Christmas, New Year and Winter

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 25

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Welcome to Day 25 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in The Paper Players sketch challenge.

I’m continuing to work my way through my new Simon Says Stamp embossing folders – today’s card uses the beautiful Holiday Greenery folder, together with dies from Waffle Flower’s new Layered Winter Bird die set. There are a few medium-sized cardinal sets around at the moment and I’m loving this little guy!

The sentiment is by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 24

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Welcome to Day 24 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Once again this month, I’m doing something I rarely seem to do – sharing a card that I created without a challenge in mind!

I started by using the fabulous Sizzix 3D Christmas Trees folder. I think this is one of my favourite Christmas folders! I love the detail and all the quirky little trees!

For the focal point tree, I used an older Poppystamps die to cut the tree from white cardstock and then embossed it using a folder that I’d brayered with Rustic Wilderness distress oxide ink. I added some stickles over the white embossing.

The sentiment is from a set by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 23

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Welcome to Day 23 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

I picked up a few 3D embossing folders from Simon Says Stamp a few weeks ago and they arrived yesterday – I couldn’t wait to play with them! The thing is, they are just so beautiful, I can never bring myself to cover up the embossing! So today’s card is pretty simple – the Christmas Floral embossing folder is the star and die cuts by Poppystamps, Savvy Stamps and Simply Graphic make up the supporting cast!

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 22

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Welcome to Day 22 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

It took me a little while to work out what I wanted to do with this sketch – I toyed with panels of patterned paper and embossed cardstock but in the end, I created my own card front, cutting out three frames and added my homemade patterned paper behind the frame. I created the paper with some unpatterned Basic Grey paper and Picket Fence Studios’ Falling Pinecones stamp. It was a tricky stamp to use – couldn’t get it to stamp consistently. I looked at the image online – it doesn’t look as if the cones are supposed to have a weathered or distress look when stamped but after 4 layers (thank goodness for the MISTI), I called it good enough!

I added a couple of the Poppystamps Mistletoe branches and Nuvo drops plus a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 21

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Welcome to Day 21 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! It’s the third Thursday of the month and time for Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’.

I have to say that the colour challenges are really challenging me this month! Today’ I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge but the palette of yellow, green, aqua and kraft isn’t overly festive….

In the end, I smooshed some Squeezed Lemonade distress ink onto my card base and coloured some Simply Graphic die cuts with distress oxide ink for my non-traditional Christmas card!

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 20

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Welcome to Day 20 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! I was originally going to enter this card in a CAS Christmas card challenge but I realised that I hadn’t met their rules of using only a third of the card base…. still, it’s worth sharing here as it’s still a make for my Christmas in July challenge!

I received my new Waffle Flower Winter Layering bird on Monday and decided to use that set, together with the gold diamond frame that I had cut for Monday’s card.  I coloured the bird and branches with distress inks and adhered everything to my card base. The sentiment is from an older set by Clearly Bsotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.