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Sunday, 2 October 2022

Autumn at Stamping Sensations



We're celebrating Autumn at Stamping Sensations this month with our new challenge and we have two fabulous prizes from Highlight Crafts for one lucky random winner.

For my Autumn sample I've used Lavinia Chinese Lantern (it's so nice to have play days with a crafty friend and use each other's stamps - as I did here, thank you).  Simply stamped with black Versafine, coloured with inks and pencils, then added a few white highlights.  For the background I lightly sprinkled  Dark Brown Bushos  and spritzed very lightly dabbing with a tissue as I didn't want too much colour.  The sentiment is a Tim Holtz and I outlined the BEAUTY with an orange pencil.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you,. so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details and prize information.

It's not often I enter challenges these days, but I am linking this card to We Love Stamping - Autumn Colours and
Make My Monday - Autumn Flora and/or Fauna.

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



 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Emboss it at Try it on Tuesday

 



Our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Emboss It, so get out your pastes, inks and powders and Embossing folders and join in.
I 've used a 3D Embossing folder on a piece of mop up watercoloured card.  I've tinted with Distress inks and some gilding waxes on the leaves and petals, but unfortunately you can't see the shine they give, with a stamped and gold embossed sentiment to complete.
The rest of the team have some great samples to show, so please visit the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

My first Christmas card for the box, it feels good to have made a start, so let's hope I won't be making a last minute dash this year.
Have a great day and thanks for your visit.

Avril xx





Tuesday, 6 September 2022




 It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight it's Animals (Real or Imaginary).

Meet 'Noof'  he was stamped up during a crafty play date with my friend Diane (thank you) along with those forlorn looking mice - well how would you feel if your best friend was about to be eaten by a giant cat!

He's quite a big stamp (Lavinia) and after adding some colour with a grey pencil (it is grey although it looks a bit green in the photo) I felt it didn't need much, so decided on some Weathered Wood through a circle stencil for the background.

The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous samples for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find the challenge details

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Thursday, 1 September 2022

'Feminine' at Stamping Sensations



Good morning, we're starting our September challenge a few days early at Stamping Sensations and we would love to see your 'Feminine' creations.
We have a fabulous prize donated by Stamp Addicts for one lucky random winner and two prizes kindly donated by one of our regular entrants, so in all this month there will be three random winners.

I have quite a few older feminine stamps that just don't seem to get inked up these days, so this was a great opportunity to give this G45 Couture stamp an inking.  I've kept it monochromatic and teamed it with one of the papers from the co-ordinating paper pad and one of the sentiments in the set.  Although it doesn't show, I've added, black glitter to her bracelet and trimmings on her dress  and of course I had to add a real feather.
The rest of the Design Team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will find all the challenge details along with information of some fabulous prizes.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx
 

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Keep it Simple at Try it on Tuesday



We're keeping it Simple at for our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday  

I've used a very old Hero Arts stamp, stamping and clear heat embossing onto white watercolour card.  I've used Kitsch Flamingo to colour and for a little extra interest, splattered some watery ink. A couple of die cut frames and done!  Simple

The rest of the Design Team have some varied inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in, we're off to the park today - after a rainy day yesterday, two little people will probably need to use up some pent up energy.

Avril xx


Thursday, 18 August 2022

Make a Wish for Stamping Sensations





It's time for some mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations where the theme this month is Make it  Magical.  
I've used Olivia one of the new release of stamps from Lavina, I've used some of their foliage stamps along with an Inkylicious sentiment and Dandelions.
The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful samples to show, so please pop over to the main blog where you will find all the challenge info, along  with details of a lovely set of 3 stamps from Fairy Hugs,  for one random winner.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day whatever you're doing,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Summer Blooms at TioT



 It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight it's Summer Blooms.

I made this card a few weeks ago,  my first play with this stamp and fortunately, it fits the challenge with the Honeysuckle blooms by Lavinia.  I say fortunately, as unfortunately I fell foul of the dreaded Covid 3 weeks ago.  Having had 3 jabs, I'm surprised at how poorly I felt - and as for Mr Mojo, well, he did a runner and hasn't been seen since!  Hopefully he'll be back when he realises I need to catch up again with DT challenge cards.

The rest of the Design Team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will find all the details.

Thanks for calling in and I hope to catch up with you all soon.
Have a great day, Avril xx