Thursday, 7 March 2013

Lavinia Stamps and Distress Inks

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been absent but it is really annoying when having to go to work gets in the way of crafting!  As Mother's Day is early this year I have had an extra busy time this is because I also have three birthdays at the same time!  Every evening I have come home had a microwave meal (Hubby is away on business and he usually does the cooking even though I have cooking certificates!!) and gone straight to the craft room.  Cards have now all been done so thought I would show you one plus a money wallet this evening.

The first is the money wallet - suddenly remembered I needed one as I was off to bed and so slapped around with the distress inks and added these stunning poppies from Lavinia Stamps and the card was complete in fifteen minutes!  Interestingly I also made a card for the same person and it was this money wallet she fell in love with.  The colours in real life are much deeper.

I then made this one for a male work colleague - no frills as it had to be posted and I was quite pleased with it.  I have been going along to some workshops run by my best crafty mate Eileen - check out her website here and if you can get in to any of workshops (they are always over-subscribed) do go along, they are great fun and you learn a lot too.  Eileen has introduced me to distress inks (and pan pastels) and I love them.

These are all Lavinia Stamps - they are so versatile and you can make some fantastic cards.  Remember to check out the Lavinia Challenge Blog as there is a fantastic prize for the winner.

Well I think I have said enough for one night and hopefully made up for my absence.  See you soon. Kx


Pauline Butcher said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous Karen, so simple but very effective, I love them. Hugs P xxx

Eileen said...

Ooooo ... good work here and thanks for the links and kind words .. love 'em both but the second one is just fabulous!
E xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

These are fab Karen! absolutely love the poppies, I've got that stamp but haven't used it yet...will do now you have inspired me!! xxxx