Sunday, 28 April 2013

Lavinia Stamps

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show at Ally Pally, where I found Lavinia Stamps.  the cards on display were beautiful and appealed to my lifelong fascination with anything Fairie or unicorn related.

I immediately purchased several of their gorgeous stamps and couldn't wait to make some fairyscape cards.

Problem No 1 - I had no idea what brayering was or how to do it.

Solution - Many visits to the Lavinia Stamps Blog and YouTube.

Problem No 2  - I didn't have any of the necessary tools :(

Solution - Inkylicious - Where I promptly purchased a brayer and 8 ink pads.

On my visit to the Lavinia Stamps website (to purchase more stamps) - naughty I know, I saw that they have a new Challenge Blog, so several hours over the last 2 weeks and many attempts later, I finally made something I was happy with and would love to enter into their Bright & Beautiful Challenge.

The sentiment was from Verses 4 Cards

Inks - Adirondack Dye inks in Red Pepper, Sunshine Yellow and Peach Bellini
Stamps - All from Lavinia Stamps.

I can't wait for my new stamps to arrive, so I can make some more of these lovely cards.

Thanks for visiting

Challenges I would like to enter are`;

Lavinia Stamps - Bright & Beautiful.
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Fantasy
QKR Stampede - Favourite Things - Fairies
Trimmies Craft Challenge - ~Fantasy
LEJ Designs - Mystical, magical or Mysterious
Tuesday Throwdown - Make your own background
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings


  1. a marvellous card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Thank you for Joining in Challenge #50 'Mystical, Magical or Mysterious', over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    What a stunning piece of work. Love the background with the masking and blending...The stamped images on the top look beautiful and the colours of it all are beautiful. Love the finishing touches.
    I hope you will be joining in with us for future weekly challenges and they are always fun and we always have great prizes to give away...

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

  3. Oh this is just gorgeous! You have learned your new technique well! Wonderful job and I really like the little gems for "fairy dust"! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  4. Absolutely beautiful ... thank you for entering our challenge.....we are so pleased you enjoyed playing with your lovely new Lavinia stamps.
    A wonderful card and stunning work. I hope you will enter our challenge again soon and if you have any projects made with Lavinia Stamps that you would be willing to share on our Gallery we would be happy to see them
    Eileen xx

  5. Gorgeous colours! Well done on your first attempt - you are a natural!! Thank you for entering the Lavinia Challenge, good luck! Wendy (DT member) xx

  6. This is a beautiful card, love the scene for your little fairy.
    Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

  7. wow- gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

  8. What a fabulous card, I love it! xx Thanks for sharing in our challenge at Lavinia Stamps this month.
    Barbara xx

  9. Awwh got some lovely cards going on there! :) xxx

  10. Awwh got some lovely cards going on there! :) xxx

  11. WOW!! Considering Problems No 1 and 2 you soon got the hang of it!! Beautiful project. Cindy


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