Love and Friendship

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

With love to you

Hello everyone!

I’m so happy to say I had a lovely productive time in my craft room today! It feels good to be crafting again!

Here’s the card I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I cut a blended background with the fabulous Memory Box Jasper Leaves die and added a flower and rose from the Ellen Hutson wild garden set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

 

The one with all the Friends cards

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we want to see CAS cards inspired by a TV show. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I confess I found this theme a bit of a challenge… but then I remembered the fabulous Friends-inspired stamp set by The Ink Road. I absolutely LOVE the TV series – even though it ended over a decade ago, I still enjoy watching it to this day. And of course so many iconic lines.

As you can see, I couldn’t stop at one card – there are so many fun lines included in the set how could I possibly choose just one?!

I started with the ‘moo’ comment by Joey. I knew I wanted to pair it with a cute cow stamp, but you know I discovered I only have a couple of cow stamps! I ended up using a Penny Black stamp from an older ’12 Days of Christmas’ set. I love how versatile that set is – the images can be used all year round!

Anyway, once I’d stamped and coloured the image, I felt my stamping needed to be ‘grounded’, so I used a rectangle die with a rubber mat to emboss a border. A fun technique to add a little something extra to CAS cards!

 

I decided to use the ‘lobster’ quote for my second card. I always remember Pheobe explaining that lobsters mate for life…. and when she gleefully exclaims at the end of the episodes ‘he’s her lobster!’ as Ross and Rachel kiss. I’d completely forgotten that Ross does actually say ‘you’re my lobster’ to Rachel earlier in the episode in a typical Ross manner!

I kept it simple, stamping with Altenew inks and adding a few die cut hearts to finish off the card.

 

My final card uses a line from one of my favourite scenes from the entire series – when Ross, Rachel and Chandler are trying to move Ross’s new sofa into his apartment. So funny! It makes me giggle even just thinking about it! Anyway, if you know the scene, you know Ross’s sofa was white, but I decided to use the sofa in Central Perk as my colour inspiration!

The ‘pivot’ stamp is stacked, but I wanted a horizontal sentiment… So, I lined the stamp up on my MISTI, masked off part of the sentiment and then moved the card a couple of times in the MISTI to create the horizontal sentiment.

 

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our wonderful sponsor, Shery, plus the super talented Alex. She has some fabulous creations on her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Best wishes to you

Hello everyone

There a fabulous bold colour palette over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week – purple, green, yellow and red.

It did take me a little while to decide how I was going to use the colours but in the end I chose the fabulous Penny Black potted plant die which I painted with my Altenew watercolours.

I stuck the image to a background I created with by smooshing some mustard seed distress ink onto a base card. (I painted the brown with some distress oxide ink once I worked out where I was going to adhere the coloured die cut).

To finish off the card, I added sentiment from Penny Black and some Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers – but they are quite difficult to see in my photos.

I’m also entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweetest Fluffles

Hello everyone!

Who remembers the wonderful Fluffles the Cat by Stampendous? Such a cute fun kitty! I still have all the wood-mounted Fluffles stamps I bought probably a decade ago and today I had fun reminiscing about the happy hours I used to spend at a couple of ‘local’ craft stores back in the day. I love how the internet has connected us all and we have so much more online choice nowadays. But I really miss those days in the craft stores.

Anyway, when I saw that the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge had a theme of ‘anything goes’ with Stampendous products, I immediately thought of my Fluffles stamps and decided to use one of them with the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I was originally going to fussy cut Fluffles and put him on an action wobbler but in the end I decided on an ‘out of the box’ die cut instead.

I went through my backgrounds box and pulled out the remnants of a Hero Arts background that I created with Satin Pearl embossing powder and distress oxide inks last year and adhered it to my base card before adhering the Fluffles image. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Sparkly Peacock

Happy Friyay everyone!

The theme for the current Blog Named Hero challenge is ‘sparkle and shine’. A fabulous excuse to get out the glitter paste, stickles and mirror card….. not that I need any excuse really!

I started by blending some distress ink though a Creative Expressions (That Special Touch) stencil. I then spread a generous layer of Nuvo glimmer paste over the inked background.

I used my go-to inks from Altenew for the Hero Arts Layering Peacock and cut some mirror card using a sentiment die from the March My Monthly Hero Kit. Love that font! Finally I added a few dots of stickles to the peacock’s tail – you can never have too much glitter can you?!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hey there!

Hey there!

Well today is my last day as guest designer over at the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. I’ve had such a fun August – many thanks to the wonderful team who have been so kind and supportive!

This week, the team has a fun sketch for you. I must say that when I first saw it, I was concerned that my take would end up being dominated by whatever I used for the grey panel and my card could end up not being CAS!

Luckily I remembered the wonderful Penny Black Wonky Squares die that I’ve had for a few months but haven’t used…. I cut it twice – once from white card and once from card that I had altered with some Paper Artsy infusions. I inlaid the coloured panels into the white frame and then cut a small section from the bottom of the panel to reflect the sketch. After adhering the panel to the base card, I cut a Waffle Flower sentiment die twice and inlaid the ‘Hey’ using the darker cardstock.

Quite a different card for me, but I think the end result looks quite CAS. Plus I have a card that I can easily send to a male friend!

The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge team have created some wonderful cards – I do hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.