Thursday, 15 December 2016

Lavinia stamps December mid month inspiration.

Good evening Everyone! 
Just a reminder that there is still time to take part in the December creative challenge. 
You could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop. What a great way to start the new year. 
Please pop over to the Facebook page for full information. 
These are the distress inks I used. 
Dusty concord, Seedless preserves, mustard seed, Tumbled glass and salty ocean. Black versamark. 
The Lavinia stamps were: 

I used spectrum noir pens to color the rock. Winkastella clear pen to highlight the water. Cut the flourish on Scan n cut. 

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Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Lavinia stamps January challenge. Starry night sky.

Hope you all had a great Christmas, would also like to wish you all a Happy New year.
The January Lavinia stamps challenge has just started over on their Facebook page. 
You could be the lucky winner of a £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia goodies. 
Just click the lik above to enter an get all the info needed. 

Have fun creating, look forward to seeing all the January creations. 

My projects for the January starry night sky.


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For this project I used seedless preserves, festive berries, dried marigold,peacock feathers, mowed lawn and soot black distress inks. Highlights with a silver glitter pen. 
The stamps I used were 

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For this project I used Stormy sky and faded denim distress inks for the background. 
I cut two star shapes out on the scan n cut, then placed the white star over the navy star, stamped 
Moon fairy on a piece of the navy card twice. Then decoupaged fairy an wings. http://laviniastamps.com/product/moon-fairy. The star stamp that was used for the background was 
also used silver leaf in the background. 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Workshop Projects

Good afternoon. It's a cold but sunny day here in London. 
Had a wonderful day at Eileen Godwins workshop yesterday. Learnt a new technique that I've not tried before and really enjoyed making my projects. Was a very inspirational day. 
Great company as always with lots of crafty ladies. 
Also got to spend the day with a friend and my best buddy too.
 Thought I'd share my projects with you. 
This card was made using the Masterboard technique, which I love doing. 

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The following two cards were made using the mica spray, brushos and cling film technique. Such an easy technique to do, think I'll be using it more often. 
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Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Lavinia stamps December challenge.

Good evening, crafty friends. 
The Lavinia stamps December challenge starts today. The theme for this month is Something Magical. 
I have made two projects to inspire you. 
I love the new spellbound fairy and small snail stamps, so thought I would use these, while thinking about my design, I thought it would be nice to use the chasing dreams stamp. This when I came up with idea to have the first project sprinkling fairy dust on the small snail, so he would grow quickly,so on my second project the fairy could go chasing dreams. Hope I have inspired you to have a go in the December challenge, where you could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store. What a great way to bring in the new year. Good luck and happy crafting. 

I have used the following stamps on my projects. 


I used distress inks for the backgrounds...
seedless preserves, and  dusty concord. Images stamped with black versamark. Highlights done with winkastella and white pen. The flowers were inked with versamark chalk ink perfect plumeria onto vellum. BloggerImage
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Lavinia stamps Mid month sample.


There is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps November challenge. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop. 
For this project I have used:

Cut out circle using stitched circle die,masked off the ground area, inked sky with tumbled glass and stormy sky distress inks. Used tumbled glass distress ink sparingly on ground area to give the snowy ground some dimension. Then stamped fox with memento ink. Masked of fox then stamped tree using second generation for shadow. Used lavender stamp at base of card.  Painted on shadows with distress inks then used white acrylic paint on a round pin head for snow. 
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I'm entering this card in the following challenges. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Lavinia stamps November challenge

The theme for the November Lavinia stamps challenge is: Let It Snow. The lucky winner picked at random will receive a £40 gift Voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store.
For full details please go to   http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge
We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Here are my samples that I have made to inspire you this month.
For my fist project I used,


http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Autumn-Tree.jpg
http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Trinity.jpg
http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/zen-snowflakes.jpg
http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/v_5.jpg

For this card, I inked the Background with Distress inks Broken china, Tumbled Glass,
Rich Cocoa Memento ink pad pad for the trees. Black versafine ink for the fairy.
Bahama blue memento ink for the snow flakes.   

For my second card I used

http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Sacred-Tree.jpg
http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/zen-snowflakes.jpg
http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/fairy-1-final-copy.jpg
http://laviniastamps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/v_5.jpg

For this card I used Broken China, Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass Distress inks.
Bahama Blue Memento ink for the snow flakes, some stamped on vellum, each snowflake highlighted  with wink a stella pen and a pearl added to the center of each one.
Fairy and tree, stamped with Black versa fine. wings were stamped onto vellum.

