Friday, 29 July 2011

Lavinia Poppy Stamps, A Brayer and A Shapeabilities Butterfly

Lovely Lavinia Stamps

Hello, a lovely day today with the weekend to follow.

My best crafty mate, Karen, is coming over to spend the day with me tomorrow, great stuff.... we will gossip, eat a nice lunch ( I hope) and make cards....... bliss!

 Thank you for all the lovely comments that were left on my previous post.... I was surprised at the interest shown in the card and very pleased as I also picked up some new followers !
Holes made with a Crop A Dile Big Bite!

Now, as you are aware, that card was all White! This one is a bit more colourful, this is how I made it .

I blended a background using my Speedball Brayer and two Adirondack Inks, Red Pepper and Sunshine Yellow.

Stamped the Poppies, two different stamp sets, both from Lavinia Stamps with Black Versafine Ink then using my 'Big-Bite' I made a few holes in the background paper and layered it over Gold Card so you can see the Gold underneath ( great trick, I use this a lot ....cos it's cheap but attractive!)
Inside of the card decorated to match the front

Mat and layer on Red and finally a Black Card Blank ... add a few Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterflies, along with a sweet wooden Ladybird from my stash .... job done.

I also decorated the inside to match the front of the card.

Thanks for popping by my blog today .. any questions please leave a comment or email
My favourite Dies!

Have a great weekend.

Ooooooooooo........ my order from LOTV..... New Christmas Stamps have just arrived !
Thanks for looking

Guess who is a very happy little crafter?
Eileen xxx


  1. lovely, I have these stamps myself and never really know what to do with them. So inspiring x

  2. Well that makes TWO of us Eileen (Happy Little Crafters that is!). My happiness is due to the PB stamps I received from you yesterday! Thanks again!

    LOVE this brayered card. It's such a gorgeous colour and silhouetted poppies are just lovely.

    Big Hugs, Sandra xxx

  3. Your not cooking again Eileen, OMG. Poor Karen!

    Nice cards and make from red peppers I see XXX

  4. This is a lovely bright card for a grey day (here it is anyway) and I like that trick with the Big Bite - never thought of doing that. Enjoy your day tomorrow

  5. bright and cheerful card Eileen, very summery. Can't wait to see your LOTV Christmas cards,..... can't wait for your gift to arrive. Dee xxx

  6. Hi Eileen, what a treat you've given us.......
    this is so stunning ! The red and the yellow
    are so splendid and the whole thing inspires me.......thankyou Eileen, just gorgeous !!!
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  7. Ah, love poppies soooo much Eileen and really love how you have done this, and of course love my brayer too. I am going to post some cards am working on in few days which done with brayer,
    love Shaz in Oz.x
    PS Have you used those Stampscapes YET? ;D

  8. So beautiful, thanks for the tip about punching holes to show the backing paper, may invest in a 'big bite', it looks lovely. Great brayering and stamping.


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