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Cattail Triptych

Hi everyone!

Why is it that when you’re super busy, you have tons of ideas, but when you finally have time to craft, your mojo disappears? So annoying!

This took much longer to create than it should have done… hope my mojo returns soon!

I used dies by Simon Says Stamp, Savvy Stamps and Memory Box and adhered the die cut panel to a background I created using Distress Inks and Color Bursts.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – ‘animal kingdom’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Flowery Seventy

Hello everyone and happy happy birthday to my lovely mum who is celebrating a big birthday today!

I always make a couple of cards for my mum and try to do something a bit different for one of them. This year, I decided to try an ‘impossible card’ – a fun pop up card made from a single piece of cardstock which has simply been cut in three places! I know, impossible, right?

Well, it’s actually incredibly easy! I found a great video from Sam over at Mixed Up Crafts. She explained it so well that I made this at the first attempt and it didn’t take long at all. It took longer to colour that wreath!

Reverse of my impossible card!

Once I had the pop up base sorted, I decided to use one of my mum’s favourite dies from Memory Box and coloured it with mu Twinkling H2o paints. I stuck it to a die cut circle before adhering it to the pop up base card. I then used some old Quickutz dies for the ’70’ and voila! My first impossible card!

I’m entering this into the April Memory Box challenge (flowers), the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (flower power) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Blended Blissful Butterflies

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards, but before I get on to that I must just say that the response to the last challenge was AMAZING! So many beautiful CAS cards in our gallery and some wonderful inspiration! THANK YOU.

Anyway, this fortnight’s theme is ‘a favourite technique’ and our sponsor is Sugar Pea Designs.

Favourite technique! How can I choose just one? Heat embossing – who isn’t amazed by that process?! Dry embossing – so effective! Colouring – so soothing! TOO MANY FUN TECHNIQUES!

In the end I decided to combine a few of my favourite techniques – inlaid die cutting, ink blending and adding shimmer – although realistically I’m not sure that last one is really a technique!

Anyway, for my card, I blended some distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Cracked Pistachio) and spritzed some perfect pearls that I had mixed with water. I then cut the blended panel and some glitter card with the Memory Box Blissful Butterfly Border.

So that the die cut would be truly inlaid, I also cut the base card with the die and then added a cardstock panel to the inside of the base card. This panel then served as a base for the die cut. Hope that makes sense?!

This is the reverse of the panel, on the inside of my card.

Once I’d inlaid the glitter outline and blended butterflies, I added a Winnie & Walter sentiment to finish off my card.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by one Guest Designer – Anita from Neet & Crafty. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Bunny in leaves

Hello everyone!

For today’s card, I used an older Memory Box die (Jasper Leaves) with a very new one (Sweet Bunny). Isn’t that bunny the cutest? Perfect for spring/Easter cards, but could also be used any time of the year I think, don’t you?

I used a background I created from various green distress oxide inks some time ago. Think I used Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron and maybe some Iced Spruce as well. The bunny is cut from glitter card – love that sparkle.

I’m not sure if I’ll use this card for Easter, so I decided that I wouldn’t add a sentiment at this stage, but I may add one just before I send it.

I’m entering this into the current Memory Box challenge (green) and the current Anything Goes with Dies challenge at Happy Little Stampers..

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Field of poppies

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 black, white and peach, Such a fabulous combination, don’t you think?

I decided to use white as an accent colour and created a peach base using Dried Marigold distress ink. I love this soft colour and I’m looking forward to the distress oxide version later this year!

I cut black cardstock using dies from Memory Box and My Favorite Things and cut a Simon Says Stamp sentiment from white glitter card.

When I stuck everything down, I felt that the card needed a little something extra so I added a few white dots to finish it off.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seeing green… and aubergine

Happy Saturday everyone!

I made today’s card for a number of challenges – Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown (green/eggplant/white) and the Memory Box challenge (green), although looking at it now, I think that green isn’t really prominent enough for the latter so I think I will have to try again for that challenge….

I was originally struggling a bit to find  a suitable aubergine colour for the Color Throwdown challenge and then I saw that a DT member had used Seedless Preserves distress ink. Problem solved! I masked off a square and did a bit of ombre ink blending. I cut the Memory Box vine die from a panel I’d created from Hero Arts liquid water colours mixed with perfect pearls – can you see the shimmer?

To finish of the card, I used one of my go-to sentiments from My Sentiments Exactly!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG