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Saturday 22 April 2023

For the love of Animals GD at Allsorts


Hello, I had the honour of being asked to be the Guest Designer over at Allsorts Challenge blog where the theme this week is For the Love of Animals.

I've used another of the Colorado Craft stamps, I love these cute Anita Jeram images.  Stamped on white linen card and  coloured with watercolour pencils and although it's not easy to see, there is an ink blended sky.

The Team over at Allsorts have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the challenge blog for all the details.

Avril xx

Tuesday 18 April 2023

CAS mid month at Stamping Sensations

 It's mid month and time for more challenge inspirations from the Design Team at Stamping Sensations. The challenge this month is CAS and my second piece uses a neglected PaperArtsy stamp - in fact the flower was a 'must have' buy that hadn't been inked!

I've stamped onto white card and then again onto water colour paper, fussy cutting the flower head and colouring with Picked Raspberry DI.  I used a circle mask and softly sponged the same ink to create a spotlight.  The verse is another PA stamp.
The rest of the Design Team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the challenge details.

I've 2 schedule posts today, and as it's a Grandma day, I'll be around later in the week to catch up.

Thanks for calling in.
Avril xx

Rainbow Colours at Try it on Tuesday

 Rainbow Colours is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight,  so get those inks and  paints out and create something colourful.

 I stamped my image in black and then heat embossed with clear EP first as I didn't want any stray grains of EP affecting the colours, then sponged the rainbow colours through a circle aperture mask.
The Design Team have some very inspirational projects to show, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

This blog has been a little quiet lately, just trying to catch up with 'things' - but we did have a good Easter and the twins enjoyed decorating their Easter bunny biscuits - all their own work!

We also made Easter pictures, again all their own work from what was on the table,  (after Grandma showed them how to glue and told then to stick it down on the card) think I might have a couple of budding crafters here.

We also decorated Easter bonnets, but I forgot to take a picture - not that they would put them on their heads!

Avril xx

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Hello Spring at Try it on Tuesday

 The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Hello Spring and it's up to you how you interpret this.

Spring to me is all about emerging colours after a bleak winter and of course, Easter is always in Springtime.
I've made a wreath using lots of little Lavinia stamps, stamping in various colours, before making the scene inside with the little hares.
The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous inspiration for you so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
It's Grandma duties again today,  and we're decorating Easter bunny biscuits that I baked at the weekend and tomorrow, we're decorating Easter hats, so hopefully I'll still be sane enough to catch up with you later in the week.
Have a great day.
Avril xx

Sunday 2 April 2023

Anything Stamped with a CAS Option at Stamping Sensations

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we have a CAS option for you. 
There's also two fabulous prizes from Craft Stash for one lucky random winner.

Clean and Simple is something that used to really scare me  - all that white space! but now I quite enjoy the challenge.  I've used an old Stamps Happen stamp  that has a sentiment on the left, which I masked off and then used one of my 'wine' stamps, simply coloured with Black and Red Promarkers.

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

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