Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lavinia World Dancing in the Moonlight

Hello, fellow fairy lovers!
I have a little gift for you at the end.
In the meantime, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all who were impacted by Hurricane Dorian - all the way up to Nova Scotia!

In the meantime...
I'm running away to Fairy Land!

I've always wanted to dance carefree on a tree branch overhanging a pond. 
Have you?

My fairy cards today use the same stamps, but the background has been inked with different colors of distress inks, and the sentiment is applied differently. The white highlights are also a in different places. Three similarly stamped panels with slightly changed colors and designs.

Details of our Lavinia World ChallengeAn ANYTHING GOES theme using ANY brand clear or rubber stamp - no digitals. Winner receives
a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.

While "our" Lavinia World store is located in the US, it ships worldwide. In the US, buy $25 and get free shipping! Lavinia World carries other crafting supplies for your convenience.
My cards are about 5" x 7".

These backgrounds could not be more fun to play with. Fast, simple and easy AND the spark the imagination. I actually "fall into" the story as it unfolds.
These three began identically, but I used a variety of plain old distress inks to change the colors in the pool, the sky circle, and the edges.

Stamps were placed on the background to get an idea of how they fit:

To do the sentiment in sections, I was lazy and just inked parts of the stamp:

I have learned that even with shaking, spasmodic hands that are prone to lots of boo-boos, the white lines still bring out more magic to the scenes. So give it a try if you've never done it before. For example, my hands jerked several times with this card, and it still looks better with the white details, jerky as they are. So don't be afraid to try it:

A panel of purple with a black stripe was added for visual interest:

Using a leaf border punch on two sides of the card:

I added lots of extra purple and dark pinks to this background before distressing the edges with black EP containing glitter.

My favorite is the sparkly scallops:

A darker photo shows a bit more of the purple embossing powder (with glitter of course) distressing the border. Such a fun card:

Lavinia Products Used:

Lavinia World Stars Miniature LAV152
Lavinia World Fairy Bugs LAV471
Lavinia World Vine LAV165
Lavinia World Fantasia VersaFine Clair
Lavinia World Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel White (for highlights)
MS border punches: Curved Scallop, Laurel Leaf
Embossing Powders: Purple with Glitter, Black with Glitter, Detail White

A Digital Gift for You

Freebies for you - if you love fairies, I hope these little sentiments will add some fun to the inside of your cards or other fairy projects. They are for personal use only, and may be used on your design team creations. Click on the sentiments to make full size. Then right click to download as a SAVE PNG. (not for commercial use). Enjoy!

A Freebie Gift PNGs to my Followers -
NOT for commercial use:

Challenges I would like to play in please:

  1. Fairy and Unicorn Challenge Blog (Sept 7) Anything Fantasy (10-7)
  2. Patti's Creations Challenge #162 "Things That Fly" 10-7
  3. Classic Design Team Open Challenge #9 "AG DT" 10-1
  4. Simply Create Too Challenge  #153 Anything Goes10-4
  5. Modsquad Challenge Blog (Sept 11) Create A Scene Card 9/17
  6. Always Fun Challenges #127 Create A Scene 9/15
  7. Creative Fingers Challenge #170 Anything Goes 9/20 check chal 172
  8. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #447 Anything Goes 9/17 (sep post)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamping Hugs,

Sunday, September 01, 2019

QKR Stampede and Stamp On it at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Greetings, friends!
Here in "west" Florida, we are breathing a big sigh of RELIEF with Hurricane Dorian staying away. What a miracle! Thanks to my friends in the NorthWest who have sent their cold front our way. Now the weathermen are saying the hurricane might just go back out into the Atlantic and spare everyone!

It's time for a new Challenge at Two Crafty Critter Crazies 
where we celebrate any project with a critter on it! Critters include mythical creatures, animal toys and everything alive (except humans and flora)!

Our very generous sponsor this month is:
QKR Stampede from Stamp On It

My crazy card features QKR's Hippo Digital Stamp. I've used papers from my stash, some very old lace, woven satin ribbon through the lace, and played with my old Martha Stewart punch. Everything on the card is "old" except the image!


I just love playing with my "old stuff".
In this case, the old stuff was cool, but my resulting card is rather icky crazy!

(giggling despite myself!)

My hippo was colored with Copic Markers, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and Black Memento Ink.

AND -- my fumble fingers MANUALLY wove the satin ribbon through the lace.
(so proud of myself!)

Wishing you all a lovely week, and I hope Dorian stays in the Atlantic and away from land.

Dies: SB Decorative Elements Teardrop Circles, SW double pierced Circles
Image: Hippo Digital Stamp, Sentiment from a Jan's Digi Shop Botanical Orchids stamp set

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. A Bit More Time to Craft #99 Anything Goes 10/15
  2. Crafts Galore Encore #67 Anything Goes 10/1
  3. Crafty Animals #30 Anything Goes 10/1
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge 10/1
  5. Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog #44 Ribbon and/or Bow (I wove ribbon through the lace) 10-1
  6. The Library Craft Challenge #41 Reader's Choice (I am inspired by Disney's Fantasia written by John Culhane - the episode of the dancing Hippo where she feels so lovely and enticing) 10/1 sep post

Hippo Hugs to you!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Lavinia World

Hello, Blogging Friends!
To see my Moving Along With The Times Challenge Post, please click here.
Today I have an elegant Christmas card to share for our Lavinia World Challenge.

Details of our Lavinia World ChallengeAn ANYTHING GOES theme using ANY brand clear or rubber stamp - no digitals. Winner receives
a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.

While "our" Lavinia World store is located in the US, it ships worldwide. In the US, buy $25 and get free shipping! Lavinia World carries other crafting supplies for your convenience.
This is a small card 5" x 5.5", made with a white base, die cut with SW Nobel Ornate Pierced Design dies, and highlighted with good old Brilliance ink.

It is framed with gold mirror cardstock (I promise it is very similar in color to the gold embossing powder, but it is showing up rather coppery).

The mirror cardstock is popped up dimensionally with a die cut Merry Christmas sentiment done in black glitter.

Lavinia World products:

Thanks for stopping by this morning, and don't forget to play with any rubber or clear stamp for a chance to win a gift card to the Lavinia World store!

Products Used:
  • Lavinia World Three Kings
  • Lavinia World VersaFine Clair Golden Meadow
  • Dies: SW Noble Collection - Ornate Pierced Design CED5507, Tonic Slab Merry Christmas
  • Other: Gold embossing powder, Craftwell Love Triangles embossing folder, black glitter, Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink, Martha Stewart Zig Zag border punch
  • Paper: Gold Mirror Cardstock, Gold glossy cardstock, White cardstock

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #452 Embossing (used both wet and dry) 8/30
  2. Crafty Gals Corner #198 Emboss It! (I have used both wet and dry embossing) 9/10
  3. Scrapy Land Challenge #120 AG using SL dies (SW and Tonic) 9/1
  4. Creative Craft Challenges #121 Christmas 9/3
  5. Merry Little Christmas #13 (August) Anything Christmas 9/5
  6. The House that Stamps Built #A2819  Anything Goes  9/4

Stamping Hugs,


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