Honey Bee

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.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 20

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 20 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches.

I used the lovely Honey Been Stamps Let it Snow set. I have had this for a couple of years, but I haven’t actually used it before! I don’t know what’s taken me so long – that snowman is such a cutie, isn’t he? I used a Gemini 3D embossing folder for the background and to complete my card, I added a die cut sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Spring Birthday Cheer

Happy Sunday everyone!

I pulled out another one of my older Magenta Art Stamps this morning. I’m afraid to say I have never used this one as it was so much bigger than I thought when I ordered it and quite honestly the size scared me! I was concerned about my ability to stamp a decent impression (although Magenta stamps stamp beautifully) and then my ability to colour the image – especially that big leaf!

But this past month focussing on wood-mounted stamps has really renewed my confidence in stamping without the MISTI and I have been practicing my colouring so I decided to give the stamp a whirl! I’m so glad I did!

I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os using the palette from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (saffron, yellow and green). I didn’t want too many layers on my card so I embossed a My Favorite Things frame die around the image and adhered a die cut sentiment from Honey Bee (as well as stamping ‘sending’ from a Clearly Besotted set). Finally, I added a few Nuvo Jewel dots to finish off my card.

Et voila! Day 21 colouring done!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.