Farmhouse Wreath smiles

Hi again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with this week’s sketch challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.

First I created a soft panel with regular distress inks and cut it with a rectangle die. I then stamped, coloured and cut the beautiful wreath from the Farmhouse Wreath set by Reverse Confetti. I’ve had this set for a while now but never got round to using it as it was a little smaller than I was expecting… but it’s absolutely perfect for the sketch this week!  To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Golden pumpkins

Hello everyone!

First up today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a combo of brown, rust, gold and blue.

I’ve been wanting to ink up and colour the beautiful Autumn Vibes clings stamp by Penny Black (40-786) for a while now and I thought this week’s combo would be perfect for the stamp. I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints, but didn’t like how my gold paint looked… So, I turned to some glitzy golden paper, stamped and cut out the pumpkins and did some paper piecing! the sentiment is from Penny Black’s Pumpkin Stack mini set (30-855).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Inchie challenge

 

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one inchie only; our optional twist is ‘masculine’.

I kept my card extremely CAS – with an inchie by Darkroom Door. I was going to colour it in but I decided that I actually liked the monochrome effect. No room for a sentiment with this stamp, but that’s fine too. I’m a great believer in ‘less is more’.

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, Laurie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pinecone Plethora Trauma

Greetings and happy Saturday friends

Today I have to report that the craftroom was the scene of a Great Trauma. The savage destruction of a beloved embossing folder, the Pinecone Plethora by Gemini. It got mangled in my die cutting machine and the hinges split apart.  I am still now sure how it could have happened… I think I was trying to angle it a little too sharply and well, its demise was the result…. At least my Gemini Junior survived I suppose. But unfortunately I can seem to fashion an at home repair… Does anyone have any suggestions… or do you know where I might be able to locate a replacement? Google tells me that they are only to be found in a store in the Philippines!

At least I managed to create something with it – my entry for the sketch challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I blended various distress inks and then embossed the background before lifting some ink from the berries. I then added a sentiment from My Favorite Things to complete my entry.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Happiness Wreath

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at the Four Seasons challenge using Penny Black products.

I absolutely love the new Golden cling stamp (40-782) and was so excited to ink it up. I haven’t been doing much stamping and colouring recently and I really enjoyed using my beloved Twinkling H2O paints again! Can you see the shimmer in the second photo? So difficult to photograph!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling set (30-863) and also softly sponged some distress ink to the background to create a layered effect without adding too many physical layers.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Curled Holly branch

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

It’s a fun festive palette so I decided to try out a new-to-me colouring technique using alcohol markers to colour the fabulous new Memory Box Curled Holly Branch die. I think I still prefer using my distress inks to colour die cuts but I’m definitely going to practice this technique a little more.

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.