Birthday

Pieced Birthday wishes

Hi everyone!

I’m popping in quickly with a late entry into a new-to-me challenge – the Male Craft Room challenge.

The theme of the challenge was paper piecing – something I haven’t done in YEARS! So when I saw it this evening, I ran into my craft room and got to work!

To begin with, I lightly blended some distress ink onto the base of my card to ‘ground’ the image. The large stamp is actually from a Christmas set by Krumspring Stamps and I used some of My Mind’s Eye paper mountain for the paper piecing.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from a My Sentiments Exactly set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Starbursts

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a beautiful autumn day here today so I spent a lot of it in the garden, raking up yet more leaves and preparing my garden for winter.

I only had a short time to craft and this is what I came up with! In fact, this card came together in record time for me! It’s my take on the current challenge sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

I used a Penny Black sentiment die and some Crealies dies that I bought from my local craft store. I was originally intending to cut the sentiment from silver glitter card but when I tried it out with the sample die cut that I keep in with my die (that happened to be cut from black card), I really liked the boldness of the black so I decided to go with that!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

It’s Your Birthday!

Hi everyone!

There’s a lovely autumn palette for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge (brown, orange, green and kraft) but I decided to put them to use on a birthday card, using the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I embossed an older wood-mounted stamp from Stampendous and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os.

I then used a Spellbinders embossing folder on a square of kraft cardstock and stuck it to my base card. I added some paper from My Mind’s Eye paper and the stamped sentiment to finish off my card.

This card came together very quickly… I really wanted to add some orange and green sequins but talked myself out of it as I think this will end up being used for a chap who isn’t that keen on sequins…. or any embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spot the Dog

Hi there!

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog has another cool sketch this week which I combined with the theme for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (‘It’s a Dog’s Life’).

I pulled out my favourite dog stamp – an old wooden block stamp from Hero Arts. I love this image so much!

I raided my Patterned Paper Mountain for the various layers on the card and finally embossed a Clearly Besotted image to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow birthday star

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is ‘stars’ PLUS it’s one layer card week! I seriously think I could have made at least a dozen cards for this challenge – there are so many possibilities!

I used stamps from The Ton for this card. I was inspired by a colourful card that Virginia Lu had created for The Ton and decided to put my own CAS take on it, using distress oxide inks.

I was a bit disappointed that the sentiment didn’t stand out as much as I had planned, but I think it still works.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Striped birthday

Hi everyone!

There’s another eye-catching sketch for this week’s Case This Sketch challenge. For my CAS take, I used some double-sided tape and gilding flakes to create the silver strip and then added a few strips of coloured cardstock either side. The Happy Birthday strip was cut using a @lilinkerdesigns die. I added a few silver nailheads to finish off the card. Super quick and simple!

I’m also going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – add metal.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.