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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Woohoo ..... New Lavinia Stamps !!!

Afternoon

I am so excited to announce that Tracey Dutton has designed some fantastic new Lavinia Stamps and these are to be released today and will go on sale at the NEC Craft Show which is on from today 16th March until Sunday 19th March ..... Oh how I wish I could be there .....

Below are my 2 Samples just to tickle your fancy ..... Truly the Stamps are fantastic .....

I really could not using the little houses and made a whole Fairy Village ..... See below .....

 
I so wishes you could see the bling on the cards below ..... Boy did they shine !!!
 

 
 
Below are Tracey Dutton's Sample just to show you the designs, they really are just fabulous .....

 
See the Tall trees in the background they too are new Stamps .....
 

 
 

They are just fantastic ..... I can't wait to get me hands on "The Green Man" Stamp ..... They are so hot of the press I have not as yet managed to treat myself to this but I will very soon ......
Anyway if you are going to the NEC Tracey will be demoing the Stamps so pop along and watch her work her magic and have a chat with Kevin too ..... He will be there to help you with your purchases and any queries too !!!

Now just one more Sample that I really loved making ...... It was my mid month Sample for this Month's Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge "Colour, Sparkle and Bling" .....
I used those Spotted Toadstools Stamps which just happen to be one of my favourite Stamps ..... Also I used the Spiders Web, Snails and Spider Stamps and I even fussy cut the Snails and Spiders because I just love to Fussy Cut ..... but if you follow me you will already know that, lol .....
The Word Stamp is "Don't let Life dull your Sparkle" and that was just perfect for this card and theme .....

Here you go .....


 
Oh well back to making next month's Samples .....
 
So until the next time ..... Take care and "Happy Craftng"
 
Loads of love
Marianne  xxx

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

New Lavinia Creative Challenge - March 2017 - Colour, Sparkle and Bling !!!

Hello once again

It is that time again to announce that there is a New Lavinia Challenge and for March the theme is "Colour, Sparkle and Bling"..... The winner of the Lavinia Creative Challenge will win a voucher for £40.00 to spend in the Lavinia Web Shop and just a heads up there are new stamps coming out very soon .....

Below are my 2 sample cards to help give you some inspiration but unfortunately the bling doesn't show very well ..... I really wished you could see these are they are prettier in real life but at least you can imagine the bling .....

We are nearly into Spring ..... where on earth did that time go ...... The buds are opening and the Daffodils are just showing their pretty flowers along with the Snowdrops and blossoms on the trees ..... Oh how I love this Season .....

Anyway I thought I would let you know this time as I only used a few stamps which ones I used .....
and for my first card I used the Ocean Flowers along with the Fox 2 Peri Stamp .....


For my second card I used the Single Glow Flower and the Glow Flowers which are a smaller set of 2 and these really are such pretty stamps .....


So go get your Crafty stuff out and start creating hopefully the winning entry and if mine don't inspire you much this month please have a look at the other Design Team's samples they truly are amazing .....

Until the next time I hope you all keep well and happy crafting !!!

Loads of love
Marianne  xxx


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

New Lavinia Creative Challenge - February 2017 - Full Moon

Good Morning

Today is the start of a New Lavinia Challenge ..... February's Challenge Theme is "Full Moon" .....

Don't forget that the winner of the Challenge will win a £40.00 Voucher to spend in Lavinia Stamps Web Shop and what an array of products they now sell ..... Recently they added the SVG Cutting Files ..... Here's the link to the cutting files Lavinia Stamps Cutting Files  and although I'm a novice at using them I have seen some amazing art work made with these and it's beautiful .....

Anyway back to the Challenge .....

I have once again numerous stamps here to create my Samples and you can find them on the Web Shop .....

The Moon is absolutely amazing once stamped ..... it is so detailed .....

Well enough of my waffling ..... Here are my Samples for this month ..... I do hope you like them .....

I must admit I did hand cut as usual all the decoupaged stamped images as I find fussy cutting just so de-stressing and after a day's work I can think of nothing nicer than concentrating on cutting these elements out ..... It's not for everyone but it is for me .....







I also must add my last Month's Card which I never got to blog as I was so ill over Christmas and New Year so I was late in posting my Sample ..... But here it is ..... The Theme for January was "Starry Night Sky" and this would have made a lovely Christmas Card .....



Anyway that's it for me for this Challenge ...... So get creating hopefully that winning entry and Good Luck to each and everyone of you .....

Take care and until the next time loads of love .....

Marianne xxx


Thursday, 1 December 2016

December Lavinia Challenge - Magical !!!

Hi

Well today is the start of a new Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps and for December's theme it's "Magical" .....

There is a Voucher for £40.00 that will be given to the winner to spend in the Lavinia Webshop ..... so come on get going and start today in creating what could be the winning entry..... Good Luck to you all !!! .....

If you take a look on Lavinia Stamps Facebook Page you will see the link that will take you through to the Creative Challenge on the Lavinia Stamps Website alternatively you can go direct to the Website and download your entry there .....

