Sunday, 2 October 2016

October Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Hi Everone

It is officially autumn and a new month means a new Challenge at Lavinia Stamps.  Remember if you enter, you have a chance to win £40 worth of Lavinia Stamps.  If you win you could choose some of the stamps from the new release over at Lavinia Stamps

You can join in the Monthly Challenge here

The new challenge is "Blues & Purples".  Here is my first sample:

For this one, I have used some of the new stamps.  I have used Guinevere, Shoal of Fish, Sea Bubbles and Deeper than the Ocean. 

I will be posting again mid-month, have fun and get crafting. Kx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Lavinia Stamps - New Release

Hi Everone

Have you heard the exciting news?  There is a new release over at Lavinia Stamps.  You will see some of the most beautifully detailed stamps and they are just gorgeous.

If you love them like all the Design Team do then join in the Monthly Challenge here

To celebrate the new release there are some fabulous samples by the Design Team which can be seen on the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page.  Here is my sample:

Isn't that badger just beautiful?  He can be found along with the snail, tree and words, here.

Enjoy the rest of September and I will be back in October! Kx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Lavinia Stamps - September Challenge

Hi Everyone - can you believe it is September already before you know it we will be using the "C" word!!

This month the theme is Autumn Hues, the winner will receive £40 worth of Lavinia Stamps, so get crafting, you could be lucky. To enter, click here.

Here is my first sample for the month.

For this one I used Brushos and the lovely stamp Zen Maple Leaf which can be seen here.

Enjoy what's left of the summer and I will be back with another sample mid-September.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Add a Fairy

Hi Everyone

Today the new challenge opens for Lavinia Stamps.  Remember you could win £40 worth of Lavinia Stamps and this month's theme is Add a Fairy.  Pop over to the Facebook page here and join in for a chance to win.

Here are my two samples:

For the first one I have used the fairy "Fairytale" and used "Stone Texture" and the set of words "Never Let go of your Dreams".

For the second, I have used one of my favourite fairies "Make a Wish"

Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps web shop and take a look:

Have a good month. Kx

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Lavinia Stamps Challenge

The BRAND NEW Lavinia Stamps Challenge is now LIVE on Facebook ... pop over  to their Facebook Page and join in. You could win a Lavinia Stamps Voucher for £40 ! 
Our Theme this month is ''Make Something For A Friend'' 

This is my sample for the month using a wooden frame, Distress Inks and some of my favourite Lavinia Stamps, Midnight Meandering (the gorgeous rabbits), the lovely fairy piper, Sky and the other fairy, Seeing Is Believing.  I have also used the creeping vine.  Hope you like it!

Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps web shop and take a look:

Have a good month. Kx

Friday, 22 January 2016

Masterboard and Crazy Birds

Hi Everyone and I hope 2016 has started well for you.

I haven't posted for quite a while so thought I would start with a Birthday card I made for our friend Ken.  His Wife, Eileen Godwin will be known by a lot of you and she is the one who showed me the technique of the Masterboard which I used as the base for this card.  Eileen's blog can be seen here where you can see a list of her workshops.

I used distress inks, stencils, heavy gesso, stamps and a white gel pen for this along with one of Tim Holtz Crazy bird stamps.

Hope January is good for you all.  Kx

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Lavinia Stamps Challenge #12 - Let It Snow

Hi Everyone

Oh my goodness, can anyone tell me where November went?  It is frightening!

This month the Challenge over at Lavinia Stamps is Let It Snow which you can see here .  Why not  come over and join us and you could win a huge £40 worth of stamps just by entering.

REMEMBER - you do not need a blog to enter- you can e-mail your entry here.

These are my samples for the challenge.

For the tag I first of all stamped the white Zen Snowflakes, which can be found here with Versamark then I used Distress Inks Wilted violet, blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon.  I stamped more Zen Snowflakes using black ink and then stamped the lovely Fairy Thistles on the tag and then again on a piece of white card which I cut out and put over the first impression, having first splashed with a little watered down white gesso.  I finished with some gems and white Tulle.

For the card I created a scene with stormy sky and weathered wood distress inks having first masked off for the moon.  I stamped the image Victorian Christmas and flicked some more white gesso over the image to create the illusion of snow and then put on white gesso at the bottom.  I followed this with some matting and layering and a snowflake corner die cut.

Hope you like my samples.  Thanks for looking.  Kx