Friday, 1 November 2013

Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks, Stickles, Sweet Poppy Stencil, Black glossy Embossing paste and Micro beads.

Hi there,

A new Challenge has just started at Lavinia Stamps
the theme for November is 'Bright Hot Colours'.
Enter for a chance to win a whopping £40 voucher for New Lavinia  stamps.

Here are my DT samples, which I hope will give you a bit of inspiration.

I have used three of Lavinia's new Zen stamps for this 6"x 6" card,
Using Distress inks and a moon mask, I coloured the background, then stamped the Zen plant stamp and the Zen mini stamps around the bottom of the card, using a white Posca pen to add highlight's.
I stamped and heat embossed the fab Zen butterfly in black, onto heat resistant acetate, flipped it over and coloured the back using Promarkers, cut it out and added it to the card using silicone gel, 
and lastly added stickles for sparkle.

My second card is again 6"x 6", and uses the gorgeous Zen Tree stamp and Flowers, with a Distress ink background, the tree is coloured with Promarkers, 
and again I've used Stickles.

Third and lastly is an 8"x 8" card, and for this I have used Distress inks for the background, the Lavinia stamp Tree set, (which was sold on QVC, by Imagination Crafts, and also sold by Lavinia Stamps at Aly Pally).
 With this I used a Sweet Poppy Stencil, (designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia), with a Black glossy paste and micro beads, and of course Stickles.
The other stamps I used were GrassBullrushes and Birds.

I hope you will all have a go at the Challenge, what have you got to loose !!!

Thank you for visiting, and for your inspirational comments.

Bye for now, hugs Pauline xxxx


  1. My dear friend, these are amazing projects, I just can't pick a favourite they are all stunning xx

  2. Wow, these are all amazing Pauline! Amazing colours and design. big hugs! xxx

  3. Gorgeous designs Pauline - I lurve that butterfly - so much I had to buy it LOL ! x

    1. Ooh!!! Pauline these are just amazing Hun, really really love these designs and I'm so into these colours at the moment
      P xx

  4. Oh wow Pauline these are amazing, gorgeous colours lots of huggles Sue xx

  5. Wow there fabulous such beautiful cols xxx

  6. WOW these are breathtaking Pauline, I love, love, love them all...I love the designs and the colours are so beautiful and vibrant.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  7. Wow Pauline - these are fabulous - beautiful bright colours and fabulous images - great cards!!

  8. Love them all Pauline but the butterfly is definitely a WOW! Kx

  9. WOW Pauline these are stunning! I love them all.

    Linda xxx

  10. All amazing but the butterfly is my favourite, so beautiful xx

  11. I love all of these the autumn colours are fab. Big hugs x x x

  12. WOW breathtaking cards with the wonderful new stamps, love them all, My favorite card is with the trees:-)
    Wish you a nice sunday,
    hugs Anja

  13. Pauline, these are just simply Works of Art, I would have them hanging on my walls, in a minute, stunning xxx

  14. Omg these are stunning loving the trees with bright colours Hugs Sandra xx

  15. I love all of these cards, way could I choose a favourite. Very clever crafting xx

  16. These are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

  17. WOW, orange is like my favorite color so I am totally in LOVE with these. WOW, stunning work. Cheers, Holley

  18. Super post Pauline... many thanks xxx I just ADORE that Butterfly .. great cards all of 'em but that butterfly is so gorgeous!!!
    E xxx

  19. Gorgeous cards Pauline. I particularly love the one with the trees. Di xx

  20. All of these are really gorgeous Pauline - I do love the colors!!