Birthday

Belated Birthday Circles

Hi there!

I’m getting pretty excited because it’ll soon be Christmas in July and I am so ready to make some festive cards! First of all this week though, I have my entry for the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I used the fabulous Floral Circle dies by Prinkfresh Studio together with a stamped Uniko sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Cardmaking joy

Hi there!

As you’ve probably seen, I usually make cards for challenges, so I often have a starting point like a sketch or colour combo. Yesterday, I wanted to just play with my supplies. So I pulled out my Penny Black supplies and had so much fun!

I started with the bouquet from the Enliven mini stamp set (30-705) and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and Prisma pencils before fussy cutting around the image. That took AGES, but it was worth it. I decided to add some die cut foliage using dies from the Leaflets set (51-129), the Hanging Planters set (51-501) and the Autumn Decor set (51-653).

As I couldn’t see a piece of white card on my table at the time, I was using some black card to collect all my die cut images but I ended up really liking how the black card made the bouquet and die cuts pop! Quite dramatic! So I stepped outside my comfort zone and went with the black card base!

The sentiment is also from the Enliven mini set. I actually cut the stems so that they appear a little longer on my card – the sentiment hides that very nicely!

I REALLY enjoyed making this card. It was so much to to just PLAY and see where I ended up! Cardmaking brings me so much joy!

I decided to link this card up to a couple of challenges with a flower theme – Seize the Birthday (make it a bouquet) and Moving Along with the Times (a bouquet of flowers).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards -Seventh Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

All 12 of the design team members have an emoji hidden somewhere in their blog post. Simply find all the emojis and email a list of them 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 (Instagram)
  • Visit each of the 12 design team members’ blogs and leave a comment

Here are the blog hop links:

Lucie – you are here!

For my CAS card, I used candle dies by Open Studio/Memory Box to cut an inky panel I made some time ago. I really like this set because it has separate flame dies to add on. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

And for those of you looking… here is my chosen emoji!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Belated Birthday Blossoms!

Happy Good Friday!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blush, dark pink and cream. Perfect for for a cherry blossom card!

I used the Stamp Market’s Ready to Bloom cover die to cut a panel I’d covered with Tattered Rose distress ink. I then added a little Worn Lipstick in the centre of each bloom… but when I looked at itm the contrast wasn’t as intense as I wanted – I knew I needed to add a different shade of pink to represent the dark pink in the palette. So, I blended some Picked Raspberry distress ink for the Creative  Expressions die cut sentiment. I adhered the die cuts to a card base that I’d altered with Antique Linen distress oxide ink and then added some glittery Nuvo drops to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown Fairytale Flower Card

Good morning everyone!

This week, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown Challenge.

The palette for this challenge is blue, purple, light blue and green, another fabulous combination, don’t you think?

I’m currently challenging myself to use some of my older, little used dies. I always struggle a bit with border dies – I have MANY pretty ones, but I get stuck trying to incorporate them into different card designs. This card is actually made from the pretty Memory Box Fairytale Flower Border die that I cut and coloured three times and then cut up and arranged to cover half of my card base. The sentiment is by Your Next Stamp.

There’s some amazing inspiration from the Color Throwdown DT over on the challenge blog – I do hope you can play along this week!

I’m also entering this into the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.