Love and Friendship

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

Happy Thoughts Owl

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Hues challenge! The colour palette this time is yellow and kraft.

I actually remembered this challenge deadline on Saturday afternoon and adapted what I was using for my entry – the card I was working on is below. I used the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2020 kit which crossed the Atlantic so fast and arrived yesterday! I was so excited to get it so quickly! Thank you Hero Arts! Anyway, the background die is by Poppystamps and I used a Mama Elephant sentiment.

For my original card using this kit, I added a Hero Arts sentiment from a super sentiment stamp set that I really must use more often – I had forgotten how versatile this set is!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A basket of die cuts

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! I hope that link works! My home wifi provider’s setting are currently limiting access to blogspot addresses so I had to be creative with my links. Hopefully they’ll resolve the issues soon!

Anyway, back to the challenge! The palette this week is brown, red, green and orange.

I used a selection of dies by Simply Graphic, Penny Black and the Ton Stamps for my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blue and Beige Vase

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I used a Taylored Expressions stencil for the oval and added die cuts by Simply Graphic and Altenew. The Altenew vase is cut from a piece of my beloved Basic Grey paper! The sentiment is from a very versatile Mama Elephant set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.