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Tuesday 28 November 2023

Traditional Christmas at Try it on Tuesday

Traditional Christmas is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and we would love to know what it means to you.  For me it's the reds and greens and putting up the Christmas tree.  I also love a Christmas wreath on the front door.
With those things in mind, I've made quite a few cards featuring festive wreaths, building up the design with small stamps and on these two cards the stamps are all from Lavinia.

 The rest of the Design Team have some lovely inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

This is a scheduled post as we're away, hopefully enjoying some winter sunshine and having a much needed rest before the excitement of Christmas really kicks in - I'd forgotten how good the bribe of Santa not bringing presents to naughty boys and girls is!

Thanks for calling in and I'll catch up with you soon.

Avril xx

Saturday 18 November 2023

November mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations.

 We're halfway through the month of November and its mid month  inspirations time at Stamping Sensations where we're getting Ready for Christmas.  The DT have some fabulous makes to show, so please pop over and you will also find all the challenge details.

I've used one of my new Lavinia stamps Fairy Catkins to make a wreath along with some of the smaller individual stamps. I've also used the Winter magic verse, stamped and heat embossed with gold EP and for an extra sparkle, I coloured the Catkins with Twinkling H2Os in Gold.

I am going to  join in the fun at Allsorts with their Christmas challenge and also
Inkspirational  where the theme is Seasonal

Thanks for calling in, I know it's a busy time of the year,
Have a lovely weekend.
Avril xx

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Baby it's Cold Outside at Try it on Tuesday

 Baby it's Cold Outside is our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday, so another opportunity to make a Christmas card.

I've used a selection of Tim Holtz stamps to create my winter scene, it certainly does look cold outside.

The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

A busy day today, I'm picking the twins up from their first full morning at Nursery - their visits went well, so fingers crossed everything is OK.

Avril xx

Sunday 5 November 2023

Get Ready for Christmas at Stamping Sensations

Morning, can you believe it's the beginning of November already and the countdown is on for those Christmas cards and to help you along, we're Getting Ready for Christmas is the new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month there are two prizes from Penny Black.

I decided to stamp this large Poinsettia from Tim Holtz, first stamping onto my base card and then again onto water colour paper.  My base layer was coloured with Tumbled Glass before stamping the script  with Brilliance Iridescent Olive (which is a dark gold colour), I then stamped the music script and greeting and heat embossed with Gold EP. I fussy cut the poinsettia and water coloured. I also added a few extra leaves.

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

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