Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Lavinia Stamps, Sweet Poppy Stencils, Distress inks, Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium.

Happy New Year to all my friends and followers, both old and new, 
I hope it will be a Happy and Healthy one, and that it brings all your hopes and dreams

Today sees the start of the first Lavinia Stamps Challenge of 2014,
 the theme for January is 'Add some Glitter'.

There's a new feature to the Challenge, 
if you haven't got a blog, don't worry, you can now enter by Email, details are HERE, so come on, there's no excuse not to enter now !!!! The prize of course is a whopping £40 to spend on new goodies from Lavinia.

I have made 3 cards to help inspire you, all of course using copious amounts of Stickles glitter, lol !!!!

My first card is 7"x 7", and uses a Sweet Poppy stencil, designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps, I used Imagination Crafts 'Sparkle Medium' through it, in 3 colours.
The Lavinia Stamps used are..... 
Fairy Couple, Bluebells, Flower Trail, Leaf Trail, The World is full of Beauty,
The Trumpet Fairy, was from a Lavinia set from QVC, as was the Scene Scape used for the background.

My second card is 6" x 8", and again uses a Sweet Poppy Stencil, designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps, but this time I coloured through the stencil with Distress inks, then used Translucent Paste and Micro beads.

The stamps I used are.........
Birds, Lavender, and Nigela Damascena.
I created the background using Distress inks, and loads of Stickles !!!

The last card is 6"x 6".

The Stamps used are.....
Mushroom Dwelling, Birds, Stars 2, Stars and Zen Home is Where the Heart is.

Again I created the background using Distress inks, the Mushroom Dwelling was coloured using Inktense pencils, and the sentiment was heat embossed using 'Wow' Pink Fizz powder, and the finishing touch was loads of Stickles.

All stamps can be seen and purchased HERE,
and you can see all the DT inspiration and enter the Challenge HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations, thank you for taking the time to visit, and to leave me your comments.

Hugs to you all, Pauline xxxx


  1. Beautiful colours Pauline - love your skies. Happy New Year! x

  2. Happy New Year to you too Pauline! Your cards are absolutely stunning! I love the gorgeous designs and fabulous colours.

    Linda xxxx

  3. Wonderful cards all 3 Pauline, just beautiful.

  4. Happy New Year Pauline!
    Love all your samples and particularly love your shading on the mushroom house. Hope we get to catch up in 2014 xxx

  5. Happy New Year my dear friend, wow wow and wow! I love them all, so pretty and such fabulous colours, I'm so in awe of your work xx hugs, Zoe xx

  6. All so wonderfully atmospheric and sparkly!! Beautiful as always. Wishing you a fab 2014! Big hugs xxxxx

  7. These are fabulous, Pauline....I always study your work, and try to guess which bits you do first....then give up and simply admire them. LOL Happy new year xx

  8. These are gorgeous Pauline, how do you find the time to produce so many wonderful works of art? Happy New Year. Kx

  9. Amazing creations, love the design and the glitter makes a fabulous effect.
    Dear Pauline,
    I wish you a successful, healthy Happy New Year 2014
    Big hugs Anja

  10. hello pauline:
    happy 2014! wishing you lots of health, prosperity, love and lots and lots of imagination and inspiration in your creativity! looking forward to strengthening our "blog" relationship! your cards are gorgeous, so much work put into them, the bead one is fantastic and the heart one too TFS
    hugs bibiana

  11. Your stuff is simply STUNNING.... love all the attention to detail and the colours just SING!!
    Happy New Year to you and Rob, Pauline.
    Eileen xxxx

  12. These are fabulous - couldn't choose which one is best as they are all so pretty. Love them!
    Happy New Year

  13. Wow, these are fabulous,
    Happy new year Sweetie xxx

  14. Gorgeous, beautiful cards love all the glitter xxx

  15. wow these have the wow factor Pauline - love them x

  16. Gorgeous cards... Love em all... My fav is the vibrant mushroom stamp at the end.. Colours are so vibrant and delish... But the others are fabulous too.. Happy new year Px

  17. Happy new year pauline hope 2014 is a good one for you
    Fantasy isn't my thing but I have to say you do it beautifully
    P xx

  18. Wow, they are all just stunning, think my fave is the first one with the heart, though that mushroom is to die for! Gorgeous bright and beautiful!! Cheers, Holley

  19. Happy New Year! Just love all these cards, but have to say the last one is my favourite - fabulous vibrant colours and great scene x

  20. Stunning work. I just found your blog and like your work so much I just subscribed to your blog.

  21. Amazing cards, all beautiful but I do love the Mushroom Dwelling.

    Sylv xx

  22. Hi Pauline, Wow these are all stunning, love them all. Love the glittery feel, they are so enchanting.

    Hugs Erin x

  23. Pauline, as always you blow me away with your creativity, I just love the scenes you create!.x

  24. Fabulous designs Pauline, loving all the colourful glitter.
    All good wishes for 2014 xx