Author: luciegcards

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 24

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 24 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I saw this sketch as I knew it would be perfect for showcasing some of my rather extensive collection of snowflake dies. I masked off a central band and lightly blended distress inks, inadvertently using a very similar colour palette to a card I made for the challenge last week! It’s weird how the subconscious works sometimes isn’t it?!

The larger snowflake dies are by Simon Says Stamp and I chose a smaller snowflake from a My Favorite Things set. The sentiment is a combination of dies from Hunkydory Moonstone and Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 23

Happy Friyay everyone!

Welcome to Day 23 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the Global Design Project – you know what that means! ANOTHER festive card in non-traditional colours!

Last year, I bought the Concord & 9th Take a Bough Trimmings dies. I don’t have/want the Take a Bow set, but I could see so many uses for the Trimmings set. I really wanted to use the garland as a background layer but of course I just didn’t get round to using it in that way before Christmas. Today was the day that I used that garland! I paired it with Christmas trees by Newton’s Nook and Marianne Designs which I cut from some inky backgrounds I had on hand. To complete this card, I added a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 22

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 22 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a palette of aqua, blue, green and kraft – so yes, that means another Christmas card with a non-traditional colour combo!

I bought the Poppystamps Bright Holly Tall Curved Border last year but despite cutting it out a few times, I don’t think I ever actually used it on a card! But today, I finally got it onto a card! Twice! I coloured the die cuts with distress inks, adhered it to an ink-blended base and added a bold Avery Elle sentiment.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 21

Hello again everyone!

Welcome to Day 21 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge using some Penny Black products.

I actually decided to CASE a card I made a few years ago! I used distress inks to colour the Holly and Berry Branch die (51-404) and added a few Nuvo drops to the berries. Next I cut a square from an ink blended background using the Snowflake Stitch Frames (51-375) and adhered it to my card base before adding the holly branch. to finish, I added a few die cut snowflakes (Snow Family Cut Out 51-395) and a sentiment (Holiday Snippets 30-307).

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 20

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 20 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge which has a theme of ‘pinecones’ and the Double Trouble Papercrafting challenge where the theme is Christmas in July with an optional Twist to add a bow.

I don’t have many pinecones, and certainly nothing big enough to act as a focal point on its own but I saw that a lot of the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge team paired pinecones with foliage so I inked up my very old Hero Arts Pinecone Wreath stamp! I added a sentiment (also by Hero Arts) and a bow cut using a Simon Says Stamp die. To complete my take, I added a few Nuvo drops.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 19

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 19 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of geometric.

I decided to use the Ellen Hutson Geo Tree – hard to believe that this was released almost five years ago! Time flies! I paired it with an Altenew frame die and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

I then spent far too long working out where to put my sentiment and then how to adorn said sentiment! In the end, I chose a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration, a Sizzix bow and some ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.