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Saturday, 1 April 2017

It's already April and it's time for a New Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge ..... Buds and Blooms .....

Hello and welcome to April .....

It's the start of a New Lavinia Stamps Challenge and this month it's Buds and Blooms ......

Now don't forget the winner of the Challenge will win a £40.00 voucher to spend in the Lavinia Stamps Web Shop ..... and of course there are new Stamps out so you could spend the voucher on those .....

Here are my Samples that I have created for this Month's Challenge and I am hoping that these may just help you with some inspiration to make your beautiful works of art ......

For my first card the stamps I used are .....

Fairy Inn
Bella's House
Secret Passage
and Cherry Blossom .....






...... and for my second card the stamps I used are .....

Chinese Lanterns
Wild Poppies
Mice
Sky
and  Never let go .....

 



Well have fun creating your entry and don't forget you have only till 28th April to get those entries in .....

Good luck and most of all enjoy your crafting !!! .....

Loads of love
Marianne xxx

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