrugated cardboard which I reclaimed from a mailing box. I intentionally aimed for a distressed appearance although it is easy to achieve the corrugation without a distressed effect if that is what you prefer.
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I wanted a simple aesthetic to the notebooks, stamping PaperArtsy ESN onto brown paper, re-cycled brown packing paper.
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There is a slight variation to each notebook, with this cover wrapping around to the front with the button serving the purpose of wrapping the cord around to close the notebook.
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Just to show that the inside of the journals is also “Green” – re-cycled brown packing paper.  You can see, I like to layer various lengths, with town edges, it brings a nice textural quality.
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This is the inside of the Story of Me journal, again, re-cycled brown packing paper.
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It’s not only fun, it is rewarding to take items that are found and what many would place in the re-cycle bin, transforming into the simplest of notebooks/journals.  I like them for lists, etc, everyday type of note making and once filled, they can then be disposed of but at least in the meantime, I’ve had some crafting fun making something with a purpose and the paper and cardboard packing box has not immediately made a journey to the re-cycle bin.
Hope you are all having a lovely start to this new month.
Wishes
Lynne

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