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Friday, 18 June 2021

I Love ..................at Stamping Sensations

 



It's Mid Month Inspiration Time for the current challenge of   I Love......   at Stamping Sensations and the Design Team have some wonderful projects to inspire you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find details of our sponsor Helping Hands Craft, who are offering a £25 store voucher to one lucky winner.

My card uses a mop up background using some Tyvek, I love the texture and sheen of this and I also love stencilling, so there's some using a couple of stencils and Picked Raspberry.  I also love using 'girly' images and this one was stamped direct on to the Tyvek and then I paper pieced her dress using Picked Ras. to colour.   I've used another 'love' this quote, which again I stamped direct - thank goodness for the Stamp Platform, making sure I could get good coverage.

Thanks for calling in,
Have a great weekend, Avril xx







Tuesday, 8 June 2021

For the Man in Your Life at Try it on Tuesday


 For the Man in Your Life is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and we would love to see your masculine creations for whatever age or occasion you choose.

I've used a mix of stamps and papers from Artistic Outpost and Tim Holtz with a bit of grunge thrown in!
The rest of the Design Team have some great samples to show, so why not pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the details.

I keep saying the twins and Grandma duties are taking priority these day, so I thought I'd share a couple of photos -  Teddy and Lucy yesterday - 5 months old already!




 These were taken a couple of weeks ago - Lucy wearing a dress that Grandma made.

I'm on Grandma duty today as Mammy is having  a 'grown up' lunch with her best friends, so I'll catch up with you later.  Have a great day - I know I will.
Avril xx







Sunday, 6 June 2021

I Love.......... at Stamping Sensations



I Love ........  is the new challenge at Stamping Sensations , so basically tell us What YOU Love in your crafting.    I Love  Flowers and making my own backgrounds.

I've used the flower from the Tim Holtz Dearly Departed set of stamps, I did debate on buying this set, but I just love that flower, although I'm not sure I'll used the Halloween image. My inky background has stencilling and random script stamping.
The rest of the Design Team are sharing their 'Love's' so please pop over to the main blog and pay them a visit.  You will also find details of this month's sponsor Helping Hands Craft who are offering one lucky winner a £25 Store Voucher.

Thanks for calling in and enjoy your day, I've got the family over for lunch, so I hope it stays warm and sunny.
Avril xx

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Butterflies at Try it on Tuesday

 





It's time for a  new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time the theme is Butterflies, or in my case just one.

I used a Wendy Vecchi Stencil and embossing paste, before spraying Speckled Egg and Antique Linen Oxide inks on the background, some script stamping with Speckled Egg DI and then used the TH rose stencil with Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage inks.  My butterfly was heat embossed using Oxidised Iron Embossing Powder and also the frame, which I'd  originally embossed with copper EP, was also given a coat of the Oxidised powder.  It's backed with scrap card left over from the base, and adhered over some pink and white threads.

The rest of the team have some fabulous inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog.

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








Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Beautiful Blooms - Mid month at Stamping Sensations

 




It's mid month of our current challenge at Stamping Sensations where Chocolate Baroque are the sponsors and are offering one lucky winner an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the equivalent.

For my second piece for this challenge I've used Chocolate Baroque Movie Strip Collage.  My focal image was stamped with Stazon ink onto a piece of  glossy photo paper that I had used with Oxide inks, mainly Picked Raspberry, (this was originally a large A4 piece of glossy paper and there's also some blue in one corner).  I added some colour to the photo strip with Distress inks.  The base piece again uses Picked Raspberry Oxide ink, but this time after applying the ink to the craft mat and spritzing with water, instead of dipping the paper directly, I used a piece of acetate to apply the ink.

The Design Team have more fabulous inspiration for you, so please pay them a visit.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Make it Feminine at Try it on Tuesday




It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight we'd like you to Make it Feminine, lots of choice there, flowers, images, in fact anything that appeals to your feminine side.

I love flowers and making flower cards and as I've recently bought the new Brushstrokes Flower dies, a good opportunity to use them, especially as I need a birthday card for a special friend.   I used some inky mop up papers to cut the flowers and layered them on a mono print background using the Doily stencil, the sentiment was heat set using clear EP.

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.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx




Sunday, 2 May 2021

Beautiful blooms at Stamping Sensations


It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations, and what could be better for May than Beautiful Blooms.  This month we are sponsored by Chocolate Baroque who are offering one lucky random winner the choice of an A4 stamp or stamps to the value of £25.

I've used Freesia Blueprint on  shaving foam backgrounds, with some random stamping on the base layer.  My image was coloured with Distress inks.

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

I am joining in with the challenge at Allsorts, where the theme this week is Spring Blossoms

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Avril xx