I hope my projects inspire you to come and participate in the Lavinia stamps challenge, andi look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Creative fingers. November challenge 1

 Good Evening friends.
 There is a new challenge over at Creative fingers
 Our  wonderful sponsors for this challenge are;
 Bugaboo stamps  http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
 Star Stampz  https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarStampz

 Please come and take part in our challenge,
 We look forward to seeing all your creations.
 http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

I have created a project to inspire you using
a bugaboo Digital stamp called Unicorn
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/Unicorn_p_2794.html




For this project I have used Spectrum Noir Pens
Colours used for the tail and main;
PP4,TB2,BT4,OR2 and CG1
For the Horn: CT2
Shadow on Unicorn: BG1 and blender pen
Grass and leaves: CG1
Flowers: CR2
For the background I used Broken china and worn lipstick Disstress ink
Tim Holtz butterfly and Tattered lace Border die
I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Lavinia stamps

Hi crafty friends. 
I'm here with a reminder that there is still time to participate in the October  Lavinia stamps challenge. This months challenge is purple and blue hues.
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/
There is a £40 Lavinia stamps gift voucher for the lucky winner. 
I would like to share my latest DT sample with you. 
I have made a tags for this challenge here is tag number 3 to inspire you. 
I have inked the background with distress inks. 
Seedless preserves, tumbled glass, shaded lilac, weathered wood and dusty Concorde. 
I used Spotty toadstools, butterflies and the Spirit of Christmas verse, from Lavinia stamps. 
I also used Pebeo gilding paste, and silver foil, and a gold pen for highlights to match the verse. 
Looking forward to seeing all your fantastic creations. 


Creative fingers Mid month challenge.

Good evening friends. 
The mid month anything goes challenge at creative fingers is due to start soon. 
We have two kind sponsors this month. 
Elvenstar art.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElvenstarArt?section_id=18894448
And The Eastwind.  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/theeastwind

I choose Holly by Rebecca Sinz from Elvenstar Art. 
I choose to colour this image with promarkers the colours I used were... 
Skin: Saffron, Blush and Vanilla. 
Hair: satin, tan and Ivory. 
Holly: olive green 
Lips: spectrum noir. PP3 and PP5 
Eyes: pear green and khaki. 
Berries, sukura Glaze pen red. 


I embossed black card with a holly embossing folder 
then covered with versafine, then brushed green, red, copper and gold mica powders over versafine, buffed gently with a dry cloth, then sprayed with spray and shine. 
Cut out holly flourish from white card using a die coloured with olive green promarker, then used red dimonties as berries. 

Would love for you to come and take part in the challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Lavinia stamps October challenge.


Good Evening creative friends

The Lavinia Stamps October Challenge has started,
the theme for this month is Blues and purples.
Please come and take part in the Challenge, you could win a 
 £40 Voucher to spend on Lavinia goodies.

 It's an exciting time for Lavinia stamps  as the new range of products 
has just been released, there are lots of great products to choose from,
please pop over to the website and have a look.

I decided to do tags for this 
challenge as I have not done 
them as a project before.
For my first tag I used
White linen card to cut 
the shape of the tag,
I used seedless preserves, broken china and shaded lilac 
distress inks for the background. 
I then stamped with black onyx versafine the
 Leaf Trail, stamped and cut out the flowers with seedless preserves 
Ocean Flowers were coloured with Sukura Gelly roll pens.
The lavinia bee was also highlighted with Sukura Gelly roll pen
Then I stamped 'Never Let Go Of Your Dreams' words.
This tag was done in much the same way
I also used weathered wood distress inks
I used the field grass stamp in the background
with Black onyx versa fine
then stamped and embossed
with purple glitter embossing powder
The Zen leaf 2 and he zen flower 3
Which was  then decoupaged
then heat embossed the words
Don't let life dull your Sparkle
Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations

Entering the following challenges. 

Thursday, 29 September 2016

New Creative fingers challenge for October.

NHello crafty friends.
There is a new challenge starting at creative fingers challenge blog today, please come and join in our new challenge, this months theme is anything goes. 

I have created two projects to inspire you for this challenge. 
The first one is from crafts and me, the digital stamp is called Ainia. 
I coloured the skin using promarkers 
For the skin I used Blush, Vanilla and Saffron 
For the Hair. Putty, tan and Ivory 
For the background peeled paint distress ink and clarity stamps seaweed stencil 
Flower, stamps by Ryn
Entering the following challenges. 
 http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/

For this card I used: 
oddball art kawaii creep cute 
Coloured background with faded jeans distress ink 
Coloured image with promarkers 
Lavinia stamps spiders web

Entering the following challenge. 
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.co.uk/
Looking forward to seeing your creations. 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Handbag card.

