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April 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

It’s the third Thursday of the month AGAIN (!) and so it’s time for me to play along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’. Today I’m using the colour palette from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

Today, I chose to use the tree from the fabulous Meowy Christmas stamp set by Hero Arts. I stamped it with Crushed Olive Distress Oxide and layered it to two other die cut pieces for dimension.  I sponged a light layer of Salvage Patina Distress Oxide ink to my card base and adhered the tree on top. Finally I added some Nuvo glitter drops and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Meet Mooch!

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of feline.

Last week, I saw a card using a fabulous stamp called ‘Mooch’ by Lavinia Stamps. I knew I had to have it so I tracked it down and it landed on my doormat yesterday morning.

I made this card for my dad who loves very CAS cards so I kept it very simple with a distress ink square and the stamped Mooch. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

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LucieG.

March 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

It’s the third Thursday of the month (how is that even possible?!) and so it’s time for me to play along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’. Today I’m using the colour palette from this week’s Christmas Card Throwdown.

What a fun combo! I really love it and I’m definitely going to use it again! Today, I chose to use the fabulous Triangle Trees stamp set from Reverse Confetti and dug into my patterned paper mountain. I heat embossed three tree stamps… I don’t heat emboss much nowadays but it’s as special as it was the first time I watched that powder melt many moons ago! Anyway, I arranged the three trees on a My Favorite Things sentiment circle and added a few gems to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Sparkly snowflake wishes

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of snowflake.

Although feels decidedly spring-like here today, I have to confess I was pleased to play with the beautiful Birch Press Design Frosty Flake layer die set, but first I wanted to get inky! I had seen a Nuvo shimmer powder technique that Simon Hurley shared a few weeks ago using a gel media plate so I wanted to try my hand! After getting through the first challenge of removing the acetate sheets from the plate, I got inky!! It was such fun! It took me a few attempts to get a feel for how much water to use but I really like the effect! I’m looking forward to playing with this technique more in future!

I added the die cut snowflake and a Penny Black sentiment to complete my card.

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LucieG.

February 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

It still feels rather early to be making Christmas cards, but I really want to play along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’ every month this year. So, using the colour palette from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches challenge, I pulled out some festive supplies and got to work.

As the palette is a traditional festive combo, I decided to use the beautiful Memory Box Flowering Tree РI last used it during Christmas in July 2021 when I was working with a non-festive combo!  I used alcohol markers on the tree and adhered it to an ink blended panel. I trimmed down a vase from the new-to-me Waffle Flower Crafts vases die set and added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

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LucieG.

Little Glittery Heart

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I’m still using my Valentine’s and heart products and when I saw the sketch, decided this cute square of hearts die by Impress Cards and Craft would be perfect. I cut it from light grey cardstock and then mounted it onto black cardstock. I added a few white hearts and a glittery one right in the centre!

For the centre strip, I went for white on white and used a border die by The Greetery. Finally I added a sentiment by Lawn Fawn. Would you believe that I bought the entire mini stamp set just for that sentiment years ago, but this is the first year that I actually remembered to use it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.