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Saturday 2 May 2015

Lavinia Stamps - May challenge, and a weekend 'Special' from Papermilldirect

Hello everyone, and welcome to my new followers....
Well, here we are again at the start of another month, and another challenge from
As usual, the ( very ) lovely Tracey & Kev of Lavinia Stamps are offering a fab prize of £40 to the 'randomly picked' winner. No matter how long you've been crafting or how experienced you are, all you need is a few Lavinia stamps to enter, and if you haven't got a blog, you can enter by email.
The theme for the month of MAY is PINK or BLUE (or both if you want)
Here are my Design Team samples....

ALL card stock on these cards is from
Pop over to the Papermilldirect web page for details of a fab weekend discount offer.

Lavinia stamps used on this card are the 
Zen Flowers 1 & 3
I've coloured with Promarkers, and mounted the white 'frame' with foam tape to give height and used white 'linen' card.

Stamps used on this card are
Zen Angelic Words
(will find out and edit later)
White 'linen' card again.....


Here I've done a quick bit of masking to create the hills and ground, with distress inks, and used the Midnight Meandering (rabbits) and
Christmas Tree Group.
I've also added some glaze to the rabbits and trees.
Can you see the lovely 'canvas' effect the white linen makes?

Last but not least, I chopped a few different sized circles out or a small sheet of card to make a stencil, which I then inked with distress inks.
The stamps used are 
Hanging Lanterns
Zen Angelic Words
Well, that's it for today, back soon with another Special Offer from Papermilldirect.
Have a great bank holiday weekend.....we are still decorating....yawn!
I'm entering this post into the following challenges :-
POLKADOODLES  (Anything but square)


  1. A lovely set of design samples for the Lavinia Challenge - I can't decide which I like best! Some great inspiration there - thank you.

  2. Totally agree with Jomada-Dawn but the rabbits have the edge for me! Beautiful. Kx

  3. card 1 and 2 are beautiful and card 3 and 4 are gorgeous Barbara
    Gr Karin

  4. A great selection, very hard to choose a favourite as they are all fab, I hope you manage to have some down time from your decorating over the bank holiday xx Zoe xx

  5. Brillinat set of cards Barabara, all gorgeous as ever! I love Linen embossed cardstock & the canvas effect is fabulous!
    Dawn xx

  6. All lovely cards but the winner for me... the Rabbits. I ADORE THAT card!! E xxx

  7. Great ideas Barbara - my favourite though is the last one, the colour contrast is fab ! x

  8. These are all gorgeous, I love them all!
    Linda xxx

  9. These are all so pretty Barbara! My fave is that gorgeous bunny card, so sweet! Xx

  10. These are super cards Barbara! Love those Zen flowers and the colours are great.
    Love those meandering rabbits too - great cards, all of them.

  11. Hi Barbara they are all gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

  12. Barbara, these are just utterly wonderful samples hun, great work, hugs xxx

  13. I love all these stunning designs but especially the pink ones! Just so beautiful :-)

    Thanks for joining in our challenge at In The Pink!

    Hugs, Kat x

  14. Really lovely cards. I especially like the bunny one and the blessings one. xx Jan

  15. Great collection of cards - all so very different, but lovely! Thank you for joining in the In The Pink Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    In The Pink DT

  16. Wonderful collection. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat K x

  17. Gorgeous DT samples Barbara. I love using linen cardstock too, gives great texture and you can't beat Papermill Direct for quality. Stef x