Tuesday, 30 April 2019


If you watched Lavinia stamps on Hochanda the other week you just might have seen these cards. 
For my first shown here I stamped the gorgeous Indra onto my fabric using black Versafine ink, ironed it to set the ink and dropped the feed dogs on my sewing machine and did free motion embroidery around the stamped image.

I then stamped the sentiment and stitched it inside my card.

For my second card I stamped Idira onto pearlescent card and embossed it and fussy cut the wings. I Shaped them slightly over the back of my scissors added glue to just the body and placed it onto another stamped image.

For the final card I created the background using
 Distress Oxide inks, stamped the image using Versafine, masked the image then randomly stamped the sentiment using oxide inks. In some places the text looked a little heavy so I lifted some using a baby wipe.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
PC 36, Women and girls,
TIOT, With wings,
MMM95, With wings,
Allsorts 517, Feminine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie. x

Monday, 22 April 2019

Hochanda Samples.

Tomorrow at 11am and 3pm the lovely Amanda will be on Hochanda doing what she does best, creating some magic with Lavinia stamps!

 If you keep an eye out you just might see some of my creations among the samples.

This time I have created some samples using free motion machine embroidery to colour in the stamped image.

On some I have got plain inky.

On others I got a little experimental and stamped through baby wipes  to lift ink from my background .

I'm entering the following chalenges with these cards:-
Crafty Cardmakers 232, Mythical creatures,
Allsorts515, B,B,B.

Hopefully you will be able to tune into the show!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Buds And Blossoms.

Sometimes a perfectly placed, outstandingly drawn, stamped image speaks louder than a page full of images and if you want an outstandingly drawn image you need go no further than Lavinia Stamps, Tracey Dutton is an extremely talented artist!
If you have any Lavinia Stamps, you'll know exactly what I mean and if you have any Bud or Blossom stamps you might like to join us for 
For my first card I used the  
Moon Pods, stamping them onto a background created my dabbing my oxide ink pads onto an acrylic block, spraying it with water then placing it onto multifarious card. I then added additional colour to the images using a damp brush and oxide ink. I doodled a frame around the inked area and highlighted areas of the pods using a white gel pen.

My second card was created by stamping Hanging Lantern and adding a hint of colour to each bud using a damp brush into a sprinkling of Emerald Green Brushos. I then placed a Fairy Forager , stamped Dreams  then doodled a frame.

Don't forget to join us in the challenge if you fancy being in with the chance of winning a £40 voucher!
I'm using these cards for the following challenge:-
TT428, Pastel shades.

Thanks for stopping by,