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Friday, 14 June 2019

Feminine and Time For Tea

Rain and more rain so what's a girl supposed to do?  Craft of course!
A productive day in the craft room  and a crafty afternoon with a friend yesterday - can't think of anything better!

I've admired this Art Journey stamp, so when she just happened to fall into the basket, well I couldn't put her back.  An inky background with Dried Marigold and Twisted Citron Oxide sprays, stencilling with Victorian Velvet DI  and some neglected Tim Holtz stamps before masking off and stamping 'Freya' with Versafine Onyx Black.  I am entering this at Stamping Sensations, where the theme this month is Show Your True Colours.

I also made a tag to join in the challenge at Tag Tuesday which is Beverages.  The image is one of those little 'freebies' that come with your order from Crafty Individuals.  I've used a stencil and Distress inks for the background.

Well, it looks like today has more rain in store, will it ever stop.

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing.
Avril xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

It's a Man's World

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight 'It's a Mans World' which could be good timing for Fathers Day or a masculine birthday.

I've made another Oxide ink on glossy photo paper background.  My main image was stamped and fussy cut before applying.  I've then stamped a couple of the extra images from the stamp set with black and brown Stazon inks.  The sentiment was computer generated.

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

I am linking this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Masculine

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Saturday, 8 June 2019


Hello,  it's been a while - good intentions but real life just got in the way.

Anyhow, the theme at Art Journal Journey this month is Words to Live By chosen by Halle.

A simple page with torn die cuts Gessoed and then Oxide sprays in Dried Marigold and Twisted Citron.  Some stencilling in Wild Honey Oxide before stamping the large butterfly and quote from the TH Perspective set.  I do love this quote as I sometimes think we make life more complicated than it needs to be, or is that just me!

Thanks for calling in and hopefully this little blog won't be so neglected.

Edited to add - I'm prompting myself to enter a few of my favourite challenges and so I'm going to link this up to Penny Black and More where the theme this month is Blooms, Butterflies and/or Bugs.

Avril xx

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Twinkle, Twinkle

Well, the best laid plans - full of good intentions for this week, but it's only today that I've managed some crafty time.  I set myself a goal this year to join in every month at Art Journal Journey and I'm just scraping in with one day to spare with this page.  The theme this month is  In the Sky/In the Air set by Erika.

A simple page with a starry sky and the title of an early 19th century  Lullaby.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Make a Mark for Try it on Tuesday

Hello, well I'm back from holiday and just in time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday.  The theme for this fortnight is Make a Mark - abstract pagers, grids, circles, chevrons just to name a few, but I'm sure you will have lots of ideas of your own.

I've used one of my Oxide ink and photo paper backgrounds made with Picked Raspberry.  I've used a stencil with Seedless Preserve and Cracked Pistachio - (although that's not showing too well in the photo) before adding a stamped border, computer words and my 'Best Friends'.

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

The washing and ironing is done, the family have visited, so hopefully a free day to do some blog visiting and play with some new goodies that I didn't get time to open/ink before I went off.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Cellebrate! TioT is 10 years Old!

You're Invited to Celebrate 
Try it on Tuesday's 10th Birthday

Yes, it's Birthday time at Try it on Tuesday where we're Celebrating 10 years of Blog Challenges and we're all in Party Mode, so what better time to make a fun Birthday card.

I've used one of the Crazy Cats and I must admit he does look a little bewildered to be Celebrating 10 years at TioT!

I made good use of a mop up background and added stencilled stars and circles and of course he had to have balloons and a sparkly bow tie along with his top hat.

I hope you will join us this fortnight and join in the fun and  help yourself to the 'TioT Party badge.   All the details along with the rest of the Design Teams makes can be found on our main blog.

This is a schedule post, as wer'e away on holiday, but hopefully I'll still be able to catch up with you.

Avril xx

Friday, 3 May 2019

Organic and Shabby

Hello, I'm sharing a card I made recently using the Organic die as a background.  I took my inspirations from this tag,   I used Kraft card as I loved the shabby effect after sanding and it was painted with PaperArtsy Concrete.  The flower was cut with watercolour paper and coloured with Abandoned Coral DI and I distressed the edges of the base layer with Abandoned Coral, although it does look quite pale in the photo,  I haven't added a sentiment, yet.

A short post as I desperately need to do some catching up with commenting - DT and my own!
Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Avril xx