Pieced Birthday wishes

Hi everyone!

I’m popping in quickly with a late entry into a new-to-me challenge – the Male Craft Room challenge.

The theme of the challenge was paper piecing – something I haven’t done in YEARS! So when I saw it this evening, I ran into my craft room and got to work!

To begin with, I lightly blended some distress ink onto the base of my card to ‘ground’ the image. The large stamp is actually from a Christmas set by Krumspring Stamps and I used some of My Mind’s Eye paper mountain for the paper piecing.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from a My Sentiments Exactly set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 20 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 20 was Waffle Flower Crafts. I was so shocked to discover that I don’t appear to have any Christmas sets from Waffle Flower – I’m sure I have and they are just hiding somewhere in my craft room! As I decided at the start of the challenge that I was going to use my festive stamps rather than repurpose my non-festive sets, I turned to my Ellen Hutson stamps for my take on Lindsey M-P’s cute stocking tag!

I enjoyed working with non-traditional colours so much yesterday, I turned to some more non-traditional colours again today!

I stamped and embossed the stocking before masking it off and smooshing some abandoned coral distress ink onto the background. When I removed the mask, some ink had bled through it, but I simply lifted it off using a bit of water. Once it was dry, I coloured the stocking using my Twinkling H2O paints before stamping a sentiment from the same Essentials by Ellen set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 19 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 19 was Technique Tuesday – they have some wonderful stamps and dies! I particularly love some of their sentiment sets and so I decided to use one of my favourite sentiments from an older TT set that I haven’t used for quite a while.

I loved Jill Dewey Hawkins’ pink/mint tag – so simple but effective and this is my take. It was fun to create with non-traditional colours!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Starbursts

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a beautiful autumn day here today so I spent a lot of it in the garden, raking up yet more leaves and preparing my garden for winter.

I only had a short time to craft and this is what I came up with! In fact, this card came together in record time for me! It’s my take on the current challenge sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

I used a Penny Black sentiment die and some Crealies dies that I bought from my local craft store. I was originally intending to cut the sentiment from silver glitter card but when I tried it out with the sample die cut that I keep in with my die (that happened to be cut from black card), I really liked the boldness of the black so I decided to go with that!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Silver snowflakes

Happy Saturday!

The colour combination for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge is one of my favourite festive combos – blues and silver.

I decided to use the heat embossed background technique that I first tried as part of Online Card Classes’ Merry Making class last month. This time, I created a base using some older Stampendous embossing powder and then stamped and embossed the beautiful Hero Arts snowflake background. I love this technique and still can’t believe how the powder from the stamped image just melts into the background to create a completely smooth base!

I wanted to add a die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, but it didn’t stand out very well against the background so I added a vellum oval – I love how you can still see those beautiful embossed snowflakes through it!  To finish off the card, I added some Lawn Fawn snowflakes.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – Happy Holidays.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Day 18 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

I was so pleased to see that the Day 18 sponsor was Avery Elle. Yay! One of my favourite companies! I loved Tracey’s die cut wreath and used her tag as my inspiration.

Whilst I have the wreath stamp set, I don’t have the dies so I ended up creating a circular tag. I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and stuck it to a brown base that I’d cut using a Spellbinders die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.