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Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year, New Lavinia Challenge.......

Morning everyone, and a BIG Happy New Year to you all......hope you've had a great Christmas break. We have done absolutely nothing at all over the hols, apart from seeing family and slobbing's been fab.
I'm ready to get back to some crafting now, but today and tomorrow I'm going to be sorting out my craft room, the mess is clouding my inspiration. Wish me luck!.........
Well, today sees the first LAVINIA STAMPS challenge of 2015
The prize, as usual, is a fantastic £40 of Lavinia products.
The theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' plenty of scope. Here are my DT cards.

This is a simple New Home card. 
Tim Holtz distress inks on PAPERMILLDIRECT white, hammered cardstock.....(one of my favourites).

I have used Pan Pastels on white smooth cardstock (from Papermilldirect, of course) for the coloured background on this little plaque...then overstamped with the wildflower stamp (HERE). I've stamped a couple of the flowers in Versamark and gold embossing powder, just to brighten the effect.

I cut a frame from black cardstock, and laid it over the coloured image.

Hope you like these first two creations of 2015. One of my new year's resolutions is to blog a bit more watch this space!
Catch you all soon
Barbara xx
I'm entering these cards into the following challenges :-
Pan Pastel-Premium Craft Brand
 Ladybug Crafts


  1. Happy New Year!!! These are so fabulous.

  2. so very beautiful Barbara and Happy New Year.
    Gr Karin

  3. Happy New Year, these are gorgeous Barbara, such gorgeous colours xx Zoe xx

  4. Beautiful cards, such lovely colours, Happy New Year. Kx

  5. Gorgeous as always Barbara - beautiful colours. Hope you got out of your craft room OK - I'm doing mine too lol. Happy New Year x

  6. These are both beautiful cards using Lavinia stamps Barbara and I particularly love the Pan Pastels in those spicy shades you have used on the second one with that gorgeous gold embossing. I hope you had a good Christmas and wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2015. x

  7. more stunners!!! love the colours!

  8. These 2 cards are beautyfull, thanks for joining our challenge at Craftliners.
    Hugs Aartje

  9. This is a beautiful card, but I can't find a stamp from De Stempelwinkel.
    That is an essential requirement to take part in our challenges!
    Please join our challenge with another card, featuring at least one stamp from De Stempelwinkel.

  10. Great colours to brighten the winter. Happy New Year Barbara. x

  11. Happy New Year to you Barbara,
    Lovely cheery cards for these dreary wintery days xx

  12. Beautiful cards. How nice that you join the craftliners challenge.
    Hugs, Anja

  13. Happy New Year! These are gorgeous Barbara, love the fabulous colours and stamps.
    Linda xxx

  14. Fabulous projects Barbara, love the plaque the colours and stamping really stand out against the black frame.

    Sylv xx

  15. Hi Barbara these are gorgeous card. Happy New Year to you. Hugs Jackie

  16. Stunning they are Barbara. ..loving the one you entered into the challenge! Xxx

  17. Cor just amazing. What fabulous striking colours. X