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Busy Bees

Hello Everyone!

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

When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of my Hero Arts Bees and Flowers Fancy Die set that I got last year, used once or twice and promptly forgot about!! Time for them to shine again!

I watched Nichol Spohr’s colouring tutorial for this set and decided to colour my bees using my Nuvo alcohol markers. I’m not very skilled with alcohol markers but I particularly like how Nichol coloured the wings and I was delighted when mine looked ok! I didn’t feel my yellow markers were bright enough so I used my beloved Twinkling H2O paints for that part of the bees. I also used a mixture of markers and Twinklings on the flowers.

I very lightly stamped my card base with a honeycomb stamp and added some splatters before arranging my flowers and bees.

I added a Tim Holtz sentiment and a few sequins to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Make a Splash!

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with CAS challenge at The Paper Players where the theme is ‘April Showers’.

I pondered this card for a while as I really wanted to use a sentiment that says ‘April showers bring May flowers’ but I couldn’t come up with a design that I liked using the sentiment (which is quite large)…. Then I remembered the My Monthly Hero February 2017 kit…

Confession time here, friends…. I am ashamed to say that I bought this kit when it came out… but I have NEVER used it. In fact it still had the bow around it. How embarrassing! At least I know I tend to use my new stuff quite quickly nowadays… and at least I am using the kit now… albeit five years on.

I created a soft background using a hexagon stencil and then stamped/die cut the images before colouring them with Twinkling H2Os. I wanted to use a different sentiment from those in the set and tried an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment first. Sadly part of the stamp wouldn’t stamp out so I had to abandon that idea and rather than add a sentiment to cover it up, I quickly created another ink-blended hexagon.

This time I added a Reverse Confetti sentiment without incident (phew)!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

April 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

It’s the third Thursday of the month AGAIN (!) and so it’s time for me to play along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’. Today I’m using the colour palette from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

Today, I chose to use the tree from the fabulous Meowy Christmas stamp set by Hero Arts. I stamped it with Crushed Olive Distress Oxide and layered it to two other die cut pieces for dimension.  I sponged a light layer of Salvage Patina Distress Oxide ink to my card base and adhered the tree on top. Finally I added some Nuvo glitter drops and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Egg Tree

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I have my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using products wood-mounted stamps! What a blast from the past!

I still love my wood-mounted stamps and like Christmas ornaments, I seem to have a memory attached to a lot of them! I remember picking up this egg tree stamp at the till in Archivers back in 2011 or 2012. Oh how I loved going to that store whenever I was in Chicagoland! Anyway, today I inked it up and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints and trimmed it to create a front panel, as per the sketch. I even went for curved edges and used my Crop-a-dile corner rounder for the first time in AGES. And it was another Archiver’s purchase back in the day!

I added a sentiment by Hero Arts (again another wood-mounted stamp  – from the bargain bucket at Simon Says Create one year!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Stars

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the CAS on Friday challenge where the theme is ‘male’.

I often use greens and blues for male cards, but today I decided to use a different colour palette and used an older Simon Says Stamp background die (called Stacked Stars) to cut a panel I’d created with Color Bursts.

I added a few extra die cut stars and a sentiment by Hero Arts to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Day 25 – 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 25’s inspiration is Day 18, 2017. Here’s the tag I made then!

I love Avery Elle, but I also really wanted to finish off my tags quickly! So I chose Brianna’s tag as inspiration for my design but replaced the foliage with Avery Elle snowflakes!

And that concludes my own tag challenge this year. While I really missed Tracey’s event, I was so grateful that she has so much inspiration from the past decade and I loved how her style evolved as the challenge got bigger and bigger. The only downside for me really was that I started too late and so this challenge really cut into my December crafting. I will certainly try to start on 1 November next year!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.