Hello Crafty Friends

Hope your having  a great day.
I was asked to make a quick card for a friends Aunt
something to do with a Handbag, as they had brought
her a blue handbag for her birthday.
They love Easel cards so thought that was a good place to start!



Sunday, 18 September 2016

Creative fingers New September challenge.


Good Morning Crafters

It's time for a new challenge over at creative fingers. 
Please come and join us in the challenge, it's a great opportunity  to win some great digital stamps. 
Our wonderful Sponcor's for this challenge are Oddball Art and SLS Lines. 
I have made a card using an SLS Image called Goth girl with top hat. 
I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens using the following colours. 
Skin FS2 FS4 and PP2
Hat, eyes and hair. LV 3. PL2. PL4. BG2. BG3  BG5. 


I am entering this project into the following challenges. 






Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Lavinia stamps New Release Designs

There is a wonderful New Stamp Release by Lavinia stamps today. Here are some projects I made with some of the new stamps. Please come and have a look. 
http://laviniastamps.com/new-stamps/





Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Creative fingers September challenge.

Good morning crafty friends. 

Please come and join us for the new challenge on creative fingers challenge blog. 
Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations. 
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo stamps. 

I have used the hedgehog flower digital stamp.
 I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens. 
Lady bug. CR5 CR8
Flowers and leaves  PL1 PL3 CT1 CT3 CG1 CG 3
Hedgehog. TN1 TN2 TN3 TN5
Decorated with flourishes and extra flowers. 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Lavina stamps Design team.

 Good morning crafty friends. 
I have some exciting news to share with you...
I am so excited to be on the Lavina stamps design team. 
I have enjoyed making my first two cards for the September challenge. 
Please come and join in the challenge. The prize is £40 to spend in the Lavina stamps store. 
The theme this month is; Autumn hues. 
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations. 

My first card was made using the Chinese Lantern stamp
I used spiced mustard distress ink to stamp image all over circle,
Then stamped again and cut out the pods to decoupage them up. 
Highliged with a sparkle pen. Then stamped same image onto background. 
Inked circle with mustard seed, fired brick and spiced mustard Disstress inks. 

On the next card I used the floral spray. 
I used mustard seed, vintage photo, fired brick 
and spiced marmalade Distress inks for the background. 
Then I randomly stamped the flower with an autumn leaves rainbow stamp pad. 
Stamped and embossed the flower on to heat embossed acetate for the main image. 
http://laviniastamps.com/product/floral-spray/

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Creative fingers August challenge.

Good morning  
Please join us over at  http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ blog for our August challenge that has just started
For this challenge I choose the Happy Mouse digital stamp from fabricated fantasy.   http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/
 I choose this stamp as he looks so happy. 
He comes with a background to use but I thought I'd do a cheesy background for him. 
I cut cheese shape and lettering on the scan n cut. Embossing folder for background was crafters companion rain texture folder. 
Coloured him with spectrum noir markers.
Happy crafting everyone. Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations. 







Sunday, 24 July 2016

Cards for work colleagues

Good morning all. Hope you are enjoying the fabulous weather we are having.

It's been a hectic few weeks making cards for all those who are moving on. Not long now till the secondary school opens its doors. Wishing all the staff that are branching out best wishes in their new venture. 

Here are a few cards made for the differs reasons people moved on. 




Thursday, 7 July 2016

Creative fingers July Challenge


Good morning Crafters. 

Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday.

Please pop over to the Creative Fingers Challenge blog spot today as we have a new challenge starting. The theme as always is Anything Goes... http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
The DT  have made some wonderful creations to inspire you. Looking forward to seeing your creations. 

Our fabulous Sponsors for this challenge are:

I used Scarlett the bat Pilkinton from Oddball Art. 
I designed a cog background on my Scan n cut. Also used my new Tim Holtz gear dies for the background. 

Coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens. 
Colours used. 
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8. Cheeks: CR1. Lips: CR4. Eyes: PL2, TB1.
Hair: GB2, GB4, GB6, FS7, highlighted with brown spectrum noir pencil. 
Clothing: PL1, PL2, PL4, PL5, IG1, IG3, IG5, IG6, CT1, CT3,  GB1, 
Boots and belt: GB2, GB7, GB9. 

Used plain black card and yellow pearl card for the mat and layering. 

http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/week-28-for-girls-crafting-challenge-at.html?m=1

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Creative fingers June challenge.

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Hi crafters. 
Wishing you all a fabulous Friday. 

There is a new Challenge starting today over at  http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ and the theme as always is Anything Goes.

