Winter arrangement

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products from the new Penny Black release called Hello Winter!

I lightly applied spun sugar distress ink to create a focal point and then die cut the two stems from the Frosted Greens die set (51-710). I coloured them with different shades of distress ink and then lifted any green ink from the berries using water. I adhered the stems to my card base and added a container cut from pearlescent silver card (container is from the Hanging Planters die set, 51-501). Finally I stamped a sentiment from the When Snow Falls stamp set (30-881)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pinecone Bundle

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I cut and coloured the Memory Box Smooth Pinecones and Antique Pine label dies. I snipped off the label section of the die so that I had two separate pine branches. I adhered a couple of patterned paper strips to my card base before arranging my die cuts on top. Finally I added a Mama Elephant sentiment and a few pearls.

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LucieG.

Snowflake medallion bauble

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous combo of white, gold and blue.

Last weekend, I rediscovered eBay and managed to snag a few great deals! I had been wanting the Hero Arts Snowflake Medallion die since I saw it last year and so I was very pleased to finally get hold of it! I had to use it straight away with this card – I cut some of my brand new Simon Says Stamp white glitter card, although it’s pretty difficult to photograph the shimmer. Anyway, I added it to a circle that I’d covered with Prize Ribbon/Chipped Sapphire distress oxide and added a glittery gold chain using a die from teh Hero Arts Joy Ornament. Finally I added a sentiment from Hunkydory/Moonstone.

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LucieG.

Farmhouse Wreath smiles

Hi again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with this week’s sketch challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.

First I created a soft panel with regular distress inks and cut it with a rectangle die. I then stamped, coloured and cut the beautiful wreath from the Farmhouse Wreath set by Reverse Confetti. I’ve had this set for a while now but never got round to using it as it was a little smaller than I was expecting… but it’s absolutely perfect for the sketch this week!  To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Golden pumpkins

Hello everyone!

First up today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a combo of brown, rust, gold and blue.

I’ve been wanting to ink up and colour the beautiful Autumn Vibes clings stamp by Penny Black (40-786) for a while now and I thought this week’s combo would be perfect for the stamp. I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints, but didn’t like how my gold paint looked… So, I turned to some glitzy golden paper, stamped and cut out the pumpkins and did some paper piecing! the sentiment is from Penny Black’s Pumpkin Stack mini set (30-855).

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LucieG.

AAA Cards One Inchie challenge

 

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one inchie only; our optional twist is ‘masculine’.

I kept my card extremely CAS – with an inchie by Darkroom Door. I was going to colour it in but I decided that I actually liked the monochrome effect. No room for a sentiment with this stamp, but that’s fine too. I’m a great believer in ‘less is more’.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Laurie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.