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Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. When I first saw the sketch, I thought about using hearts or butterflies but then yesterday my new Dies to Die For order arrived and I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to use my brand new My Neighborhood die set from My Favorite Things.

I coloured the images with distress ink and added Clearly Besotted sentiment. I thought it was finished, but when I was photographing the card, it felt a little bare so I added a few die cut hearts and sequins. Maybe a few too many? I’m not too sure… what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 1 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

Hi everyone!

Last year, I played along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags for the fourth year in a row. I absolutely love this event as it significantly reduced the last-minute crafty stress that I used to have about by gift tags! Sadly, having started this annual event in 2011, Tracey has decided that she won’t be continuing with it this year. But happily we all have 10 years of tag inspiration on her site!

So, I decided to create my own event! I randomly selected 25 days from Tracey’s event blog posts from 2011 to 2020 and will be using those tags as my own inspiration!

So for Day 1, the inspiration comes from Day 20, 2011.

I loved that this tag had so many elements to it – the stamped kraft background, the patterned paper and the cutest reindeer ever! For my take, I used newer products by My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp plus a wood-mounted Stampendous reindeer stamp from 2005!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pinecone Plethora Trauma

Greetings and happy Saturday friends

Today I have to report that the craftroom was the scene of a Great Trauma. The savage destruction of a beloved embossing folder, the Pinecone Plethora by Gemini. It got mangled in my die cutting machine and the hinges split apart.  I am still now sure how it could have happened… I think I was trying to angle it a little too sharply and well, its demise was the result…. At least my Gemini Junior survived I suppose. But unfortunately I can seem to fashion an at home repair… Does anyone have any suggestions… or do you know where I might be able to locate a replacement? Google tells me that they are only to be found in a store in the Philippines!

At least I managed to create something with it – my entry for the sketch challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I blended various distress inks and then embossed the background before lifting some ink from the berries. I then added a sentiment from My Favorite Things to complete my entry.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Curled Holly branch

Hello everyone!

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

It’s a fun festive palette so I decided to try out a new-to-me colouring technique using alcohol markers to colour the fabulous new Memory Box Curled Holly Branch die. I think I still prefer using my distress inks to colour die cuts but I’m definitely going to practice this technique a little more.

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Magical wispy trees

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  which has a fabulous  combo of pink, lavender and aqua.

I used the fabulous new Winter’s Wispy Trees from the Stamp Market plus a die cut and sentiment by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner with Boo twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘boo’!

I didn’t have much crafty time ahead of our submission deadline this week so pulled together a very quick CAS card using a purple cardbase, a smidge of white ink, a fun Sizzix ghost die and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Helen, who has lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.