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Hi everyone!

It’s sketch week over at the Less is More challenge, and here is my entry! I used the colour combo from this week’s Colour Throwdown challenge (orange, green and brown) for the image and also the background. I stuck some glitter paper behind each of the owls so their eyes and wings sparkle a bit!

The owl die cut is one of my favourites – it’s by Cottage Cutz – and I added a My Favourite Things  sentiment to complete my entry for both challenges!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

You’re brilliant

Hi there!

Today’s card combines two challenges – the My Favorite Things sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (use patterned paper).

When I pulled out a 6×6 My Mind’s Eye paper pad from my paper mountain, I also challenged myself to use different paper colours as I mainly use the more muted papers in a pack.

I used dies and stamps from My Favorite Things and also a little bit of bling to finish it off!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

Stencilled birthday greetings

Hi everyone!

I’m loving the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge – here is my take using a fabulous Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil and distress inks. And can I say how happy I am that one of my favourite distress colours that I used here (abandoned coral) is being release as a Distress Oxide ink today! Yay!

I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it all off.

As I used a stencil, I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (‘Stunning Stencilling’) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Stencil It).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Words Take Centre Stage

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Word take centre stage’ and Uniko is our sponsor.

When I saw the theme I immediately thought of my sentiment stamps from Impression Obsession. I love this Journey stamp and really wanted to use it as I think it is so powerful – although I must confess, I did find it quite challenging to work into a CAS card! In the end, I kept it very simple with just a raised panel and a couple of Penny Black die cuts. I did create a few cards using this stamp, which I’ll share at some point!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards in the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Nonni from Nonni’s Handmade Cards. She has some breathtaking creations on her site – please drop by and take a look!

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

LucieG.

New Home

Hi there!

For today’s card, I used an older stamp which I bought from a local craft shop in London many years ago. I used distress inks for the background and then coloured the image with my twinkling H2o’s.

I toyed with adding some bling to this card, but in the end I decided against it (for once!).

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown Challenge (purple, mint green, hot pink and teal) and also the Casology challenge (house).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.