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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Zoe - January Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps

Good afternoon Lovelies and a very Happy New Year, I hope you all had a wonderful Xmas.

We just got home this morning from spending 3 weeks in Canada with our lovely daughter and her boyfriend, we had a fab time, lots of snow and sub zero temps, but it was lovely, crisp and dry cold unlike the damp, dull weather we've returned to, ho hum, it's good to be home though.

So today I'm sharing my creations for this months Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps the theme for the month is "Starry Night Skies" you could win £40 to spend on Lavinia Stamp products and you don't need a blog to enter just click on the highlighted link above for all the info.

 
My first card I've used die cuts and coloured using distress inks and stamping with Trailing Ivy and Stars, and part of Christmas blessings sentiment, very simple card.
 
My second card I started by using a heavy gesso through a distressed stars stencil, once dry I inked over using distress inks, I used another star stencil with an orange ink and stamped over using the Mini Star Group, Harmony, and part of the Christmas Blessings stamps in Black Versafine ink and then using Versamark Inkpad I stamped Trailing Ivy and Forest Spruce and a few more stars and heat embossed using a glittery gold embossing powder, the Ivy is actually a glittery teal embossing powder, its a bit more subtle in the photo, it looks better in the flesh.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my cards and I've inspired you to join in the challenge. 
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

5 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Happy new year Zoe, have a wonderful year. Two gorgeous cards.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Zoe your cards are gorgeous. Happy New Year to you. Hugs Jackie

Dee 1066 said...

Always love your creations, you have so much style in even the simplest of looking cards. Theses are no exception. Welcome back x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous cards Zoe. Happy New Year xx Jan

Barbara said...

Hi Zoe, and a belated Happy New Year....... Love both of these cards, the first one because it's clean, colourful & elegant....the second because it full of things to look at ;-) Glad you enjoyed your holiday xx