Lovely Lavender CAS

Hello Again,

this is my second post for the day, and what a day it has been and still is. It is lovely and warm here in Hoylake and it was the perfect day for a Lunchtime picnic.

Back from the picnic I got started on my Lovely Lavender CAS card. Basically it is combining two challenges …

… at Addicted to CAS the keyword is circles and …

… at the Lavinia Blog challenge it is Lovely Lavender …

and herein lies the challenge, I haven’t seen many Lavender CAS cards around. Well there is always a first time …

Lovely Lavender CAS

The reflection of the glass table top just adds an extra bit of magic. I basically cut my base card from some Lavender card stock plus a slightly smaller piece for the front from white card stock into which I cut a round aperture. I then stamped the star circle onto a piece of white card using Lavender lace ink and the fairy using Elegant Eggplant ink before cutting it into a circle which is slightly smaller than my aperture. Then I inked up individual words from two different Lavinia stamps and stamped them as shown to the front of my card. I rounded all the corners and adhered my front panel using 3-D foam pads before gluing my fairy circle to the middle of my aperture and finishing off with attaching some clear gems.

Generally speaking I like using glue when I want to be able to move bits into ‘perfect’ position. Tape sticks immediately, glue allows for minor movement until it sets.

All stamps used are by Lavinia Stamps, the lavender card stock is by Papermania and the inks are from Stampin’Up!

Back soon … until then …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂


Much needed Magic

Hello Everybody,

I’ve been playing with Lavinia Stamps again 🙂 …

… and made another ‘Magic Word’ creation for you. I love that stamp and it seems many of you do too!!!

So therefore another dose of much needed magic …

much needed magic

I simply created my own mask by die cutting a shape and using the outer ‘left over bit’ as mask. I then sponged yellow around the edges and ended up with that lovely shape. Using plum I stamped the sentiment and the pixie before blending the outer edges of my piece of card with green and plum. I then stamped the small stars, layered the image I created on plum card and adhered it to my base card. To finish off I added some glitter to the outer star border.

All the stamps I used are from Lavinia Stamps, the Sizzix Framelits die used to create my mask is available from Stampin’Up! so are the inks.

Back soon … until then

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Queen for the Day

Hello Everybody,

how time flies. A couple of days have already passed since coming back from an extended Bank Holiday Weekend at the caravan … and what a weekend it has been … sunshine, BBQ’s, rain and earthquake!

Well, you did ready correctly. Wales was hit by an Earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday. Some reports put the epicentre just off the coast of Tudweiliog on the Lleyn Peninsula … and that’s where our caravan is, not in the sea of course, but just a field width away from the coast!!! Well it was only a minor one, about 3.8 or so, but it did wake us. It simply felt as if a strong gust of wind was shaking our van … but there wasn’t any wind. Never mind as hardened campers we turned round and went back to sleep. Can you imagine our surprise the following morning when we were told the news???

Now I know why the sheep were bleating all night.

Back to something crafting. The challenge this week at Out of a Hat Creations is ‘Jewel in the Crown’ which I turned into ‘Queen for the Day’

Queen for the Day

As you can se I’ve gone for all out bright and pinky girly. Normally I tend to shy away from such bright colours, but sometimes it does you good to try something different. It is also the first time that my doily die (by Cheery Lynne) cut properly … hooray!!!

In short, I stamped the images and coloured them in using Spectrum Noir Pens. I also coloured the doily with the bright pink pen to get a matching colour and attached it to my base card. I then mounted the crowns on a piece of turquoise card, attached them to my card before adhering the sentiment to a separate piece of turquoise card and attaching it using 3-D foam pads. To finish off, I rounded two of the corners and added some gems.

Enjoy!!! Back soon, have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