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Christmas in July 2021 – Day 20

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 20 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge which has a theme of ‘pinecones’ and the Double Trouble Papercrafting challenge where the theme is Christmas in July with an optional Twist to add a bow.

I don’t have many pinecones, and certainly nothing big enough to act as a focal point on its own but I saw that a lot of the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge team paired pinecones with foliage so I inked up my very old Hero Arts Pinecone Wreath stamp! I added a sentiment (also by Hero Arts) and a bow cut using a Simon Says Stamp die. To complete my take, I added a few Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 17

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 17 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

I was so pleased when I saw this sketch as I immediately thought of the Poppystamps Dancing Snowflake Tile die that was a total impulse buy when I got carried away with the online Christmas sale at one of my favourite UK online stores last December. I certainly didn’t need it but I have so many snowflake dies…..but it’s just so pretty!

Anyway, I adhered it to a very old background remnant which I have held onto for YEARS! I’m glad I finally used it!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 16

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 16 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at The Paper Players .

First I created a hill at the bottom of my card using a Simon Says Stamp die. Next, I inked up the beautiful Enchanted Forest stamps by Papertrey in distress oxide inks and arranged them on my card base. I added a sentiment by Hero Arts to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Father’s Day 2021

 

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards but I couldn’t resist just adding a little bit of interest to the background on this card!

I die cut the Simply Graphic irregular circle frames from white card and adhered them to my card base. Next, I coloured the Scrapping Cottage Vintage Car die with distress inks. Jalopies are a special shared memory for my dad and I and so I HAD to buy this die when I spotted it in a sale years ago!

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 added a sentiment from an old Hero Arts wood-mounted stamp. They’ve released this in a clear stamp set now and although I’m quite tempted to buy it, my old wood-mounted stamps still give a great impression.

I’m entering this into the Male Room Challenge where the theme is Dads or Grandads.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

One Cool Cat

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I spent a good part of my crafty time this morning trying to get to grips with a technique Tim Holtz demonstrated last year in the hopes of incorporating it into my entry today. Suffice to say that I still need to perfect said technique so instead this afternoon, I turned to an older Hero Arts Layering Stamp set (Brave Lion). I paired it with a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

The panel was embossed using a Park Lane Paperie embossing folder called Aztec and added a Honey Bee Stamps Heart Vine die cut for good measure!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just Bee-cause

Hello again everyone!

My final card for today is my entry into the current Color Throwdown which has a palette of yellow, grey, black and white.

Now, I must confess that I was a little stumped when I saw this combo as I entered a very similar colour challenge a few weeks ago and knew I wanted to do something different this time! Plus, I was so tempted to recreate the fabulous challenge graphic in some way!!

First of all, I created a blended background using Hickory Smoke distress ink and then die cut a panel with an Oblong Hexagon die from The Stamp Market. I then cut and coloured a flower and bee from the Hero Arts Bees and Flowers die set. Finally I cut a Creative Expressions sentiment from black cardstock and adhered all my die cuts to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.