Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Wishing all my friends and followers
a Blessed New Year.
Full of Health, Happiness and Good Wishes
for 2013

Happy New Year from Emmett & me!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gifts of Christmas

I had planned on posting these on Christmas Eve. But you know how it goes.
No time with everything going on.
Here's some beautiful cards and gifts I received from my blog friends.

top left- A darling card from Louise at Kard Krazy
a sweet tree card from Linda at My Happy Place
and a beautiful Angel card from Nicola at Paper Profusion

The darling Owl tag and card from Sherry at Createology

upper left A Snow scene from my dear friend Terry at Terry's
The Lovely snowflake card is from Sarah at Vintage Figments
and the Gorgeous Angel card on the bottom comes from
 sweet Diane at An Artists Life

All the way from Finland a wonderful Christmas book
translated into English comes from my Dear friend  Kikka at Pieni Sammakko

This beautiful tag and Gorgeous soldered charm comes from my
Sweet  Friend Marie at Lost Bird Studio
So very talented!

and this darling tag and Christmas ornament
 came all the way from Scotland from
Lynne at Adorn
So Pretty!

and just look at all the goodies sweet Vada from
sent me. Awesome ribbons, fibers and images.

Also this bag of bling! A girl can never have to much bling!

I was lucky enough to win this darling shell pendant from Vintage Gypsea Mermaid
I can't wait till summer to wear it!

OMG... If you have never been over to Tracy's blog 
Craft Addicts its a must see.
This gals just oozes creativity!
This is one Gorgeous collage!!!

Not only the collage but she sent me all these goodies to play with!!!
WooooHoooo! Thanks Tracy!

Next I received this wonderful card from an equally talented Sue at
and all these cool play things. I can't wait to use those arches!

My Dear friend Terry at Terry's, all these fun wooden goodies .
I'm thinking about wood burning that heart for Valentines day.
She also sent along bags of Steampunk treats!!

and well I just can't say enough about the talent this lady
 has when it comes to fabric and lace.
From the Uber talented Suzy at Suziqus Threadworks
This Gorgeous fabric/lace hanging ,Isn't it beautiful!
she also sent some sweet extras to play with!
Thank you so much Suzy!

Next is the altered Cigar box I received from the Secret Santa Swap
I played along with at Blissful Art Swaps.
. O.K no secret this Gorgeous box is from Linda McMillian

and just look what she stashed inside!!!
Wow ... I could hardly get it all in one photo!
Thank you so much Linda. This will keep me busy for awhile!

But the BEST gift of all. Was getting to hold my new Grand-baby.
Emmett....... Pure bliss!!!!!!!!!
He's so beautiful!

and here's Grandpa feeding him.

THANK YOU to all my blog friends for you friendship
visits and comments. Christmas wishes,e-cards, Cards and Gifts.
You truly have made this a Very special year!
Hugs Lynn

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Few Tags of Christmas

I'm sure your all busy with last minute preparations for holiday.
But before it slips by I wanted to share a few tags I made for Christmas.
This one I am very Excited about as
I just heard this morning that it won 2nd place in the ATT Tag contest.
I used Tim's Flower die to fashion a Poinsettia, his flourish die
and one of his acrylic charms

Here's a tag using a stamped image from Oxford Impressions
Season of Giving plate
along with Tim's new Snowflake dies (LOVE THESE)
and his Deer die.

One more with the Deer Die.
Thank you to my Dear friend Evelyn who gifted me with this one.

A special card for a special lady.
Image from Oxford Impressions
from the Sleigh bells sheet.
I saw this layout on Pinterest and just had to do
my own version of it.

Off to do a little catching up.
Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and the Best New Year ever!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Little Christmas Cloche

A Little Christmas Cloche.
Here's a little something I made recently that fits in with the challenge at
Where its Gift-spiration this week.
A little Cloche with Bottle brush trees and Tim's
On the Edge Town scape die.
I painted the town white then added a sprinkling of glitter and topped with snow.
I bleached the trees and sprinkled with a bit of glitter.
Added a couple of vintage deer.
Its hard to see in the photo but there is
 a vintage Santa and deer flying over the trees.
The vintage tin base was a gift from my dear blog friend Liz.

