Spring and Easter

Dear Daffodils

Hello everyone!

Happy Friyay! As sad as I am that the festive season is over, I really enjoyed making a spring birthday card today.

As soon as I saw the colour palette for the first Color Throwdown Challenge (yellow, green, black and white), I knew I had to do something flowery! This coincided with the arrival of my Clearly Besotted order and I could not wait to inck up the Spring Daffodils stamp. I coloured them using my Twinkling H2O paints and then adhered the image to a smooshed background I created some time ago using distress oxide inks. And I finally used the My Favorite Things label die which I have had for ages but which I haven’t used….

I added a Brushed Sentiment also by Clearly Besotted and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring tulip heart

Happy Friyay all!

I’ve been practising with my Prismacolor pencils again today. I’m really enjoying learning how to use them… it may soon be time to splash out on a bigger set!

Anyway, today I used the beautiful tulip heart stamp from a new Simon Says Stamp set… yep! I bought an entire set for that stamp! Such fun to colour! You may be seeing this again before spring is out! I decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge so used the challenge design and added a sentiment from an older SSS set plus some beautiful handmade paper from Tonic Studios which I got this week. I’m very impressed with the quality of the paper and it cut very well with a craft knife!

I’m entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes and the Uniko colour challenge (once I’ve found out where the challenge linky tool is!).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Easter Egg Wreath

Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate this day!

As I’ve mentioned before, I love Easter crafty supplies – it’s just a shame that the Easter crafty season is so short! I’m happy to say that I sent out all the Easter cards I made this year!

Today, I’m sharing one more Easter card – this is the one I made for my mum using a sweet Nellie Snellen wreath stamp and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and then added a few Studio Katia gems to finish it off!

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes) and the Just us Girls challenge (CAS cards).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Newton’s Easter fun

Hello everyone!

Although I try not to buy Easter sets, every year, a few break my resolve. This year, I couldn’t resists the Newton’s Nook Newton’s Easter set. Isn’t it cutte!

I used my twinkling H2Os to colour the image and then applied some distress ink – using a heart stencil from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes) and the Just Us Girls challenge (CAS).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Tulip egg

Hi everyone and happy Good Friday to you.

I pulled out one of my old wooden stamps for this card – this one s from Whipper Snapper and has 2005 on it! I think I bought it a few years later, maybe in 2008. You know I have so many of them, but they just aren’t as easy to use as clear stamps with a stamp positioner, are they. However, I love the impression from my wooden stamps and don’t think could ever part with them. Luckily I have a good storage system for them and whilst they do take up a lot of space, it works for me. Anyway, I think I’m going to challenge myself to use at least one a week now.

On to the card. After embossing, I coloured the egg with my Twinkling H2Os – I think it looks a bit like stained glass, don’t you? I then fussy cut it and attached it to an ink-blended strip that I had embossed with a Carabelle Studio folder. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I’m entering this card into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Retro Rubber challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hoppy Easter, peeps

Hello there everyone!

Here’s a quick card I made for the current Case This Sketch challenge using a couple of stamps from Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped and embossed the background stamp and then blended three shades of distress ink over it (I used dried marigold, spun sugar and tattered rose).

Following the sketch, I cut up the background into a number of strips and adhered them to my base card.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp – it’s stamped with delicata gold ink. Can you see that beautiful shimmer?

I’m also entering this into the current Colour Throwdown challenge (blush, pink and peach) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (springtime/Easter).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.