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Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Hi there!

Happy Leap Day friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current Altenew Inspiration Challenge . I never usually play along with Altenew challenges but when I saw the inspiration colours, I thought they would work well with and idea I had for a freshly Made Sketches challenge. I started working on my card and suddenly my boiler broke down. Cue many days of just keeping warm, an very little crafting!

I finally picked up my half-made card again this morning. The sketch challenge is long over but I can still enter the Altenew challenge! So I finished off my card. I used the Leaf Canopy stamp set and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints. I added lots of splatters, not realising I’d also go them EVERYWHERE… including on my face! The patterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye and the sentiment is also by Altenew!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Day 1 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

Hi everyone!

I’ve played along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags and completed at least 25 tags during November 2017 and November 2018-  it has made a HUGE difference to my Christmas preparations…. and stress levels, so I was very happy to see that the event is back again this year!

Once again, each day has a sponsor and I am going to try to use products from each sponsor wherever I can.

Altenew was the sponsor for Day 1 and once again the inspiration tags were amazing. In the end, I chose the tag made by Lilith Eeckels. The stocking stamp is by Altenew and the sentiment stamp is by Julie Hickey designs.

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.

Plant Crazy

Hi everyone!

It’s that time of year when I usually go plant crazy in my garden… not so much at the moment…. My garden has started to resemble a jungle – all my shrubs have been growing like crazy and I have been spending quite a bit of my spare time in the garden trying to restore some semblance of order…. I’ll get there, I’m sure!

Anyway, when I saw that  the Paper Players’ current challenge was a CAS card with the theme of ‘plants’, I knew I had to play along. I pulled out my older and less-used Garden Grow (pretty apt name for the set, don’t you think?) stamp set my Altenew and got to work!

I masked off each of the plants as I stamped them, and stamped the table last. I coloured the images with my twinkling H2O paints and then added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Beloved Daisies

Hello everyone!

I inked up my new colour layering set from Altenew today – the Beloved Daisy set! A beautiful and very forgiving set as the layers don’ t have to be ‘perfect’!

I decided to play along with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge – which is a combined colour and sketch challenge. I found it quite difficult to match the colours perfectly but I think I got quite close using a mix of inks from Altenew, My Favorite Things and Distress ink! My interpretation of ‘soft sky’ looks much greener in real life, but it is so much bluer when I photograph it and my Photoshop skills aren’t quite good enough for me to be able to make the ‘real life’ adjustment!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello my sweet friend

Happy Friyay friends!
After a frustrating day, I knew I had to do a bit of colouring to de-stress this evening. It worked!
I coloured the fabulous new Altenew Delicate Flower Bed stamp with my Twinkling H2Os and then used the Simon Says Stamp big hello die for some hidden die cutting! The embossed sentiment is actually from an Altenew/SSS Stamptember collaboration a few years ago.
I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (mother’s day/flowers).
Thanks for stopping by!
LucieG.