Thursday, November 21, 2019

Another Lavinia Christmas Ornament

Hello crafting friends and welcome to challenge #14 at Lavinia World,
where the theme is always Anything Goes!


I decorated another Christmas ceramic ornament purchased at Hobby Lobby, using just a few Lavinia stamps.  I also used a gold ribbon and some gold stars from my crafty stash πŸ˜€

Front of the ornament.
I stamped the small reindeer in Nocture versafine clair ink.  Then I stamped the trees using Shady Lane versafine clair ink. All links to the products I used can be found below.

Back of the ornament.
On this side, I just stamped the Fir trees using the same Shady Lane ink.

As promised, here is the list of products I used to decorate this ornament.  
Each item is linked to the Lavinia World Store for your convenience.






Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will make a project to come play along with us.  Although our theme is always Anything Goes, you do have to use physical stamps, either rubber or clear. 

 NO DIGI stamps allowed. 


The winner of the challenge will be able to proudly display our Lavinia World winner's badge on their blog, and receive a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.  Lavinia World offers the complete range of Lavinia stamps and papers.  Although Lavinia Stamps is from the UK, Lavinia World is a US based store that ships worldwide.

Also, please note that we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps.  ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at Lavinia World. 

 For more inspiration, visit our Challenge Blog and see all the wonderful and creative projects my team mates made for you.
We'd love for you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram too!

We now have a public Facebook Group called Anything Lavinia, where you can share your projects, interact with the Design Team, get inspired to create your own projects,  and ask any questions you may have about the wonderful Lavinia Stamps.

Till next time,
crafty hugs, 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Aliens are Coming!!!

Yes, they are to help my nephew celebrate his 13th birthday πŸ˜€
Rocket Box Card svg from the Dreaming Tree. Aliens are from Google.
Easy and fun card to put together.
I have lots of pics to share!

 Front of card.

View from the top.

 From the left.

 From the right.

 Another view from the left.

 Another view from the right.

 The back where I put the greeting.

Card and envelope, which also comes as part of the Dreaming Tree cut file. 

I resized my card to be approx. 9.9" x 5.4".  So my envelope measures 11" x 11.5".
This was to be hand delivered, so the size was not a problem :-)
You can size your card to any size you'd like.

The card fits in the envelope snugly, but perfectly :-)

Thank you for stopping by today.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Crafty hugs,
 


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Scarecrow Willie

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to another fun challenge starting today at Crafty Gals Corner!  


Challenge # 201 ~ Anything Fall Goes!

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are ...
(listed in alphabetical order)


Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate


   
Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize ~ $5 Gift Certificate


Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

And now for my card. I made a twist panel card to showcase the very cute Willie Scarecrow from Digital Delights.




Crafty Ingredients:
Card stocks - mostly from scrap drawer
Embellishements - variety of dies and Silhouette designs
Scarecrow Willie was cut using the Silhouette.
I used copic markers to colour him

There weren't many supplies required to put this card together as the Silhouette did most of the work for me. I do like the way it came out though. Love the warm colours of Fall and of course this twist panel fold always makes a fun card.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you liked my card and feel inspired to get crafty and come play along with us.  You have until 12:00 pm, CST, on 10 December 2019, to link your card to our challenge.

Crafty hugs,


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Winter Wonderland

Hello crafting friends and welcome to challenge #13 at Lavinia World,
where the theme is always Anything Goes!


If you a follower of my blog, then you know that I'm very much a tropical kinda gal who would be quite happy if the only season we had was SummerπŸ˜€ Now having said this, I do admire the beautiful warm and rich colours of Fall and even the serene beauty of a snowy landscape, just as long as it's a picture and I don't have to be it πŸ˜€  While making this card, I can't tell you how many times I thought of  hot cocoa with marshmallows, one of my  highlights in winter, but living with temps in the high 80's / lower 90's is not really conducive to drinking some right now, so I settled for iced coffee instead πŸ˜€  Now that I've shared all this with you, let's take a look at the card I created for this challenge.





