Month: July 2017

You are radiant and lovely

Hi everyone!

How fabulous are the Concord and 9th turnabout stamps?! I used the sunshine turnabout stamp for this card. Love how easy it is to create sun rays with this! Anyway, I finished it off with some little hearts and a word cut from glitter paper – love the sparkle!

I’m entering this into two challenges – the Time Out Challenge and the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge – embossing!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seeing Stars

Hi Everyone!

Well, I don’t know what’s happened to summer! It’s very autumnal here today, which made taking a photo of today’s card quite challenging!

Anyway, here it is! I used a stamp and die set from My Favourite Things to create the main image and then added a sentiment using a combination of stamps and alphabet dies from Altenew. The letters are actually cut from glitter paper, but I just couldn’t capture the shimmer in a photo today.

I’m entering this card into two challenges – Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (seeing stars) and the My Favorite Things Colour Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow Ball Wreath

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘rainbow’ and Stamplorations is our sponsor.

For my card, I used the brand-new Ball Wreath from Poppystamps and inlaid pieces cut from card I had coloured with distress ink. That took quite a while, I must say! Anyway, I added a sentiment from a set by Simon Says Stamp/Darkroom Door Stamps and resisted the urge to add any bling!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Chrissie from Simply One of a Kind. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Yellow rose

Hi everyone!

There’s another cute sketch over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week and I decided to use my Altenew Bamboo Rose set for my take.

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a die cut – which I had embossed using one of my favourite Taylored Expressions embossing folders.

To finish the card, I added a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

I’m also entering this card into the current Color Throwdown challenge – green, yellow, red and aqua.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Diamonds are created under pressure

Hi There!

For today’s card, I used Krumspring’s ‘Shine bright like a Diamond’ set. I really like that phrase and was planning to use it, until I saw another sentiment on the set: ‘Diamonds are created under pressure’. Isn’t that wonderful to use on an encouragement card?

As the font is pretty small, I added a section of the larger phrase to create my sentiment strip.

I stamped the diamonds onto some holographic cardstock. I LOVE how they change colour in the differing light – just like real gems!

Anyway, I’m entering this card in the current Casology challenge – ‘diamond’.

Thanks for stopping by – and Happy Friyay!

LucieG.

Be Safe. Eat Cake.

Hi Everyone!

For today’s card, I used a new Riley’s & Company sentiment – which I HAD to have as soon as I saw it! I have a lot of cake stamps so I have a feeling this will be appearing on quite a few cards!

I used an older stamp/die set from Simon Says Stamp which I coloured using my Twinkling H2Os. The background was created using some controlled ink smooshing!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.