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Wednesday 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2015.

Avril xx

Saturday 20 December 2014

Little Lady in Red

Hello, and thanks for taking time to visit, it's such a busy time but I thought I'd just share another card made using one of Nicecrane's beautiful Christmas images from the Vintage Merry Christmas sheet.
The die cut frame was distressed with Frayed Burlap and rubbed with Frosted Lace Stickles, Tim Holtz Tattered poinsettia cut from vellum, stamped with a music script and coloured with DIs, the snowflake coated with Diamond Dust.  One more for the hand delivered pile!

Have a great weekend - I think mine needs to  be spent wrapping presents - so unorganised this year!
Avril xx

Sunday 14 December 2014

Turn up the Heat at Fashionable Stamping Challenge

Hello, slowly getting back to normal now which is just as well as there's a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and I chose the theme 'Turn up the Heat'  which is anything goes as long as you use a Heat Gun, and of course 'real' stamping, and because it's almost Christmas and everyone is so busy, this challenge will run for 4 weeks to give you plenty of time to join in. There is also a  $20 prize for one lucky random winner  from our sponsor, Flonzcraft  to spend in their online store
For my make I decided to use my Tim Holtz Cabinet Card die to make a card.  I cut 4 pieces and dry embossed 2  with the Tim Holtz Clocks folder for the covers. These were coloured with Antique Bronze and Pewter Distress stains and Walnut Stain ink.  The quote is a PaperArtsy stamp which was stamped with Potting Soil Archival and heat embossed with Clear powder.
For the inside I used both parts of Crafty Individuals 305, again stamping and heat embossing with clear powder.  The 'clock' was also masked and a PA  mini was used for the background. My 'gent' was also stamped a second time, fussy cut and then the whole image triple embossed with clear EP.
I made a little pocket on the back cover, heat embossed a clock on a small tag, leaving the reverse for a personal message.
All details as well as some fabulous and very different inspiration, can be found on the main blog.

I am entering this at:
  That's Crafty - Anything Goes
  Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit and enjoy your Sunday.

Avril xx

Saturday 13 December 2014

Brrrrrr It's Cold!

Hello, I'm back after a lovely relaxing holiday - fabulous weather - it was 33 in the shade and night time about 25-  and now back to reality and feeling the cold!
Thank you for all your visits and lovely comments on the scheduled posts, I did appreciate them.
My Christmas cards were all made before I went away, most of them in small batch production lines, great when time is short.
For this one, the main image is a Flonzcraft stamp and I added a snowy background. The background paper was stamped with  Stampendous 'Postcard Greetings' before embossing with a Tim Holtz snowflake folder. The snowflake die cuts were coated with Twinklets Diamond Dust.
That's it for now, some catching up with DT comments and then I can start visiting you lovely blogs to find out what you've all been doing.
Enjoy your weekend.
Avril xx

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Winter Whites for Try it on Tuesday

Hello, and another scheduled post as there's a new challenge at Try it on Tuesdays, this fortnight it's Winter Whites.
I love making white cards, but as we all know they're such a nightmare to photograph.
I cut apertures in a scalloped card and some embossed cardstock which was adhered to the base card with 3D foam, then cut a smaller aperture in some snowflake printed vellum for the inside. I cut 3 snowflakes, scored and folded 2 in half, to make my hanging snowflake ornament.  There's lots of Stardust stickles on this card, but pf course it never shows in photographs.
It would be lovely if you could join us for our last challenge of the year, so please pop over here for all the details.
Back soon,
Avril xx

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Vintage Christmas

Hello, just a short scheduled post to show another of Nicecrane Design Christmas images.  This one is from the Vintage Merry Christmas sheet. The image was printed onto Ivory hammered card, which gives a lovely vintage texture, cut with Deckle scissors and the Nesti frame cut to fit. The Tim Holtz Tattered poinsettia in vellum was embossed in the CB, and then because it's Christmas - lots of Diamond Dust for sparkle!

I am entering this at:
  Country View Challenges - Vintage Christmas

Thanks for visiting, hope to catch up with you soon.

Avril xx