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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 




Sunday, 8 December 2019

The First Snowflake

Hello, well after a lovely relaxing holiday, I think I  need to get into panic mode and finish making some Christmas cards otherwise I'll end up buying some.

I did die cut quite a few snowflakes before I went away, so they were just waiting to be layered up and all I needed was the background.  This background has been lying around for quite a while and the swirls were already brushed with silver paint, so I used a mica spray to add some shimmer before using a silver mirri base card and then added the snowflake which was silver - white glitter card and then a lovely pale blue glitter card, unfortunately the colours just don't show.

It's a start, just need to find some more backgrounds for the stack of die cut snowflakes!

I am going to enter this at  Allsorts  where the theme this week is Snowmen/and or Snowflakes.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx


Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Inspired by a Song/ or Carol



The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight is Inspired by a Song/Carol.

Can you guess mine?

Sleigh Ride - although it was the line 'It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you' and I was amazed at how many cover versions there are - here's a link to one.

I've used  Tim Holtz Retro Christmas and built up my snowy scene after stamping the sleigh.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous songs/carols inspirations for you, so please visit the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

This is a schedule post as I'm hopefully enjoying some sunshine and a cold drink to celebrate a rather special birthday for hubby!

Have a great day, whatever you're doing,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

White Christmas

Hello and thanks for calling in, I've been a bit of an absent blogger as I needed to get a wiggle on and get some Christmas cards made, and this one fits in as a reminder that you still have another week to enter the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday, which is Cold, Cold, Cold.

I'd bought some Christmas napkins a few weeks ago.


I've used the sky and trees as my background and stamped the small log cabin from Inkylicious and some small deer and a silver embossed sentiment.  Of course, it's cold and snowing so there's some Frantage there as well.  The added bonus is I get four backgrounds from one napkin!

I am entering this at
  Penny Black & More where the challenge is Christmas
  Country View Challenge - Hand Stamped (although there's a napkin background, everything else is    hand stamped
  and also at Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes


Have a great day,
Avril xx


Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Brrrr It's Cold, Cold, Cold!


It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight we're challenging you to get
Cold, Cold, Cold.  A good opportunity to start making those Christmas cards!

I've used two old favourites from  Crafty Individuals and added the little deer and some extra trees to make the scene, which were magazine freebies.  I've used Distress inks for the colouring and sponged Chipped Sapphire for the sky.

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

I am entering this at
  Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
  Country View Challenges - Hand Stamped


Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx




Sunday, 10 November 2019

Fragrant Poppies

Hello,  I really need to be making a start on some Christmas cards!  I did have a little time yesterday and made a start sifting through the Christmas stamps and deciding which ones to use and then realised I'd made such a mess there was no space to do anything, anyhow, while  tidying up I came across this card that was made a few weeks ago, but never blogged - and now seemed like a good time.

The background was made following a technique in Craft Stamper a couple of years ago - a piece of fern laid on cardstock and then spritzed with distress stain - I think this article had also used the beetroot juice!  When dry, remove the fern which had acted like a mask, you can just make out the white fern shape beneath the poppy.  I've also splattered some other inks too.  The sentiment is from the same AALL & Create set.

Thanks for calling in and I'll be around soon to catch up.

Avril xx

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Let it Snow!



The challenge at Tag Tuesday this fortnight is Anything Goes and although I'm a bit late - I thought this would giver me the 'push' I need to start thing about Christmas Cards.

A good start to get the motivation going - A gift tag.  The background is a scrap from last year inked and then sprayed with Brushed Pewter stain, the Tim Holts Snowman, coloured and rubbed over with Star Dust stickles, die cut trees and hillside from glitter paper, and the sentiment was embossed with a silver sparkle EP - the only time of the year these get used!

Not much crafting this week, we're off tomorrow for a city break - I can see I'll be buying Christmas cards this year!!!

Avril xx