Memory Box

Featuring Memory Box products

Framed Bunny

Happy Good Friday!

I don’t really create many cutesy cards… except at Easter time it seems! I guess I just can’t resist those sweet bunnies!

Today’s card uses dies from three companies – Memory Box (bunny), Lawn Fawn (eggs) and Simon Says Stamp (frame).

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Waltham Easter Egg

Hello everyone!

I’m playing along in two challenges today – the Case This Sketch challenge and the Memory Box April challenge where the theme is clean and simple.

I chose an ‘oldie but goodie’ Memory Box die that I have had for many years – the pretty Waltham Egg and coloured it with my Zig brushmarkers before adding some highlights with my Prismacolor pencils. I then added a generous coat of Pixie Dust, which hopefully you can see a bit of in the second photo!

I adhered it to a couple of die cuts to provide some dimension, before sticking it onto an oval base that I had smooshed with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I added some Basic Grey papers as per the sketch challenge and carefully stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. Finally I added some tiny Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Embossed butterflies

Happy Sunday!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are challenging you to make a card in ‘minutes’ with the optional twist of one of my favourite techniques – dry embossing! Our sponsor is Heffydoodle who are offering a price of a £25 voucher to their store!

What do we mean by ‘made in minutes’? Well, after planning your card and gathering your supplies you card should take 15 – 30 minutes to complete!

Now, I confess, I was nervous about this challenge as I am not a fast cardmaker. I don’t like rushing the creative process, I enjoy it! Anyway, I knew I had to focus on die cutting as that’s a pretty quick technique and I wanted to case one of my older cards where I inlaid embossed die cuts.

I chose a simple die, some previously-rejected ink blending and a couple of embossing folders and got to work. It probably took me about 20 minutes to assemble this card, and then another 20 to find a stencil that I decided I needed for the card base once I’d assembled my die cut image!!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts and I used embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Crafts Too.

My team mates  have created some gorgeous CAS cards over at AAA Cards and we are joined by guest designer Kateryna who has some amazing cards on her Instagram feed.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Frangia Bouquet

Good morning friends!

Today I’m playing along with the March Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘flower power’.

I pulled out one of my older dies – the Frangia Bouquet from 2013 which I coloured using blended distress inks.

I stencilled some glitter paste on my base card and adhered the die cut once the glitter was dry. The embossed sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Melle Papillion

Bonjour!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge which has the most amazing sketch this week! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use a triangle as a focal point and thought I’d probably end up using a tree. But, as I was going through my wood-mounted stamps I unearthed the sweet ‘Melle Papillon’ stamp from Penny Black. I got it in 2013 and haven’t used it much at all.

Anyway, I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils and then cut it out using a triangular die. I then embossed a sentiment from my favourite things and added die cut butterflies from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hello everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day! As you know, I have been using my wood-mounted stamps throughout February and I hope to have created at least 28 cards using my wood-mounted stamps by the end of the month. But that doesn’t mean I’ve completely stopped playing with my new stamps! I bought this fabulous Avery Elle peacock just before Christmas. Perfect for today!

I coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os and also added a few die cut hearts which I’d coloured with the same paint.

I’m entering this in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, plus the current Color Throwdown Challenge (black, dark pink and grey).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.