Pastel thank you

Hi everyone!

Popping in with a last minute entry into two challenges that close this evening – the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I used a Savvy Stamps die plus distress oxide and Altenew inks. The coloured strips were created using an Avery Elle frame die set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Black and white

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! The theme for this fortnight is ‘one layer card’ with the optional twist of black and white only. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

What an interesting challenge! I actually love making one layer cards, but always use colour to add interest to them! I knew I wanted to use one of my older wood mounted stamps for this challenge as some of the designs are intricate and perfect for simple stamping.

After a LOT of playing around, in the end I chose this beautiful Allium Border stamp from Memory Box. I stamped it using versafine onyx ink and then stamped the Cleary Besotted sentiment underneath.

I added a little bit of shimmer to the allium heads using my Nuvo Aquashimmer pen.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Nancy from Made by Nananas – she has some beautiful cards on her blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rad birthday roses

Hi everyone

Today I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge…. and because I love the current combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge (raspberry, lavender, green and kraft), I’m also playing along with that challenge again!

I finally used the Paper Smooches Rad Roses die that I got a few months ago. I just love these Deco/Rennie Mackintoch roses so much, whenever I see them in dies/stamps, I almost always end up buying them!  Anyway, I cut the image three times – in white, green (blended mowed lawn distress ink) and lavender (blended Gina K lovely lavender ink) and then inlaid the roses and leaves.

I adhered a strip of Basic Grey paper to the left side of my card and then adhered a white panel to the right side of the card using funky foam. I embossed a sentiment on a strip kraft cardstock and adhered that, plus some more Basic Grey paper to the white panel. Finally I adhered the Rad Roses and finished off my card with a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Flutterby Butterfly

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge which has another gorgeous combo – raspberry, lavender, green and kraft.

I used a lot of new supplies – in fact they only arrived this morning! The butterfly die is from Paula Pascual’s new brand, Bright Rosa. I bought the ‘Butterflies Border’ set of 8 dies and couldn’t wait to play with it. After cutting the large image from white cardstock, I used a large die from the set which cuts wings/bases for four butterflies in one go – super quick and easy! I then blended some distress ink (picked raspberry and mowed lawn) and a Gina K ink (lovely lavender) to create my colourful butterfly wings/bases. I added a few splatters of gold paint for that touch of shimmer!

I adhered the butterfly wings/bases to the back to the butterfly border and added a few glitter butterfly bodies that I cut using dies from other butterfly die sets. I then stuck the image to a kraft base that I’d embossed using the Seamless Wave embossing folder from Gemini.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Tonic Studios and a few green dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Believe in Yourself

Hi everyone!

There’s a great sketch for the Paper Players’ current challenge and I immediately thought of my Altenew Halftone Stars set. I created a panel using a John Next Door embossing folder and adhered it to my card base. I then used three star stamps and their coordinating dies and added them, plus a stamped sentiment from the set, to my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Framed Gerbera Daisies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing a long with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, which is a colour challenge.

I decided to use two of my newest crafty products, the gorgeous Gerbera Daisy background die from Simon Says Stamp and the Nesting Wood frame die from Hero Arts.

First, I die cut the frame three times and adhered them together to create a 3D frame. Then I coloured the daisies using my Twinkling H2O paints – it’s so shimmery in real life! I cut a panel, stuck it to my card base and adhered the frame on top.

Rather than try to match up the leaves with some coloured cardstock, I painted a couple of layers of the Twinkling H2O paint onto white cardstock and then die cut it with a Mama Elephant die.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.