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Thursday, 1 December 2016

December Challenge for Lavinia Stamps by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, and happy 1st of December, I hope you're all keeping warm?
I've just returned from Morocco where it was lovely and warm, although we did have a fair bit of rain, and we are off to Canada on 9th to spend Christmas with our lovely daughter, can't wait, and it could be a white Christmas for us 😁.

So today is the launch of the brand new Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps, the theme this month is "Magical" you will find all the info you need on the Facebook page to join in, no need to have a blog either, plus there is an amazing prize! £40 to spend on Lavinia Stamps products! 

So here are my samples
My first sample is a Stampbord oval coloured with Pan Pastels and some scratching to create highlights, I've done some heat embossing on certain stamped images with a glitter embossing powder. Stamps are ALL Lavinia Stamps and can be found here 
 
 
I hope you like my creations, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

15 minutes or less for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies, brrrrrrr, certainly feeling a lot more like winter, just as well I'm off to sunnier climes on Thursday, Morocco for 11 nights, then home for a week and a half then fly to Canada until new year to spend Christmas with a our beautiful daughter, can't wait.

So here is the first of my CAS projects for this months bi-monthly feature, the aim is to showcase simple, clean and easy projects that can be made in 15 minutes.

 

I die cut some Linen texture cardstock simply stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Inkpad using the stunning Holly, Mistletoe and Poinsettia Script stamps I added black embossing powder and heat set as Versafine is an oil based permanent ink, then coloured in using pencils, I love these classic stamps, they are so beautiful, and so easy to create something quickly or something more detailed by decoupaging.

Thank you so much for visiting today, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Zoe - Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

Good morning Lovelies, is it really the 1st of November? My goodness not only has this year gone fast but what about this fab weather?

So today is the launch of this months new Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps, the theme this month is "Let it snow", please click on the link to check it out, the rules and instructions are there too. There is a whopping £40 to spend on Lavinia Products for the winner, chosen by Random.org widget.

Here are my samples, I used distress inks to create my backgrounds - I used a combination of older and the new range of stamps, all can be found here

 

Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my Christmas cards and they've inspired you to have a go? Have a great day xx Zoe xx

 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Zoe - Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge # 28

Good morning Lovelies, I'm back with my second post for this months Colour Challenge

This time I've created a sketch book page using the fabulous stamp from Sketchy Doodle Landscape, I stamped with Onyx Black Versafine inkpad ad heat set it before I created the background using a circle mask and distress inks with I spritzed with water and heat dried to create some texture, I coloured the image using Distress inks and a waterbrush.

Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Zoe - Colour Challenge #28 for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies, I'm a little late posting today, up to my eyes in it at the moment. Today I'm sharing my first sample for Challenge number 28, I love these cool colours, I felt they were quite contemporary which is reflected in my project.

Here's my wall plaque!

I used some cardboard box which I semi stripped and painted with a chalk paint very randomly for a more "rustic" effect, then using a mini triangle Gel plate, chalk paints and various texturising implements - bubble wrap, comb and crumpled paper towel, I then inked the rest to tie in the colours using distress ink, I stamped my flowers over the top using Onyx Black Versafine inkpad - Sketchy Doodle Flowers and Sketchy Doodle Landscape, I then finished off by highlighting areas with a Chrome marker and liquid enamel dots.

This is the colour Swatch to copy, I didn't make the card with it!

Thank you so much for visiting, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Take 15 minutes and make something beautiful

Good morning Lovelies, I'm back today with my CAS projects for Chocolate Baroque.

As part of the wonderful design team it's our job to inspire you, all abilities! Whether you enjoy experimenting with colour and getting messy or whether you enjoy CAS (clean and simple)?

We are doing a bi-monthly feature on the DT blog using Chocolate Baroque stamps to create quick and simple projects that can be made in less than 15 minutes.

My first and third cards were made using the Snowflake Flourish stamp set and second card using Harlequin Christmas I used inks and embossing powders on all of them.

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit, I hope I've inspired you today? Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Zoe - October, Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

Good morning Lovelies, I'm back with my mid-month post for Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge.

The theme this month is "Blues and Purples" and the winner which is chosen by widget.org thing will win £40 voucher for Lavinia Stamps products, to enter just click here no need to have a blog, instructions and rules are all there.

Here are my samples. All stamps that I've used are from the new range click here to check them out, they are stunning.

 

 

Thank you for popping back, I hope I've inspired you to join in, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx