Just popping in to Wish you all a Merry Christmas.
My Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year.
Snowflakes is our last challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday - where has this year gone!
Another Christmas card for me, I used texture paste through a TH stencil, sprinkled with white EP and left it to dry before heating with a heat gun. I used Speckled egg distress spray for the background, I like to dab with kitchen towel to move the ink, but it still retains that sprayed/mottled look. I heat set white EP as an edging for my panel and then sprayed Shimmer spray for a gorgeous sheen, which of course doesn't show in the photo!
I cut two snowflakes - one glitter card, the other from silver Angel fibres that I'd stuck onto pearl card and slightly off set them to add some depth and added a large crystal. 'Believe' was originally cut in white glitter card, but didn't show well, so I rubbed it with glue and added blue glitter, the little snowflake was cut with off cuts from the large snowflake. This card has
The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspirations, so please pop over to the main blog to find out what they've been up to. Details of the challenge and some dates for your diaries are also included.
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Have a great day, Avril xx
Try it on Tuesday and there's still almost another week to join in, we'd love to see you there.
Anyhow, after seeing lots of inspiration last year using the Sweet Poppy Snowflake Bauble, I bought it this year as I knew I would be able to make some quick cards with it. The stencil is so detailed it doesn't need a lot, so there have been a few makes with just a greeting stamped inside the bauble.
However on Saturday, I decided to have a play with different scenes inside the bauble. This little scene (stamp has lost it's packaging and I'm not sure of the maker) was stamped with Versa Fine Clair Twilight and there's lots of snowy glitter on there too, but it doesn't show in the picture.
I really do like this stencil and it so versatile and I did a few with Artistic Outposts Snowy cabin.
I am entering this at Allsorts - Hand Stamped or Digital image
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The rest of the team have some great inspirations for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.
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Believe in the Magic of Christmas was my inspiration for this challenge, there's nothing more magical that believing in Santa in his sleigh, journeying around the world on Christmas Eve sliding down the chimney and leaving all the good boys and girls presents to open on Christmas Day.
The design team all have different interpretations of 'Magical' so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.
I am going to enter this at We Love Stamping - Christmas
Two posts in two days!!! I really must try harder and not neglect this blog as much, but when DD says - "What are you doing today, can we pop over? /Do you want to meet up and go for a walk"
well I can't say no to those two little munchkins, so all those good intentions go .....
Thanks for calling in, Avril x
It's All About Time for this challenge at Try it on Tuesday and It's up to you how you interpret 'Time'
It's a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and it's time to show us your spooky creations because it's October and that means Halloween! The Design team have some fabulous inspiration so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
I don't know what that bird is eating, but it looks juicy and that looks like blood dripping! I borrowed the bird stamp from my friend and used some branches/trees to create the spooky forest after masking off a moon.
Talking of moons, we visited Durham Cathedral's 'Museum of the Moon Exhibition' by Luke Jerram. The installation is a seven-meter diameter moon hung in the nave. It really is amazing to see in real life.
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I love the colours of Autumn leaves and I feel lucky living on the edge of a wood where I can see them changing day by day, although I don't always feel so happy when I have to gather the piles of fallen leaves up!
When my children were small we loved nothing better than a walk in the woods, kicking the leaves and gathering the most interesting to take home and make collage pictures, leaf paint prints and etchings and I've tried to capture this with my journal page, using some die cut leaves and some little Autumn gatherings from a recent walk.
The rest of the Design Team have some lovely inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog and pay them a visit.
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Stamping Sensations where our theme is Favourite Stamp of the Moment and I've another favourite image to share with you - an all time favourite of the moment as regular visitors will realise - Visible Image Creative Chaos.
I've used a Flonzcraft image and a circle stencil for the background. I've lost the packaging for the quote, so not sure where this came from.
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog and pay them a visit, you'll also find all the challenge details.
As I've got quite a few birthdays coming up, I've put my time to good use and made another birthday card using one of the backgrounds I created with the TH Vines and Roses a couple of weeks ago (here).I've coloured some Wildflower stems with Distress inks to match the background and layered them over some torn book paper.
The rest of the Design Team have come up with some ingenious ways to use bookpaper, so please pop over to the main blog for some great inspiration.
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We've a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time it's Spring Blooms a nice easy one for you, as I'm sure we all love flowers.
I've eventually got round to using my new Brushstrokes dies, which were coloured using Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry inks. The background was linen card coloured with Antique Linen and some second generation stamping using Frayed Burlap.
The Design Team have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please head over to the main blog, where you will also find the challenge details.
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I've gone very simple with a little stamping and some soft water colouring. I first saw these images on Eileen Godwin's FB page and the stamp company Colorado Craft Company was named. I don't normally do cute, but since becoming a Grandma, well, the soft side is making an appearance from time to time in crafting.
I've used white Linen card and Versafine ink and a little water colour paint - how simple is that.
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.
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Good morning, well life is slowly returning to normal and I'm pleased to say my daughter has made a great recovery and with a few adjustments, is back home since the weekend with the twins - but I must admit I'm missing them.
Anyhow, it meant that I was able to get into the craft room yesterday and finish my card for the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday which is Travel and Adventure. I've combined stamps that were free with a magazine last year to create my scene - it's about time that some of them were inked up, and I've added a little watercolouring to the background.
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The challenge this month at Stamping Sensations is For A Lady and Crafty Individuals are our sponsor and they are offering one Lucy Winner a £25 voucher to spend in their online craft store.
For my card I stamped CI 430 with a mix of colours - Speckled Egg, Weathered Wood and Peacock Feathers, each time using the Stamp Platform. I shaded with Picked Raspberry, Speckled Egg, Kitsch Flamingo and Peacock Feathers. The butterfly from CI 517 was stamped and fussy cut and coloured with Speckled Egg and the wings were brushed with Frosted Lace Stickles for a subtle sheen.
The rest of the DT have some fabulous samples, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will find details of our Sponsor along with all the challenge rules.
Life has been very hectic - daughter Laura was rushed into hospital with Appendicitis, so the twins came to stay with us and also Laura for a couple of nights when she came out of hospital. Good news is Son-in-Law was able to take time off this last week, so they all went home. He's back at work tomorrow, so they're all coming back as she's not supposed to do any lifting for the next few weeks, so if I'm an absent visitor, you know what I'm up to.
Have a great day, I've got all the family coming for lunch, so I'd better make a start.
I love to see summer flowers and I'm always eager to see colour in the garden, not that I've ever grown Gerber Daisy's. I've used a shaving foam background and then stamped, coloured and fussy cut the flower head before doodling a frame and adding the birthday greeting (which looks slanting - but it's not)
The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful projects to show, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find the challenge details.
Thanks for calling in - I'm on Grandma duty again, Mammy is having a day off to catch up on some jobs. The twins are just starting to be weaned, so Grandma is making Pear Puree for lunch! I hope they like it.