Love and Friendship

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

Forget-me-not hello

Hello everyone!

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

When I started on this card, I knew I wanted to use an embossing folder for the bottom part of the sketch, but apart from that, I just let my recent supplies lead the way! I flicked through my recent purchases and decided that it was most definitely time to use the beautiful Forget-Me-Not botanicut die set from The Greetery that I finally got hold of last month. I used a stamp from the Taylored Expressions Abstract Accents set and a Simon Says Stamp embossing folder. It wasn’t the one that I had intended to use, but I actually don’t think I’ve bought the particular folder that I had in mind!! The sentiment is by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flowers in leafy vines

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Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge using products sent to me by Penny Black.

The palette this week is green, brown, black and white and after weeks of using Christmas supplies, I was very happy to get out my non-festive supplies!

I started by masking off a rectangle and blending some Vintage Photo distress ink on my card base. I then inked up the beautiful Letter Background cling stamp (40-780) and stamped it over the masked off section of my base. Then I got busy with my dies! I cut some green patterned paper with dies from the Garden Greens die set (51-652) and arranged them on the card base. I then used white glitter card and cut flowers from the Autumn Decor (51-653) and Cherry Blossom (51-419) die sets. Once I had got an arrangement that I was happy with, I stuck everything down and added a twine bow and some black centres to each flower.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Ever Thanks set (30-813).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterflies Galore!

Hello there!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fun retro palette of aqua, red, yellow and black.

After prevaricating for far too long, I went for a simple take on the challenge colours using some of my patterned paper mountain and all the butterflies from the new Intricate Mini Butterflies set by Memory Box. The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

ETA unfortunately I missed the challenge deadline this week – only by a few minutes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Happy Thoughts Butterflies

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

When I saw the sketch, I decided that butterflies would work so well… but you would not believe how many butterfly dies and stamps I looked at before I settled on using a die from the Memory Box Pinpoint Butterflies set! I added a sentiment from an older Hero Arts set and lots of little sequins!

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LucieG.

Perfect Posies and Mini Butterflies

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Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fun palette of aqua, lime green and navy.

I decided to use my brand new Perfect Posies Bouquet die by Poppystamps. I absolutely love these swirly flowery dies which I feel are classic Poppystamps. Every year, they seem to release a die like this – an investment purchase that I use time and time again on my cards. (Last year for me it was the Floral Cluster die, which I adore and have used a lot!)

I coloured the bouquet using my Twinkling H2O paints, adhered it to my navy card base and added some gems and Nuvo drops to the flower centres. I felt I needed a few more die cuts and decided to add a couple of butterflies from the Intricate Mini Butterflies set by Memory Box. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the May Poppystamps challenge where the theme is Floral Fantasy.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Les Fleurs Rondes

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Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at Just Add Ink.

I finally used a stamp from my Sentimentally Yours/Phill Martin textured stamp set that I got last year. The stamps were slightly smaller than i was expecting, but they worked well here I think.

I added a die cut by Simply Graphic (Die Fleurs Rondes) which I coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O paints. I added some glitter card that went perfectly with my coloured die!

Finally I added a Memory Box sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.