Monday, September 7, 2020


I have a card to share today that uses a new to me stamp set and a new to me technique :)

I have been on Design Teams for many years and I therefore have a huge stamp collection.  I shouldn't need more stamps right? :) But I have never been given a "Space" stamp and I really wanted one because they're so fun and you can do so many different background techniques with them.  So I searched a little and actually bought myself this one from Avery Elle called Astronaut.  I loved it because of the cute images but also because I really loved the sentiments that came with it :)

I coloured these images from the set with copics and white embossed this perfect sentiment.

I used Distress Inks to create a Galaxy Background and then splattered it with white paint.

It was my first time making on of these backgrounds.  I made a few which were a bit ordinary but I was pretty happy with how this one turned out :)  

I also die cut a couple of stars and covered them with glitter but you can't really see the sparkly in the photo unfortunately.

I'd like to enter my cards in the following challenges :

Tuesday Throwdown -anything goes

Simon Says Stamp - stamp it

Allsorts - hand coloured image

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Greeting Farm Girl

 I needed to make a birthday card and decided to use this gorgeous girl from The Greeting Farm.

She's an older stamp and I'm not sure they sell her anymore but I'm so glad I've got her!

The Happy die is from Whimsy Stamps and I use this one a lot because I love the look of it so much :)

I could have had her standing on it but I decided to cover her legs a bit instead and I was happy with how it turned out.

The Birthday is from an Avery Elle set called Astronauts.

The only other thing I added were some Ranger black enamel dots.

I am enjoying making slimline cards at the moment and this stamp was just perfect for it.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

TCP Tuesday - slimline cards

The Greeting Farm - Birthday challenge

SimonSaysStamp - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Whimsical lemon and orange

I've been having fun with my Lavinia Stamps again :)

I always get lost in my own little world while creating with these beauties :)

I did something on this card that I don't think I've ever done before.

I stamped directly onto some patterned paper, rather than building up the background with inks myself.

It kind of felt like a bit of a "cheat"?  But really I don't think it was.

I still did all the stamping and designing and added some extra ink blending to the card.  

But yes, having the background card did make it quicker and I'm a very slow cardmaker so this was a big bonus :)

The patterned paper is by 7 Dots Studio and is called Paint Chips.  It is a really smooth and thick paper, more like smooth cardstock and it worked beautifully for this.

I only used versafine black to stamp the images and some black distress ink to go around the edges and to create the ground the hare and mushrooms are on.

I also used some white paint to splash on some dots and added a few highlights with a white gel pen.

I used Whimsical Hares, Fairy Buttercups, Meadow Mushroom, Willow and Fairy Foragers by Lavinia Stamps.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps - orange and lemon

Ink Art Designs - anything goes

TCP Tuesday - slimline card

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, July 3, 2020

Meadow Mushroom Hare

I have a new card to share today using gorgeous Lavinia Stamps and some stencilling.

The wonderful Meadow Mushroom stamp is the newest addition to my Lavinia collection and I couldn't wait to use it :)  It's gorgeous!

To create the background I used a piece of card that I had started previously which had the sun rays already on it. It was a second "print"  from another piece I'd been working on.
I had used distress inks to sponge on a colourful sky and then placed a sun rays stencil on top and sprayed it with water.  It created a gorgeous effect but I also noticed there was a lot of wet ink left on the stencil after doing this so I pressed it down on another piece of card and so ended up with two lovely backgrounds for the price of one :) Yay!

The rays were created using mustard seed, marmalade, raspberry and dusty concord Distress Inks.

I sponged some tumbled glass and broken china Distress Inks on top of the rays and splashed the card with some water and watered down Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I also decided to add some stars.  I used Ranger Texture Paste for some and Versamark for others.
I then used a blue mica powder on top of them so they are actually shimmery.
I also added some "Disney stars"  to the sky with a white gel pen.

I stamped Whimsical Hares, Fairy Buttercups and Meadow Mushroom stamps by Lavinia Stamps using dusty concord, peeled paint and black Archival Inks.

I also used some Echo Park paper for the sentiment and strip behind the main panel.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps challenge - my favourite stamp (whimsical hares)
Lavinia World challenges - anything goes
Modsquad Challenge - silhouette time
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  anything goes
Ink Art Designs - anything goes

I had so much fun creating this card.
Thanks for dropping by for a look :)


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Celestial Tree

I wanted to try to make a Clean and Simple, but Grungy at the same time, card for a guy :)

I also wanted to use my new Lavinia stamps again so it was a bit of a tricky challenge I set myself but I was happy with how this turned out :)

I decided to mask a panel down the middle of white card.
I blended Tumbled Glass,  Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress Inks for the sky and              Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks for the grass.
Then I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink with a Tim Holtz stencil called Bubble from Set #5.

I used Archival Black ink to stamp the gorgeous Celestial Tree by Lavinia Stamps.
I splashed some water onto the card and some watered down Mowed Lawn Distress Ink also.

I wanted the dots on the tree to be white and used a white paint pen but I wasn't real happy with the look and ended up going over it again with white gel ink.

I cut some words from some paper by Bella Blvd and drew around them a little. 

I also added some Ranger black enamel accents and mounted the piece onto a black card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps challenge - flora and fauna
Lavinia World Challenge - anything goes
Casology - Plant
Time Out Challenge - Free
Penny Black and More challenge - Boys and men
Ink Art Designs - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Lilac Whimsical Hares

I had lots of messy fun playing around with Lavinia Stamps yesterday :)

I decided to use two of the Whimsical Hares this time along with Willow and Fairy Buttercups.

I used Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot Distress Inks to create the background and then spritzed it with some water.

Then I used Dusty Concord Archival Ink to stamp the Willow and Fairy Buttercups.

The Whimsical Hares were stamped with Black Archival Ink and I flicked some white acrylic paint on top of it all.

I really enjoyed creating a scene on a circle rather than a rectangle and I was really happy with how this one turned out :)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Ink Art Designs - hashtag animal challenge

Lavinia World Challenge - anything goes

Lavinia Stamps creative challenge - flora and fauna

Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by for a look today :)


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Happy Fairy Forager and Hare

I have another card to share using Lavinia Stamps today :)

I've used a couple of different stamps this time and created the sky in a different way too.

Instead of sponging on blue Distress Inks I used the wet smooshing together method. I'm not too sure about the correct name haha :)

I was very happy with how this one turned out as well.  Yay :)

I used Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks with water and smooshed a background. I added a moon and flicked water and white acrylic paint and faded jeans distress ink onto the background.

I used Faded Jeans distress ink to create the ground and stamped the Willow using Faded Jeans and Mermaid Lagoon Archival Inks. I stamped the Whimsical Hare and one of the Fairy Foragers with Black Archival Ink.

I went over the outline of the fairy's wings with a white gel pen and used super fine silver glitter for the centre of them to give her some sparkle.  I added a few highlights to the hare, fairy, moon and willow with the white gel pen too.

I layered this panel onto silver card and I also added a little saying from some Cocoa Vanilla paper I found in my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge : Blue and Silver

Ink Art Designs Challenge : anything goes

Simon Says Monday Challenge : Create a scene

Southern Girls Challenge : anything goes

I have really loved playing around with these Lavinia Stamps :)

Thanks for dropping by for a look today.