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Christmas in July – Day 10

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 10 (Day 26 of the colouring challenge)! I have to confess that I’m kind of looking forward to taking a break from colouring once the 30 day challenge ends! I think I may just participate every other day next time. I miss using my dies and my stamps that don’t need to be coloured in!

Anyway, today’s card uses the sketch for the current 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. I’m not too sure how I feel about my interpretation! It seems to have EVERYTHING and for this CAS girl, I feel I may have gone a little overboard!

The stamps are from Hero Arts’ 2004 and 2005 collections – Graphic Lines Trees and Holiday Ribbons. I used some old Basic Grey paper, a My Favorite Things die and a Crafters Companion embossing folder! I told you – something of everything. It even has glitter!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

PS Just realised – no heat embossing or ink blending so not quite everything after all! Phew!

 

Christmas in July – Day 1

Hello everyone!

When I decided to play along with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge using my wood mounted stamps again, I knew I wanted to find a way of using my Christmas stamps as well. Then I thought of Christmas in July and decided to use my festive wood mounted stamps for the second half of the 30 day challenge. I’m aiming to continue the theme during the rest of the month and expand my supplies to included dies and clear stamps… once the colouring challenge is over that is!

So, for Christmas in July Day 1 (Day 17 of the colouring challenge), I inked up an older Stampendous stamp, Owl Tree. I can remember where/when I purchased so many of my older stamps. But this one? No idea! I suspect I probably got it as a bargain…. but apart from that, its origins are a mystery! I do however remember where I got those little Lia Griffith/Hero Arts snowflakes I used for the background – I got them while standing in line during Create 2015. Complete spur of the moment purchase! Brings back fun memories of the event!

I used a sketch from a past My Favorite Things sketch challenge (Number 368… the old challenge blog seems to have disappeared and I can’t find any archives to link to). The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bride and Groom

Hello everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

For my Day 16 colouring, I decided to use another stamp from my Hero Arts collection! This one is from a set of stamps called Wedding Day. They got a lot of use back in the day when my friends were getting married! I stamped it on Bristol cardstock and coloured it using my Zig Real brush markers and Twinkling H2O paints.

I dry embossed a square die in the centre of my card and adhered the image. I then carefully added a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my card.

I’m entering this into the current Addicted to CAS challenge where the theme is wedding.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Striped Vase

Hello everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

For my Day 15 colouring, I decided to use another Hero Arts oldie but goodie, the Striped Vase Sketch stamp. I stamped it on Bristol cardstock and coloured it using my Zig Real brush markers.

I decided to play along with the latest My Favorite Things sketch challenge – I loved how Michelle used a sentiment die in her inspiration so I added an older die from MFT that I got in a set a few years ago. Annoyingly, I dropped the sentiment on my card as I went to adhere it! Glue ended up all over the front of my card, but luckily I managed to rub it away with my adhesive eraser.

To finish off my card, I added a few Nuvo glitter drops to the centre of my flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You are Pawesome!

Hi there!

I’m still playing catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge! This is my rather small amount of colouring for Day 14!

I used one of my Hero Arts wood mounted cat stamps – the Dots Cat. I remember stamping him several times in a circle for a birthday card for my dad back in the day. Things are much easier nowadays with the MISTI!

Anyway, I coloured him with my Twinkling H2Os and added a sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp. I actually think this was be the very first SSS die that I purchased!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pocketful o’ posies

Happy Friyay friends!

Life just got a little busy so now I’m playing catch up with The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge and my wood stamp challenge. This is my colouring for Day 12. I decided to play along with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. I love how they have such unusual sketches! I immediately thought of my Hero Arts stamps when I saw this one. Back in the day (15 years ago apparently!), Hero Arts produced the ‘Pocket O’ Posies’ sets – a trio of flower stamps in a little box. I LOVED them and collected quite a few sets. I used the Country Garden Posies for this card.

To be honest, I’m not sure about this card now that I have completed it. I feel like I should tweak something, but not sure what. So instead I shall walk away and look at it again tomorrow!

The sentiment is also by Hero Arts and I used dies by My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.