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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Going Dotty!

That's the theme this fortnight at Try it on Tuesdays - not me, although sometimes........   So anything goes with dots or circles on your creation.
I needed another 'girly card, so a great opportunity to use one of the Graphic 45 Ladies Diary stamps, which was stamped and  masked off, before I used a sequin waste mask for my 'dotty' background. I used  Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, the ribbon also got the dotty treatment. My background for the base was made the same way.  Flowers are a Joy craft die.
The rest of my very talented teamies have some wonderful inspiration  so please pop over to the main blog to see, you wont be disappointed.
Just a short post as I am busy making paper cones to hold small sprigs of flowers to decorate the church isles -  DD is banned from looking at Pinterest from now on!

I am entering this at:
 Make it Monday - Anything Goes
 Cheerful Stamp Pad - Love your Hat
 Sweet Stampin - Glamour & Glitz
 Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with a Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a great week.

Avril xx

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Autumn Colours

It's time for another challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this time I chose  Autumn colours.  We are again sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 voucher to spend in their online store.
I love summer days, but when the weather changes I can't wait for the trees to change colour, love all the red, orange and gold of the leaves and  I'm quite lucky that I live on the edge of a wood and get to see the colours everyday, so  that's where my inspiration came from.
I have used Stampscapes Winter Mill, coloured lightly with  Distress Inks. My background was stamped with the leaf stamp in various inks, then sponged all over with Wild honey and my  'falling leaves' were given a coat of Distress Crackle.  My very talented teamies have some wonderful inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog to take a look, I promise you won't be disappointed .
I am entering this at :
  Ali-craft - Autumn
  Rogue Redhead  - Autumn Colours
  Sugar Creek Hollow - Fall is in the Air
  Artistic Stamper - Autumn
  Penny Black & More - Autumn

Life's getting a little bit hectic with last minute arrangements - less than 2 weeks to go to the BIG Day! so if I'm not around much - you know what I'm doing!! and whatever you're doing enjoy the rest of they day.

Avril xx

Monday, 16 September 2013

Just for Fun!

Just thought I'd share my little make - a few days ago DD sent me a little picture from Pinterest, so of course I had to have something similar for the little craft room.  Now I know why I always seem to have glitter on my face even when I haven't used it!!
Painted and distressed an old frame. Printed the same sentiment on the computer, and added a border with a Clarity corner.  Out came the Glamour Dust for the word 'Glitter' and the stars (Lavinia mini).
I am entering this at Make it Monday - it might just make someone smile!

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by, have a great week.

Avril xx

Friday, 13 September 2013

P for Paper piecing at Alphabet

Hello and welcome to another Alphabet Challenge and this time it's 'P' and   Pat  has chosen Paper piecing.

I have kept mine quite simple and just paper pieced the baby's dress to match the scalloped oval Nesti, framing the image as I didn't want to have different shades of pink on this card.
My card is cut from Pearl card stock using the Romantic Rectangles 2 larger sizes and the image is from PSX, (I must admit every time I have to make a baby card this image is always first choice) I have added Stardust Stickles to the moon and stars.

The rest of the DT have some wonderful creations to show so please pop over here to take a look.

I am entering this at:
  A.R.T challenge - Baby Girl
  Crafty Little Fairies - New Baby
  Crafters Cafe - No designer paper
  In the Pink - KISS (Keep it Simple and sweeet)

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Hand-made Flowers at Try it on Tuesday

Well it's time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesdays and this time we would love you to show us your Handmade flowers.

I have a box that is full of hoarded 'intentions' as I like to call it,  and after a little rummage, I found just what I was looking for.  The door hanger for the 'craft room'.  After painting it with Geeso, it was  dry brushed with PaperArtsey Fresco Mermaid paint, and then stamped with a crackle stamp using Tumble Glass DI .  I stamped the image, which is from Flonzcraft, and the Tim Holtz words onto tissue paper, my lady was coloured with Distress pens, fussy cut  and glued with a very watery pva, I wiped some Mermaid paint over the edges of the words with a baby wipe.    When this was dry, I gave it a coat of PA Satin Glaze.  My 'handmade' flowers were cut with a Joy die, the leaves are from the Tattered Floral strip die.
The rest of the DT have some  amazing creations to show, so please pop over to the main blog to take a peek.

I am entering this at:
  Make it Monday - Anything Goes
  Bunny Zoe's - Something Blue
  Vintage Stamping Challenge - Anything from your Garden

Before I go, I would like to say 'hello' to my new followers, it's lovely to see you and I hope you continue to visit.

Have a great week,

Avril xx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Can-U-Resist FSC

Hi - its time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this fortnight we would love to see if you can RESIST joining in.  Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is again Flonzcraft, who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.

For my piece I decided on a tag and stamped the Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster with Versamark and heat embossed with White EP, the Tim Holtz sentiment also got the same treatment.  I then did some whitewash stamping using Picket Fence Distress Stain, for this I used a TH Floral Swirl stamp.  Distress inks Chipped sapphire, Wild honey, Forest Moss and Seedless Preserve were blended over ( I know it looks a bit brown in the photo, but there was no brown used)  I then  spritzed with water and wiped over the whole tag with a damp tissue to remove the ink from the white stain and embossing.  I made a background using just the whitewash stamping method with the same inks.  My ribbons were randomly inked with the inks, and spritzed to soften the colours.
My very talented teamies have some wonderful techniques to tempt you into joining us and I'm sure you won't be able to RESIST (pun intended) to please pop over here, you won't be disappointed.

I am entering this at:
  Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
  Aud Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
  Happy Campers - Use a Stamp
  Vintage Stamping - Anything from the Garden

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday

Avril xx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Vintage Lady

Hi folks, a little while ago I received a lovely email from Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs and he gave me a lovely set of  Original Vintage Ladies to 'play' with.  But,as you know, time has been a little short for 'playing' - been so busy with Wedding Stationery, that it has taken until now to use these lovely images.
I have five 'girl friends' birthdays this month, so decided this was a good place to start using the images, not sure of the DP,  embossed and sanded 2 toning co'ordinations, some lace and a few flowers.  Its such a pretty image, it didn't need anything more!

I am entering this at :
  Country View Crafts - Layers
  Crafting Musketeers - Vintage
  Simply Create too - Vintage
  Rhedd & Rosie - One for the Ladies

That's it for now, and thanks for looking.
Avril xx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Midweek Reminder

Hi folks,

Just a quickie - in lots of ways - to show a card I made for a friend who's just become a Grandma!
The card also fits in with our challenge at Try it on Tuesdays which is '3 Fancy edges'
I have used a shaped card blank, embossed with the CB folder Swiss Dots , I cut and embossed a Nesti in linen card for my 2nd edge and  my third is a punched strip on the inside of the pram.
It would be lovely to see you join us for this challenge - all we need is 3 Fancy edges.

I am entering this at:
  A little bit crafty - Clean and Simple
  Cards and scrap - Use Dies
  Die Cut Divas - Celebrate

That's it - told you it was quick!
Avril xx