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.

Friday, 11 May 2012

A favourite LOTV stamp

Last november I managed to get to the NEC and while there I could not resist one of my favourites,  Lily of the Valley.  The trouble is I love their stamps so much I couldn't decide which 4 to treat myself to,  so I spent ages just walking back and forth repeatedly looking at them all, my daughter by now beginning to sigh heavily in frustration.  Well to cut a long story short, I didn't buy this one and regretted it when I got home.   So, to salve my crafting broken heart I went online and treated myself to a few more stamps, the one I have used on todays card included.  So now.......  a happy chicky again and no daughter sighing over my shoulder!  lol!!   I am so grateful to my daughter, she is a darling and without her I wouldn't have been able to go to the show in the first place.




What do you think of these papers, aren't they beautiful?  They are from a pad of My Minds Eye glittered papers and I can't get enough of them, especially this rose one, it gives Pion papers a run for their money I think.    Well that's it for today folks, I am a very busy girl today;  I have my grandson then I am also making the cake decoration for my nieces First Communion on Sunday (remember the invites I made for her), plus I will be helping her mum and brother make cards for her too.
I hope you all have a lovely day.  I will do my best to catch up with all your blogs tomorrow, its the only day I have free so I have lots to cram in.
Oh, before I go, I have updated the Freebies (Tab at top of the page)  it includes a varied mix of papers from Donna at a wonderful site called Bearly Mine Designs.  I just adore the shabby chic and distressed papers.  If you have a couple of mins, stop by and take a look, I think you will find it worthwhile.
Hugs Linda xx

My Recipe:- Base card- ivory linen Papermill DirectPastel green card- Anna Griffin scrapbooking kit.  Paper- MME Lost & Found Market Street glittered papers.  Rosy Posie stamp-  LOTV.   Ivory vintage seam binding ribbon- Sam Poole.  Metal embellishment, Tulips, 10mm & 25mm rose- WOC.  Spellbinders Border die Damask Accents-  Sam Poole.  Peach rose cluster from my stash.

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful, love all the layering, flowers and the softness - so pretty :) x

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  2. Morning Linda,
    Yes, the backing paper is really nice - as is the rest of the card! Hope your day goes well. Would love to see the finished cake as your invites were so beautiful - do post a picture.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  3. Hi Lind, I love the card it's so delicate

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  4. Hi Linda, I think Mr Comment went a bit mad, I deleted the comment cos it froze and I wanted to add more now you have a zillion. Last night I managed to break my magnifying light no telling what else I'll break today. Back to the card, I adore the paper can't wait to get my hands on some did you purchase from a store or on line. Have a great day with your grandson, best wishes Lesley x

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    1. Hi Lesley,
      Unfortunately I cannot find this paper pad anywhere online in the Uk and I have spent ages looking. I have found it here http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-35846/MAR6X6-MARKET-STREET-BIRD/Detail but it is in dollars so assume it would cost you alot in postage from the USA, but I could be wrong. It is only a 6x6pad.
      I have tried to find just those sheets separately also and they have a few from that pad but not the three I used, typical! I have found another floral one which is as stunning and I will post details here as soon as I have eaten. Hugs Linda

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    2. Hi all,
      Just an update to say that I have found the other MME paper that is similar to the one I used here and it can be found at http://www.trulymadlycrafty.co.uk/onlineshop/prod_1530071-12x12-Blush-Sweet-Bouquet-Paper.html
      It is not glittered but it is as gorgeous, I have just reordered them myself and they have a collection of coordinates too. They are double sided and so worth buying two or more for the extra patterns. I'm sorry I couldn't find the paper I used, but I have looked everywhere I can and am coming up blank. Linda x

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  5. Hi Linda,
    just love the card. Very pretty. I am back home in Kent now so I'm back on your blog. Had a lovely visit with my family, but missed your blog, as my sister is not on the internet. Thank you for the reply about the hat pins. As I said my sister makes wonderful jewelery and she gave me a few hat pins she had collected. Will have a go in a few days time. Had a busy day yesterday, as it was my great granddaughter's 3rd Birthday. Every year my daughter, granddaughter, and I take her to build a bear. Was very lucky again had card shown on CBeebies Birthday show. That's 4 in a row now including my other granddaughter. Have a great crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Congrats to you and what a lucky little granddaughter. I bet she will treasure those little bears later in her life. Linda x

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  6. Morning Linda , beautiful card , I totally agree papers are lovely. Your going to be a very busy lady post a wee photo of the cake decoration, invites were amazing. Take care, hugs Fiona xxx

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  7. Love the card Linda...I was the same at Ally Pally a few weeks ago, just could not decided which LOTV stamps to go for!
    Carole Z X

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  8. WOW Linda, this really is beautiful, your colour choice is perfect and your delicate colouring is gorgeous
    HUGZ Fleur xXx.

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  9. This is lovely Linda. I really love these delicate pastel shades.
    love from Christine x

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  10. Hi Linda
    Very pretty card and the papers are lovely.
    Eileen x

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  11. Hi Linda, it's me again. I have left something for you on my blog, please pop over and take a peep. x
    http://lestim-girltallk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/bewildered.html#!/2012/05/bewildered.html

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    1. You are too sweet, thank you very much. The card is lovely and I am truly blessed to count you as my blog friend (I hope that is not being presumptious) Hugs Linda x

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  12. Hi Linda
    Lovely card, the colouring is spot on. Must congratulate you on the way your blog is developing. Anne x

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, I am trying hard to get make it varied and interesting and although I am sometimes unable to do special things everyday, I try to get something here most days now. It means the world to me to receive such lovely comments. Hope you are well Linda x

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  13. Beautiful papers on this one and I have this image she is so useful and pretty well done Linda a super card Hugs Elaine

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  14. Gorgeous card. I love the LOTV images too, I definitely couldn't choose a favourite one. The papers you have used are beautiful and I love the flowers

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