Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sketch Saturday 16th September, guest designer.

Hello crafty friends.

Sketch 481 has begun over on the sketch Saturday challenge blog. Please pop along and take part in the challenge. It's a great way to share your projects! http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/

The sponcers for this week are: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/

We have a great sketch for this week, I have had fun making a project with this one.

This is my card for week three as guest designer for sketch Saturday.

I used spectrum noir markers for this project, PP1, PP4, for the body.
FL3,GB2, for the Beak.
BG2, BG4 for the shoes.
TB1, BT4, TB1, BT4, OR1, CR1, DG2, and DG4 for the hats and scarfs.
The blue around the bird is with TB2.
My card for week two as guest designer is

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sketch Saturday September 2017 guest designer.

It is a great honour to announce that I will be the guest designer for September at sketch Saturday. I'm so looking forward to creating some projects to inspire you all this month. 

My first sketch is #479, the sponsor for this sketch


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I had great fun with this sketch, had lots of ideas, my final choice was to use one of the crazy birds, coloured with spectrum noir pencils. The background was done with distress inks, salty ocean, peacock feathers, cracked pistachios, evergreen bough. Used iced spruce on the stencil. 
The presents were coloured with faded denim distress ink and highlighted with clear sparkle pen. 
Trying very hard to use the free stamps from magazines lately, the sentiment came from a creative stamping magazine. I do hope you like my creation, I look forward to seeing your lovely creations. 

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Lavinia stamps mid-month reminder.

Hello friends

Hope you are all enjoying the summer.
I am on holiday with family and friends, having a great time, but thought I'd pop on the blog with a reminder that there is still time to participate in the August lavinia stamps challenge. the theme this month is Blue and orange hues. dont forget the fabulous prize is a £40 voucher to spend in the Shop. there is a  large variety of  products that can be purchased. the winner is picked randomly so everyone has a chance of winning. for full  details please follow the link,
 Lavinia August Challenge

For my Mid-month sample, I used the following products
http://laviniastamps.com/product/chinese-lantern/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/hanging-lanterns/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/stars-2/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/three-dancing-fairies/

I also  used the following stencil designed by Lavinia stamps.
Chinese Lantern

I used Spiced marmalade distress oxide ink to stamp the chinese lanterns
I also used this to colour the stencil design.
The hanging lantern, words and stars were inked with faded jeans oxide ink.
The background was inked with broken china oxide that was placed on mat, spritzed with water then twisted in a circular  motion, loved the way it looked like the moon in the centre so left it as it was,
highlighted edge with spiced marmalade, highlighted hanging lanterns with orange gel pen, finally used white pen on chinese lanterns
 Good luck with your entries. 

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creative fingers Challenge # 135

Hello Everyone.

Hope the weather is better where you are here in london it has rained a lot in the past few days. the flowers look good though.

The creative fingers challenge #135  has begun over on their blog. Please follow link below for full details. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-135-winners-133.html

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are, Bugaboo stamps


For my card I used Bugbee 3

I used The CC Die,sire honeycomb patchwork embossing folder
Inked with Distress inks, squeezed lemonade, scattered straw and wild honey.
Bugaboo image coloued with following spectum noir pens.
IG1, IG3,IG5,IG7,FS1,TN1,TN3,DG2,DR2,DR4 and TB1,
 The flower is from Honeydoo stamps embossed onto vellum.
happy birthday die from crafters companion .

Had a fab time colouring this image look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.



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Monday, 31 July 2017

August Lavinia Challenge Blue and orange hues.




Hello everyone.
The August lavinia challenge has just begun, the theme for this month is blue and orange hues and will run until the 28th of August. We love to see all your magical creations.

