Spring and Easter

Poppystamps flowers and butterflies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Poppystamps challenge where the theme is flowers and butterflies! Two of my favourites! I can’t believe I only saw the theme at the end of the month – the challenge closes tonight so I made it just in time!

I used quite a few dies from my Poppystamps collection: the main image is the Blooming Branches Sidekick frame and stencil set, then I used the Dervyn Butterfly Trio and Emelia Butterfly Trio. Finally I added the freehand Happy Spring sentiment – althoughit has been super warm here today, technically it is still spring until mid June after all!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Favourite Technique challenge

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along in TWO challenges hosted by Simon Says Stamp – the May instagram challenge where the theme is ‘favourite technique’ and the Wednesday challenge which is ‘anything goes’ with Simon Says Stamp products being showcased.

I decided to make another mini slimline card using my current favourite technique of die cutting. I used the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tulip die and a stamped sentiment from a 2012 SSS set called Flower Friend.

The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Springtime flower box

 

Happy Saturday friends!

It’s been a long time since I last played in a Simon Says Stamp blog challenge but the Wednesday challenge theme is ‘dies or punches’ with Memory Box products being showcased. Well of course I HAD to play along didn’t I?!

I used a couple of old dies and one newer one for my take on the challenge theme – the Grand Flower Box by Poppystamps plus the beautiful Spring border – which is celebrating its tenth birthday this year! Yep this beautiful die is from 2011! I coloured the die cuts with distress inks and then added a die cut from the 2020 Cherry Blossom branches set on top of the box.

The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Cherry Tree

 

Hi Everyone!

My card for today uses the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I used the amazing Fir & Foliage No 1 stamp and die set from The Greetery to create this bright cherry blossom tree, together with the Whittle Clouds dies by Poppystamps and a  Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fluttering by…

Happy Friyay friends!

I’m playing with more products from Penny Black’s beautiful Daydream collection.

After a snowy start to the week, it’s starting to look more springlike here now, although it’s still pretty chilly. Sadly the magnolia blooms have a lot of frost damage, but we’ve got a few cherry blossoms, so I decided to use them, along with the Time Out challenge photo, as my inspiration today.

I lightly blended some distress ink over part of my card base and then using Distress Oxide ink and markers, I stamped the main flower image from the Flying Colors stamp set (40-739). I used my Prismacolour pencils to add some detail to the flowers.

I stamped a large sentiment from the Snippets (30-283) set and then added some ink splatters. I thought they were a little dark at first but I’ve got used to them now!

Finally I added a few butterfliew from the fabulous Flourish & Butterflies die set (51-198).

I’m entering this into the current Time Out Challenge .

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

The Double challenge

Hi everyone!

For my second card of the day, I’m playing along with the ‘double’ challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This challenge combines colours AND a sketch… and can be quite tricky… but hey, that’s why they are called challenges, isn’t it?

For my card, I used the beautiful Cherry Blossom Wreath by Memory Box, together with a sentiment from the Ton and a stencil by Funky Fossil Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.