Spring and Easter

Wavy Easter Eggs

Hello everyone!

I’m still making my Easter cards and here’s one I created today using the Simon Says Stamp Peeking Chick dies.

I embossed the background using the background using the Simon Says Stamp Circle Doodles Embossing Plate. I created some blended ink panels using Altenew inks and an Echo Park stencil before cutting out the Simon Says Stamp Wavy Egg. Many thanks to Laura Bassen for her post-it note trick to keep those wavy egg pieces all together!

I then cut out the Simon Says Stamp Peeking Chick from some yellow cardstock and adhered it to my card.

Finally I added a Poppystamps die cut sentiment and a few stars to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Easter Bunny Basket

Happy Friyay!

Today I’ve been playing with a few of my Poppystamps dies to create another Easter card… well it is that time of year!

I paired a die from the Country Baskets set with the new Peek a Boo Bunny. The bunny is attached to a square frame which I cut off but I stuck his little paws onto the basket because they are just too cute!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted and a few eggs from an old Marianne Designs die.

I’m entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge which is all about things that make you happy in the garden – and hey, bunnies and Easter egg hunts bring a lot of happiness!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Easter Papel Picado

Hi there!

Today I’m playing with another new background die – the fabulous Hero Arts Papel Picardo die!

I decided to create another Easter card using older stamps from Simon Says Stamp and the current palette for the Color Throwdown challenge (mint, aqua, dark pink and green).

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (anything goes) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – no designer paper!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Waltham Easter Egg

Hello everyone!

I’m playing along in two challenges today – the Case This Sketch challenge and the Memory Box April challenge where the theme is clean and simple.

I chose an ‘oldie but goodie’ Memory Box die that I have had for many years – the pretty Waltham Egg and coloured it with my Zig brushmarkers before adding some highlights with my Prismacolor pencils. I then added a generous coat of Pixie Dust, which hopefully you can see a bit of in the second photo!

I adhered it to a couple of die cuts to provide some dimension, before sticking it onto an oval base that I had smooshed with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I added some Basic Grey papers as per the sketch challenge and carefully stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. Finally I added some tiny Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Peeking Easter critters

Hello Friends!

When I was at Simon Says Create, the Peeking Bunny and Peeking Chick dies flew into my basket! I’ve been playing around with them for a little while, trying to figure out a ‘different’ way to use them as the SSS inspiration team came up with some great designs.

Then, I stumbled across an old Spellbinders background die that I found in the bargain bucket at the Alexandra Palace craft show last year – perfect for showcasing my new little critters!

I used an old rejected rainbow background and added a Lawn Fawn egg to complete my card. The sentiment is from an older SSS set.

I’m entering this into the current SSS Wednesday Challenge (animal antics) and the SSS Flickr Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wild spring meadow

Hello friend and happy Saturday!

Today I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of my Arrow Mat border die from Avery Elle which I haven’t used enough yet! Perfect for the border!

I inked up the gorgeous Mama Elephant Wild Meadow stamp, which were so much fun to colour! I blended some distress ink to create the sky and then added a generous spritz of watered-down Pixie Dust. Hope you can see that gorgeous shimmer! To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I bought the set on clearance and whilst I rarely use the images in the set, that sentiment gets a LOT of use at this time of year. There aren’t that many spring sentiments out there!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.