Tuesday, 1 January 2019

A Story to Be Told

It's been such a long time since I blogged, or made a card even, I was beginning to feel like I had lost the knack and if it wasn't for the fact that I had drawers full of beautiful Lavinia stamps, it might have been easy to decide not to get inky. Anyway, I got out the vacuum cleaner, had a bit of a tidy and had a little play and ended up making dt cards for the  January Challenge.
The theme this time is:-


For my first card I used the following stamps:-
 One of the Whimsical Hares,



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The pearlescent card that I used for my second card has made it a tricky one to photograph, it comes out looking a bit misty.

For this card I used the following stamps:-

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If you fancy joining us in the challenge, all you need to do is to ink up your Lavinia Stamps and follow this month's theme, you could find yourself with a £40  voucher to spend on more beautiful stamps!

Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x



Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Childhood Dreams

It's time for the new challenge with Lavinia stamps, the theme for July is
Childhood Dreams.
I'm sure that many of you must have dreamed about Fairies as a child, I know I did, especially at times when I found myself with a wobbly tooth!


For my first card I used one of the gorgeous Scenescapes, these are so brilliant to have by you for times when you find yourself with a special card to make but not much time to get creative!
I also used the following stamps and my trusty 
I also used a Dandelion stamp to hint at a reflection in the water.



for my second card I created the background using 
then used the following stamps:-

If you'd lke to be in with the chance of winning a £40 voucher, just ink up those Lavinia stamps and join us with this month's theme!

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Sweet Stampers, Animals,
Stamping Sensations, In my garden,

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Monochrome Beauty.

I made this card some time ago but never got around to blogging it so at long last, here is the gorgeous Luna sitting on her branch.
I used the following stamps to create my card:-
and the Moon




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

FF21, Animals,
MM11, No patterned Papers,
PCD147, Anything that flys.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Monday, 4 June 2018

Sunset Pinks With Simmi

Have you seen the new release stamps that Tracey Dutton has designed? My goodness they are gorgeous, I couldn't wait to ink them up and decided to use 
Simmi for my June DT card. 
The new challenge theme with Lavinia stamps this month is
I coloured her using Copics then masked off the area and used a selection of pink and orange inks then stamped the beautiful Indian Flourish. Just check out the beautiful details of these stamps, they are so intricate, absolutely stunning! 




For my second card I inked my background onto pearlescent card then used the following stamps to create the scene:-


If you fancy being in with the chance of winning £40.00, ink up you Lavinia Stamps and follow this month's theme.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Lavinia In Kent With Hochanda


 "Create It" is on at Detling show ground in Maidstone this weekend Lavinia Stamps are there doing what they do best. Tracey is doing Demos all day and Amanda is busy doing make and takes before the live show at 3pm
Just sharing a few samples made for the show. 

The first using the Ivy Border stamp which I stamped onto a background created with Oxides. I stamped it using Versamark then embossed it using white embossing powder.I cut this into tiles then created a frame for Giselle.
  

A nice simple card next using the Mimsy and


My last card uses other stamps available in the show. Dancing till dawn and the Secret Night Poem


I'm using these cards for the fo;;owing challenges:-
Crafty Calendar, Things with wings,
Crafty Friends, B (for Blossom),
The Fairy and the unicorn, Anything goes, fairies.

Don't forget to tune in at 3pm.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Bright And Beautiful Lavinia Challenge

The first day of the month and a new challenge theme at Lavinia 
Bright and beautiful so I broke open my new Oxide shade
Squeezed Lemonade, using  to create some sunshine and again to stamp my oh so favourite Background Script, I don't think I will ever fall out of love with this stamp! It is perfect for absolutely any occasion in fact sometimes I have to challenge myself NOT to use it!  I stamped Josie using black Versafine adding the seed "fairies" that come with her, to the sky.


It doesn't show up too well in the photo but I stamped her wings again and shaped them before placing them to add extra dimension.  



For my second card I had a little play creating a little scene which I then created a little stamped frame.  Here's a list of the stamps I used.


I'm using this card, for the following challenges:-
Stamping Sensations, One for the girls,
Kitti Bee 117, Forest Friends,
Patties 145, Bunnies or ducks,
Art Impression, Winged things.

If you fancy being it with a chance of winning a
 just ink up your Lavinia Stamps and join us in the challenge theme!
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

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!

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x