Newton’s Feathers

Happy Friyay everyone!

I stumbled across a new challenge this week – the Twofer challenge. Basically we need to make two different cards for two different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies…. Interesting!

The January challenge theme is ‘feathers’. Perfect opportunity to dust down my Newton’s Birthday Flutter set which I have had in my craft room for YEARS but have never used. Whyever not? It is such a cute set…

Anyway, my first occasion was birthday and I used the cheeky Newton’s sentiment! I coloured all the images with my Twinkling H2Os and then masked them off whilst I blended some distress ink into the background. In hindsight, I really should have coloured the cat orange like my mum’s sweet cat who loves stalking birds!

My second occasion is ‘missing you’. Once again I coloured all the images with my Twinkling H2Os and then masked them off before doing some ink smooshing! I cut the image using a My Favourite Things stax die. When I popped it onto the Kraft card, I felt ‘something’ was missing, so I embossed a frame using a larger die from the set – I really quite like how this turned out.

Anyway, I’m also entering these cards into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (birds of a feather)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seeing purple

Hi there!

The theme for this fortnight’s Less is More challenge is ‘purples’ – my favourite colour! How could I not participate?!

I used lots of different supplies/brands for my card. I started with a warm dark purple base which I embossed with a Next Level folder from We R Memory Keepers. I added some stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

The butterfly is part of the new Memory Box release and the word die is by Mama Elephant.

I’m also entering this into the current Casology challenge (glimmer).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You are my favourite

Hi there!

The partner company for this month’s Ellen Hutson Mix It Up challenge is Concord and 9th – perfect for me as I have quite a few C9 products!

I bought the turnabout polka dots stamp just before Christmas but hadn’t had time to ink it up – I rectified that today! I decided to stamp it three times (rather than four) to leave a few gaps in the pattern. It’s so pretty – and super fast to use! I then cut it with a die from the Essentials by Ellen Folk Heart set.

I added a C9 sentiment from an Autumn stamp set – the full sentiment reads ‘You are my favourite season’, but I masked off the last word to turn it into a Valentine’s sentiment instead.

I used my tiny attacher to fix the sentiment to the heart and then stuck it to a kraft base card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Swirly Hi

Hello again!

There’s a fabulous colour combo over at the Color Throwdown this week – navy, aqua and pink! So good, in fact, it took me a while to decide how I could best use it in my entry. In the end, I decided to use a Lil Inker Designs background die that I have had for some time now but for some reason I still haven’t used it! I did some inlaid die-cutting and then added a Lil Inker Designs word which I cut from white glitter paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Big Bear Hugs

 

Hi there!

The theme for this week’s Casology challenge is ‘hug’! Here is my take using a stamp from Winnie & Walter and a sentiment die from Mama Elephant.

I coloured the bears with my Prismacolor pencils – I’ve still got a lot to learn with these , but I really love them. May need to invest in a bigger set soon! I added a touch of Tonic Nuvo Aqua shimmer to the tails – well bears have glittery tails, don’t they!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Just sitting here…

Happy Friyay everyone!

I love the link chain oval dies from the January My Favorite Things release and I could not believe it when they landed on my door mat this morning as I only ordered them yesterday lunch time. Thank you for your great service, Dies to Die For!

Anyway, I wanted to play with them straight away and so I inked up a bear from the sweet Polar Bear Pals set. I coloured him using my beloved Twinkling H2O paints and added some soft ink blending to the background. I lifted some ink using water, but unfortunately, you can’t really see that from my photos – I guess the blending was a little too soft. I added some shimmer to the insides of the chain frame using my Tonic Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen – I love that shimmer!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.