Christmas, New Year and Winter

Color Hues Challenge Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

I’m so honoured to be the guest designer over at the Color Hues challenge this fortnight! The colour palette this time is blue and orange.

I was so excited to see this palette – there are so many possibilities for this combo! I thought about a pumpkin scene but in the end I decided to use the gorgeous Fir and Foliage No 1 stamp set. I can’t believe I’ve had this set for ages but have never played with it! I used the palest three inks from the Altenew Warm & Cozy ink set plus a couple of brown distress inks for the trunk and branches as neutrals are permitted in the challenge. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks for my blended background panel. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

The Color Hues challenge team members have come up with some gorgeous inspiration – you can see all their cards on the blog. Hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Cream and Gold Noel

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along the Color Hues challenge! The palette this fortnight is gold and cream.

This colour combo screams Christmas card to me and so I pulled out my Simply Graphic dies, speciality gold card and got crafty! I decided to use gold textured mirror card and glitter card for my baubles and I actually used two different creams for the card base and branch, but that hasn’t photographed well. And because you can never have to much shimmer on a Christmas card, I splattered some gold paint across the background before adhering the die cuts. The sentiment is from a Christmas sentiment die set by Hunkydory.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A sketch and colour challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – every now and again they have a combined sketch and colour challenge and although it’s quite restrictive, I think that makes for a real challenge! Plus it’s so interesting to see what everyone comes up with and see how different every entry is!

First I sponged some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to two corners of my card base. I die cut a white panel using a Simply Graphic dotty die and then adhered it to my cardbase. I used Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks for my centre panel and adhered the Viva Tree by Poppystamps. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Merriest Wishes Trio

My name is LucieG and I have a problem with Christmas tree stamps and dies. I can’t stop buying them. Every year I limit myself and every year, I end up buying more. There are so many cute designs around! One of my most recent acquisitions is this gorgeous stamp and die set, Enchanted Forest by Papertrey ink. I love those quirky trees!

I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – perfect for showcasing a few of those trees!

I used Altenew Inks – they stamp so beautifully – and added a sentiment by My Favorite Things – plus a nice amount of stickles too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas Card Throwdown Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

During Christmas in July, I discovered a new-to-me challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! I love the idea of creating one Christmas card each week and hope to continue to play along throughout the year!

I’m honoured to be the Guest Designer for their current colour challenge; this month’s palette is orange, green and gold.

What an interesting combo for festive cards! I actually worked with a similar palette during Christmas in July. I liked the idea of having a green background again but I wanted to switch it up a bit this time….

So, I created a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks and a Taylored Expressions oval stencil.  I splattered and then lifted some water droplets before using a Uniko stencil with some green Nuvo embellishment mousse – love the shimmer from this paste!

I added a gold Impression Obsession deer and a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

The Design Team have some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog – you must check it out! Hope you can play along with the challenge – I can’t wait to see how this palette is used!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Bonus Day

Hello All!

Well it’s the early hours of the first day of August! I can’t believe Christmas in July is over – I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I set myself and I know I will be grateful to have all these cards in November when I will need them! I’ll carry on creating Christmas cards quite frequently too, at least I hope I will!

Anyway, as I enjoyed myself so much, I carried on with my Christmas crafting during 31 July so I’m calling this one my Bonus Christmas in July card!

I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. I thought this week’s colour palette (black, white and terracotta) would be perfect for a reindeer scene and this is what I came up with. I used dies by Memory Box, Taylored Expressions and Penny Black. I created a little interest to the night sky by applying some transparent texture paste through a stencil. First time using that and I like it! Very subtle but also nicely glossy in real life!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.