Monday, 1 July 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge, July, 'Use a punch or a die', my DT samples.

Howdy from tropical Dorset,

The weather today has been wonderful, we did so much walking, but maybe I didn't top up the sun cream enough times, as I am a little lobsterish, lol !!!!

Today a new Challenge starts on the Lavinia Stamps Challenge blog,
It is called 'Use a punch or a die',
so come on, get your Lavinia stamps out, and have fun and enter, of course you could win a fantastic prize of a £40 voucher to spend on more Lavinia goodies.

Check out the great DT samples and the rules on the blog

My first card is a 6"x 6" square, I used a Spellbinders window frame die, put acetate in the windows and in the ornate top, stamped a scene, which I cut out to fit the frame, added 2 fairies, stamped onto acetate and attached so that they are flying, added some stickles, and a sentiment.

The Lavinia stamps I used were,
Tree scene, Bluebells, Creeping vine, and 3 Small dancing fairies.
You can see and purchase these stamps

My second card, is again 6"x 6", (I do love this size),

I used Pan Pastels for the background, a Marianne Bird on a branch die, coloured with distress inks, stamped the birds and Cherry blossom in 'Sepia' ink, again coloured with Distress inks, used a tiny punch for the flowers, stamped a sentiment and finished off with some stickles.

The Lavinia Stamps I used were,
Cherry blossom and Birds and The World of Beauty sentiment.
They can be seen and purchased


I hope they give you a little inspiration,

Thanks for visiting,
See you soon.



  1. These two are FABULOUS!!
    Love 'em both ... so pretty
    E xx

  2. Wow! Two fabulous cards Pauline, both are gorgeous, but I have to say the second one with all those tiny blossoms is amazingly beautiful I love it. Xx Zoe xx

  3. Two more fabulous cards Pauline.
    In the first one I love the way you've used the window frame and acetate, such a pretty die.
    Well what can I say about the second one - you know I'm a huge fan of Panpastels - I love the way you used them in your background the pink is so effective xx

  4. No way can I choose between these cards, they are both fab.....enjoy the rest of your holiday, but keep up with the sun-cream ;-) xx

  5. WOW these are stunning cards Pauline, love the gorgeous scenes created and the beautiful stamps.

    Linda xxx

  6. Both so beautiful, but adore the one with the bird. Lovely cards.

  7. Hope your having a fab holibob Pauline!! cards are stunning love those flowers on the bird one!! huggles hun Sue xx

  8. Such gorgeous cards as usual Pauline! Love the glitter on the acetate windows, and all the tiny pretty flowers with the sweet little bird! xxx

  9. Love both these cards Pauline, especially the one with the fairies. Kx

  10. Two fabulous cards, love all the detail on the tree and the sparkle through the window, amazing.

    Sylv xx

  11. Pauline these are both stunning cards, love the first one soooo beautiful xx

  12. These are so beautiful Pauline. Love them both.

  13. Pauline these are both absolutely stunning! My favorite is the second card as I love the 3D blossom and bird. Such beautiful colour combinations and details.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  14. Wow that window scene is beautiful, such a fab idea :)

  15. Two fabulous cards - so much detail in both. Love the window one especially though!

  16. WOW there both stunning so love the window idea xxx

  17. Oh my these are gorgeous Pauline fabulous designs.

    Joan x

  18. I love the blossoms too! Fabulous! TFS

  19. Stunning cards. I especially love the cherry blossom one, all those tiny flowers look amazing

  20. Stunning projects love the fairies but the cherry blossom is wonderful .Thanks you for sharing it wit us at Crafty Bloggers Network, hugs Txx (DT)

  21. Just catching up,hope you had a good holiday.
    P x