Glitzy Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone!

I turned to my sadly-neglected distress stains for today’s card and used them to create a soft background. I then used Cosmic Shimmer Paste and a Simon Says Stamp stencil to add the sparkle.

When the paste was dry, I added a simple sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly, which I’ve had for years and years!

Today’s card is for three challenges – the Case this Sketch challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (Birthday Bash) and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Touchy Feely).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Have a cupcake or two!

Hi there!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is sweet things/one layer card. A perfect opportunity for me to use my Altenew cupcake layering stamps. They line up so easily. I had a lot of fun playing with different colour combos before deciding on this one for my card!

Anyway, I added a few splatters from my Twinkling H2Os and also added shimmer to the cupcake using my trusty Nuvo aqua shimmer pen!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

Happy Owl

Hi everyone!

I love participating in sketch challenges as they often push me beyond my CAS comfort zone… and I also find that I can use up some of my very neglected patterned paper mountain at the same time!

Today’s card is for the current My Favorite Things sketch challenge – I’ve paired MFT stamps with dies from Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box on this card. And I’ve been able to use some of my patterned paper (from My Mind’s Eye). Woo hoo indeed!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

I Heart Dad!

Hi everyone!

Both the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges have a masculine theme this week. I pulled out my Tim Holtz products for my entry! I used a crazy bird stamp and the Distress Oxide inks to colour the image, background and balloons. I love those inks!

I used dies from My Favorite Things and part of a Hero Arts stamp to create the balloons.

I couldn’t resist a bit of shimmer so I added a drop or two from my Nuvo aqua shimmer pen!

I really enjoyed making this card, but it’ll probably stay in my craft room as my own dad definitely prefers my CAS cards and so that’s what I’ll be making for him this week!!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

 

Happy Anniversary!

Hi everyone!

I am so excited  to tell you that I have joined the AAA Cards design team! You can meet my talented teammates and see their fabulous creations on the AAA Cards blog.

The theme for the next fortnight is RESIST and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor. For my card, I used a stamp by Seth Apter/Impression Obsession to create my heat-embossed background. I blended distress inks over the top and then rubbed the excess ink from the image. I accidentally used a cloth that I had also used to rub off some perfect pearls on another project and some of the shimmer stuck to my background! Gotta love shimmer! What a happy accident!

Anyway, I cut out some hearts using a Memory Box die and stuck them in the middle of a rectangle that I had embossed on my base card. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Jasleen from hapilyevacrafter. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

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

LucieG.

A floral hello

Happy Saturday!

I’ve been practising my no-lines colouring today. I stamped the gorgeous floral bouquet image from Avery Elle in Antique Linen distress ink and then used my Twinkling H2Os to colour the image.

I cut a frame using a die from My Favorite Things and added a sentiment die from Avery Elle and a smattering of gold stickles to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (coral, green and yellow) and the Flower challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.