Artistic Philosophy

Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.

My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

My 2nd Case card and we have a Winner


Hi Guys and thanks for popping by,
I have done the draw at last,  and the winner for my first ever Candy is...
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at long last!!! ..........................................  it's   Allison   who left me this lovely comment:-   
Hello Linda,
I also found you after reading your comments on Sue Wilsons blog.  Your card is beautiful.
I look forward to seeing more of your lovely work.    Regards, Alison

Congratulations Allison,  I am so pleased for you.  I hope you will enjoy the candy and have great fun using them.   Please email me with your snail mail address and I will post your prize out to you, though  I'm sorry to say, due to it being Easter weekend, this will not be until after the bank holiday.
I will announce the next lot of Candy tomorrow.  All you have to do to be entered is to be a follower of my blog and comment on the Candy Post.  As soon as we reach the next target (40 followers) I will do that draw. 
(Please note, if the candy is not claimed by next Sat, I will do a redraw)

Well now onto my card.  Todays Case card is by another very talented lady who, like Sue Wilson, does wonderful things with Spellbinder dies etc and is also from the USA.  Her name is Becca Feeken and you can find her original creation here.
My recipe:-  5.5" x 7.5" Base Card Ivory Linen 280g,  DCWV Luxury Stack bp, Spellbinders Postage Stamp, Holly Motifs & Scalloped Oval dies,   Martha Stewart Punch,  Cream Vintage Ribbon,  Crochet Lace & Decorative Pins (handmade by me).  Blue matting card from my stash.

I have thought long and hard about the format for my blog.  Did I just want to make cards and show them or did I want to have some purpose?  Well, I decided to go with both.  So what I am going to do, is showcase some of my favourite designers, favourite blogs and of course my favourite bloggers and their work.  I have already had written permission from many wonderfully talented crafters to use their work for Casings  (so be careful or I will be chasing you next...lol). 
For those of you new to this, CASE means Copy And Share with Everyone.
Basically it means you can copy how someone else has made their card, completely and exactly if you want to,  but it does NOT mean copy it as a picture and use it as is (please note here, the image of the creators original card is theirs and should never be used without their consent).   
My take on casing is to always make it look like the original, but choose a way to make it my own and then when I show it I always give credit to the creator and a link to their blog (it is afterall, only through their hard work that I was able to do my case study in the first place).
Well, as usual I have rattle on but I hope I have given you a taste of what I am about and what I am trying to achieve with my blog.  Thanks to everyone for stopping by and congratulations again to Allison.
See you soon.  Hugs Linda x

12 comments:

  1. MORNING LINDA
    WONDERFUL CARD I ALSO FOLLOW BECCA, SHE IS ALSO A VERY TALENTED LADY, THERE'S SO MANY OF YOU OUT THERE, I LIKE HOW YOUR GOING TO RUN YOUR BLOG AS IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE WHAT OTHER'S CREATE
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
    KIND REARDS FROM SAM x

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  2. Love the card Linda

    Could you let me know where to buy the steel pins please

    Sue said you sent her some decorated ornate pins which she used on one of her cards, I would like to make my own too

    Love your blog

    Good luck with it, I shall visit frequently

    Vie

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    1. Hi Vie,
      Thank you to you and everyone else for the wonderful support, I am truly grateful.,
      As to the pins, I left a comment for you on Sue's blog the day you asked but perhaps you missed it as I tend to do my comments very late these days.
      Anyway, I would love to help you get started. If you Email me at lindacreativeharmony.gmail.com I will provide you with a list of places I find useful and reasonable for the bits and pieces you will need. Regards Linda

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  3. Hello Linda
    I'm a new follower of your wonderful blog. I don't have one myself yet but just wanted to say a massive thank you for your comment on my challenge cards over at the Joanna Sheen challenge (non-blog entries). I am very grateful.
    I'm loving your blog so far, your decorated pins are so beautiful. Something else for me to try one day!!
    All the best
    Sue Hughes

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  4. Hi Linda,
    I wondered what you meant by a Case card when you blogged about Sue W's card - now I know! Thanks to you I have found new blogs to investigate and it's good to see how you make these cards your own.

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  5. This is great! I followed Becca, too and I think you did an amazing job case-ing her card. Your bow is really gorgeous!
    hugs
    - Maria

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  6. Hi Linda, another Becca follower here, she does lovely work. Like your card, love the way you have incorporated the holly die. Anne

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  7. Hi Linda
    Another very pretty card - I love the colours and your bow is lovely!
    Eileen x

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  8. Good morning Linda, Oh, what a beautiful card, you are so clever. Thank you for explaining what CASE meant, now I know, I was just about to ask you! Also thanks for introducing Becca to your Blog. I too was in an RTA, many years ago, my car was written off, but unbelievably I came out of it pretty well, don't sleep too much since, but, if that's all I have to complain about, I can cope with that. It is not a nice experience, you are so brave to have coped with what you went through, and to go on and create such wonderful cards and your pins look amazing, your blog looks as if it's going to be pretty amazing too! Take care Alison :). P.s. Well done to the first winner (my namesake) thought it was me for a minute there!

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  9. Linda, your card is beautiful! So many wonderful die cuts and edge punches!!! Your bow is absolutely PERFECT!
    I'm glad you have figured exactly how you want your blog to be. It's a wonderful way of artistic expression and sharing!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter sweet friend!
    Dena

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  10. Hi sweetie this is just stunning, hugs Pops x

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  11. Hi Linda, I stopped by before but there wasn't much here - you've done a lovely job with your blog so well done and welcome to blogland (says me as if I'm an expert lol!!) Your cards are beautiful, I'll certainly keep stopping by and I hope you had a lovely weekend. Anne xx

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