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Tuesday 9 July 2024

Things With Wings at TioT





Our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Things With Wings, lots of choice there.

I've used a Lavinia fairy on a Gelli print background and as her wings overlapped the print, I stamped extra wings, lightly coloured with Cracked pistachio  and lots of Diamond Dust stickles.

The rest of the team have lots of varied inspiration for you, so please pop over to the challenge page where you will also find all the challenge details.

Busy day ahead, picking the twins up from nursery for their weekly sleepover and then the fun begins!

Have a great day, Avril xx

 

Sunday 7 July 2024

Christmas in July for Stamping Sensations




It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and the theme this month is Anything Goes,  but for those who like a challenge there is an optional twist of Christmas in July which is the route the Design Team have followed.   However,  the simple rule remains that there must be at least one stamped element on your entry to be eligible.  There's also some fabulous prizes on offer from AALL & Create, so please pop over to the main challenge page for all the details.

I've used some of my favourite stamps to create my winter scene - the girls are from Crafty Individuals and the rest of the scene are a mix of Tim Holtz stamps, along with some chunky white embossing enamel  and lots of glitter, which of course doesn't show.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration, so please pay them a visit.

I don't usually start my Christmas cards till a lot later in the year, but the thought of no last minute panic batch making for quickness is very tempting and I think I might just set myself a target - maybe 1 a week.

Thanks for calling in, Avril xx





 

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Here Comes Summer at TioT


 The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday Try it on Tuesday is Here Comes Summer and it looks like the weather has taken this challenge on board.

If I have a day to myself and the sun i shining, there's nothing better than sitting in the garden and reading - hubby says it's the only time I sit still - I've always got to be pottering or trimming back something or other.  So for my summer reading I've made a new bookmark using some craft magazine freebie stamps.

The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main challenge page, where you will also find all the challenge details.

Avril xx

Tuesday 18 June 2024

June Mid month at Stamping Sensations





It's time for some mid month inspirations for the current challenge at Stamping Sensations Stamping Sensations where there's an Anything Goes option for the summer mood board.

                          
I've used the mood board option of the little house to show a page from my little fairy journal featuring the story of 4 little rabbits who have found their way into fairyland. The stamps are all from Lavinia.
The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you, so please visit the main blog, and you will also find all the challenge details.

I've had a busy week as Laura badly sprained her ankle, so extra Grandma duties and extra sleepover didn't leave much time for crafting. They're away on holiday this week, so catching up on all things crafty is the plan, but then you know what they say about plans!

Avril x 

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Use Book Pages at TioT


It's time for a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight we are asking you to Use Book Pages.

I love journal pages, but don't always seem to have the time these days, so this was a pleasure for me, which gave me my inspiration.  I've covered the page with torn book pages and then gave them a watery Gesso covering.  I used a couple of Oxide sprays and then Distress crayon in Shaded Lilac. My focal point is layers of music paper, book page with a little torn corrugated paper in between, muslin and flowers.  Cut apart words edged in lilac to finish.
The rest of the team have been very creative, so please visit the challenge page and take a look, and you'll also find all the challenge details.

Avril xx




 

Sunday 2 June 2024

June Mood board for Stamping Sensations


It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we've another Mood Board for you with lots of summer inspiration, or there's always the Anything Goes option, just remember, there must be at least one stamped element on your  entry.
We also have 2 fabulous prizes of stamps from Lavinia for lucky winners.

                    
                              

I chose the Pink Roses as my inspiration and stamped the Tim Holtz Roses on a Peacock feathers inky background and coloured them with Picked Raspberry Distress ink.  I've added some very subtle stencilling in the background and then some random stamped crackle using the Peacock feathers ink for detail.
The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous inspiration so please pop over to the main challenge page for all the details.  

I am entering this card at We Love Stamping as they are celebrating 15yrs and their Birthday theme is Fabulous Florals .

Avril xx

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Emboss It at Try it on Tuesday


Our new challenge at TioT this fortnight is all about Embossing , what kind of embossing is up to you.
I used texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil on an ink blended background. When the paste was completely dry I replaced the stencil and coloured over the flowers using Oxide inks.
I added some die cut flowers coloured with Picked Raspberry, over a heat embossed A&C  topper and a heat embossed birthday sentiment to finish.
The rest of the team have been very creative with their embossing, so please pop over to TioT's where you will find all the challenge details.
 Extra Grandma duties lately have kept me out of the craft room and at almost three and a half, the twins are so full of energy and curiosity I'm exhausted when they go home, but I wouldn't change anything, not even the finger prodding my nose at 6.30 on a Wednesday morning to wake me up after Tuesday's sleepover!
Thanks for calling in,
Avril x