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Vase of Turquoise Berries

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  where the combo is red, turquoise, green and grey) using Altenew products.

I cut the large berry branch from the Branches and Berries die set and as I wanted to do something a bit different with the combo, I decided to just colour the berries with my Twinkling H2O paints! Next I cut a vase from the Mantel Decor – Spring Die Set and coloured it with some distress ink. That just left green and grey to incorporate…. I used a circle mask and lightly blended mowed lawn distress ink and then added a couple of thin circle frames from the Fine Frames Circle die. The sentiment is from the Helftone Hearts stamp set.

I’m also going to share this on the Altenew Ultimate Challeng Blog Hop link up.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Little white Willoughby butterfly

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge where the theme is ‘white focal point’.

Once I decided on my design and dies, I got to work blending a central oval. I die cut the Asti and Willoughby Butterfly wings dies from white card and white glitter card and adhered them all together. I worked out where I would position the butterfly before stamping the Altenew sentiment. After adhering my butterfly, I added a few baby sequins and hey presto, my card was finished!

Sounds simple doesn’t it! Believe me, the making of this card was certainly NOT a smooth process! This was actually my fourth attempt at the SAME card for this challenge. After messing up the stamping twice, when I went to write this blog post, I realised that I had inadvertently used POPPYSTAMPS dies for the card I had made specifically for for a MEMORY BOX challenge! Argh! As I was well-practiced with this design, I simply made it a fourth time with different inks and dies! You can see the other card here!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Little white Samirah butterfly

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the CAS on Friday challenge where the theme is ‘butterfly’.

Once I decided on my design and dies, I got to work blending a central oval. I die cut the Poppystamps Murana and Samirah Butterfly dies from white card and white glitter card and adhered them all together. I added an Altenew sentiment. and a few baby sequins to complete my card!

Ah, what an edited version of a rather frustrating cardmaking process! First of all, I originally blended an oval onto a creased card base that kept on springing open. This resulted in the card moving slightly in the MISTI and so my sentiment go smudged. Can you believe I went through this process TWICE before I realised I needed to use a different card base! Honestly.

But that wasn’t the end of the story! Oh no, when I went to write my blog post, I realised that I had inadvertently used POPPYSTAMPS dies for the card I had made specifically for  for a MEMORY BOX challenge! Argh! So I decided to enter this into the CAS on Friday challenge and create a twin card using Memory Box dies for the Memory Box challenge. You can see that card here.

I’m also going to link up this card to the Anything Goes challenge on the Poppystamps blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blue Flower Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This is very similar to the card I made for the Two Quarters challenge at AAA Cards a few weeks ago, although one of the shaded areas is definitely smaller than the other! Plus I don’t have to get my ruler and calculator out for this one!

The Altenew Flower Vine stamp and die set have been sitting on my table since I made a card for the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog hop a few weeks ago. It’s such a pretty set, but like so many stamp sets, I’ve rarely used it since I bought it in early 2019. I thought it would be perfect for the sketch challenge. I coloured it with my beloved Twinkling H2O paints and added  some blue splatters and baby sequins too.

I’m also going to add this to the link up over at the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Hi there!

I’m excited to say that the AAA Cards Challenge was invited to join a fun blog hop that Altenew is hosting. A total of 12 challenge blogs are participating and you have the chance to win one of 10 $25 Altenew gift certificates. Full details are on the Altenew blog.

Some of the AAA Cards DT have already joined in with the fun and created some cards using Altenew products – check them out on the AAA Cards blog!

I love Altenew products and have all their ink cubes – they are my go-to whenever I do layered stamping! I also have so many of their floral stamps but as my cardmaking preferences are leaning more towards die-cutting nowadays, I decided to pull out some of my beautiful Altenew dies for my card.

I cut and coloured some foliage from the Branches and Berries die set using my Twinkling H2O paints – can you see that shimmer?! Next I cut the vases from the Mantel Decor – Spring Die Set. You would not believe how I stalked UK retailers waiting for this set! I just love the size of those vases!

I wanted to use the Textured Burlap die to ground my vase cluster but felt that the whole die cut competed with the delicate florals. I toyed with embossing it on the card base but in the end I decided to use part of the die cut to ground the vases. Finally I added a sentiment from the Flower Vine stamp set.

Hope you enjoy the blog hop and can join the fun by sharing your own cards on the Altenew link up!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase Collection

Hi there!

First up today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

First of all, I created an ink-blended background using distress inks. Then I used some of my favourite dies and stems from Simply Graphic, Stampin Up, Altenew and Miss P Loves. I was going to colour the images but decided I like the impact of the white against the inky background! The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.