Fabulous Followers - Its OK if you don't.... but it would be nice if you did

Linky Followers

Sunday 21 July 2024

New stamps



A post from me that's not a DT post - makes a change.  I had lovely play afternoon -  we had showers,  so the perfect place to be is in the craft room playing with flower stamps from the new release at Lavinia,  a couple of fairly quick makes too, using  some Gelli plate backgrounds that were in a box.

I've used  Twilight Lily and one of the flowers from the Flower Devine set, coloured with watercolour pencils and although it's difficult to see, there's dots of gold glitter above the flower heads and green glitter amongst the stamped grasses.  There's nothing like new stamps to get the mojo going!

Our weather forecast isn't looking too good for the next week, I just hope this week wasn't our summer.
Thanks for calling in, have a great day.
Avril xx




 

Thursday 18 July 2024

Christmas in July Mid month for Stamping Sensations


 We're mid way through this months challenge at Stamping Sensations where the theme is Anything Goes with an option of Christmas in July, which is the option the DT are following.  Just remember there must be at least one stamped image on your project.

I love these Anita Jeram images and have a few now and when I saw these at a Craft fair recently, I couldn't resist buying a couple - my excuse is the twins might like to use them for cards in a couple of years, Lucy already asks can we play 'crafty'.
For this card I stamped the image and added a little scene by just using the tops of some small fir trees, lots of glitter and some chunky white embossing enamel.

The rest of the team have some fabulous Christmas samples to get you in the mood for Christmas stamping, so please pop over to the main challenge page for all the details.

Well that's two in the box, let's see if I can keep it up.

Avril xx

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