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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Bits and pieces.

Hello, I was just beginning to think things were back to normal and was planning some time to craft when a horrible cough and cold arrived without warning and it certainly wasn't welcome, but dare I say - almost back to normal.

I keep having good intentions of using up the 'box of bits and pieces'  and this card helped a little.
The background, trellis and words were all in there,  and the photo was from from a reduced size scan of the original 'Found Relative' .

I really must make the effort to keep using up these bits before they take over!

I am entering this at Eclectic Ellapu - Shabby or Vintage

Thanks for calling in and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sail the Ocean

Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card, for all the details, please pop over here.

Avril xx

Friday, 14 April 2017

Golden Butterfly

Hello, I hope you're enjoying the start of a Lovely Easter Weekend,  but in true Bank Holiday mode, the weather has turned rather chilly compared with last weekend.    I didn't mind as I'd planned to spend the afternoon crafting, something I hadn't managed all week due to the builder being here, but we're all tidy and back to normal now.

I had another play with the Oxide inks, this time blending onto a piece of black card, the colours are very subtle but give a lovely chalky look.  I applied embossing paste through a stencil and left it to dry naturally and the paste absorbed the colours of the Oxide inks.

As I wanted to enter the challenge at Tag Tuesday where the theme is Things with Wings - but not birds, I stamped a butterfly on a Tyvek sheet that I'd used in my 'spray box'.  Next I stamped and gold embossed the just the center of the butterfly onto the tag to give me the antenna.   The sentiment was masked letting me stamp the one word, which I clear embossed.

Thanks for calling in and I hope you all have a lovely Easter.

Avril xx

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Blog with this card, for all the details, please pop over here.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Add a Quote at TioT

Hello and thanks for calling in, today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time we would like you to Add a Quote .

For my card, I used an inky mop up piece of paper for the base, along with a scrap of woodgrain embossed card that was coloured with Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo Distress.
My die cut wildflowers and leaves were coloured with DIs.

The quote and butterfly are from a set of Sheena Douglas stamps which were a 'freebie' with a magazine.

The rest of the DT have used some fabulous quotes, so why not pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

I am entering this at:
  That's Crafty - Foliage and Flowers

That's all from me today,
Have a lovely day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Favorite Things at FSC

Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for this month Leanne has chosen 'My Favorite Things' - but it's from the Sound of Music, so anything from the first verse, for all the details please pop over to the main blog.
We have Flonzcraft as our Sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.

This was a challenge for me as I don't have much in the way of Rose stamps, so this  Rose was fussy cut from a Noor Design stamp with a Postcard background.  I've used watercolour paper for the Rose and the background.  My raindrops and sentiment are Inkylicious stamps, and I've added Glossy Accents to the raindrops too.

The rest of the DT have some great inspiration so please pop over and take a look.

Have a lovely Sunday, whatever you're doing, I'm off to a local craft show as I need some extra storage for the Distress Oxide inks, well that's my excuse!

Avril xx

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Eiffel Collage

Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card and if you'd like to find out all the details, please pop over here.

Avril xx