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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

In My Garden.....

The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is In My Garden There Is ………..
I've gone with the obvious - Flowers, but it's up to you how you interpret this.

I've used Brushos for my background and rotated the card as I sprayed the card with water.  My flowers were stamped and coloured with Picked Raspberry Distress ink on the card, stamped again on spare card,  coloured fussy cut and I added just the flower heads with 3D foam for a little dimension.

The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2019


Hello,  well I'm still in the seaside mode and after a walk at the beach this morning I thought I would share a card made with some freebie stamps from a Creative Stamping mag which came out a couple of months ago, but this is my first play.  At Try it on Tuesday our theme this fortnight is Wish You Were Here so this card fits as a reminder that you still have another week to join in.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

A Walk on the Beach

The challenge at Tag Tuesday is Summer Fun, so while I had my CI stamps out for Try it on Tuesday's current theme of Wish You Were Here, I made a tag so I could join in with the fun at Tag Tuesday.

I've adhered a napkin to the tag for the background and fussy cut my CI lady.  The sentiment is from a freebie magazine set.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Wish You Were Here!

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight we 'Wish You Were Here'.

I've opted for a one layer,  day at the seaside with my vintage images from Crafty Individuals.  I stamped the standing lady first, stamped her on a post-it note, fussy cut and masked her off, then stamped the postcard, masked that with a post-it note and finally stamped the beach huts.  I've used Distress inks to colour.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful  places for you to join them, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Saturday, 3 August 2019


Yes, it is a strange title, but this background was made with Beetroot Juice!

I read about this technique ages ago and when I opened my last packet of Beetroot, thought I would have a try.  I saved some juice into a mini mister, cut some foliage from the garden, which I placed over my card base and sprayed with the juice.  After removing the foliage, which acts as a mask, I was left with a white area, (although very feint in the photo) it makes a pretty backdrop for my flower.

I've added some script stencilling in Picked Raspberry and the sentiment is also stamped with PR and heat embossed with clear EP.

Have a great weekend,
Avril xx

Monday, 29 July 2019

Blue Lace

Things have been a bit quite around here - just to hot to even think about crafting, so I'm sharing something a little bit different today, a card made for my cousin's 60th Birthday a couple of weeks ago.  Although I often add die cuts, not stamping and just die cutting always seems so 'un me',  but for this occasion I felt the card was right.

I cut the Intricate Lace die in white card and embossed with Iron Oxide Embossing powder, it has gorgeous little sparkles of silver included, which of course doesn't show in the photo.
I layered it over navy cardstock and added Wildflower stems coloured with Abandoned Coral.  I even die cut the sentiment, although by this photo, I think I need a bit more practice with the placement!

We've had rain and grey skies for the last three days, so things have definitely cooled down - back to normal I suppose.
Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Splatters and Splodges

Splatters and Splodges is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and I'm sure you can have fun with this.

I've used part of a background that had been sprayed with Distress Oxides.  I stamped my flower and sentiment directly onto the card and then the flower again on white card and fussy cut the leaves and flower head, which after colouring were attached and popped up slightly with some 3D foam.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspirational pieces for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx