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Make a Wish

Happy Friyay everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is ‘Distress it’ and instead of pulling out my distress inks, I pulled out my sanding blocks. Seriously can’t remember when I last used them.

For my card, I used some old Core’dinations cardstock and a very old Cuttlebug embossing folder. I sanded down the embossed image to reveal the kraft core.

I added a sentiment die cut from Penny Black and also distressed the edges of the card. To finish it off, I was going to add some Stickles but decided to use some cork dots that I had. They look a little heavy in the photo, I think they look better in real life!

I’m also entering this into the current Casology challenge – ‘Wish’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let your dreams take flight

So today’s card started as an entry for the new Color Throwdown challenge, but once I had stamped and coloured the gorgeous Penny Black image with lighter colours in the palette, I just couldn’t add the darker pink! I liked the soft colours too much!

So instead, I added some diamond stickles, smooshed on some Tumbled Glass distress ink and added a Penny Black sentiment and called it a day.

As I used my Twinkling H2O watercolour paints and did some gentle ink smooshing, I’m entering this into the current CAS Watercolour challenge as the theme is ‘butterfly’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

White on White Thanks

Hi everyone

I didn’t have too much time to craft today but wanted to do a white-on-white card, which is the theme for the current Addicted to CAS challenge.

I used dies from Memory Box, Winnie and Walter and Penny Black to cut regular white cardstock and glitter cardstock (but I’m afraid you can’t see the glitter very well). Anyway, I thought I’d add a vellum panel behind the main die cut image… then I added some flowers…. then some pearls… I couldn’t stop myself….. Not sure the end result really qualifies as CAS, although in my defence there is still a fair bit of white space….

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

Words Take Centre Stage

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Word take centre stage’ and Uniko is our sponsor.

When I saw the theme I immediately thought of my sentiment stamps from Impression Obsession. I love this Journey stamp and really wanted to use it as I think it is so powerful – although I must confess, I did find it quite challenging to work into a CAS card! In the end, I kept it very simple with just a raised panel and a couple of Penny Black die cuts. I did create a few cards using this stamp, which I’ll share at some point!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards in the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Nonni from Nonni’s Handmade Cards. She has some breathtaking creations on her site – please drop by and take a look!

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

LucieG.

Golden birthday

Happy Saturday Everyone!

For today’s card, I used a set of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs (which I bought after Christmas but hadn’t got round to using yet!) and a die from Penny Black Stamps that I have been trying to get my hands on for a few months. Luckily my local craft store had a Penny Black delivery last weekend and I was able to snap it up!

I used the four colours from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (navy, light pink, white and gold) on a kraft card base. When I originally put the sentiment on the card, it looks a bit ‘lost’ so I added a small vellum rectangle to help it stand out a bit more.

I’m also entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (going round in circles).

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.