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Fancy Flower Garden

Hello friends!

Another item that I purchased from the new Hero Arts release was the gorgeous Flower Garden Fancy die. It is so pretty…. I love background dies and just couldn’t resist adding this one to my collection.

I coloured all the images with my Altenew watercolour paints and then added some Nuvo drops for the flower centres.

The sentiment die is by Waffle Flower Crafts.

I’m entering this into the current Flower Challenge (anything goes) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (feminine/girly).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello flowery friend

Hello friends!

There’s a fabulous colour combo over at CAS Colours and Sketches this week and I have been looking forward to using it all week!

I created an ink blended background with a couple of Altenew inks and then cut it using one of my favourite background/frame dies – the Outline Floral Frame from Simon Says Stamp.

I cut some blackberry coloured cardstock using sentiment dies from Simon Says Stamp and Karen Burniston and added a few sequins to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is ‘friends’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Crafty friends are the best

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have something new for you!

We’d like you to choose a sentiment and three items only from our AAA Cards Wheel of Fortune! Perhaps we should call that our ‘Wheel of CAS Creativity’! Anyway,  we have an optional twist of ‘friends’ and our sponsor is Pink & Main.

I must confess I found it pretty challenging to select items from three separate segments as I was worried my CAS card would quickly become rather cluttered. Once I had chosen my sentiment (by Altenew), I selected quite a large image (Scrapbook Girls stamp by Denami Design) so I knew that the best way of achieving a CAS card would be to choose the colouring pens/pencils option plus something that wouldn’t compete with my large detailed image – so I chose the small embellishments. Three tiny sequins! Can you see them?!

While I really struggled with this card to begin with, I LOVE how this Wheel of CAS Creativity stretched me to think differently about supplies. Ordinarily I would never have coloured this image with my pencils, but I had to because ‘paints’ weren’t an option and so my beloved Twinkling H2Os had to stay in the cupboard! It certainly wasn’t the quickest card that I have ever made but I ended up feeling quite pleased… or maybe relieved… that my card was still CAS!

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Janet who has some wonderful cards on her blog, Swanlady Impressions – you must check it out!

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Black, white and brown…

Hello everyone!

Well there’s an interesting colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week – black, white and brown! Totally not my colours at all, and I spent quite a while mulling over what I could create with this combination. Of course, now that I’ve created my card, lots of other ideas have popped into my head!

Anyway, onto my card. I decided to pull out the Beautiful Day stamp set – one of my very first Altenew sets, which just doesn’t get enough use by yours truly, even though it is so gorgeous!

I stamped the flower layers using my new Altenew ‘Delectable Delights’ brown inks. I just love Altenew inks – super coverage and they make it so easy for layered stamping! I used all four inks for some flowers and I created a focal point white/brown flower by using the three lightest inks and the three more detailed stamps. I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die from black pearlescent cardstock and assembled my card.

I added a simple die cut sentiment from Poppystamps and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flower Vine Birthday

Hi there!

I love the dainty Flower Vine set that Altenew released just before Christmas and was really looking forward to inking it up and colouring it in! Isn’t it a pretty stamp?

I also got the coordinating dies and used them on this card for a sweet crafty friend who is celebrating her birthday today.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Swirled Heart

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing with the elegant colour palette for this week’s challenge over at the Color Throwdown – silver, black, grey and white.

This combo is perfect for festive cards, but I decided to take a break from Christmas cardmaking and opened up my brand new Flowing Hearts Stencil by Altenew.

I’ve been looking for a reliable replacement for my Nuvo embellishment mousses which have completely dried up and can’t be resuscitated with any of the suggestions online…. I’ve been testing out Cosmic Shimmer luna paste – I absolutely LOVE it! Very easy to apply and super shimmery! Plus a gorgeous range of subtle colours.

Once the luna paste was dry, I added a few of my new Nuvo Matte drops and a heat-embossed sentiment, also by Altenew, to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.