Under The Sea Challenge at Country View Challenges

Welcome to September’s challenge at Country View Challenges – our theme this month is Under The Sea, and I have created a tag using a beautiful stamp from Lavinia Stamps. The background was created by blending Distress Oxide inks, the spritzing a little water to…

Lavinia Stamps – Evening Zen

It’s been a while since I created anything with the beautiful Lavinia Stamps, but I fancied having  a go at their monthly Facebook challenge ‘Any Colour Goes.’ If you like my card then you can go and click ‘Like’ here. Here is what I came…

Pretty In Pink

I’m not much of a fan of all things girly, but it does me good to step out of my comfort zone every now and then! I created the background by first blending some Warm Lipstick Distress Ink around the edge of my card then…

GDT at Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes

I was excited to be asked to join the May Challenge at Crafting by Designs as a Guest Designer, and have created this pretty card for you!   I created the bird background with a beautiful mask from Splodgeaway and several colours of Distress Inks.…

Kickstart Your Art – Day 1: Lots of Layers

Smeared and Smudged are making us blow off the cobwebs and get thinking creatively with a week-long journal contest with daily prompts. Today’s theme is ‘Lots of Layers’. I started by creating a stripy wash of blue and green acrylic paint on my page. Once…

Day 26 – 31 Days of Halloween

Today’s make for the 31 Days of Halloween is a beautiful card featuring Eloise from Lacey Sunshine. I have coloured her with Promarkers and Copics, before carefully cutting out. The backing papers are by Graphic 45. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the ‘branches’…

Through the Hobbit Hole…

These lovely stamps are all by Lavinia Stamps and I have created a little scene with them. I used Distress inks to create my background, using shades of blue and purple for the bottom layer, and blue and green for the frame. I using Artiste…

What’s In A Book? – Smeared And Smudged June Member Blog Hop

It’s time for another round of inky antics with the June Member Blog Hop over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum, and if you are following the blog roll you will have arrived here from Erin’s blog. This month we are all altering found objects,…

Away With The Fairies

As a lot of you will have seen, this month’s copy of Papercraft Essentials has some pretty Lavinia Stamps as it’s cover gift. I have put them to use in this colourful card:   I stamped the fairy with black Versafine ink and cut her…

My Adventures With Lavinia

If you were expecting an epic tale of how myself and an imaginary lady called Lavinia saved the world from certain doom, you will be disappointed! However, if you would like to see my first attempt at cardmaking with Lavinia Stamps, then you should be…