Monday, 14 May 2018

Honey Doo Stamps Hochanda shows 


Honey Doo crafts are back on your screens today at 12 and 4pm. Tune in to Hochanda to watch Amanda doing some brilliant demos with the newest releases, which include some great new stencils.

My first sample includes the New circle Stencil very faintly on the main card background. I masked of the edge of my card with low tack tape to give my a white edge. Then I used Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade an Mustard seed distress ink, from the bottom left corner towards the top right hand corner leaving some white space at the top. I then stamped the Blooming Flouish stamp with black versafine  then embossed with Honey Doo crystal clear embossing powder. I painted the the stamped area with Purple Topaz, Lime Zest and Sour grape Honey Doo mica powders. Then stamped Thank you stamp with Versamark and gold embossing powder. Placed a small lilac bead in the Center of each flower.


Distress oxide on tag, distress ink on card. Mustard seed, Ripe Persimmon and Worn lipstick.
Honey Doo New beginnings image stamped with black onyx versafine embossed with crystal clear embossing powder. Coloured the stamped image with sparkle pens,highlighted tree with a white pen, used a paper doily as a stencil for the sun area then stamped sentiment from the set in the sun.  Used the New mesh stencil on the background and the same colour distress inks as on the tag. Made a smaller tag for the Cheers sentiment, stamped in onyx black versafine then embossed with crystal clear embossing powder also stamped just the bottle and glass from the main stamp onto the tag. Then drew wonky lines around edge with a black Pen.



For my next sample I used Distress inks, salty ocean, evergreen bough and shaded lilac. Stamped New beginnings stamp onto the background card then coloured using sparkle pens, then highlighted with white pen. The background was inked with the same coloured inks as above randomly with the Mosaic stencil.I stamped the Blooming Flouish onto some acetate then trimmed it to use as am embellishment.



The background for this card was made with distress inks, evergreen bough, and wilted violet. Used the Encircle stencil over the wilted violet area, then stamped Butterflies flight with black onyx versafine and embossed with crystal clear embossing powder. Then using Honey Doo mica powders I coloured the buttterflies with Raspberry Ripple, Lime Zest, Lemon Sherbet and blue lagoon. The card I mounted onto was black, lilac and green, used the wilted violet on the green card through the
Encircle stencil.



This card was quick and easy to make. I randomly stamped the Ornamental Flourish stamp onto the background card, then stamped Ornamental flourish and Thank you  stamp onto a 6x6" card, with versamark and gold embossing powder. then painted the flowers with ripe Permission and worn lipstick distress ink. Layered onto gold mirror card.



for my next card I used shaving foam with brushos sprinkled on top swirled the end of a paint brush  through it, placed a piece of centura pearl card on top, lifted off shaving foam then scrapped excess away with a palette knife. stamped New beginnings stamp with black onyx versafine ink, coloured with sparkle pens, tree highlighted with  a white pen. Masked off a border area on the background paper with masking tape, then taped down the Mosaic Stencil ,  then used  wilted violet  distress ink and a black pen to make my border. Five tiny pearls on 2 corners.



For the background of this card I used the brickwork stencil,  and Tea dye distress ink. I used sparkle pens on the tag, I brushed over  the tag with five different coloured pens then washed over with a wet brush.Once dry,  stamped Butterflies flight with black onyx versafine then embossed with crystal clear embossing powder. words from the Birthday star set of New stamps. Embellished with card candy.



Monday, 30 April 2018

Lavinia stamps May challenge. 

Hello. 

May has arrived already, so it’s time time for a new Lavinia Creative challenge. This months theme is bright and beautiful, so why not get creative and enter the challenge for your chance of winning a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia shop

Here are my DT samples..... 

For this card I used the following stamps. 

Hanging lanternsDreams and delights and the Bee

For the background I used Distress oxide ink. Squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade. Smooched onto a piece of white card.  Used spiced marmalade for stamping then embossed with clear embossing powder. Loved the way this came out, I coloured the flowers and bees with yellow and clear sparkle pens. Black onyx versafine for bee. 

For card 2 I used....

JosieWillowField grass and Butterfly stamps. 



For the background and stamping I used distress oxide, worn lipstick, shaded lilac, wilted violet, the grass was stamped with peeled paint oxide and peeled paint distress ink was used to make the ground. Little water dropped on background to give some texture. Black onyx versafine ink for fairy. 

