Month: September 2017

A bouquet of thoughts

Hi everyone!

Today’s is the last day of the current Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge. It’s such a fun challenge and I’m so grateful that the sweet Kathy Racoosin does this for our community!

I stamped a wonderful floral image by Stampendous and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os. I stuck it to a card base and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment, some stickles and a few sequins to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – ‘anything goes’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hugs and Kisses

Hi everyone!

There’s a great sketch over at the Less is More challenge blog this week – and here is my take.

This was a super quick card to make using Altenew heart stamps and Distress Oxide inks. Love how they stamp so nicely!

To finish off the card, I added an Altenew sentiment which I had embossed onto a strip of vellum and some nailheads.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Striped birthday

Hi everyone!

There’s another eye-catching sketch for this week’s Case This Sketch challenge. For my CAS take, I used some double-sided tape and gilding flakes to create the silver strip and then added a few strips of coloured cardstock either side. The Happy Birthday strip was cut using a @lilinkerdesigns die. I added a few silver nailheads to finish off the card. Super quick and simple!

I’m also going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – add metal.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn smile

Hi everyone!

I love the autumn colours for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge – purple, orange, yellow and green and used the same distress inks as the challenge host, the talented Amy Rysavy. I wanted to created a sponge blended background, with limited brown – always a challenge with this palette! I sponged really lightly to maintain the colours – it looks like I used completely different inks to Amy, doesn’t it?!

I wanted to add some shimmer to my coloured panel so I added just one spritz of distress mica spray. I love the effect you get from just one spray. So difficult to stop at just one though!!

Anyway, I used the fabulous striped leaf die from Altenew and some kraft cardstock to create the inlaid die-cut background and added the embossed Altenew sentiment. But I didn’t feel the card was completely finished. Then I saw the theme for Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – add metal. So I dusted down my neglected box of brads, added a few and called the card done!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Spotlight on you

Hi there!

The theme for this month’s Seven Hills Crafts challenge is ‘spotlight it’ and here is my entry. Honestly, I had all month to come up with something and I only just made it before the challenge deadline!

Anyway, for my card, I used two products from Seven Hills Crafts – a stencil from Echo Park and a sentiment from Winnie & Walter. I masked off the heart as I was stencilling with grey shades of distress ink and then used the reverse of the mask when it was time to add the colour to the heart.

To finish off the card, I added the sentiment and a few clear sequins. A super simple card, but the technique is so effective, don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Advice from a Pumpkin

Hi there!

I LOVE using pumpkins in my autumn cards and over the years, I’ve collected all sorts of pumpkins – dies, stamps, stencils, papers, stickers…. everything really! They remind me of the fabulous displays I see in the US at this time of year. So much fun!

Anyway, it looks like I’ve tried to cram in as much of my collection as possible on this card, doesn’t it (believe me, I have MUCH more!!).

I started with the background and used some Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste and a Carta Bella Stencil – love how sparkly it is. I used a Carta Bella embossing folder on white card and then stamped a wonderful Riley and Co sentiment using the gorgeous Delicata brown shimmer ink. Such a cute sentiment stamp!!

To finish off the cars, I added a few Memory Box pumpkins that I’d coloured using my Twinkling H2Os.

I’m entering this into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – shimmer and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.