Honey Bee

Daffodil Wreath

Hi there!

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

I love that one of the colours this week is called ‘Daffodil Delight’ and so I just had to include them in my card! My new Marianne Designs daffodil die arrived this morning so I jumped at the chance to play with it straight away. I paired it with a Honey Bee Stamps Grapevine die that I cut twice. All die cuts are coloured with distress ink.

I used an older WRMK 3D embossing folders – I always think of these as the original 3D embossing folders, they really took embossing folders to the next level!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from an older set by Neat & Tangled.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Love Day Heart

HI everyone!

Today’s card was made for the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches – which has a very Valentines-inspired palette!

I used dies by Memory Box and Sugar Pea Designs and the focal point is actually cut from the centre of a Memory Box embossing folder. I added a sentiment by Savvy Stamps.

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.

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.