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23 May 2013

My Dolly Daydream shoes


I know how important it is to have comfortable shoes on a special occasion, therefore I recommend you buy your own shoes so that you are happy with the shape, size and comfort before I transform them to your custom embellished design. All I require is that you send white leather/ leather look matt shoes.

18 May 2013

a new venture

Having recently become a 'bride to be' myself I have decided to offer my mixed media on shoes for special occasions! researching bridal shoes I realised that there isn't much out there which is unusual and so I figured I'd experiment. This is a new idea so I haven't gone into much detail as yet, but how I would anticipate working is to get brides to send in a pair of new white shoes for me to embellish for them in a theme that showcases aspects of the wedding, that way I can be sure that the shoes will fit them before spending days on personalising the shoes. Here are a couple of examples:



19 Apr 2013


Hi

I'm not even sure if anyone still reads my blog as I only post to it now so rarely. I just wanted to explain why that is and apologise to those who are still reading. Due to illness my blog has taken a back seat in my working week. I suffer from C.F.S/M.E. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy) which is increasingly getting worse, for those of you who don't know, it is a long term, fluctuating illness which effects the immune system and nervous system and gives rise to many debilitating symptoms including flu-like weakness and fatigue, aches & pains, sore throats, swollen glands, headaches, nausea, sleep disturbance, cognitive, mood and memory problems. Each day varies for me and I can go from days of needing to rest all day, to days when I feel somewhat like myself. However mostly I am a shadow of my former self, I used to be very sociable but now my social life is virtually non-existent, if I do go out it can exhaust me for days afterwards, I used to love Ceroc dancing and went two or three times a week plus enjoyed swimming and the gym, I now find it difficult to walk the dog let alone dance which saddens me as it was a big part of my life for many years, don't get me wrong, I am one of the lucky ones, some sufferers are bed or wheelchair bound.

I try not to show how I am feeling when I am out as no one likes a moaner, I appear well and come across as the same smiley positive person I have always been (or at least I hope that is the case). 

If you would like to learn more about M.E. here are a couple of links to some good videos explaining further. There is no cure, so I am hoping I will be one of the lucky ones who manages to get well someday. 



As much as I love blogging its time for me to accept that my goals have changed. Running a business is exhausting and so I am having to cut back. I intend to post snippets of my work on the odd occasion and maybe some personal news and hope that you understand. I will also keep my Facebook pages open but again they may not be updated as often as I would like.

Have a lovely weekend all 
A x

9 Apr 2013

9 Mar 2013

8 Feb 2013

Flowerona



Today there is a little interview with me over on the Flowerona blog. If you haven't seen the blog before, I urge you to pop over and take a look, it is so beautiful. 

Here is a link to my interview

http://flowerona.com/2013/02/introducing-designer-amanda-lincoln/

6 Feb 2013

New Baby

One of my best friends has struggled to have a baby but after a lot of heartache and IVF treatments she had a beautiful baby girl. I put together this canvas which shows babies weight, place & time of birth. She was very pleased with it :-)




18 Jan 2013

Hi

So today we have snow here in Surrey, I love it! Do you?

Here is a little peek at my latest canvas, I hope that you like it.

Enjoy the snow (if you have any) and please stay safe x


12 Jan 2013

Happy 40th Kerry

Here is a little piccie of one of my canvases I gave to one of my bestest friends Kerry for her 40th Birthday. I hope that you like it.


8 Jan 2013

Happy New Year!

Hi Guys

Sorry I have been rubbish at updating my blog on a regular basis, I promise to try harder this year.

Here are few images of some of my gorgeous Christmas presents I was lucky enough to receive.

I 'Love' these Orla Kiely gardening tools so much that I don't want to use them :-)


I also got a gorgeous print from one of my favourite artists Lucy Loveheart
thanks to one of my best friends Kerry.



I hope that you all had a good one. Catch you soon!

A x

21 Dec 2012

10 Nov 2012

Another new canvas


Available to buy via www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/amandalincoln

16 Oct 2012

Mixed media

I have been creating another canvas over the past few days with the quote 'If friends were flowers, I'd pick you' Here is a peek at it, I hope that you like it. 


11 Oct 2012

Dots and Spots

I am feeling like a very lucky lady today as I was lucky enough to win a giveaway on Dots & Spots blog the other day and today I received a lovely fat parcel. The cards I had won were bound up with a bright red ribbon:


I also got a bonus of a Christmas magnet thrown in too 


Here are some of the cards I received *GRIN*


along with a lovely postcard with a note



I have always admired Beckys creations and she is an inspiration in how hard she works, if we lived near each other I have no doubt that we could be very good friends.

9 Oct 2012

New to my Folksy shop

Fairy Princess Cupcake Toppers


Buy them here

8 Oct 2012

Mixed Media

Hi

I hope that you had a good weekend. I am very smiley today as I sold two of my multi media canvas' over the weekend, I put them up on Facebook for sale on Friday and within a day they had both sold, I loved creating them so will be doing some more very soon. I hope that you like them.



30 Sep 2012

New - Cupcake Toppers for sale

Hey all

I am now working on a new range of party products using my artwork from the printables but I am selling the actual physical product. Coming soon to my Wow Thank you shop


Have a great week! 

26 Sep 2012

NEW - Pirate Printables

You can now find my new Pirate party printables here and more details on my facebook page


6 Sep 2012

Jo Butcher Embroidery Artist

How stunning are these pieces from Jo Butcher

With a background in fashion design, after becoming a stay at home mum she needed to express herself creatively, which is when she discovered traditional embroidery. She takes inspiration from the British countryside, as well as all things shabby chic & vintage as you can see below. 

Enjoy! 





1 Sep 2012

Craftfest


Pop over and have a look here

28 Aug 2012

Rara Avis

I hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday? I was lucky enough to have my two nephews visit me from Hertfordshire. Not long now til they are all back to school eh!

Talking of which, check out these gorgeous pencil cases I found on Folksy here . They are just £4.00 each + P&P





21 Aug 2012

Allergy Printables

Are you planning a party but are concerned about allergies amongst your guests? These special Cupcake Toppers have been designed with that in mind.

£2.25 for a downloadable PDF for you to print and make up at home, you are entitled to print and make as many as you wish. 

14 Aug 2012

12 Aug 2012

How about these little cuties found over on Etsy. Kaori creates these little friends using crochet and each are handmade. You can find out more by visiting the website too.





10 Aug 2012

Water Baby Range

Introducing my new Water Baby New Baby Printable range.

You can buy them from my Wowthankyou Shop and please feel free 'Like' my Facebook page to access discounts and special offers.


8 Aug 2012

7 Aug 2012

Wrendale Designs

Today I wanted to introduce you to Hannah Dales work. She runs Wrendale Designs in Lincolnshire and I have fallen in love with her country set inspired by her Lincolnshire surroundings. She creates cards and prints featuring her work. Here are a few examples, but I encourage you to head on over to the website to see so much more.





3 Aug 2012

Dream of Silver

I have fallen in love with so many of Lauras beautiful jewellery creations after finding her on Creative Connections. Here are a few example of her work, but I urge you to pop over to her website & check out what else she has on offer!






29 Jul 2012

Craft Fest

I am taking part in Craft Fest from 1st - 8th September and therefore wanted to link up with other crafters on the Creative Connections website. It is a very friendly place and I highly recommend it to those of you who are crafty out there. One of my new friends has agreed to let me show you one of her creations, which I love. You can see more of her work here.


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