Month: January 2019

Bold Bright Star

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the current Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘starry night’. Now, I admit I was a little stumped when I first saw the theme as I don’t have many star stamps by Poppystamps and none that lend themselves well to a starry night scene. Then I read the blog post and the team is looking for projects with a star this month. Now, that I can do with my Poppystamps dies!

I used the Stitched Star Cutouts die to cut my base card and then I inlaid some pink and purple stars. I also added a few punched stars and an Open Studio/Memory Box stamped sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sincere thanks

Hi there everyone!

Today I have a card I made using an old Stamp-It kitty stamp from my wooden stamp collection and the sketch from the current Case This Sketch challenge.

I stamped the image and then coloured it in using my Twinkling H2Os. I then embossed the Clearly Besotted sentiment, cut it out with a Lawn Fawn die and folded the end to reflect the sketch. I rarely play around with my sentiments like that, but I really like the effect, must try it more often!

I then added a few gems as the finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You star!

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge today.

I started by creating an embossed panel using a square piece of card and an embossing folder.

I knew that I wanted to use my Avery Elle star frame for the focal point, but didn’t want the embossed background to be seen in the centre of the frame. So, I carefully cut and stuck a piece of vellum to the frame and the added a silver die cut star to the centre.

I then stamped a Hero Arts sentiment on a strip ofwhite card which I trimmed down to touch the edge of the frame rather than run behind the vellum. A bit tricky, but it turned out just as I’d hoped.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Birthday Blues

Hello everyone!

The colour palette over at this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge is blue, aqua and white. Perfect for wintery or watery scenes, right!

I spent a little while trying to creating a scene-based card, but ended up going with something a bit different! I used a polka dot background die from My Favorite Things to cut a couple of distress oxide backgrounds.

For my first card, I stuck the individual dots onto a white base card and added a Penny Black die cut sentiment to finish off the card.

I used the background panel from the aqua dots to create a super simple second card showcasing the same colour combo.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

LucieG.

Masked Birthday Blooms


Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we are challenging you to use up to a third of your CAS card. The rest of your card should be completely ‘clean’. The optional twist is ‘masking’. Our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays.

For my card, I use stamps from an older Simon Says Stamp set called ‘Oh Happy Day’. I stamped the large flower first, masked it off and then stamped the smaller flowers.

I then added masks to the smaller flowers before stamping the leaves. I removed the masks and coloured the flowers using my Twinkling H2Os.

To finish off my card, I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment and a few of my favourite Nuvo glitter drops.

My teammates have come up with some gorgeous inspiration over at the AAA Cards Challenge blog. We are also joined by our Guest Designer – the talented Julie who has some gorgeous cards over on her blog, Crafted by Jules.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hearts confetti

Hello friends!

As I was flicking through my dies the other day, I was a bit shocked about the number of heart dies I have! So I grabbed one to use straight away for another entry into the Time Out challenge which has the theme ‘loving’.

I chose the Poppystamps Heart Confetti College die as my focal point in a panel I cut using a wonky stitch rectangle. I then adhered the panel to a background I’d created when I was playing with various distress oxide inks.

I added a simple glittery sentiment using a couple of Avery Elle dies and finished off my card with some trusty Nuvo glitter drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.