Sunday, 8 July 2018

Lavinia stamps July challenge 

While you were sleeping.
Good morning all.
July has arrived, the months just seem to be flying by, but I’m looking forward to the summer.
It’s time once again for the new Lavinia stamps challenge, the theme this month is... While you were sleeping.
For full details visit the creative challenge blog.
You could be the lucky winner picked at random to win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia shop.
For my first card I used the following Lavinia Stamps.
Stamped all the images for this card with Clair versafine nocturnal ink.
Coloured the stone effect background with frayed burlap and pumice stone distress, used as a wash.
I also used shabby shutters distress ink as a wash for the grassy area, the steps were coloured with black soot distress ink also used as a wash. Tea dye distress ink was used on the door, for the reverse of the door I hand drew some lines and a handle with a thin black pen then also coloured with tea dye distress ink.
For the sky on the background behind the door, I used Broken China distress ink. The flowers were cored with pink sparkle pens.
I cut out part of the door so that it would open, then placed a background behind! I also cut a second door frame and decoupaged this!
For the highlights I used a white pen, a glitter pen and on the vine I also used a green glitter pen.

For my next sample, I used the following Lavinia stamps.
I used shaded lilac distress ink all over the card then went round edges with seedless preserves. 

Then stamped words with seedless preserves oxide ink. Stamped lmage in centre with versafine Claire nocturne ink. Stamped sars with versafine then heat embossed with silver sparkle embossing powder. Then mat and layered onto black and silver glitter card.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Lavinia stamps June Challenge. 

Good Evening. 

What a beautiful day it has been today. We had an awesome pink sunset here in London last night, I just had to take a picture. 

This reminded me it was time to let you know there is only one day left to get your creations entered for this months Lavinia stamps creative challenge! The theme is sunset pinks. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift Voucher. For full information please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page 

For my card I have used the wonderful new stamp called Indra. It is a beautiful stamp. I stamped Indra with Glamourous Versafine Clair. For the background I used aqua pens, I brushed a variety of pinks and a lavender colour across the card the used a wide brush with damped with water and brushed across card the blend them together. I then used green in the same way for the grass area. I stamped the snow shrub with acorn versafine Clair.  The grass stamp was stamped with green oasis versafine Clair.  Then highlighted with a white pen also used a glitter pen. 

Good luck and Happy crafting. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

June 2018 Honey Doo crafts Blog Hop. 

Welcome to the first ever Honey Doo Blog Hop

The winner of our very first hop is. Hilary Reay. Congratulations Hilary. 

The Hop starts at 10 am Friday 8th June and closes 8pm 12th June 2018.
The winner will be announced on the Honey Doo Page and on Facebook on the Wednesday 13th June at 8pm.
The winner will receive a £10 Voucher to spend in the Honey Doo store. To claim your prize you just need to send an email to Honey Doo crafts with the  words "Winner of the June Hop" in the subject line.
Welcome to the Honey Doo Blog hop
What a great giveaway we have for you ,The designers have done some fabulous work all you have to do is like and comment on each blog to win the above prize.​​Martine Smith`​​Rosemary Rogers... You are here.​​Hellen Pearce​​Debbi Watts Karen Liddle

Sparkle like a star butterfly card
Materials used
Honey doo Products
Butterflies flight stamps
Heat Resistant acetate
Crystal-Clear. Embossing powder
Birthday Star.
Brick Wall Stencil
Sticky Glue
Pink-Sapphire Mica-Powder.
Green Emerald Mica powder
Lime Zest Mica Powder.
Purple Topaz mica powder
Berry Red Mica Powder.
Other products
17.5cm square white card
19cm square white card
Onyx black versa fine
White 8" square card blank.
Butterfly embossing folder
Craft mat
Shenna stamping card
Wide flat paintbrush
Heat gun
Anti-static bag

How to create
1. Mix the mica powders with water in a pallet, make them quite watery. Then take the pink sapphire mica powder first, brush across the 17.5cm square stamping card, repeat until 3/4 of the card has been covered. then brush across the card with green emerald mica powder, then dry with a heat gun. Using a thin paintbrush paint a few lines in the green area to give a grass effect.
2. Using a wide flat paintbrush, using the remaining colour mica, paint, across card in a few places so it is part of a skyline, Dry with heat gun.
3. Dust Heat Resistant Acetate 17.5 by 21cm with anti-static bag, stamp butterflies flight stamp onto the centre of the Acetate then sprinkle with Sparkling crystal embossing powder. Onto a small piece of acetate stamp the largest butterfly.
4. Take each embossing powder and place a small amount on an artists pallet, take a little water to each one and mix to a thin paste, then paint each butterfly in a different colour.
5. Take your acetate and score a fold 1cm in on each side. Place acetate over your background note were to stamp your sentiment. Remove acetate the stamp sentiment with Black onyx versafine ink.
6. Mount acetate onto background, by placing double sided tape onto acetate folds then firmly pressing down onto the back of the background design Mount main design onto 8" blank card using sticky glue, measure panels for side of card an cut these out of the butterfly embossed card, stick ribbon onto back of panel, then stick to each side of card.
7. Then carefully cut out the largest acetate butterfly on the small piece of acetate place a little glue onto the body area of the butterfly stick onto the acetate by the smallest butterfly and Leave to dry.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Lavinia stamps June Challenge 

Hi Crafty friends.
It's time for the June Lavinia creative challenge, the theme this month is 'sunset pinks.' so why not create something fabulous and enter the challenge, you could be the lucky winner that is picked at random to win a £40 voucher to spend in the lavinia shop.

 The stamps I used on this card are...
GraceLavenderVineFir tree and Birds. all stamped with Onyx black versafine ink.
The background was made with distress inks, worn lipstick, picked raspberry and shaded lilac.

The stamps for my 2nd card were...
AuroraMaple leaf and Star blossom all stamped with Black onyx versafine.
Background was made using distress inks Shaded Lilac, picked raspberry, worn lipstick squeezed lemonade and forest moss,  painted flowers and wings with worn lipstick distress ink. highlights on both cards were done with white and gold gel pens.

Happy crafting everyone! Looking forward to seeing your lovely entries, good luck

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. 


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.