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Saturday 31 October 2020



Beware - tonight's  the night for witches and wizards to be out and about, so take care!

This poor witch obviously didn't take care  and I'm not sure how she ended up like this!

The challenge at Tag Tuesday is Halloween and I made this tag with some die cuts, which were kindly gifted from my crafty friend, to attach to some Halloween goodies for the children next door, which means I can join in the fun at Tag Tuesday.

Avril xx

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Embossed at Try it on Tuesday

Embossed is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday, this could be dry embossing, heat embossing or textured embossing, so lots of choice there.

I've altered a gift box and as it was already black, I decided just to add a central piece.  I used the Tim Holtz rose 3D embossing folder on a slightly marbled effect black card and then used gold rubbing wax to highlight the flower. and the edge of the cut panel.

So all I have to do now is fill it with goodies for Christmas.

The Design team have created some great projects for your inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Sunday 18 October 2020

Autumn Glory Mid month

 Good morning, it's time for some mid inspiration for this month's Stamping Sensations challenge  - Autumn Glory.

I've used an an old favourite - an image from Artistic Outpost's Serenity set.  I made an inky background and stamped second generation leaves in autumn shades.  The sentiment is from a magazine freebie set.
Some die cut leaves and little autumn gatherings from a recent walk to complete.

There's some lovely inspiration on the challenge blog, so please pop over and as long as you use stamping as your main focal point, why not join in, as always there's some fabulous prizes to be won.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Halloween Time for Try it on Tuesday

We're all getting ready for that Spooky time of the year at Try it on Tuesday with our latest challenge of Halloween.  As always, you can make any kind of project as long as it follows the theme.

I made a card for DD's Goddaughter and as she's only 5, I didn't want it too spooky.  I found these words on Pinterest and they seemed perfect for Old Witch Mary tending her tangled vines with her broom.

The DT have been having fun with this challenge, so please pop over to the main blog to see what they have been up to, and you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in and beware, you never know who's about!

Avril xx

Sunday 4 October 2020

Autumn Glory at Stamping Sensations


Good morning I've some exciting news to share - I was asked to join the Design Team at Stamping Sensations, which is one of my favourite challenge blogs, so of course I said 'yes'!

The challenge this month is Autumn Glory and we have two sponsors this month  Stamp Addicts who are offering a £25 voucher and also our own  DT Dora who designs some wonderful images.  

Dora kindly gave the Design Team the option of using one of her images.  I chose this gorgeous flower, which I printed off and watercoloured.  I kept the colours muted as I wanted the look of fading summer blooms against the vibrant emerging Autumn colours.

My autumn background is a mixture of Distress inks, some script stamping along with a floral background stamp.  

It's a fabulous Design Team so please pop over the blog and check out their creations.

Avril xx

Thursday 1 October 2020

Decide Your Future

The current theme at Tag Tuesday  is Book Print, and I'd already found this quote a while back, so a great opportunity to use it and a recent EBay find, this is such a cute stamp, although not my usual

I've added stencilling to a mop up tag, fussy cut the image and added the quote "The only person who can decide your future is you"  I think this little sweetie is in for a glorious future.

A couple of days ago the postie brought me a rather large envelope with lovely gifts inside from my fellow Teamie at TioT and good blogging friend Valerie,  they really brightened my day, so Thank You Valerie, I look forward to using them.

Thanks for calling in.

Avril xx