Let’s be merry, deer!

Hi friends!

I’m just popping it to share a very quick card I made for the CAS Christmas Card challenge where the theme is ‘deer’. I have so many deer dies/stamps that I could have played along with this challenge multiple times. Alas, March is pretty chaotic for me so I only had time for this super quick make.

I used an older embossing folder to emboss my deer onto the card base. I added a pair of eyes and a glittery red nose before stamping a Hero Arts sentiment. To finish off the card, I added a bit of chunky glitter.

Super quick and simple! Would be good for mass-produced cards so I may produce a version of this for the next Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly birthday wishes

Hi everyone!

Today I’m sharing the super quick card I made for the current Freshly Made sketches challenge.

I created a stencil using a Reverse Confetti die and then blended some Distress Oxide ink over the base card.

I then used Impression Obsession butterfly dies to cut a background panel that I created sometime ago using more Distress Oxide inks.

To finish off my quick card, I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment – and resisted the urge to cover the card in bling!!

I’m also entering this into the current Time Out challenge where the theme is ‘birthday wishes’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Whittle Rabbit

Happy Saturday!

I love the Poppystamps ‘whittle’ series – super cute dies with a really good price point! So I was so pleased when I saw the latest spring/Easter release when I was at Simon Says Create last weekend.

The Whittle Rabbit went into my basket straight away… along with a few other dies of course!

For today’s card, I paired the rabbit with the new Tulip Collage die from Simon Says Stamp and also added a grass die cut from Lawn Fawn and a butterfly die also from SSS.

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (red, yellow, light green and white), the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (cute) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (spring).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Deco Diamonds

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the fabulous Deco Diamonds background stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

I embossed the image using gold embossing powder and then added some Ken Oliver Color Bursts and Nuvo shimmer powder. I left it to dry naturally as I didn’t want to ‘over cook’ my gold embossing. I was very pleased when I saw how sparkly it turned out!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment and star die cuts, all by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Welcome Spring

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have a very straightforward challenge!!

We’d like you to use just one image only (if you want to add a sentiment, that is fine too). The optional twist is ‘spring’ and our sponsor is Craftyscrappers.

I was placing an order with The Ton recently and I was aghast to realise that I had never used the gorgeous cherry blossom stamp set that I bought from them a couple of years ago. So, as soon as I saw the optional twist, I knew I had to use it!

I stamped and coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Aleksa who has a beautiful Instagram feed.

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Well Wishes

Happy Saturday!

So, I had only intended to buy a background stamp and a background die from the new Hero Arts release… until I saw the beautiful card that Janette Kausen created with the Agapanthus set! I knew I had to have it!

I’m so glad I snapped it up! It is gorgeous in real life – very versatile!

I decided to create a simple get well soon card with one of the larger images and a sentiment from the set. I coloured the flowers using my Twinkling H2Os and added a few drops of silver stickles to the ends of the stemen.

I stamped the sentiment in wilted violet distress oxide and added some purple Nuvo glitter drops…. but it didn’t feel ‘enough’. I felt the card needed a bit more purple! So I blended some more wilted violet distress oxide on both sides of a base card, trimmed down my panel and adhered it to my base card! Et voila! A little more purple which doesn’t detract from the main image!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.