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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Friday, 2 March 2012

ABC K is for Kraft

This fortnight’s challenge at ABC is the letter K, for Kraft. So we would like to see some Kraft paper somewhere on your design.

ABC K Main 2

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I couldn’t wait to ink up my lovely new Sarah Kay stamp, Pia, and I chose a free design that I got from Bearly Mine as my backing paper. The ‘kraft’ mat is a piece of Bazzill and I used the same paper under my image, but embossed it first with a circle embossing folder to match the design on the paper.

ABC K Image

I have coloured Pia in with promarkers and flexmarkers. The meshes are from my stash, along with the gem flower, and dragonflies. The flowers I made by cutting enough of the backing paper to glue two pieces back to back. I went over with some DI so that they would lift a little away from the background, pinched the petals and layered them up. I was disappointed with my flowers in the past from the EK whale of a punch until I saw Mel Heaton give them more substance so I copied her idea. I like them much better this way.

ABC K Floral No WM

This has gone off to a crafty friend for her birthday, so I hope she likes it.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge – #19 Embossing Wet or Dry

Paper Crafting Journey – #4 Anything Goes

Paper Play Challenges – #9 Something Old, Something New (old meshes, new stamp)

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – #74 Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours) page0_blog_entry9_1

The Pixie Cottage – #110 Sketch or Anything Goes (Anything Goes in my case)

Riley & Co – Use Circles on your design

Sassy Cheryl – #104 Spots and Dots

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

SJ Crafts – #2 Flowers, added extra pink

Stamp n Doodle – Embossing of any kind

Before I close I would like to comment on a distressing incident this last month. A good friend of mine has been accused of copying other peoples designs and of artwork theft. This has been done without a shred of evidence being supplied. Yet the accuser saw fit to publish it on her well followed blog and her followers, a little like the women who sat beneath the guillotine knitting and cheering while heads rolled, all jumped on the bandwagon with cries not dissimilar to ‘off with her head’, or rather the modern day equivalent of ‘throw her off of blogland’ ‘name and shame her’ ‘make her quit blogger’. She was even called a cow. Now I understand that these demands arose because they had, after all, just been told what an heinous crime this ‘person’ was supposed to have committed and trusting in the word of the poster reacted to it.

She was also accused of removing the original watermarks on the alleged copy pieces and of removing portions of her blog when found out. If you knew her as I do you would know that she is hard pressed to even print out a digital stamp let alone to use software for graphics manipulation.

Despite several of us going over to this blog and asking to see proof still the accusation stands and no evidence to back it up.

A very talented lady’s reputation has been brought into question and all with no proof whatsoever.

I should therefore like to put out a plea. In future if you read something of a similar nature, unless there is proof provided, please don’t just assume that there has been a crime committed but rather wait for evidence before you form an opinion and start baying for blood. My friend only discovered these allegations at the weekend, but they had been sitting on the accusers blog for just over a month. She has had a distressing time and has done nothing wrong and didn’t deserve to be treated so shabbily. Remember, just because you read it on the internet don’t necessarily make it true!!

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Absolutely stunning, the papers are gorgeous and sweet image , love the distressing it's very affective.

    Hugs Julie x

  2. a gorgeous card thanks for joining in with sj crafts challenge.

  3. this is totally gorgeous and perfect embossing for our challenge at the Emerald Faerie Garden, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy on offer and a software give away if you are interested :)

  4. Here here ! It is very sad to that some ones reputation can be ruined overnight and without a shred of evidence to back it up ! I do hope the culprits do the right thing ! Gorgeous card Lin and those soft colours are just divine. Love how you coloured the image and those flowers wow ! great technique.


  5. What a fabulous card for your friends birthday! It's just beautiful and I LOVE the flowers. . .those are stunning.
    Thanks for playing in the Spots & Dots challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!

  6. Gorgeous card. Beautifully coloured image and great colour combo.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

  7. Oh this is just beautiful Lin! :)
    Wowsers hun - its just mesmerising - so much to see and gorgeous details and flowers.



  8. Stunning card, your colouring of the image is so fabulous and the design/embellishments are wonderful!

  9. Fab card - gorgeous colouring and such a sweet image x
    Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  10. Beautiful card, and beautiful blog, I have had a good look round all your work is gorgeous, I am now following,
    Kevin xx
    Ps, you can use my verse any time.

  11. What an adorable creation, Lin. She is cute as a button. Thanks so much for joining us at the "Spots and Dots" challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. I do hope you will join us again this week.

  12. Your card is so adorable! Love all the embellies! thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  13. That's so pretty, I love the mix of kraft and pink. Thanks for joining in at SJ crafts! x

  14. I love the beautiful image and it makes a beautiful card with the embellies and dsp :)

  15. This is really pretty!! Just Breathe taking! Thank you so much for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

    Many Blessings,

  16. I love all the textures in your card. I hope you enjoyed playing along with the challenge at S J Crafts this month.

  17. What a cute card! I love the image! Thans for

  18. Sorry but having problem leaving comment. Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :) Amy

  19. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at S J Crafts

  20. Its so gorgeous, what a lovely
    image coloured so beautifully!
    Thanks for playing with us on the
    Emerald Faerie Garden challenge
    Nela xx

  21. So pretty love the image and the colours thanks for joining us this month at S J Crafts.
    Jenny x


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