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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 26

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Welcome to Day 26 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and¬† Sketches challenge.

I have to admit, I was a little stumped when I saw the sketch but then I suddenly remembered one of my favourite deer dies – the Swift Reindeer by Memory Box. I thought that I used it every single year, but I was shocked to discover I last used him in July 2019! Anyway, for today’s card, I masked off a triangle shape and then blended some Salvage Patina distress ink before lifting some ink off with water. I coloured the deer with distress inks and Twinkling H2O paints and adhered to my card. Finally I added a Mama Elephant sentiment.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 19

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Welcome to Day 19 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge where the theme is ‘Christmas Florals’.

I had to do it. I couldn’t help myself! I had to use the wonderful Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree! This die is from 2011 and gets used every year I think! And this is its second appearance in 2022! Anyway, I coloured it with Twinkling H2O paints and added some die cut flowers on top.

I then stencilled some glitter paste to my card base, adhered the tree and added a Paper Rose Studio vase and a sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 12

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Welcome to Day 12 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Christmas Card Throwdown colour challenge.

So I’ve been trying the inked embossing folder technique for YEARS and I’ve never been happy with the outcome… until today! I FINALLY managed to get a level of coverage that I liked using distress oxide ink and a brayer. I forsee more of this in my crafty future now! The embossing folder is Snowy Forest by Memory Box and I also used the birds from the Delicate Pine Frame die set. The sentiment is by Creative Expressions.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 11

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Welcome to Day 11 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

I embossed a white panel using a 3D holly embossing folder by Creative Expressions before adhering it to my card base. I then cut a section of brown paper from my patterned paper mountain but decided that it needed a little something more so I stamped a My Favorite Things background stamp using versamark ink – I’m pleased with how this turned out, a subtle bit of interest.

I coloured the Memory Box Holly Branch die cut with distress ink before adding a My Favorite Things sentiment to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 9

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Welcome to Day 9 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I love this sketch! So many possibilities! In the end, I decided it was time to unleash the pinecones! I paired the Forest Pine Branch die with my absolute favourite pinecone stamp by Hero Arts! This little stamp went missing almost a year ago and I couldn’t find it anywhere! It was made worse by the fact that the set was retired and couldn’t be found here in the UK. In the end, my brother got hold of the set for me in the US. And would you believe that the little pinecone eventually turned up in my adhesives a few weeks ago! I was so happy – even though I have a duplicate, I am so relieved that I didn’t throw it away accidentally!

For the background, I blended some Speckled Egg distress oxide ink and die cut a section using a die from My Favorite Things. I then embossed it using the Pinecone Plethora embossing folder by Gemini. My original folder broke in an unfortunate embossing accident last Christmas, but fortunately a lovely IG friend alerted me to it on Ebay and I managed to snag it! Yay!

To complete my card I used a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 5

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Welcome to Day 5 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Us Girls challenge where the theme is mammals. Ha! Perfect excuse for a reindeer card!

It’s difficult to see in the smaller photos, but I started with a Uniko stencil and some moonstone glitter paste to add a bit of texture to my card base and added a Memory Box frame cut from glitter card. I then used an older die set (Delightful Deer) from My Favorite Things which I cut from kraft card and sponged with some distress ink.

Finally I added sentiment from an older My Favorite Things stamp set.

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LucieG.