Memory Box

Featuring Memory Box products

With love to you

Hello everyone!

I’m so happy to say I had a lovely productive time in my craft room today! It feels good to be crafting again!

Here’s the card I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I cut a blended background with the fabulous Memory Box Jasper Leaves die and added a flower and rose from the Ellen Hutson wild garden set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

 

Dancing Snowmen

Hello everyone!

I’m so pleased that I’ve been able to make quite a few Christmas cards over the past couple months – and it’s helpful that some of my favourite challenges have had Christmas themes this summer!

Today I’m playing along with one of them – the Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘keep cool and carry on’.

I used the fabulous Frostyville Wreath die to cut a background I’d created from some distress oxide inks and them adhered it to a couple of wreaths that I’d cut from plain white card to add some dimension to the wreath. I then cut the fabulous Memory Box/Open Studio Dancing Snowmen from glitter card and altered card and adhered them inside the wreath on a square card. I toyed with adding a sentiment, but I actually felt the card looked fine without one! Besides, I can always add one later before I send it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Thinking of autumn colours

Hi there everyone

It’s time for another guest post for CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

This week, the team has come up with a beautiful autumnal colour palette for us.

As I mentioned before, the team uses Stampin Up! colour names as a reference which always made me a little reticent to play in the colour challenges as I don’t have any Stampin Up! inks. Luckily, this month it’s proving quite easy to match up the colours quite well using distress oxide inks.

I created a blended background using Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Candied Apple. I then cut an oval from some white cardstock and adhered the frame to the blended background. I added a Memory Box die cut (the fabulous Arboscello Tree) and a stamp from an older Hero Arts set to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Lovecats

Hi there everyone!

I haven’t been able to spend much time in the craftroom recently but I have been able to make this card for my mum and dad’s anniversary yesterday.

I heat-embossed the Impression Obsessions lovecats stamp and then blended regular distress ink on top. I cut a heart from a separate piece of card using an Essentials by Ellen heart die and adhered it over the cat image using foam tape.

To finish off the card I added a sentiment from My Favourite Things and some hearts cut using a Memory Box die.

Belated Happy Anniversary to my lovely parents!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sea you soon

Happy Sunday everyone!

There’s a nautical/beach theme for the current Memory Box challenge which gave me the perfect opportunity to finally open up the Under the Sea Collage die – I’ve had it for a while but for some reason I had never used it!

I started by creating an ocean background with distress oxide inks on glossy paper. I mounted the Under the Sea Collage die on top of the background using funky foam and then added a few seaweed stalks on the background and on the frame. Finally I added a sentiment from a Paper Smooches set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dashing through the snow

Hello there!

I’m sharing another one of my Christmas in July cards today. Seriously, I can’t believe we’re over halfway through the month! Time is certainly flying by!

Anyway, I’m playing along with the current Case this Sketch challenge and decided to use one of my sweet Memory Box reindeer dies. I coloured the deer using distress oxide inks which I sponged onto the body with an ink blending tool. I then coloured the scarf using the inks with a splash of water.

To create the background, I applied a light coat of Shaded Lilac distress oxide ink through an Echo Park stencil and then added a coat of Tonic Studio moonstone glimmer paste! Love all the sparkle!

The sentiment is from a set by Marianne Designs. I’m delighted to say that I located it very quickly using my new Evernote system. I’ve only just started uploading my supplies to the system (that process is going to take forever!) but really pleased with it so far!

I’m also entering this into a number of other challenges:

CAS Mix Up challenge – colouring die cuts, stamping and my choice (stencilling)

Shopping our Stash challenge – Christmas in July

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas goes

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

The Merry Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

CAS on Friday challenge – Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.