26 Aug 2010

Taking a Break!

Sorry but I have to be away for a while in Nice in the south of France! This is were I will be sat most days asking the lovely waiters on the Blue beach to bring me some local Provence Rose wine and a very good Ni├žoise Salad! Sunning & shopping and generally having a great time. No mobile blogging while I am away as I cant work it out on my i-phone! If theres any good crafty related pics I take I will put them here when I am back ok!
Happy Crafting all see you soon!
Lavinia
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20 Aug 2010

Little Big Butterfly Card!


Hello! Thanks for popping by! Today I want to show you what I did with another of the cut out butterfly's, from the Kay & Co Madeline Paper Pad. Embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold, went round edges with Whispers chestnut ink & used sticky gems on body & for antennas (designer girly looking antennas that is!) Used Ice Stickles Glitter Glue in Coffee Ice on the circle scalloped die. Liking the layer look at the mo! And of course you cant go wrong with a bit of sparkle can you!!!! Cheers me up! As I hope it has you too! Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend whatever you get up to! Happy Crafting!
Lavinia
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18 Aug 2010

WOYWW 63


Hello everyone! Been finishing off the inside of some recent makes of cards. Don't know why but I put made cards in a pile next to my desk then when I have about 6 or so, I do the inside of the cards, each one always different but appropriate to the outside of the card. I also have been making envelopes too as you can see be the two on the desk. The scalloped flap one was made using a B-C-E Envelope Template I bought at Harrogate last year, at The Great Northern Paper crafts Show...... good show! I believe its on again 11th and 12th September, in 3 weeks! Don't think I will be able to go as I will have just got back off holiday & I am already squeezing in a look at Manchester Central for the Craft show on the way home fresh off the plane from France en rout to home! So don't think Mr Lavinia will drive me to Harrogate the following weekend! Would be great to go though its a fab paper crafts show!
Hope you all have a great snoopy blog hop about!
Lavinia
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11 Aug 2010

WOYWW 62 Grungey Butterfly




Great! I am here for WOYWW! Made time this week. Been working again with my super lovely Stempelglede stamps...again! Sorry cant help myself I love the images. The butterfly is cut out of a sheet of Kay & co Madeline paper from an 8x8 pad. The grunge heart is embellished with Stickles Glitter & Liquid Pearls. Finished off with a Ribbon Button at the top & Sentiment embossed in gold at the bottom!
Going to try and work out how to Blog from a phone! Got myself an i-Phone & hope to be able to blog a bit on the go on holiday in France! There are so many lovely shops & things to see it would be nice to be able to have a go at this new fangled method of Blogging. Wish me luck as I am not the most tech minded crafter!!!
Happy Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday......if you would like to join in get over to Julia's blog here http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ and show us yer desk & what your doing!!! Go on I dare you!....
Lavinia
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9 Aug 2010

Flourishing Heart


Hello! Well looks like times on my side again, for a while anyway! Sorry not been about much of late but life's got in the way & I have had a few really busy weeks. No time for even WOYWW last week. Here today I would like to show you what I have done with my "Stempelglede" Grunge Flourish Hearts again. Something a bit pretty & pink! The background paper is from a Toga paper pad I bought in Nice, France last year. They do some nice stuff in there range if your interested here's the link for the web site http://www.toga-le-site.com/toga_index.php?lg=01
I stamped the paper with flourishes & then stamped the heart twice on white card & cut out both & layered up for a decoupage type effect. Coloured in the middle heart & inked all edges & finished with glitter & sticky gems & a bow on the heart and applied the sentiment!
Sorry to everyone I normally visit & leave comments to, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who looks at my blog & leaves me comments, I really appreciate them!!! that's one of the things that keeps me going on here, I love sharing ideas & stuff! I will more than likely be updating this blog, Wednesdays, Fridays & Mondays from now on, hopefully. So if you want to see my latest creations please come back soon, I do love to have visitors!
Enjoy your crafting!
Lavinia
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6 Aug 2010

Black Heart!


Hello! Sorry no WOYWW 61 I missed out this week due to ....busy-ness.....seems to have been a rushed no time for me type week! Y'know sometimes things just happen that way I suppose. I have missed my Crafting fix this week, however last week I did manage to do this Black Heart card! It really was not planned, I started out by just "Trying out" The Stempelglede Grunge Hearts stamp on Clarity Stamp's coated card stock, just to see what it looked like, then I started using some of the other stamps in the pack, flourishes & a little smudgy type stamp (the purple one round the edge) And it just grew really! I bought the Roses in from my garden, David Austins "The Prince"and they were on my desk & got inspired by them a bit I suppose! Used a little alphabet stamp set for the Black Heart wording. The inkpads I used were Versafine Onyx Black for the heart & words, Anna Griffin Grey and Colour Box Cats eye Violet. I finished off the words with a blob of Rangers Glossy Accents on each letter although you cant see it very well. I smudeged over the gray ink on the heart middle too & then added Stickles to finish. NOT something I normally would do, but it just happened, a mixture of looking at the roses & loving purple I suppose!
Its cold here today & rainy! seems like summers over, ...but hey 3 weeks & I am off to the South Of France!!! Mmmm sun & rose wine & good food &......shopping!!!! I will let that though keep me going today as I wait at the bus stop in the rain! Thanks for the visit today & enjoy your day!
Lavinia
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