Monday, 13 January 2014

the temptation was just too strong.....

Morning all, and a lovely bright morning it is for a very pleasant change! It's so nice not to have to switch lights on all day! Here's a card I made using some absolutely gorgeous Lavinia stamps that I treated myself to last week. I have been resisting the temptation ever since I first saw the fabulous cards that the lovely Julie has made with them, click here  to visit her blog and check them out for yourself! Well, the human body can only take so much......! The hardest thing was deciding which ones to buy! The main image on this card is fairy Erin. I stamped her on white card, masked the image and inked with distress inks then stamped the mushrooms and vine leaves around her. I stamped her wings onto acetate, cut them out and added loads of glitter to the reverse and then added them to the image. They are so sparkly IRL!

 The blue background paper was stamped randomly with the vine and a cobweb. I so enjoyed making this card! Off now to get inky again! Thanks for looking, hope the sun is shining where you are too!
laviniastamps -add some glitter
thesquirrelandthefox show off your new stuff (stamps!)
pinkgemchallenge something new
deliciousdoodles flowers
stampotiquedesignerschallenge #130 Something new
emeraldfaeries wings
heckofachallenge new (stamps)


  1. Oh Chris, you gave in:) aren't they a dream to work with, I love getting lost in my thoughts whilst getting inky. Therapeutic craft indeed! I haven't got Erin yet, nor some of the other stamps you've used, you've certainly done a wonderful job! Thanks for the link and joining in with the Lavinia challenge this time, Julie x

  2. This is a beautifully composed design, Chris! Love the layers here. Thanks for taking part in the "Something New" challenge at Stampotique!

  3. GORGEOUS!! Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  4. This is just gorgeous Chris. I have long been tempted by Lavinia stamps but I don't think I'd be able to do them justice!

    Susan xx

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  6. Love it Chris, very beautiful. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge. Kx (DT member)

  7. Wow! This is beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Challenges this week!

  8. Oh WOW, Chris, this card is beautiful, love the scene you have created for this superb image, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, best of luck xxx

  9. Love the simplicity of your card and colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  10. I don't blame you giving in lol I love her stamps too but so fare I've only got one and few little ones. Your card is really pretty, thanks playing with DD this week

  11. Really gorgeous design Chris, thanks so much for joining the Lavinia stamps challenge, good luck.
    Crafty hugs Karen (DT) xx

  12. What a beautiful card Chris, thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  13. What a stunning card Chris, beautifully coloured and put together - those wings look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.. Sue xx

  14. This is gorgeous I like the design and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a challenge and Good Luck.
    Kevin xx