You could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher  chosen at random, to spend in the Lavinia shop. There is a variety of great stamps and goods to buy. For your chance to win please visit the link below for full details.
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

Products used for card 1
http://laviniastamps.com/product/maple-leaf/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/autumn-fall-large/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/bugs-new/
I also used the following stencil, from sweet poppy stencils designed by lavinia stamps.
http://www.sweet-poppy.com/catalog/sweet-poppy-stencil-angelic-words-p-1165.html
For the background I used spiced marmalade, faded jeans and broken china distress oxide inks,
the main images were stamped with onyx black versafine. Clear wink of stella brush marker
white pen and pearl drops were used to highlight images

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Second card

http://laviniastamps.com/product/wild-poppies/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/stones-small/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-1/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-2/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/moon/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/fary-inn/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/birds/
Inked the background with spiced marmalade and broken china distress oxide inks, also used walnut stain, spiced marmalade and faded jeans  to stamp the trees, poppies and moon, they stamped very well, this was the first card I have used the oxides on and I was impressed.
Stamped the fairy inn and the stones with black sparkle embossing powder, then coloured with the oxide inks. The birds were stamped with black onyx versafine ink.


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Happy crafting, I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Lavinia stamps July Mid-month reminder

Just a reminder, there is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps July challenge. The theme this month is, create a landscape. You cold be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher  chose at random, to spend in the Lavinia shop. There is a variety of great stamps and goods to buy. For your chance to win please visit the link below for full details. 
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

I have made a card using a variety of the stamps to give you some inspiration. 
For this card I have used the following stamps.  

I used broken china and seedless preserves distress inks on the background. 
Wilted violet, walnut stain, fired brick and faded jeans oxide inks on the trees, and poppies. The images were stamped with versafine black ink. House and snails were doled with spectrum noir alcohol inks. 

Good luck with your entries.  

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Creative fingers Challenge 133

Hi crafty Friends.

Hope you are enjoying the sun where you are. Here in London its been extremely hot, definitely  needed your hat on, managed to get some colouring done in the garden on Sunday which was nice and relaxing.

Creative fingers Challenge 133, has started on the blog, so please come along and join in the fun.
Our sponsors for this challenge are Rebecca Sinz and Bugaboo stamps.
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-133-winners-131.html

I Picked Tuliphedgie for my project.

The background paper was from my scrapbook stash that I really need to start using. 
The cute little image was coloured using spectrum noir  alcohol pens 
These are the colours I used: FS1, FS3, CG1, CG4, PP3, PL1, PL4, TN5, GB1, GB3, GB5, GB8, TB1, DR1, DR4, IG1, and IG3, also used a white pen. 

Coloured and cut the tulip and ladybird again to use as an embellishment, faux stitched the oblong shapes, then used wonky lines on the edge of the main backing paper. 

Had great fun making and colouring this card, hope you like it 



 

I designed my card using the following sketch 467 from sketch Saturday

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lavinia Stamps June Mid-Month


Hello Friends.

Hope your having a good day, The weather was  fabulous today, nice day to go looking for a hidden fairy once again.

Just a reminder that you have until the 28th of June to get your entries in for this months Challenge. There is a £40 voucher  for the lucky winner picked at random to spend in the Lavinia shop. Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.
Please follow this link if you would like to enter the creative challenge.
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

This is my Mid Month sample, Wanted to make a card I've not done before so I made a box card.
This card was quite simple to make.
First I stamped the tree stamps on heatproof acetate, using versa-mark and black embossing powder, used Broken china, spun sugar mowed lawn and squeezed lemonade distress inks for the background. coloured the   cut file mushrooms with spectrum noir pencils, Used a white pen and sparkle pen for highlights. Added a few Pearls to front card to finish it off.

I have added a small video on my facebook page if you would like to pop over and take a look, please follow the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/rosemary.rogers.7712?fref=nf&pnref=story

I used the following Lavinia stamps  on my card
   http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-1/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-2/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/miniature-flowers/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/snail-mini/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/birds/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/slender-mushrooms/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/three-dancing-fairies/
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/wild-mushrooms-cf/
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Good luck Everyone and thanks for visiting. 

I have entered the following challenge 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Creative Fingers Challenge 132

Hello friends.

June has arrived, lighter evenings are here so more time to craft with better light to work with,

It's time for a new challenge at creative fingers challenge blog. Our fabulous sponsors for challenge 132  are WinkWinkInk.
The theme for this challenge is anything goes so why not pop over to the blog and join in the challenge .http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

 I used  Fiona the cute goldfish for my project, I thought she was really cute when I saw her.


