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Mischievous Hello

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I just received the fun Tim Holtz Mischievous cat die set on Friday so I really wanted to use at least one of them this weekend! And I did for this card! I love the silhouette dies but decided to add some eyes and a nose from another cat die for this card.

I created the wall from an ink blended panel cut with a My Favorite Things background die. The sentiment is also by MFT

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 31

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Welcome to Day 31 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge.

It should come as no surprise that I chose the middle row – die cutting AND a chance to use some of my patterned paper mountain? Yes please! I chose an older die by Lil Inker Designs, a few sheets of blue patterned paper and got to work! It’s quite weird that my card for Day 31 uses the same technique that I used  for Day 1! The sentiment is by Mame Elephant.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 16

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Welcome to Day 16 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and  Sketches challenge.

I embossed white card using a Crafter’s Companion folder and adhered it to my card base. I added a couple of snowflakes plus a sentiment My Favorite Things to complete my card.

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LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 11

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Welcome to Day 11 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

I embossed a white panel using a 3D holly embossing folder by Creative Expressions before adhering it to my card base. I then cut a section of brown paper from my patterned paper mountain but decided that it needed a little something more so I stamped a My Favorite Things background stamp using versamark ink – I’m pleased with how this turned out, a subtle bit of interest.

I coloured the Memory Box Holly Branch die cut with distress ink before adding a My Favorite Things sentiment to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 5

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Welcome to Day 5 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Us Girls challenge where the theme is mammals. Ha! Perfect excuse for a reindeer card!

It’s difficult to see in the smaller photos, but I started with a Uniko stencil and some moonstone glitter paste to add a bit of texture to my card base and added a Memory Box frame cut from glitter card. I then used an older die set (Delightful Deer) from My Favorite Things which I cut from kraft card and sponged with some distress ink.

Finally I added sentiment from an older My Favorite Things stamp set.

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LucieG.

Just Us Girls Guest Designer Week 1

Happy Saturday!

I’m so honoured and excited to be the June Guest Designer for the Just Us Girls challenge!

The theme of this week’s challenge is ‘paintbrush’ – and I wanted to share the story behind the card! Sorry this is rather on the long side!

I’ve been crafting for almost 15 years…. but do I own any paintbrush dies or stamps?? The short answer is no. The longer answer is I spent a ridiculous amount of time going through ALL my craft supplies as I was CONVINCED I had a paintbrush stamp from back in the day. I was SO SURE that I even recalled colouring the image…. but ‘it’ was nowhere to be found. I did come across an old Elzybells Art Stamps set which included some fun sentiments and a small image with some paintbrushes, but I wanted the brushes to be more of a focal point….

I have a rule that I don’t buy supplies just to make a challenge card and although I could think of ways of incorporating brush MARKS, I felt I had to stick to the theme of paintbrush…. so I broke my rule and ordered the My Favorite Things paintbrush die set from my go-to craft store that usually dispatches the same/next day… can you see where this story is going?

Well, yes, this time they did not dispatch my order for 3 days and as it’s the Platinum Jubilee super-long weekend in the UK, I knew that I wouldn’t get the die set before the challenge launch.

So what did I do? Well, I went through my dies and created my own paintbrushes using parts from die sets by My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp!

I stencilled some glitter paste on my card base before I added the ‘paintbrushes’ and a pot. And all that searching wasn’t wasted as I even used a Pablo Picasso quote from that old Elzybells set!

What do you think of the outcome?

Head over to the Just Us Girls challenge to see the amazing inspiration from the talented design team – we hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.