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Smiles and Hugs

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches using products from Penny Black.

When I saw the colour combo, I immediately thought of using the greys with one of my favourite Penny Black dies – the Wonky Squares background die (51-424). I created two background panels with different grey inks and cut them both with the die, using the frame/outline from the darker panel and inlaying the shapes from the lighter panel.

I then die cut a couple of other inky panels with the Delicate Wings butterfly dies (51-010) and adhered it to my card. I cut the body section again using grey cardstock.  The stamped sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments set (30-423).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in Early May!

Hello everyone!

I love a good Hallmark Christmas movie at any time of the year and today two of my favourite Christmas movies were on TV and I just HAD to make a Christmas card as I watched them! I decided to play along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown which has a sketch challenge this week.

After using distress inks for a wintery sky in the top third, I used the fabulous Penny Black Christmas Wonderland tree die (51-562) for the middle section and then hand cut a slope for the bottom third. I hid my less-than-perfect edge with chunky stickles! Finally I added the star die from the Wonderland die set and the baby deer from the Penny Black Together die set (30-258). The stamped sentiment is from one of my favourite stamps from last Christmas – Penny Black Hello Deer (30-775).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Leafy Best wishes

Happy Friyay Friends!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches using products from Penny Black.

This simple CAS card came together so quickly! I cut the fabulous Viridescent leaf die (51-650) from some patterned paper and adhered some of the leaf centre elements back into the leaves using sticky tape. To give my leaf a little more solidity, I adhered it to a second leaf that I’d cut from white card. I then die cut three strips using the wonderful  Geometric Borders (51-196) and adhered them to my card base. I chose to cut them from white cardstock as I wanted to keep the card very clean.

I stamped a sentiment from the Snippets set (30-283) and then die cut it using a tag die from the Tagged dies set (51-007) – I actually shortened the length of the tag using the partial die cutting technique.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fluttering by…

Happy Friyay friends!

I’m playing with more products from Penny Black’s beautiful Daydream collection.

After a snowy start to the week, it’s starting to look more springlike here now, although it’s still pretty chilly. Sadly the magnolia blooms have a lot of frost damage, but we’ve got a few cherry blossoms, so I decided to use them, along with the Time Out challenge photo, as my inspiration today.

I lightly blended some distress ink over part of my card base and then using Distress Oxide ink and markers, I stamped the main flower image from the Flying Colors stamp set (40-739). I used my Prismacolour pencils to add some detail to the flowers.

I stamped a large sentiment from the Snippets (30-283) set and then added some ink splatters. I thought they were a little dark at first but I’ve got used to them now!

Finally I added a few butterfliew from the fabulous Flourish & Butterflies die set (51-198).

I’m entering this into the current Time Out Challenge .

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hummingbird wishes

Hello Friends

I’ve been busy in my craft room this long weekend! First up today is the card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge using products by Penny Black.

I knew I wanted to use the wonderful fuchsia die (51-045) as well as the gorgeous hummingbird stamp from the Flying Colors set (40-739) set.

After colouring the fuchsia with distress inks, I googled images for hummingbirds…. which I don’t think I have ever seen in real life – they aren’t native to Europe and I don’t recall seeing them on my travels at all. Anyway, I digress, I couldn’t believe it when I found this image – look at the colours of that bird – and he is with a fuchsia! Amazing!

I coloured the hummingbird with distress markers and then fussy cut the image. I created a blended background with some distress inks and then cut a panel using the Antique Frames dies (51-397).

Following the sketch, I added a die cut strip (Geometric borders – 51-196) and then adhered the panel and images. To complete my card, I added a few iridescent gems and a sentiment from the Snippets set (30-283).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Thank you posy

Hi there!

I’m playing with more products from Penny Black’s beautiful Daydream collection.

I stamped the main flower image from the Enliven mini set (30-705) before blending a light circle with distress ink. I didn’t bother masking the image as I knew I was going to be using darker colours on the petals and leaves, but I did lift off some ink using a little water.

After colouring the image with my Twinkling H2Os, I decided to add a few gold splatters. Annoyingly, as I was about to do this a large drop of water fell off my brush and into the centre of my ink-blended area. Argh! I ended up soaking up the water and adding a little more to create a whiter centre…. not what I intended but I think it worked out OK. After adding the splatters, I stamped a sentiment from the Flower Sparks set (30-281)

I was originally intending to make a square card but decided to trim down the panel to create a standard (UK A6) card and added a butterfly from the fabulous Flourish & Butterflies die set (51-198).

I’m entering this into the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the optional theme is Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.