Essentials by Ellen

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You’re sealiously amazing

Hello  everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the CAS challenge at The Paper Players.

The theme is wildlife – I have a LOT of older Hero Arts animal colour layering stamps that would have been perfect for this challenge but I kept thinking of this beautiful Simply Graphic seal die so I HAD to use it! I paired it with an Ellen Hutson background die and slipped an ink blended background behind it.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Reverse Confetti and a few die cut stars.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 2 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post.

Day 2’s inspiration is Day 14, 2014.

I loved all of Tracey’s die cut tags, especially because I have the Bo Bunny papers she used! So I knew I would have to use them too! I used dies by Ellen Hutson for my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 19

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 19 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of geometric.

I decided to use the Ellen Hutson Geo Tree – hard to believe that this was released almost five years ago! Time flies! I paired it with an Altenew frame die and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

I then spent far too long working out where to put my sentiment and then how to adorn said sentiment! In the end, I chose a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration, a Sizzix bow and some ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Botanical branch

 

Hi everyone!

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

As you can see, I kept this super simple and super CAS! I used a die from my new Sugar Pea Designs Botanical Branches die set – I had been stalking the Seven Hills Crafts website waiting for them to get this in and I was so pleased to get my hands on it! I blended some regular distress ink over the die cut image and decided to leave the centres of the leave in situ.  I then cut the long fishtail tag using a Simon Says Stamp die, stamped an Essentials by Ellen sentiment and adhered the botanical branch before adhering it to my card base.

The sentiment is from a Sugar Pea Designs set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 5 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 5 was Ellen Hutson. I haven’t bought much from Ellen H in recent years, but when I saw the inspiration by Lindsey L I knew I had to pull out the Home & Hearth die set for my tag! I created my own stencil from post it notes to recreate the snow/paths and added a Neat & Tangled sentiment that I got in a set about 5 years ago!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Lovely Lumina

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with a new colour challenge, Color Hues! The palette is navy and turquoise.

I bought the gorgeous Lumina Layer die set by Birch Press Designs during lockdown and I finally played with it this weekend! Be warned, there will be more posts with this set coming soon!

I loved some of the designs created by Birch Press Design’s Design Team, especially Ardyth’s creations! She created one stunning card using alcohol markers to colour just the middle layer and I used that technique for this card. I adhered the layered stack to some navy cardstock which is a little darker than the navy petals and the Ellen Hutson sentiment is stamped in an Altenew turquoise which is slightly lighter than the turquoise petals. Such a fun card to create!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.