Marianne Designs

Vase for you

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  which has a fabulous neutral combo of black, grey, cream and kraft.

I decided to create another mini slimline card and started with creating a blended rectangle on my card base. I then cut a vase from the Marianne Designs Vase collection and three Simply Graphic stem dies from various coloured cardstock. After arranging the stems and vase, I adhered them to my card base and added a sentiment by Penny Black to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 23

Happy Friyay everyone!

Welcome to Day 23 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the Global Design Project – you know what that means! ANOTHER festive card in non-traditional colours!

Last year, I bought the Concord & 9th Take a Bough Trimmings dies. I don’t have/want the Take a Bow set, but I could see so many uses for the Trimmings set. I really wanted to use the garland as a background layer but of course I just didn’t get round to using it in that way before Christmas. Today was the day that I used that garland! I paired it with Christmas trees by Newton’s Nook and Marianne Designs which I cut from some inky backgrounds I had on hand. To complete this card, I added a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown – the pastel edition!

Happy Saturday!

It’s the colour palette that I’ve been training for people! You know I love my pastels and this week one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown has a fabulous pastel palette  (pink, yellow, purple and aqua).

Perfect Easter colours too, don’t you think? Of course I couldn’t just stop at one card and made two this morning using dies by Simon Says Stamp, Memory Box, Poppystamps and Marianne Designs. The stamped sentiment is by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Leaf -trimmed egg

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown which has a St Patrick-themed palette for us this week (gold, light green, dark green and white).

As you know I’m in the throes of Easter cardmaking and when I saw the colour combo I was a little perplexed – how could I use this in an Easter card. Then I stumbled across some amazing Easter cards on Instagram. The designer had used some leafy die cuts on an egg – suddenly inspiration struck! I pulled out the Poppystamps Sylvan Sprig, a Memory Box egg die and distress inks and got to work!

I was originally going to add a die cut gold sentiment, but in the end I used the Marianne Design Art Texture Mesh die for the gold accent and a stamped sentiment by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase of Blossoms

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a super natural colour palette this week – rust, cream and brown!

I actually used mainly dies that I’ve bought over the past couple of months – the Marianne Designs Art Texture Squares and the Sizzix/Pete Hughes Ikebana die set, together with an older Impression Obsessions vase die and a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 16 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 16 was Concord & 9th. I was absolutely blown away by the beautiful tag created by Lindsey. One of my favourite tags EVER! The dies! The colour combo! The wood slice! All gorgeous! My take uses the C9 wood slice stamp, dies by C9, Marianne Design and Memory Box and PRIMA FLOWERS! The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.