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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Roses in Paris

Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog showcasing  the Roses in Paris collage stamp from the February Release.  Please pop over to the blog for all the details.

Also, there is a special web offer from Our Daily Bread Designs

To thank you for your continued support of Our Daily Bread DesignsNorth Coast Creations and Artistic Outpost, we are having a 3 Day FREE SHIPPING Sale on ALL US orders! Please note that our Free Shipping offer is only valid on orders placed via Our Daily Bread Designs website.

NO CODE is needed, the free shipping will automatically be applied to your cart.

Our Free Shipping special ends on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:00 PM EST. (Limited to stock on hand, US Retail Customers only).
International Customers: you will receive $6.50 off  your order (in place of free shipping).

 So why not check this offer out.

Avril xx

Time for Tea at TioT

Hello, we have a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight it's Time for Tea
We would love to see what you create with a Tea theme, and it's up to you what medium you use.

I decided on another page to go in my journal binder and found this image on the net and the rest just evolved - I think it had something to do with her looking up to the heavens!

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

That's it from me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with another post for Artistic Outpost.
Have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday 26 February 2017

La Divina

Hello,  Yesterday I started on a much needed tidy in my little room but I didn't get too far as I started on the   'bit's'   box first.  I came across this crackle embossed tag and a distressed frame which just seemed to be the right size for the tag,  so in true crafter's fashion, the tidy was forgotten and playtime resumed!
The image, from Hero Arts was bought from Ebay about 4 yrs ago and never been used, so, with a few embellishments and a stenciled background, another girly card for the box.

Just a short post as I always seem to be running out of time - wonder why.

Avril xx

Wednesday 22 February 2017

EauDeParfum and Lace

Hello,  Just a sneak peek today as I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog showcasing a card made with one of the new Release stamps.  To find out all the details, please pop over to Artistic Outpost, hope you like it!

Avril xx

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Getting Messy!

Hello, and thanks for calling in,  the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight is  Let's Get Messy'   and you still have one more week to enter, for all the details, please pop over here

I can't take much credit for the design of this little wall plaque, which started life as an off cut from one of DH's DIY projects, as I saw this on the   Finnabair blog  here,    I just loved the colour and the design.  So with great process pictures, I decided to make one with the bits and pieces in my 'junk/treasure' box.  The background colour is a mix of PaperArtsy Snowflake/Mermaid and a little Taupe rubbed on with my finger.  Some Potting Soil Archival script stamping for some detail.
Paint and gilding wax on the metal and paper clay embellishments along with some bronze seed beads.
A little hanger on the back and it's on the wall and I love it, even though the picture doesn't really do the colour justice!

As always, Thanks for taking the time to call in, I do appreciate it.

Avril xx

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Artistic Outpost February New Release

Hello, I'm here with some great news, Artistic Outpost are having a February New Release of some gorgeous collaged  stamps.

                                                           Eau De Parfum

                                                             Eiffel Collage

                                                              Roses in Paris

  I've made a couple of samples to show,  the first is using Roses in Paris,

The second one uses the Eau De Parfum and paper from the Vagabond Treasures paper pack

I'll go into more detail later on my blog as I'm sure you're all keen to lean about the Blog Hop Prize

Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Website.  You have until February 17th, 2017 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! One random winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winner will be announced on the AO Blog on February 18, 2017, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

Terry   *   Julie   *   Avril  -  you are here

Thanks for visiting and I hope you've enjoyed seeing the New Release as much as I've enjoyed using these gorgeous stamps.

Avril xx

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Sail the Ocean

Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog today with this card.  For all the details, please pop over to the AO blog.

Avril xx

Let's Get Messy at Try it on Tuesday

Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight we would like to see you getting messy.

On a recent attempt to tidy up my craft room I unearthed a Journal I started last year,  so this challenge gave me the prompt to add another page.

The background was made with Wrinkle free distress using Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled glass.  Some stenciling with Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry.  The flower and cross hatch are from a PA Jofy set, the Runway girl and sentiment are time Holtz.

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

As always, thanks for calling in and I hope you have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday 12 February 2017

Just a Number at FSC

Hello, it's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for this month the theme is 'Just a Number'  You can interpret this any way you like as long as there's stamped numbers on your project.  For all the details and inspiration please pop over to the main blog where the rest of the DT have some wonderful projects to show.

For my project I've used lots of numbers on my inky background, as well as some stamped numbered ephemera.
My main image, the girls from Artistic Outpost's Paper Boys set, was stamped and masked enabling me to overstamp the background.  I coloured the image and also stamped it onto acetate and attached using vintage photo corners to hide the tiny blobs of Glossy Accents holding it in place.  I stamped the Film strip and fussy cut the girls to fit.

It would be lovely to see you join in with this challenge as we have Flonzcraft as our sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.

I am entering this card at:
  Craft Stamper - Anything Goes with Stamping
  Penny Black and More - Use your Favorite stamp (Love AO's Paper girls)

That's all from me today, thanks as always for calling in.  Have a great day,
Avril xx

Thursday 9 February 2017

Colour My World

Hello,  and as always, thanks for calling in.

I bought a couple of dies in the Country View Crafts Advent Sale in December and this is my first play with the TH Mini Globe.
I cut the globe from a textured silver card and coloured with Alcohol inks.  I also cut a base circle and coloured that with Salty Ocean DI.
For the background I used Transparent texture paste through a stencil and when dry, I used Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord inks to colour my base card.  My sentiment was computer generated, and with those words, I was able to add in a little floral spray.

I am entering this at
 Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Something new with a New Product
 Crafty Cardmakers - Love
 Love to Create - Challenge 3

Well, that's it for today, I need to get my thinking cap on and knuckle down to some DT work!

Avril xx

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Sailor Boy

Hello, just to let you know I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog with this tag featuring products from AO's January Release.
I hope you'll pop over for all  the details.

Avril xx

Saturday 4 February 2017

Young Dreams

Hello and thanks for calling in, well I've gone back to my love of vintage to get the creative mojo started again.   This was going to be a tag, but as I've got a few birthdays coming up, it ended up as a DL card,  I quite like this size.

The background was created with a new to me Tim Holtz Nordic background stamp, I've got the stencil, but I love this smaller pattern.
I couldn't find a suitable size picture in the Found Relatives pack so after a little internet search,  I found this lovely young girl,  resized her and printed out onto photo paper.
A few bits and pieces from my stash and some Wildflower die cuts tied with string.

I am entering this at:
  Shopping Our Stash - Days of Yore

Hopefully, there might be some more crafting tomorrow as no one's coming for lunch, easy day.
Have a great weekend,
Avril xx

Wednesday 1 February 2017

The Captain of the Ship

Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog with this masculine card using stamps from the AO New Release.  If you'd like to find out the details, please join me there.

Avril xx