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Penny Black flowers and exciting news!

Hello everyone!

For today’s colouring, I chose a smaller image from a set by Penny Black. I think I would have preferred to have watercoloured these beautiful flowers, but as I’m trying to use The Day Marker 30 Day Challenge to practice with other mediums, I pulled out my Prismacolour pencils again! I really do love the texture of these pencils! What’s more the waxy surface can help with crafting missteps! Want to know mine?

Well, the original stamp has dots around the centres of the flowers, so I thought I’d use a black gelly roll pen to add them on after I had assembled the card. Big mistake. The black dots were far to heavy for the delicate image. At first, I tried to correct it with a white pen and then I realised I could lift off the dots with a craft knife. Seriously, those heavy pen dots slid off so easily! I added the dots with grey pencil instead, but they don’t really show.

I used the Avery Elle Burst die to create a frame for the image and raised it from the base card using some funky foam. Oh, and can you see that I caved and used my Twinkling H2Os – for the background. They are so shimmery, I love using them!

I’m entering this into the current Flower Challenge (use a previous challenge – I’m going with Challenge number 18 – ‘anything goes’); the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (also ‘anything goes’) and the Penny Black and More challenge (‘in the garden’).

Now onto my Exciting News!

I’m am so delighted to say that I am joining the design team of my nearest craft store, Crafts-U-Love. I think most of us have to buy our crafty stuff online nowadays and nothing beats seeing the products in person. I’m so pleased that Crafts-U-Love has an amazing store, crammed full of fabulousness, within driving distance and when I saw a DT call, I just HAD to apply. I’m so excited to be joining the team this year! My first design post will be around 15 June! Such fun!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dainty Whispers

Happy Friyay everyone!

I’ve been practicing my no-lines colouring with my twinkling H2Os and a gorgeous Penny Black stamp today.

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink before painting it – love the shimmer!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp and a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Celebrating Hollyhocks!

Hi All!

So, the other day, I saw Joanna use the Impression Obsession hollyhocks die on a beautiful card – and knew it was time for me to get the die. I had been coveting it for over a year. And guess what, I couldn’t find it anywhere online….

Yesterday, I went to a craft show and was looking through some dies when I FOUND it. Funny thing was I had completely forgotten about it! Anyway, the added bonus was that it was on sale, so big LucieG smiles all around.

I decided to use it for my entry into this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and cut it from cream card before painting with my Twinkling H2Os. Look at that shimmer.

I also used some Penny Black dies that I have had for AGES and a sentiment from a set by Winnie & Walter.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seeing dots

 

Happy Saturday everyone!

So, it should come as no surprise that I LOVE background dies. The Altenew Doodled Dots cover die is no exception and I was fortunate enough to get mine during Dies to Die For’s recent Easter discount weekend. It is such a beautiful die – I’m looking forward to using it with an ink blended background, but first of all I decided to play along with this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge (pink, red, mint) and used it with some coloured cardstock.

(That cardstock really is mint-like in real life, honest! Unfortunately it looks quite aqua in my photos…)

I’d love to say these were quick makes. That would be a lie! It took HOURS to inlay all those little dots….. I may have got a little frustrated… but now that it’s over, I like having the set of three cards to compare! Plus three more cards to add to my ‘stock’!

To finish off the cards, I used dies from Savvy Stamps and Penny Black.

So, which one is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happiest of Birthdays

Hello there!

After days and days of making heart/love/friendship cards, it felt good to pull out some different supplies today.

For this card, I used image dies from Simply Graphic plus a sentiment stamp from My Favorite Things which I stuck to a kraft tag cut with a Penny Black tag die.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (add a die cut).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Heart Day 2018

Hello and ‘Happy Heart Day’ people! I love that phrase, but haven’t found it on many stamps at all, sadly. The one on today’s card is from an older Stampendous set that I’ve had for many years. Probably a decade!!

I’m playing along with the current Penny Black and More challenge (Love, Hearts and/or flowers), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (add a die cut) and the Work Your Stash Wednesday challenge over on Instagram – the theme is red and pink. Perfect for a heart card!

In addition to my lovely sentiment stamp, I used dies from Penny Black – I bought the heart dies just after Valentine’s Day last year, can’t believe I am only getting round to using them now!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.