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Thursday 29 August 2019


Scraping in at the end of the month, but better late than never, I've made a journal page to join in at Art Journal Journey where the theme this month is Anything with Eyes chosen by Gill.

I started with some mop up paper, stamped the window,  Freya was stamped onto tissue paper as I wanted to reverse the image,  added some stencilling, background stamping and a sentiment.

I came across some greyboard covers and ring fasteners that  were bought forever ago, so this will be the first page of a new (handmade) journal.

I am also entering this at Allsorts challenge which is Feminine

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Sunday 25 August 2019

Happy Flower

It's Bank Holiday weekend and we're having glorious weather.  Although I love the sunshine, I do struggle with the heat, so before the sun gets round to shine in my craft room window, and before the challenge ends,   I wanted to make a tag to join in at Tag Tuesday    and the theme this time is Anything Goes.

This tag uses one of my Beetroot sprayed backgrounds and a fussy cut flower that was lying on my desk, so a nice easy one, especially in this heat.  It's also a reminder that you still have one week left to join in our challenge at Try it on Tuesday, In My Garden There is ……..and you can find all the details here

Hope you're all enjoying the holiday weekend and the good weather.

Avril xx
Avril xx

Tuesday 20 August 2019

In My Garden.....

The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is In My Garden There Is ………..
I've gone with the obvious - Flowers, but it's up to you how you interpret this.

I've used Brushos for my background and rotated the card as I sprayed the card with water.  My flowers were stamped and coloured with Picked Raspberry Distress ink on the card, stamped again on spare card,  coloured fussy cut and I added just the flower heads with 3D foam for a little dimension.

The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Avril xx

Tuesday 13 August 2019


Hello,  well I'm still in the seaside mode and after a walk at the beach this morning I thought I would share a card made with some freebie stamps from a Creative Stamping mag which came out a couple of months ago, but this is my first play.  At Try it on Tuesday our theme this fortnight is Wish You Were Here so this card fits as a reminder that you still have another week to join in.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx

Wednesday 7 August 2019

A Walk on the Beach

The challenge at Tag Tuesday is Summer Fun, so while I had my CI stamps out for Try it on Tuesday's current theme of Wish You Were Here, I made a tag so I could join in with the fun at Tag Tuesday.

I've adhered a napkin to the tag for the background and fussy cut my CI lady.  The sentiment is from a freebie magazine set.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Wish You Were Here!

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight we 'Wish You Were Here'.

I've opted for a one layer,  day at the seaside with my vintage images from Crafty Individuals.  I stamped the standing lady first, stamped her on a post-it note, fussy cut and masked her off, then stamped the postcard, masked that with a post-it note and finally stamped the beach huts.  I've used Distress inks to colour.

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

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Saturday 3 August 2019


Yes, it is a strange title, but this background was made with Beetroot Juice!

I read about this technique ages ago and when I opened my last packet of Beetroot, thought I would have a try.  I saved some juice into a mini mister, cut some foliage from the garden, which I placed over my card base and sprayed with the juice.  After removing the foliage, which acts as a mask, I was left with a white area, (although very feint in the photo) it makes a pretty backdrop for my flower.

I've added some script stencilling in Picked Raspberry and the sentiment is also stamped with PR and heat embossed with clear EP.

Have a great weekend,
Avril xx