Gazing at the Moon

Morning, hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Had a productive crafty time and I’ve got lots to share, starting off with this moody night scape.


Gazing at the Moon, stamping, Lavinia Stamps, Inkylicious, Tim Holtz Distress inks


Step by Step

1. Cut a piece of white card stock to fit my card blank.

2. Used Distress inks, three colours used – Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade, with a blending tool to apply the colour.

3. Splattered/flicked water onto the Distress inks and blotted with a paper towel. 

4. Used a circle stencil and a baby wipe to remove move colour from the background to create the moon.

5. Using black Versafine ink stamped the scene using various Lavinia Stamps and Inklylicous stamps.

6. Added some sparkle to the fairy wings using Sakura Stardust pens and blended out with a damp paint brush.

6. Emphasized the moon by placing a circle mask over the moon, used Black Soot Distress ink with a sponge around the edge of the mask.

7. Edged the scene with Black Soot Distress ink and a blending tool.

8. Matted onto white card stock and then adhered to the black card blank.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting From The Heart #132 Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff #238 Mixing Up Stamps 

Craft Your Passion #334 ATG 


Thanks for stopping by 👍




Lavinia Stamps – Xmas Tag


How is everyone, I’m sooooo behind with my xmas cards, pressies and just about everything related to xmas!!!

Sharing my recent make using the gorgeous Stag stamp from Lavinia Stamps, he’s a handsome chappie.

I started by using Faber Castell Gelatos, in Cotton Candy and Metallic Mint, to create the base for the background of the tag. Gelatos are water based so any wet medium will reactive them. I wanted to seal the Gelatos and use the DecoArt Matte Medium to help create the effect of light streaming down. Using a brush with the Matte Medium meant the Gelatos started to move and streak.

I used Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens and a scrap of paper to create the hillside, I also used the Pitt pens to ink the Tree stamp also from Lavinia Stamps. I stamped the Stag, using Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, using a Pitt Artist pens to add the glow around him and add the shadow to the ground around his feet.

I stamped part of the Zen Angelic Words stamp, from Lavinia Stamps, using the Pitt Artist pens to ink the stamp.

To create the snowfall, I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Versamark ink, adding pearlescent Pan Pastels. I also inked the edges of the tag with Versamark ink again using the pearlescent Pan Pastels.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.

My entry for the Lavinia Stamps Challenge 

Lavinia Stamps – Spirit of Joy

Lavinia Stamps - Spirit of Joy, Rubber stamping


Afternoon all, from a grey, windy and a very damp Lancashire!!

Been playing with my stamps from Lavinia Stamps. A quick make, looks much brighter in real life, I can’t get a decent photo of it???

I started by using Memento inks to create the background, I used an Inkylicious ink duster to apply the inks. I used three colours to create the background a yellow orange, yellow and a yellow green. I then stamped the images, all from Lavinia Stamps, using Versafine Onyx Black. I then created the landscape using torn paper and black soot Distress Inks.  I added a few dots in white, silver  & gold, Graph’it shaker pens, around the dandelions For the text I used another small piece of card from my scrap box, it was already inked up in orange, pink, red, purple & yellow, I used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp the words, another stamp from Lavinia Stamps. I snipped the words and glued randomly on the card. Finally step was to mat onto black card.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day whatever you up to 🙂

I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Craft You Passion challenge #288

613 Avenue Create challenge #150

Brown Sugar challenge #172

Keep on Creating Nov Anything Goes link up

Lavinia Stamps, Art Journal Glowing Glade


Afternoon all, I’ve been crafting away recently, not that you can tell from my blog!! I’d made a huge mess crafting and I’d lost my desk and couldn’t get any photos done so decided that I really needed to clear up! I’ve got plenty of projects to share now that I’ve managed to take some half decent photos lol

Today’s share is a page for my Art Journal which I recently started, well maybe not an Art Journal but a mixed media book??

I started by creating the background blending pan pastels and adding more pan pastels through stencils. I sealed the pan pastels using DecoArt matte medium. I pounced the matte medium on with a cheap sponge, I’ve not had much success sealing pan pastels with hairspray and I’m not a fan of aerosol fixatives, just because the smell seems to give me headaches, so I thought I’d try the matte medium and pouncing it was fine. I pounced the matte medium because using the medium with a brush would smear the pan pastel and that’s not the effect I wanted.

I added a little more interest to the background by stamping with texture stamps, from Hobby Art. Finally I used various stamps from Lavinia Stamps to create the scene. The toadstools were stamped with Versamark ink and I used pan pastels to colour them, I think they look quite other worldly? The rest of the stamping is using Versafine Onxy Black, I heat set the ink and then sealed with the matte medium again, before adding Stickles to the fairy pods . To make the fairy pop a little more I used Pitt Big Brush pens around her and dotted the Graph’it Shake pens in white and gold.

Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to leave a comment, see you soon 🙂


I’d like to enter this project into the following challenges –

Artistic Inspirations challenge 144 –

Crafting with Friends challenge 10 –

Simply Papercrafts challenge 17 –

Crafting with Attitude challenge 9 –

We Love 2 Create challenge 23 –


Moody Blues


Morning all, why so early because this a scheduled post!! I’m hoping this has worked???  

Sharing a card created using stamps from Lavinia Stamps. It’s a 5×7″ card, a size I don’t use much but I think I should use it bit more!

I’ve used Creative Expressions Colour Cloud blending inks to create the background, on white cardstock. The circles in the background created using a Clarity Stamps stencil using the Colour Cloud blending inks. The images are all from Lavinia Stamps and are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and embellished with a little glitter to the Fairy’s wings, dandelion and the  moon pods. Finally added Cosmic Shimmer PVA and sprinkled with glitter in the corners.


Crafty Supplies Used

Lavinia Stamps –  Make A Wish

Lavinia Stamps – Moon Pods

Lavinia Stamps – Slender Mushrooms (Miniature)

Lavinia Stamps – Creeping Vine

White cardstock

Aqua cardstock

Black cardstock

Creative Expressions Colour Cloud Blending Inks – Ocean Blue and Decandant Teal

Versafine – Onyx Black

Distress Ink – Black Soot

Stickles – Frosted Lace

Cosmic Shimmer – Teal Spearkle PVA 

Teal Glitter


I’d like to enter this into the following blog challenge