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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

It's Springtime at Try it on Tuesdays

Its time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time its Springtime, as usual it's up to you what you create as long as you follow the theme.
For my tag/card I have used the Stampendous I Love Paris in the Springtime, image shaded with Distress Inks.  The base tag was coloured with the Marbled Stains technique, them overstamped with the TH Papillion script., such a shame most of it was covered up with an embossed vellum and french script from an old book.  I stamped the TH film strip and then cut paper images from the Madam Paurade papers.
My flower was cut from fabric using the Tattered Florals die.
It would be lovely if you could join us, and if you need any inspiration pop over the the main blog and you will also see the beautiful creation from our Guest Designer Margik.

That's it for me for the moment, so sorry I have been such a rubbish blogger of late, but 'life' just took over, hopefully normal service will resume soon.

I am entering this at:
  Ali-Craft - Spring
  Fantasy Stampers - Distress It
  Craft for the Craic - Spring

Avril xx

Friday, 25 April 2014

F at Alphabet Challenge

Hi folks, its time for another letter at Alphabet Challenge and this time it's 'F' and it was my turn to pick so I hope you like FEATHERS - but not just any old feathers - we would like to see REAL FEATHERS on your creation.
I have used the gorgeous Graphic 45 Couture papers, with a little distressing on the edges using Weathered Wood, the flower was in the stash box and of course my real feather.

It would be lovely if you could join us.  My very talented teamies have created some wonderful piece to show, so please pop over here to have a look.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sweet Baby

Another Baby card - I actually made 4 over the weekend, and thought I would show this one as it's a Tent card, something I haven't made for a long time, and as it fits in with the current theme over at Try it on Tuesdays, it might give you a little inspiration if you would like to enter the challenge.  Also, if you pop over, you will see that we are having a DT call.

For this card I used PSX Moon Baby and nesti circles and scallop circles for the cuts.  To hide the join of the base fold, I added a piece of embossed card.
I am entering this at:
  Addicted to Stamps - Fancy Folds

That's it for now, after these clean white cards, I feel as if I need to get inky.

Avril xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Flying Things at FSC

A Happy Easter to you and I hope you haven't eaten too many Chocolate eggs!
It's time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping and this time we would like to see 'Flying Things'
How you interpret this is up to you - they don't have to be of the winged variety - they just have to fly.
We are again sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.  All the details and some fabulous inspiration can be found here, but remember -

We especially need to see that the stamping is the focal point on the project and that this must follow the format of the theme.

My tag started life a while ago when I was playing with paint and embossing paste and stencils, then put in a 'pile for later', so I'm not sure what colours are on here.  The corrugated card, was stamped  with  TH Papillion script in Faded Jeans DI before adding the TH butterflies from the same set.  The roses are made using the Tattered Florals strip die.

I am entering this at:
   Craftyhands - Anything Goes
   Totally Papercrafts - Tag It
   Red Rubber Inspirationals - Back to Nature
   Rhedd and Rosie - Anything Goes
   Simon says Monday Challenge - Winged things

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

More than One Fold and DT Call News

Hello ' I'm back from a lovely sunny break - and just in time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday, where the theme this fortnight is 'More than One Fold' and if you pop over to the main blog you will see that we are hosting a Design Team Call, so please check this out.
For my piece I am showing a mini Album, that I made a few weeks ago when  'Mr. Mojo' went walkabout.  I followed a tutorial on U Tube, which unfortunately, I can't find again, but it used 9 x 6 envelopes. The papers are Graphic 45 Secret Garden, with a little bit of distressing with Frayed Burlap. This could  also be a great way of using up the hoarded scraps of paper we all have.
 Lots  of little pockets and tags and places to write                                                                                        

Something different for me - no stamping!

My fabulous teamies have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over here to see what they have created, and don't forget, if you would like to be part of a great Team, full details of the DT Call are also there.

I am entering this at:                                                                                                                             
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes                                                                               
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms                                                                                                    
Craftyhands - Anything Goes                                                                                                
          Simply Create Too - No Digis or stamped image.                                                                               Crafty Cardmakers-Floral Profusion                                                                                       
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything Goes                                                                                          

That's it for now, and I'm off to do some catching up with you and find out what you've been creating.       

Have a great week                                                                                                                                     
Avril xx                                                                                                                                                     

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Favourite Technique at FSC

Time for you to show us your Favourite Technique over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
Mine of course is stamping - and I do love Vintage, so this gave me another chance to use my lovely 'April in Paris' Oxford Impression stamps.    My papers are Prima Botanicals, distressed with Frayed Burlap.  The sentiment, (in a pack of freebies from Crafty Individuals) really suits this image.
My lovely teamies all have their favourite techniques to show, so please pop over to the main blog to see them. However, whatever your favourite technique is, we still need to see stamping on your project. Also, remember, there  is a prize for one lucky random winner of $20 from our sponsor Flonzcraft.

This is another scheduled post, hopefully I'm enjoying some lovely sunshine. I will be back in a few days, so please make sure the sun is shining.

Enjoy your Sunday
Avril xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Use Beads at Try it on Tuesday

Time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time it's 'Use Beads'  this can be seed beads, or beads for embellishment - whatever you wish.
I  used  IndigoBlu  Anemone Corner, and  layered the petals for some dimension.  I added small black beads to the centers.  The sentiment and mesh are both Jofy stamps.  The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will find all the details.

This is again a schedule post,  as hopefully I'm enjoying some sunshine. Catch up with you soon.

Avril xx