Love and Friendship

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

A Windmill just for you

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the beautiful colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I’ve been wanting to use my new Countryside die set from The Greetery ever since I got it. I have to confess, I bought it just for that fabulous windmill! I don’t have any other windmill dies and so I NEEDED this one!

Anyway, I coloured all the images with distress inks and adhered them to a background that I created with distress inks, a landscape stencil and tiny cloud dies that I used to create masks for the sky!

I then embossed a strip of card using one for my favourite Simon Says Stamp folders and adhered my scenic circle. To complete my card, I added some stickles to the trees and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bright Chinese Lanterns

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous palette of blue, orange, cream and kraft.

I’ve noticed that I have been using blue/aqua backgrounds a LOT recently so I was determined that my background would not be blue – instead I sponged some Antique Linen distress ink on my card base and lifted some ink using water droplets. Next, I cut my Poppystamps Chinese Lantern die from some kraft card and coloured the lanterns using distress oxide ink and Prismacolour pencils. I used the mason jar from the My Favorite Things Farmhouse Foundations die set to cut some blue patterned paper and adhered my die cuts to the card base. Finally I added a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fern and Daisy Card

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge where the palette this week is pink, coral, dark purple and green.

I had fun getting inky and creating a few distress oxide panels for this combo! I also used a colour burst shimmer powder for the purple accents.

All the images are from the beautiful Poppystamps Fern and Daisy die set and the sentiment is by Creative Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Mischievous Hello

Hello everyone!

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

I just received the fun Tim Holtz Mischievous cat die set on Friday so I really wanted to use at least one of them this weekend! And I did for this card! I love the silhouette dies but decided to add some eyes and a nose from another cat die for this card.

I created the wall from an ink blended panel cut with a My Favorite Things background die. The sentiment is also by MFT

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blooming 2022

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing some cards I made with Penny Black’s Blooming 2022 release. Penny Black kindly sent me these products back in mid May and having reached London very quickly, they headed straight out of the country again!! They summered in Brazil for a few months before beginning their journey again – this time to Miami where they spent a few more weeks! But they finally got to me last week and I am so pleased – it was such a beautiful release and had so many die sets that I was excited to create with.

First up is my ‘Splendid Tattered Rose’ card. I created a panel from a Tattered Rose distress oxide and cut it with dies from the Splendid dies set (51-739). I just adore the bud die, which I think could also be used as leaves! The sentiment is from the So Thankful stamp set (30-914).

 

 

 

I then turned my attention to the Courier die set (51-734). I have to confess that I was a little intimidated by the size of the bird, but he was super easy to colour with distress inks! The die set includes a branch but I wanted to add more colour so included the beautiful Whisper die (51-737), also coloured with distress inks. The sentiment is from the Thinking of You stamp set (30-825).

 

 

 

As soon as I saw the release, I wanted to try the pretty Duet die (51-736). I actually spent a long time playing with it this weekend, so you’ll probably see it make an appearance in more cards soon! For this card, I coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints. I adhered it to some card that I had cut with the Wavy Stitch Edges die (51-418) and added a sentiment from the Grateful Heart set (30-467).

 

 

 

Last but definitely not least is my card using the gorgeous An Impression die set (51-735). I love this set – it’s so versatile! I particularly love those leaves/fronds! For this card, I lightly stamped the Brick Wall cling stamp (40-137) on my card base first before adhering the die cuts and adding a sentiment from the Big Love stamp set (30-898).

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Looking forward to Autumn decor

Hello everyone!

Next up today is my card for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using the colour palette from the Color Throwdown challenge and products by Penny Black.

After our very hot summer, I am totally ready for autumn with its cooler temperatures, beautiful colours and of course all the pretty decorations! So when I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of the wheatsheaves from the¬† Autumn Decor die set (51-653) that I bought a few years ago! This is such a versatile set – I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it in 2020 and basically stalked our UK retailer’s online store for weeks!! Anyway, I decided to use it with the Color Throwdown’s combo of mustard, navy blue and turquoise – I know that’s not a traditional palette for wheatsheaves, but it’s a lot of fun! I used distress inks to colour my die cuts, although surprisingly I ended up using Fossilised Amber rather than Mustard Seed as I felt the latter was a bit too bright.

The sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments stamp set (30-423).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.