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.
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-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:
https://www.facebook.com/rosemary.rogers.7712?fref=nf&pnref=story

I used the following Lavinia stamps  on my card
   http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-1/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-2/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/miniature-flowers/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/snail-mini/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/birds/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/slender-mushrooms/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/three-dancing-fairies/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/wild-mushrooms-cf/
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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 .http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

 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.
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/wk-24-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html

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I used Cracked Pistachio, wilted violet and broken china distress inks
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I then spayed background with water.
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While this was drying I coloured in the gold fish
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These are the spectrum noir pencils I used  
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I used designs by Ryn stamps with black versafine ink. 
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Then placed goldfish to decide if I needed anything more
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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.
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 I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.
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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: http://laviniastamps.com/june-challenge-a-hidden-fairy/


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: 

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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