My lovely followers x

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Lavinia Stamps - December Challenge

Well, how bad am I ??? No blogging done since October.....I just can't believe how fast the time goes, life is just whizzing by 😕
Anyway, just wanted to show a 'classic' Christmas card I made for the new challenge at 
I only used ONE little 'holly' stamp, HERE and a simple sentiment.
I varied the shades of green ink for the leaves, then added loads of Ranger Stickles for the glittery accents.
I think this is quite a traditional kind of card.
Well, that's it for now, back soon with my Lavinia samples for the recent show on Hochanda.
B x


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Lavinia Stamps - October Challenge

Hi folks, back again with a quick post to show my DT card for the new challenge at 
This month, I've used one of the fabulous 'Scene-scapes' as the background....there's lots to choose from.....all available HERE
I've only had time to do one card this month, as we've had loads of summer visitors.
All the stamps are on the website.
Full details of the challenge are on the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page.....the prize is a massive £40 of products, who wouldn't want to win that??
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - September

Oh, dear.......I've just checked this blog and have realised that my post for the September  challenge at LAVINIA STAMPS did not post.
It's a bit too late now, to waffle on about it, so I'll just show you the cards I made as my DT work.

Back soon with the October challenge...... ;-)
Barbara x

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Lavinia Stamps - August Challenge

Hi everyone, well, I can't believe it's almost 5 weeks since I blogged.....where does the time go??
I've just popped on today to say that the August Challenge at 
has started.....the theme this month is 'Hues of Orange & Blue' .....not my fave mix of colours, but hey, it's no problem 😕
I've made a few tags for my DT samples this time, using card stock from
(I had a fab weekend up in Kendal at the Papermilldirect buildings, 2 weeks ago, but I'll tell you more about that in another post)
Anyway, here are my samples 😊😊😊

All stamps can be found on the Lavinia Stamps website, along with the gold foil I used around the edges.
KEEP A LOOKOUT AUGUST 24TH ON HOCHANDA, FOR THE VERY FIRST LAVINIA STAMPS'll be blown away by the fabulous new stamps and the DT samples!
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Lavinia Stamps - July Challenge.

Hi everyone, here we are at the start of another month.....and another challenge at
For July, the theme is CREATE A LANDSCAPE
I got a bit mixed up with the theme title, so my samples aren't exactly landscapes, sorry 😃
Checkout the full details on Lavinia Stamps Facebook page.....the prize, as always is £40 of products!
All cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
I love these houses.....I stamped them onto some previously inked card, then fussy-cut.
 The tag was made from a piece of cardstock onto which I'd applied Brusho's.....I used Glossy Accents on the pebbles and bubbles.
The stamps used are :-
Bella's House
Fairy Inn
Sea Bubbles
All can be found on the Lavinia Stamps Shop, (HERE
Catch you soon,
Barbara x 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Lavinia Stamps - June Challenge

Hi everyone, well I can't believe it's a month since I has been hectic recently. We have quite a big garden which of course, at this time of year needs loads of work. Anyway, I managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of crafting and managed to get a DT sample made for the new challenge at 
The theme for June is 'Hidden Fairy' and as usual there is a fab prize of £40 of products.
Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page for details of how to enter.
This is the sample I've made, I chose to do a shaker card.
I've used all cardstock from PAPERMILLDIRECT ......white hemp and dark violet.
 I've used 3 fairy's in the shaker of them is hidden
 Shake the card to reveal the hidden fairy.
I've used the following stamps :-
Moon Pods
Fairy Buds
Small Pixies. 
All can be found at Lavinia Stamps
Well, that's all for now, back soon with a mid-month inspiration.
In the meantime, I'm going on holiday on Saturday ....yeah!
Catch you soon,
Barbara x


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Lavinia Stamps May Challenge.......

Hi folks, back again with my second post today......
Wanted to let you know that the new LAVINIA STAMPS MAY challenge has now started.
Checkout the Lavinia Stamps  Facebook page to see how to enter.....there's a fab prize of £40 worth of products.
These are my DT samples for this month....

The stamps can be found on Lavinia Stamps website, along with lots of new products.
Don't forget to 'like' the facebook page to see details of winners etc.
Have a good weekend....
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

It's Saturday Again.....Bee Crafty Day!

Hi again, I'm back with another weekend inspiration for BEE CRAFTY .
I have 3 new cards to show, which were featured on the Hochanda show last week.....those BEAUtanical flowers are certainly popular.
All of the new floral stamps are now on the website, along with lots of new products 😀

I've used heat-embossing on all cards. The poppy heads on the bottom card have been watercoloured and covered with 'Glossy Accents'
Well, that's all for now, have a great weekend,
Batbara x