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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Flutter By Wednesday's Cute Stamps and Cards Double Act

I bought some new Lavinia Stamps at Ally Pally at the weekend.  I already have some but I really struggled with brayering and so had hardly used them as they are so well suited to a brayered background.  I also bought an inking tool and some foam pads and had a go at making a soft distress ink background for my images.  I botched the first attempt and recognise that I need more practice.  I heat embossed the fairy which added some "sparkle" making it suitable for entry into this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge and I am actually very pleased with the effect.  Papers are by Basic Grey, the ticket stamp was free with a Craft Stamper magazine and the purple lace ribbon, also an Ally Pally purchase, is LLB.  Other embellishments are from my stash.  This card is for my best matey's eldest daughter.  I have to post it now (and hope she doesn't see it) to enter it into the great sketch over at Cute Stamps and Cards.
I made my second card in double quick time (which means it took me two hours instead of four!) using one of the GF Cheeky Cherries (stamped from Julie - thank you) with some K&Co papers and a little Stampin Up sentiment! I so enjoyed the sketch at Cute Stamps and Cards that I used it twice. I chose the image because I thought she would be easy to colour but actually the large face and the abundance of hair caused me some difficulty. I like the colours even though I have only just realised that they are very similar to the ones Julie used when she made a card for me with the same image!
Thank you for your lovely comments.  I promise to drop by soon to see all of your lovely work!


Julie said...

These are two little beauties Lesley. Love the Lavinia Silhouette and super colours. Isn't that lace divine, so vibrant!! And fits perfectly with your theme and colours. Perhaps the colours suit the Cheeky Cherry - she's coloured perfectly!!Juliexx

Dawn B. said...

Lesley these are terrific.. I love the way you went outside your box for the first one.. It is perfect. The second one is so fun.. Those Cheeky stamps are precious.

Deb said...

they are both just beautiful Lesley, so love that fairy silhouette! hugs Debx

Hanna said...

Hello Lesley,

WOW, your cards are as always stunngly beautiful! You're so talented, your cards always amaze me. I'm so sorry it was such a long time ago I wrote a comment, but I visit you as often as I can, and I'm always very inspired by your fantastic art work! I'm totally in love with these ones, adore the colour combos, the details, everything!

Sending you lots of hugs!

Tiets said...

these are really gorgeous lesley! Have a nice sunday!
Hugs Tiets

lalkygirl said...

fab cards and gorgeous stamps,lucky you getting to go to ally pally.thsnka for leaving such a lovely message on my blog,i truly appreciate you taking the time to do so.
happy crafting.
tracey x [lalkygirl]

Alex said...

Beautiful cards, Lesley! Hope you are safely on your way to Florida by now, if not, spend the waiting time crafting! :-)
Lots of love, Alex

Val said...

These are beautiful Lesley. Love the colouring on both, they are so different, and just goes to show the depth of your skills.

Val said...

Brilliant cards, as alays, Lesley. The Lavina stamps are on my wish list, and the one you have used looks so effective, especially with the gorgeous lace.

Faye said...

Are you alive?! Miss seeing you around. x

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Not seen you for a while - I hope all is well with you?

Love Jules xx

dolcreations said...

Hello Lesley, It was so nice to hear from you again. I was going to send off and email but unfortunately I misplaced your email address! Hope all is well....Missing your creations!!!!
(may 17)

Mina said...

fabulous Lesley two complete stunner...totally different but lush
Mina xxx

Val said...

Hi Lesley - thank you so much for your lovely comments. Hope you are keeping well.

Kathleen said...

these are both lovely but i especially love the anya one - love that image and you've coloured her beautifully!!
kathleen xx