Christmas in July 2020 – Day 13

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 13 of Christmas in July 2020!

Today was super busy and I didn’t have much time to craft. I pulled out the wonderful Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Reindeer and paired it with a background I created some time ago using Ken Oliver Color Bursts – they really shimmer in real life! I added a small sentiment by Mama Elephant to complete my CAS card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 12

 

Happy Sunday all!

Welcome to Day 12 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. This week’s colour palette (orange, green, burgundy and pink) didn’t scream ‘festive’ at me like last week but I realised that I could make it work with some of my newest Simply Graphic dies! I decided to just colour the leaves and berries with distress ink – I quite like how it turned out!

I usually apply the ‘rule of three’ when adding stems to my vases but I couldn’t find any that worked here, but luckily I don’t think it feels to unbalanced, do you?

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant and a few sequins!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 11

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 11 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge – they have such a cool sketch this week, I really had to think about how I would interpret it!

In the end, I heat embossed the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Leaves and Berries background stamp and masked off two triangles before applying Distress Oxide Antique Linen. I used water to lift some of the ink from the leaves and berries and then added a die cut sentiment, also by Simon Says Stamp, to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 10

Happy Friyay everyone!

Welcome to Day 10 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘glim and glam – make it sparkle’. Perfect for Christmas in July!

I dipped into my Poppystamps festive die collection and used the Winterflake Frame and Whittle Snowman and Whittle Trees dies. I embossed the background with a Taylored Expressions folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 9

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 9 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge where the theme is ‘framed’.

I bought this beautiful Memory Box Pine Tree Frame die last year but didn’t have time to use it, so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.

I coloured the trees using Speckled Egg distress oxide ink – this colour really seemed to get greener as it dried! I adhered the coloured layer to two other die cuts to give it a bit of depth before adhering it to a panel I created from Distress Oxide inks some time ago.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 8

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Welcome to Day 8 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches where the colour palette is – green, grape and blue! I wanted to create a card showcasing my gorgeous new snowflake die from Simply Graphic – so I kept this super simple!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant – their sentiment sets are turning into my go-to set for this Christmas in July!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.