Month: July 2019

Christmas in July – Day 26

Happy Friyay Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 26 and today I got to play with a stamp set that I purchased last Christmas but never played with – the Festive Flamingo set from My Favorite Things. I wanted to enter the current Christmas Card Throwdown challenge this week – the theme is ‘non-traditional image’ and I thought a flamingo would fit the bill!

I decided to use the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge so used an Echo Park stencil to ground the image. Now that I’m looking at my card on screen, I wonder if I should have chosen yellow rather than blue – to represent the sun’s rays! That would make it even less traditional! Ah well, next time!

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LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 25

Hi Everyone

Day 25 of Christmas in July and I’m die cutting again today! Today I used an older Memory Box die, Gabriella Border, from 2013, with the sketch from the current Case This Sketch Challenge – which nearly had me stumped by the way!

The embossing folder is by Taylored Expressions and the word die is from an older set by Simon Says Stamp. I

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LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 24

Hi Everyone

Day 24 of Christmas in July and I inked up another wood-mounted stamp today – the gorgeous Sparkle Snowflake by Impress Cards and Crafts. I stamped the snowflakes in Distress Oxide inks and then added some Nuvo Glitter drops. The stamped sentiment is by Penny Black.

I’m entering this into the current CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is snowflake.

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LucieG.

 

Christmas in July – Day 23

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 23 and I’ve been playing with my Hero Arts supplies again today.

I used a sketch from another a new-to-me challenge, the Inspire Create Challenges. I decided to case a card I’d made last year, inspired by Yana Smakula. I heat embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Lights background and coloured it with my Prismacolour pencils before applying a layer of Nuvo Crystal drops on top. I die cut a circle from a piece of black card and adhered it onto my coloured image using foam tape. To finish off my card, I added a Hero Arts die cut and an embossed word from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is Christmas in July.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 22

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 22 and today I’m playing along with another new-to-me challenge, the Fusion Card challenge. I decided to use both parts of the challenge as I loved the sketch and I also really enjoy making my Christmas in July cards with non-traditional colours.

I used one of my oldest Simon Says Stamp dies, the Mod Christmas Tree as my focal point and after adhering it to a die-cut oval, I covered it with a generous amount of Nuvo glitter drops! I added a strip of patterned paper to my card base before adhering the tree/oval.

Finally I stamped a sentiment by Penny Black.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 21

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 21 and I have stepped away from the die cutting… well almost! An embossed image is the focal point today, but I have lots of die cut elements!

I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge, the Global Design Project, which has a fun sketch this week. I embossed a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts and adhered it to a card base that I’d covered with some older paper from My Mind’s Eye. To finish off my card, I added some glittery poinsettia cut using the Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade die.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is Christmas in July.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.