Sending love to Australia

My heart is broken by the suffering and devastation in Australia.

I have been fortunate to visit downunder quite a few times and have some of my fondest travel memories from my time there… spotting wild koala, worrying about crazy kangaroos and just being struck by the majesty of nature there.

On my first trip, my friends and I stumbled upon the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital and we loved learning about the work they were doing to nurse some very poorly koalas back to health.

Their recent work with poor burnt koalas is absolutely amazing and I’m so pleased to see that the donations they have received will enable them to set up the world’s first wild koala breeding programme.

This card is for the team there and all the heroes working so tirelessly downunder.

I used the sketch from the current Case This Sketch challenge and the koala die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Winter berries

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with a couple of challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge (red, brown and white) and the Time-Out Challenge!

I used a couple of dies from Simply Graphic and coloured the berries using an Altenew alcohol marker. For the vase, I used an Impression Obsession die and adhered another die cut from the Simply Graphic die that I used in the bouquet.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards Sketch challenge

Hi there!

It’s time for the first challenge of the year (and decade!!!) at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the sketch we’ve provided; our optional twist is ‘winter birthday’! Our sponsor is Craftyscrappers .

Now, I have a winter birthday and I like receiving all sorts of bright and cheerful cards so I decided to use some butterfly dies for my take on the challenge. I used the Simon Says Stamp Adeline Butterfly and Flickering Butterflies dies and cut them from a piece of card that I’d previously coated in various colours of Cosmic Shimmer Luna Paste.

I added a strip of white card embossed using a Crafts-Too folder and a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment to complete my take.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Milka, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello Friend card

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I spent a long time tidying my craft room over the festive break and enjoyed seeing some supplies that haven’t been used for a while. One of the background dies I know I wanted to use again very soon was the Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Frame die. I thought it would be perfect for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

As you can see, I actually strayed away from my usual Twinkling H2O/pastel go-to combos and used some Nuvo alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils to colour the flowers and leaves.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant and I also used one of the butterflies from the Memory Box Pinpoint Butterfly Trio die set.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Bright Little Tree

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a fun final combo for 2019 – lime green, hot pink and white.

Here’s what I came up with using the fabulous Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Tree and a few fluffy pompoms a la Laura Fadora!

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Oh Christmas trees

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I used a couple of dies from Creative Expressions plus a some rejected backgrounds I created using Colour Bursts a few months ago. Tim Holtz is right – never throw away that rejected background – it will always come in handy!.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.