Monday, 31 January 2022


Hello lovelies.
I'm back with another card made using Lavinia Stamps products.

These are the products I used - 

Pippin Stamps

I'll list the other stuff I used as I explain how I made the card :)

So ...

.. this is what I did.

Firsty, I used the outside bit of the largest circle mask, placed in onto the card and using  a Vaessen Creative Blending Brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink I added the ink starting form the outside and working inwards and using less and less ink as I went.  

Once done, I swapped the outside bit of the mask for the inside bit (the complete circle) and covered up what I'd done. 

Once completed, I stamped the mushrooms, Pippin and the little stars within the circle I created at the beginning then added a bit of clear glitter around the stars

Then I placed the Berry stencil over the top and using Weathered Wood Distress Ink and a blending brush, I applied the ink through the stencil. I found that using something like a 
Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion made this easy. These are worth a look if you've never seen one - it's like an extra pair of hands and they really hold your work still.

Once completed, I stamped the mushrooms, Pippin and the little stars within the circle I created at the beginning. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne because it's nice and black. 

Then because I cannot help myself,  added a bit of clear glitter around the stars :)

I trimmed it down and mounted it onto black card then stuck it to my card base. Finally I stamped 'Dream' and stuck that down.

And my work was done!!

I made this for my friend for her birthday but she's had the card now so I'm safe to share lol.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs, Dawny xx


Sunday, 30 January 2022

Be Happy and Waste Not Want Not :)

Hello and a very happy Sunday.

I'm sharing a card I made today which kind of happened by accident.

So I'd been using the very lovely Sue Wilson French Marigold Die Set as you saw the other day, and I was about to chuck the waste sheet out and though 'hang on a sec and let's not be so hasty!!'

I thought it might make a nice stencil so that's  what I did. 

This is the sheet here, complete with Distress Ink...

And this ...

... is the card I made.

I used a mix of Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and applied them onto some watercolour card with a Vaessen Creative Blending Brush - you could use your smoothies or anything you like really. I then cut out a circle using a Sue Wilson Noble Double Stitched Circle die. 

The striped card behind the circle is from the Dots and Stripes 8x8 paper pack and once I'd trimmed it and stuck it down, I edged it with some clear glitter. 

Then I cut a doily shape from Sam Poole's Shabby Doily die, cut it in half and added some Distress Inks to one half. I stuck the plain white half down first then stuck the coloured half over the top of it then stuck down the stencilled circle.

Then I made the flowers ....

.. and I love how they turned out.

I gave then a quick once over with the DIs, shaped them then dabbed a bit of clear glitter onto them. The centres are some small glass beads I had from years back, but you could add what you like really.

This fabulous sentiment is from the Happy Motivation stamp set designed by Francoise Read, and I stamped it first in Mermaid Lagoon then over stamped again in Peeled Paint. 

You get a sort of two tone effect which is quite nice.

So there we are. 
I'm quite glad I didn't chuck that waste card out because it turned out OK. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you soon.

Hugs, Dawny xx

Saturday, 29 January 2022

Art From The Heart

Hello lovelies.
I'm sharing a card today which I made from an on line workshop I did with the super talented and very very lovely Eileen Godwin.

It was a while ago I have to say but one of the cards we did inspired me to use some other products from Lavinia Stamps. 

And ...

... this is what I made. 
Apologies for the photos here by the way - not the standard I'd have liked but the light isn't great here at the mo!!

Anyway, you'll get the gist I hope.

So I stencilled the background using a Clarity Stencil - Abstract Squares -  and I used Distress Inks with it before doing a bit of stamping.

 All the stamps I used are from Lavinia Stamps and they are - 

 Pippin, Tree Branch and  Fairy Charms.
The words (also Lavinia) are Magic Surrounds Us and Art From The Heart.

All were stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne.

I have to confess that I made a mess of the second generation stamping of the words on the right - you probably noticed lol.  But I won't not share it because of that.

After I stamped Pippin, I grounded him using some Distress Inks.

Once it was finished, I mounted the panel onto a white card base - I like how it looks.

So that's my make for today - as always, I hope you like it.

See you soon and until then, take care and stay safe.

Hugs, Dawny xx


Friday, 28 January 2022

Pretty Pink Polish

Hello lovelies and hope you are OK today.

I've been having a play with some of the gorgeous Cosmic Shimmer polishes - oh my life they're a bit nice and there's so much you can do with them.

And this is what I made.

The background was super easy. I chopped a sheet of watercolour card in half then randomly blobbed on some polishes in these colours - 

Then remember when you were at school and you squished paint between 2 bits of card? 

Well this is what I did - you get a lovely effect and always unique as no two will ever be the same.

 While it was still wet, I sprinkled on some Cosmic Shimmer Glitterbitz in Frosty Sparkle 

Then I let it dry completely.

