Much Love to you

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry into a new-to-me challenge, Sunday Stamps.

I used stamps and dies by Penny Black – the stamped images are from the fabulous new Garden Fresh stamp set (30-816) – I used the coordinating dies (51-703) to cut them out. There isn’t a coordinating die for the mason jar image, but it’s super easy to fussy cut. I coloured the images using my Twinkling H2O paints.

For the background panel, I cut the Geometric Circles die (51-644) twice and adhered sections together to create a longer die cut. I hid the join behind the little bench from the Autumn Decor die set (51-653). In fact, I actually reduced the width of the bench by trimming out a middle section – the join is hidden behind the mason jar image!

Finally I added a sentiment from the Ever Thanks set (30-813).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly cookie inspiration

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m using some brand new Birch Press Design dies that landed on my door mat yesterday. Look at that beautiful Eloquent Butterfly layering die! Isn’t it fabulous? I already have a layering butterfly die but I couldn’t resist adding another one to my collection!

I used the inspiration photo from the June If you give a crafter a cookie challenge. I loved the colour combo and designs! I paired the butterfly with a stem from the beautiful Sugar Pea Designs Botanical Branches die set

The background is also by Birch Press Deisgn – the Pinpoint Radial Plate.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Little Foliage Circle in Purple

Hi there!

I was struck down with a migraine over the weekend so I haven’t been able to play in all the challenges that I wanted to enter this week. Luckily I was able to squeeze in a bit of crafty time this evening to play along with the beautiful colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I haven’t been able to find a UK supplier for Paper Rose dies, which is so disappointing as they are gorgeous! I managed to pop this fabulous Little Foliage Circle die in my last Simon Says Stamp order a few months ago and today I finally got round to using it. I coloured the die cut with my Twinkling H2Os and layered it onto piece of coloured cardstock – this is much lighter in real life but I can’t quite get the true colour to show up properly in my photo.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vases silhouettes

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve been waiting for the Altenew Spring Mantle Decor set to reach the UK since it was released in mid April. I snapped it up as soon as Seven Hills Crafts got it into their store over the bank holiday!

I carefully blended Salvaged Patina and Picked Raspberry distress oxide inks to create the background. In addition to the foliage from the new die set, I added part of a branch from the Berries and Branches die set. The sentiment is also by Altenew.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello grazing deer

Hi there!

I just discovered the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge and was totally inspired by this week’s sketch!

I knew I wanted to use the fabulous new Penny Black Grazing Fawn die (51-672) as my focal point so I did tinker with the sketch a bit… The circle frame dies are from Penny Black’s Framed die set (51-622) and I also added a sentiment from the Hello Deer mini stamp set (30-766).

I coloured the fawn image with distress inks and used a detail blending tool to get that texture on the trees!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Lots of love and greenery

Happy  Friyay everyone!

I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS on Friday challenge blog today. The challenge this time is one colour – green.

For my take, I used products from Penny Black’s Delight collection and lots of regular distress ink. I coloured the three dies cuts from the Garden Greens (51-652) set using differnt shades of green and then adhered them to my card base before adding a jug from the coordinating Garden Fresh die set (51-703). Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Delectable stamp set (30-810).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.