My Favorite Things

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Thank the stars above

 

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and we have a Tic Tac Toe grid for you this fortnight. Our sponsor is the Stamplorations shop.

I decided to use the top row: gold/friendship/coloured cardbase. I rarely use coloured cardbases as I do like my white backgrounds, but I thought it would be good to do something a bit different!

I used a fabulous die from Joanna Sheen and inlaid some gold glitter paper in the centre of the stars. I stamped the My Favorite Things sentiment on the reverse of a scrap of the cardstock as it was much smoother and I wanted to get a good impression for embossing. To finish off the card, I added a few small die cut stars.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Shery from Stamplorations and Tiya-B from Tiya-B.com. She has some fabulous creations on her blog – you must check out her site if you haven’t already done so!

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

LucieG.

You totally did it

Hi everyone!

It’s been quite cloudy here so I decided to pull out some sunny Distress Oxide inks to play with today.

After creating the blended background, I added some water speckles and then die cut a Simon Says Stamp circle and sentiment. I used another scrap of card to blend some yellow ink for the fringe (cut using a Mama Elephant die).

The embossed sentiment is by My Favourite Things.

I’m entering this into the current Case This Sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (ink blending).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Easter Smiles

Hi there!

Every year, I always feel that I don’t spend enough time using my Easter supplies. I don’t have THAT much, and I try to be quite disciplined with Easter-themed purchases, but I still feel a lot of pretty stamps and dies are far too neglected.

For today’s card, I could not resist inking up one of my favourite Easter Stamps, purchased many years ago from Stamping Bella. Isn’t it cute? I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. To add a bit of interest to the background, I lightly stamped  a My Favorite Things background stamp with distress ink before colouring in the main image.

I’m going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes).

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.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely mum!

Here’s the card I made her as she loves cats!! I’ve had this idea in my head since I made a box card at Simon Says Create last year! Bought the Lawn Fawn box die there – can’t believe that I haven’t got round to using it until now!

Anyway, I wish I could say that I used all my cat stamps when making this card, but I can’t! I seem to have amassed a fair collection over the years! The cat stamps here are from a Lawn Fawn set, a brand new My Favorite Things set that I only got yesterday and then my old favourite kitty stamp from MFT, pride of place in the front! The sentiment stamp is from Avery Elle.

I also decorated the two side flaps! So much fun!

I’m going to enter this into the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge (fun with dies). I have used products from a couple of other manufacturers, but Lawn Fawn dies/stamps feature prominently, so hopefully this is OK for the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yay, yay, yay! Birthday chick

Happy Saturday everyone!

It’s been a little while since I participated in a My Favorite Things challenge so I decided to dive back in and enter both the sketch and colour challenge with this card.

To create the centre panel, I smooshed MFT Berrylicious ink onto watercolour paper. The images are from the MFT Birthday Chicks stamp set – I’m glad I bought the matching dies, they made things MUCH easier (and quicker!).

I coloured the images with my beloved Twinkling H2O paints – the shimmer is amazing in real life – I’ve tried to capture it in my second photo.

I’m also entering this into the current Seize the Birthday challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.