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Day 25 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 25 was Hello Bluebird. This is quite a new company that has some really cute critter stamps! I have to be really strong whenever I see their product as I’d love to get a set, but I know I’d probably just look at it as I don’t tend to use many cutesy images.

There was so much inspiration from the designers. I particularly loved Francesca’s CAS pom-pom tags, but unfortunately didn’t have anything suitable in my supplies (HOW?? I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF!!), so chose Caly’s fabulous pink and purple tag as my inspiration.

I started off by embossing snowflakes from the Simon Says Stamp Lots of Snowflakes set and a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember 2016 collaboration. I then blended the same distress oxide inks that Caly used (Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet) over the tag. I rubbed the whole tag with a cloth to remove any ink from the snowflakes and then added a few splatters of water.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 20 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 20 was CAS-ual Fridays. I don’t have many of their stamps but when I saw that a lot of the DT had used a mistletoe set to create their tags, I immediately thought of my Avery Elle/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2017 Merry Mistletoe collaboration set. I decided to use Vicki Dutcher’s fabulous glitter tags as my inspiration.

I stamped and coloured the mistletoe using my Twinkling H2O paints and then fussy cut around the sprig. I added four strips of glitter card and stamped a sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Christmas Sparkle set to finish off my tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 17 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 17 was Avery Elle. I love Avery Elle stamps and dies and as soon as I saw Carol Mayne’s cute tags using the Quirky Christmas set I knew I has to use them as my inspiration! The set is one of my favourite purchases this year!

I used a couple of shades of red and blue distress oxide inks for the trees. Totally different colours for me, but that’s part of the why I love this challenge so much – it totally forces me beyond my comfort zone!

I stamped a few snowflakes from the set and added a greeting before adhering the trees. Another tag done!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Celebrating Kindness

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we are celebrating kindness. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

Before I talk about my card, I wanted to take a few moments to share a story which sums up what ‘kindness’ means to me…

Some time ago, I was sitting in the doctors’ waiting room. It was around 5.30 on a Friday night and I became aware of a phone conversation the receptionist was having. It was clear that the patient at the other end of the line had run out of vital meds and was unable to get to the surgery or pharmacy to collect a prescription. The receptionist made multiple calls but couldn’t find anyone to help before the surgery closed. In the end, she got the onsite pharmacy to make up the prescription and rang the patient to let her know that she would drop off the medication before going home.

That’s kindness to me. Someone going above and beyond to help someone else and not expecting anything at all in return.

Sometimes in this day and age, it’s easy to forget that these acts of kindness are actually all around us. But they are and it’s amazing how much a simple ‘thank you’ means to people like the receptionist who was just doing what she felt was right; she probably didn’t even label it at an ‘act of kindness’.

So today my card honours those humble, kind souls.

I stamped a PaperArtsy image and coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints. I splattered some paint lightly around the image and then added the stamped sentiment together with the die cut ‘thanks’. To finish off the card, I added some extra shimmer to the flowers using my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer glitter gloss aquabrush.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog, together with our sponsor Shery from Stamplorations and the talented Trina from Phamtastic Design as our Guest Designer. Trina is a regular player winner (!) in our challenges – she has some beautiful CAS creations and wait until you see what she has come up with for this challenge! Stunning!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Poley Penguin

Happy Tuesday!

Today I used Art Impressions’ fabulous ‘Poley Penguin’ to create a quick CAS Christmas card.

After stamping the image with Pumice Stone distress oxide ink, I masked it off and lightly stencilled an area around the image using an Echo Park stencil. I removed the mask and coloured the image using my Prismacolor pencil before adding some glitter to Poley’s hat!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Avery Elle.

I’m entering this into the current CAS Christmas Card challenge – the theme is ‘birds’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Quirky Christmas Trees

Hi there everyone!

Today I’m sharing my entry for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I used the fabulous Quirky Trees from Avery Elle and a few of my new distress oxide inks (Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters and Pumice Stone).

This card actually came together really quickly and is one of those rare cards that falls into the ‘less than 20 minutes’ category!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.