Friday, 19 May 2017

Lavinia stamps May mid-month sample.


There is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps May challenge, you could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop.  The theme for May is create your own vision. 

I used the following products for my mid month sample. 
Faded jeans and seedless preserves distress inks. 

I used the distress inks and a large circle mask for the background, then stamped spellbound fairy hovering in front of moon with black versafine ink. Finally stamped tree, grass and fushsias with black versafine. Mounted on to black and white card.
I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 
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Monday, 1 May 2017

Lavinia stamps May Challenge.

Happy May Day.
The Lavinia stamps  May  challenge is well underway on the Facebook page. The theme for May is Create your own vision. The prize is a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia store. To participate in the challenge and full details please follow the following link
  
 http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

My first card for this month used the following products. 

I created the background by painting the rock face with distress oxide inks vintage photo, walnut stain, broken china and faded jeans. I highlighted the water with wink a Stella. I fussy cut the cherry blossom, mermaid and pebblesl, then attached them to the background.

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For my second card I used the following products.

I created the background with Faded jeans,seedless preserves and black soot distress inks. Then dropped water on background. I flicked gilding paste liquid on background, once sticky used silver leaf. I also used black Versafine ink. The moon was stamped and ebossed with silver embossing powder. I used the spotty toadstool stamp on the background planets. The fairy buds were embossed on card with white embossing powder then stamped on to white card with black versafine, then fussy cut and placed on card. Sentiment was stamped with versafine then embossed with White embossing powder. 
Was really pleased with the finished card as it was something totally different. 

I look forward to your fabulous creations and good luck in the draw for the £40 gift voucher. 

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Creative fingers challenge # 129

Hello! 
I can't believe we are almost at the end of April! The weather has been doing strange things this week a little bit of everything here in the U.K. Even had to turn the heating on mid week as it got very cold indoors as well. Kept myself busy by colouring in this very sweet image by Bugaboo stamps. They are our fab sponcers for this challenge. For more info please visit http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Here is the link for the Bugaboo image https://bugaboostamps.com/products/kidz-ice-cream
Once again I have coloured them in using spectrum noir alcohol pens. 
GB7, GB8, GB10, TN2, GB7, GB8, FS2, FS5, FS6, TB1, TB3, TB4, LV1, LV2, IG4,IG6, CG1, CG2, CR5, CR7 and EB5. 
I found some old scrapbook pages that matched the theme so I used these in the background, ice cream embellishment was also from backing paper just added a few glitter sprinkles. 
I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. 

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I have entered this card in the following challenge.
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/week-18-anything-goes-digi-choosday.html

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lavinia stamps


Good evening Folks.
The Lavinia stamps April challenge is well underway on the Facebook page. The theme for April is Buds and Blooms. The prize is a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia store. to participate in the challenge and full details please follow the following link
  http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

My cards for this month used the following products..
http://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-pods/

The fairy pods were stamped onto parchment paper with white embossing powder then highlighted with clear winkastella.
For the background I used Evergreen bough and shaded lilac distress ink the Rose stencil is designed by Lavinia stamps and is available from  sweet poppy stencils. i then highlighted the border with a purple glitter pen  

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For card 2 I used 
http://laviniastamps.com/product/thistles/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/zen-flower-3/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/zen-flutterby/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/magical-birthday/

For the background I used worn liptsick and squeezed lemonade  distress inks
First I stamped the zen flower 3 onto my card stock, then masked them before stamping the thistles, leaving the zen flower masked, I used ink dusters to do the background I then stamped zen blossom with scattered straw distress ink. Gave the flowers a stem using the fairy pod flower stamp drew in a border freehand. final touch was dots of glitter around outside of main flower then decoupaged  another flower on top of front flower embellished with red glitter pen and a black bead.

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Creative fingers challenge

Good evening! 
Welcome to creative fingers challenge 127.
Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are oddball art
They have some great digi stamps,for this challenge I have chosen 

Molly "Ice" Malloco Interstellar Moon Walker Image (link below).

I have spectrum noir pencils and alcohol pens to colour the image. 
I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations. 
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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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