Deer Friend collage

Hi there!

I have a few cards to share today before the challenge closes. First up, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I knew I wanted to use the fabulous new Penny Black Grazing Fawn die (51-672) as my focal point again and I also wanted to stay true to my preferred CAS style. This sketch had lots of layers so I decided to create an ink-blended/stencilled base layer with the Penny Black Leaf Frolic Stencil (25-019) and added a subtle piece of patterned paper on top of that. The sentiment is from the Hello Deer mini stamp set (30-766) (partially stamped).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let’s Sail Away

Hello again everyone!

After a lovely day yesterday celebrating a dear friend’s special birthday, I finally got to my craft table this weekend to make my entry into the current Color Throwdown which has a nautical palette of light grey, aqua and navy.

I paired a brand new Memory Box die set (Marina Sailboats) with an older die (Silent Snowfall) that I  repurposed to represent water! The sentiment is from an older Simon Says Stamp set called Sailing.

I’m also entering this into the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘feeling blue’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with Childhood Twist

 

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘Childhood Memories’!

My childhood was dominated by reading! It was by far my favourite pastime and I spent many happy hours at the library and local bookshop finding my next read. After years of studying and now with a lot of reading (and writing) in my professional life, I rarely read for pleasure, but that’s OK… I have LOTS of other hobbies! Anyway, I chose an older Newton’s Nook set for my take on our challenge and twist.

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, Marieke, who has some lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Much Love to you

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry into a new-to-me challenge, Sunday Stamps.

I used stamps and dies by Penny Black – the stamped images are from the fabulous new Garden Fresh stamp set (30-816) – I used the coordinating dies (51-703) to cut them out. There isn’t a coordinating die for the mason jar image, but it’s super easy to fussy cut. I coloured the images using my Twinkling H2O paints.

For the background panel, I cut the Geometric Circles die (51-644) twice and adhered sections together to create a longer die cut. I hid the join behind the little bench from the Autumn Decor die set (51-653). In fact, I actually reduced the width of the bench by trimming out a middle section – the join is hidden behind the mason jar image!

Finally I added a sentiment from the Ever Thanks set (30-813).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly cookie inspiration

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m using some brand new Birch Press Design dies that landed on my door mat yesterday. Look at that beautiful Eloquent Butterfly layering die! Isn’t it fabulous? I already have a layering butterfly die but I couldn’t resist adding another one to my collection!

I used the inspiration photo from the June If you give a crafter a cookie challenge. I loved the colour combo and designs! I paired the butterfly with a stem from the beautiful Sugar Pea Designs Botanical Branches die set

The background is also by Birch Press Deisgn – the Pinpoint Radial Plate.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Little Foliage Circle in Purple

Hi there!

I was struck down with a migraine over the weekend so I haven’t been able to play in all the challenges that I wanted to enter this week. Luckily I was able to squeeze in a bit of crafty time this evening to play along with the beautiful colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I haven’t been able to find a UK supplier for Paper Rose dies, which is so disappointing as they are gorgeous! I managed to pop this fabulous Little Foliage Circle die in my last Simon Says Stamp order a few months ago and today I finally got round to using it. I coloured the die cut with my Twinkling H2Os and layered it onto piece of coloured cardstock – this is much lighter in real life but I can’t quite get the true colour to show up properly in my photo.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.