Sunday, 14 November 2010


"Drat!" I thought, when I dropped my Memento Rich Cocoa dew drop ink pad, ink side down of course, on to the pristine sheet of white paper I was just about to stamp on.

Then, "Hmm," I thought, "that looks like a petal." So I dropped it a few more times.

Then I cut out the shapes and made a flower!

Papers: Basic Grey (Capella), punches: Martha Stewart, sentiment: Personal Impressions.

Had a funny old week, busy at work, and then decided to catch up with various little jobs which I've been meaning to do for ages but somehow never got round to, mostly sewing and mending. Yesterday was such a glorious day weather wise that we decided to go out for a walk, just a few miles around our local area, but it was good to get out and get some fresh air and exercise. My pre-new year resolution is to get more exercise! I spend far too long on the computer. I'm sure that the act of switching one on enters you into a time warp, so that you think you've been there for half an hour, but in reality it's more like three hours! I'm sure many of you will know what I mean!  Anyway, we both enjoyed the walk & I took some photos along the way, including this beautiful holly tree, such a lovely shape and laden with berries, in the local cemetery.

If only the weather was like that every weekend! Hope you all had a good one too.


Netty said...

Oh Lynne if only my Stazon and other inks fell in this wonderful way instead of horrible smearings I would be thrilled. But yours are great and you have really put them to great use and made a wonderful card. Love your pics as well. Annette x

Lisa Jane said...

what a great idea Lynn - that flower is gorgeous
Love the pics too - looks like a lovely walk
Lisa ;)


Love the story behind this Lynne!! How inventive you are - turning what could have been a DE-ZARSTER DAHLING into an amazingly beautiful flower!! Your card is stunning, and the photos are fabulous too - it's nice to get away from the craft desk once in a while.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Sally H said...

love your flower and the rest of the card too! Your photos are stunning. Fabulous skies!

coldwaters2 said...

How fantastic Lynne that flower created from such a simple error it looks beautiful, and so do those pictures.
Lorraine x

lisa said...

I've just realised I've missed your last two posts Lynne. I must have been snoozing, sorry about that. Anyway I've caught up now and am so glad you enjoyed your day at Sir Stampalot. They are stunning creations.
I love your Sparrows in the trees too. Those Paperartsy stamps are lovely aren't they. I'm hoping Santa will have them in his sack when he visits here!!!
I had to smile at your dropped ink pad. If this had happened to me I'd have said lots of naughty words and thrown the paper away in disgust but not you, you create a beautiful card out of it, clever girl.
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs Lisax

chris said...

Hi Lynne, such a great idea, you cant beat these happy accidents, the finished card looks brilliant. your walk pictures look great, it looks like you live in an amazing area, we went for a walk on saturday too, it was beautiful here.
the last photograph looks very eerie, its an amazing photo.

hope you are well hugs chris xx

brenda said...

Don't they call them 'Happy Accidents' Lynne. Sometime some of our most creative moments come about this way.

Wonderful photographs, thank you so much for sharing. I always plan to walk more, but somehow all good intentions...........

B x

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Yay!!! Here at last!!!

I love the flower you created for your gorgeous card .. .. very clever. I saw a mouse not a petal LOL!!!

You took some lovely photographs on your walk. I love trees and that holly tree is amazing. I think that is the largest one I have ever seen.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

magic boxes said...

Another gorgeous card Lynne.

Fabulous colours, as always, and the flower is beautiful. Sometimes the best things develop from mistakes (thankfully).

Elaine x

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