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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge August 2017 - Blue and Orange Hues !!! .....

Hello again .....

Oh boy have I been busy ..... So many Samples in the making and I nearly forgot August's Lavinia Challenge ..... Just made it by the skin of my teeth, lol ..... Would forget my head if it wasn't screwed on ..... Lucky for me one of the other DT Members reminded me .....

Anyway I trust that you are all keeping well and enjoying the Summer of 2017 ..... I myself think it's a bit cold not like the summers I remember and years gone by .....

So today is the start of another Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge and for August 2017 the Challenge Theme is "Blue and Orange Hues" I did try to do a couple of different Samples to help inspire you .....  Now don't forget that the winner is down to win a Voucher for £40.00 to spend on the item/s of their choice on the Lavinia Stamps Webshop ..... Here's the link for the Challenge and you can enter here ..... Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge 

Here are my Blue and Orange Hues Inspirational Samples ..... Hope they help you to create something that could possibly win you that £40.00 Voucher .....

This one I've called "Fairy Chain" and the stamps used are :

Fairy Chain
Wild Flower
Hanging Lanterns
Maple Leaves
Willow







My second card I called "Alana's Underwater Paradise" and the stamps I have used are:

Zen Plant
Zen Tall Tree
Sea Creatures
Alana
Shoal of Fishes
Bubbles








Well that's it for now ..... Must fly as I have so many Card Samples to make for the TV ..... Oh by the way did you hear that Lavinia Stamps are going on Hochanda on 24th August at 8.00am and 14.00pm and seriously I'm just so excited ..... Hope you can join us then .....

Take care and Bye for now .....
Loads of love
Marianne xxx


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Lavinia Creative Challenge "Create a Landscape" - July's Mid Month reminder -

Hello .....


Here's my Mid Month shout out for The Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge "Create a Landscape"

I just want to remind you that there is only 14 days left for you to get those entries in before we start all over again with a new challenge ..... So come on get those creative juices flowing and you never know it could be your turn to win the £40.00 Voucher that is up for grabs .....

Here's another of my Cards I created and I hope this lends you some inspiration into entering the Challenge .....

The Stamps I have used are .....

Zen Butterfly
Orchid
Wild Flowers
Field Grass
Time to reflect







Well that's it folk until next month .....

Take care and enjoy yourselves and of course this beautiful weather .....

Loads of love
Marianne xxx

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Bee and Butterfly Cards ..... Ohhhhh and The Umbrella Man .....

Hello again

Thought I would blog my Cards that I made at Eileen's July Workshop .....

We have a lovely Day creating some really super Cards .....

For once I managed to nearly finish some Cards as I am a little bit of a slow Coach, lol and just love faffing around adding the finishing details ohhh and if I haven't mentioned before I love Fussy Cutting .....

That Barbara Cleggett made some super Cakes but my favourites were those Viennesse Whirls and I must admit I was a little "Piggy" and I have two .....

My Crafty Buddy Archie Maisey came and we had a lovely day creating some Cards using Brusho's and Distress Inks ..... A little dab of Texture Paste, Some texture Stamps and Stencils .....
I learnt fast this time that a little goes a long way with the Brusho's and I managed to keep them a bit under control, lol ..... for a change ...., I don't usually do White Spaces as I love Colour and you can guarantee I usually put colour all over the card but today I managed to well for 3 Cards control myself .....

I used various stamps being .....
Chocolate Baroque Bee Stamps
Finnabair Butterfly Stamps
and of course the all time favourite Tim Holtz Umbrella Man .....

Well here they are and I must admit I was a little chuffed with them all .....

Hope you like them too .....

 











Well it's been an age since I did any blogging for anything other than my DT Cards for Lavinia ..... and I must admit I so enjoyed using some different stamps too !!! ......

I'll try to do some more very soon ...... I promise ..... :0)

Loads of love and take good care of yourselves
Love Marianne xxx

Saturday, 1 July 2017

New Lavinia Creative Challenge for July - "Create a Landscape"

Hiya .....

Wow .... That's another couple of weeks that have just flown by ..... I'm sure their right in what they say "The older you get the quicker the time flies past" and boy does it !!! .....

