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, 12 October 2012

More of my Decorative Pins, Lace & flowers

Hi again all,
My apologies for not posting this yesterday as I promised, but with one thing and another I was unable to get to the laptop to write it up.  So without wasting anymore time here is my second Christmas card adorned with my handmade items again.


If you look closely you can see another of the lovely Linda Wescotts doilies just popping out over the pennant.  To make the doilies go further I often cut them in half to use like this.  I know it is sacrilege to cut up someones hard work, but I love to use Linda's doilies and would hate to waste the other half just glued underneath the topper.  So really I am doing a good thing and I get two cards for the price of one doily!
 For the pin I used here, I kept the colours traditional green and red, but I used them with silver bead spacers and caps as gold was too gaudy for this card.  I thought the cool of the silver tones was more appropriate with the bluey tones in the papers. 


The pretty pearly embellishment in the center of the red flower is a button from The Hobby House.  They have some gorgeous pearly buttons in both silver and gold tone.  Worth a look if you are after something like this;  the eyelets on the back are only plastic and are easy to remove with cutters.
Below you can see my latest piece of lace.  For this one I kept the basis really simple with rows of double crochet and trebles and then finished the end with scallops to fluff it out a bit.


And finally a side view............


Well that's it for another day.  I do hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest creations (pins, lace and flowers) on my two Christmas cards.  I have created more Decorative Pins and lace so I will make some cards over the weekend to showcase more of them.
Thank you so much for popping by again, you are so kind and your support means the world to me.
I do hope you all have a good day and it is the start of a successful weekend.
Best wishes and regards Linda xx

29 comments:

  1. Good Morning Linda, once again those embellishments are just stunning and make your cards so luxurious.
    I took a copy of your flower pattern and hope to have a go. Have done a few pins but have not used them yet
    Have a great Day

    Patricia x

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  2. Another beautiful card with simply stunning embellishments Linda. Some person will consider themselves very lucky at Christmas! HAve a good day! love and hugs from Christine xx

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  3. Oh wow this is beautiful, I LOVE the lace - I think I need to start doing this, if only I had more time. Another stunning card.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  4. Hi Linda,
    another wonderful card today, with the lovely crochet. I also like your ribbon flowers too. The sentiment is really great also. A superb card love it all.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  5. Beautiful design, beautiful card and luxurious embellishments. The crochet lace is stunning Linda, must give this a try. Hope the sun is shining on you it is looking like rain again here, hope the water boards are conserving these plentiful stocks but I doubt it though!! Take care, love Christine H xx

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  6. Your card is stunning Linda. I love the traditional festive colours, your ribbon flowers are gorgeous and your pin is the perfect finishing touch.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend
    Hugs Sue

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  7. Hi Linda

    Glad I had a minute off to visit your beautiful blog today. So inspiring to be here and truly love everything I see. Lots and lots of amazing pieces. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Wish you a wonderful weekend!

    hugs and smiles
    Ingvild

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  8. Evening Linda, gorgeous card...love the flowers! Carole Z X

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  9. Your pins are beautiful...love the button idea.

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  10. Fabulous card my lovely friend:) Wonderful embellishments:) Gorgeous lace, doily and pins:)
    Beautiful 'flowers' too:)
    Have a sweet weekend:)
    Sonia

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  11. Hi Linda, thanks for the fab instructions for the lace flowers and the lace border. I love how you use them to great affect on your cards. I must re-learn how to crochet(made squares for blankets eons ago when a child), because would be great to make a batch of these in different colours and have them ready for cards!. Your tutorials are so great and always clear. I've written down instructions to make them. Please keep the tuts coming..:)..Have a great day whatever you are doing..much love..Carole..xx

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  12. Hi Linda - hope you are well. I'm just doing a quick blog check before I post another card. I love the last two cards you have posted. They are brilliant and as for the crochet flowers - well I must have a go at these - I have a book explaining the stitches so will definitely try!!! Just love everything.

    Hugs to my friend - Sue Pxxx

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  13. Hi lovely, thanks so much for being such a faithful follower of my blog! Hope you are doing fine!
    I just love your wonderful creation here with all the decorative pins and ribbons, It's an eyecatcher, lady!
    Big hugs and happy weekend!
    Alessandra

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  14. Hi Linda,
    Have been dropping daily as usual since your last post and it has been SOOOO long that I am worried for you. Hope that whatever is going on in your life will soon improve and that we will hear from you shortly. You are in my thoughts.x

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  15. What a difference a word makes...or lack of!! Just read my last comment and had to giggle...sorry that it sounds like I'm telling you about my toilet habits! What I meant to say was dropping BY!xx

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  16. Just a quick one because I haven't seen you around for a while. Hope you are OK. Just doing my normal worrying! Hope you come back to the blogs soon.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  17. I just wanted to let you know that I am staggered at the loveliness that is your blog. There is SO much to learn and see here. I've just spent the past hour perusing your cards and tutorials and wanted to say that you have a true gift for sharing your work. That, and you write very well and engage the reader. I will be back often and in fact have just signed up as a follower. Well done, and thank you for so much inspiration.

    Kindest regards,

    Shea

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  18. What a lovely card. I love your lace. Like you, I'd rather cut a doily in half than leave it hidden behind a layer. Pretty pins too. Hugs lin

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  19. Hi Linda, haven't heard from you for a while on here..hope you are ok. IF not I'm sending you gentle hugs, thoughts and prayers..Hope to see more of your creations soon..if your able to do some..Take care. Carole..xx

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  20. Hi Linda - I know you haven't been around for a while, but when you come back I would like you to pop over to my blog as there is an award for you. i posted the award on 14 November and I really believe you deserve this. You are inspirational.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

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  21. Hi Linda I've found your blog through Sue (Planetsusie) I love your blog and I've followed you ...look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations... Sue huggles hun xxxx

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  22. Hi Linda, I see that you have not been blogging for a while. Just letting you know that I think of you and hope that you are ok and all is well. Nicola x

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  23. Hi Linda,
    I know that you have had a couple of breaks from the blog in the past, but it has now been not far short of 2 months. My heart sinks every morning when I see visit and see there's nothing new. I am very concerned for you and just hope you will be back to us soon, even if it's one line. Sending hugs to help you through whatever is happening in your life, Desiree.x

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  24. Just GORGEOUS, Linda. So good to see your lovely creativity at work once again. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and for leaving your sweet comment. I wish I could give you some of those truffles, but they are easy enough to make - and OH, so yummy. When you are able, I hope that you will share with us again at Word Art Wednesday. It would be great to have you play along!
    Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  25. Good Morning Linda,
    I am hopeless at this computer lark. I have checked that address for Pam pam-simcrafts.blogspot.co.uk as far I can see it is right. Don`t know how to make a direct link.

    Patricia xx

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  26. hi lovely

    first of all I want to thank you for your lovely comm on my last post. I know that you have to put up with terrible pains yourself and I can only imgine what it means. My slipped disc is nothing compared to what you or Stella have. You must be so thankful that you can walk again. Stella says, that it would be easie for her if she was in a wheelchair not feeling her legs anymore then she would not have the constant pains and she woudl be able to live "normal", to be able to go to the cinema or for a "walk" with her hubby.

    Then I FINALLY have linked you in my sidebar lol! It's about time...

    And now onto yur card: it looks super fantastic in traditional xmas colours, so pretty!

    Hugs, Alessandra

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  27. Gorgeous card. Just had a wander around your blog and your cards are beautiful, you also want me to get my crochet hooks out again. xx Flora

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  28. Hi Linda, just popped by to say hello. I've been quiet in blog land recently, and I see you have too. I hope you are ok. Hugs lin

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  29. Hi Linda,
    Just wanted to say that I hope you had a very happy Christmas Day and may 2013 bring you health and happiness. I still stop by every day in the hope that you will have posted on your blog. Big hugs.x

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