Oh Boy ..... did I have a great time creating the latest Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge Samples ..... Here are my Fairy Jars and to be honest I used so many of the different Lavinia Stamps I can't even remember what I did use ..... I am sure that it you picked any of the beautifully designed Stamps and included them on your Jars they would look equally as good ..... Tracey Dutton who designs them herself has designed some awesome stamps ..... If you need to use exactly the same or a specific stamp and you cannot find it please let me know and I will be happy to tell you there names .....

Well here they are my 3 Fairy Jars and I just adore them and they look especially beautiful in the dark with the twinkling battery operated candles glowing ..... They would also make beautiful nightlights for the children to sit and watch as they drift off to sleep ..... ZZzzzzzzzz .....

I do hope you like them as I adored creating these ..... I have added so many photo's in various stages of darkness so you can see what they are like in normal light .....





















Anyway that's it for now as I am trying desperately to do my Christmas Cards ..... So till the next time I hope you all have a peaceful month and try not to stress too much with all the Christmas preparations ......

Take care and love to you all
Marianne
xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November Lavinia Challenge - Let it Snow !!!

Hello again .....

Well it's that time again ..... the start of a new Lavinia Challenge ..... Yay !!!

..... and for this Month's theme it's "Let it Snow" and I really enjoyed this theme but for me just not enough hours in the day for me to get all the ideas done out of my head .....

Now don't forget there is a Voucher for £40.00 that will be given to the winning entry to spend in the Lavinia Webshop so start creating that hopefully winning entry today and enter it into the Lavinia Challenge Category either on the Website or on the Facebook Page .....

Hope you are managing to get started on your Christmas Cards..... Well I'm so behind in fact haven't even started them yet ..... Think they will have to be quickies this year or ssshhhhh bought ones but I will try to get them done otherwise I will feel that I have failed myself..... Oh well !!! ....

Ok...... Here are my samples for this Month's Challenge ..... hope you like them ..... and mostly I hope they inspire you to enter this Month's Challenge .....

The stamps I have used in my first sample are .....

Zen Snowflakes
Woodland Hares
You touch the Dream within my Soul


Mistletoe
Red Squirrel
Fairy Lodgings
Tree Root
Tree Scene
Seasonal Words

Zen Snowflakes
Woodland Hares
Large Owl
Pheasant
Tree Scene
Seasonal Tree
Oak Tree

Snail
Snowflakes
Three Field Mice
Spotty Toadstools
Seasonal Words


You Touch the Dream within my Soul
Snowflakes
Icicles
Spellbound
Mooch



..... well that's it for now so off again to start my Christmas Cards ...... Mmmmm well maybe !!!

Lots of love
and take care till the next time I manage to blog .....
Marianne xxx




Friday, 14 October 2016

October Lavinia Challenge - Blue and Purple Hues

Hello again

I'm back to share with you another of my DT Samples for the Lavinia Stamps October Challlenge "Blue and Purple Hues"......

Don't forget that there's a Voucher of £40.00 to be won so come on get your crafting stash out and your Lavinia Stamps and have a go at creating a beautiful masterpiece that could win you that voucher to spend in the Lavinia Webshop.....

Here's my Sample card and the Stamps I have used are :

Fox 1 ..... Kernal
Fox 2 ..... Peri
Flutterby
Fairybarnacle

Well see you again soon and I'll leave you my card from 2 different views, one Front and one from the side .....

Hope you like it .....



See you again soon .....
Loads of Love
Marianne xxx
























Saturday, 1 October 2016

New Lavinia Stamps Challenge - October Challenge "Blues and Purples"

Yoohoo ..... It's me again ..... and it's already October ..... How time flies .....

I am here to tell that today is the start of a New Lavinia Challenge and for this October the theme is "Blues and Purples" and I really believe this is going to be a Theme that everyone is going to enjoy .....

Don't forget that the winner of the Challenge will win a Voucher for £40.00 to spend in the Lavinia Web Shop and remember there are some gorgeous new stamps to tempt you too !!!

I really have adored playing with the Blues and Purples hues as they really are such pretty colours ..... so go on get out your Lavinia Stamps and mediums and enter for the chance to win that voucher !!! .....

Here are my latest Samples using various tones of Blues and Purples along with some of the beautiful new Lavinia Stamps ..... I do hope you like them .....

For my first card I use the following Stamps .....

Guinevere (Mermaid) Stamp
Forest Spruce
Flutterby
and Fairy Barnacle .....


 


and for my second card .....

Eden (Fairy)
Mini Snail
Moon
and Ocean Flowers .....




Well I off again as I have some more samples to create and they again will be made in the Blues and Purples tones..... OOooooo I can't wait !!! .....

So till I write again ..... I hope you all have a super time in creating a project that could win your that Voucher for £40.00 .....

Take care and  lots of love to you all

Marianne xxx