Monday, November 25, 2013

Home Made Gift Wrap

Are you looking for a Unique Gift 
to give this holiday season??

I have just the one for you!!
I LOVE making Home Made Gifts....
so this year I went looking for 
just that right gift!

I found it....

Can I tell you...
this is very dangerous 

Now, how to Gift Wrap them??
Because.....As you know...
it's ALL ABOUT the presentation!

I pulled out  a piece of Ivory ~  Canvas Corp Tissue Stock,
a couple Crafter's Workshop stencils,
A jug of gesso and
some Emperor's Gold ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze.
And let the fun begin!

I stenciled on the Tissue Stock.
When dry I pulled out a sheet of
Kraft ~ Canvas Corp Tissue Stock
to complete the Gift Wrap.

I tied the packages up 
using Red & Lime Green Hemp Cord
and a bit of Jute Rope
accented with some gold cording.

I created Gift Tags using 
Scallop Tags and Ties ~ Ivory
I diecut a Holly Branch
from a piece of Lime Green on White Paper,
finished off with a Mini Red Poinsettia.

Now WHO wouldn't want to 
receive one of these Little Ditties as a gift??

Here is the link to the
Pretzel Turtle Recipe

I also created a video sharing
how I created my Gift Wrap!

What a great creative project to make
with your children.
And a great time to teach that it is 
better to GIVE than RECEIVE!!

Other Products Used:
Petaloo ~ Mini Poinsettia
Splash of Color ~ Emperor's Gold ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze
Die~Namites Dies ~ Holly Branch

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Merry Christmas ~ Die~Namites Dies


I used DT member Dunja Dücker's
November's Sketch and Die~Namites Challenge!

you must use at least ONE Die~Namites Die!

Dunja's challenge ~ use BLING in your creation!
Here is the card I created using
the sketch as a basis!

I used the Holly Branch die

I die~cut many of the Holly Branches from
Coordinations ~ Distress Cardstock.

I, then, ran the Holly Branch
through an embossing folder.
Then, using Gold ~ Precious Metal Effect Paint,
I went around the edges of the holly leaves.

I hydrated a Chestnut Brown ~ Twinkling H20,
then I painted the "branches" of the die~cut.
On the "berries" I added a bit of
Red ~ Viva Colour ~ German Glitter.

I used the "Decked Out" Collection by Splash of Color
for the card base. My oval was created using
some wire wrapped with burlap strands.

I had using this sketch!!

You have until the last day of the month
to post your creation on your blog, 
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and
a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog. 
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.
A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Online Class.....

I am soooo excited about my new endeavor.....
I have partnered with


I will show you step by step, how to color handmade flowers made from Canvas Corp ~ Handmade Papers and Petaloo Flowers, for your “one of a kind” Vintage Christmas Stocking. The canvas stocking is 11” x 17” and a “real” stocking, perfect for hanging on your front door, adorning your mantle or where ever it will fit with your holiday decor.

Be sure to grab the Vintage Stocking Class Kit, which contains all the products that you'll need to create the stocking that I demonstrate in my video class.

Order the class kit and receive the video class for FREE!!! Please note that class kit supplies are limited; once they're gone, they're gone!

Once your kit order has been received,
you will receive an email with the access key for the video.

If you would like to know HOW I created the stocking.....
and you would prefer to use your own supplies
you can
for $9.99!

and enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013


Tomorrow is the BIG REVEAL.....
and I can hardly stand it!!!

I am soooo EXCITED....
I have partnered with eclectic Paperie....
for this endeavor!

Here is a SNEAK PEEK...

I SUGGEST you head on over to eclectic Paperie....
and sign up for their newsletter!
(on the righthand side bar)

As this is VERY LIMITED!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Just Playin'

Hi Die~Namites Die Fans....
Lynne here to share with you
my creation from a day of 

And a day of FREE PLAY 
for a creative soul!

I had been experimenting with Luminarte ~ Primary Elements
and created the vibrant background on my tag.

I had some miscellaneous pieces parts
of flowers,
and lace
on my work surface.
Along with some
FUN diecut pieces...

To create this WONDERFUL cluster...

I SOOO love my FREE CREATE time...
think I just might need to schedule another one!

Don't forget to join along with this month's
Sketch and Die~ Namites Challenge....
DT member Dunja Dücker
has come up with a WONDERFUL

Who knows....
you could be the randomly chosen
winner of a
$25 Gift Certificate to
Die~Namites Dies!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


It's that time of year....
The trees are full of color...
The corn has been cut...
and the Pumpkins and Mums
adorn many a porch and doorstep!
 And as is my yearly tradition...
I have created another Pumpkin!

Pumpkin by Lynne Forsythe

I began with the Hallow's Eve 6 x 6 paper pad.


I chose 4 of the papers....
and Altered Away!!
Altered Paper by Lynne Forsythe
Altered Paper by Lynne Forsythe

More Silks....Ferro and Crafter Workshop Stencils.

Altered Paper by Lynne Forsythe about a bit of Stone Effect Paste
mixed with a bit of Golden Nugget ~ Primary Elements
over some Bolivian Blue ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze
and Bronze ~ Viva Colour Precious Metal Effect Paint.


When my pages were dry....
I tore them into pieces
and "collaged" them onto my pumpkin.
Here is a good view. 

Pumpkin by Lynne Forsythe

I then colored a bit of May Arts Paper Raffia Ribbon
and wrapped it with a bit of Canvas Corp Jute around my pumpkin.

Pumpkin by Lynne Forsythe

I proceeded to decorate my pumpkin
with Die~ Namites Dies ~ Leafy Branch diecuts
cut from Canvas Corp ~ Kraft Handmade Chipboard colored with
Olive ~ Viva Colour Precious Metal Effect Paint.

Pumpkin by Lynne Forsythe

and the Petaloo flowers
were colored with all kinds colors....
Luminarte ~ Radiant Rain Color Concentrate
Luminarte ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze.
I hope you enjoyed my pumpkin...
as much as I did creating it!!!