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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.

Bride and Groom

Hello everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

For my Day 16 colouring, I decided to use another stamp from my Hero Arts collection! This one is from a set of stamps called Wedding Day. They got a lot of use back in the day when my friends were getting married! I stamped it on Bristol cardstock and coloured it using my Zig Real brush markers and Twinkling H2O paints.

I dry embossed a square die in the centre of my card and adhered the image. I then carefully added a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my card.

I’m entering this into the current Addicted to CAS challenge where the theme is wedding.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello amazing friend, you rock!

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday!

I’m excited that today marks the first day of another 30 Day Colouring Challenge. My mojo has been AWOL recently, so I’m hoping this challenge give me the inspiration I need. I love playing along and I’m hoping to colour something every day during this challenge. Let’s see how that goes!

Last time, I set myself my own sub-challenge – to only use wood-mounted rubber stamps for my colouring!  I recently went through my old cards and Hero Arts stamps for the Hero Arts’ 45th anniversary Show & Tell. It made me want to reach for my wood-mounted stamps again. So, I’m aiming to use them most days during this challenge, but in the second half, I plan to devote myself to Christmas in July and will be using Christmas stamps. Pretty excited about that actually! I’m ready to play with my festive stamps again!

So with that in mind, here is my car/colouring for Day 1 using the fabulous Flowers and Leaf background stamp by Hero Arts, made in 2007. How can that be 12 years ago? Anyway, I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and adhered it to a card base that I’d covered with old patterned paper. I stamped a few Clearly Besotted sentiments and added them to the card, following the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Black and white

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! The theme for this fortnight is ‘one layer card’ with the optional twist of black and white only. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

What an interesting challenge! I actually love making one layer cards, but always use colour to add interest to them! I knew I wanted to use one of my older wood mounted stamps for this challenge as some of the designs are intricate and perfect for simple stamping.

After a LOT of playing around, in the end I chose this beautiful Allium Border stamp from Memory Box. I stamped it using versafine onyx ink and then stamped the Cleary Besotted sentiment underneath.

I added a little bit of shimmer to the allium heads using my Nuvo Aquashimmer pen.

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 Nancy from Made by Nananas – she has some beautiful cards on her blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.