Monday, 5 October 2015

Cover Up.

I thought I'd share a little something that I made for a gift. 

I picked up some little notebooks in the reduced basket in the local chemist last year, I wish I'd taken a photo of the original, it already had a little fold over cover in a matchbook style with a nice strong magnet fastening.

I just felt that by covering it would make it look nicer and slightly more classy that the black and white polka dots it came with.

Now, I don't know about you but I love to look round the Pound shop, a while back this hair accessory  caught my eye, the jeweled flowers are in fact rather lovely but I can't imagine that the flimsy comb that it came on would ever be strong enough to hold it in anyone's hair. 

The Kraft card looks good with the black embossed card, I can't remember what I used to highlight the embossing, it may have been a gold ink pad or some gilding cream, I did make it a couple of months ago so I've forgotten.

I'm using this notebook for the following challenges:-
WLTC, Mixed media,
Altered Eclectics, Mixed media,
RCS, Mixed Media.

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Razzle Dazzle Em!

It's time for the new challenge theme at Lavinia today,

For my first card I rubbed over my white card base with glycerin before sponging over red, yellow and pink inks, I don't know if you've ever tried it but it gets the inks moving a treat, the colours blend together beautifully. I used  the background script, ivy border was stamped onto the inked card that backs the sentiment and I finished the card off with the stunning Zen butterfly. I added stickles to the edges of my card and the butterfly wings and tiny crystals to the centres of my punched flowers.

For my second card I used the gorgeous Celtic Dreams butterfly die, cutting it 3 times to create the inlays of the wings which I stamped with the background script, the glittered green background and the white outlines, I added some gems to the body of the butterfly.

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CFAS 111, Autumnal Hues,
CM78, Autumnal colours,
MSCB, Wings,
CIO, Glitter,
DCD235, Die cuts.

If you fancy joining in with the challenge you could end up with a £40 voucher to spend on more Lavinia stamps to add to your collection. All you need to do is get creative using Lavinia stamps or dies, you don't even have to have a blog to enter as we accept email entries.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Southern Girls Go Cute, Fun And Whimsical

It's just a shame that I didn't quite follow instruction.
My image is rather cute though, it's by Zuri, one of the challenge sponsors this time, they also have a sale on at the moment if you fancy treating yourself to Chise or any of the other cute digi images available.
Please check out the Challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time.

This is the first time in a while that I've got out my Copics, I really enjoyed colouring her, I even did a little fussy cutting of the legs, allowing me to do a bit of Out of the box die cutting, not done this in a while either.

I also did a bit of patchwork with my punched flower adding some inky blanket stitching to tie in with the lovely design paper.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
FBD, 3 or more papers,
GCC24, Fantasy,
House Of Cards, Stitch it up.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015


I thought I'd share another card from a few weeks back designed and cut using the ScanNcut. I'd originally planned on making a football card as the recipient is a keen player, my ideas didn't work but as I'd got black and white cardstock on my bench I decided to just go with it. The embossing and inky stitching add a little interest.   

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TTCRD, Anything goes,
TT262, For a child,
BZ.September, Teens and tweens,
CYP279, Anything goes,
RFC281, Cards with numbers.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Krafty Odds And Ends.

A bit of a throw it all together card here today using a few odds and ends up. can you see the perforations on the felt leaves? I used a "Lawn Fawn" die for this, gently pulling the edges of the leaf to open them slightly more.  

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

 CFAS 109, Tic, tac,toe, top line,
Lawnscaping, Texture.,
MMM, "F" flower/Felt,
TCP30, Mixed media.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Hot, Bright Colours With Lavinia.

The new challenge starts today with Lavinia Stamps, and the new theme is 

I stamped the frame using "Background Script" then inked the edges with orange and pink, the "Zen flowers" were stamped and shaded with the same inks. "Thank you" looked rather harsh when I'd stamped it in black so I softened the look to suit the rest of the card by dotting over it using a white chalk pen.  

I used the same "Background Script"stamp on my tag along with two stamps from the 

I'm using these for the following challenges:-

CCAM, No patterned paper,
GCC22, No patterned paper,
WLTC18, Anything creative.

If you fancy the chance of winning the £40 prize voucher, all you need to do is get creating using your Lavinia stamps, Lavinia digis or Lavinia dies, you don't even need to have a blog to enter as email entries are accepted.
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

It's A Lottery!

A forgotten birthday card needed a quick recovery and sometimes just a card doesn't fit the bill.

So I bought a lottery ticket and made a match book style wallet to hold it, just a shame it wasn't a winning ticket!

I'm using this gift wallet for the following challenges:-
CIOC, Anything goes and stash/ (nail heads),
GGWSC, Anything goes,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
CFTH75, Anything goes,
NJC23, Anything goes.

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