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Flowers in leafy vines

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge using products sent to me by Penny Black.

The palette this week is green, brown, black and white and after weeks of using Christmas supplies, I was very happy to get out my non-festive supplies!

I started by masking off a rectangle and blending some Vintage Photo distress ink on my card base. I then inked up the beautiful Letter Background cling stamp (40-780) and stamped it over the masked off section of my base. Then I got busy with my dies! I cut some green patterned paper with dies from the Garden Greens die set (51-652) and arranged them on the card base. I then used white glitter card and cut flowers from the Autumn Decor (51-653) and Cherry Blossom (51-419) die sets. Once I had got an arrangement that I was happy with, I stuck everything down and added a twine bow and some black centres to each flower.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Ever Thanks set (30-813).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 15

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Welcome to Day 15 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge. When I first saw the combo of aqua, yellow, purple and coral, I felt quite stumped as I just couldn’t think of a way of using them in a festive card.

Then, this morning inspiration struck (phew!). I die cut the twinkling lights image from a Studio Light set from gold card, snipped off the individual lights and replaced them with lights in the challenge colours.

To complete my card, I added a Memory Box sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 10

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Welcome to Day 10 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge using products sent to me by Penny Black.

First of all, I have to congratulate the CTD team for hitting 700 challenges! What an amazing achievement! This is one of my favourite challenges and I’m so happy I discovered it back in July 2016! I entered challenge 403 when I was new to sharing my work online and didn’t even have this blog!

The palette this week is orange, yellow, kraft and brown. Hmm, feels more autumnal than festive, doesn’t it…. but let’s see what I can do.

I decided make a slimline card using the Slimline Medley die set (51-718) which I cut from white cardstock. As I wanted some shading in each of the circular windows, I sponged my card base using Vintage Photo distress oxide and adhered the frame section using foam tape. I then cut the beautiful Berries die (51-712) three times and coloured with distress inks before adhering in place.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Hearts Come Home mini set (30-849).

I thought my card ended up looking more autumnal than I hoped and went back to add a few stickles to try to make it a little more festive, not sure if that really did the trick though!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 8

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Welcome to Day 8 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and Sketches colour challenge.

I’ve been pondering how I could possibly use this combo in a festve card since Tuesday when the challenge started! I knew there had to be a way! And then inspiration struck this morning! I pulled out some of my Basic Grey paper mountain and die cuts and got crafty.

I used the Tree Line Hill by Poppystamps and smaller dies from two Penny Black die sets – the deer from the Moonlit set (51-663) and the star from the Christmas Wonderland set (51-562).

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 3

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Welcome to Day 3 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge¬†using products sent to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought of the beautiful bird in the Nestled die set (51-722) so I pulled it out and got to work. I have to confess I coloured him a few times first with distress inks and then with my beloved Twinkling H2Os. In the end I chose to use the one coloured with Twinklings. I used a couple of Distress Oxide inks to create a background strip and added a couple of the branches from the Nestled set before adhering the bird to the card base.

To complete my card I used a sentiment from the Hearts Come Home mini stamp set (30-849).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products sent to me by Penny Black.

I decided to use a mini slimline card for my card today and applied a light layer of Old Paper distress ink to my card base. Next I inked up the pretty wintery bouquet from the Beautified stamp set (30-870) using my Frayed Burlap Archival ink. I lifted the colour from the leaves and berries using some water. I coloured in the image using my beloved Twinkling H2Os and then splattered some brown paint across the card base.

To complete my card I used a sentiment from the Holiday Snippets stamp set (30-307).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.