Month: March 2019

Whittle Rabbit

Happy Saturday!

I love the Poppystamps ‘whittle’ series – super cute dies with a really good price point! So I was so pleased when I saw the latest spring/Easter release when I was at Simon Says Create last weekend.

The Whittle Rabbit went into my basket straight away… along with a few other dies of course!

For today’s card, I paired the rabbit with the new Tulip Collage die from Simon Says Stamp and also added a grass die cut from Lawn Fawn and a butterfly die also from SSS.

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (red, yellow, light green and white), the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (cute) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (spring).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Deco Diamonds

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the fabulous Deco Diamonds background stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

I embossed the image using gold embossing powder and then added some Ken Oliver Color Bursts and Nuvo shimmer powder. I left it to dry naturally as I didn’t want to ‘over cook’ my gold embossing. I was very pleased when I saw how sparkly it turned out!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment and star die cuts, all by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Welcome Spring

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have a very straightforward challenge!!

We’d like you to use just one image only (if you want to add a sentiment, that is fine too). The optional twist is ‘spring’ and our sponsor is Craftyscrappers.

I was placing an order with The Ton recently and I was aghast to realise that I had never used the gorgeous cherry blossom stamp set that I bought from them a couple of years ago. So, as soon as I saw the optional twist, I knew I had to use it!

I stamped and coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Aleksa who has a beautiful Instagram feed.

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Well Wishes

Happy Saturday!

So, I had only intended to buy a background stamp and a background die from the new Hero Arts release… until I saw the beautiful card that Janette Kausen created with the Agapanthus set! I knew I had to have it!

I’m so glad I snapped it up! It is gorgeous in real life – very versatile!

I decided to create a simple get well soon card with one of the larger images and a sentiment from the set. I coloured the flowers using my Twinkling H2Os and added a few drops of silver stickles to the ends of the stemen.

I stamped the sentiment in wilted violet distress oxide and added some purple Nuvo glitter drops…. but it didn’t feel ‘enough’. I felt the card needed a bit more purple! So I blended some more wilted violet distress oxide on both sides of a base card, trimmed down my panel and adhered it to my base card! Et voila! A little more purple which doesn’t detract from the main image!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You are amazing

Hello everyone!

I am back with my first Crafts-U-Love DT card for March! I always love receiving my DT package as it’s fun to see what the team has picked for me to play with! This month I received the Spectacular Birthday stamps from My Favorite Things* and the Tea Party ink cube set from Lawn Fawn*. I don’t have many Lawn Fawn inks, so I was really looking forward to trying those out!

I must confess that I had to put my thinking cap on as soon as I saw the stamp set – I don’t really do cutesy and I have never been to a circus, so I knew I needed to think of another way of using the sweet images!

As you can see, for my first card this month, I decided to use the little bear as an accent on a Thank You card. I fussy cut the stamped image and coloured him in using watercolours. Then I cut some white glitter cardstock using a Creative Expressions die which I stacked on two layers of regular cardstock to add some depth to the die cut.

I then softly blended three colours from the Lawn Fawn inks set. They blend beautifully! I used a mini blending tool and a very light hand to build intensity slowly.

I stamped the supporting sentiment (also from the set) and then adhered the die cut sentiment and some stars that I had cut from the glitter card. Finally I adhered the little bear using sticky fixers.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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

 

Happy Birthday Flower Frame

Hello friends!

I loved the challenge colour combo that I used for last Sunday’s card that I decided to use all the little negative pieces to create a birthday card for a friend who loves sparkles!

I used some white glitter card to cut the fabulous Outline Floral Frame from Simon Says Stamp and got to work inserting all the little pieces. I rescued all of them apart from one leaf! Very annoying,  but as I didn’t have much time, I planned to insert a white glitter leaf instead.

Can you spot it? No?

Well that’s because just as I was clearing up I found the missing leaf! Yay!

I added a bold sentiment from Penny Black and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off the card.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – feminine/girly.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.