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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards and so I decided to use the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge as my inspiration for this card.

I created a few background with Ken Olivier colour bursts a while ago and thought one of them would be perfect as it was ‘dad colours’!

I used a Simon Says Stamp Star die and then snipped the die cut in a few places so that I could arrange the stars to reflect the sketch. I also die cut a few smaller stars.

To finish off the card, I embossed a sentiment from an older Hero Arts set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

I made a card!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Life got busy and I took an unintended break from crafting/blogging over the past few weeks. I’m gradually getting back into it – and Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker challenge is certainly inspiring me to sit down at my craft table and colour!

I coloured this sweet bouquet from Simon Says Stamp with PrismaColor pencils yesterday (Day 1) and turned it into a card today. It felt soooo good!

I used a Hero Arts background stamp and an older sentiment also by Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Put a flower on it!

Hello there everyone!

I’ve been so busy this month that I almost missed the deadline for the current challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. The theme is ‘put a flower on it’ and it provided the perfect opportunity for me to open up a fabulous set that I’ve had for a while but have never got round to using.

I stamped the images using regular distress inks which I spritzed lightly with water before stamping. The images didn’t stamp fully in a few places, so I simply coloured in those spots using a brush and some diluted distress ink.

I added a sentiment from Hero Arts and some gems to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweet Poppy hugs

Happy Saturday!

I spent a lot of today organising some of my crafty supplies and made a huge pile of stamps. dies and stencils that I want to use ‘right now’ and set to work!

The main image is from a metal stencil from Sweet Poppy. It has been ages since I bought/used a metal stencil and I need to practice a little more with them. I found it really difficult to apply the ink through the narrow gaps (stems) – maybe I need a brush rather than a mini blending tool.

So, I soon abandoned that process and instead applied some texture paste… and then promptly bent said stencil when I was cleaning it. Told you I’m not used to metal stencils. I bent it back and will pop it under some books to make sure it flattens completely.

Anyway, it was easy to apply colour through the stencil once the texture paste was dry – I used Abandoned Coral and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide inks – two of my favourite colours!

I added a die from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit (from March 2018) and added a few pearls to finish it off.

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (coral, green, kraft and white).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Starry Seventy

Hello Everyone and happy happy birthday to my dear dad who is celebrating a big birthday today!

My dad prefers super CAS cards so this card took a bit longer than other cards I’ve made him. OK, I must confess, it actually tested my patience a bit – it took a LONG time to arrange and glue down those stars… especially the smallest ones!

The stars are from the Hero Arts star confetti background die – I love background dies but they are pricey and I always like to find as many ways of using them as possible. I love how versatile the Hero Arts confetti dies are – the different sizes of the confetti means that I use them on all sorts of cards and I’ve even used the star die for a Happy 2018 card!

Anyway, I probably used about 70% of the stars from the die on this card. I stuck some to the back and saved the rest for another project.

The greeting is also by Hero Arts.

As I used one of my favourite Hero Arts products (background dies), I’m entering this into the current Blog Named Hero challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seeing green… and aubergine

Happy Saturday everyone!

I made today’s card for a number of challenges – Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown (green/eggplant/white) and the Memory Box challenge (green), although looking at it now, I think that green isn’t really prominent enough for the latter so I think I will have to try again for that challenge….

I was originally struggling a bit to find  a suitable aubergine colour for the Color Throwdown challenge and then I saw that a DT member had used Seedless Preserves distress ink. Problem solved! I masked off a square and did a bit of ombre ink blending. I cut the Memory Box vine die from a panel I’d created from Hero Arts liquid water colours mixed with perfect pearls – can you see the shimmer?

To finish of the card, I used one of my go-to sentiments from My Sentiments Exactly!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG