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Friday, 19 January 2018

Lavinia Stamps for Topflight Stamps.....

Hi Bloggers, I'm back again with a little woodland scene, using Lavinia also available at
For the background I've used a selection of Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber & Peacock Feathers on watercolour card.
After making my distressed background, I stamped some of my all-time favourite images of Lavinia Stamps using Versafine Inks.......
 The clear stamps are amazing quality, and all are hand-drawn by the creator of Lavinia, Tracey Dutton
 The main images are :-
Tree Root - HERE
Whimsical Hares 
Tree Goddess Luna - HERE
 Once I had matted and layered my top design, I used some Stickles & Liquid Pearls to finish.
 Hope you like it.....
Back soon, happy crafting,

Friday, 12 January 2018

A Valentine Tag

Hi Bloggers, I'm here again with another little Valentine creation for  
This week I covered a wooden heart tag with textured card stock, then inked it with Dylusion Sprays to get the (very) bright background. Using 3 sets of stamps from Carabelle Studio :-
Circles & Stitches....HERE
All My Love HERE
Follow your Heart HERE.
I did a small amount of background stamping, and stencilling. 
Using the small heart from Follow your Heart, I stamped a few images on the tag, then twice onto scrap card in contrasting colours. These were cut out and adhered to the tag.
The sentiment was stamped onto another scrap then trimmed.
Some small pieces of net fabric and a few sequins finished off my project.

Carabelle Studio Stamps are becoming firm favourites and I’ll be using them again soon 🙂 Find the massive selection of designs in the shop HERE
Until then, have a great crafty week ahead, catch you soon,
Barbara x



Friday, 5 January 2018


Hi everyone, I'm back after a long absence with my very first post for 
......and I've got to say I'm very excited to be part of the design team 😀
 My first creation started with a piece of watercolour card stock which I inked with 5 colours of Distress Oxides. (colours listed below)
Using a set of fabulous stamps from Carabelle Studio called 'Follow Your Heart' I stamped the main image onto the card, then again onto an inky scrap. After cutting out the second image, I stuck a bit of muslin underneath then adhered the image on top. 
A few bits of background stamping, a little sentiment from the same set of stamps and I was finished.
Hope you like it......
I'll be back next week with another post, but until then, happy crafting.

The products I used are listed below.....
Carabelle Studio, 'Follow your Heart' stamps.
Distress Oxides....
Picked Raspberry, 
Wilted Violet, 
Fossilized Amber, 
Peacock Feathers 

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