Monday, 13 March 2017

March mid-month

Hi folks.
Just a reminder there is still time to take part in the Lavinia stamps challenge.
You could win a £40 voucher to spend in the store, the theme for this month is colour, sparkle and bling. My card for the mid month reminder was fun to make. Loved colouring the toadstools, I used sukura gel pens. The background was made with distress inks, mowed lawn and tumbled glass.
I used the following stamps with Honeydoo stamps black sparkle embossing powder.
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/zen-toadstool/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-scene/
The hexagon shape and faux stiching was cut on the scan a cut. 
Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations and good luck. 
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Lavinia stamps March challenge.

          Good evening. 
March has arrived so it's time for the Lavinia stamps challenge, which starts today. The theme for this month is sparkle and bling.   
The winner picked at random will win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store. For full details on the challenge please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page. 


I look forward to seeing your creations this month. 

I have made to cards to inspire your imagination. 
Card one.
The first card was a distress inked background using mustard seed,salty ocean, festive berries,barn door, and bundled sage  distress inks. 

The stamps I used on this card were:î
I used versamark and Honeydoo silver sparkle embossing powder  to give me my sparkle and silver embossing powder on the spiders web and dragonflies and sequins for the bling. 

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I have entered this card in the following challenge. 

For my second card I used
http://www.sweet-poppy.com/catalog/sweet-poppy-stencil-maple-leaf-p-880.html
The butterfly stencil was also a Lavinia design by sweet poppy stencils but I was unable to find the link. 
For the maple leaf stencil I used fired brick distress ink. 
For the butterfly I used white gesso, once dried I highlighted with winkastella sparkle pen. 

The background was made with seedless preserves, mustard seed, salty ocean,faded jeans and festive berries distress inks. 
The stamps used were. 
I used versafine and Honeydoo black sparkle embossing power for the dragon pods, then used glossy accents in the centre of the pods. White embossing powder for the snowflake stamp, with a pink crystal embellishment in centre. 
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Happy crafting. 


Friday, 17 February 2017

Creative fingers Challenge 125.

Good morning crafty friends. 

The creative fingers  challenge 125 is underway.
The theme as always is anything goes. 
Please pay a visit to the blog to find out full details.
 http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/


Our fabulous sponsors for challenge 125 are...
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

And

https://www.scrappydew.com/


https://www.scrappydew.com/

I have made a card to inspire your creativity.

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For this project I used:
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/BUGBEE03-bugaboo-bee-03_p_4190.html
The background stamps are Hobby art busy bees stamps.
I used Wild honey and Hickory smoke distress inks, and black versafine for images.
I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Pens :FS1, FS3, DR2, BG2, BG4, BG8 and JG2.
I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/
http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.craftingcircle.com/Bloggit/?cat=3279
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Lavinia Mid Month Reminder

Good afternoon friends. 
Wow we are half way through February. There is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps challenge. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia shop. 
Here is my mid month sample to inspire your creativity. 
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For the background I have used distress inks. Chipped sapphire, faded jeans, wilted violet and black soot.
 I have used the following stamps. 
I used the fairies from the following cutting file

I look forward to seeing your entries. 


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Creative fingers February challenge number 1.

Good morning crafty friends. 
Wishing you all a fabulous Friday. 
The creative fingers challenge has started today the theme is anything goes. Please visit the blog for more details. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/challenge-124-and-winners-122.html?m=1
The Sponsors for this challenge are Rick St John. I choose the owl from Jason and the argonauts. 

I Coloured the image with the following spectrum noir alcohol pens. CT1,CT3, GB3, DR3, DR5, TB2, PP4 and a blue sukura jelly roll pen. 

I used a clarity stencil and brushos for the background, used yellow, purple and orange brushos. 
The "don't let life ruffle your feathers" and feather stamps were free from a magazine. 
Good luck in the challenge, looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations. 

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Lavinia stamps February challenge.


Good morning.
It's the first of February, the Lavinia stamps challenge starts today. The theme for this month is full moon. 
The winner picked at random will win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store. For full details on the challenge please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page. 


I look forward to seeing your creations this month. 

I have made to cards to inspire your imagination. 
Card one.
The first card was a distress inked background using chipped sapphire, stormy sky, faded jeans, tumbled glass, broken china, black soot and old paper distress inks. 
The reflection on the water was made using a ripple effect embossed acetate, I dapped it with a moonlight silver dew drop ink pad. 
The stamps I used on this card were:

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Card two. 
Distress ink background using, seedless preserves, festive berries, dried marigold,peacock feathers, mowed lawn and soot black distress inks. Used gede guilding paste with silver mirror leaf in the background too. Stamped the tree onto acetate, the moon and the badger were stamped onto card and embossed with  Honeydoo silver sparkle embossing powder and cut out. Then placed on card. 
The stamps I used for this card were: 

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Lavinia stamps Mid month sample.

Good afternoon. 

Wow! We are half way through January , there is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps January challenge. The theme this month is starry starry night.  The lucky winner picked at random will receive a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop. I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 

I have made a card to inspire your imagination, 
For this card I used Alchol inks and yupo paper, two craft items I've never used before, I did enjoy working with these mediums. 
For the background I used Denim ink on a felt pad and swiped from side to side. 
For the rocky grassy area I used steam, citrus and a small amount of purple twilight alcohol ink squeezed on to a felt pad any dapped it over the bottom part of the card. It's fascinating to watch the reaction to the paper. I then stamped the  http://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-lodgings/ and http://laviniastamps.com/product/vine-new/ images with black archival ink.  The star stamp http://laviniastamps.com/product/stars-1/ was stamped with a dew drop white ink pad. Also used this stamp for the card background. 
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