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Saturday 2 November 2013

New Challenge at Lavinia Stamps....... Bright, Hot Colours

Hi again.....I'm back tonight with my DT cards for the new challenge at 
This month the theme is BRIGHT, HOT COLOURS.....which, if you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know are my favourites x
Get ya thinking caps on everyone, 'cos the prize is a massive £40 of goodies from Lavinia Stamps....
Here are my DT cards.....

All cardstock is from
The background colours have been done using Colour Chemistry inks from
OAK HOUSE STUDIO  and loads of Cosmic Shimmer. All stamps from Lavinia.

This pine tree stamp is one of my most favourite by Tracey Dutton at Lavinia. I absolutely adore it!
White hammered cardstock from Papermill, Distress Inks from Tim Holtz and a Lavinia sentiment x

This one is for my great-great niece, who is 3 on December 27th......Get me!...being so organised that I had the card made in October, haha

I've coloured the background with Pan Pastels.
All stamps from Lavinia

I really enjoyed making these cards, especially the second fact, I've done it in a few different colours ;-)
Well, that's all for now....I have our little Eva and Nick staying over for a couple of nights, Emma is in Australia for a wedding this weekend, so they're home alone.  I'm gonna relax with a nice glass of vino collapso....catch you all soon xx
I'm entering these cards into the following challenges :-
Hiding In My Craft Room
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge
Pumpkin Spice
So Artful Challenges
Mark's Finest Papers

Ladybug Crafts
The Stamping Boutique


  1. Loving the trees Barbara, fabulous
    P xx

  2. These are stunning Barbara. I love the colours and the images.

    Linda xxx

  3. Really lovely projects Barbara, the Three card is very inspiring xx

  4. Three beautiful cards Barbara - I love the one for your great great niece - love how you have done the 3!!

  5. Three fabulous cards Barbara! I love trees and the way you've done them is brilliant! The card for your great great niece is gorgeous, love it xxx

  6. Outstanding cards Barbara, and I do like the Bold Colours, totally love the 1st one, it is really special xxx

  7. These are all fabulous designs, my favourite is the tree one, but I love the fact that they are all so different xx

  8. Brilliant cards. Love every one of them. Enjoy your lodgers :) xxx

  9. Barbara, these are just gorgeous! I especially love the last one! I'm just passing by to say hi on the Crafting Cafe Hop! Have to say it's always a joy to visit your blog!xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm definitely going to try my hand at the Lavinia challenge, I also love their stamps.

    Emma x

  11. Amazing colours, love the first card the stamps are fabulous, made something for the last challenge but didn't find time to enter, will try harder this time!

    Sylv xx

  12. These are all beautiful Barbara, I especially love the tree card, stunning.... xxx

  13. wow beautiful cards Barbara the second card is stunning my favorite.

    gr karin

  14. Very pretty cards x
    Hoping on over from the crafting cafe x

  15. What gorgeous cards Barbara - love the contrast of the white top and bottom and rich colours of the card with the trees. x

  16. Gorgeous work!! I love your backgrounds!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!

  17. These are all beautiful!! The pine tree one is my favorite, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for being Soartful with us, it's wonderful to see your "trees" creation!

  18. wow a lovely selection of cards thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

  19. Awesome backgrounds on all 3 cards. Love that second card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  20. Your cards are all very beautiful.. Thanks, for joining us in the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

  21. Great designs for Lavinia, Barbara... my faev is that lush tree card!!!
    Eileen xx

  22. Stunning projects. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

  23. Great image and I love the way you did the trees. All the colors of Fall. Thanks for joining us this week art HIMCR.

  24. A beautiful card for a little girl. So different and eye-catching. Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

  25. What a lovely tree scene! Love the background you created! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  26. Three lovely cards. Your tree card is beautiful, so clear and peaceful, and I very much like your fairy card with the flowers on the "3". Thanks for sharing with us at Soartful.

  27. All three cards are lovely, but I especially love the central one. The tree-scape is stunning.

  28. Great cards Barbara, especially love the one for the 3 year old. Love them all. Kx

  29. The tree stamps really is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  30. Gorgeous!!! I love the masking you did on this! Beautiful color! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends challenge blog!

  31. Lovely cards Barbara. The tree one is particularly beautiful - just love the colours. Di xx

  32. Thank you very much for taking the time to make such an amazing entry for SeemaCrafts monthly challenge - Bright and Colorful November.

    What totally gorgeous cards. The layouts are all beautiful with the bright colourful backings. They are all amazing and show what a talent you have.

    SeemaCrafts isn't just a great monthly challenge blog, but also a wonderful shop with some gorgeous hand Mae toppers and crafty bits.

    I hope you will join us for more if our future monthly challenges at SeemaCrafts.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxxxx DT Member

  33. Hello from Soartful Challenge
    Your cards are all lovely and your tree card is super with the perfect quote too!

  34. Lovely cards, i love the 1 with the number 3 on
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Seemacrafts challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for Seemacrafts)