Chase your dream

Hi everyone!

It’s the 15th which means it’s time for my next Crafts-U-Love DT post.

This month, I received some butterfly themed supplies including this pretty set by John Next Door. I think I took it upon myself to try to use as many of those pretty stamps as possible on one card!

This card actually came together very quickly for me and I think I ended up finishing it in 20 mins or so! That never usually happens!

I tend to always reach for my MISTI when using clear stamps, but for this card, I used clear blocks – which are much quicker. I used distress oxide inks – love how well they stamp. To finish off the card, I added a Penny Black sentiment and a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucie G.

Supply List

Here are the links to the products I used on my card. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

John Next Door Clear Stamp Set – Butterflies*

Penny Black Clear Stamp Set – Grateful Heart

Distress Oxide ink 

Brilliance ink – Lightning Black

Papermania adhesive stones*

Geometric circles

Hello everyone!

My name is Lucie and I may have a problem with background dies! Love them all! But they have a higher price point so I often dither before committing….

But as soon as I saw this fabulous background die from Revere Confetti, I knew I had to have it and snapped it up as soon as it was in store! Isn’t it fabulous?

I have so many ideas for it, but today I simply popped the die cut on top of one of my rejected distress oxide backgrounds. I’m so glad I save them like the guru Tim Holtz suggests – what might not be right immediately is often just right at a later date!

The sentiment die is from Winnie & Walter.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Better than Summer Sunshine

Hi there!

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge and look at what the team has come up with this week – grey, yellow, kraft and white. Now usually I am a bit wary of yellow – I often find it a challenge when using it as the main colour, but fortunately for me my Simon Says Stamp order arrived on Monday and I was just itching to try out the fabulous Adeline butterfly, so my card evolved from that starting point.

I used an older background branch die from Poppystamps and sentiments from Simon Says Stamp. The first sentiment is white heat embossed on grey card and the second one is stamped on white card – I was so chuffed to see that the Altenew Silver Stone ink was almost an exact match for my grey card!

In addition to the CTD challenge, I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge – all have a summer theme!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Love and Hugs

Hi Everyone!

I’m taking a break from my Christmas in July cards to share a card I made for a friend a few weeks ago. Now that she has received it, I thought I would share it here too!

I used the images from the Altenew’s Starry Flowers stamp set. Aren’t they gorgeous? As soon as I saw this set, I know I had to have it even though I already have zillions of other flower stamp sets!!!

I coloured them using my beloved Twinkling H2Os and then added a sentiment from the ‘Adore you’ set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let it snow… in July!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are celebrating Christmas in July and want to see your CAS Christmas Cards!

AS I mentioned in an earlier post, I actually decided to embrace Christmas in July after a crazy cardmaking frenzy last year! I was determined to avoid that again! I’ve already made a few cards – it’s the perfect chance to use the supplies I purchased in the sales or when they came back into stock. It’s also a chance to show some love to some overlooked supplies before I get dazzled by this year’s products!

Anyway, for my card, I used an older snowflake stamp set from Hero Arts and stamped them with various layers of distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, wilted violet and seedless preserves). Once I was happy with the colour mix of each stamped image,  I spritzed them with perfect pearls. I even used one of my very old square punches to cut out the snowflake squares as it was the perfect size for the images!

The sentiment stamp is also from Hero Arts.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our sponsor Kylie from Happy Little Stampers as well as our Guest Designer – Maria from White Mood. She has some fabulous creations – you must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Poinsettia Flourish

Happy Friyay people!

It’s ridiculously hot here in the UK but I’m powering on with my Christmas in July cards!

For today’s card, I used a gorgeous Memory Box die and my current favourite product – Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Glaze. After colouring the petals, I added some Nuvo Aqua shimmer to the petals before applying the glaze – I just can’t seem to capture the shimmer on camera, unfortunately. It’s really interesting to watch the colour lighten as the glaze dries – the petals were coloured with dark red but clearly I must remember to make my colours evendarker before applying the glaze in future! The sentiment is by CAS-ual Fridays.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (both red, white and/or blue), the CAS Christmas challenge (poinsettia) and the CAS-ual Fridays challenge (heat embossing).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.