Month: November 2017

A Trio of Trees

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

I’ve been making Christmas cards for a while now, but with a heavy frost over the past couple of nights, it’s definitely feeling more wintery here – perfect for staying in and creating! For my card I used a gorgeous scribble tree die by Simply Graphic which I cut from three different colours of glitter paper. I stuck these to my base card and then added a Penny Black sentiment – I quite like the contrast between the modern tree and more traditional font of the sentiment… what do you think?

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Cathy from Cathy’s Card Spot. 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.

Day 25 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

WOO-HOO! I made it to Day 25 of Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, people! My Christmas Eve should be much calmer this year as I won’t be rushing to finish my tags! Mind you, I’ll probably be rushing to finish something else instead though!

The sponsor for Day 25 was Pink & Main. There was so much inspiration from the DT – so many beautiful tags! Pamela Peese’s tag really stood out to me and so I just HAD to CASE it, using regular distress ink and stamps from Create a Smile and Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Sending Christmas Cheer

Happy Saturday everyone!

I thought that the My Monthly Hero kit this month was fabulous! I particularly loved the stamp set and knew I wanted NEEDED it! Anyway, the parcel landed on my doorstep this week and today was the first chance I had to play with it!

I embossed the tree with a gorgeous teal glitter embossing powder that I received from a friend today. Just look at that sparkle! I cut it out with one of the matching dies in the kit and then attached a smaller sentiment tag which I had made using an older Hero Arts stamp and a Spellbinders die. I was pretty chuffed to see that some old ribbon that I had bought in Michaels years ago matched the colour of the embossing powder perfectly!

I spent a little while trying to figure out the background. I knew it needed a little ‘something’ but I also wanted to keep the card quite CAS. I tried a dry embossed background but that seemed a little ‘heavy’ so in the end, I applied some glitter paste through a stencil – really love how much this card sparkles!

I’m entering this into the current Casology challenge which has the cue word of ‘cheer’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 24 – 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 24 was Right at Home. There was more great inspiration in the gallery and I particularly loved the tag that Tracey created for this day! As I don’t have many Right at Home products, I used a die from Impress Cards and stamp from Simon Says Stamp for my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my lovely American friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

We don’t have a thanksgiving celebration here in the UK, so I rarely use thanksgiving sentiment stamps  – it seemed appropriate to do so today!

I paired an older Hero Arts sentiment with a Concord & 9th die for this card which is NOTHING like the design I had originally thought of! For one thing, that original design had yellow texture paste on a white background!! But when I accidently dropped my die cuts on some brown card stock, I love how it made the colour pop so I rethought my whole design! This card came together so quickly after that!

I’m going to enter this into the current Color Throwdown challenge which has a wonderful autumnal palette this week – yellow, orange, red and brow.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 23 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

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

Pretty Pink Posh was the sponsor for Day 23. Such fabulous inspiration from the DT too! Unfortunately, I don’t have any PPP stamps as I haven’t found a UK supplier, but I do have A LOT of PPP sequins so I knew I wanted to do a shaker tag. I was inspired by the cute purple tags that Amy Yang created.

For my take, I used the stamps and dies from the Hero Arts’ November My Monthly Hero kit and distress inks to create the tag. The sequins are from PPP’s beautiful Winter Sparkle mix.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.