Christmas, New Year and Winter

Christmas in July – Day 11

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 11 (Day 27 of the colouring challenge)!

Today’s card uses the sketch for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The stamp is by Magenta and I used an older Ellen Hutson embossing plate to create the strips. After much dithering, I used an older Nestabilities die to cut the main image – it’s fun to use the seldom-used nesting dies again!

I’m also entering this into the current Inkspirational Challenge – 3 or 5 of something.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Christmas in July – Day 10

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 10 (Day 26 of the colouring challenge)! I have to confess that I’m kind of looking forward to taking a break from colouring once the 30 day challenge ends! I think I may just participate every other day next time. I miss using my dies and my stamps that don’t need to be coloured in!

Anyway, today’s card uses the sketch for the current 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. I’m not too sure how I feel about my interpretation! It seems to have EVERYTHING and for this CAS girl, I feel I may have gone a little overboard!

The stamps are from Hero Arts’ 2004 and 2005 collections – Graphic Lines Trees and Holiday Ribbons. I used some old Basic Grey paper, a My Favorite Things die and a Crafters Companion embossing folder! I told you – something of everything. It even has glitter!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

PS Just realised – no heat embossing or ink blending so not quite everything after all! Phew!

 

Christmas in July – Day 9

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Christmas in July Day 9 (Day 25 of the colouring challenge)! Who remembers Elzybells? A UK designer who created the cutest stamps maybe a decade ago? I have a few of the wood-mounted stamps including this cute festive image which I coloured with the combo for the current CAS on Friday challenge.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 8

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Christmas in July Day 8 (Day 24 of the colouring challenge) and I’m so chuffed that I already have 8 cards made for this year! Today’s card uses another older snowman stamp, Flight of Fancy by PrintWorks Collection. The stamp itself is undated but I bought it on my second ever trip to a Hobby Lobby, back in October 2015 when I attended Simon Says Create for the first time!

I stamped and masked the snowman and then created a rectangular frame mask. I blended some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink in the rectangle and then stamped my background stamp (Make it Merry by October Afternoon) using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide. I coloured the snowman with my Twinkling H2Os and then added a sentiment from my newest Sugar Pea sentiment set!

I’m entering this card into the Retro Rubber Challenge where the theme is Christmas in July and the CAS Christmas challenge which has a theme of snowflake.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 7

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Christmas in July Day 7 (Day 23 of the colouring challenge) and I’m finally caught up! Today’s card uses another older stamp, Christmas Ornaments Trio by Magenta Art Stamps.

Once again I used my trusty Twinkling H2Os, coupled with a Nuco Aqua shimmer pen for that white section of the ornament on the left. I just love all that shimmer!

I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to complete my very simple card!

I’m entering this card into the ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme is ‘N is for No peeking, O is for Ornament’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July – Day 6

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It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! The theme for this fortnight is ‘maxi white space’ with the optional twist of Christmas in July. Our sponsor is The Ink Road

If you’ve visited my blog this week, you’ll know that I’m doing ‘Christmas in July’ this month, so the optional twist was perfect for me!

I’m currently playing catch up and therefore this is my card for Day 6 of my Christmas in July and Day 22 of the colouring challenge. I embossed a cute little image from Impression Obsession and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints. I then added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Shona from Twine Around – she has some fabulous cards on her blog, so please do check them out too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.