Spring and Easter

Another favourite hobby

Hi everyone!

It’s been a gorgeous afternoon here, makes me want to get out in the garden again! Alas, spring is not really springing as we have another colder snap heading our way.

Still, when I saw the Time Out challenge theme (hobbies), I thought of gardening. Well obviously I could have chosen crafting, but I wanted to celebrate another hobby. If time permits, I may enter again with a crafty card!

Anyway, for this CAS card, I coloured a Simon Says Stamp image with my Twinkling H2Os – it was wonderfully shimmery in the gorgeous sunlight this afternoon, but so hard to capture on camera!

I was intending to follow the challenge’s optional twist of a one layer card, but I’ve added a small bit of bling – so not sure that it still counts as a one layer card?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG,

Being different isn’t a bad thing…

Hi there!

The cue word for this week’s Casology challenge is ‘odd’ and here is my take using a sweet Stamping Bella Stamp! I guess it’s really more of an Easter/Spring stamp BUT it fit the challenge perfectly in my view!

I coloured the birds with my Twinkling H2os and then added some more shimmer to the ‘odd one out’ with my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.

So confession time… This card started out as a standard UK A6 card…. but I messed up when I stamped the sentiment. My paper must have moved slightly in my MISTI. Rather than lose the image I’d coloured, I framed it and re-stamped the greeting. Phew. And I do like a lot of white space!!

Sorry about the quality of the photos – I had to take them under artificial light as we have been affected by the red sun caused by Hurricane Orphelia today – very eerie indeed. It was dusk-like from midday onwards! I can only liken the feeling to the 1999 eclipse!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Tulip Vase

Hi there! The theme for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge is ‘tulips’ and it gave me the chance to use one of my very first stamps from Hero Arts! Using this brought back lots of memories!

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2Os and used an embossing folder from Darice Crafts to create a the base panel.

I’m also entering this into the ‘anything goes’ challenge hosted by A Blog Named Hero.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

 

A Spring Walk in London

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is ‘spring walk’. I interpreted it a little differently from others….

Although it has been sunny in lovely London recently, many (most?!) spring walks require an umbrella, so I chose this fabulous stamp from Penny Black for my entry and coloured it with my trusty Twinkling H2O’s for a bit of shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Happy Easter

 

Happy Easter everyone!

Here’s another one of my Easter cards which I made using dies from Simon Says Stamp, My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn and lots of glitter paper.

As I used the colour palette from this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, I’m entering this card into that challenge, together with the current SSS Flickr challenge (‘sparkle and shine’).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

 

A bunny Easter egg!

Hi there!

I finally got round to using this cute Avery Elle Easter image that I have had for a couple of years! Such fun to colour with my Twinkling H2Os! I added a Woodware sentiment and used Lawn Fawn dies to add interest to the background.

I’m entering this into the Seven Hills monthly challenge, the Color Throwdown challenge and also the current AAA challenge (shiny spring).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG