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Copper butterflies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with a couple of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

The Color Throwdown’s palette this week is very neutral – black, white and copper and so I spent quite a while pondering how I would use it. I remembered my Bellina Butterfly Triptych dies which I hadn’t used for a while and thought they’d be perfect as I have so many butterflies in my garden at the moment. And of course, they would work well with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. For the fourth square, I decided to use the largest butterfly from the Devyn Butterfly Trio set. Funny story, as I was making the card, I was struck by how similar the butterflies were and congratulated myself for using them all together. When I was putting my supplies away, I realised they are all Poppystamp dies and the packaging actually suggests using them all together! Honestly!

Anyway, to finish off my card, I added a stamped sentiment from Clearly Bestotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Keep in touch

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!

I love that my Instagram feed has contained a few cards using older stamps recently and when I saw the current sketch challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches, I immediately thought of my Stampendous wood-mounted scene stamps that I’ve had for many years.

I decided to use the Sailboat Bay scene stamp and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os. I fussy cut the image (very easy!!) and adhered it to my grey base card. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. I really wanted to use a ‘happy retirement’ stamp… until I remembered I STILL don’t have a suitable one… need to rectify that!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

The world is your oyster

Happy Sunday everyone!

I spent a very happy morning in my craft room, playing with some supplies I put aside yesterday!

I decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and use some of my city-scape dies. I love them and can’t seem to stop buying them… buy I need to use them! Do you have that problem?!

Anyway, for this card, I used the Poppystamps Urban Skyline collage die and then added a couple of buildings from a Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions die. If you click on the photos you can see the subtle embossing on the tallest building.

After sticking the scene to a blended background, I looked for a suitable sentiment – I really wanted this to be a ‘good luck in your new job’ card. You know, I have hundreds of stamps, HUNDREDS… and how many do you think say ‘good luck’ let alone ‘good luck in your new job’? The answer is very few, my friends, very few. I think I have found a gap in the market! We need more good luck stamps.

Unfortunately my good luck/new job sentiment felt a little too big for the card. So I replaced it with a Clearly Besotted sentiment that I still felt conveyed the same kind of sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

 

Belated birthday wreath

Hi everyone!

There’s another beautiful colour combo over at the Colour Throwdown challenge this week (yellow, green, aqua and white).

I was originally planning to create a card with daffodils but decided it was time to play with a new Poppystamps wreath that I got at the stat of the year. I used some of the Distress Oxide ink backgrounds I made a few weeks ago to cut the wreath and the flowers.

Before adhering the die cuts, I did some controlled smooshing of Tumbled Glass distress ink – I was a bit disappointed that this process made my card warp dreadfully – I used a different cardstock for the base so I think that’s why…. Hopefully that’ll disappear after a day or so under some books.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted and a few pearls!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Newton’s Easter fun

Hello everyone!

Although I try not to buy Easter sets, every year, a few break my resolve. This year, I couldn’t resists the Newton’s Nook Newton’s Easter set. Isn’t it cutte!

I used my twinkling H2Os to colour the image and then applied some distress ink – using a heart stencil from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes) and the Just Us Girls challenge (CAS).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday parcels

Hi everyone!

For today’s card, I used the wonderful new parcel dies from Simply Graphic. As soon as I saw that circular parcel, I knew I would have to buy the set – it’s so unusual!

I cut the parcels twice – from some My Mind’s Eye paper and then from some silver glitter paper and did a bit of inlaid die cutting. I popped the parcels onto a lightly inked background and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.