Christmas in July – Day 20

Happy Saturday Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 20 and guess what! It’s another die cut card from me! I reckon it’s a reaction to the past month of just stamping and colouring!

Anyway, I chose to flip the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to make a landscape card. I used a window die from My Favorite Things together with an ornament die from Simply Graphic. The front of the card is adhered by foam tape and I was originally planning to just attach the ornaments to the top of each window but they ended up looking really weird, so they are all adhered to the base using the tiniest slivers of foam tape!

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 19

Happy Friyay everyone!

Christmas in July Day 19 already!

Today I’m using products from many different manufacturers – the Silent Snowflake Frame die from Memory Box, Snowman Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and the Snowman Joy die from Penny Black – all on an ink blended base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 18

Hi Everyone

Day 18 of Christmas in July and my pile of Christmas cards is growing nicely!

Today I used a Simply Graphic tree die and the colour palette from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge .

I always have a problem with navy, especially photographing it. It either looks black or too light! So I decided to try something different today and used some blue cardstock which I darkened using Chipped Sapphire distress ink. I like how it turned out as it meant I could lift some ink to create a snowy effect around the trees.

I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 17

Hi Everyone

Day 17 of Christmas in July and I’m still die cutting! Today I used an older Memory Box die, Dazzling Snowflake from 2014, with the sketch from the current Case This Sketch Challenge and the fabulous palette from this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge – pink, grey, white and silver. I used this die a lot for some mass-produced cards five years ago; this card is definitely NOT a design for speedy mass production – that inlaid die cutting took a while due to ALL THOSE TINY DOTS. Worth it though, I love the effect! The stamped sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

I’m also entering this into the current CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is snowflake.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Christmas in July – Day 16

Hi Everyone

I’m posting my Day 16 Christmas in July card a little earlier as I want to enter it into this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge which has a palette of pink, gold. black and white. I chose a fun Bubble Tree die by Poppystamps which I cut three times from different card.

Although I was originally planning to just make one card, I used the rest of the die cuts to create two more cards – I thought I’d add them to the donate pile for this year’s Caring Hearts card drive.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July – Day 15

 

Hi Everyone

It’s Christmas in July Day 15 and I finally got to play with my gorgeous festive dies! I chose a fun snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp and a embossing plate from Ellen Hutson for my take on the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I was originally intending to simply add the snowflake die to the centre of the card, but decided to make a shaker at the last minute!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.