Here is my finished card.
I have entered this card in the following challenges.
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/wk-24-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html

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I used Cracked Pistachio, wilted violet and broken china distress inks
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I then spayed background with water.
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While this was drying I coloured in the gold fish
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These are the spectrum noir pencils I used  
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I used designs by Ryn stamps with black versafine ink. 
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Then placed goldfish to decide if I needed anything more
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I stamped some lavinia stamps sea bubbles 
 with white embossing powder then placed a few sequins
around card, stamped sentiment which was free from creative stamping magazine, then used a white pen to highlight the stamped images.
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 I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Lavinia Stamps June Challenge

Hello Friends.

Welcome to June! Summer is on the way! so I thought we could hunt for a hidden garden!

Lavinia stamps would like to invite all the Lavinia stamp enthusiasts, along with all crafters that love stamping to participate in the June challenge, that has started today. The theme for June is Hidden Fairy. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 Gift Voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop.

You can enter the Challenge here: http://laviniastamps.com/june-challenge-a-hidden-fairy/


I have had a play with The Green Man stamp and I love Him.

I had an empty Crisp tin that I had been saving for this project,as I thought I would do a hidden Garden inside the tin.  To start with I stamped out the  The Green Man onto centura pearl card (plain side). using black versafine ink. Coloured the image using spectrum noir pencils. highlighted some areas with a white pen, then cut out image so I could decoupage it onto my tin. Next I cut a piece of card the same dimensions as my tin, then used the Tim Holtz wood grain stencil as I wanted the tin to resemble a tree stump. I used old paper, gathered twigs, rusty hinge, and forest moss Tim Holtz distress inks. I then stamped The Green Man onto my background, along with  Climbing Ivy and Small Mushroom stamps, to finish off the tree stump I used Oak leaf cutting files around the top edge, coloured with spectrum noir pencils, I then hand drew growth rings on an inked circle for the top,  made a signpost saying 'can you find the hidden garden' added a little flowersoft around base of signpost. For the inside  of the hidden garden I used the new Lavinia cutting files, Woodland,  wild mushrooms, Jade Fairy, I stamped out the wings From Fairy Shaylee then stamped the red squirrel and cut this out. Placed them on the inside of the lid, which is now the base, decorated this with flowersoft to represent grass and small flowers. I have really enjoyed making this project wish I had taken pictures at each stage, this is something for me to start thinking about. hope you like my project and i look forward to seeing all your lovely Creations good luck to all that enter the challenge






I have entered this project in the following challenge: 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Lavinia stamps May mid-month sample.


There is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps May challenge, you could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop.  The theme for May is create your own vision. 

I used the following products for my mid month sample. 
Faded jeans and seedless preserves distress inks. 

I used the distress inks and a large circle mask for the background, then stamped spellbound fairy hovering in front of moon with black versafine ink. Finally stamped tree, grass and fushsias with black versafine. Mounted on to black and white card.
I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 
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Monday, 1 May 2017

Lavinia stamps May Challenge.

Happy May Day.
The Lavinia stamps  May  challenge is well underway on the Facebook page. The theme for May is Create your own vision. The prize is a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia store. To participate in the challenge and full details please follow the following link
  
 http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

My first card for this month used the following products. 

I created the background by painting the rock face with distress oxide inks vintage photo, walnut stain, broken china and faded jeans. I highlighted the water with wink a Stella. I fussy cut the cherry blossom, mermaid and pebblesl, then attached them to the background.

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For my second card I used the following products.

I created the background with Faded jeans,seedless preserves and black soot distress inks. Then dropped water on background. I flicked gilding paste liquid on background, once sticky used silver leaf. I also used black Versafine ink. The moon was stamped and ebossed with silver embossing powder. I used the spotty toadstool stamp on the background planets. The fairy buds were embossed on card with white embossing powder then stamped on to white card with black versafine, then fussy cut and placed on card. Sentiment was stamped with versafine then embossed with White embossing powder. 
Was really pleased with the finished card as it was something totally different. 

I look forward to your fabulous creations and good luck in the draw for the £40 gift voucher. 

