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Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Flora and Fauna Mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations


 It's mid month inspiration time at Stamping Sensations where the current challenge is Flora and Fauna.

I've made another floral card, this time the image was stamped onto a background of Oxide inks on glossy cardstock, and there's some Distress ink stencilling thrown in for good measure.  The image was coloured with DI's.  The card isn't quite as pale as in the photo - must have something to do with the glossy cardstock.

The rest of the DT have some lovely inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details and there's also news of a wonderful prize from Oakwood Archer

Two posts in two days - shame I only seem to be completing DT work at the moment, but at least I'm still able to send out handmade cards to friends.

Have a great day,

Avril xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Butterflies at Try it on Tuesday


 The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Butterflies and the Design Team have come up with some wonderful inspiration for you.

I have used this Crafty Individuals stamp on an Oxide inky background, I re-stamped the butterfly, fussy cut and coloured with Distress inks so it would pop more against the muted background.

A short post from me today as I'm on Grandma duties and I'll catch up with you on Thursday.

Thanks for calling in, 
Avril x


Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Use a Stencil at Try it on Tuesday



Use a Stencil is the new challenge this fortnight at TioT and as there are lots of ways of using stencils in your work, it would be lovely to see you playing along.

I've used a mono print background from my box that was done with various  ink sprays.  I had intended using this background with a different flower image,  but then decided it didn't look quite right and the background was put in the box waiting for inspiration.  This time I've used just the bloom from Chocolate Baroque's Movie Strip Collage, coloured with watercolours and a magazine sentiment to complete, quite happy now.

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

Thanks for calling in, have a great day.

Avril xx


 

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Anything Goes with the Option of Flora and Fauna at Stamping Sensations



It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and for this month the theme is Anything Goes with the option of Flora and Fauna.

I've use the Strelitzia from AALL&Create on a mop up inky background and coloured with Distress crayons with little white highlights.

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 details of the prise of a trio from Oakwood Archer's Doodles in Bloom collection, dies, stamps and stencil for one lucky random winner.

Thanks for calling in, have a great weekend.
Avril x
 

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

I can Hear Music at Try it on Tuesday



Two posts in two days - very unusual - but it's time to tell you about the new challenge theme at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight it's I Can Hear Music, which could be your favourite song or just inspired by music.

When I was thinking about this challenge I heard  Dancing in the Moonlight on the radio and as I'd just had a crafty afternoon with my friend and stamped her  Lavinia mice, well they just had to dance in the moonlight.

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

 I'm back on Grandma duties  today - that sounds as if I've had the weekend off - no! but I'm not complaining - especially as I now have this special photo to show - how the photographer managed to get them to sit still - wish I knew!  At 15 months they're walking all over and faster than me!


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

Monday, 18 April 2022

Mid Month Inspiration Time at Stamping Sensations




 Happy Easter and I hope you've been enjoying the Easter break and having some good weather.

As it's the middle of the month it's time for our mid challenge inspiration at Stamping Sensations where the theme this month is I Love...

I don't get  much time for crafting these days, but I did have a little spend recently and bought a couple of stamps from Lavinia, and I'm loving this little 'Bella' fairy.  I also (I don't know why it has taken me so long) bought a Gelli plate which I love.  This background was done with Distress inks, I also stamped my foliage onto the Gelli plate with Versafine  Clare.  My fairy was stamped onto the print.
The rest of the Design Team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

Have a lovely day,
Avril x


Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Spring Colours at Try it on Tuesday

 


The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Spring Colours.
For my card I've used Lavinia flower stamps in various spring mauves and pinks and the lovely Pipin and Wild Hares set to complete the little scene.
We'd love to see your projects and if you need any inspiration the Design Team have some great inspiration for you.
I am going to enter this at Allsorts -Any 'real' animal.

Thanks for calling in, life's a bit busy at the moment, I'm doing extra Grandma duties as DD is covering holiday and sickness, I love every minute of being with the twins but it sure is exhausting!

Avril xx