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Christmas in July 2021 – Day 24

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 24 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I saw this sketch as I knew it would be perfect for showcasing some of my rather extensive collection of snowflake dies. I masked off a central band and lightly blended distress inks, inadvertently using a very similar colour palette to a card I made for the challenge last week! It’s weird how the subconscious works sometimes isn’t it?!

The larger snowflake dies are by Simon Says Stamp and I chose a smaller snowflake from a My Favorite Things set. The sentiment is a combination of dies from Hunkydory Moonstone and Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

One Cool Cat

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I spent a good part of my crafty time this morning trying to get to grips with a technique Tim Holtz demonstrated last year in the hopes of incorporating it into my entry today. Suffice to say that I still need to perfect said technique so instead this afternoon, I turned to an older Hero Arts Layering Stamp set (Brave Lion). I paired it with a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

The panel was embossed using a Park Lane Paperie embossing folder called Aztec and added a Honey Bee Stamps Heart Vine die cut for good measure!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birdhouses

Hi there!

Next up today, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Such a unique sketch this week! I had so many ideas but in the end I pulled out the fabulous birdhouse dies that I got as a free gift from My Favorite Things, coloured them with distress ink and hey presto, today’s card. I’m not sure though…. I may have gone overboard with those pink birds….. what do you think?

Then sentiment is also from an older MFT set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

MFT sketch challenge – feel better

 

Hi there!

I don’t think I’ve played along with the My Favorite Things sketch challenge since October, and having been inspired by this week’s sketch, I decided to play along!

I created a couple of stencils using my circle dies and gently blended some distress ink. Then I cut and coloured die cut shapes from the Dienamics Houseplants die set.

I arranged all the die cuts on the background before adding an stamped sentiment from the MFT Essential sentiments set and a few mini sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sketch challenge

 

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I really loved the sketch when I saw it because it takes me outside my comfort zone – I usually prefer to use an odd number of images on my card but this sketch had an even number (two circles).

For the card above, which is my entry, I used the fabulous My Favorite Things Houseplant die set with a Hero Arts frame die and a Memory Box sentiment. But I have to admit, it was actually my second card using this sketch. Here’s the one I made on Saturday:

I used flower dies by Creative Expressions and the Honey Bee Stamps woodgrain frame builder die set, plus a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. On Sunday, I decided to use the sketch with the MFT die set as well.

I prefer the plant card, but I’m totally into creating cards with plants and vases this year. Seriously I can’t stop buying vase dies! So which card is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Alpine Forest scene

Hello Everyone!

I haven’t played along with many challenges this month but when I saw that the theme of the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge was ‘trees’, I just had to play along! I have MANY tree dies…. and every year I buy more pretty must-have tree dies…. I can’t help myself!

For today’s card, I used my brand new Pine Tree collage die which I thought I could resist, but when I found it during a Black Friday sale last month, it just leapt into my basket! I also added the older Country Landscape die. The die is actually much wider than my card, but I cut it up so that I could get all the cabins in my scene. The join in the cardstock is hidden by a tall tree!

I used a colour palette from an interior design/colour combo book that I got for Christmas – I would never have thought of using Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye distress inks together for the sky! I’m hoping the book will help me to add more variety in my card designs in 2021!

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.