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Sunday 30 December 2018

Scary Snowman!

Hello,  it seems such a long time since I posted anything on here, but unorganised chaos seemed to be the norm after my holiday in December - anyhow, I had a lovely crafty day yesterday and have managed to complete a page in my little vintage journal.  The page had been given a coat of Gesso, so I applied a watery wash using Tumbled Glass Distress stain and then some smudging with the TG crayon.  I've used embossing paste through a stencil and then sprinkled with White EP which was heated when the paste was dry.  I stamped some snowflakes, part of a set that I won at Paperbabe at the end of November, in silver and punched some snowflakes from white glitter paper and added a couple of die cut trees.(They are white, although they look quite dirty in the photos)  The photo is me!  I made this scary snowman, (with what looks like grass for hair) in my Grandparents garden, I think I'm about 5.
I'm obviously enjoying myself, so I think this page fits in with Art Journal Journey, where Elizabeth has chosen the theme of 'Tis The Season'  - I did have a number of ideas for this theme, but crafting time has been non existent this month -  I have missed it.

Thanks for calling in, but before I go, I would like to wish You All a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2019.

Avril xx

Monday 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to You All

My Best Wishes for a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year

Hugs, Avril xx

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Guess Who's Coming

Time for our last challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday and it's 'Guess Who's Coming', well, we all know who that it is, and I really need to get my skates on or this 'lovely man' will be making an appearance for real and I won't be ready, that's what I get for having a holiday in December!

My Santa is from Tim Holtz's  Christmas Classic stamps, and I've made a small batch, just varying the papers.  Santa was stamped in Potting Soil archival ink and coloured with Distress markers, I've also added some background stamping with the small elements from the set.  I've added some Festive Greens and shabby bows stained with Distress stain in Festive Berries.

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

I am entering this at
  Penny Black and More - Traditional Christmas Colours
  Country View Crafts - Christmas
  Shopping Our Stash - Tis The Season
  That's Crafty - Anything Goes

Have a great day and I'll be around to catch up with you now that I'm back and have permanent internet! but first I'm out for Christmas lunch with a group of friends and we're doing our 'Secret Santa' , so I guess he's definitely on his way.

Avril xx

Sunday 9 December 2018


It's time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this month the theme is 'Winter'

I took advantage to make another Christmas card, again flat for posting.  I used a torn copy paper mask to create the hillside after stamping the log cabin from Artistic Outpost, in Potting soil archival ink.  I used Iced Spruce to stamp the trees and PS to stamp the little deer, the sentiment was heat embossed with Silver EP, and although difficult to see, there's lots of DecoArt Glamour Dust to creat that winter sparkle.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the challenge details and information about our Sponsor Ink Art Designs, who are offering one lucky random winner a shop from the online store.

I'm entering this at
  Stamping Sensations - Winter Sparkle
  Country View Crafts - Christmas
  Craft Stamper - Take It Make It

Another schedule post, but I'll catch up with you soon.
Avril xx