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Creative fingers challenge # 129

Hello! 
I can't believe we are almost at the end of April! The weather has been doing strange things this week a little bit of everything here in the U.K. Even had to turn the heating on mid week as it got very cold indoors as well. Kept myself busy by colouring in this very sweet image by Bugaboo stamps. They are our fab sponcers for this challenge. For more info please visit http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Here is the link for the Bugaboo image https://bugaboostamps.com/products/kidz-ice-cream
Once again I have coloured them in using spectrum noir alcohol pens. 
GB7, GB8, GB10, TN2, GB7, GB8, FS2, FS5, FS6, TB1, TB3, TB4, LV1, LV2, IG4,IG6, CG1, CG2, CR5, CR7 and EB5. 
I found some old scrapbook pages that matched the theme so I used these in the background, ice cream embellishment was also from backing paper just added a few glitter sprinkles. 
I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. 

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I have entered this card in the following challenge.
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/week-18-anything-goes-digi-choosday.html

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lavinia stamps


Good evening Folks.
The Lavinia stamps April challenge is well underway on the Facebook page. The theme for April is Buds and Blooms. The prize is a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia store. to participate in the challenge and full details please follow the following link
  http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

My cards for this month used the following products..
http://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-pods/

The fairy pods were stamped onto parchment paper with white embossing powder then highlighted with clear winkastella.
For the background I used Evergreen bough and shaded lilac distress ink the Rose stencil is designed by Lavinia stamps and is available from  sweet poppy stencils. i then highlighted the border with a purple glitter pen  

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For card 2 I used 
http://laviniastamps.com/product/thistles/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/zen-flower-3/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/zen-flutterby/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/magical-birthday/

For the background I used worn liptsick and squeezed lemonade  distress inks
First I stamped the zen flower 3 onto my card stock, then masked them before stamping the thistles, leaving the zen flower masked, I used ink dusters to do the background I then stamped zen blossom with scattered straw distress ink. Gave the flowers a stem using the fairy pod flower stamp drew in a border freehand. final touch was dots of glitter around outside of main flower then decoupaged  another flower on top of front flower embellished with red glitter pen and a black bead.

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Creative fingers challenge

Good evening! 
Welcome to creative fingers challenge 127.
Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are oddball art
They have some great digi stamps,for this challenge I have chosen 

Molly "Ice" Malloco Interstellar Moon Walker Image (link below).

I have spectrum noir pencils and alcohol pens to colour the image. 
I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations. 
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Monday, 13 March 2017

March mid-month

Hi folks.
Just a reminder there is still time to take part in the Lavinia stamps challenge.
You could win a £40 voucher to spend in the store, the theme for this month is colour, sparkle and bling. My card for the mid month reminder was fun to make. Loved colouring the toadstools, I used sukura gel pens. The background was made with distress inks, mowed lawn and tumbled glass.
I used the following stamps with Honeydoo stamps black sparkle embossing powder.
  http://laviniastamps.com/product/zen-toadstool/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-scene/
The hexagon shape and faux stiching was cut on the scan a cut. 
Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations and good luck. 
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Lavinia stamps March challenge.

          Good evening. 
March has arrived so it's time for the Lavinia stamps challenge, which starts today. The theme for this month is sparkle and bling.   
The winner picked at random will win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store. For full details on the challenge please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page. 


I look forward to seeing your creations this month. 

I have made to cards to inspire your imagination. 
Card one.
The first card was a distress inked background using mustard seed,salty ocean, festive berries,barn door, and bundled sage  distress inks. 

The stamps I used on this card were:î
I used versamark and Honeydoo silver sparkle embossing powder  to give me my sparkle and silver embossing powder on the spiders web and dragonflies and sequins for the bling. 

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I have entered this card in the following challenge. 

For my second card I used
http://www.sweet-poppy.com/catalog/sweet-poppy-stencil-maple-leaf-p-880.html
The butterfly stencil was also a Lavinia design by sweet poppy stencils but I was unable to find the link. 
For the maple leaf stencil I used fired brick distress ink. 
For the butterfly I used white gesso, once dried I highlighted with winkastella sparkle pen. 

