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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