Creative Expressions

Leafy Blessings

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone!

And it’s also ‘Originals Only’ day over on Instagram – a day when we show our support for all the wonderful designers who are constantly coming up with wonderful products for us all!

So here’s the card I created to thank just a few of the many companies who continue to inspire me.

I used dies by:

Memory Box (Jasper Leaves)

My Favorite Things (Birds of a Feather set)

Poppystamps (Whittle Oak Leaf)

Simon Says Stamp (Eucalyptus Leaves)

Stampin Up! (Boho Indigo die set)

Simply Graphic (Feuilles geometriques)

Creative Expressions (Elegant Arrangements)

Penny Black (Leaflets)

Hero Arts (sentiment)

I used the theme from the Global Design Project which is ‘leaves’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Silver Vine Butterfly

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Lots of layers in this one – I was able to use some of my patterned paper mountain, a new embossing folder (Creative Expressions Art Deco Flowers) and a fabulous die – the Memory Box Vine Butterfly. The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 13

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 13 of Christmas in July 2021!

Today I’m playing along in the colour challenge at the Christmas Card Throwdown where the combo is deep purple, gold and white.

I decided that my fabulous new Sizzix 3D Christmas Tree embossing folder should take centre stage again today. This is one of my favourite embossing folders ever! I used one of those new domed ink blending foams to dust some white ink over the trees. I’m not sure I could see much of a difference to the effect I get when I use a regular foam… I think I’ll have to practice a bit more with it!

I added a glittery golden sentiment by Creative Expressions and finally a few white stars, just in case the white inking was a little too subtle!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 2 of Christmas in July 2021!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players . For this very CAS take, I used the fabulous Poppystamps Whittle Reindeer die with a Memory Box sentiment and a Creative Expressions embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just Bee-cause

Hello again everyone!

My final card for today is my entry into the current Color Throwdown which has a palette of yellow, grey, black and white.

Now, I must confess that I was a little stumped when I saw this combo as I entered a very similar colour challenge a few weeks ago and knew I wanted to do something different this time! Plus, I was so tempted to recreate the fabulous challenge graphic in some way!!

First of all, I created a blended background using Hickory Smoke distress ink and then die cut a panel with an Oblong Hexagon die from The Stamp Market. I then cut and coloured a flower and bee from the Hero Arts Bees and Flowers die set. Finally I cut a Creative Expressions sentiment from black cardstock and adhered all my die cuts to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Paper Players Sketch challenge

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players . I used dies from the fabulous new Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Elegant Arrangements, coloured with distress inks. I cut the vase from some of my patterned paper mountain. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.