Autumn

This category includes autumn events – Halloween and Thanksgiving

Monster Boo!

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I played along with a Case This Sketch challenge and so I decided to hop back into the challenge this week!

I used the brand new Whittle Monsters by Poppystamps. You see that little green monster? He is the whole reason I bought this die set! The set contains a cat as well, but I felt a ghost would be better in my scene here so I added one from my Whittle Ghost set. I created the background using distress oxide inks and a Hero Arts background stamp spritzed with water and the wooded frame is by Memory Box.

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LucieG.

Merry Everything baubles

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Happy Saturday from a wet and windy London! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

When I saw the sketch, I thought of so many possibilities for those five columns! In the end I opted for a festive theme, but I really must remember to use this sketch again one day and put those other ideas to use!

I used three baubles from a wonderful Simply Graphic retro ornament set that I got a few years ago. I decided to use some of my 6×6 patterned paper mountain – the wood planks background is by My Mind’s Eye and I think the other papers are by Basic Grey. Once I die cut the ornaments I ‘strung’ them with an older Memory Box die and then added a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my take on the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bright Autumn Leaves

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I started with one of my favourite stamps for this time of year – the Hero Arts/Basic Grey collaboration from 2015 – Graphic Leaves Background. Oh how I miss Basic Grey!

Anyway, I applied my newest Distress Oxide inks (Speckled Egg and Crackling Campfire) and Fossilised Amber and trimmed down the panel. I added some Basic Grey paper to my card base before adhering the panel. I then added a Hero Arts sentiment and the Concord & 9th Layering Leaves dies. To complete my card, I adhered three Studio Katia iridescent bubbles – love that bling!

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LucieG.

Woodland Pumpkin

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is orange, kraft and black – perfect for this time of year!

So with orange in the combo, I just HAD to include a pumpkin in my card! I chose a stamp from my new Penny Black Hello Pumpkin set and blended some distress inks to quickly colour the pumpkin. I then lifted some ink with water and added some orange and kraft paint in places.

I chose a piece of distressed black paper as my base and adhered the Simon Says Stamp Woodland Rectangular Frame which I had cut twice to extend (the join is hidden by the pumpkin). I heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment and then adhered the pumpkin and some die cut swirls to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Autumn Monterey Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I cut my card base using he cool Modern Circle Cutout from Simon Says Stamp. I bought this as a real bargain a year or so ago and I’m so happy to be using it at last. I adhered a piece of Basic Grey paper behind the die cut. I then coloured the beautiful Poppystamps Monterey Vine die using regular distress inks and adhered it to my card. Finally I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take.

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LucieG.

Happy Fall die cuts

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

So many different products/brand on this little card! I used the Penny Black Leaf Pattern background die for the large panel. I also wanted to use an old Simon Says Stamp die (Berkshire Leaf) for the strip on the sketch, but I felt it didn’t work with the intricate die cut panel… so I adhered it to a strip of the same coloured paper – I like how it turned out! I added a few Simply Graphic die cuts and a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.