Spring and Easter

Vintage foiled egg

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the ‘Can You Handle the Pressure‘ challenge where the twist is Easter.

My original plan was to create a large vintage foiled egg with a WRMK embossing folder. But then I was concerned that the challenge would expect us to also include an embossed background… so I pulled out the Pebble embossing folder by Carabelle Studio again!

Then I felt that the card STILL needed something extra so I added a vellum sprig cut from the Sylvan Sprig by Poppystamps.

Finally I added a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Jumping Chick

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at The Paper Players and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

The colour combo for The Paper Players challenge just said Easter to me, but my inspiration was a bit lacking until I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and thought I could create a fun chick scene using the Easter colour combo. I used the chick from Poppystamps’ Chick and Egg die set, together with a Memory Box egg and Lawn Fawn grass die – all coloured with distress inks.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hopping By to Say Hi!

 

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of animals.

I’m currently making the most of all my Easter supplies so knew that I would want to make an Easter card for this challenge – so that meant bunnies or chicks (although I suppose I could have also used my Easter Newton stamps too). Anyway, in the end I chose the Simon Says Stamp Oh Bunny set and got creating.

I decided to add a little interest to my card base by adhering a die cut background for the bunnies and chose the Frieda Wreath by Poppystamps. Next I stamped the largest bunny image in the set using distress oxide ink and then cut it out using the coordinating die. Finally I added a Taylored Expressions sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Egg Planters… again!

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along in the April Four Seasons Challenge using Penny Black products. The challenge has a fabulous spring/Easter inspiration board and I knew that I wanted to ink up the beautiful Delicate cling stamp (40-832) again before Easter.

Last time I only used part of the stamp, but I was determined to use all of it this time! I decided to use a square card base so that I would still have plenty of space around the image!

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added some stickles to a couple of the plants for extra sparkle! As it was drying, I stamped out the sentiment from the Spring Day set (30-805) and fussy cut around it before adhering it to the card.

I felt that the card still needed a little something, but the addition of a few sequins didn’t quite do it…. then I remembered the fabulous new Vintage Touch die set (51-730)! I chose a spindle, die cut it a couple of times and adhered it to the card! And hey presto, it finally felt ‘finished’!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Egg Gift Bag

Hello again everyone!

I’m back with a card for Perfectly CAS challenge where the theme is ‘die cuts’. Clean and simple AND die cuts?!! A very ‘Lucie’ challenge!

I decided to create a little Easter bag with the Waffle Flower Crafts Flat Paper Bag and the Poppystamps Folk Decorated Eggs. After colouring the images with distress ink, I spent some time arranging the eggs before adhering them to my card base which I had also sponged with a little distress ink. I added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to complete my card,

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

In the Middle

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the sketch challenge hosted by Sunday Stamps using products by Simon Says Stamp.

When I used Simon Says Stamp’s Oval of Flowers die for this card, I kept the little die cut pieces, planning to use them on a white-on-white card. Then I changed my mind and die cut an egg from kraft cardstock! I stuck the die cut pieces to the egg and adhered the egg to the centre of my card base.

I added a couple of strips of kraft card and a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set  to complete my card.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is ‘Easter/Spring’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.