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Friday, 2 March 2018

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - March, Mushrooms and Toadstools by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies. Wow it’s cold, I hope you’re all keeping warm and safe?

I’m late with my post!! Here is my sample for this months Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge the theme for March is Mushrooms and Toadstools. Click on the link to find out how to enter, it’s simple and you don’t need a blog, and the winner chosen by will win a fantastic prize of £40 in vouchers to spend on lovely Lavinia goodies.

I used Distress Oxides which I blended and using Tracey’s technique of using fingertips to dab water on, which controls a where you want the texture, I used a sparkle embossing powder which doesn’t show so well in the photo at the top, using Claire ink in green, on the Whimsical Whisps  it really sparkles in the flesh. I used Claire inks in various colours for my stamping, the inks are beautiful, juicy and a fab selection of colours, they are on the website and really worth investing in.

I hope you like my creation, thank you for visiting.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge- Feb by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, well that’s the end of January, I’m never sorry to see it go along with February lol! These long dark evenings and mornings will be soon shortening, yay! 

Today is the launch of Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge for February and the theme this month is - “Enchanted Woodland”.
 For details on how to enter click on this “link”. You don’t need a blog to enter, all the info you require to enter is there.

The winner is picked by and the prize is a whopping £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia goodies! 

Here are my samples, I’ve used the gorgeous Scenescapes for my creations this time, they are so unique, beautiful quality and when time is a bit of an issue they are fantastic and require very little work to create something sensational.

I used the wonderful Claire inkpads also available on the website, they are second to none.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a comment, it means so much. Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Monday, 29 January 2018

Exciting new products from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Good morning Lovelies, gosh I’ve been very neglectful of my blog lately!

Today I want to share with you some samples I’ve made for Sweet Poppy Stencils featuring the fab New Dies and Stencils yes you read right “Dies” to match some of the popular Stencils. They cut like cutting through butter first pass! 

I’ve used the Poinsettia Stencil with the new gorgeous yellow pearlised paste and cut using the the coordinating die, it’s a little tricky to line up but Lucy advises to make a little mark on the wrong side of the die and about 1cm above the same point on the design, “also a good thing to bare in mind when pasteing through the stencil - writing side up!!! It won’t line up on the reverse!” How do I know this you ask? Hahahaha! So my background is sparkle pens scribbled onto a tile and spritzed with water and then large bubble wrap dipped in and stamped onto card, a few subtle background stamping using a grey ink second generation, and one of the wonderful Sweet Poppy Words simply inked.

A wall hanging made with some Multi media card which I brayered using chalk paints for a random look, again using the gorgeous pearlised pastes and the Mehndi Flower Stencil and Die, I inked over very lightly with black soot Distress ink to knock the whiteness back a bit, I used the Mehndi Flourish Stencil (one of the new Stencils) to create some cohesion to the background and flower using Black Archival ink.

My Christmas card I used the glossy red Paste through the Poinsettia stencil twice and added chunky glitter to the centre and edges while still wet, I created a green layer using a Gelli print in dark greens and just cut with the die, I also used the glossy green paste directly onto my prepared background just to create more depth, I cut and shaped my red Poinsettia’s with die and shaped with my fingers, the pastes dry quite flexible so great for forming petal’s, my background is several layers of Distress Oxides and white pigment ink through the large and small Poinsettia on the stencil, the word is also from a SP Stencil.

My last 2 are made from the same piece of card that I’d created using Distress Oxides. I used translucent paste through the Stencils and once dry hot foiled in black through the Laminator.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I Hope you like my samples, I loved making them. Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge for December - Classic Christmas by Zoe

Good afternoon Lovelis and welcome to my rather neglected blog lol! 

Today I’m posting my sample for the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge you don’t need a blog to enter, just click on my link and you’ll find out all you need to enter. The best thing is, there’s £40 prize in vouchers to spend on Lavinia Products for the winner, chosen by widget.

So onto my sample, I combined some Dies with my stamped image this time, my background was created using the wonderful Distress Oxides, using the “Wrinkle Free Distress technique” did you catch Tracey’s fab tutorial on Facebook live the other day? If you didn’t it’s worth a watch, fabulous!

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you like my card, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge for October by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, and what an awful one it is so far!!! Pouring rain and windy, yuck!

So this months theme for the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge is aptly "All Hollows Eve" you don't need a blog to enter, just click on the link and you'll find all the info you need, and the winner chosen by will win £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia products, how fab is that? 

So here are my samples: my first sample I've used a combination of diecuts from the cutting files available on the website which I cut on my Scan n Cut and stamps, I used Distress inks for my background and to colour my diecuts.

I used a piece of mixed media journal page that was a scrap from another project, I used black soot and peacock feathers Distress Oxide Inkpads and water to create to background, white embossing powder for the moon and Onyx black Versafine Inkpad for the rest of my stamping.

Thank you for visiting, I hope I've inspired you to join in, have a great day xx Zoe xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Lavinia Stamps CreativeChallenge - August

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you're enjoying your summer so far?

I'm sharing with you today my DT samples for Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge, you don't need a blog to join in, but you do need to follow the theme, which this month is "Blues and Orange Hues" all the info you need is here  

I also have some very exciting news to share with you!!! 
Lavinia Stamps will be making their Debut on Hochanda on 24th August featuring some brand new beautiful stamps! 

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

15 minute projects

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my blog.

 Today I'm sharing some cards I made in less than 15 minutes for Chocolate Baroque. 

My first two cards I used Water colour cardstock, I stamped the background stamps using Versamark Inkpad and heat embossed with white Embossing Powder, I then wet the entire card with clean water and used liquid watercolour inks and just let them pool and wick.

My third card speaks for itself really lol.

I hope you like my cards, thank you for visiting, I love reading your comments, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx