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Sunday 10 December 2023

The Magic of Christmas

 Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Some inspiration and a little reminder for this month's Creative Challenge which is, ”The Magic of Christmas ”! ❄️❄️

Don’t forget, you can enter this challenge up to 5 times and could win a fantastic £60 Lavinia Stamps Gift Voucher! Entries close on the 25th of this month. After the Closing date, a winner will be drawn entirely at random.

To enter the challenge or to take a look at all the other beautiful entries, follow this link:

Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜❤️


I am honoured to be asked by Lavinia Stamps to be their Guest Designer for the month of December.  I have decided to create a Step by Step Tutorial for this card

 Ingredients used for this Step by Step Tutorial for December theme of

‘’The Magic of Christmas’’

Lavinia Stamps 

Small Pine Trees LAV836

Fairy Catkins LAV835

Fairy Stardust Silhouette LAV125

Fairy Forager  LAV498

Fairy Ladders LAV731

Winter Magic LAV708

Fairy Merry Christmas LAV130

Fircone Branch LAV580

Small Pixie Houses LAV734

Elements ink Pads Sahara, Mulberry and Truffle

Versafine Clair Pinecone

Lavinia Stencil Brushes No 3 and 9

White and Bronze Signo gel pens

Decoart Glamourdust glitter

Shimmer glitter pens - apologies should have used Wink of Stella

Copper metallic/Mirri card

Yellow Posca pen

1. Using a circle stencil I used Elements Ink Sahara with no. 9 stencil brush, heavier at the bottom than top and right hand side

​2. Then blended Elements ink Mulberry using a No 3 stencil brush concentrating on the bottom for depth

3. The finished circle

​4. Stamped part way round circle using Fairy Catkins and Versafine Clair Pinecone

​4. Again using Versafine Clair Pinecone stamped and extra piece of Fairy Catkin on the right, Fairy Dust Silhouette and one of the Small Pine Trees

​5.  Using a torn piece of copy paper created hills using a No 3 Stencil brush and Truffles Elements ink

​6.  I stamped the Mini Pixie houses and Fairy Ladders in Versafine Clair Pinecone.  Using the No 3 Lavinia stencil brush and Elements Truffle created shadows beneath them

​7. I added one of the Fairy Foragers and the other three Mini Pine Trees using Versafine Clair Pinecone.  The spotlight was created using a circle mask using No 9 Stencil Brush with Elements Sahara.  The hills beneath the circle were created with Elements Truffles and a cut piece of copy paper

​8. Used the No 9 Stencil brush with Elements Sahara around the edge of card also stamped in second generation Winter Magic using Pinecone.  Extended the shading beneath the Fairy Dust Silhouette using Elements Truffle

9. Coloured the Catkins and fairy wings Using Yellow and orange sparkle Pens as could not find my Wink of Stella so apologize for that. Recommend Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real brush pens with Wink of Stella over the top. Bronze signo Glitter gel pen for hair

10. Yellow posca pen to add to the stardust.  White signo gel pen for highlights. Decoart Glamour dust glitter for stardust

​11. Finished card

Thank you for visiting me today and I do hope you will visit me real soon.
Don't forget to head on over to the new Lavinia Creative Challenge for the December theme of
You can enter five times for the chance to win a £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia Stamps

Love always Elaine xx

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  1. So interesting to see your design process, Elaine, resulting in another gorgeous card.

  2. Stunning card love all the stamps and neutral colours-Congrats on your GDT too
    Carol x

  3. SO lovely in the brown and yellow colors Elaine - a beautiful mix of stampings and shading to create this wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational: Glitter! Julia xx

  4. Another lovely card - I like the choice of the colours too - thanks for sharing again at Krafty Chicks


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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