Card 3 was stamped with.... 

AuroraStar blossomFern heads and Maple leaf stamps. 


The fairy was stamped with black onyx versafine ink. Star blossoms stamped with pickled raspberry oxide, coloured with yellow sparkle pen. Peeled paint used for ferns and maple leaves. White pen used for highlights. Worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade and broken china oxides used for background. 

Thanks for visiting, have fun making your crafty creations. 

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Lavinia stamps on Hochanda.

Hope you are able to watch Amanda do some wonderful Demos on Hochanda today.
The DT have made some wonderful samples to inspire your creativity.
I have made the following samples to inspire your imagination.



Badger amongst the falling leaves.

I have used the following Distress inks:
Cracked pistachio, worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade,
peeled paint and fired brick.
stamped images with black onyx versafine ink.
Coloured the log with brown sparkle pen.



Fairy on flower.

I used the following Oxide inks:
Wilted Violet, evergreen bough and broken china.
I used a natural sponge, dabbed and rubbed ink randomly
onto white card, then sprayed with water, once dry stamped image
with black onyx versafine, masked stamp, just used flower at top and bottom of card.
words and flowers at top of card where stamped with wilted violet oxide ink.
highlighted with white pen and gold gel pen.




Fairy in the rain.

I used the following Distress inks: Faded Jeans, Squeezed Lemonade,
salty ocean, Peeled paint, bundled sage, mowed lawn, broken china
and antique linen.
Inked the grass area with a torn piece of paper, used
a gel pen through a Stencil for the raindrops.
images inked with black onyx versafine ink.



Fairy on toadstool.

Embossed forest spruce stamp with versamark and pink melt dust, which I found
hidden in a box, must of been there for years. I embossed the Fairy with  Black Sparkle
 embossing powder from Honey doo crafts.
Distress inks used:
Broken china, tattered rose, twisted citron, salty ocean and faded jeans.
Flicked  blue and pink sparkle pens over background.



Badger and butterfly in the midday sun.



I used a natural sponge, dabbed and rubbed ink randomly
onto white card, then sprayed with water, once dry stamped image
with black onyx versafine .I used the following oxide inks:
Peacock feathers, evergreen  bough, mermaid lagoon, squeezed lemonade and  picked raspberry.
distress inks used:
Lucky Clover and peeled paint.
images stamped with picked raspberry oxide, olympia green versafine and black archival inks.
placed stencil  over top of card to make sunbeams with squeezed lemonade distress ink.
Highlighted with clear  sparkle pen.



fairy on flower .




distress inks used:
Worn lipstick, twisted citron, bundled sage, salty ocean, faded jeans, iced spruce and
broken china.
worn lipstick, oxide for words, and flowers, sqeezed lemonade oxide for hanging flowers.








Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Lavinia stamps January challenge 

Lavinia stamps January challenge is well under way but there is still time to participate. The challenge theme for this month is Black and dramatic. This is a fantastic opportunity to win a £40 voucher to spend in the store. Please visit the Lavinia face book page for full information. http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/


Here are a few samles to inspire you.

For these two cards I used distress inks for the backgrounds and black onyx versafine for the stamped items. I also used distress oxide for the small trees on the second card. 

 

For this both of these cards,I used sparkle pens straight onto the card then went over the card horizontally with a damp brush. 


The images were stamped with versafine








Monday, 4 December 2017

Lavinia stamps December challenge 

Welcome to the Lavinia stamps December challenge, the theme for this month is: A Christmas classic. 

The challenge closes this month on the 18th December. 

Here is the link to join in the challenge. http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

Don't forget you could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher. 

You will find the links to stamps used on 1st card below. 

http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-scene/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/oak-leaf-branch/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/field-grass-2/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/stars-2/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/large-deer/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/moon/

The sky was inked with black soot distress ink, I used a mask in the moon area, I then removed the mask and inked this area with mustard seed distress ink. I then stamped the moon with grey distress ink. I then stamped the small trees using the mask that I made for the snow  with black onyx versafine ink. The grass was also stamped with black onyx versafine, using first and second image. The leaves were stamped with black onyx versafine then highlighted with white pen. The stars were stamped with hickory smoke distress ink. 


