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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

White Space / or Colourful Grunge




The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is White Space /OR Colourful Grunge - what will you choose?

I've opted for a colourful grunge background by using a piece of mop up card - believe it or not - the pale areas on here are watery pinks, although it's difficult to tell - I've then added some Peacock Feathers DI using a piece of acetate.  I stamped my image and doodled the frame ( a great technique shown by Tracy Evans)  I stamped the flower heads again, fussy cut and coloured with DIs and added a little black glitter to the centers.  I've framed the sentiment with a piece of vellum.

The Design Team have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, and you'll also find all the challenge details and some news as we are having a DT call for TioT.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx


Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Leave a Little Sparkle

There's still another week to enter  the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday where our theme this week is What a Cutie/Make Someone Smile - well this little guy is so cute and he makes me smile.
If you head over to the blog you'll find all the challenge details as well as some interesting news.

I've stamped the 'Sparkle' in Silver Razzle Dazzle EP and added some sparkly Glamour Dust to his feathers.
It's the first time I've used the Visible Image 'Sparkle' Stamp so I'm going to join in at Art Journal Journey for Jo's theme of Something New with this page.

Thanks for calling in - and the computer update - after two days in the workshop last week all seems well - fingers and everything else crossed!

Avril xx

Sunday, 12 January 2020

There are Always Flowers

I don't know about you, but I love making backgrounds and usually make a few with the same technique, this one was made when I tried Oxide inks onto glossy photo paper - I think it could be Twisted Citron.  I've stamped my flower and sentiment onto the card and then again onto white to colour and fussy cut, which I layered after a few splatters with black ink.

I'd like to enter the following challenges
   Allsorts -   Say it With Flowers 
   Stamping Sensations - Favourite Stamp -( not just my flower but I love the sentiment)
   Penny Black & More - Make it Feminine

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

What a Cutie/Make Someone Smile

Happy New Year can you believe it's 2020 - the start of a new decade - I hope it's a good one with lots of joy and creativity.
It's also the first challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday and you have a choice - A Cutie/ or Make Someone Smile.
I've opted for the cutie option as I had to make a card for DD's God daughter's 5th Birthday.  I used some neglected G45 secret Garden papers and the Time Holtz Cabinet Die for the arch and back and added lots of fussy cut flowers.
The DT have some fabulous inspiration to please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

It seems such a long time since I posted - sorry, I found it so slow trying to just use my phone or the iPad - I like to rattle away on a keyboard.  I did get my computer back at the weekend, but unfortunately, the gremlin is back or should I say the wandering cursor!  It's as if the cursor is magnetised and keeps jumping to the left of the screen and just seems to gravitate back no matter what I try.  Leave it for a while and it might be OK.  The computer guy thought it was the touch screen and disabled that - Ok for a day and then jumping cursor - has anyone ever experienced this??

Enough of my ramblings - whatever you're up to, have a nice day,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Merry Christmas

Just popping in to wish you All  Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

At the moment I'm still without my computer  - didn't realise I'd miss it so much - and without a keyboard I find blogging so slow, sorry for lack of visits.

Best Wishes,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Santa's on His Way



Well, hopefully Santa's on his way, as there's only a week left before the big day and this card  also fits in as a reminder that you still have a week left to join in the last challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday, where our theme is Christmas is Coming.

I masked Santa, before stamping the background and added some holy stamping before adding to a tartan layer for a traditional vintage look.  Some festive greens and jute ribbon to complete.

I'm hoping to do some visiting, but it's a bit slow a the moment - (my computer has developed a very wicked gremlin with a mind of it's own, but hopefully, the nice man in the computer repair shop can  get rid of him) so any commenting will be using my phone for the next few days.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Christmas is Coming




It's the last challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday and the them is a nice easy one Christmas is Coming - and as usual it's up top you what you make.

I've opted for a card and used this jolly Santa, stamped onto white card, then masked while I coloured the background with Tumbled Glass DI.  I stamped some second generation snowflakes with Iced Spruce.  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with clear EP.

The rest of the DT have some great inspiration so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

Have a great day.
Avril xx