Thank you

You are so kind

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight’s theme is ‘inspired by nature’ and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers shop.

For my card, I used the Beautiful Branches stamp set and dies from Concord & 9th. After stamping the branch using Distress Oxide ink, I cut to blossoms from some pink and white vellum that I’ve had in my stash for many years! Once I had an arrangement I was happy with, I stuck down the flowers and added a stamped greeting and a few Nuvo drops to finish the card.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Nancy from Paper Trail of Smiles and Christine from Poppaea Cards. They both have some fabulous creations – you must check out their sites if you haven’t already done so!

I’m also entering this into the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge – floral.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 

I can always count on you

Hi everyone!

I’ve had a crazy busy week with no time to get into my craft room, not even when my Simon Says Stamp order showed up!

I had a bit of time this evening and here’s what I came up with using my brand new Flickering Butterflies die from Simon Says Stamp. I confess I had a little buyer’s remorse about getting this instead of a different die in the collection, but as soon as I saw it in real life, I was so happy I got it!

I added a couple of layers of white cardstock to the back of the die cut piece and then adhered a panel I made with my neglected Distress Stains. I used card instead of foam as I didn’t want to raise the panel too much – It has made the card quite heavy – may be one to send in the UK rather than overseas!

The Thanks die is also by SSS and the sentiment stamp is from Reverse Confetti.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Die cuts only

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is die cuts only and our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I think this may be my favourite theme to date! I love using my dies – they are brilliant for quick CAS cards!

For my card, I used an image die from Simply Graphic together with a sentiment die from Savvy Stamps and a banner die from My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (lilac, green, grey and white).

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and Noga Shefer, an instagram follower, is our Guest Designer.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

I thank the stars

Hello everyone!

As my distress oxides have been out this weekend, I decided to put them to use for my entry into this week’s Colour Throwdown challenge. It’s another great combo (aqua, orange and grey) and I decided to use the sketch for the current Case This Sketch challenge as well.

I used the dies and a stamp from My Favorite Things, but the white background felt a little stark when I started layering the stars. That’s an unusual thing for me to say really as CAS is usually my go to/comfort zone! In the end, I decided to  use a Hero Arts stencil to add a little interest!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Simply thanks

Happy Saturday everyone!

I treated myself to an order from Simply Graphic on New Year’s Eve and it arrived this morning! Super fast shipping from France!

I just had to use my new dies today and here’s one of the cards I made! I used the colour combo from this week’s Colour Throwdown challenge (grey, ivory and black) and added a sentiment die from Mama Elephant.

I’m also entering this into the current Time Out challenge (thankful).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Repurposing fractile leaves

Hello!

I really think that the Fractile Leaves stamp set is my favourite Stamptember set so far this year. I could not wait to ink it up and start playing when it landed on my doormat yesterday!

As I was playing, I was thinking about how I could use the set in different ways – I find Simon Says Stamp sets lend themselves to repurposing very nicely – I’ve already shared some cards where I used the Artsy Flower Parts in a different way – here and here.

Anyway, for this card, I thought one leaf could be easily converted into a petal – so here is my Fractile Flower card. Embossed in silver and coloured as ever with my Twinkling H2Os!

I couldn’t resist using one of my new Simon Says Stamp background stamps as well – I embossed it in white and then lightly smooshed on some distress ink.

I’m entering this into the current SSS Flickr challenge – ‘stamp it’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG