Author: luciegcards

You have my heart

Hello again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge using Penny Black products.

First I stamped a jug from the Garden Fresh stamp set (30-816) on some gold cardstock and set it aside to dry for a while before cutting it out with the coordinating die (51-703). Next, I die cut a panel using a die from the Graceful Stackers set (51-658) and splattered some gold paint across it, after masking a small section that I planned to use for my sentiment. I then cut images using the Ardor die (51-097) and one from the Garden Greens set (51-67652). I coloured Ardor with some distress ink, and masked each heart to create that inked point in the branch.

Finally, I added a sentiment from the Warm My Heart stamp set (30-895) and arranged all my die cuts on the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Mailing Bunches of love

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Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches using a brand new Penny Black stamp set called Bunches of Love (30-890) and its coordinating die set (51-726).

To start with, I created an ink blended panel and lifted some ink using water. I coloured the beautiful envelope image with my Twinkling H2O paints and then cut round it with the coodinating die. I adhered the image over the panel and then added the sentiment from the stamp set and a few small sequins to complete my card.

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LucieG.

January 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

Yes, it does feel rather early to be making Christmas cards, but I couldn’t resist playing along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’ and the CAS Christmas challenge today. I still haven’t put away some of the Christmas dies that I didn’t get round to using last Christmas, including this gorgeous Bottlebrush Tree dies by Spellbinders. I used it during Christmas in July, but it was sadly neglected later in the year!

The die set includes two spindly trees and my card came together really quickly once I decided to alter the size of the trees! I simply snipped off some branches and cut a thinner trunk to create those smaller trees!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

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LucieG.

Maison Jars collection

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Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge and the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using Penny Black products.

First I smooshed some yellow ink onto my card base and then cut images using the Frosted Greens set (51-710), Daisy Delight (51-676) and the Autumn Decor set (51-653). I coloured them with distress inks and added detail with coloured pencil. As I was arranging the images, I felt that the background needed a little something extra so I added a couple of round frames from the Framed die set (51-622).

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from the Ever Thanks stamp set (30-813)

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LucieG.

Etched Flower Buds

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Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is die cutting.

It’s been a while since I played with Simon Says Stamp products but I haven’t yet had a chance to play with some SSS dies that I bought in their Thanksgiving sale and I thought they’d be perfect for the soft colour combo. I cut the Etched Flower Buds die together with the leaves from the Etched Meadow Flower die set and coloured them with distress ink. I stencilled some Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste onto my card base and added the flowers once it had dried. Finally I added a sentiment from the Messages For Everyday set.

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LucieG.

Neighbourhood Houses

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Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. When I first saw the sketch, I thought about using hearts or butterflies but then yesterday my new Dies to Die For order arrived and I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to use my brand new My Neighborhood die set from My Favorite Things.

I coloured the images with distress ink and added Clearly Besotted sentiment. I thought it was finished, but when I was photographing the card, it felt a little bare so I added a few die cut hearts and sequins. Maybe a few too many? I’m not too sure… what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.