Month: February 2019

Share your umbrella

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along on two challenges using an older wood-mounted stamp – ‘Walking in the Rain’ by Art Impresssions.

As time was pretty short this evening, I kept it very simple using the colour palette from this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge (coral red, blue, green and kraft). The Case This Sketch challenge sketch calls for a sentiment in the right corner under the image, but as my image has a text frame, I decided to add three nailheads instead.

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Lucie G

Amazing Mother

Hello everyone!

I am back with my second Crafts-U-Love DT card for February using the two Julie Hickey stamp sets that I received: Family Sentiments* and Floral Fusion*.

Today’s card took a long time to create mainly because I got inky and then had to do a ton of fussy cutting!

I decided that I wanted to create a flowery wreath for a Mother’s Day card. Well actually it can be an ‘Any Day’ mother’s card really! I started off by stamping the sentiment in the centre of my card base and then added a few stamped swirls from the Floral Fusion set.

Then I turned my attention to creating a base panel to use for the flower images.

First, I applied three shades of purple distress oxide ink repeatedly, drying each layer with my heat tool.

As I wanted a bit of shimmer, part way through the process, I added some Cosmic Shimmer ‘Silver Dream’ powder. Ordinarily, I would stop altering the background once I had added a metallic/shimmery powder, but I wanted a little more intensity from the purples so I continued to add more ink!





Eventually I stopped and stamped the smaller outline flower a number of times before fussy cutting them out and arranging them in a circle around the sentiment.


For the leaves, I stamped the larger solid flower image using two shades of regular distress ink and then cut completely around all the petals and slotted them between the flowers.


To finish off the card I added some Nuvo Glitter drops to the centres of each flower.

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Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for this DT assignment.


Cocktail celebration


I’m so delighted that I have finally caught up with the Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge! This is my colouring for Day 27! Yay!

I used the fun ‘Party Tiles’ image from Magenta and coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os and then added a sentiment from Reverse Confetti.

Really quick and simple CAS card, but I LOVED colouring in all those cute images!

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Spring Basket

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The theme over at the Allsorts challenge this week is ‘Spring Flowers and I immediately thought of my large ‘Birch Bouquet’ stamp from Stampendous. It’s another one of those big images that I hadn’t used, but I happily inked it up and stamped away! It also stamped beautifully!

Once I had coloured all the flowers, I cut around the image using a Penny Black die and layered it onto some coloured card stock – it’s actually lighter in real life than it appears here! Honest!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

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Seeing Purple

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I’m back with another card using a stamp from my wood-mounted collection. Today, I chose Penny Black’s ‘Portraits’ stamp and decided to play along with the photo challenge over at the Just Us Girls Blog.

I coloured the flowers in purple watercolour and added some details with my Twinkling H2Os. I dotted a ton of silver stickles over the flowers and adhered a glittery Waffle Flower die cut sentiment to finish off my card.

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Retro background

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current Time Out challenge where the theme is ‘retro’.

I had LOTS of ideas for this one, but as I’m using wood mounted stamps this month, I pulled out my old ‘Retro Background’ stamp from Woodware. I stamped it in teal Stazon and then coloured it with rust and grey Twinkling H2Os. Soooo shimmery!

I added a sentiment from a very old (and rather sticky!) clear set to finish off my card.

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