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Friday, 2 February 2018

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge- Feb by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, well that’s the end of January, I’m never sorry to see it go along with February lol! These long dark evenings and mornings will be soon shortening, yay! 

Today is the launch of Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge for February and the theme this month is - “Enchanted Woodland”.
 For details on how to enter click on this “link”. You don’t need a blog to enter, all the info you require to enter is there.

The winner is picked by Random.org and the prize is a whopping £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia goodies! 

Here are my samples, I’ve used the gorgeous Scenescapes for my creations this time, they are so unique, beautiful quality and when time is a bit of an issue they are fantastic and require very little work to create something sensational.

I used the wonderful Claire inkpads also available on the website, they are second to none.







Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a comment, it means so much. Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Monday, 29 January 2018

Exciting new products from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Good morning Lovelies, gosh I’ve been very neglectful of my blog lately!

Today I want to share with you some samples I’ve made for Sweet Poppy Stencils featuring the fab New Dies and Stencils yes you read right “Dies” to match some of the popular Stencils. They cut like cutting through butter first pass! 

I’ve used the Poinsettia Stencil with the new gorgeous yellow pearlised paste and cut using the the coordinating die, it’s a little tricky to line up but Lucy advises to make a little mark on the wrong side of the die and about 1cm above the same point on the design, “also a good thing to bare in mind when pasteing through the stencil - writing side up!!! It won’t line up on the reverse!” How do I know this you ask? Hahahaha! So my background is sparkle pens scribbled onto a tile and spritzed with water and then large bubble wrap dipped in and stamped onto card, a few subtle background stamping using a grey ink second generation, and one of the wonderful Sweet Poppy Words simply inked.


A wall hanging made with some Multi media card which I brayered using chalk paints for a random look, again using the gorgeous pearlised pastes and the Mehndi Flower Stencil and Die, I inked over very lightly with black soot Distress ink to knock the whiteness back a bit, I used the Mehndi Flourish Stencil (one of the new Stencils) to create some cohesion to the background and flower using Black Archival ink.


My Christmas card I used the glossy red Paste through the Poinsettia stencil twice and added chunky glitter to the centre and edges while still wet, I created a green layer using a Gelli print in dark greens and just cut with the die, I also used the glossy green paste directly onto my prepared background just to create more depth, I cut and shaped my red Poinsettia’s with die and shaped with my fingers, the pastes dry quite flexible so great for forming petal’s, my background is several layers of Distress Oxides and white pigment ink through the large and small Poinsettia on the stencil, the word is also from a SP Stencil.


My last 2 are made from the same piece of card that I’d created using Distress Oxides. I used translucent paste through the Stencils and once dry hot foiled in black through the Laminator.







Thank you so much for visiting today, I Hope you like my samples, I loved making them. Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx