Love and Friendship

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

Happy Together

Hi there!

The theme for the current Casology Challenge is ‘Tiny’. So many possibilities with this one! In the end, I pulled out a very old Stampin Up set. The date on the stamps is 2004 but I think I got them later – maybe 2007/8. Anyway, it’s definitely time to give them some love again. I really liked Janet’s card design to support the small focal point so decided to use her card as my inspiration this time.

I chose the ‘Happy Together’ image which I have always thought would be perfect for anniversary cards. I coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints and cut it out using a Spellbinders die.

I matted it to two other die-cut rectangles and then adhered it to my base card using some foam pads to provide more dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Deer, I love you

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ink blending and Stamplorations is our sponsor.

I love ink blending especially with distress inks and distress oxides. I’ve been blending a lot of autumnal/Halloween colours recently so I wanted to use some different colours for this card. I ended up using Tattered Rose, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio. Don’t think I’ve ever used this combo before!

I used the Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Collage die to cut my card base and then stuck the blended background behind it. To finish off my card, I added a Winnie & Walter sentiment and a few hearts that I had cut from glitter cardstock.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Kaja from Kajcyika Crafts. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

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

LucieG.

Love Monster

Hello!

I must confess I was a bit stumped when I saw this week’s Less Is More challenge theme – ‘monsters’. There are loads of cute monster stamps on the market nowadays but I haven’t bought any as I know I just wouldn’t use them…

Then I remembered a very old wood-mounted stamp from Amuse Art Stanps that I bought a decade ago in Boston! Of course, I still have it because I can’t bear to get rid of any of my old rubber stamps!! Anyway, it’s called ‘Love Monster’ – perfect for the challenge theme!

I kept the card very simple as the image is very small – just a bit of soft ink blending and a sentiment banner to anchor the monster image. I also used a Penny Black snowflake frame to add a little more detail to my card.

The theme for the new Casology challenge is ‘cherish’ and I’m going to enter this card for that challenge as well – a quirky take on the theme!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sincere Apologies

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Casology Challenge is ‘sorry’ and here is my take.

I die cut an oval from some masking paper and then used distress inks to create a blended background. It didn’t turn out as I’d expected, but I quite liked the effect so I decided to use it for the card base. I stamped an older Stampendous image using Delicata brown shimmer ink and then finished off the card with a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which has a fun mood board this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Loving Koala

Hi everyone!

When I saw the sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog, I thought it would be a great way of using my new Simon Say Stamp/Sugar Pea Stamptember koala stamps. The set is so cute and I am so glad I managed to snag one before they sold out!

Anyway, for my card, I stamped and coloured the cute koala and then carefully cut just under the image so I could slip a strip of My Mind’s Eye paper underneath – so that it looked like he was sitting on the strip. Anyway, I then added a circle from that I cut from a distress oxide background I made a while back and added a sentiment from the set. I still felt like the card needed ‘something’, so I cut out two hearts to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A bouquet of thoughts

Hi everyone!

Today’s is the last day of the current Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge. It’s such a fun challenge and I’m so grateful that the sweet Kathy Racoosin does this for our community!

I stamped a wonderful floral image by Stampendous and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os. I stuck it to a card base and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment, some stickles and a few sequins to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – ‘anything goes’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.