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Tuesday 24 January 2023

Winter Blues at Try it on Tuesday


The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Winter Blues 
 Joan, one of my fellow teamies at TioT  used a Sweet Poppy frame Stencil a while ago, and I couldn't resist the temptation and had to have one.
I've used Chipped Sapphire DI to colour the frame and stamped the 'girls' with  Versafine Twilight.  I used a Quickie Glue pen to draw around the snowflakes and swirls and added glitter for a lovely sparkly finish, there's also a good helping of white flowersoft  on the umbrella along with shaved ice for the 'ground' snow.
The rest of the Design Team have some great blue inspirations for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Mid Month Add Some Sparkle Highlights at Stamping Sensations

It's mid month inspiration time at Stamping Sensations for the current challenge which is Add Some Sparkle Highlights, and don't forget, there's a fabulous prize from Highlight Crafts for one luchy random winner.

I've made a little fairy scene with various Lavinia stamps with most of the stamping done in black apart from the star clusters which were stamped and heat embossed with Silver Razzle Dazzel EP.  I've added various shades of glitter to her wings and the foliage, so there's lots of sparkle.

 I've decided to start a 'Fairy Journal' - I'll add some text to make little stories and hopefully it will be something Lucy will enjoy in a year or so - this will be the first page of many.

Thanks for calling in,

Avril xx

Tuesday 17 January 2023

More New Stash

We're midway in our first challenge at Try it on Tuesday  and the Design Team are again showing more 'new' inspiration.
I bought new stamps from Lavinia to make Christmas cards, but time ran out on me and they didn't get inked up, so before I put the Christmas stamps etc. away,  I had to have a play.  I stamped the Pinecone branch, then added the small holly and winter berry.  The winter words were stamped and heat embossed using gold EP.  I used a red gel pen to add colour to the holly berries.  There's little dots of gold glitter around the wreath, but of course they don't show.
Don't forget to pop over to the main blog to find out what the DT have been up to.

Thanks for popping in,
Avril xx


Tuesday 10 January 2023

In With The New at Try it on Tuesday

It's the first challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday and our theme is In With The New,  but don't worry if you don't have new goodies, it can be a new technique or even just celebrating the New Year.

The twins were 2 last Friday! so matching birthday cards and as I love the Anita Jeram images from Calico Crafts, I had to have a little spend.  There's actually 3 little bunnies together on this image, so I masked the one on the left out,  They're stamped on white linen card and water coloured with Distress crayons.  I added embroidery cotton and stamped balloons from another image and gave them both fluffy tails.  
The rest of the Design Team are showcasing their  'new' so please pop over to the main blog to see what they've come up with.

It's back to normal routine this week which means I'm on Grandma duties, so I'll catch up with you later in the week.
Avril xx

Sunday 1 January 2023

Add Some Sparkle at Stamping Sensations


Happy New Year!  and what better way to start a New Year than with a new craft challenge.

The theme of  our first challenge at Stamping Sensations is  Add some Sparkle and there's two fabulous prizes from Highlight Crafts for one lucky random winner.

I need a card for a January birthday and as I've promised myself not to neglect my older stamps, decided to use this elegant lady from Hampton Art Stamps and give her a more modern feel with this fun quote.   She actually sits in a frame which I was careful not to ink and after colouring her I added lots of glitter.

It's a two part sentiment, so I stamped the rest inside the card, I know my friend (and her husband) will appreciate the joke! 

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

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2023.

Avril xx