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Sunday 23 November 2014

Lavinia Stamps new dies

Good afternoon Lovelies, long time no post hahaha!

I've been busy looking after my gorgeous 5 week old foster baby boy, love him to bits but get very little time for crafting, but I did manage to have a play with the wonderful new dies that Tracey Dutton from Lavinia Stamps designed, they are big and cut like a hot knife through butter, I've had no problems getting the bit's out either, they just fall out, fabulous designs, very different from anything else out there, pop along and check them out here

So here's a few I've made so far;

My first one I used the gorgeous Pegasus on White Linen texture card, I used the waste as an aperture, my background is a simple swipe of Silk Acrylics.

My second one I used, Goosebumps and once dry I used Distress inks in Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans.

My final one I wanted a Scandinavian look, I used a hound tooth back ground stamp with Red Archival ink on Kraft card to create the background, I cut the Deer out twice and stamped him with a Knit style stamp from a Sheena Douglass christmas set, also in Red Archival and decoupaged him, I used Picket Fence Distress Marker to colour the snowflakes and I added pearls to the centers, which don't show up so well in the photo.

I hope you like my cards and feel inspired to check out Tracey's new dies, thank you for visiting today, have a great rest of the day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 12 November 2014

Long time no see!

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you are all well?

I have to apologise for my neglect of just about everything lately, but I have a new baby to care for (foster care) he is gorgeous, we brought him home from hospital at a day old, he is 4 weeks today and getting into a routine nicely, fortunately he's pretty good at night, 4-5 hourly feeds, settles straight away so half hour tops :) day times are still a little less regimental as he suffers with colic and a bit of reflux which upsets him of an evening bless him, like most new placements I've had a flurry of meetings and appointments to attend which is hard work with a newborn but they are easing up a bit now the initial work is done. As a result I've not had time or energy to craft or spend much time on Facebook no big deal the latter but I have missed my crafting :( As my craft room is a summerhouse in the garden I've set up my craft stuff on my dining table in conservatory so now while bubs sleeps I'm nearby and can craft :) happy days, love my job!

Sorry for the waffle, I managed to make the poor little sausage a Welcome card, bless him, he had no cards what so ever, how sad is that? So at least he has one to go into his memory box now :) ive managed to make some DT stuff too but can't post those yet ;)

Here's his card, I kept it simple, I recently won 12 tags of 2014 and the prize was a voucher, I bought a stamp set and this fabulous big flower mask which I've used part of to create my background, I used Citrus and Sailboat Adirondack inks on white linen texture card stock, the name is also linen card.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my card, have a great day xx Zoe xx




Sunday 2 November 2014

Zoe - challenge #11 - November - Snow and Sparkle

Good morning lovelies, I hope you are all well? Ive scheduled this post as I currently have a newborn foster baby to care for, well I say "newborn" he was when I scheduled this post lol 16th October, so I'm hoping it's all gone smoothly by now ;)

So onto our 11th Challenge over at Lavinia Stamps Challenge And our theme this month is Snow and Sparkle, christmas is just around the corner, can you believe it?

Please be mindful of the rules and use only Lavinia Stamps on your entries, you can make anything you like, following the theme of course, no need to worry if you don't have a blog! You can enter by email now too, there's an amazing prize of £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia products in their online store.

So here's my sample for this month, only the one this time.

I used Brushos to create a background and stamped using white acrylic paint I stamped the "Ice Caps" stamps which is very subtle, more like a shadow, then stamped using Versafine and glitter Wow powder, I then sprinkled on white Frantage and heat set to create some snow. I hope you like it and feel inspired to join in? Please don't forget to visit my wonderfully talented teamies, you'll find the links the their blogs on the Challenge blog post.

Have a great day xx Zoe xx