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Tuesday 24 November 2020

Winter Wonderland at Try it on Tuesday


The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight is Winter Wonderland.   I've used the snowy cabin from Artistic Outpost Mid Winter set, along with one of my favourite Santa's to create my scene, some masking and inking and a couple of tiny trees and a freebie magazine sentiment.

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

I am entering this at Allsorts where they want to see Santa, Elves or Angels/ option Christmas, I think I've got that covered here, and at We Love Chocolate Baroque where the theme is Christmas.
I'm also entering at Christmas 24 challenge - Santa

Well that's another for the box, I'm getting there slowly.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Mid Month Inspiration at Stamping Sensations

The theme at Stamping Sensations this month is Garlands, Wreaths and Christmas Flowers, great for making a start with those Christmas cards.

I've used my neglected Thinlits Poinsettia - neglected because I was never happy with my positioning of the stamp and die, but after watching a Tim Holtz 'live' earlier in the year and he explained (in case you didn't see it) - cutting the die first, placing the 'waste' die cut in the stamp platform, lining up the stamp in the cut out, then, after closing the lid to adhere the stamp, placing the die cut back into the waste for stamping - yay! perfect placing.
I've used the TH Linen background stamp, inked up with gold pigment ink and then heat embossed with gold EP - very sparkly, the greeting was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with WOW Red Glitz EP.  I've used a piece of gold handmade paper and mounted the Poinsettia on 3D foam pads.

The DT have some fabulous inspirations for this theme, so please pop over to the main blog and you'll also find all the challenge details there.

Avril xx

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Traditional Christmas Colours at Try it on Tuesday


The new challenge at try it on Tuesday is Traditional Christmas Colours - a good way to make a start on the Christmas cards.

I've used one of my favourite Santa's from Tim Holtz, he looks such a happy fellow! matting and layering with some 'freebie' papers and a pine cone die cut.  Well - that's a start anyway.

The rest of the Design Team have some great inspirations, so please pop over to the main blog where you will find all the challenge details.

Avril xx

Sunday 1 November 2020

Garlands, Wreaths and Christmas Flowers at Stamping Sensations


It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we'd like to see either Garlands, Wreaths and/or Christmas Flowers, so lots of scope and a chance to get ahead with the Christmas cards.
We've got Chocolate Baroque as our sponsors this month and they are offering this fabulous stamp plate as a prize.

I've used a very old Lili of the Valley stamp for my card,  I also stamped extra baubles with gold and heat embossed before adding colour with Twinkling H2O's, adding these with 3D foam pads.  I then matted onto some red mirri card, but this proved to be a nightmare to photograph! and the grey skies we've had didn't help no matter how hard I tried!!  Getting the baubles to sparkle only resulted in a pink card!

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

Avril xx