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. 


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Creative Fingers challenge 138

There is a new challenge at creative fingers. 

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-138-and-winners-136.html

The theme for this challenge is anything goes. 

The challenge will run for two weeks and 

the sponcers for this challenge are Bugaboo stamps. 


http://bugaboostamps.com/

For this challenge I choose the bug bat mummy image. 

Printed onto Sheena card coloured with spectrum noir Pens, IG1,IG3, IG5, BG1, EB7 and LY1. 

For the face I used satin and saffron promarkers. I coloured the background 

with spectrum noir pencils then blended it into the card. 

then highlighted the mummy, stars and bat wings with clear sparkle pen. 

I used printed papers for the background and a piece of bandage. 

I look forward to seeing your creations in this challenge. 


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Lavinia stamps October challenge. 

Good Evening all.

The October challenge for Lavinia stamps is under way. The theme for this month is all hallows eve.

There were lots of fantastic entries last month,  so for your chance to win £40 worth of Lavinia goods from the shop why not pop along and take part in the fun.

For full information please visit the Lavinia challenge page. http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

I enjoyed making the samples for this challenge they are quite colourful for All Hallows' eve.

Products used for this card are:

http://laviniastamps.com/product/willow-the-witch/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/dragon/

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

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

http://laviniastamps.com/product/miniature-toadstall/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/slender-mushrooms/

http://laviniastamps.com/product/bugs-new/

I inked Sheena card with ripe permision, spiced marmalade, wild honey, mowed lawn, gathered twigs and black soot distress inks.

All stamps were inked with Onyx black versafine.

I inked the sleeve on the witch and added this to the tree.

Highlighted with clear sparkle pen, white pen and a green glitter pen.



For card 2 the following products were used.

http://laviniastamps.com/product/mimsy/

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

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

The pumpkin was cut from Sheena card on my scan n cut.

I used ripe permission, spiced marmalade, antique linen, gathered twigs and mowed lawn distress inks.

All images stamped with black onyx versafine ink, highlighted with clear sparkle pen.

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

I have entered the following challenge



http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/



http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/



http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/



http://makingmemoriescrafting.blogspot.co.uk/



https://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


Friday, 29 September 2017

Sketch Saturday 

It has been a pleasure being September guest designer at sketch Saturday this month.
The final challenge for September is underway now, as it's week 5 you can choose any sketch from #215 to #482. I have chosen sketch #395. please follow link for full details
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/
Look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations, hope to be back as guest designer in the future.


Icoloured the image with spectrum noir markers. I used the following colours
CR6, CR8, CR11, TN1, TN3, TN6, highlighted with gold pen.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sketch Saturday 16th September, guest designer.

Hello crafty friends.

Sketch 481 has begun over on the sketch Saturday challenge blog. Please pop along and take part in the challenge. It's a great way to share your projects! http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/

The sponcers for this week are: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/

We have a great sketch for this week, I have had fun making a project with this one.

This is my card for week three as guest designer for sketch Saturday.

I used spectrum noir markers for this project, PP1, PP4, for the body.
FL3,GB2, for the Beak.
BG2, BG4 for the shoes.
TB1, BT4, TB1, BT4, OR1, CR1, DG2, and DG4 for the hats and scarfs.
The blue around the bird is with TB2.
My card for week two as guest designer is