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Sunday, 8 May 2016

May's Lavinia Creative Challenge - "Spring Blooms"

Hello again.....

Boy that month went quick so off we go again, lol  .....

It's the start of a Lavinia Stamps New Creative Challenge and this Month it's "Spring Flowers".....

You could be in with the chance of winning a prize of £40.00 in vouchers to send in the Lavinia Stamps Webshop.....

Just enter your entry onto Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge and the top 20 with the most votes will be shortlisted and voted on and the winner will the be announced shortly after 28th of May.....

I have created 4 cards to help give you inspiration..... So get you crafty bits and bobs out and start creating today as you never know you could be the lucky winner this month......

I have used many of the stamps in these cards and I hope that they inspire you to have a go.....

 
 



 
 
See you again soon and thanks so much for popping by.....

Lots of Love
Marianne

Monday, 4 April 2016

New Lavinia Challenge - "Glitter it"

Hello again.....

On 7th April is the start of a Brand New Lavinia Challenge and this Month's it's ..... Glitter it !!!

We want you to join in and have a go at creating your own masterpiece using the beautiful Lavinia Stamps and enter it into this month Challenge and you could be in with a change of winning a voucher for £40.00 to spend in the Lavinia Webshop.....

From April 7th you’ll be able to upload your entries by clicking on the “Monthly Challenge” tab on the Facebook page and then all the Visitors to the page will vote for their favourite entries by clicking "Like". ...... so you can then get your friends to like your creative art work.

WINNERS
The top 20 entries receiving the most votes (likes) will be short-listed to go before the judging panel who will select a winner on the basis of style and creative use of colour.
The winning entry and the top twenty short-listed will be announced and displayed on our website and Facebook Page, Seven days after the Challenge ends..... Go on get creating !!! .....


Here are my Sample cards to hopefully give you inspiration......

For this sample I have used the gorgeous Moon Pods stamps..... Here's the link for the stamps http://laviniastamps.com/product/moon-pods/





 
...... and on this one I used the beautiful Single Glow Flower along with the Glow Flowers ...... both links are here http://laviniastamps.com/product/single-glow-flower/  http://laviniastamps.com/product/glow-flowers/



 
Zen Thistle were used on the below Sample ..... http://laviniastamps.com/product/zen-thistle/ 
 


 
......and finally Dandelions 2 stamp was used to create this bookmark ...... http://laviniastamps.com/product/dandilions-2/
 



 
I do hope you enjoyed you checking out my cards today and I'm hoping to be back real soon..... Well I will try !!!

Take care and lots & lots of love
Marianne xxx

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

New Lavinia Challenge - March 2016 - "Any Colour Goes"

Hello all you lovely Crafters

Lavinia Stamps are starting a New Lavinia Challenge this month and the theme this Month is ..... "ANY COLOUR GOES" .....

 The challenge for March is to produce your design using the beautiful Lavinia Stamps with the emphasis on the use of colour, as the title says – “Any Colour Goes”, but use it creatively.....

From March 7th you’ll be able to upload your entries by clicking on the “Monthly Challenge” tab on the Facebook page and then all the Visitors to the page will vote for their favourite entries by clicking "Like". ...... so you can then get your friends to like your creative art work.

WINNERS
 The top 20 entries receiving the most votes (likes) will be short-listed to go before the judging panel who will select a winner on the basis of style and creative use of colour.
The winning entry and the top twenty short-listed will be announced and displayed on our website and Facebook Page, Seven days after the Challenge ends.
 

So come on get creating !!!

Here are my Samples that I have created to help give you inspiration but if these aren't enough check out the rest of the Design Teams Samples they really are stunning.....

 









 
 

 So there you are I hope you like them and I hope they have inspired you to get cracking and make your masterpiece...... Good Luck !!!

Love to you all
Marianne xxx


Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year to you all !!!`

Well finally I have managed to grab some me time..... It's only the 4th January and after finishing the cards I started at the beginning of December I thought I must share them with you as I really am pleased with how they turned out ..... although I will add the photo's really do not do them any justice !!!

I was so busy creating my Christmas Cards which I had to finish off otherwise they would  never had been sent and I would have had to save them till next Christmas instead of the one just gone and that is part of the reason why I never got around to finishing these cards from Eileen's Workshop that I attended on 12th December and I really am pleased that I went back and finished them as the effects are just beautiful.....

I made them using Gesso through Stencils and then inking once dry and then stamping over the top and once all dried I added the finishing touches. I added the White, Gold and Silver Pen highlights along with the added embellishments like sequins, gems and Stickles Glue highlights...... They just add those extra bit of Bling and Glitz that I believe they needed..... I have downloaded some close ups so you can get in there and see some of the small detail..... I do hope you like them



 
 
 
 
 







 
 









I really hoped that you all had a Wonderful Christmas and I would just like to wish you all everything you wish for in 2016 especially Health, Love and Peace..... Bring it on I say !!!

Well that's it for me as I really need some sleep so Bye for now and will be back real soon..... Promise !!!



Lots of Love
Marianne
xxx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas to you !!!

Good morning to you all

Firstly I just want to wish each and every one of you a Wonderful Christmas and here's to a Healthy, Peaceful and Happy 2016.....

2015 has been a difficult year for us and what a start to the year with me being off work for 3 months after a operation then we had more difficult times ahead what with some of our Pets..... Poor Lucy who has Lymphoma having her weekly Chemo, then Jasper who was kicked and used as a Football, he was lucky to survive and then poor Toby who had an aggressive Tumour removed ..... But all I can say is we all survived it and I am just hoping that the next year will give us a break and is a touch kinder on us all.....

Anyway enough of all that...... I thought I would share with you my 2015 Christmas Cards that I finished by the skin of me teeth and just managed to get them in the post and delivered before Christmas, lol.....

So from me to you have a Super time and hopefully over the Christmas period I will get some more Crafty projects finished (If I stay awake long enough as I have lost so much sleep lately).....

All of the below cards were made using Lavinia Stamps Clear Stamps which I just adore and I lose myself in the creating these for hours so I hope they inspire you go have a go and create so lovely cards .....

































 
 
Take Care
Lots and lots of Love Marianne xxx