Creative Expressions

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.

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.