Monday, 2 April 2018

Flowers and Foliage

The April Lavinia Challenge is up and running and this month the theme is
There are so many gorgeous stamps to choose from but after much umming and ahhing my
Lavinia stamps of choice were
for my first card:-
I used Distress Oxide Inks to add colour to  my background before I stamped and coloured my image.

For my second card I used the following stamps:-
Forest Spruce, which I stamped from the bottom, it makes great grass! 
I then stamped one of the Woodland Hares 

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CC208, Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs,
IWD, Nature's beauty,
D2BA, Pastel Shades,
AYLI, Favourite flowers, Honeysuckle,
 I just love the scent, takes me back to my childhood garden!

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a £40 voucher to spend at Lavinia, all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia stamps and join us using this months theme!

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Lavinia At The Nec

If you're lucky enough to be visiting the NEC this weekend, be sure to check out the Lavinia Stamps stand, there are some new releases especially for you! 

I have to say that I have a new favourite Fairy
Isn't she gorgeous, I just love the way this stamp conjures up the illusion of movement, it even comes complete with some seeds to catch the wind! With all that blowing Josie managed to blow away the storm clouds that I created using Oxide ink.
On my first card I stamped Josie and "Whimsical Whisps" onto a "SceneScape"

 For my last card I again used a SceneScape stamping 
Small Celestial Tree twice with each inking. I then inked a little mound and stamped "Jaylar" I just love the delicate wing tendrils on these new fairies! 

If, like me, you're unable to visit the NEC, grab yourself a coffee and watch Hochanda  on Saturday 17th March at 2pm where you will be in for a treat, Amanda Branston will be doing a few Demos!

I'm using these card for the following challenges:-
Stemplegarten 71, Fantasy,
Get Creative, Mythological.

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Friday, 2 March 2018

Off Cuts And Toadstalls and Mushrooms.

I've not made any cards for a while so when I went out to the Crafty Cabin to make my DT card I'd forgotten that last time I crafted I hadn't managed to finish tidying my work space. I set about putting away some stamps, placing my ink pads back on the shelf and throwing away the trimmings where I'd been testing out my new paper trimmer and I found a small piece of a SceneScape that I'd saved from when I managed to drop an ink pad onto a finished card, I cut off the spoiled piece as I felt that I couldn't waste it all, it cried out to be used so I looked through my stamps and came across Sebastian and Jasmine's houses,  forgive me, as they come in a set I'm not sure which one is which but I stamped this beauty off the edge and added more stamping using Willow leaf and FernHeads, I then stamped my little friend  the Snail before adding some twinkle in the form of stickles.
The Theme at Lavinia this month is 
"Mushrooms and Toadstalls"

I liked the tiny card so much that I searched around my bench for more off cuts and came across a small off cut from where I'd been playing with "Oxide inks",if you've never given them a go, I urge you to give them a try, it's very addictive!  I stamped "Night watch", over the edge of my card and added more stamping, Willow Leaf, "Sacred Spells"  and "Slender Mushrooms"

The Theme at Lavinia this month is 
if you fancy joining us in the challenge, maybe you could win yourself a £40 Lavinia Voucher. All you need to do is ink up your Lavinia Stamps and follow the challenge theme.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
"Patties 144", lots of green,
"Star Stampz" Lots of green,
"Pause Dream Enjoy", Stamped image,
"Dream Valley 173", Wings.

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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Long Time No See

I can't believe that this is my first post of 2018!
I suppose it's a bit too late to say "Happy New Year" but I hope that the year is going well for you so far!

Any way, I was loading some photos onto my computer and realised that I hadn't shared this ScanNcut card that I made way back in September 2017 so, here it is, quite simple really just lots of the inbuilt shapes and a bit of distress inks to dirty up the football. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Allsorts 456, Beginning with B, Ball,
Crafty Catz 405, Birthday,
CC133, Boys.

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Hochanda Samples

If you were watching Hochanda earlier today you would have seen the lovely Amanda demonstrating some of the gorgeous new Lavinia Stamps. Just check out the beautiful Scenescapes that I've used in each of these cards for the backgrounds. 

I inked the ground for the first card and then stamped the Woodland Hares, keeping the rest really simple.

I added a lot more stamping to create this card, then added highlights using a white gel pen.

A bi of inking to create the ground then I stamped the script using Oxide ink, before stamping the Hare and Mia.

More inking to the ground for this one, before stamping the Small Reindeer  and hare. I have to say that the Willow is my most used foliage stamp ever, it really frames the focal area and looks just as good growing up as trailing down!

I inked a bit of a hill for this one before stamping Fayllin and the Hare using Versafine ink 

Another inked hill then the other Hare from the duo, before stamping Fairy buttercups for him to hide amongst. 

I inked the ground again for this one then simply stamped  the small reindeer and the Fairy Fir Tree 2.

If you did happen to miss the show, you can get to watch it here
 keep a look out for my sample cards!

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Autumn Equinox

The September's  challenge at Lavinia has begun and the theme this time is 

didn't see that one coming, did you? Summer breeze would have been preferable but alas, 2017 is racing!

If you fancy being in with the chance of winning £40 to spend on some new stamps, just Ink up your Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge this month!

Two very similar cards from me this time, in fact the 
Oxide ink backgrounds  started off as one piece of card, I just love playing with these beauties, you never know what you're going to end up with when you lay down the colours on your blending mat. Have to say that the new Multifarious card works like a dream with the inks, I can't quite explain what it is but if you try it yourself you'll see the difference it makes. There's only one ink to use on our beautiful fairies and that's Versafine, it picks up every beautiful detail!  I used the following stamps on these two:-
All of these stamps were from the new collection as seen on Hochanda.
I used Wink of stella on the wings to add a beautiful sparkly shimmer

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CACB, Mixed Media,

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

More From Today

Here's a few more of my DT samples from today's 
 at Hochanda, these were from the 2pm show.

My first is using the vibrant Colorbox inks.

This one was using the gorgeous Distress Oxide inks.

A cute CAS card

And another using Oxides. 

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Penny Black and More, Creatures great and small,
MAWTT, Beginning with B.

If you'd like to see my samples from the 8am show please scroll down.

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