I am sure you can relate, I do not like anything going to waste, so when I had some of the frame elements, left over from creating shrine samples for That’s Crafty, I laid them aside knowing I could continue the fun later.
With That’s Crafty now re-stocking, selected Character Constructions stamps, I thought it would be fun to play with some of the Paris Flea stamps and give this art girl a cosy home. I’ve played with Paris Flea many times since receiving the collection last year, it is fun to mix ‘n’ match and bring life to the paper dolls with your imagination.
All details of this project can be seen HERE, including specific stamps and how I formed the paper doll element. I also sneaked in one of my Affirmations! I still have more to write about the Affirmations but have to say, heartfelt thanks for the reaction, I never imagined I would ever have stamps and then to have them so warmly received, it has been overwhelming.
26 Mar 2017 8 Comments
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24 Mar 2017 11 Comments
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This evening, I am sharing a post over at PaperArtsy.
It is wonderful to be back there, where I am sharing a project relating to Topic #4 Doors, Windows and Architecture. All the details, the inspiration can be seen in the post, HERE.
This wasn’t the easiest of projects to photograph!
PaperArtsy ESC (Scrapcosy) stamps and stencils used throughout alongside, fabulous Infusions on a That’s Crafty House Triptych
Thank you for your visit to this post and all posts this past week.
22 Mar 2017 11 Comments
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This collection of six cards, appears in the Jan/Feb/March issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
It meant so much to me that they published all six in a feature over three pages.
All stamps are PaperArtsy LPC and all feature Infusions, Royal Blood.
They are some of the oldest LPC stamps but for me some were inked up for the first time for this collection.
Some rusty wire coils. The colour of the rusty wire worked so well against the Royal Blood Infusions.
It’s no surprise that scraps were utilised throughout the cards such as little stamped elements added here and there.
Card No. 2
Card No. 3
Mop-up papers bring texture. I stamped onto them, even though the stamped images are not crisp, it still brings something extra to the effect.
A wisp of coppery fabric.
Card No. 4
I liked the watercolour effect achieved. If you are interested, it is actually watercolour paper I worked with for the backgrounds and stamped focals, HP and NOT.
Card No. 5
On this card, I also used Infusions with a That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil, creating a hint of pattern on the base of the card
More scrappy mop-ups and another piece of that lovely copper fabric which lovely Dorthe gifted to me.
Card No. 6
I like that texture of the mop-up paper (kitchen paper towel) adds dimension even when stamped upon.
It’s all about the layers – this stamped piece of mop-up paper layered onto the stamped focal.
Thank you, always for your visits.
16 Mar 2017 7 Comments
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This is the front cover of the journal sample made for That’s Crafty’s shows for HOCHANDA. It is an early start for Neil Burley who will be demoing That’s Crafty products at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The journal, featuring Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, stencil and acrylic shape, will be available for purchase on HOCHANDA. They are available now, HERE. This journal size is 6″x6″ with tabs.
Thank you so much for your visits and your kind words about the sneaky peeks I’ve shared. It seemed such a big step to work on this journal and yet I enjoyed every minute of it and my regret is that time wasn’t on my side to have actually added some journaling which will be a huge step for me but one I am prepared to now challenge myself with.
I also appreciate that recent posts have been very much focused on new product launches and so I am even more grateful for your visits because hard sells can sometimes be too much!!!
14 Mar 2017 11 Comments
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With permission from Laura Holland, the DT for That’s Crafty are allowed to share sneaky peeks of the journals we worked on for the upcoming That’s Crafty appearance on HOCHANDA, Friday 17th March, two shows which are 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Many of you will know, That’s Crafty are continually adding to their own ranges of stamps, stencils, substrates and more. The HOCHANDA shows will see some new products on HOCHANDA with demos from Neil Burley, who always does incredible work in showcasing That’s Crafty products.
This was an exciting and personal project for me to work on. The first time I’ve completed a journal, a great challenge in itself and one I am keen to re-visit. It was also another first but maybe that is still a secret for the moment!
A tiny peek at one of the double page spreads from my journal. I will be sharing a sneaky peek, each day up until Friday.
Psst…. here is a link to HOCHANDA to view the That’s Crafty products available…. maybe my secret is not such a secret after all!!!!!
Thank you so much for all your visits. I have a great deal of catching-up to do with all of you, I have either had enforced time away from on-line activities or when I am here, trying to keep up with as much as I can in a short space of time.
Thank you for being so understanding.
05 Mar 2017 12 Comments
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This week, over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing this tag which has lots of PaperArtsy products on it, including (but of course!) Infusions.
If you would like to view the details for this project, then please visit HERE.
Many thanks for taking the time to visit this post.
19 Feb 2017 10 Comments
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That’s Crafty are launching new products at Stitches and I was lucky enough to have the new items to play with, to create samples.
Laura suggested I share the samples as DT projects so I decided to share the first one I made. Foolishly, I forgot to take dimensions but this is large! If you own the PaperArtsy EEA alphabet set, it will give you an idea of the proportions of the stamping against the frame of the shrine.
You might believe I would be enthusiastic about the shrines because I am on the That’s Crafty DT and feel obligated to be positive, that is not the case.
The shrines will be available in different sizes so if you wanted a statement piece, then the large shrines will be perfect or you might prefer a cluster of smaller shrines – variety and choice can only be a good thing! The actual shrines are easy to assemble, no special items required other than your favourite, reliable adhesive (I use Regular Matt Gel Medium). There is generous depth to the shrines, you can see I managed to prop a mini canvas with easel into the shadowbox.
Many new(ish) products appear on this shrine, the full list can be seen HERE.
All details including more photos can be viewed at the That’s crafty blog.
Thank you for your visit.