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Tuesday 31 October 2023

Sparkle All The Way at Try it on Tuesday

 At Try it on Tuesday the new challenge this fortnight is Sparkle All The Way, so lots of Sparkle.

This jolly snowman was a magazine freebie and I've used Lavinia 's Berry Wreath adding lots of Liquid Pearls and a generous sprinkling of glitter to the holly and my snowman's scarf.  For extra sparkle, the    blue layer is a patterned glitter card.  It's just a shame all the sparkle is difficult to see in the photo.

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

Thanks for calling in.
Avril x

Sunday 29 October 2023

Happy Halloween

 Well, I had to use Willow the Witch again before she's put away till next year.

This time I used a Tyvek sprayed background, which gives a lovely silky sheen, although that doesn't show in the photo.
I added, some shading with a hill mask and then a circle mask to give the impression of a moon and added glittery sparks coming from her cauldron.

Take card, you never know who's about this Halloween!

Avril xx

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Too Cute to Spook

 These two pumpkin men, I hope, are too cute to spook as they are for the twins.  They have really taken to all the pumpkins around this year and they have a Pumpkin Picking day organised for Monday next week, so I hope they will like these Halloween cards.

I've  used the Lavinia Playful Pumpkin, masking out the face on the bottom layers and they're coloured with Carved Pumpkin DI.  I stamped their hats on a recent crafty day with my friend as I don't have this hat stamp.  I've also used the mini branch and the Ickle Pumpkin along with the small broomstick.

While I'm here, just a reminder there's still a week to go for the Halloween challenge at Try it on Tuesday so why not join in.

We're making  Gingerbread Halloween biscuits today, wonder if there'll be any left for them to take home!

Have a great day, Avril xx

Wednesday 18 October 2023

October mid month at Stamping Sensations

Can you believe we're halfway through October already which means some mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations for the Autumn Colours challenge, and the Design team are sharing some gorgeous Autumnal inspiration on the main challenge page.  With Halloween approaching I thought I'd share a pumpkin page in the Fairy journal book I'm making for the twins.

I've used Lavinia Pumpkin lodge and some of the Playful Pumpkins, I don't know why, but I really had trouble getting the true colours of this page.  The sky is Chipped sapphire Distress ink, the hills Dusty Concord and for the grass I used Forrest moss and Carved pumpkin  for the pumpkins enhanced with pencils. There is a feint hue of Twisted citron around my pumpkin lodge, but it seems to have given a very bright green look to my page.

And on the opposite page, the fairies are getting ready for a party and are taking extra pumpkins along to the Pumpkin  lodge.

There's quite a few pages completed in the book now, once the background is done, I can leave it and it's easy to add to the scene whenever I have a few minutes.

Avril xx

Tuesday 17 October 2023

Halloween at Try it on Tuesday

Our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Halloween, well it is that time of the year!

I've used Witch Willow along with her little dragon from Lavinia stamps and she's busy creating a spell in the woods - I just hope her cauldron doesn't explode!

I used the twins as an excuse to buy some Halloween stamps this year, although they won't be getting this one - too scary, they're more into pumpkins - so watch this space as I've had a couple of afternoon playtimes.

The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous inspirations, so please pop over to the main challenge page and be prepared to be spooked!

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx


Tuesday 3 October 2023

Autumn at Try it on Tuesday

Our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is  Autumn, and as I love the colours of the changing leaves, another leafy project.
This time on an ink blended background, I tamped a script background using Potting Soil Archival ink, then gold  embossed an old leaf stamp, I trimmed my piece down and was able to fussy cut a spare leaf.
Matting on gold and brown card, I added a gold embossed sentiment.
The rest of the team have some lovely Autumnal inspiration for you, so please pop over to TioT's main page, where you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in.
Avril xx 


Sunday 1 October 2023

Autumn Colours at Stamping Sensations

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month the theme is Autumn Colours.

For me, living on the edge of woodland, I love seeing the colours of the leaves and a leaf wreath was my inspiration using the small stamps from Lavinia in various colours, before  building up the little Autumnal scene inside.

The rest of the Design Team have some gorgeous Autumnal makes to inspire you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.  And don't forget, there's a wonderful prize on offer this month

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