Spring and Easter

Springtime be bold blooms

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

My Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms die set was still on my table when I saw the challenge so of course I HAD to use that again this time – using flowers in place of the squares in the sketch. I applied distress ink to the flowers before adding a die cut flower centre. While the three flowers would have been enough, I just couldn’t help myself… I had to add a few sprigs from the set as well.

I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment and a few sequins to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Heart of Tulips

Hi there!

I’m back again today with the card I made for The Flower Challenge where the theme is ‘add a heart’.

I’ve been wanting to use the tulip heart stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Wishes set for a while – it’s a beautiful image but as it’s on an Easter set, it usually gets put away and forgotten about! This year, I made sure to keep it on my table when I put away the rest of my Easter supplies!

I stamped the image with my Frayed Burlap distress Archival ink – and I just have to say that this really has become my go-to ink for almost all my stamping! I’m so glad I made my own large ink pad!

Anyway, back to the card – I coloured the image with my twinkling H2Os and then fussy cut it. I die cut the Poppystamps’ Sylvan Sprig from vellum and adhered it to my card base. I added the heart on top and then a Memory Box sentiment.

I was just about to photograph my card when I decided it needed something else so I added a few gems to complete it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Layered Chick and Speckled Egg

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

To start, I created a stencil from a Memory Box egg die and blended some Speckled Egg distress ink before adding some brown speckles. Next, I finally got round to using my Tim Holtz/Sizzix chick dies! I was a little apprehensive at first as some layering die sets can be quite fiddly but as soon as I started cutting the pieces, I realise how super easy this set is! I really liked Jenn Shurkus’s inspiration card where I think she used some smooshed panels to create her chicks so I decided to use some of my smooshed backgrounds. I when through my Big Background Box and was quite surprised that I have created quite a few yellow panels! Nice to actually use some of them today!

After adhering the chick, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.