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge are Bugaboo stamps. http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
The digi I used is bugbee03  thought this image was really cute. Thought I'd make  a colourful card. 














Coloured the image with spectrum noir markers. 
Colours used : 
Bee IG3 IG5 IG7 IG8. GB1 GB3 GB4 GB5 GB7. 
Ladybird  DR1 DR3 IG3 
Digi flower and grass highlights DR1 DR3. LG1 LG3
Small bees and honeycomb stamp is JOFY30 

Embossing folder Honeycomb patchwork by crafters companion. 
Coloured card with Distress inks before embossing. 
Flower stamps polkadoodles stamp made easy stamped on 
Distressed background then cut out. 
Squeezed lemonade, dried marigold, picked Raspberry. 
All bee wings highlighted with wink of Stella clear.
Image base cut out with crealies stitched hexagon die
Card base cut on scan n cut machine. 

Please pay Creative fingers a visit and join in the fun. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges. 

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-add-some-shimmer/
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Creative fingers. First card for the Design team



HThere is a new Challenge starting today over at Creative FingersChallenge Blog and the theme as always is Anything Goes.
The fabulous Sponsors for this challenge are
  Ching-Chou Kuik. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gjzcck and 
I'm so excited today to be posting my first card design for creative fingers challenge blog. This is my first ever design team entry.
The digital stamp I used for this card is called  "Lily" Digital Stamp design by Ching-Chou Kuik.
It was a pleasure to colour 



I used spectrum noir pens for this project.
The Colours I used were: 
Hair: GB1, GB8, GB10, EB5. 
Skin: FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8.
Lily: FS2, CR1, OR1,  JG1. 
Eyes: BGR1. 
The lily stamp is A little bit floral lily by Sheena Douglas.  
I used the tattered lace oval die to cut around the first image then used 2 dies to make a gold mirri card frame. 
My choice of paper was made after I had compleated the colouring. It came from a huge stash I have. 
I am really looking forward to seeing your entries. 
Happy crafting. 
I am also entering this card for the following challenges. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Cards for work colleagues.

Good Morning crafty friends. 
Wishing you all a very good Wednesday.  

Have made more easel cards for work colleagues, they just love getting cards on their special birthdays. Love making them too. 
Also made a wedding card for a work colleague. 
Cut out lettering on scan n cut. 





Monday, 23 May 2016

Sketch Saturday



Good evening crafty friends. 
Hope the day has been good to you. 
Not as busy today so found a little time this evening to have a little play for the sketch Saturday challenge. 
Liked this weeks sketch as it has lots of possibilities. Thought I'd use some of my stamped images that have been waiting a long time to be used. Decided on a visable image stamp that l coloured in quite a long time ago. 
Coloured with spectrum noir pens. The background was made with masking tape then covered with versemark and clear embossing powder. 





Saturday, 14 May 2016

Headphone and iPod card.

Good evening crafty friends. 
Hope you have had a great Saturday, I attended a workshop today, run by the fabulous Eileen Godwin. Had an absolutely wonderful day. Will share my projects with you when I mount them. 
Thought I'd share this card I've made, purchased digi stamp from just inklined. Coloured with spectrum noir pencils, 

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Mothers Day Card and Envelope.




Hi crafty friends. 
Beautiful day here in London, hope it's good weather for you too. 
I am really enjoying my crafting lately, enjoying doing lots of different techniques, so I thought I would enter some new challenges, and try for a few Design teams. So I can share my ideas with others. 

Thought I'd share the Mother's Day card that I made my mum this year. 
She's not been very well for quite some time now so I made a card that I thought might brighten her day.  
Very happy when it brought a smile to her face. 
Inked background of with Tim Holtz distress inks, pickled raspberry, twisted citron and squeezed lemonade. Highlighted with a gold and white pen. 
Stamps used were designs by ryn and lavina stamps. 
Stencil in background was a sweet poppy stencil. 
Hope you like the card. 
I'm entering this project for creatalicious challenge. #90 Mother's Day. 

Little patch of crafty friends challenge #33 anything goes. 

Creative fingers challenge #108 anything goes. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Woodward owl card.

Good evening crafty friends.
Hope your having a good evening. 
I have been on the sketch Saturday web site this week. Was surprised to find I could pick from a variety of designs this week. I decided on design no 232. 
Thought I'd make a friends daughters card using this design. Made two as I was not sure if I liked the plain background on the first one. 
Been very busy with work for the last two weeks preparing for SATS. So used card stock from my stash. Coloured the Owls with spectrum noir pencils. 
Hope you like them. 


Have entered these 2 cards for sketch Saturday.