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Monday 29 July 2019

Blue Lace

Things have been a bit quite around here - just to hot to even think about crafting, so I'm sharing something a little bit different today, a card made for my cousin's 60th Birthday a couple of weeks ago.  Although I often add die cuts, not stamping and just die cutting always seems so 'un me',  but for this occasion I felt the card was right.

I cut the Intricate Lace die in white card and embossed with Iron Oxide Embossing powder, it has gorgeous little sparkles of silver included, which of course doesn't show in the photo.
I layered it over navy cardstock and added Wildflower stems coloured with Abandoned Coral.  I even die cut the sentiment, although by this photo, I think I need a bit more practice with the placement!

We've had rain and grey skies for the last three days, so things have definitely cooled down - back to normal I suppose.
Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Splatters and Splodges

Splatters and Splodges is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and I'm sure you can have fun with this.

I've used part of a background that had been sprayed with Distress Oxides.  I stamped my flower and sentiment directly onto the card and then the flower again on white card and fussy cut the leaves and flower head, which after colouring were attached and popped up slightly with some 3D foam.

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

I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Saturday 20 July 2019

Pink Poppy

Hello!  I'm still around - I just don't seem to be in control of time these days .  I've still been crafting, but there's never enough time and nothing seemed to get finished, but I did plan ahead for today's rain and I'm enjoying a day in the craft room and have managed to put together a couple of cards.

This gorgeous poppy has been sitting on my desk just waiting for a sentiment for well over a week. so I stamped the Tim Holtz words and clear embossed and then inked up some backing card with Picked Raspberry to tone in with the poppy.

I am going to enter this at
  Stamping Sensations - The Earth Laughs in Flowers
  Penny Black and More - Summer Colours
  Craft Stamper -  Take It Make It

Thanks for calling in, enjoy your weekend
Avril xx


Thursday 11 July 2019


It's Summer!  and what do you - well - 'We're All  Going' ...……….on a Picnic.  A fun journal page for Chris's theme over at Art Journal Journey.  I've used part of a napkin that came in some 'happy mail' from my lovely friend Yvonne and as they're in the garden, there's a few stamped flowers too.

I've also made a tag to join in the fun  at Tag Tuesday where the theme is Sunshine.
I've added an old  IndigoBlu sentiment, (which  I thought I'd made a mess of the stamping, but on checking I noticed it's a 'distressed' type! )  I thought this sentiment was quite apt for our British Summer as in my part of the country we're a bit lacking in in the sun department and have had some torrential downpours today.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday 9 July 2019

Colours of the Rainbow

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight it's 'Colours of the Rainbow' - you can really have some fun with this.

I  stamped my image and then tore a post it note to cover it, before adding my rainbow colours in diagonal stripes and then spritzing with water.

We'd love to see your interpretation of this theme, so please pop over to the main blog for all the challenge details and to be inspired by the creativity of the Design Team.

I am entering this at Penny Black and More - Summer Colours

Thanks for all the lovely Birthday wishes, I do appreciate them.  A quiet weekend recovering from last weeks galivanting and now things really do need to get back to normal - no more birthdays for another year!
Thanks for calling in, Avril xx

Monday 1 July 2019

Perfect Moments

A little bit of play time in the middle of a busy week, well I think I deserve it - it was my birthday yesterday and by busy I think I should have said galivanting and I'm not finished yet.  Hubby and I are off to Yorkshire for a couple of days and then I've another girlie lunch planned for Thursday!

Anyhow, I just had to have a play with this beautiful Freya again and although I've only used one image from the set I do think she will be quite versatile.
This time I've fussy cut the image along with some stamped flowers, and used an inky/stencilled background and some second generation background stamping in Watering Can Archival,  along with part of a Visible Image sentiment, which was also stamped in Watering Can.

I am just scraping in at Stamping Sensations where their theme this months is Show Your True Colours, and I do love these colours.  I am also going to join in with Simon Says Monday Challenge of Make your Own Background.

Thanks for calling in and I hope you have a good week, whatever you're doing, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for fine weather.

Avril xx