Monday, December 21, 2015

Fairy special

Oh my, it's been a while....

Lavinia fairies to show today, with a couple of birthday cards, one for my lovely Mom, one for...erm, well, not saying who, but someone extra special!

Variations on a theme, I used my favourite little Lavinia fairies, on an inked background. The edges are heat embossed with a pearl powder. There's also lots of sparkle on the flowers and fairy wings, but I didn'tpick it up on the photo.

The finished cards are 7 inches square. Kinda pleased with these two!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pretty butterflies

Trying out the ipad app for blogger, so please excuse any weird formatting!

This is a badly taken photo of a butterfly picture commission for a little girl. Pink was the order of the day, so pink it was!

It needed the shot of hot pink to make it slightly less saccharine. Must have been ok, it led to another commission from the same person!

Monday, May 11, 2015

A good day

A couple of creations made with off cuts and snippets today.

First off with an Octopode girlie having a bad hair day.

Next with 2 gossiping geese.

Hope you're having a good day too :)

Friday, May 8, 2015

When in Paris

Gorgeous stamp this one, makes for very elegant cards.

Lots of pretty papers and I'm quite pleased with my bow tying on these, if I do say so myself :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy birthday little bro' and little man

Today is my brother's birthday, and also it's his son's, so happy birthday Matt and Jack, hope it's a wonderful one!

Jack's card is A4, so it's a whopper!

Matt's is hand drawn by me, nervously whilst waiting for my lovely husband to finish his taekwondo grading in Bristol. Happily, it all worked out and he's now a 2nd Dan black belt, woohoo!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


So, I joined a moo swap. Yep, I know I know... what's a moo? Well it's very little swap card- teeny tiny really- 2.9x6,9cm. Sounds a bit too small, but actually I loved working in miniature. MInd you, I am an ATC girl at heart! 

The theme was the sky's the limit, so obviously I went for dragons. Well, you do, don't you?

These are probably larger on the screen than they are in real life!

The background is splodged Distress Inks and the images are miniature ones from Lavinia. The edges are heat embossed with gold, although it's not showing up, grrrr. Oh, and I sparkled the moon.

I'll enter this in to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge, which is anything goes 
and into the Sprinkle of Imagination monthly anything goes challenge- I hope I'm allowed to enter more than once.

Friday, March 20, 2015

I'm a fantasy fan. Love me a spot of fantastic fiction or an epic fantasy film. When I'm feeling particularly inspired by castles and kings and fairy domains, my Lavinia stamps tend to get inked up.

I've said it often (and this isn't something I say lightly- those who've seen the size of my stamp collection will confirm that I know what I'm talking about), Lavinia stamps are some of the most precise stamping stamps out there. They stain and look like they'll be squidgy and wobbly edged, just like most other clear stamp you've tried, but trust me, they stamp perfectly. I use a versafine onyx black ink pad and the cobination is superb.

I should be on commission!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Bz bzz bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I read a superb book recently called The Bees by Laline Paull, click on the picture for an Amazon link. It was fascinating and strange and compelling and unnerving all at once. 

Made me want to get my big bee stamp out! So I did.

Background created with the help of my daughter, from Distress Inks, punchinella, stamps and splodges.

Bee courtesy of Stampotique.

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge- things that fly.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pink and yellow and blue and green

I do adore colour. Bright as you like.

The background for this card makes me smile- the colours are all Distress Inks, and picked raspberry is my absolute favourite. 

The central image and top foliage are Lavinia stamps, with a faithful Stampin' up set (Pocket Silhouettes) at the bottom. 

I made this for the Sprinkle of Imagination challenge- it's anything goes, and they sell the Distress Inks I've used- click here