Love and Friendship

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

Hello Roses

Hi there!

It’s been a long time since I played along with a My Favorite Things challenge.. I used to play a lot, but I find myself drawn more to die cutting at the moment and I don’t have many MFT dies… or so I thought.

I was reminded of the weekly sketch challenges when I saw one of my friends, Lisa Tilson, was a guest designer this month, so I decided to play along.

First stop, my Die-namics container. It turns out that I do indeed have A LOT of MFT dies, including some that would perfectly with the current MFT Sketch challenge.

I used one of my favourite MFT background stamps (Lined Up Dots) which I covered lightly and unevenly with Pumice Stone distress oxide ink to give it that distressed effect. I used the Flower Vase die with some Basic Grey patterned paper and cut the Roses in Bloom dies from some distress ink panels. I adhered a coordinating strip to my card base first and then added all the elements. Finally I added a sentiment from the ANCIENT GP Wildflowers set!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Lavender Bunch

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The pretty palette this week is purple, green and khaki!

I bought the Hero Arts Lavender Bunch stamp and die way back at the start of lockdown thinking I’d have tons of time to craft, but of course, I didn’t! So when I saw the colour combo this week, I thought it would be perfect for the lavender bunch image! I paired it with a Hero Arts Woodgrain Frame die and a sentiment from Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with cosy twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only; our sponsor is Stamplorations. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘cosy’!

I decided to use one of my vast collection of Newton Nook stamps for this card – there are a couple of sets that would work really well, but I love this image of Newton in the laundry basket – he looks so cosy, I knew it would be perfect for the challenge. I used a stencil by Newton’s Nook to ground my image which I coloured with my Twinkling H2O paints and fussy cut. The sentiment is also by.. yep, Newton’s Nook!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, and one of my favourite cardmakers, Angie – go check out her blog, it’s so inspiring!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Abstract Flowers

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – this week is a fun colour challenge! I did find it a bit difficult to match the Stampin’ Up ink colours to something in my craft room, so in the end I used an Altenew ink and coloured cardstock!

I stamped a Tim Holtz background on my card base before adhering the Simply Graphic die cuts. To complete my card, I added a Sugar Pea sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A sketch and colour challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – every now and again they have a combined sketch and colour challenge and although it’s quite restrictive, I think that makes for a real challenge! Plus it’s so interesting to see what everyone comes up with and see how different every entry is!

First I sponged some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to two corners of my card base. I die cut a white panel using a Simply Graphic dotty die and then adhered it to my cardbase. I used Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks for my centre panel and adhered the Viva Tree by Poppystamps. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Mason Jar collection

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The pretty palette this week is rust, aqua, light blue and off white!

The latest Penny Black release contained the most gorgeous die set – Autumn Décor – Penny Black is quite difficult to get hold of here in the UK and once I found a stockist I stalked their site until they had this in stock and bought it immediately. I’ve paired the dies from the set with two other Penny Black die sets – Dainty Dashes Stackers and Leaflets. The sentiment is also by Penny Black.

Looking at the card now, I may have overdone the foliage… but the dies are just so pretty, I couldn’t stop myself!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.