Love and Friendship

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

Warm hugs and yellow blossoms

Hi Everyone!

Here I am with my last post of today. This time I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I decided to use the beautiful Mama Elephant Pine and Posy set again. I coloured the images with my Twinkling H2Os and then die cut them with the coordinating dies. I lightly splattered gold paint across the background before adhering the images and stamping a Mama Elephant sentiment to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello Cosmos

Hello friends!

Happy World Cardmaking day!

I’ve been battling a migraine so couldn’t make much today, although I did create this card, using the beautiful Cosmos Stem die from Simon Says Stamp.

I coloured the die cuts with my Twinkling H2Os following the fabulous palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – orange. lavender, purple and green.

I added it to a background that I’d dry embossed using a Taylored Expressions folder and adhered a SSS die cut to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Cosmic Shimmer butterflies

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I’ve had Cosmic Shimmer Luna paste for a while now, but I rarely use it. I almost bought some more Nuvo embellishment mousse at the weekend, but decided to try the Luna paste again before pressing that ‘Buy’ button and I’m glad I waited! I’d forgotten how shimmery the Luna paste is. And unlike my embellishment mousse, they were still in perfect condition!

I applied a mix of the paste to a card base and left it to dry overnight. I then cut out some Bright Rosa butterflies and arranged them as per the sketch before adding a few pearls for their ‘bodies’!

The embossed sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Thank you bouquet

Hi Everyone!

I’m popping back with my last post of the day and a second entry in the current Memory Box challenge to use a frame.

I’ve had this idea to use the frame from the brand new Pine Tree Frame die set for a little while and when my Simon Says Stamp Stamptember order arrived on Wednesday, I knew exactly what I wanted to create!

Living outside the US means I generally only order a couple of the collaboration sets each Stamptember. This year, the one that stood out to me was the Memory Box Fresh Cut Bouquet stamp set and it was the only one I ended up buying! I knew it would be a big set but I was still a little surprised by the size of the main image! It was actually a bit daunting to colour but I pulled out my trusty Twinkling H2O paints and got to work.

I cut around a few petals and leaves to partially cut the image with the frame die. I then cut the frame from silver card and adhered it to the bouquet die cut with a foam panel, which I then stuck to my card base.

I added an older Memory Box sentiment and a few gems to finish off the card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Lanterns

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

Narelle has created a fabulous sketch that was just crying out for me to dip into my patterned paper mountain again – so I did!

I used the fabulous Chinese Lantern die from Poppystamps – it actually has 3 stems but I cut off one stem so that the die cut aligned with the card elements.

The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Peony Bowl

Hello friends!

I’ve had this gorgeous Peony stamp set from the Ton since March but I’d been waiting to use it because I wanted to spend my time colouring such a beautiful image. Today was the day! I used my new Daniel Smith watercolours and got to work with the current colour palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge – red, yellow, brown and green.

When I finished colouring, I didn’t feel that I had used enough yellow so I smooshed some Mustard Seed distress ink on my base card – yellow is definitely more visible now!

I didn’t want the sentiment to detract from the beautiful image so added a small Mama Elephant sentiment stamped onto a punched tag to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.