Thursday 28 November 2013

Lavinia Scene

I've been busy this week making lots of new cards for my craft stall at another Ladies' Night evening.  It's given me an excuse to have another good play with my recently purchased Lavinia Stamps!

Sunday 24 November 2013

Christmas is coming.....!

Most of my Christmas cards are now made and it's not even December!  This must be a first!!!   Sixty made already.....just a few more to go.  Here's are my three designs for this year.
The first card is made using Lavinia stamps.  I wanted to keep the design quite simple to make the beautiful silhouette in the middle stand out.
I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz die for the houses on this card.  Each house was backed with yellow card, which proved to be more time consuming than I first thought it would be, as all the houses are different sizes!  The stamp is from Inkylicious.
At the NEC this month, saw this beautiful Cheery Lynn Designs - Winter Neighbourhood Border die.  I thought it would be a perfect die for 'New Home' cards too.

Thursday 21 November 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge #9 Bright Hot Colours.

After a week long celebration for my birthday (a big one this year!), which included a surprise weekend in London with my husband Alan, followed by a surprise four night break in Pisa and Florence with my daughter Joanna, I've now had time to play with my new Lavinia stamps.  Alan did a great job by telling a group of my friends that I would like Lavinia Stamps vouchers for my birthday. I was able to take them to the NEC and came home with a bag filled with new stamps!  The challenge on the Lavinia Stamps blog this month is 'Bright Hot Colours'. Here is my entry using one of my new stamps.
Most of my Lavinia Stamps are silhouette ones, which I love, but I really like the effect of this stamp, which I've coloured in with Promarkers.  I think I may need to put a few of these on my Christmas wishlist! 
Visit the Lavinia Stamps blog  to see all the beautiful projects this month.