Friday, 16 March 2018

Lavinia At The Nec

If you're lucky enough to be visiting the NEC this weekend, be sure to check out the Lavinia Stamps stand, there are some new releases especially for you! 

I have to say that I have a new favourite Fairy
Isn't she gorgeous, I just love the way this stamp conjures up the illusion of movement, it even comes complete with some seeds to catch the wind! With all that blowing Josie managed to blow away the storm clouds that I created using Oxide ink.
On my first card I stamped Josie and "Whimsical Whisps" onto a "SceneScape"

 For my last card I again used a SceneScape stamping 
Small Celestial Tree twice with each inking. I then inked a little mound and stamped "Jaylar" I just love the delicate wing tendrils on these new fairies! 

If, like me, you're unable to visit the NEC, grab yourself a coffee and watch Hochanda  on Saturday 17th March at 2pm where you will be in for a treat, Amanda Branston will be doing a few Demos!

I'm using these card for the following challenges:-
Stemplegarten 71, Fantasy,
Get Creative, Mythological.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 2 March 2018

Off Cuts And Toadstalls and Mushrooms.

I've not made any cards for a while so when I went out to the Crafty Cabin to make my DT card I'd forgotten that last time I crafted I hadn't managed to finish tidying my work space. I set about putting away some stamps, placing my ink pads back on the shelf and throwing away the trimmings where I'd been testing out my new paper trimmer and I found a small piece of a SceneScape that I'd saved from when I managed to drop an ink pad onto a finished card, I cut off the spoiled piece as I felt that I couldn't waste it all, it cried out to be used so I looked through my stamps and came across Sebastian and Jasmine's houses,  forgive me, as they come in a set I'm not sure which one is which but I stamped this beauty off the edge and added more stamping using Willow leaf and FernHeads, I then stamped my little friend  the Snail before adding some twinkle in the form of stickles.
The Theme at Lavinia this month is 
"Mushrooms and Toadstalls"

I liked the tiny card so much that I searched around my bench for more off cuts and came across a small off cut from where I'd been playing with "Oxide inks",if you've never given them a go, I urge you to give them a try, it's very addictive!  I stamped "Night watch", over the edge of my card and added more stamping, Willow Leaf, "Sacred Spells"  and "Slender Mushrooms"

The Theme at Lavinia this month is 
if you fancy joining us in the challenge, maybe you could win yourself a £40 Lavinia Voucher. All you need to do is ink up your Lavinia Stamps and follow the challenge theme.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
"Patties 144", lots of green,
"Star Stampz" Lots of green,
"Pause Dream Enjoy", Stamped image,
"Dream Valley 173", Wings.

Thanks for stopping by,