Birthday

Stamplorations birthday

Happy Friyay, people!

My first Stamplorations order arrived this morning – I had been coveting the ‘Birthday’ die cut for quite some time so I knew I had to use it straightaway!

I decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and used a panel I’d made with distress oxide inks to cut the base panel and the word die. I cut the second, smaller rectangle from some fabulous handcrafted cotton paper by Tonic Studios – isn’t it beautiful? It really shimmers in the light. Finally, I stamped a small ‘happy’ greeting onto a white banner and adhered everything to  a kraft card base.

I’m also adding this to the Stamplorations ‘Never-ending Anything Goes’ linky.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fly, Fly, Butterfly

Hi Everyone!

There’s a gorgeous new colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week (peach, pale pink, hot pink and green)! As I was already working on the sketch for this week’s Case This Sketch challenge, I decided to combine both and came up with this butterfly card.

To begin with, I stamped a few images from the Avery Elle Butterflies set using regular distress ink (spun sugar, picked raspberry and bundled sage) and then coloured the images using water and ink from the images. Then I stamped over each image again with the corresponding Distress Oxide ink colour, apart from the spun sugar butterfly where I used an ink by Altenew as spun sugar hasn’t been released as an oxide yet.

I stamped a few of the solid images onto the base card using one of my favourite oxide colours (tattered rose) and stuck the coloured butterflies on top. I added a sentiment from Avery Elle and a few sequins to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Bold Simple Flowers

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (coral, aqua, green and yellow) and decided to ink up the Altenew Simple Flowers set which I’ve had for quite a while but have never got round to using!

I don’t have the dies so fussy cut the images once the ink was dry – simple shapes = easy fussy cutting! if only it was always that easy, eh!

For the base, I used a background die from Altenew and adhered it to a white base card. The sentiment is also by Altenew.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Birthday, Lovely

Hi everyone!

For Day 2 of the Daily marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, I coloured this beautiful Concord & 9th ‘Hello Lovely’ floral stamp. I just don’t use this beauty enough.

I used my new Prismacolor pencils again – I am loving the learning process! Colouring with them definitely takes me longer than when I use my Twinkling H2Os but I love the texture!

Once I had finished colouring, I decided to add some hidden die cutting. I always find this so nerve-wracking as I always worry I’ll mess up the beautiful image, but this one worked out! Phew!

Thanks for stopping  by!

LucieG.

AAA Fourth Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and we are celebrating our fourth birthday with a blog hop and a treasure hunt this fortnight!

Each of the design team members has a colour square hidden somewhere in their blog post. Simply collect all the colours and discover which colour turns up three times. Then email your answer (the colour that appears three times) to our lovely team admininstrator, Jane, at aaacardchallenge at gmail.com.

Our sponsors have been very generous and we have lots of prizes which can be won in a number of ways:

  • Create a card – make a CAS birthday card and link it over at our challenge post in the usual way
  • Enter our treasure hunt
  • Like, comment and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Visit each of the 11 design team members’ blogs and leave a comment

Here are the blog hop links:

Ksenija
Lucie – you are here
Maaike
Melissa

For my card, I used stamps from one of our sponsors, Newton’s Nook. I just HAD to have this stamp as soon as I saw that cute cat balloon! Anyway, after stamping and colouring Newton, I masked the image and also some cloud shapes before gently blending some distress ink.

And for those of you looking… here is my colour square!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog – I do hope you can join us with all the fun this fortnight!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Put a flower on it!

Hello there everyone!

I’ve been so busy this month that I almost missed the deadline for the current challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. The theme is ‘put a flower on it’ and it provided the perfect opportunity for me to open up a fabulous set that I’ve had for a while but have never got round to using.

I stamped the images using regular distress inks which I spritzed lightly with water before stamping. The images didn’t stamp fully in a few places, so I simply coloured in those spots using a brush and some diluted distress ink.

I added a sentiment from Hero Arts and some gems to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.