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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - A story to be told - by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, Happy New Year. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful festive season?
So today is the launch of Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge for January. The theme is “A story to be told” you can enter without having a blog just follow the link above and all the info you need is there. A wonderful prize of £40 in Lavinia Stamps Vouchers for the winner - chosen by Random.org so what are you waiting for?

I made 5 calendars this year to give as Christmas presents, here are 2 of the pages I created for this challenge
I used Distress Oxides with torn paper and a circle mask to create the background.
Links to the stamps I used are below the photos.
Thank so much for taking the time to visit, I love to read your comments.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge- Hocus Pocus by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, can you believe it’s October? 

So Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge goes live today and the theme this month is - “Hocus Pocus”, you don’t need a blog to join in, just click on this link   All the info you need is there to join in, there’s an amazing prize of £40 worth of voucher to spend too, winner chosen by ramdom.org.

So here are my samples this month, products listed below the photos.

My calendar pages were masked top and bottom with low-tack tape, I then smeared white chalk paint randomly across the bottom two pages using a wet wipe, once dry I used a stencil to create my moons then masked the moon and coloured using dye based inks, my first calendar I used a witch stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils which was designed by Tracey Dutton, I used a black ink but very lightly, I just wanted it to be like a shadow.

Well that’s quite a list hahaha! 
Thank you for visiting, I hope I’ve inspired you to join in, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Friday, 31 August 2018

(Backup) Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - “Favourite Colours” by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, September already, can you believe it? 

So welcome to my blog, today I’m posting my samples for the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge, the theme for September is “Favourite Colours “  you don’t need a blog to enter, just click on my link above and all the info is there. 
There’s an amazing £40 voucher to win, winner is chosen by Random.org 

Here are my samples, list of stamps will be below the photos.

I honestly love all colours, it’s very hard to choose favourites, but I guess my all time go to colour if really pushed I’d say “Blues” 

My first card is the “Caught in Crystal” technique! 



Here I’ve used a multi media card-stock and Distress Oxide re-inkers with water to create my background and the same colours to intensify the eyebrow, I used a white pen to whiten the eye, I used a teal sparkle embossing powder for the flourish in the background and Claire ink for the script.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, I hope you like my creations.
 Have a great day xx Zoe xx



Wednesday, 1 August 2018

(Backup) Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - August - Stamping with Blues by Zoe

Hello everyone, And welcome to my humble blog.
Today I’m sharing with you my samples for Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge which went live this morning. You don’t need a blog to enter just click on the link and it will give you all the info you need. There’s a fabulous £40 in vouchers as a prize for the winner chosen by Random.org.

Here are my samples. List of stamps and the links will be at the bottom.
 I used Versafine Claire inks for my Stamping on the first card and sparkle brush pens and a waterbrush to colour the house and path.


I have used Claire inks for the background, but the gorgeous moth I used hot foil through a laminater.



https://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-fir-tree-2-small

Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my creations and enter the challenge. Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 





Thursday, 26 July 2018

Christmas by Sweet Poppy Stencils

Good morning Lovelies! 

Well, long time since I’ve blogged! I hope you’re all well and enjoying the summer, I know it’s too hot for some but it was a long miserable winter.

Anyhow, I went to Eileen Godwin’s workshop earlier this month, I hadn’t been for 16 months due to having my 2 Foster babies who have now moved to their new forever family. 

I’m still grieving their loss, been 6 weeks now. My 6th adoption and it never gets any easier, but it’s what I do and I love my job, apart from the last bit.

So these were what I made at the workshop, using the gorgeous Sweet Poppy Stencils and New Stamps, plus Inks, Gesso, Translucent Paste and other pastes, plus the fabulous new Tag die, my last 3 projects I’ve actually made into tag cards, the largest is quite large which is fab.

I have listed and linked the Stencils at the bottom. I had to finish my projects at home last night as I was on holiday.

Holly borders
Mehndi snowflake
Phew! That was a lot of linking, thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you like my projects, had a lovely time creating them.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Mid Month Reminder for the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

Good morning Lovelies, just popping back with a reminder for the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge, you still have time to enter- here the theme this month is “Bright and Beautiful, I think you’ll agree my sample is certainly Bright lol.

Links to items used with be below the photo.

Seed heads
I used a stencil in the background that was misted with water and blotted to create some texture, torn paper and a light ink to ground the tree and some coloured enamel dots for the tree.

Thank you for visiting, I love to read what you think. Have a great day xx Zoe xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Hi there Lovelies, hope you’re enjoying this beautiful warm sunny weather, it’s about time!

I’m sharing with you today some samples I’ve made using this gorgeous Flamingo.

I’ve used a Gelli print background and translucent paste which I left to dry and then hot foiled through a laminator, the stamped sentiment is also from the “Seasons” set by Sweet Poppy.


Another Gelli print background, I stamped subtly using another stamp from the Seasons set and this time I used “Expand it” through the stencil, it’s a unique product, once applied you heat it with heat tool and it bubbles and bobbles, it’s cool, unfortunately it lost the pretty filigree pattern but I thought it looked fab still, once I’d got the effect I wanted I then brushed it with Sweet Poppy Mica powders, mounted onto a canvas that I’d previously coloured and added Gilding wax.

Here’s a large MDF circle which I Gessoed and painted with Sweet Poppy shimmer paints applied very randomly with a blending tool, I inked through the Stencils and with the flamingo I used translucent paste and micro beads.

White pigment ink through stencil then I used the gorgeous pastel pearlescent pastes.

Gelli print background, white pearlescent paste then Sweet Poppy glitters while wet.

Lucy will be on Hochanda later this month, be sure to tune in.
All available to buy here
Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful day, don’t forget your sunscreen xx Zoe xx