Sorry for being mia feeling a bit under the weather right now.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Christmas box & bags tied up with string

Its the last posting for the year over at blissful-whites-wednesday
So I had better get these all posted while I can.
This altered Cigar box is a Secret Santa gift I made.
I don't think the recipient reads my blog . Here's hoping!

The inside filled with lots of Treasures, vintage ornaments, lace,
velvet leaves, vintage millinery and so much more. Hope she likes it!
For a special group of ladies...
White fabric packages tied up with string,
 filled with some of my favorite things

Warm & Natural stocking ornaments later filled with vintage goodies.

A couple of mittens also filled with vintage goodies.

Two Paris inspired salt shaker necklaces for two very special friends.

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas.. Are you?

Monday, December 10, 2012

The 12 Days Of Christmas -teeheehee

If you've been following along with Alpha Stamps then you already know about the most Unusual version of The Twelve days of Christmas. I was asked to guest design and well I just couldn't pass up the chance to put my spin on things!!! LOL.
Now hopefully no one will be offended by my version of day 11. Its all just in FUN!!!
You've heard of  11 Pipers Piping.... Well how about 11 Elves A Pimpin!
so sit back grab a cold one and enjoy my Twisted version! LOL

When walking through the woods lined with Bottle brush trees
You'll enter my Christmas scene and stroll past the
Victorian Street light, through the gate and you'll see the Chapel Hill & Pine lake villages
 all decked out for Christmas. Be sure & wave hi to Mr. Snowman
Can you hear the Church bells ringing?
Oh its starting to snow so you'd better hurry!
The clock is about to strike midnight
Now what could be happening in this quaint little town at this time of night?


Why theres Santa himself in his Pimped Out Ride.
But who's he got with him?
Why its a lovely lady of the night
 Watch those slick roads Santa, its covered in ice!!!


Oh No.... you've just entered the RED LIGHT district.
You can tell by the lamp post with its glowing red light.
That's not all that's glowing red .
must be the brewskies those Elves have been drinking
While toasting their success this year.

And here's why. The beautiful women who made them successful!
Isn't it always the way it goes!

Now what else are those little Elves up to?
I see one peeping in the window and one trying to climb up the ladder.
Santa you had better keep an eye out on your little helpers.

Psst....I added to the original house and made it two story,

A peek inside the Grand brothel shows whats really going on behind
those Gothic Windows
 Nudes 2 

A little tip. You can change the color of those bulbs by using a bit of Alcohol ink.

Yep, its Santa's House Of Ho's.
Brings a new meaning to Ho Ho Ho!

Here's Santa's right hand man checking his list of Naughty girls.
You can bet everyone of them are on his list this year!
Yep. Trixy, Candy, Rose, Sugar,Vixen (wait isn't that one of Santa's Reindeer?)

Its dark outside but you can see the stars in sky made possibly from the

I'm entering this in the challenge at Frilly and funkie
A Light in the Darkness challenge.

Yes Santa's little Elves have been busy ...Being Naughty this year!
Hope you have enjoyed my little Version
of the 11 Elves A Pimpin.

Heres  a little tutorial on how to change the color of those Bottle brush trees.

Here's what you'll need,
Bleach, water,a container, Bottle brush trees, Alcohol ink in your choice of colors, Alcohol blending solution, pliers or something to hold the trees, Old lid to hold alcohol ink, Paper towels.

Fill your container with 1/2 warm water and 1/2 bleach solution.
Set trees in container.

You'll see the color starting to change almost immediately.

leave in until its white. Rinse tree in clean water to remove bleach solution.
Let dry on paper towel.

Set tree in old lid.

Add a few drops of your choice of Alcohol inks to the tree.
I wanted mine to blend in with my background so I went with Pesto and Lettuce.

Add a few drops of Blending solution.

Roll tree in solution to desired color.

set up on paper towel and let dry.
Your now ready to use your newly colored trees!
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Merry Christmas!!!

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