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Tuesday 29 November 2022

Winter Wonderland at TioT

 Winter Wonderland is our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday.

Winter Wonderland for me means gorgeous crisp snowy scenes, so I've used a Tim Holtz stamp for the main image and built up the scene with a couple of magazine freebie stamps. Some shading with inks and a generous sprinkling of Polar White flowersoft for the snow.
The rest of the DT have created some fabulous inspiration, so please visit the main blog, where you will also find the challenge details.
We're enjoying a relaxing break away while the twins are away visiting their other grandma - it's peaceful!
Have a great day and Ill be around to catch up later.
Avril xx 

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Traditional Christmas

 A post that isn't a DT post - now that's a rarity these days - although it does fit in nicely with our current challenge at Try it on Tuesday - Traditional Christmas.

I have been trying to make some Christmas cards - I mean it's such a waste if I get new crafty items and don't use them, which was almost the case with these Crafty Individuals stamps which I bought last year and only made one card with them.  In my defense, I had stamped some of the images on water colour paper and fussy cut them  - now to use them.
I splattered some watercolour card with watered down Tarnished brass stain before stamping the image with Shady Lane Versafine Clair and then added my previously fussy cut and coloured image, raising the pinecone on foam pads and gluing the leaves flat.  A touch of Liquid Pearls on the berries and a gold embossed greeting and verse.  Well that's another  few in the box and I feel better for having used bits up.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day.
Avril x

Friday 18 November 2022

Christmas at Stamping Sensations

 The current challenge at Stamping Sensations is Christmas Celebrations and as we're half way through the month, the Design Team are showing more inspiration over on the main blog, and don't forget, there's a fabulous prize of two stamps kindly donated by one of our regular entrants.

I've used an old Stampendous image on white linen cardstock, stamping in Brown Archival and colouring with pencils and Distress inks, with Liquid Pearls for the holly berries, and of course being Christmas, there has to be Frantage falling snow.

Avril x

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Traditional Christmas at TioT


It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight the theme is Traditional Christmas.  I've used on of my favorite Santas.  The background was coloured with Antique Linen and overstamped with holly and a music script, with a gold embossed stamped sentiment.  Matting and layers using a Sizzix dies.
The rest of the Design Team have some great inspiration for you, so please visit the main blog where you will find all the challenge details.

Well, it's another Grandma day for me - last week,  as we live on the edge of woods and there's lots of leaves down, we took our two intrepid explorers, armed with their first sticks, to play in the leaves - they certainly had fun!

It's hard to believe they'll be two in just over a month's time.

Thanks for calling in and I'll be around later in the week.
Avril xx

Sunday 6 November 2022

Christmas at Stamping Sensations

It's the first Sunday of the month which means a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month the theme is Christmas, and we have a fabulous prize this month of two stamps which have been kindly donated by a regular entrant.

I've used a mix of stamps from Inkylicious and Lavinia for this little winter scene and added lots of glittery sparkle and some Frantage Chunky White embossing enamel for my 'falling snow'.

The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous Christmas inspiration, so please visit the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in and have a great day, 
Avril x


Tuesday 1 November 2022

Sparkle & Shine at TioT


Sparkle & Shine is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight.

I took the opportunity to make a Christmas card.  I love these Anita Jeram images, perfect for a quick card for families where there are children, and I kept this one quite simple.  Stamped on white linen card and coloured with pencils.  I added glitter to the Snowmen's scarves and hat band as well as that cute dog's collar.  I also used Stampendous Shaved Ice over the snowy mounds.  The sentiment was heat embossed using Silver Razzle Dazzle embossing powder .

The rest of the Design Team have some very varied Sparkly samples for your inspirations, so please visit the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in,  it's Grandma duties again today, so I'll be round to catch up later in the week.
Have a great day, Avril xx