52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 27 October 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Winter Whispers" Eve Card

Today, I was fortunate to be passing reasonably closely to the Lavinia Stamps shop, so asked Hubby to make a detour via Ruthin, so that I could purchase the new "Winter Whispers" stamp release.

I've not been to the shop since it's opening day, four years ago, which I attended as part of the Lavinia Stamps Design Team, so it was nice to get back there and see all their lovely goodies.  I was greeted by the super helpful Jack on the counter and then had a jangle with Sarah Anderson and Jo Rice, who were both on the Design Team at the same time as myself.

I knew I was purchasing the new "Winter Whispers" stamp bundle, but there were some other bits and bobs that I needed too.  You can see my goodies in the photo above - it was quite a haul!

Obviously, as soon as I got home, I catalogued and repackaged the stamps how I like them and then got busy making a card!

I started by using Distress Oxide Inks:  Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters and Faded Jeans. 

I used two Lavinia Stamps stencils:  Filigree and Flower Mask".

I used two of the brand new Lavinia Stamps, using the new fairy called "Eve" stamped in Verafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink and the new "Forest Leaf" stamped in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane green ink.

I used Wow! Embossing pad and Rich Gold Embossing Powder with the Lavinia "Mystic Swirls" stamp and the "Star Cluster" stamp.

I coloured the card using Derwent Inktense pencils, Posca Pens and gel pens, also adding more sparkle and shimmer using "A Wink of Stella" too.


  1. How lovely for you to visit the shop and end up with all those wonderful goodies, and some put to great use on this card Sam. I love the colours and the amazing background and the forest leaf stamp with those big leaves as a focal point with the sweet new fairy...a brilliant card. x

  2. Simply stunning,gorgeous colours and stamped images

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Sam - beautiful colouring on those fabulous new Lavinia stamps. How lucky to be passing by to get your hands on them straight away! I'm still debating whether to visit the shop tomorow - it is about a 75 minute drive for me.
    Pauline xx

    1. Thank you. A visit to the shop is well worth it. I live about an hour fifteen from it. I wouldn't have gone to the weekend event as I'm not big on crowded areas, so it suited me to stop there on Friday.