Author: luciegcards

Primary Poinsettia

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry for two challenges –  this week’s Color Throwdown challenge, which has a combo of primary colours this week, and the sketch from the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

To ground my images a little, I started by the pretty Poppystamps Swirly Curl Border outline on my card base. Then I made three blended distress ink panels using ‘dirtier’ shades of the challenge colours (Stormy Sky, Fossilised Amber and Fired Brick) and then cut them with the poinsettia dies from the Spellbinders Christmas Blooms set. I also cut foliage from white glitter card and then adhered them all to my card. I added a few gems for poinsettia centres and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Along the edge with snowflakes twist

Hello everyone!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just an edge of your card. Our optional twist is ‘snowflakes’.

I always seem to use blues and purples with white when I make snowflake cards so I’ve changed it up today and have used kraft! All products are by Penny Black – I used the snowflake edger die from the Spirited die set (51-721) – the partial snowflakes on the edger die are replicated in full in the Dancing Snowflakes die (51-708), so I cut them out and added them on top using tiny bits of foam. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the When Snow Falls sentiment set (30-881) before adhering this to my kraft card base.

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, Jane, who has some sweet inspiration on her instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Winter arrangement

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products from the new Penny Black release called Hello Winter!

I lightly applied spun sugar distress ink to create a focal point and then die cut the two stems from the Frosted Greens die set (51-710). I coloured them with different shades of distress ink and then lifted any green ink from the berries using water. I adhered the stems to my card base and added a container cut from pearlescent silver card (container is from the Hanging Planters die set, 51-501). Finally I stamped a sentiment from the When Snow Falls stamp set (30-881)

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LucieG.

Pinecone Bundle

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I cut and coloured the Memory Box Smooth Pinecones and Antique Pine label dies. I snipped off the label section of the die so that I had two separate pine branches. I adhered a couple of patterned paper strips to my card base before arranging my die cuts on top. Finally I added a Mama Elephant sentiment and a few pearls.

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LucieG.

Snowflake medallion bauble

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous combo of white, gold and blue.

Last weekend, I rediscovered eBay and managed to snag a few great deals! I had been wanting the Hero Arts Snowflake Medallion die since I saw it last year and so I was very pleased to finally get hold of it! I had to use it straight away with this card – I cut some of my brand new Simon Says Stamp white glitter card, although it’s pretty difficult to photograph the shimmer. Anyway, I added it to a circle that I’d covered with Prize Ribbon/Chipped Sapphire distress oxide and added a glittery gold chain using a die from teh Hero Arts Joy Ornament. Finally I added a sentiment from Hunkydory/Moonstone.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.