The background was made with seedless preserves, mustard seed, salty ocean,faded jeans and festive berries distress inks. 
The stamps used were. 
I used versafine and Honeydoo black sparkle embossing power for the dragon pods, then used glossy accents in the centre of the pods. White embossing powder for the snowflake stamp, with a pink crystal embellishment in centre. 
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Happy crafting. 


Friday, 17 February 2017

Creative fingers Challenge 125.

Good morning crafty friends. 

The creative fingers  challenge 125 is underway.
The theme as always is anything goes. 
Please pay a visit to the blog to find out full details.
 http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/


Our fabulous sponsors for challenge 125 are...
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

And

https://www.scrappydew.com/


https://www.scrappydew.com/

I have made a card to inspire your creativity.

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For this project I used:
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/BUGBEE03-bugaboo-bee-03_p_4190.html
The background stamps are Hobby art busy bees stamps.
I used Wild honey and Hickory smoke distress inks, and black versafine for images.
I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Pens :FS1, FS3, DR2, BG2, BG4, BG8 and JG2.
I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/
http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.craftingcircle.com/Bloggit/?cat=3279
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Lavinia Mid Month Reminder

Good afternoon friends. 
Wow we are half way through February. There is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps challenge. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia shop. 
Here is my mid month sample to inspire your creativity. 
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For the background I have used distress inks. Chipped sapphire, faded jeans, wilted violet and black soot.
 I have used the following stamps. 
I used the fairies from the following cutting file

I look forward to seeing your entries. 


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Creative fingers February challenge number 1.

Good morning crafty friends. 
Wishing you all a fabulous Friday. 
The creative fingers challenge has started today the theme is anything goes. Please visit the blog for more details. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/challenge-124-and-winners-122.html?m=1
The Sponsors for this challenge are Rick St John. I choose the owl from Jason and the argonauts. 

I Coloured the image with the following spectrum noir alcohol pens. CT1,CT3, GB3, DR3, DR5, TB2, PP4 and a blue sukura jelly roll pen. 

I used a clarity stencil and brushos for the background, used yellow, purple and orange brushos. 
The "don't let life ruffle your feathers" and feather stamps were free from a magazine. 
Good luck in the challenge, looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations. 

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Lavinia stamps February challenge.


Good morning.
It's the first of February, the Lavinia stamps challenge starts today. The theme for this month is full moon. 
The winner picked at random will win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store. For full details on the challenge please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page. 


I look forward to seeing your creations this month. 

I have made to cards to inspire your imagination. 
Card one.
The first card was a distress inked background using chipped sapphire, stormy sky, faded jeans, tumbled glass, broken china, black soot and old paper distress inks. 
The reflection on the water was made using a ripple effect embossed acetate, I dapped it with a moonlight silver dew drop ink pad. 
The stamps I used on this card were:

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Card two. 
Distress ink background using, seedless preserves, festive berries, dried marigold,peacock feathers, mowed lawn and soot black distress inks. Used gede guilding paste with silver mirror leaf in the background too. Stamped the tree onto acetate, the moon and the badger were stamped onto card and embossed with  Honeydoo silver sparkle embossing powder and cut out. Then placed on card. 
The stamps I used for this card were: 

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Lavinia stamps Mid month sample.

Good afternoon. 

Wow! We are half way through January , there is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps January challenge. The theme this month is starry starry night.  The lucky winner picked at random will receive a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop. I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 

I have made a card to inspire your imagination, 
For this card I used Alchol inks and yupo paper, two craft items I've never used before, I did enjoy working with these mediums. 
For the background I used Denim ink on a felt pad and swiped from side to side. 
For the rocky grassy area I used steam, citrus and a small amount of purple twilight alcohol ink squeezed on to a felt pad any dapped it over the bottom part of the card. It's fascinating to watch the reaction to the paper. I then stamped the  http://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-lodgings/ and http://laviniastamps.com/product/vine-new/ images with black archival ink.  The star stamp http://laviniastamps.com/product/stars-1/ was stamped with a dew drop white ink pad. Also used this stamp for the card background. 
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