Once it was dry, I used a one of the straight edged dies from Sue Wilson's Postage Stamp Frame Die Set to cut out a rectangle. What happens is that the die machine flattens it slightly to create a really nice effect, a bit like craters if that makes sense.

The outer postage stamp die was cut from Foundations Kraft Card.

Then I made a flower using the beautiful Sue Wilson French Marigold Die Set and applied some of the polishes before I shaped it and added some Glitterbitz over it.

A bit of string, a sentiment and some sequins and we are done.

I think it's quite pretty and totally unique because I couldn't replicate that background again if I tried :)

So that's me done for today. 
Take care and stay safe and well and see you soon.

Hugs, Dawny xx 


Thursday, 27 January 2022

Arlo Arlo Arlo (Sorry!!)

Hello lovelies and hope you're OK today.

I'm sharing another card made with some Lavinia Stamps and today we are going under water with ...


I think he's really nice and a bit different - great for a man's card.

The background was made using a 4" Round Gel Press and some Distress Inks. 

Then I used the White Orbs Stencil before splashing with water to get a bit of texture.

Love these Gel Presses.

Then I stamped Arlo using a mixture of Versafine Clair Nocturne and Versafine Clair Twilight. 

Then it was time to add the foliage - you can really go to town here and add as much or as little as you want. I used the Foliage Set and it's one of my faves. I thought the branches looked a bit like coral so I added a few which I stamped in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink - I did 2nd generation stamping here as I didn't want it to be too bold.

 Finally I added some clear glitter here and there and a few white Posca Pen squiggles before finishing off with a sentiment from the Heartfelt Verses set.

I hope you like him and thank you for stopping by today.

Huggiest of hugs,
Dawny xx


Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Moonlight Fairies

Hello lovelies and hope you're well.

I thought I'd share a little make I did recently using Rory, Darcy and a few other Lavinia Stamps goodies.

The background is made using Distress Inks and the stamps I used are Rory, Darcy, the Hazel tree, Zen Tall Mushrooms (well one of them lol) the cute Mini Lamp and various leaves and foliage stamps.

The sentiment is from Heartfelt Verses.

I added some glitter and gold Posca Pen around the little lantern.

I added a black and white birder to mirror the Zen Mushroom. Is it perfect? No but I'm not unhappy with it.

I was inspired by a background I saw Tracy do and thought I'd have a go. This is a very 'un-me' card but I loved how it turned out.

Hope you like it as well.
Hugs, Dawny xx


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Simply Simple

Hello lovelies. 
Hope you are all OK today.

I've been having a dabble with some lovely stuff from Lavinia Stamps - I have to confess that I am smitten!!

It's a very simple card which make use of the white space I really like. 
I created a background using a Lavinia Elegance stencil and some Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron and Broken China  Distress Inks - added very randomly and leaving a lot of the card plain.

Then I stamped with Wild Berry over the stencilling. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne for this. I then added some gold Posca Pen to some of the berries.  

The sentiment I have to confess I cannot remember where it was from - possibly Tonic? 
But I thought it fit the image really well.

Right-io. I'm off to do a bit more crafting but I'll be back son as soon.

Hope you like the card - it's something different from what I usually do but it's nice to try new things isn't it :)

Have a lovely day and huggiest of hugs,

Dawny xx


Sunday, 23 January 2022

Funky Chicken :)

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday to all.

I'm sharing another card made using Jane's Dancing Chickens stamp set from Woodware.

Again I coloured this in using Koi Pens - no blending - and outlined the image using a white Sakura Jelly Roll Pen.

I made the background using Distress Inks and made the circle by cutting a large circle die, using the negative part as a mask and adding the inks using a Vaessen Creative blending brush

I then spritzed water over it to give it an eggshell sort of texture.  I then used the die cut to cover up the background and added more ink around the outside before stamping the chicken, colouring it in and adding an outline and detail with the Jelly Roll pen.

I'm rather of fan of these cute chicks I have to say. I hope you like it as well. Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon with some more cards. 

Hugs to all, Dawny xx

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Saturday, 22 January 2022

Chop Chop Chop

Hello lovelies and hope you are all OK.

The card I'm sharing today was inspired by a birthday card sent to me by my crafty bestie Christine.

And ....

... this is what I did.

I used another Woodware stamp - this is Dancing Chickens designed by the loveliness that is Jane Gill. I coloured it very simply with Koi brush pens then cut it out.

The letters are from this die here - 

... it's the 

Birthday - Sue Wilson - Craft Die & Stamp Set

and all I did was cut out the letters I wanted and coloured them in.

Do you know how many words you can get from 'birthday'? 
It's quite a lot to be fair lol. 

If you get stuck, an on line anagram sorter will help you.

I just added some details to match the stamp and added some white Posca pen to colour them in.

Easy peasy!!

Then I stuck it all together ....

 ... like this.

This is definitely a technique I will use again. 

I hope you like my zingy funky chicken card and thank you for stopping by today.

Stay safe an well and I'll see you soon xxx