Month: November 2018

Day 22 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

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

The sponsor for Day 22 was Waffle Flower and the team had many colourful tags – such great inspiration. I decided to base my tag on Channin Pelletier’s fun tree tags.

I used my new Pretty Pink Posh Festive Tree dies again and got to work! I loved the soft aqua tree that Channin created and it looks like she either inked the edges in white or only coloured part of the tree. I reckon she did the former!

I actually coloured each layer of the tree using an Altenew Alcohol marker and then added a few Nuvo Jewel drops and a glitter star to complete my tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 21 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

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

The sponsor for Day 10 was Lawn Fawn. I love Lawn Fawn stamps, but tend to admire them from afar as I’m not really a cutesy crafter. I do have a few sweet critter sets though! I loved the clean design of Karin Akesdotter’s tag and used that for my inspiration,

I chose a cute bear from the Beary Happy Holidays set and coloured him using my Twinkling H2Os. I created a background with a couple of distress inks (Tumbled Glass and Broken China) and then applied some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Up Stuff for the snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 20 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

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

The sponsor for Day 20 was CAS-ual Fridays. I don’t have many of their stamps but when I saw that a lot of the DT had used a mistletoe set to create their tags, I immediately thought of my Avery Elle/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2017 Merry Mistletoe collaboration set. I decided to use Vicki Dutcher’s fabulous glitter tags as my inspiration.

I stamped and coloured the mistletoe using my Twinkling H2O paints and then fussy cut around the sprig. I added four strips of glitter card and stamped a sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Christmas Sparkle set to finish off my tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 19 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

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

The sponsor for Day 19 was Jillybean Soup. I do have some of their embellishments and stamps, but nothing suitable for a festive tag, so I decided to use Hero Arts stamps for my take on Lindsay M-P’s pretty tag.

I embossed the tree stamp from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2017 kit with some Stampendous glitter embossing powder that I’ve had forever! I then used the die to partially cut the tree and cut around the top of the tree by hand as the die cuts a hole at the top, which I didn’t want.

I lightly blended some distress ink over part of the tag base and the used a Sizzix embossing folder to create the background texture. I added some Stickles to the embossed snowflakes and a sentiment from Hero Arts to finish off my tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 18 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

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

The sponsor for Day 18 was Neat & Tangled. I absolutely loved how Miriam Pranter used felt for her tag and decided to give it a go. As I was thinking about my felt, I thought I would have to colour some white felt as I didn’t think I had a green felt…. then when I actually looked at my felt pile, I found an amazing green glitter felt that I reckon I bought about 10 years ago. Perfect! This is the reason why I find it so hard to part with my crafty stuff, people. Ultimately I will find a use for it!!

Like Miriam, I used the Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints dies for the tree and a couple of dies to create the background and base. The base is actually a lovely shade of dark purple, but I just couldn’t capture it on my camera!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Retro baubles

Hello everyone!

When I was in school, I used to buy those value packs of cards to give out to my classmates, but I never liked giving those ‘boring’ bauble cards.

Fast forward a few decades and I cannot stop buying bauble stamps and dies. There are just too many cute sets this year, don’t you think? This year, I may be sending out JUST bauble cards. All handmade of course… and not at all boring!

As soon as I saw the new Retro ornaments die set from Simply Graphic, I HAD to have them!

Today, I’m using them in my entry for the Color Throwdown challenge (red, aqua and silver) and the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I created my background panel with a new favourite find – Cosmic Shimmer Luna paste – it’s so sparkly and festive! The sentiment die is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.