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Christmas in July 2021 – Day 19

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 19 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of geometric.

I decided to use the Ellen Hutson Geo Tree – hard to believe that this was released almost five years ago! Time flies! I paired it with an Altenew frame die and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

I then spent far too long working out where to put my sentiment and then how to adorn said sentiment! In the end, I chose a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration, a Sizzix bow and some ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Little Foliage Circle in Purple

Hi there!

I was struck down with a migraine over the weekend so I haven’t been able to play in all the challenges that I wanted to enter this week. Luckily I was able to squeeze in a bit of crafty time this evening to play along with the beautiful colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I haven’t been able to find a UK supplier for Paper Rose dies, which is so disappointing as they are gorgeous! I managed to pop this fabulous Little Foliage Circle die in my last Simon Says Stamp order a few months ago and today I finally got round to using it. I coloured the die cut with my Twinkling H2Os and layered it onto piece of coloured cardstock – this is much lighter in real life but I can’t quite get the true colour to show up properly in my photo.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sketch challenge

 

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I really loved the sketch when I saw it because it takes me outside my comfort zone – I usually prefer to use an odd number of images on my card but this sketch had an even number (two circles).

For the card above, which is my entry, I used the fabulous My Favorite Things Houseplant die set with a Hero Arts frame die and a Memory Box sentiment. But I have to admit, it was actually my second card using this sketch. Here’s the one I made on Saturday:

I used flower dies by Creative Expressions and the Honey Bee Stamps woodgrain frame builder die set, plus a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. On Sunday, I decided to use the sketch with the MFT die set as well.

I prefer the plant card, but I’m totally into creating cards with plants and vases this year. Seriously I can’t stop buying vase dies! So which card is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly circles

Hi everyone!

Next today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I seem to be going through a circle phase at the moment! This time I used the fabulous Paper Artsy Gwen Lafleur No 8 Cling set that I picked up about six months ago. I stamped the image and cut it out using a circular punch. I coloured it with my  Twinkling H2Os and adhered it to a circle cut from some of my Basic Grey patterned paper mountain. To complete my very CAS card, I added a small sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vine Butterfly

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! For today’s card. I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, blue, green and yellow).

I just bought this gorgeous Vine Butterfly by Memory Box. I can’t believe I missed it when it was released a couple of years ago, isn’t it pretty? I lightly blended some Tumbled Glass distress ink to my card base and then added another die cut (Fresh Foliage, also by Memory Box) before adhering the butterfly and a few sequins. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted again. They really have some super sentiment sets!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Framed thoughts

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! I actually made it to the post office today – first time since lockdown… I bought a load of stamps and I’m looking forward to getting a bunch of cards out to friends! For today’s card. I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, aqua, gold and white).

I started with a die cut tag which I altered by smooshing some Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I cut an Altenew frame from metallic gold cardstock. Having seen the photos, I’m glad I added the gold ribbon because you can’t really see that the frame is gold, can you? I added a couple of Simply Graphic die cuts and a few pink dots. The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.