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

Friday, 2 October 2015

Glitter & Gems - Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Hi Everyone

A very big welcome to my new members, I am so pleased you have taken the trouble to join my blog.

Don't you just love Autumn? The beautiful colours of the trees and the nice weather we are having so far but shhhh don't speak too soon.

This month the Challenge over at Lavinia Stamps is Glitter and Gems which you can see here .  I hope you have all seen the new stamps which can be seen here.  Maybe you have already bought some?  If so 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

Again this month I have used the lovely Mushroom Dwelling and fairy buttercups and also used the very popular Fairy Couple.  I created the background using Distress Inks, a stencil and water.

My second sample has a background made using Brushos and the picture is  Make A Wish.

I hope you can see that I added glitter to her wings and gems on her hair.

Have a good month and good luck to everyone entering the Challenge.  Kx

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Have you Seen ...?

... the new release from Lavinia Stamps?  There are some great new stamps which can be seen here.  There are also some fantastic sentiments in a lovely font.  Today is the start of the new Challenge which you can see here over at Lavinia Stamps.  Remember you have a chance to win a huge £40 worth of stamps just by entering.

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

Here are my samples for this month - HOT, BRIGHT COLOURS - Simple!

For this tag I used Brushos for the background and used two of the new stamps Make A Wish and Fairy Buttercups.

For this card I used the Bleeding Tissue technique which you can see behind the die and the rabbits.  I love these rabbits - I wanted to give the impression of peeking in at them with this card.  The rabbits are called Midnight Meandering and I used the Fairy Buttercups again and also Willow.  The words Best Wishes are part of the new release.

I hope you can join us.

Thanks for looking.  Kx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Retirement Card


Hope you are having a great August.

We have a colleague who is retiring this week and I have made this card for him.

I have used a JOFY stamp - this is a mini stamp, about the size of a credit card but just perfect for this retirement card and coloured with Copics.  I have used an embossing folder which I thought looked a bit like waves.

Hope you like it. Kx