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Santa’s sleigh

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge where their 400th anniversary celebrations continue!

This week’s sketch was the one used for challenge number 200…. and it’s really minimalist! I decided to make another festive card, using a die I had forgotten – the Pine Tree Border from Poppystamps, dated 2011! Hard to believe that’s 8 years ago now! Anyway, I cut a panel of white card using the die and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment. I then masked off a circle on my card base and blended some distress inks to create a night sky. Maybe I should have gone a little darker, but let’s just imagine that the bright moon is making the sky seem blue, ok?!

I removed the masking paper and dabbed on a little watered-down distress ink to add some depth to the moon. I then stamped a Clearly Besotted Santa image over the moon. Finally I added my die-cut panel to my card base using some foam tape et voila, another Christmas card done! Yay!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 29

Hi Everyone!

Day 29 of Christmas in July and I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I was initially a bit blocked when I saw the sketch with its two small panels – I usually work in odd numbers…. Still, I was keen to give it a whirl, after all that’s why we enter challenges isn’t it? To stretch ourselves!

I was originally intending to do two Christmas trees but when I was flicking through my dies, I came across the cute Dancing Snowman dies by Memory Box and thought they would work perfectly!

I coloured the elements with a little distress ink before adhering them to my card base. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 27

Happy Saturday!

It’s Christmas in July Day 27! Back to die cutting today and a few Poppystamps dies! I decided to play along with the current Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘Animal Kingdom’ and thought that the Whittle Rudolph die would be absolutely perfect!

First of all, I blended a few shades of regular distress ink on a small panel of card which would serve as the base for my little festive scene. Then I cut the Poppystamps Tree Line Hill to cut another piece of card and coloured the trees with distress ink before adhering them to the blue panel. I used a My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo rectangle die to cut a panel in my base card and adhered the blue panel to the inside of the card.

I used Distress Oxide inks to colour the Whittle Rudolph before adhering him to the scene.

Finally I stamped a sentiment from an older Clearly Besotted set to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 8

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 8 (Day 24 of the colouring challenge) and I’m so chuffed that I already have 8 cards made for this year! Today’s card uses another older snowman stamp, Flight of Fancy by PrintWorks Collection. The stamp itself is undated but I bought it on my second ever trip to a Hobby Lobby, back in October 2015 when I attended Simon Says Create for the first time!

I stamped and masked the snowman and then created a rectangular frame mask. I blended some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink in the rectangle and then stamped my background stamp (Make it Merry by October Afternoon) using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide. I coloured the snowman with my Twinkling H2Os and then added a sentiment from my newest Sugar Pea sentiment set!

I’m entering this card into the Retro Rubber Challenge where the theme is Christmas in July and the CAS Christmas challenge which has a theme of snowflake.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 7

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 7 (Day 23 of the colouring challenge) and I’m finally caught up! Today’s card uses another older stamp, Christmas Ornaments Trio by Magenta Art Stamps.

Once again I used my trusty Twinkling H2Os, coupled with a Nuco Aqua shimmer pen for that white section of the ornament on the left. I just love all that shimmer!

I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to complete my very simple card!

I’m entering this card into the ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme is ‘N is for No peeking, O is for Ornament’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July – Day 6

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! The theme for this fortnight is ‘maxi white space’ with the optional twist of Christmas in July. Our sponsor is The Ink Road

If you’ve visited my blog this week, you’ll know that I’m doing ‘Christmas in July’ this month, so the optional twist was perfect for me!

I’m currently playing catch up and therefore this is my card for Day 6 of my Christmas in July and Day 22 of the colouring challenge. I embossed a cute little image from Impression Obsession and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints. I then added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Shona from Twine Around – she has some fabulous cards on her blog, so please do check them out too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.