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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Spring with Lavinia stamps

Good morning folks, we're having some beautiful spring weather this week I do hope it lasts for the Easter weekend as its no fun watching the sunshine from my office window lol. Today's card is my entry for this month's challenge at Lavinia Stamps where the theme is Spring Colours

I've used Garden Spirit, one of  my favourite Lavinia stamps for the focal point of my card and then created a floral wreath frame using the small Zen flower stamps.  

I began by drawing around a plate very lightly with a pencil to give me a guide for stamping the flowers. I set to stamping,  masking the flowers as I went along. Next I stamped the leaves using Bamboo Leaves and Tuxedo Black memento inks (ok I confess I picked the wrong inkpad up and panicked cos I'd stamped black leaves so I had to go all the way round adding black leaves here and there lol) Lastly I stamped in the little flowers and stars around the images using some of the lovely little mini Lavinia stamps.

I've coloured the image with Graph'It markers and added dots of cosmic shimmer glue to the flower centres, sprinkling on some yellow glitter for a little sparkle.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge: spring s in the air
Corrosive Challenges: pretty pastels
Open Minded: easter or pastel colours
Thats Crafty: you spin me round
Stamp and Create: spring flowers

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. stunning card - wonderful image and the flowers look amazing - beautiful xx

  2. Beautiful card Claire, I love the flowers and the image.
    Kevin xx

  3. A gorgeous card Claire. I love the wreath of flowers you've place around the main image.

    Sue xx

  4. Oh this is so pretty, what a great card, Love Hazelxx

  5. This is so beautifully crafted. Really eye catching! Thanks for entering The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight, and good luck!

    DebbieM - TCC DT

  6. this is beautiful!! All the flowers are wonderful!!! Great coloring!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  7. What an amazing project! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  8. beautiful, love the colours! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  9. fab card - love the flower wreath, so much work in the details. Thank you for entering the Lavinia Challenge and good luck in the draw. Hellen (DT)

  10. wow this is gorgeous! love the use of all the flowers!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  11. Beautiful image and lovely arrangement!
    Thanks for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun this week.
    We're having new challenge starting in a few hours :) Please join us again too!
    Hugs, Mikha

  12. Absolutely beautiful. I love the stamped images and leaves around the image, they form a great frame! Thanks for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! We hope to see you again soon.

    Hanne, DT


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