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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 2 of Christmas in July 2020!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players – I had so much fun with all these layers. I used the Deco Trees die by Memory Box. It’s difficult to see from the photos, but I have some slightly distressed silver cardstock which I used behind the trees – I am still reeling from the shock of finding this cardstock so quickly! That never normally happens, does it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vine Butterfly

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! For today’s card. I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, blue, green and yellow).

I just bought this gorgeous Vine Butterfly by Memory Box. I can’t believe I missed it when it was released a couple of years ago, isn’t it pretty? I lightly blended some Tumbled Glass distress ink to my card base and then added another die cut (Fresh Foliage, also by Memory Box) before adhering the butterfly and a few sequins. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted again. They really have some super sentiment sets!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown Fairytale Flower Card

Good morning everyone!

This week, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown Challenge.

The palette for this challenge is blue, purple, light blue and green, another fabulous combination, don’t you think?

I’m currently challenging myself to use some of my older, little used dies. I always struggle a bit with border dies – I have MANY pretty ones, but I get stuck trying to incorporate them into different card designs. This card is actually made from the pretty Memory Box Fairytale Flower Border die that I cut and coloured three times and then cut up and arranged to cover half of my card base. The sentiment is by Your Next Stamp.

There’s some amazing inspiration from the Color Throwdown DT over on the challenge blog – I do hope you can play along this week!

I’m also entering this into the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Daisy, Daisy

Hi Everyone!

I’m on a bit of a cardmaking roll at the moment so I just had to enter challenges run by one of my favourite companies, Memory Box.

The theme for the May Outside the Box Challenge is ‘flowers’. Easy I thought to myself… until I discovered that I don’t actually have a lot of floral Memory Box dies…. tons of Poppystamps flower dies, but far fewer Memory Box! Anyway, I do have the Daisy Silhouette dies and seeing as I’ve just spent the last month battling daisies in my lawn, I thought they would be perfect for my entry.

I blended some Distress Oxides (Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone) and then lightly stencilled a brick background. I cut and coloured the daisies before adhering them to my base card and then added a sentiment from a Memory Box/Open Studio set. THEN I decided to add some ink splatters….. I was able to cover up the daisy heads and sentiments to add the green splatters. Ideally I would have added some splatters up the wall as well, but I didn’t want to risk getting ink on the flower heads so decided my green splatters were good enough!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Sixth Birthday

Hi there!

We are celebrating over at AAA Cards as our little challenge is six years old!  We’d love for you to join in and celebrate with us by creating a CAS birthday card. We haven’t got sponsors and a blog hop this year, but you could win a £20 gift card to a store of your choice!

For my birthday card, I pulled out my Simply Graphic dies and some panels I created with distress oxide inks and got to work! I’m also playing along with the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – they have a fabulous colour combo this week.

The vase die is by My Favorite Things and the sentiment is by Memory Box.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Sofie who has some lovely cards on her Instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yellow Leaves

Happy Friyay Everyone!

I took today off and just did fun stuff! Of course that meant spending time in my craft room. I decided to play along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (yellow, grey and white).

I used a Taylored Expressions masking stencil with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink to create a soft panel in the centre of my card. I then used a Simply Graphic die to cut a ink panel I made some time ago and adhered it to my base card. To complete my card, I added a Memory Box sentiment and a few glittery butterflies by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.