Using one of Marianne Design's newest dies, Anja's Folding Circle, I cut out the card base and all it's layers. Then it was time to create my version of a Winter Wonderland which was inspired by the background DP.
I began by cutting out a circle of  light blue paper. Next I mirror stamped one of the small Fairy Foragers using Mirror Blocks, and one of the hares from the Whimsical Hares set.  After creating a mask for the hare, I stamped Fir Tree 1 several times using Memento London Fog ink.   All that was left was to adhere a bit of Soft Snow to make the snowy bank.  Taking a white Signo pen, I drew in a few snow flakes.
On the inside of the card, I cut a circle from the same blue paper. I stamped a few snowflakes from the Snowflakes set and the greeting using Fairy Merry Christmas  stamp.  The snowflakes were stamped using Memento Summer Sky ink while the greeting was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
I must admit that I like the way this card came out.  Only one die and a few stamps and inks and voila, a winter wonderland πŸ˜€

 Here is a quick recap of the materials I used, each linked to the Lavinia World store for your convenience.















Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will make a project to come play along with us.  Although our theme is always Anything Goes, you do have to use physical stamps, either rubber or clear. 

 NO DIGI stamps allowed. 


The winner of the challenge will be able to proudly display our Lavinia World winner's badge on their blog, and receive a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.  Lavinia World offers the complete range of Lavinia stamps and papers.  Although Lavinia Stamps is from the UK, Lavinia World is a US based store that ships worldwide.

Also, please note that we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps.  ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at Lavinia World. 

 For more inspiration, visit our Challenge Blog and see all the wonderful and creative projects my team mates made for you.
We'd love for you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram too!
We now have a public Facebook Group called Anything Lavinia, where you can share your projects, interact with the Design team and ask any questions you may have about the wonderful Lavinia Stamps.

I would like to play along with the following challenges:

As You Like It - Cute or Traditional
I think fairies make any card look cute, sweet and whimsical πŸ˜€

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes


Till next time,
crafty hugs, 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Thanksgiving Greetings

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
It's my turn today to share a project on the Dies R Us inspiration blog.
Here is the card I made for my DT project.






I love putting little pieces together to create a scene or a puzzle, etc.,
so putting this wreath together was a lot of fun πŸ˜€


I began by working on my shaped card. I used Anja's Butterfly from Marianne Designs.  Remember, friends, Dies R Us often have Special Order sales. If you love international dies or are just looking for some to complement the dies you already have, the best way to know about these amazing sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter. Using the base die, I traced it onto a piece of white card stock.  Then I scanned it and uploaded the image to my Silhouette.  I then duplicated, flipped, welded and offset until I had my shaped card base.


If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, don't worry.  You can just grab a piece of card stock that is about 5.5" by 11", score it in half and then position the base die just a tad off the fold.  When you run this through your die cutting machine, you'll have a shaped card.


 Next, I die cut all my other bits and pieces.  While the card stock was still in the die, I used Memento Desert Sand ink to highlight the embossed areas.


As you can see, I cut Frantic Stamper's Fall Icon Wreath several times, all in white. Then I used copic markers to colour it all in. 


Before gluing it all down, I always position  my cuts to see if I'm happy with it or if I need to add or remove something. In this case, I felt like it needed something else, and that's when the cute lil critters from the Lawn Fawn's Forest Feast stamps and dies set came into playπŸ˜€ I stamped the raccoon right onto the card, and the squirrel and hedgehog onto a piece of scrap card stock. I also made a little mask for the hat that I used on the raccoon.  I then cut out the little guys and adhered everything together to create the look I was going for on my card.

To finish it off,  and bring it all together, I cut another wreath and two little pumpkins and adhered them to the inside. I stamped the greeting right in the center, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. And that was that, another Thanksgiving card done πŸ‘

Here is the list of the crafty supplies used,
each linked to the Dies R Us store  for your convenience.













I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving card and that I inspired you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.