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Easter Papel Picado

Hi there!

Today I’m playing with another new background die – the fabulous Hero Arts Papel Picardo die!

I decided to create another Easter card using older stamps from Simon Says Stamp and the current palette for the Color Throwdown challenge (mint, aqua, dark pink and green).

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (anything goes) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – no designer paper!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Turning autumn to spring

Happy Friyay!

As soon as I saw the rather sad Instagram post by Hero Arts today, I decided to make a card to reflect how I feel about the company that got me into this wonderful world of cardmaking! Its leaders seem to try to balance business and kindness/generosity/transparency – all admirable traits. But quite honestly, it has always been about the quality of their products and amazing designs for me.

Anyway, I fell in love with the My Monthly Hero September 2018 kit as soon as I saw it! I have been stalking the website for a while – I couldn’t believe that it hadn’t sold out and I finally snapped one up last month. While it is clearly an autumn set, I decided to repurpose it for spring, inspired by the fabulous Color Throwdown challenge colour palette (purple, yellow, green and grey). I turned a couple of sprigs into two beautiful yellow spring shrubs, kerria and forsythia which was actually the easiest part of the card! Everything else seemed to go wrong – even stamping the sentiment! But I got there in the end!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Pomander

Hello all!

Today I’m playing along with the current Case This sketch challenge. It’s one of THOSE sketches this week – you know when you have a thousand ideas but have to choose just one!

In the end, I decided to use my new Altenew Prettiest Pomander set. I played with this set at the Simon Says Create Make and Takes and of course I HAD to have it after!! I don’t usually stamp the outline image when doing layered stamping, but this one need it because there’s at least one berry that wouldn’t have a stem otherwise. I used a black ink outline for the card I made at Create and I felt that was a little too heavy for the delicate image. This time, I chose a very light grey Altenew ink (Limestone) and a very gentle touch and I’m happy with how it turned out this time!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts and the embossing folder that I used is Radiant Rays by Creative Expressions. I saw Jennifer McGuire use this folder at the weekend and started to hunt for it online afterwards! And then I discovered that I bought it in January!! Honestly! Well at least I made that discovery before I bought it again!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let’s be merry, deer!

Hi friends!

I’m just popping it to share a very quick card I made for the CAS Christmas Card challenge where the theme is ‘deer’. I have so many deer dies/stamps that I could have played along with this challenge multiple times. Alas, March is pretty chaotic for me so I only had time for this super quick make.

I used an older embossing folder to emboss my deer onto the card base. I added a pair of eyes and a glittery red nose before stamping a Hero Arts sentiment. To finish off the card, I added a bit of chunky glitter.

Super quick and simple! Would be good for mass-produced cards so I may produce a version of this for the next Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Well Wishes

Happy Saturday!

So, I had only intended to buy a background stamp and a background die from the new Hero Arts release… until I saw the beautiful card that Janette Kausen created with the Agapanthus set! I knew I had to have it!

I’m so glad I snapped it up! It is gorgeous in real life – very versatile!

I decided to create a simple get well soon card with one of the larger images and a sentiment from the set. I coloured the flowers using my Twinkling H2Os and added a few drops of silver stickles to the ends of the stemen.

I stamped the sentiment in wilted violet distress oxide and added some purple Nuvo glitter drops…. but it didn’t feel ‘enough’. I felt the card needed a bit more purple! So I blended some more wilted violet distress oxide on both sides of a base card, trimmed down my panel and adhered it to my base card! Et voila! A little more purple which doesn’t detract from the main image!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fancy Flower Garden

Hello friends!

Another item that I purchased from the new Hero Arts release was the gorgeous Flower Garden Fancy die. It is so pretty…. I love background dies and just couldn’t resist adding this one to my collection.

I coloured all the images with my Altenew watercolour paints and then added some Nuvo drops for the flower centres.

The sentiment die is by Waffle Flower Crafts.

I’m entering this into the current Flower Challenge (anything goes) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (feminine/girly).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.