Well yes you've guessed it ..... it's that time again for the start of a brand new Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge and for July the theme is "Create a Landscape" ..... A voucher for £40.00 will go to the winning entry to spend in the Lavinia Stamps Webshop ..... Lavinia Stamps

Here's the link to the Creative Challenge so you can unpload your entry here ..... Creative Challenge

I must admit it took me a while to conjure up and create a picture in my mind of what I was going to do and finally I came up with the ideas of a Bluebell Landscape and a Poppy Field Landscape ..... I was quite pleased with how they turned out and I thought for a change too a "Triptych" Card was called for which was extra work but I really enjoyed doing them .....

Here's my first Card "Bluebell Landscape" and the stamps I used are listed below .....

Fox 1 - Kernal
Fox 2 - Peri
Mustrooms
Spring Trees
Three Field Mice
Snail
Zen Leaves
Hop, Skip and Jump
Bluebells
Small Stones






And here's my second Card "Bluebell Landscape" and the stamps I used are listed below .....

Group Poppies
large Poppies
Wild Poppies
Poppy Pods
Small Stones
Field Grass
Flowers Miniature
Pheasants and Fence
Sky
Mooch





I know I used a variety of stamps but I felt it was a must for the impact ..... but if these inspire you to create something like them then of course you can use some of the other stamps you may have .....

Oh well that's it for now but remember I will be back Mid Month with a little reminder and with another Card that luckily I have already created, lol ..... I'm off to start on the next Challenge and yep you have to wait till next time to find out what the Theme will be .....

Take care and remember keep crafting .....
Loads of love
Marianne xxx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - Mid Month "A Hidden fairy"

Hello again

Do you know once I got into this Month's Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps I thoroughly enjoyed the theme ..... I really had to stop myself and start creating the next Month's Inspirational Samples .....

Anyway this is just a mid month reminder that you have till 28th of this Month to get your entries in as that is when the Challenge closes and believe me it's really worth having a bash as there is £40.00 of Vouches up for grabs and will be given to the winning entry ..... You can spend it on any of the products on the Website ..... The winner is picked at random so who knows it could be you .....

Here is my Mid Month Inspiration card ..... I so enjoyed making this one and the colours well I am just so pleased how they complimented each other so nicely ..... Hope you like it too !!!

The Stamps used are:

1. Fairy Dandelions
2. Fairytale
3. Field Grass
4. Snail Miniature
5. Flutterby Miniature
6. Woodland Hares
7. Lavender
8. Fairy Path

Well here you are my latest "A Hidden Fairy" Card ..... I so hope you like it .....

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Well till the next time and remember stay safe and enjoy whatever you get up to .....

Loads of love
Marianne xxx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Lavinia Challenge June - A Hidden Fairy

Hello

Well here we are again at the beginning of June with a New Lavinia Challenge which I will be honest had me stumped a bit as I couldn't think what I could do to hide a Fairy apart from not put one on there, lol ..... Well I tugged at my Brain Cells and I think I got there in the end .....

Now before I show you my Samples I must firstly tell you the usual bits and bobs .....
There is a Voucher worth £40.00 that can be won and that you can spend in the Lavinia Stamps Web Shop ..... Each New Challenge starts on 1st of each Month and will close on the 28th of the month when a Winner will be picked from random .....

Ok and here we go .....

Here are my Samples and I will be honest I really enjoyed the challenge theme this month and these are what I came up with I just hope that you like them and they continue to inspire you into to creating your own masterpiece and entering the Challenge .....

See if you can spot them before I show you ..... Haha ha ha .... Well did you???

The Stamps I have used for this Card are:

Hobbits Home Large
Small Stones
The Green Man (Leaves Only)
Three Dancing Fairies
Fairy Web
Silhouette Castle Miniature (£1.00)






Now for my second Card I used the following Stamps:

Bella's House
Fairy Inn
Cherry Blossom (Just the Flowers)
Small Stones
Maple Leaves
Maple Leaves Miniature (£1.00)
Tree Half (Branches Only)
Three Dancing Fairies




Hope you like them .....
I'm now off to start my Mid Month Sample .....

So I wish you all a very happy June and I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations .....
Ooooohhhh and Good Luck .....

Loads of Love, take care and most importantly after the very sad news in the last couple of weeks..... Stay Safe and may Peace be just around the corner .....

Big Hugs to you all .....
Marianne xxx