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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Welcome to Lavinia Stamps new range of Stamps and Scenescapes…

Morning .....

Oh boy how exciting is today ..... not only is it my 60th Birthday but Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps has been working for the last 6 months designing 27 new Stamps and they seriously are so gorgeous ......

There are Foxes, Badgers, Squirrels and a Snail..... Moon, Mermaids, Fishes, Seaweeds and Sea Anemones..... Fairies, Fairy Houses, Trees, Toadstools and more and more .....

There are also some new Scenescapes that have been made using Alcohol Inks, they really are so beautiful and will work so nicely with the new stamps .....

Here is the link that will take you through to the newsletter and also where you will find inspiration from all the Design Team ..... There are also little pictures of all the new Stamps .....

www.laviniastamps.com/new-stamps

I can tell you this we all have adored working with the new stamps and I hope that the samples show you this .....

Below are my latest two cards using some of the new Stamps ..... I hope you like them and I hope they inspire you to maybe buy a couple and have a go at creating your own beautiful work of Art .....



I'm off now to start again on making some new samples .....

Thanks for popping by and see you all again soon .....

Lots of love

Marianne xxx



Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Lavinia Stamps Challenge for September ..... Autumnal Hues ....

Hello .....

It's been an age since my last Blog but I am back and hopefully won't be going too far for a while.....

Today is the start of a New Lavinia Challenge and for September the Challenge Theme is "Autumnal Hues" ...... Oh how I loved creating my Samples this month just my kind of colours and one of the best times of the years too ..... Just look around you at the fantastic colours we are given to inspire us. just gorgeous .....

You could have the chance of winning a Voucher for £40.00 to spend in the Lavinia Webshop where you will find lots of beautiful goodies to tempt you ..... so come on start today and enter the Challenge and who knows it really could be your chance to win this months Challenge ......

This month I have created 2 cards using the beautiful colours of Autumn ......

Here is the link to the Lavinia Stamps Webshop ..... www.laviniastamps.com so go along and have a browse ...... there really are some gorgeous products on there along with inspiration from the Lavinia Design Team

My first card I have used the following Stamps and a Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils which were designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps ,,,,, They really are just so beautiful too !!!

Here is my first samples.....



and the Stamps I used for my card are:

Spring Trees
Maple Leaf
Midnight Meandering
Bugs
Fairy Web
and the Stencil I used is called Maple Leaf .....

My second sample is


and the Stamps I used are

Spring Trees
Bats
Three Field Mice
Tree Scene
Autumn Scene
Sky

So come on get out your Crafting Stash and start creating today ..... I'm off to get another couple of samples done so I can share them later in the month hopefully to inspire you further .....

Happy Crafting !!!

Loads of love
Marianne xxx








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