Month: May 2020

Grateful die cuts

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge !

Isn’t it a fun sketch? I paired some Simply Graphic dies with a few sentiments by My Favorite Things for my take. Can you believe that I actually used a ‘clear up’ background that I created when clearing up leftover ink after getting inky last week! Love how I was able to get die cuts with differing colours!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Winged Things

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with another challenge by a favourite company, Poppystamps.

The theme for the May Poppystamps Challenge is ‘winged things’, so I went through all my butterfly dies before finally settling on the Emelia Butterfly trio set. I cut the butterflies from an ink blended panel I created a few weeks ago and added them to a card base I created from another inked background panel and a background die from Frantic Stamper. I added a sentiment by Clearly Besotted to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Daisy, Daisy

Hi Everyone!

I’m on a bit of a cardmaking roll at the moment so I just had to enter challenges run by one of my favourite companies, Memory Box.

The theme for the May Outside the Box Challenge is ‘flowers’. Easy I thought to myself… until I discovered that I don’t actually have a lot of floral Memory Box dies…. tons of Poppystamps flower dies, but far fewer Memory Box! Anyway, I do have the Daisy Silhouette dies and seeing as I’ve just spent the last month battling daisies in my lawn, I thought they would be perfect for my entry.

I blended some Distress Oxides (Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone) and then lightly stencilled a brick background. I cut and coloured the daisies before adhering them to my base card and then added a sentiment from a Memory Box/Open Studio set. THEN I decided to add some ink splatters….. I was able to cover up the daisy heads and sentiments to add the green splatters. Ideally I would have added some splatters up the wall as well, but I didn’t want to risk getting ink on the flower heads so decided my green splatters were good enough!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Sixth Birthday

Hi there!

We are celebrating over at AAA Cards as our little challenge is six years old!¬† We’d love for you to join in and celebrate with us by creating a CAS birthday card. We haven’t got sponsors and a blog hop this year, but you could win a ¬£20 gift card to a store of your choice!

For my birthday card, I pulled out my Simply Graphic dies and some panels I created with distress oxide inks and got to work! I’m also playing along with the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – they have a fabulous colour combo this week.

The vase die is by My Favorite Things and the sentiment is by Memory Box.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Sofie who has some lovely cards on her Instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Find Your Happy

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge plus the Time Out Challenge where the theme is ‘free’!

I immediately thought of the ‘Beautiful You’ set from Stampin Up! for the Time Out Challenge. This image just screams freedom to me! I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a Basic Grey panel which I had cut using a My Favorite Things die. To complete my take, I added a sentiment from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yellow Leaves

Happy Friyay Everyone!

I took today off and just did fun stuff! Of course that meant spending time in my craft room. I decided to play along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (yellow, grey and white).

I used a Taylored Expressions masking stencil with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink to create a soft panel in the centre of my card. I then used a Simply Graphic die to cut a ink panel I made some time ago and adhered it to my base card. To complete my card, I added a Memory Box sentiment and a few glittery butterflies by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.