My first post for Merly Impressions

Hello everyone.I'm posting a couple of cards today using the fabulous Lavinia stamps from Merly Impressions.
Chrissy has just started stocking these and I must say they are so lovely. Whimsical and magical is what I'd call them.
I was so happy when Chrissy invited me to join her mega talented team and am really looking forward to playing with Kaisercraft papers and Beyond the Page items together with the Lavinia Stamps each month
Here are my first two cards
This is using 'Freya' the fairy together with some papers from the Oh So Lovely collection -Fairy Pod and Zen Plant stamps I stamped all round the edges of the card with the top of the Fairy Pod stamps then inked over with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. The fairy was stamped with Black Archival I then inked around the edges with Chipped Sapphire and Cracked Pistachio. She was then matted and layered with some more papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad .Finished off with a double ribbon and a sentiment from the Collectables  pack

For my second card I went a bit pink and made a 'twister' .Using papers from the 'Oh So Lovely' 6x6  paper pad I covered the card in 2 inch squares then matted and layered some embellishments from the Oh SO Lovely Collectables pack - don't you just love tipping them all out and sifting through them ? I also used the Fairy Pod stamps which I stamped cut out and coloured with Fired Brick distress ink then added a tiny it of stickles. Finally I stamped some 'Slender Mushrooms' just on the left hand side. These are really fun cards to make and the beauty is that they can completely fold up to go in an envelope and you can also have them 'twisting one way or the other.