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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Lavinia carriage and Brayer, and Nephews 6th Birthday Card

Morning everyone,

After a few days of feeling really under the weather with a nasty cough and cold I decided to rouse myself and do a bit of crafting. I have finally produced a card using one of my stash of Lavinia stamps that I have bought over the past 12 months.  The end product isn't perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it, but only after sweat and toil with my brayer... I'm sure a lot of you will know what I mean.... practice and patience make perfect, unfortunately I haven't got much patience...  I'm definitely 'Taurus the Bull'...

I bought it at the NEC because I really love it.  I have tried to produce some colours different to what I've previously seen posted using this stamp.  I used A5 Lavinia smooth card, along with various adirondack and distress inks.  To create the sky I used both Adirondack denim and distress black soot and victorian velvet.  For the water, a combination of distress stormy sky and adirondack Juniper.  I made the carriage look as though it's coming out of the evening mist. 

My second quick card I made a couple of weeks ago for my little great nephew's 6th birthday which was on 29th April, using a combination of Kanban die cut, along with embossing folder brick wall, nesties circle die for the number, felt stickers for his name and Bazzil black on the edge for the top and bottom, along with paper from my stash.  I've attached a photo of Luke with his little sister dressed as pirates at his party on Friday.

See you all soon. Dee xxx


  1. two super cards and a really cute photo. Mary x

  2. ah Dee love the brayer work so agree with that you have posted. love Shaz in oz.x

  3. Wow, your carriage card is stunning!!!

    Momo sent me, and I'm now a follower.


  4. Wow what great cards!!!! You did a great job!!!!!

  5. This card is good and creative,,


  6. Hello there, Love your cards both are wonderful and I spy pirates LOL Great shot cute children:0) xxx

  7. Ooooo you have produced a 'work of art' with your brayer ...well done indeed X Lovely, lovely blending with the colours and such fun to do ! Great stuff Dee.

  8. WOW - both cards are great but I especially admire the Lavinia one as you've made a lovely scene there. I have great difficulties with my brayer and certainly haven't mastered it yet . . . I'm another Taurean like you!

    Hugs, Sandra