Thursday, 10 October 2019

All Hallow's Eve

 I'm a little bit behind with posting this month but the theme for the October Lavinia Challenge is :-
I thought I'd make some ATC's for this one and had fun playing around with my Distress Oxides to create my backgrounds before inking up my stamps.
Here's a list of what I used to create the first one:-








If you fancy being in with the chance of winning a £40 voucher to spend on more lovely Lavinia stamps, just check out the theme this time and Ink up your Lavinia stamps.



And whilst you're here, I thought you might like to see this card using one of the wonderful recent release stamps
Sirlus, I've stamped him splashing in the waves created with Faded jeans Oxide inks,
along with the stamps that I used to create the ATC's above.


Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

If You Go Down To The Woods

If you go down to the woods today you just might see one of the Lavinia Fairies swinging from a vine or possibly hear a Reindeer calling for a mate. 
With such a gorgeous selection of Lavinia Stamps it does't take much to fire up the imagination and just imagine, you could actually end up winning £40 to spend on more stamps to add to your collection!
So the theme for this month's Lavinia Challenge is
Here are my dt samples for this month.



I used a selection of Distress Oxide inks to create my background on Multifarious card and created the scene using the following stamps:-





For my second card I used  Rue,  Willow Arch, along with many of the stamps from the first card. 

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
IWD, Things with wings,
Crafters Cafe 226, Mythical.

We hope you join us in the challenge this time,
thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x



Thursday, 22 August 2019

It's Almost Time!

Put the Kettle on, make yourself a drink and settle yourself on the Sofa to watch Lavinia Stamps on Hochanda.
At 11am and 3pm today Jo Rice  will be demoing some of the wonderful new stamps that have been released today. 


So hit the record button so you can revisit her handy hints and tips on how to recreate her work.


If you keep your eyes open, you might even catch a glimpse of some of these cards. 





Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Calling All Lavinia Lovers!

Can you believe our luck, On Thursday the 22nd of August, there will be 10 new Magical stamps being released at Lavinia Stamps!  


 I shared a sneaky peak of some of the wonderful new releases last week and today I'd like to share a few more,



some of which you might actually see if you tune in to Hochanda  at  11am and again at 3pm on the very same day!



So don't forget to watch as Jo Rice makes her screen debut for Lavinia Stamps!


Thanks for stopping by, 
Julie.x

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

A Sneaky Peak


Thought I'd take the opportunity to give you a 
sneaky peak ! 



 Being lucky enough to be part of the Lavinia design team means that I get to play with the new stamps prior to the release date which will be on the 22nd August.




I just teamed them up with some of my other 


The last two cards here are both tiny pieces of artwork made using up snippets of card left overs, I just couldn't resist it!




I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
 Pinspirational 245, photograph,
Incy Wincy, Fantasy,
Stamping sensations, Things with wings.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Julie.

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Create Your Own Dream With Lavia Stamps

 It was so very hot last week that when it came to creating my dt cards for this month's 
 theme at Lavinia Stamps challenge, all I could think was how I dreamt to find a nice cool place to sit and relax, hence my colour choices. 



The watery background for my first card happened purely by accident, watch this space because I love the effect it gives! I used distress oxide inks sweeping the colours, Broken china and faded jeans  from opposite colours of the Multifarious card using mini smoothies until the colour eventually met in the middle. I then used my water spray bottle to mist the card then left it as I searched around for my versafine ink. Suddenly realising I'd not dried my card I rolled my entire kitchen roll across the card noticing how the scene looked like the sun was glistening on the water and feeling slightly dissapointed that I'd stamped my moon before I'd set to work with the oxides, never mind, it's not too in your face after I'd set to work stamping vines to add to my cool scene. 
I stamped my midnight meandering bunnies then grounded them by masking the area and adding Peeled paint then stamping my hideaway using Spanish moss, Willow and Climbing Ivy using first and second generation stamping to create depth. I then stamped the Bulrushes, just over the edge of my card. I stamped Dreams and delights onto card, trimmed out just what I wanted then wet the end of the card rolling the end tightly and gluing it into place.



For my second card I added a circular mask before this time using the Faded jeans, spraying my card lightly , dabbing lightly then sprinkling with Ultra marine Brushos. Once dry I stamped my Fairy chain, small celestrial tree and some Spanish moss.
If you fancy being in with the chance of winning a £40 voucher to add to your collection of Lavinia stamps, just follow the challenge guidelines and join us in 
I am entering the following challenges:-
CCK August, Four legged friend,
CCC120, Summer,
JFF, At the shoreline.

Thanks for stopping by,
 Julie.x

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Looks Like A Challenge.

It's time for the July Challenge at Lavinia Stamps and the theme this month is





For my first little card I stamped the "moon" then inked the background masking the moon area and then added colour to wherehthe masked moon had been masked. The "Background script" was stamped 3rd generation before creating the scene using the
 "Witches Cat" and "Field Grass." Highlights were added using a white gel pen.



For my second card I was tight for time but luckily I have a supply of "Scene scapes" for such an occasion. I just inked my ground and added some orange to the moon using a "smoothie". I then used the following stamps to create my scene.
"Valko,"
I added sparkle to the fairies' wings using "Wink of Stella."

I'm using these cards in the following challenges:-
Show us your cats 44, Furrything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x