Autumn

This category includes autumn events – Halloween and Thanksgiving

Fall Mason Jars

Hi again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous  autumnal combo of orange, kraft and brown.

To start, I adhered a frame from Penny Black’s Framed die set (51-622) and then cut images from the wonderful Autumn Decor set (51-653) which I coloured with distress inks and distress oxides. I decided I wanted to have larger stem as a focal point so I added an image from the Garden Greens set (51-652).  Finally I added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling set (30-863).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumnal Monterey Vine

Hi everyone!

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

Following the sketch, I blended a strip using Salvaged Patina distress ink, making sure I blended more heavily at the bottom of my card so that there would be a subtle ombre effect. I embossed a panel using the Spellbinders Falling Leaves embossing folder and 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner with Boo twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘boo’!

I didn’t have much crafty time ahead of our submission deadline this week so pulled together a very quick CAS card using a purple cardbase, a smidge of white ink, a fun Sizzix ghost die and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

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, Helen, who has lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Beyond Grateful

Hi again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  which has a fabulous  combo of turquoise, kraft, brown and white and I’m using the sketch from the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.

I created three panels for each of the colours using my distress oxide inks and cut them with Penny Black’s Leaf Patter background die (51-432) I applied a piece of thin card to the pack of the turquoise panel and inlaid leaves from the kraft and brown panels. I wanted to add another colour and so I used the die a fourth time to cut some shimmery cream card and inlaid the smallest leaves into the turquoise panel. Unfortunately, you can’t see the slight shimmer in my photos. I cut the panel in the shape from the sketch challenged and adhered it to my card base.  Finally I added a sentiment from Penny Black’s Ever Thanks set (30-813).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stitched Pumpkin Trio

Happy Saturday everyone!

First up  today is my entry for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Following the sketch, I created the central panel on my card using my rather dry Nuvo glitter paste and an Echo Park Paper stencil. While that was drying, I pulled out my Memory Box Stitched Pumpkin dies which I haven’t used for a while. I coloured them with distress inks – although the sketch only has two circles, I decided to throw caution to the wind and put all three on my card! I then stamped a sentiment from the My Monthly Hero Kit from September 2018 and adhered all the elements to my card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn basket

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

I’ve been quite tempted by all the pretty dies that Spellbinders have been releasing recently and when I saw that one of my favourite influencers, Nichol Spohr had released an autumnal set, with a fabulous basket, I dove in bought a few sets. I made this card using Nichol’s Welcome Fall (Happy Harvest) set as well as Spellbinders’ Mini Fall Blooms die set.

I coloured the basket and contents with distress inks but decided to leave the other die cuts white so that they don’t compete with the colourful basket.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.