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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 28

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 28 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Perfectly CAS challenge where the theme is ‘Festive’.

I kept my card super CAS, in line with the challenge rules to just use one third of the card base. The stamp is from an old Hero Arts/Archivers set (oh how I still miss Archivers!) which I embossed using glittery embossing powder – the sparkle is amazing in real life!

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 9

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Welcome to Day 9 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I love this sketch! So many possibilities! In the end, I decided it was time to unleash the pinecones! I paired the Forest Pine Branch die with my absolute favourite pinecone stamp by Hero Arts! This little stamp went missing almost a year ago and I couldn’t find it anywhere! It was made worse by the fact that the set was retired and couldn’t be found here in the UK. In the end, my brother got hold of the set for me in the US. And would you believe that the little pinecone eventually turned up in my adhesives a few weeks ago! I was so happy – even though I have a duplicate, I am so relieved that I didn’t throw it away accidentally!

For the background, I blended some Speckled Egg distress oxide ink and die cut a section using a die from My Favorite Things. I then embossed it using the Pinecone Plethora embossing folder by Gemini. My original folder broke in an unfortunate embossing accident last Christmas, but fortunately a lovely IG friend alerted me to it on Ebay and I managed to snag it! Yay!

To complete my card I used a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

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LucieG.

Busy Bees

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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.

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LucieG.

Make a Splash!

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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)!

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LucieG.

April 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

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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.

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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!

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LucieG.