Love and Friendship

This category includes: Valentines Day, engagement, wedding, anniversary, friends

Yellow rose

Hi everyone!

There’s another cute sketch over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week and I decided to use my Altenew Bamboo Rose set for my take.

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a die cut – which I had embossed using one of my favourite Taylored Expressions embossing folders.

To finish the card, I added a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

I’m also entering this card into the current Color Throwdown challenge – green, yellow, red and aqua.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Diamonds are created under pressure

Hi There!

For today’s card, I used Krumspring’s ‘Shine bright like a Diamond’ set. I really like that phrase and was planning to use it, until I saw another sentiment on the set: ‘Diamonds are created under pressure’. Isn’t that wonderful to use on an encouragement card?

As the font is pretty small, I added a section of the larger phrase to create my sentiment strip.

I stamped the diamonds onto some holographic cardstock. I LOVE how they change colour in the differing light – just like real gems!

Anyway, I’m entering this card in the current Casology challenge – ‘diamond’.

Thanks for stopping by – and Happy Friyay!

LucieG.

Blooming Lotus

I loved the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but it took me quite a while to decide on my card. Then I remembered the gorgeous Memory Box Blooming Lotus outline die! I bought it online a few years ago, but never used it because it was so much bigger than I had expected! I thought it would be perfect as the focal point for my entry.

I used distress inks to create a background which I then cut and inlaid into an outline cut from glitter paper. It’s so sparkly in real life!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You are so incredibly awesome!

Hi everyone!

I am loving how nicely the distress oxide inks stamp and for today’s card I’ve used them with the gorgeous Flower Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th.

I embossed a sentiment from Paper Source and added a couple of vellum flourishes to finish it off.

I’m entering this card in the current Flower Challenge – heat/dry embossing and the challenge hosted by Where Creativity Meets C9 – embossing.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

What part of Meow don’t you get?

Hi everyone!

I spent today sorting out all my old wood-mounted rubber stamps! I had such fun rediscovering them! I actually used one of them on today’s card – the sentiment is an older stamp from The Cat’s Pajamas! I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more of my older stamps over the next few weeks!

Anyway, I coloured a Tim Holtz Crazy Cat using my Twinkling H2Os and used my favourite stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to anchor the image.

I’m entering this card in the Timeout Challenge (CASE with your own twist) and the Color Throwdown challenge (dark pink, pale pink, green and white).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Make a Wish

Happy Friyay everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is ‘Distress it’ and instead of pulling out my distress inks, I pulled out my sanding blocks. Seriously can’t remember when I last used them.

For my card, I used some old Core’dinations cardstock and a very old Cuttlebug embossing folder. I sanded down the embossed image to reveal the kraft core.

I added a sentiment die cut from Penny Black and also distressed the edges of the card. To finish it off, I was going to add some Stickles but decided to use some cork dots that I had. They look a little heavy in the photo, I think they look better in real life!

I’m also entering this into the current Casology challenge – ‘Wish’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.