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Jun 5, 2021

A Little Bit of Magic with Lavinia Stamps

Hello and welcome! Another week has come and gone, and we have a new theme at Allsorts challenge!

It's Tracy's week to host and she chose the fun theme of "Magical Worlds", so get out those fairy, gnome, dragon, mermaid, alien, etc. stamps and create something fun! We have a prize from Lavinia Stamps to give away this week, a beautiful Lavinia Fairy as well as a stencil from Lavinia, so hope you'll get a chance to join us!

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I started collecting Lavinia stamps a few years ago and have several fairies now along with some of their florals and trees, the one I used today is probably one of the first I purchased. This one is called Fairytale

My design was inspired by this week's MFT sketch. I simply die cut circles in various sizes using sticky notes, stuck them to the card front and started inking. I used Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks.

Before removing the sticky notes, I splattered a bit of water onto the background for the fun distress ink/water reaction, then removed the sticky notes. 

The fairies were all stamped using Versafine Onyx ink. I also used the "Spiral of Spells" stamp, also from Lavinia along the edges of the card for some magical words. The small fairies are 2 of the Three Dancing Fairies and then I stamped the stars (also from Lavinia) to fill in some of the white circles.

The white on black sentiment is from Penny Black's set "Blooming Sentiments", stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed using white detail embossing powder

Before adhering the the card front to the base, I ran the Blueprint Sketch ink pad along the edges for some definition. 

If you are in the UK you know you can find Lavinia stamps directly from their shop. And there are now several US retailers who sell these beautiful stamps as well. I purchased mine from Del Bellos Designs and ASC Supplies (both Etsy Shops) and now there are also some private retailers selling these stamps via Amazon as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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I'm linking up here:

MFT sketch  // Aud Sentiments Challenge - For the Girls // Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes // Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act // Crafty Gals Corner - For the Ladies // Fab n Funky - Girly // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes // Double Trouble Challenges - Anything Goes // 


  1. A very pretty approach to the theme Ellie, the softly graduated lilac background and little stars draw the eye into the scene and the Fairies casting their magic.

    B x

  2. Loving your gorgeous background Ellie - a great use of the sketch, and the stars in the circles are perfect!
    Stay safe

  3. A beautiful interpretation of the sketch, a gorgeous ethereal creation.

  4. Wow! You did an amazing job with that sketch!

  5. Beautiful card!
    Have a great day!

  6. Beautiful card and love the background you created and the interpretation of the sketch is subperb and your use of the sentiments embossed circles are very creative. And of course the shadow of the beautiful fairy... love it all... gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  7. A really super background with super images and colours, great design too.

    Kath x

  8. Such great take of the sketch, wow! Amazing magical scene, love so much the sentiment circles, they give a very interesting look to the whole design!

  9. Another beautiful card. I love how you layer your stamps and ink; you turn rubber stamping into an art form for sure.

  10. Gorgeous card and lovely sketch to go with, perfect;-))m

  11. Ellibelle, love your beautiful card with it's mystical feel you've created by masking and blending the background! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  12. Amazing card. So awesome. Love the colors, details and images. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Sentiments, Crafty Gals Corner.

  13. Beautiful fairy card. So pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  15. Enchanting card, Ellie! Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #85.

  16. This looks amazing Ellie I love the stamps you have used also the wonderful graduated background it is a beautiful creation
    lorraine x

  17. Very magical, I love it. I like how you turned a simple design idea into something so beautiful.

  18. What a gorgeous card. Very magical. I love the colours x

  19. Its gorgeous Ellie, beautiful colours, xx

  20. Oh my goodness, this is just too gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Fab ‘n’ Funky. Rachel DT

  21. I love your make for my theme, it's a gorgeous scene. Love the composition.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  22. What darling little fairies! Great job on the background! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.
    Diane - DT

  23. Ellie, I love this card so much! Magical creatures are totally my jam especially fairies. I have two fairy tattoos! Thanks for linking with me.


  24. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the Aud Sentiments challenge.


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