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Copper snow

Happy Monday everyone!

I had a couple of hours free this evening so I finally got round to joining a couple of challenges again! I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the unusual colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I knew I wanted to use a copper and black background and originally planned to stencil some copper paste onto my card base. As time was not on my side, I decided that using a background die may be quicker – and it was! I chose an older background die by Hero Arts which I stuck onto some copper cardstock. I decided to use the Antique Pine Label die by Memory box as my focal image which I coloured with bundled sage distress ink. The green looks so light in the photos, but it’s darker in real life! Sometimes I find taking the photos so stressful!

Anyway, to complete my card, I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment onto some kraft card and added a few kraft snowflakes and dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Mustard Sunflower

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the fab colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I chose some Stampin Up paper from my patterned paper mountain and added a flower and leaves from The Greetery’s Sunflower Botanicuts die set, which I cut from some panels I’d made from distress spray stains some time ago. You would not believe how long I spent playing with the position of the leaves!! Anyway, I still felt it needed a little something extra so I added some Memory Box stems cut from vellum.

Finally I added a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

With Love Butterfly Wreath

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the colour combo from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches colour challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I thought about using a snowflake die for the focal point. But then I spotted my beautiful Memory Box Butterfly Wreath when I was looking for something else and decided it was time to use it again. This is from 2016, although it feels like I’ve had it longer…!!

I cut the butterflies from cardstock panels made from regular distress ink and then splatterd gouache over them. I adhered the wreath to a cardbase that I’d embossed using a Creative Expressions folder and added a sentiment from a Moonstone die set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 26

Hello everyone!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 19

Hello everyone!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.