Creative Expressions

With Love Butterfly Wreath

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the colour combo from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches colour challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I thought about using a snowflake die for the focal point. But then I spotted my beautiful Memory Box Butterfly Wreath when I was looking for something else and decided it was time to use it again. This is from 2016, although it feels like I’ve had it longer…!!

I cut the butterflies from cardstock panels made from regular distress ink and then splatterd gouache over them. I adhered the wreath to a cardbase that I’d embossed using a Creative Expressions folder and added a sentiment from a Moonstone die set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 29

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 29 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today’ I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a peaceful palette of cream, kraft and powder blue.

For my card, I used The Greetery’s Rustic Wreath die set plus a few Waffle Flower ornaments. I’m a bit disappointed that the blue in the photos looks much deeper than real life!

The sentiment is by Creative Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 11

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Welcome to Day 11 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

I embossed a white panel using a 3D holly embossing folder by Creative Expressions before adhering it to my card base. I then cut a section of brown paper from my patterned paper mountain but decided that it needed a little something more so I stamped a My Favorite Things background stamp using versamark ink – I’m pleased with how this turned out, a subtle bit of interest.

I coloured the Memory Box Holly Branch die cut with distress ink before adding a My Favorite Things sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Catalina Wreath

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Today I’m playing along in the colour challenge at the Just Us Girls challenge. The colour palette is ivory, soft rose and sage green – totally the colours I love to work with!

I decided to use an older Memory Box die, the beautiful Catalina Wreath, which is from 2011! It actually belongs to my mum but has lived in my collection for a while as she has taken a break from cardmaking. I coloured it with distress oxide inks and added a few white Nuvo drops. I stencilled some Nuvo glitter paste onto a piece of ivory card and then adhered the wreath and added a Creative Expressions sentiment to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.