Sunday, 30 September 2012

Addicted to ink dusters & Lavinia stamps

To justify buying even more Lavinia stamps at the NEW Hobbycraft Fair in November, I'm trying to get planty of use out of the ones I have already:

I'm entering this one in these challenges:
Divas By Design - Fairies & Fantasy
Crafts & Me - Favourite Colour (Mine is purple!)

I'm entering this last one in the Crafty Pad - Floral challenge

Autumn Already!

I've had a go at making some CAS cards with Lavinia stamps, and this is what I've come up with:

I'm entering the leafy one in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Autumn Leaves
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn Colours
Paper Pretties - Fall Inspired
Stamptacular - It's Your Birthday

Get Well Soon

I made this card for a friend of mine, who needed a Get Well card for a very close friend of hers. I used my new wisteria ink pad, and Lavinia stamps, and added some stickles and gems.

I'm entering this in the Cupcake Craft Challenge 'Fairytales' challenge, the Simon Says Stamp 'Anything Goes' challenge & the Heck of a Challenge 'First Challenge - Anything Goes' challenge.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Colour Throwdown Challenge

There's a challenge over at Colour Throwdown:

I'm entering this card in the challenge:

A Reiki Thank You

Here's a card I made for a friend. She needed a Thank You card for a friend who loves cats, reiki and purple. This is what I came up with. I hope she'll like it :)

I printed the reiki symbol, cat and sentiment, stamped flowers with versamark and clear embossed them, then used ink dusters to add colour. I stamped more flowers in red and purple, and then made a beaded embellishment to hang from the side, made with a handmade glass bead, an amethyst chip, and spiralled wire.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


Crafty Sentiments have a 'Let's Sparkle' challenge at the moment, so I made these, which are smothered in star dust stickles:

I'm also entering in the Heck of a Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Flower Trees

Lately I've been trying to make 2 of every card rather than one, cutting down on the time I spend planning and faffing! Anyway, I made a flower tree and got a bit carried away - ended up making 6, in different colours:

I used ink dusters for the background, a digi for the tree, and then inked up some white paper scraps to punch flowers out of, as the inked colour looked more mottled and interesting than just using coloured card.

I'm entering the red one in the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Make Your Own Background
Crafty Creations - A Summer Scene
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Flowers

Something Fishy...

My lovely neighbour across the road has a grandson who just turned 18. He's really into fishing, so we got him some vouchers for fishing gear, and I've had a go at making a fishing-related card. I really don't like making cards for blokes, as they don't seem to appreciate glitter, ribbon or flowers :-s  So here's my attempt at a blokey fishing-related card:

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
By the Cute & Girly - Boys / Men
The Squirrel & the Fox - One for The Men
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Sports