Creative Expressions

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.

Belated Birthday Blossoms!

Happy Good Friday!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blush, dark pink and cream. Perfect for for a cherry blossom card!

I used the Stamp Market’s Ready to Bloom cover die to cut a panel I’d covered with Tattered Rose distress ink. I then added a little Worn Lipstick in the centre of each bloom… but when I looked at itm the contrast wasn’t as intense as I wanted – I knew I needed to add a different shade of pink to represent the dark pink in the palette. So, I blended some Picked Raspberry distress ink for the Creative  Expressions die cut sentiment. I adhered the die cuts to a card base that I’d altered with Antique Linen distress oxide ink and then added some glittery Nuvo drops to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 13

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 13 of Christmas in July 2020!

Today was super busy and I didn’t have much time to craft. I pulled out the wonderful Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Reindeer and paired it with a background I created some time ago using Ken Oliver Color Bursts – they really shimmer in real life! I added a small sentiment by Mama Elephant to complete my CAS card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.