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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.

Peony Delight

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Happy Saturday! It’s raining here today which is a great excuse to get crafty and ignore absolutely all my chores, not just the garden ones! I decided to play along with the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and combine it with the current Color Throwdown challenge (red, orange and green).

I used a couple of older dies from Poppystamps releases in 2016 – the Peony Delight die (coloured with Twinkling H2Os) and the Daphne Butterfly (cut from vellum). The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

I’m also adding this to the June Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘clean and simple’.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Winged Things

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Today I’m playing along with another challenge by a favourite company, Poppystamps.

The theme for the May Poppystamps Challenge is ‘winged things’, so I went through all my butterfly dies before finally settling on the Emelia Butterfly trio set. I cut the butterflies from an ink blended panel I created a few weeks ago and added them to a card base I created from another inked background panel and a background die from Frantic Stamper. I added a sentiment by Clearly Besotted to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

With love butterfly

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My crafty time has been compressed since the start of the year and I haven’t been able to play along with many challenges. Happily today, I had enough time to create a quick card and I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and combined it with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, yellow and blue).

I cut two panels I’d created from distress oxide inks with two dies from the Birch Press Design Sparkler butterfly die set. I then stamped a circle from the Essentials by Ellen set and applied some glitter paste through a Tim Holtz stencil to reflect the sketch. I adhered the butterfly and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my take for the challenges.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Up to one third and repeating image

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It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘inspired by TV. Our sponsor is Uniko.

I spent a little while selecting an image to use for my take – ultimately I settled on the beautiful Adeline Butterfly die by Simon Says Stamp which I cut from a background I made some time ago from Colour Bursts. I also cut the butterfly twice from vellum which I then embossed using a folder from my collection.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Helen, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Image

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘inspired by TV. Our sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays.

The twist was a bit of a challenge for me as I don’t watch many TV shows. I do try to watch Gardeners’ World, so I pulled out an old Hero Arts silhouette stamp and got to work. I stamped the image in black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Taking inspiration from this fun card by Jenn Shurkus, I splattered some coloured ink across the background. I used watered-down Distress crayon rather than distress inks or sprays – I think the colour was more vibrant as a result.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Jasleen, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.