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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.

With love butterfly

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My crafty time has been compressed since the start of the year and I haven’t been able to play along with many challenges. Happily today, I had enough time to create a quick card and I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and combined it with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, yellow and blue).

I cut two panels I’d created from distress oxide inks with two dies from the Birch Press Design Sparkler butterfly die set. I then stamped a circle from the Essentials by Ellen set and applied some glitter paste through a Tim Holtz stencil to reflect the sketch. I adhered the butterfly and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my take for the challenges.

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LucieG.

Day 2 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

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

Ellen Hutson was the sponsor for Day 2 and I was so happy for the impetus to ink up some of my Ellen Hutson stamps. I chose the tag made by Michelle Ferguson as my inspiration and the sweet snow bear from the Bearware 2 stamp set. I even managed to use a piece of Basic Grey paper from my patterned paper mountain! The tag die is by Marianne Designs.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 31

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I seriously can’t believe it’s Day 31 of my Christmas in July challenge! I have LOVED creating mainly festive cards this month! I’ll be sharing a post on my challenge a little later today.

Today, I’m using a set of dies that I coveted from the moment they were launched – the Alpine Window die set from Ellen Hutson. I finally got them in March and I can’t believe it’s taken me four months to use them.

The dies were created initially for tri-fold cards but I decided to use them to create a layered scene, colouring each layer with distress inks and Twinkling H2Os. I also applied a generous layer of stickles. Love all that sparkle!

The sentiment is also by Essentials by Ellen/Ellen Hutson.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July – Day 15

 

Hi Everyone

It’s Christmas in July Day 15 and I finally got to play with my gorgeous festive dies! I chose a fun snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp and a embossing plate from Ellen Hutson for my take on the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I was originally intending to simply add the snowflake die to the centre of the card, but decided to make a shaker at the last minute!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

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LucieG.

 

Christmas in July – Day 11

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 11 (Day 27 of the colouring challenge)!

Today’s card uses the sketch for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The stamp is by Magenta and I used an older Ellen Hutson embossing plate to create the strips. After much dithering, I used an older Nestabilities die to cut the main image – it’s fun to use the seldom-used nesting dies again!

I’m also entering this into the current Inkspirational Challenge – 3 or 5 of something.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.