Fabulous You!

Hi everyone!

So today I stepped away from the Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves set and played with some of my other new Stamptember goodies – including the gorgeous Fabulous You set by Altenew for Stamptember.

I must say, I found this set very easy to use and just created this very quick card using Altenew inks, some distress inks and my Twinkling H2Os, stickles and some sequins to add a bit of sparkle. Looking at it now thought, I’m wondering if I added too many ink splatters to the background?

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘stamp it’.

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

Simple one layer Happy Birthday card

Hi everyone

I’m very excited that my Stamptember goodies came today!!!!! Before I open them up and start playing, I thought I’d share this card which I created for the current Less is More challenge – which has a theme of ‘colouring in/one-layer card’.

I stamped an image from the Simon Says Stamp Spring Seeds set and then added a sentiment from the Sketch Ranunculus set. Thank goodness again for the MISTI – I was able to position the sentiment in exactly the right spot! Would have taken ages in the pre-MISTI days!

Anyway, I dry-embossed a Spellbinders die around the image and then coloured using my Twinking H2Os. I added a touch of stickles to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – both have the theme of ‘Stamp It’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Colourful Autumn Greetings

Hi everyone!

I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on the gorgeous new Fractile Leaves stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, but while I’m waiting (not so patiently) for it to arrive, I thought I’d have a play with the ‘One with nature set’. I love how versatile this set is and I had such fun colouring the trees!

I popped the die cut trees onto an ink-smooshed  background and then added a greeting from Hero Arts to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge and Work it Wednesday  – which all have the same theme – stamp it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Get well wishes

 

Hi everyone!

There’s a really strong colour combination for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge – red, black and white. My mind was whirring with so many possibilities for my take on this!!

In the end, I decided to use the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I cut a circle from a black panel and used my Nuvo aqua shimmer pen to add a bit of shimmer to the white background exposed by the circle. I used an older Memory Box die to cut some glittery red paper and attached this to my card. Finally I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Shimmery flowers

 

Hi everyone!

There’s a colour challenge over at the Less is More challenge blog this week – royal blue and lime green and here is my entry!

I masked off a section of card and stamped a beautiful Penny Black image which I then coloured with my Twinkling H2Os.

I added a few Nuvo drops plus a glittery Poppystamps die but still felt my card was missing ‘something’. So I added some shimmer to the background of the stamped panel using my Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen. Really loved how it turned out!

I’m also entering this into the current challenge at The Flower Challenge blog (tic-tac-toe – I chose  the bottom row – white – die cuts – blue).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.