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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Life's Aims



Hello,  well this little blog has been a bit quite again, not much crafting going on -  but this time I've been off enjoying a little break to Budapest, it's such a beautiful place, with lots to do and see.

I really must make a start on making some Christmas cards  - but before I do, I've another journal page to share, again using an image from Oxford Impressions April in Paris.  This little girl looks so sweet - her life before her, what will her future hold?  Random stamping with the TH Papillion background (I know it's difficult to see) embossing paste through the Doily stencil, doily die cut and cut apart stamped words, all coloured with Distress crayons.

It's time to tidy the craft desk and make a start on those Christmas cards or I'll end up buying!

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Nature at FSC

Time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and for this month the theme is Nature.
How you interpret 'Nature' is up to you as long as the stamping follow the theme.

I've used Distress Oxides Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint   for the background and then stamped the Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster and the IndigoBlu sentiment in Black Archival and heat set with clear EP.
There's a great prize for one lucky random winner from our Sponsor,  Ink Art Design.

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

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Home Sweet Home


Hello,  it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight, its Home Sweet Home, as usual it's up to you what you make as long as you follow the 'Home' theme.

I've opted for a New Home card, I had a browse on Pinterest and saw this sweet card and took inspiration from the little house.  I used embossing paste through a brick stencil, when it was dry gave it a coat of watery gesso before using Antique Linen Distress Crayon, the roof and door shapes were coloured with crayons.

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

Thanks for calling in, hope you have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Hopes and Dreams


Hello, more experimenting in my new little journal, again using the stamps from Oxford Impressions April in Paris.  I gave both pages a very watery wash with Tattered Rose distress stain and used Pumice stone for the stencilling and shading and distress crayons for colouring the stencilled roses and leaves.

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


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Autumn Serenity


Hello,

I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog today with this Autumn Tag.

This is my last piece for Artistic Outpost, and I have enjoyed my time on the Design Team, but life just seems to be a bit busy lately.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Timeless


Hello, and thanks for calling in and it's something different, although still in my favourite vintage style.  I've been lacking in inspiration since coming back from holiday, so hubby suggested 'try something different'  so I've started a journal.   It's only 11 x 16cm so there's no stress to fill a large page and I thought a good opportunity to use some neglected rubber.

As the current them at TioT is Circles, and there's still have another week left to link up,  I took inspiration from that.  The image is from Oxford Impressions April in Paris plate.  I used a watery wash of Bundled Sage distress stain and Frayed Burlap distress crayon for the circles and edges, and Tarnished Brass highlights.

I must  admit I really did enjoy making this page and it did de-stress for a couple of hours - at the moment I've got a 'gremlin' in the computer who calls in frequently and opens and closes tabs while I'm busy and then locks me out for a couple of hours, and typical - my computer is just a couple of months out of guarantee.  If he sticks around  and I go missing, you'll know he's won!

Have a great day,
Avril xx


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Hocus Pocus Treats

Hello, it's  almost time for trick or treat and although I don't particularly celebrate Halloween one of hubby's friends wife is American and she decorates their house every year.  I always send a card and this year I made a little treat box, which I filled with die cuts, plastic spiders and candy.

I recycled a tea bag box, painting top and bottom with black and then covering with spider's Web paper before adding the witch and web die cut.

Just a quick fun project that I'm linking to Yvonne's give away.

Avril xx