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Christmas in July 2021 – Day 19

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 19 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of geometric.

I decided to use the Ellen Hutson Geo Tree – hard to believe that this was released almost five years ago! Time flies! I paired it with an Altenew frame die and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

I then spent far too long working out where to put my sentiment and then how to adorn said sentiment! In the end, I chose a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration, a Sizzix bow and some ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 10

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 10 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a palette of yellow, grey, black and white.

I was quite short on time today but I managed to grab a few moments this evening to make this card with the beautiful Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree which I coloured with distress inks. I seriously can’t believe this tree is from 2011! Anyway, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp, a pot from an Altenew die set and some gems to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

One Cool Cat

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I spent a good part of my crafty time this morning trying to get to grips with a technique Tim Holtz demonstrated last year in the hopes of incorporating it into my entry today. Suffice to say that I still need to perfect said technique so instead this afternoon, I turned to an older Hero Arts Layering Stamp set (Brave Lion). I paired it with a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

The panel was embossed using a Park Lane Paperie embossing folder called Aztec and added a Honey Bee Stamps Heart Vine die cut for good measure!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vases silhouettes

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve been waiting for the Altenew Spring Mantle Decor set to reach the UK since it was released in mid April. I snapped it up as soon as Seven Hills Crafts got it into their store over the bank holiday!

I carefully blended Salvaged Patina and Picked Raspberry distress oxide inks to create the background. In addition to the foliage from the new die set, I added part of a branch from the Berries and Branches die set. The sentiment is also by Altenew.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown – Just Because

Hello everyone!

I’m delighted to be the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. They have a lovely peaceful palette this week – light blue, grey and kraft

I used dies from a few different manufacturers – Penny Black (cat), Altenew (sentiment) and Poppystamps (circle). I sponged Hickory Smoke and Stormy Sky distress ink to quickly colour the images.

The Color Throwdown team are all sharing some gorgeous inspiration over on the blog. Hope you can play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Starry Flowers Hello

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have another fabulous colour palette this week – plum, cream and black!

I usually have problems when purple is included in a colour challenge palette, but I was lucky this week as I had a lovely shade of plum in my Twinkling H2O paint collection. So, I inked up the beautiful Altenew Starry Flowers stamp and quickly coloured it using the Twinklings and a black coloured pencil for the stems. I added a few black Nuvo drops to the centres after I cut out the image with the coordinating die. I cut the Altenew Burlap die from black card and adhered it and the flower cluster to a cream card base. To complete my take, I added a sentiment from the Altenew Painted Sentiments set and tucked it partly behind my main image.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.