Friday, 4 August 2017

creative fingers Challenge # 135

Hello Everyone.

Hope the weather is better where you are here in london it has rained a lot in the past few days. the flowers look good though.

The creative fingers challenge #135  has begun over on their blog. Please follow link below for full details.

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are, Bugaboo stamps

For my card I used Bugbee 3

I used The CC Die,sire honeycomb patchwork embossing folder
Inked with Distress inks, squeezed lemonade, scattered straw and wild honey.
Bugaboo image coloued with following spectum noir pens.
IG1, IG3,IG5,IG7,FS1,TN1,TN3,DG2,DR2,DR4 and TB1,
 The flower is from Honeydoo stamps embossed onto vellum.
happy birthday die from crafters companion .

Had a fab time colouring this image look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.


Monday, 31 July 2017

August Lavinia Challenge Blue and orange hues.

Hello everyone.
The August lavinia challenge has just begun, the theme for this month is blue and orange hues and will run until the 28th of August. We love to see all your magical creations.

You could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher  chosen at random, to spend in the Lavinia shop. There is a variety of great stamps and goods to buy. For your chance to win please visit the link below for full details.

Products used for card 1
I also used the following stencil, from sweet poppy stencils designed by lavinia stamps.
For the background I used spiced marmalade, faded jeans and broken china distress oxide inks,
the main images were stamped with onyx black versafine. Clear wink of stella brush marker
white pen and pearl drops were used to highlight images


Second card
Inked the background with spiced marmalade and broken china distress oxide inks, also used walnut stain, spiced marmalade and faded jeans  to stamp the trees, poppies and moon, they stamped very well, this was the first card I have used the oxides on and I was impressed.
Stamped the fairy inn and the stones with black sparkle embossing powder, then coloured with the oxide inks. The birds were stamped with black onyx versafine ink.

Happy crafting, I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Lavinia stamps July Mid-month reminder

Just a reminder, there is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps July challenge. The theme this month is, create a landscape. You cold be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher  chose at random, to spend in the Lavinia shop. There is a variety of great stamps and goods to buy. For your chance to win please visit the link below for full details.

I have made a card using a variety of the stamps to give you some inspiration. 
For this card I have used the following stamps.  

I used broken china and seedless preserves distress inks on the background. 
Wilted violet, walnut stain, fired brick and faded jeans oxide inks on the trees, and poppies. The images were stamped with versafine black ink. House and snails were doled with spectrum noir alcohol inks. 

Good luck with your entries.  


Friday, 23 June 2017

Creative fingers Challenge 133

Hi crafty Friends.

Hope you are enjoying the sun where you are. Here in London its been extremely hot, definitely  needed your hat on, managed to get some colouring done in the garden on Sunday which was nice and relaxing.

Creative fingers Challenge 133, has started on the blog, so please come along and join in the fun.
Our sponsors for this challenge are Rebecca Sinz and Bugaboo stamps.

I Picked Tuliphedgie for my project.

The background paper was from my scrapbook stash that I really need to start using. 
The cute little image was coloured using spectrum noir  alcohol pens 
These are the colours I used: FS1, FS3, CG1, CG4, PP3, PL1, PL4, TN5, GB1, GB3, GB5, GB8, TB1, DR1, DR4, IG1, and IG3, also used a white pen. 

Coloured and cut the tulip and ladybird again to use as an embellishment, faux stitched the oblong shapes, then used wonky lines on the edge of the main backing paper. 

Had great fun making and colouring this card, hope you like it 


I designed my card using the following sketch 467 from sketch Saturday

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lavinia Stamps June Mid-Month

Hello Friends.

Hope your having a good day, The weather was  fabulous today, nice day to go looking for a hidden fairy once again.

Just a reminder that you have until the 28th of June to get your entries in for this months Challenge. There is a £40 voucher  for the lucky winner picked at random to spend in the Lavinia shop. Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.
Please follow this link if you would like to enter the creative challenge.

This is my Mid Month sample, Wanted to make a card I've not done before so I made a box card.
This card was quite simple to make.
First I stamped the tree stamps on heatproof acetate, using versa-mark and black embossing powder, used Broken china, spun sugar mowed lawn and squeezed lemonade distress inks for the background. coloured the   cut file mushrooms with spectrum noir pencils, Used a white pen and sparkle pen for highlights. Added a few Pearls to front card to finish it off.

I have added a small video on my facebook page if you would like to pop over and take a look, please follow the link below:

I used the following Lavinia stamps  on my card

Good luck Everyone and thanks for visiting. 

I have entered the following challenge 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Creative Fingers Challenge 132

Hello friends.

June has arrived, lighter evenings are here so more time to craft with better light to work with,

It's time for a new challenge at creative fingers challenge blog. Our fabulous sponsors for challenge 132  are WinkWinkInk.
The theme for this challenge is anything goes so why not pop over to the blog and join in the challenge .

 I used  Fiona the cute goldfish for my project, I thought she was really cute when I saw her.

Here is my finished card.
I have entered this card in the following challenges.


I used Cracked Pistachio, wilted violet and broken china distress inks

I then spayed background with water.

While this was drying I coloured in the gold fish

These are the spectrum noir pencils I used  

I used designs by Ryn stamps with black versafine ink. 

Then placed goldfish to decide if I needed anything more

I stamped some lavinia stamps sea bubbles 
 with white embossing powder then placed a few sequins
around card, stamped sentiment which was free from creative stamping magazine, then used a white pen to highlight the stamped images.
 I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.
Image result for designs by ryn sea sets

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Lavinia Stamps June Challenge

Hello Friends.

Welcome to June! Summer is on the way! so I thought we could hunt for a hidden garden!

Lavinia stamps would like to invite all the Lavinia stamp enthusiasts, along with all crafters that love stamping to participate in the June challenge, that has started today. The theme for June is Hidden Fairy. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 Gift Voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop.

You can enter the Challenge here:

I have had a play with The Green Man stamp and I love Him.

I had an empty Crisp tin that I had been saving for this project,as I thought I would do a hidden Garden inside the tin.  To start with I stamped out the  The Green Man onto centura pearl card (plain side). using black versafine ink. Coloured the image using spectrum noir pencils. highlighted some areas with a white pen, then cut out image so I could decoupage it onto my tin. Next I cut a piece of card the same dimensions as my tin, then used the Tim Holtz wood grain stencil as I wanted the tin to resemble a tree stump. I used old paper, gathered twigs, rusty hinge, and forest moss Tim Holtz distress inks. I then stamped The Green Man onto my background, along with  Climbing Ivy and Small Mushroom stamps, to finish off the tree stump I used Oak leaf cutting files around the top edge, coloured with spectrum noir pencils, I then hand drew growth rings on an inked circle for the top,  made a signpost saying 'can you find the hidden garden' added a little flowersoft around base of signpost. For the inside  of the hidden garden I used the new Lavinia cutting files, Woodland,  wild mushrooms, Jade Fairy, I stamped out the wings From Fairy Shaylee then stamped the red squirrel and cut this out. Placed them on the inside of the lid, which is now the base, decorated this with flowersoft to represent grass and small flowers. I have really enjoyed making this project wish I had taken pictures at each stage, this is something for me to start thinking about. hope you like my project and i look forward to seeing all your lovely Creations good luck to all that enter the challenge

I have entered this project in the following challenge: