Honey Bee

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.

Sketch challenge

 

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I really loved the sketch when I saw it because it takes me outside my comfort zone – I usually prefer to use an odd number of images on my card but this sketch had an even number (two circles).

For the card above, which is my entry, I used the fabulous My Favorite Things Houseplant die set with a Hero Arts frame die and a Memory Box sentiment. But I have to admit, it was actually my second card using this sketch. Here’s the one I made on Saturday:

I used flower dies by Creative Expressions and the Honey Bee Stamps woodgrain frame builder die set, plus a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. On Sunday, I decided to use the sketch with the MFT die set as well.

I prefer the plant card, but I’m totally into creating cards with plants and vases this year. Seriously I can’t stop buying vase dies! So which card is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase Cluster

Happy Friyay!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another stunning colour palette this week – yellow, orange, red and kraft.

I wanted to play with my new Miss P Loves Botanical die set. Can you believe I ordered these at 2.30 yesterday and they arrived with this morning’s post? Bravo, Crafts 4 Less!

I cut several stems and coloured them with distress inks. I then cut a few vases from my Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo die set and adhered them to a strip cut using a Honey Bee woodgrain frames element die. I lightly blended a circle on my card base, adhered the die cuts and stamped a Pretty Pink Posh sentiment to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Full Vase

Hi Everyone!

Today I used the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The dies are by Simply Graphic and Poppy Stamps and the stencil is by Honey Bee.

I spent far too long trying different sentiments, stamped in different colours but finally ended up using this small Karen Burniston die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Love and Hearts

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges with this card today – the Card Concept challenge and the Poppystamps challenge where the theme is hearts.

I was inspired by the colours in the Card Concept’s inspiration photo so decided to use pink and browns for my card. I went for the Clean and Layered design, using lots of die cut layers but also keeping the card quite clean with a good amount of white space. I used dies by Poppystamps (Francesca Heart and the Whittle Birds), Honey Bee Stamps (Heart Vine) and The Greetery (wood Slices). The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Heart Vine

 

Happy Friyay crafty people!

Today was the day that my new Honey Bees Heart Vine finally arrived! I have been stalking the Dies to Die For website since the influencers shared this die on Instagram  in early January! Then Tracy at DTDF had such a tussle to extract her package from Customs! As soon as that release went live, I was there! And it was totally worth the wait. I had to use it right away!

I’m playing along with two challenges with this card the Color Throwdown (pink, red, black and white) and the sketch for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. I must confess I was a bit stumped when I saw the sketch and thought I’d probably end up moving the centred oval or turning the card to portrait. But suddenly it all started to come together and I ended up following the sketch quite faithfully!

I used both dies in the vine set, cutting one from vellum and one from red cardstock. I blended an oval panel using a Taylored Expressions panel and adhered the die cut. To complete my card, I added a few tiny white hearts and a wonderful sentiment by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.