I made my second card along the same lines as the first, this was made for the November Hochanda show. Sharing again as it is Christmas based. 

The sky was inked with black soot distress ink, I used a mask in the moon area, I then removed the mask and inked this area with mustard seed distress ink. I then stamped the moon with peanut brittle memento ink. I used just the tip of the new tree inked with Spanish olive memento ink. The verse and buttercups were inked with London fog memento ink. The buttercups in the forefront, the reindeer and willow, were stamped with black onyx versafine. The stars were stamped with silver memento ink.

Here are a few more Christmas based cards made in the last few weeks. 


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Lavinia stamps Hochanda show. 

Lavinia stamps are on Hochanda Today with some of their new stamps and a few old favourites. 

They will be on at 12pm and 4pm so sit back and relax with a nice warm cuppa and watch the show, if your working maybe you can set the record button or watch on catch up. 

I have made a few samples to inspire you, they didn't make it onto the show this time, fingers crossed your the next show.  Hop you like them. 

Here is a list of the stamps I have used for my samples. 

http://laviniastamps.com/product/reindeer/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-fir-tree/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/mia/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/woodland-hares-lav409/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-buttercups/

For this card I have used one of the new scenescapes I stamped on the words, fairy, willow,hares and flowers using versafine black onyx ink and versafine clair inks for the flowers. Highlighting the scene with gold glitter pen. 


For my second sample I have used another scenescape design. 


Sample 3 

For this sample I have used Sheena card.

I have inked the sky using broken china, faded jeans,worn lipstick and shaded lilac distress inks. 

For the flowers, I used ladybug, galaxy gold, toffee crunch,Bahama blue and purple hydrangea memento inks. 

The trees were stamped with Spanish olive memento ink.

The stars and moon were stamped with grey flannel memento ink. 

The buttercups and deer were stamped with versafine black onyx. 

I then highlighted the trees with a white pen and a clear sparkle pen and a few random spots as snow also with the white pen. 


Sample 4

The sky was inked with broken china, faded jeans,and chipped sapphire distress inks, once I had inked the sky background I used a quite damp small paint brush in a circular motion to get a cloudy effect, was quite happy with the finished pattern once it had dried. I usedmowed lawn on the grassy hill.  I used versafine Clare, glamorous and summertime for the flowers. The trees and Reindeers were stamped with black onyx versafine ink highlighted with a white pen and a clear sparkle pen.  



Sample 5

The sky was inked with Broken china, shaded lilac and worn lipstick. 

I stamped two layers with the buttercup stamp, the first was stamped with 

Thatched straw memento ink,the second layer I stamped with versamark them used purple cosmic shimmer. 

The trees were stamped with Spanish olive memento ink, then highlighted with a white pen 

The willow and rabbits were stamped with versafine black onyx. 

Finally the stars were stamped with silver memento ink. 



Sample 6 

I made this card for the December challenge using a different deer. I liked the card so I thought I would make one using the new stamps. 

The sky was inked with black soot distress ink, I used a mask in the moon area, I then removed the mask and inked this area with mustard seed distress ink. I then stamped the moon with peanut brittle memento ink. I used just the tip of the tree inked with Spanish olive memento ink. The verse and buttercups were inked with London fog memento ink. The buttercups in the forefront, the reindeer and willow, were stamped with black onyx versafine. The stars were stamped with silver memento ink. 






Thursday, 12 October 2017

Lavinia stamps October challenge 

As we approach the middle of October I thought I would share some inspiration for the All Hallows eve theme challenge. For this card I thought l would use a the Dreams and delights cutting file. maybe it’s where Willow the witch lives. 

For the background I used squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade, faded jeans and seedless preserves distress inks. I cut the dreams and delights file from black card, used a white pencil on the vines then coloured them with a green metallic pencil then sprayed with spray and shine. I raised this slightly with pin flair glue. I stamped Winnie the witch with black versafine highlighted her hair and sleeves with green metallic pen, then cut her out and placed her on top so she was raised up too, next I stamped the fairy web on the four corners with versafine then brushed over with cosmic shimmer dust. Then added one of the spiders from the bug set

For the background, I found some multicoloured netting, I placed this on some black card before mounting the main image. 

I hope this inspires your creativity and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.