Month: December 2018

Snowflake circles

Happy Christmas Saturday!

I’ve had fun playing with my new Gemini Junior which my lovely mum and dad gave me for my birthday.

I used it to cut some of my intricate background dies – and it cut them so beautifully!

I turned this Poppystamps snowflake background die into a quick Christmas card by sticking it to grey base card and adding a glittery sentiment by Savvy Stamps.

To finish the card off, I added a few Nuvo glitter drops.

I’m entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘Merry and Bright’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Non-traditional tree

Happy Christmas Friday!

I loved how Lindsey from the Pretty Pink Posh DT used glitter card for her Pretty Pink Posh tree last month and decided to see what a white tree would look like! It’s so sparkly in real life!

I paired my tree with a My Favorite Things festive script background in non-traditional colours of distress oxide (dried marigold and vintage photo)!

I almost didn’t share this card here as the talented Erica from CaCaCraft just shared a lovely card using the same stamp and die… I decided to in the end as they look quite different! Plus I suspect we’re not the only 2 crafters to combine these gorgeous supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Sparkle and Shine

Hi everyone!

I’m popping in with a super quick card that I made for the current Memory Box challenge – Holiday Sparkle and Shine.

I chose two Memory Box dies that I bought at Alexandra Palace in September – the older Alpine Snowflake die plus a 2018 sentiment die – the Merry Christmas Cheshire Script die.

All my Christmas cards are made, written and sent but I think I may well be using these designs for some mass-produced cards next year!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Advice from Mr Frosty

Hi everyone!

I just LOVE the My Favorite Things Frosty Friends stamp set! Today, I’ve paired my favourite snowman from the set with the fabulous Snowman’s Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and a super Avery Elle background die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Merry Christmas die cutting

Hello Everyone!

While we aren’t sharing any DT creations over at the Crafts-u-Love Facebook page this month, I did receive a DT package which included the fabulous Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas dies. I have actually had my own set of dies in my stash for AGES and this was the impetus I needed to actually use them! So I got to work using the festive palette from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (red, green, white and kraft).

The holly is cut from an old background that I created with distress oxide inks a while back and I added some red Nuvo glitter drops for the berries.

To finish off the card, I used an older Tim Holtz sentiment die (Retro Merry Christmas). And yes, I left the dot of the ‘i’ off ON PURPOSE! Honest! It’s quite a large dot and I just didn’t like the look of it next to the ‘Merry’!

Now, as I mentioned, I already have the Mixed Media Christmas die set so I am going to give away the new set that Crafts-U-Love sent me. Just head over to my Instagram account to find out more!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

 

 

Snowflakes all around

Hello Everyone!

So my Christmas cards are all written/sent, but that doesn’t mean my festive supplies are getting put away just yet! Here’s the card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The DT call is still ongoing, so I’m throwing my hat into the ring with this one as well and keeping my fingers crossed!

I used a great 3D embossing folder from Crafter’s Companions – Sparling Snowflake – to create my centre panel. I love how this folder embosses snowflakes with differing depths. Quite unique I think! I haven’t got any other folders like this! Some snowflakes are really raised but others are very subtle. So clever!

Anyway, I added the Alicia snowflake die cut by Simon Says Stamp and stamped a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

To finish off the card, I added a few Nuvo glitter drops.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.