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Thursday 29 July 2021

Just Playing

Hello, I feel as if it's been ages since I last posted and I've been itching to get back in the craft room, but when I did - well the motivation just seemed to disappear, I think I really wanted just to use something new,  but couldn't decide what!  So I took my inspiration from Stacy Hutchinson and cased this card which I saw a while ago.

I bought the Vines and Roses stamp a couple of months ago and this is the first time using.  I coloured the stamp with Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress markers spritzing before stamping onto an Antique Linen inked background.  I die cut an oval frame and stamped AALL&Create Heartfelt onto Antique Linen sprayed card to fit behind, and then arranged my flowers that were coloured with Vic Velvet and Aged Mahogany.  The stamped sentiment was raised using 3D foam.

Thank you for all your well wishes for Laura, fortunately her symptoms weren't too bad, but I must admit it took me a good few days to recover after having the babies here for 10 days, so enjoyable but very tiring.  A good reason for hubby and I to have a few days away next week.

Avril xx

Sunday 18 July 2021

Mid Month at Stamping Sensations

It's mid month at Stamping Sensations for the current challenge of Feminine where we are Sponsored by Crafty Individuals and they are offering one lucky winner a £25 spend in their online store.

I did manage to get into the craft room last Monday and was able to make my card using a mono print stencil background and the ladies from CI-40, which were fussy cut and added, with a computer generated quote.

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

I won't promise to catch up with you soon as things didn't quite return to normal, daughter Laura tested positive for Covid last Tuesday, fortunately mild symptoms as she's had both vaccines, so we have the babies isolating with us probably till the end of this week.  Mummy will get a surprise when she sees them, they both have new teeth to show off!

Avril xx

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Life's a Climb


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.

Thanks for calling in,

Avril xx

Sunday 4 July 2021

For a Lady at Stamping Sensations

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.

Avril xx