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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 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - May “Bright and Beautiful” by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, well what a better day than yesterday! Wow it felt like November yesterday, blowing a gale, rain and rather cold, sun shining, birds are singing, happy happy!

So today I’m sharing my 2 projects made for this months Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge the theme this month is Bright and Beautiful, you don’t need a blog to enter and there is an amazing prize, chosen by Random.org of £40 in vouchers to spend on Lavinia Stamps products. To enter use this Link it gives you all the info you need to enter.

So here are my samples, links for the products are listed below the photos.




Greyboard Heart 
Star Blossom

A5 Envelope

Both the heart and envelope I’ve used a white pen to highlight areas and I’ve used a Gilding wax around the edges of the heart.

Thank you for visiting, I hope I’ve inspired you to join in, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Eclipse card

Good morning Lovelies, looks like it’s going to be a lovely day today down here in East Kent.

Today I’m sharing with you my first attempt at an Eclipse card. I don’t get a lot of time to make cards for myself these days, with being on 3 popular Design Teams who all feature on Hochanda regularly, plus I’m a foster carer and currently have two little ones, girl aged 2 and her baby brother nearly 9 months, so free time is a premium at the moment so I’m quite pleased how it turned out.

It’s my Mums birthday next month and she loves cerise pink.

I used my my Scan n Cut to cut 5 Mums to create the depth, 2 in white linen card and 3 in the pink, I used Pennyblack Stamps and Coloursoft pencils to create my image and sentiment.

I hope you like it? And hopefully my mum lol!

Have a great day xx Zoe xx 


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Mid Month Reminder

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine, it’s about time spring started huh? 
Anyway I’m posting a sample I’ve made as a “Mid Month Reminder” for Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge. This months theme is Flowers and Foliage, you still have time to enter, you can find all the info here.

I used a Grey/Whiteboard heart from my stash and Distress Oxides to colour it, I stamped the gorgeous Large Poppy using Versafine Black and heat embossed with a clear sparkle embossing powder, I used sparkle brush pens to colour the Poppy.
Links for products used are below the photo.




Large Poppy
Distress Oxides

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you like my heart, please leave a comment, I love to hear what you think.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx