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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 3

Hello everyone!

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

Hello everyone!

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.

Just Us Girls Guest Designer Week 2

Happy Saturday!

I’m so honoured and excited to be the June Guest Designer for the Just Us Girls challenge! Thank you to all the lovely design team for making me feel so welcome last week – you are all so kind!

The theme of this week’s challenge is ‘add a moving element’. Now I’m not really into making interactive cards but I have always had fun making them in various cardmaking classes! Today I decided to keep it super simple with an action wobbler. And I have a story again too!

First, the card, which I made using some products sent to me by Penny Black. I started by masking an area on my card base and blending some distress ink. Then I cut and adhered the Geometric Circles background die (51-644) on top. Then I turned to the fabulous Sweet Sip mini set (30-905) which I stamped twice with my Frayed Burlap archival ink. I fussy cut the kitty and her tail from one image and fussy cut the whole of the second image, and trimmed off most of the kitty so that I would have room for the wobbler. I coloured in the images using my Twinkling H2O paints.

I then adhered kitty’s tail to the mail image and then used two layers of foam tape to adhere the cup to the card base (I didn’t want a big gap between the kitty’s head and the cup). I added the action wobbler under the kitty’s head and positioned it on my card. I then stamped out the sentiment, which I had straightened slightly on my stamping block (as it is a curved sentiment) and added it to my card base along with some tiny gems.

And now for the story. My action wobblers had gone AWOL but while I was searching for them, I finally found a tiny pinecone stamp that I have been searching for for ALMOST ONE YEAR! It was from a long-retired set and was one of my favourite pinecone images. I was so upset when it went missing during Christmas in July 2021 – I knew it hadn’t been thrown out with my craft room rubbish, but also knew it could have ended up anywhere in the house… I never gave up hope, but didn’t expect to find it in a drawer right to where I sit!

Head over to the Just Us Girls challenge to see the amazing inspiration from the talented design team – we hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Yoga Butterfly

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products kindly send to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought it would be perfect to showcase an image from the  New Adventures stamp set (30-902) – I love yoga since taking it up last year and this stamp set is perfect for me, although my poses don’t look anything like the yoga girls in the set!! Anyway, I stamped the girl with butterfly wings and fussy cut around it! I coloured her with my Twinkling H2Os and added some stickles.

Then I created a frame for her to sit in using distress inks and a die from the Framed die set (51-622)

I used the Textural die (51- 729) for the strip on the left side of my card base and adhered the frame and image. Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Yoga Builder set (30-714).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Daisy Bunches

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m using Penny Black products to play along in the Just Us Girls challenge which has a theme of flowers.

To start with, I used the Slimline Zig Zag die set (51-733) to create a white frame which I adhered to my card base that I’d covered with some old patterned paper.

I then used the fabulous Daisy Delight die (51-676) to cut 15 daisies which I coloured using my Twinkling H2Os. I then adhered them to my card base , popping out of each of the three die cut windows.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from the Bunches of Love set (30-890).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.