My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Anything Goes at Lavinia World Challenge

Hi, everyone! Hope you are enjoying your summer!
It's Challenge time!

Details of our Lavinia World Challenge:
Every second Thursday a new Anything-Goes challenge will be posted with chances to win a $15 gift certificate to the store, and badges for your blog. Use ANY clear or rubber stamp - no digitals. If your project features Lavinia World stamps, your chances to win double.

While "our" Lavinia World store is located in the US, it ships worldwide. These delightfully sweet images are extremely detailed and reasonably priced. Even better, buy $25 and get free shipping! Lavinia World carries other coordinating products for your convenience (like Brushos, inks, highlight pens and more).

To make this fun card, I cheated by using one of the beautiful background papers called "Blue Sky" Laser Printed on high quality semi-glossy paper, it brought a richness and depth to my creation without extra effort on my part. Four papers come in each Paper Pack:

Because of the sheen on these papers, I had a bit of trouble photographing their true vibrant colors. I trimmed 1/4 inch off each side to make the paper a bit smaller. Here, I stamped the Aurora Fairy image with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with a black detail powder containing lots of glitter.

To give the trees their leaves, I took a tip from Darlene's gorgeous card.
Using Leaf Miniature 2 image, I stamped with black on the black trees, and Blue Belle VersaFine Clair on the blue trees. Both were heat set with black (or blue) detail powders containing glitter.

Here is the finished card after using the cute little Fairy Bugs (four to a set):

Please join us. If you've never tried Lavinia's very detailed stamps, you'll want to play for a chance to win and own a few. I'm addicted!

Thanks for visiting!

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #107 Anything Goes 6/16
  2. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1922 Anything Goes 6/8
  3. Crafting from the Heart #244 Anything Goes 6/8
  4. 2 Sisters on the blog Challenge #28 Things With Wings 7/1
  5. A Bit More Time to Craft (June 2) #93 Anything Goes 6/15


brenda said...

I love all things Lavinia so this one ticks all the right boxes for me and so pretty with the sparkly EP which is totally fitting for a Fairy. I had no idea there was now a Lavinia store in the States so it must be such a temptation as I know it is for so many of us here in the UK.

B x

Valerija said...

Another great Lavinia card! Beautiful purple colours! Love the sparkle too.
Valerija xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Donna and I love your glittery fairy! I think I 'need' some of these papers and a few more Lavinia all looks fun!!

Bunny said...

What a beautiful scene you created. Your card is so beautiful. The colors and the sparkles are lovely. 


Monica said...

Love this glittery fairy, Donna. Your cards are always a work of art.



Lori Kobular said...

Wow!! Donna all the lovely sparkles on your card are so magical! I love that the Moon on the paper makes the fairy stand out! Gorgeous card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeously sparkly Donna! This background paper is perfect for your delicate fairy and friends! She's beautifully highlighted.

Jo said...

So pretty & sparkly.....and gorgeous colours too xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, I love the fairy night scene, wonderful colouring and stamping.
Love your new Bird of Paradise header, one of my favourite exotic blooms, Kate x

Anne Temple said...

Stunning card Donna. I love all the glittery embossing powder. You made the background paper come to life :-)

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Lovely card.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Donna, this is a fabulous card, loving the scene you have created and the wonderful sparkle on the fairy.
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Donna!! The trees you added add such amazing depth and showcase Aurora so perfectly!! I love the gorgeous sparkle!! Beautiful, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Donna said...

How gorgeous, what a beautiful scene, like the sparkle and the lovely designer paper!

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

I can't wait to get my papers! I love how you embossed everything. Vicki

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card I love it. Those stamps are just so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Julie Odil said...

I love all the gorgeous sparkle on this card! Great job with all the embossing!

Debbie Sherman said...

Donna love all the sparkle and glitter! Perfection!

Mia said...

Donna, your card is a true inspiration! Gorgeous!
I already bought some Lavinia stamps online and I am waiting to receive them. So soon I will be able to join you. Hugs, my dear friend.

Steph Ackerman said...

Gorgeous, love the colors and the sparkle.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! I do believe these Lavinia stamps were created with you in mind! Utterly dreamy and mysterious and gorgeous with the sparkle in the misty woods. How I do adore this card!

Joy Wilson said...

Stunning background and I love the silouhette! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry! I hope you come back for our next challenge. Have a great week!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Conniecrafter said...

those backgrounds are wonderful way to start and your stamping just adds a great finish to the card, the sparkle glitter is just perfect!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Donna great design and love the bling
Gr Karin

*Vicki* said...

What a very stunning and MAGICAL card you've made here Donna!! The sparkle silhouette images give it even more magical features! Beautiful bokeh background with the colors!! Very nicely done with this my friend!! I was hoping to play along last time, but time for me has been limited! Have a lovely weekend!! HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful background to show off that pretty Lavinia image. I love all the sparkle on it too. It certainly does have a magical feeling to it.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful silhouette stamps and love the fabulous B.paper
carol x

Sue said...

Wow, I love how you used the paper, it does add so much depth! The trees are so pretty all glittered up, Donna style. Gorgeous card, I'm almost done with mine for the second challenge, I'm so glad there is a challenge, I have had these stamps since last August and only had made one card before the challenge began! Another beautiful card, my friend. Love it.


Darlene said...

WOW this is just GORGEOUS! Love your overall scene and your trees look AWESOME!! Thanks so much for the shout out! So appreciated! I just got my order of Lavinia stamps and can't wait to play in the challenge again! What fun ... beautiful inspiration ... thanks!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card - love the silhouette and beautiful background - another fabulous project thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Donna Phelan said...

Beyond Magical! Between that fabulous image and all of that sparkle....WOW! Wouldn't surprise me if you actually found a sweet little fairy in your beautiful gardens--look carefully!!! Fabulous creation!

Pia S said...

Ah! What a beauty! The paper is a true treasure and you’ve created dimension with the extra layers of branches. Love the sparkle!

Lena said...

What a beautiful card. I love the added dimension to the beautiful original paper. Great idea adding a few leaves here and there, thank you for the inspiration. The sparkle is just gorgeous and adds another level of dimension. I just love everything about your card, can you tell? :-)
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena

Mac Mable said...

Wow to your stunning and very beautiful card. The paper on the background looks fabulous and I love what you have done with the sparkly and pretty. Great scene making and what a fabulous fairy stamp x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Donna, you have created a beautiful scene - lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

pam said...

Fantastic work you have made of this gorgeous card De, love the beautiful scene, gorgeous colours and sparkle.
Hugs Pam x

Stampsnob. said...

That fairy may be an imp Looks like up to no good ……….. Really enjoyed this post ………….Lis

Nicolette said...

Very nice card. Are you a follower yet? Please do if you want to participate at our challenges.
Thank you for sharing it.
Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

Julia Aston said...

I just saw those papers at the shop Donna - what a great way to create a magical background for the Lavinia stamps! Your fairy looks wonderful in the sparkly embossing powder you used! xx

Caroline said...

Beautiful card for our challenge.
Thank you!
Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

Monica C. said...

Just stunning! I so love silhouette stamping on gorgeous backgrounds and you have done an amazing job here.
Hugs Monica

Alexa said...

Thank you for sharing us!!