Thursday, 2 July 2015

Lavinia Flowers.

It's time for July's challenge at Lavinia stamps, and the theme this time is
For my first card I used  
"Background script" along with a dandelion from the set.
I love this script stamp!

Another computer generated message, hand cut and "tied" to the stems.

For my second card
I've embossed the script this time using clear embossing powder, I then inked over my card using distress inks.

I added a bit of interest using gilding flakes over double sided tape.

We would love it if you joined us in the challenge this month, just ink up your Lavinia stamps to be in with a chance of winning a £40 Lavina voucher. You don't even need a blog to enter as email entries are accepted.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Sticky Business

Today sees the new theme at 
 and this time "Team Lou" 
want to see creations using stickers or Washi tape.

Now, I rather love Washi tape, I've got drawers of the stuff, the fact that nowadays you can pick it up in Sainsburys and Marks and Spencers means that a little treat can sometimes just find it's way into my basket along with non craft shopping.

By laying strips of scrummy goodness onto copier paper I was able to punch out flowers, thus giving a perfect match to the tape on my card.

So thanks to Lou's challenge theme I have made a little space in my drawer for my next washi buy.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Thought I'd share a quick, simple card made using a magazine giveaway  butterfly stamp and die.

A bit of embossing, some twine and a florish with a few sequins completes my card,

DOC106, monochrome.
LRS157, Use a die.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tic Tac Toe!

It's time for the new challenge with the Southern Girls.
The theme this time is
 and for my card I followed the centre vertical line for my project, I wasn't able to use an image from the sponsor this time due to time commitments so instead I used die cuts on my card.
Please check out the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time.

I'm a bit disappointed that my focal die cut doesn't show up so well in my photo, the busy papers disappear slightly into the background a bit although in real life the Kraft layer of "birthday" sets it off much clearer. Maybe I should have played with the lighting to help it show up better.

CC120 Anything goes.

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Pick A Colour, Any Colour!

There's another colour challenge this month at Lavinia, 
this one's an easy one,

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the £40 Lavinia voucher prize, all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia stamps and enter, you don't even need to have a blog as email entries are accepted. 

I really love my latest Lavinia stamps, for my rabbit card, the green layer was created using the
oh so gorgeous "Ivy border"
 because my cardstock is textured,the detailing is subtle but take it from me, it's a stunner!
To add my greeting I thought it would be fun to make a sign post, to create this I inked just the stem of "Zen leaf" and hand trimmed my computer generated words, doodling around the edges and placing them using glue and foam dots.

I used the Zen butterfly for this card, inking my stamp with brown for a more subtle look, colouring with a selections of Copics and adding stickles to the wings and glossy accents to the body. the background is randomly stamped again with the script and very faintly with the Stone texture.

 I used Guilding flakes on doublesided tape around the edges of my image.

My final card shows off the Ivy Border more clearly, stamped onto a pink frame created with the ScanNcut.

I added colour and sequins to the butterfly on the 

I also decided to add some inky stitching to define my butterfly.

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
GCC16, Butterflies,
CAGI, Distress it,
TCCB, Number's up,
ITP70, Wings.

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Flowery Fifty!

Just a quick post to share a card I made using my
 MFT Die-namics Floral Fusions die. I placed the diecut between my aperture layers adding a scalloped frame created using nestabilities. 

Placing the numbers was slightly tricky as I didn't want the foam dots to show on the inside of the card. 50 was cut using the ScanNcut and glittered using Wink of  Stella.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
HIMCR 201, Freestyle,
KBD, Stitching,
TCCB, Numbers.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

It's Written In The Stars,30!

I am really embarrassed to say that the recipient of this card had to collect it from the post office today.
I am slightly miffed as he had to pay the postage for it despite the fact that I put a large second class stamp on it. I posted it last Monday in plenty of time for the birthday on Thursday. I can't believe that it took over a week for the Post Office to bother contacting him, I am disgusted!

I used a stencil for the stars on my frame created on the ScanNcut. It doesn't show but I layered two different Washi tapes directly on top of one another, the different shades of green blended through the translucent tape achieving a pretty good colour match to the background paper. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Crafter's Cafe 118, For the boys,
Double Click, Father's Day or male,
Male Room 11, Washi tape,
Mod Squad, Masculine,
MMM, Kraft.

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