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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

More than One Fold and DT Call News




Hello ' I'm back from a lovely sunny break - and just in time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday, where the theme this fortnight is 'More than One Fold' and if you pop over to the main blog you will see that we are hosting a Design Team Call, so please check this out.
For my piece I am showing a mini Album, that I made a few weeks ago when  'Mr. Mojo' went walkabout.  I followed a tutorial on U Tube, which unfortunately, I can't find again, but it used 9 x 6 envelopes. The papers are Graphic 45 Secret Garden, with a little bit of distressing with Frayed Burlap. This could  also be a great way of using up the hoarded scraps of paper we all have.
 Lots  of little pockets and tags and places to write                                                                                        






Something different for me - no stamping!

My fabulous teamies have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over here to see what they have created, and don't forget, if you would like to be part of a great Team, full details of the DT Call are also there.


I am entering this at:                                                                                                                             
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes                                                                               
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms                                                                                                    
Craftyhands - Anything Goes                                                                                                
          Simply Create Too - No Digis or stamped image.                                                                               Crafty Cardmakers-Floral Profusion                                                                                        

That's it for now, and I'm off to do some catching up with you and find out what you've been creating.       

Have a great week                                                                                                                                     
Avril xx                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                            




Sunday, 6 April 2014

Favourite Technique at FSC

Time for you to show us your Favourite Technique over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
Mine of course is stamping - and I do love Vintage, so this gave me another chance to use my lovely 'April in Paris' Oxford Impression stamps.    My papers are Prima Botanicals, distressed with Frayed Burlap.  The sentiment, (in a pack of freebies from Crafty Individuals) really suits this image.
My lovely teamies all have their favourite techniques to show, so please pop over to the main blog to see them. However, whatever your favourite technique is, we still need to see stamping on your project. Also, remember, there  is a prize for one lucky random winner of $20 from our sponsor Flonzcraft.

This is another scheduled post, hopefully I'm enjoying some lovely sunshine. I will be back in a few days, so please make sure the sun is shining.
 

Enjoy your Sunday
Avril xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Use Beads at Try it on Tuesday

Time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time it's 'Use Beads'  this can be seed beads, or beads for embellishment - whatever you wish.
I  used  IndigoBlu  Anemone Corner, and  layered the petals for some dimension.  I added small black beads to the centers.  The sentiment and mesh are both Jofy stamps.  The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will find all the details.

This is again a schedule post,  as hopefully I'm enjoying some sunshine. Catch up with you soon.

Avril xx


Friday, 28 March 2014

D for Die cut at Alphabet Challenge




It's the letter 'D' this fortnight at Alphabet Challenge and we would like to see Die cuts.
I have used a Crafty Individuals image stamped onto the large S/B Romantic Rectangle. Other die cuts include swirls and 2 of the roses are from a rolled rose die cut, the leaves are from the Tattered florals strip die.

It would be be lovely if you could join us for this challenge, and the rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

This is a scheduled post, and I will hopefully catch up with you soon.

Avril xx

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sweet Baby

Oh Dear! I only had one 'New Baby' stamp, PSX Moon Baby - which you will have seen on numerous occasions - I kept telling myself the recipient won't know I use it all the time, BUT with the trend for cards for the Proud Grandparents - I had to buy another one.  Can't have parents and grandparents having the same!
This image is LOTV, bought at GNP last week, so cute!  I was a bit lazy and didn't want to get the sewing machine out for one image, so did some faux stitching with the poky tool!  The sentiment is computer generated.
This stamp is going to get lots of use over the next few months - I have 3 friends about to become Grandparents, DD has 4 friends who are having babies!

  I am entering this at
    In the Pink - Kiddie Corner or Babies

Thanks for looking
Avril xx

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Silhouettes at Fashionable Stamping

Time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping and this time its 'Silhouettes'  We are again sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
I have used an image from our sponsor Flonzcraft, which was stamped and then heat embossed with Black EP, onto some cardstock that had been treated to Tim's 'Marbled Stains (minus the spritzing bit) The darker layer is the same technique with Broken China and Faded Jeans -Tumbled Glass on the top layer.
(I wish I could take better photos, I have just noticed, the  panel is square on the black base card and not uneven as it looks in the photo).
My teamies have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
  I am entering this at
  Crafters Cafe - CAS
  That's Crafty  - Inky Antics

Enjoy your Sunday

Avril xx

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Music at TioT

Time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesdays and this time we would like to see Music on your creations.
I have used Clarity's  'La Petite Musique'  for my main image, I cut a mask and and then randomly stamped the Honeysuckle corner over the top half of the image. Co-ordinations paper was embossed with a music folder and then some music tissue papers was added under the flowers.  The little corners, are Cut from white card with a Cuttlebug die, then heat embossed using Moon Glow EPs. for a lovely metallic look.


The rest of the design team have some wonderful inspiration, so please pop over here to take a look.

I am entering this at:
  Die Cut Divas - Lets Emboss it
  Natalie & Amys - Flowers
  The Vintage Challenge - Stitching - Real or Faux(mines real)

Thanks for looking,

Avril xx