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Christmas in July 2021 – Day 26

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 26 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I wasn’t initially planning to play along with this colour combo because I have so many non-traditional festive cards but inspiration hit me last night when I was looking through my Penny Black stamps.

I love this Christmas tree from the All Wrapped Up set (30-607) and I thought it would be perfect for the colour combo! After creating a subtle background frame with distress ink, I stamped the tree and coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os – it has such a wonderful shimmer! To complete my very CAS card, I added a sentiment from an older set called Christmas Fashion (30-127).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 21

Hello again everyone!

Welcome to Day 21 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge using some Penny Black products.

I actually decided to CASE a card I made a few years ago! I used distress inks to colour the Holly and Berry Branch die (51-404) and added a few Nuvo drops to the berries. Next I cut a square from an ink blended background using the Snowflake Stitch Frames (51-375) and adhered it to my card base before adding the holly branch. to finish, I added a few die cut snowflakes (Snow Family Cut Out 51-395) and a sentiment (Holiday Snippets 30-307).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dream and Discover

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In between all my festive cardmaking so far this month, I’ve also found time to play with some stamps and dies that Penny Black kindly sent to me from their latest Dream & Discover release.

I just couldn’t wait to ink up the Jellyfish from the beautiful Swimming By set (30-845)! First of all, I blended some distress ink using an oval mask and stamped some seaweed (from Swimming By and Starfish Wishes (30-847) sets) before removing the mask. Then I stamped the beautiful Jellyfish using a light ink. I coloured in the image using my Twinkling H2Os before stamping the image again in Distress Oxide ink. This is when I realised that my colouring was far too soft, but I couldn’t use my Twinklings again because I didn’t want the oxide ink to bleed. So I turned to my Prisma pencils instead! Finally I added some sequin bubbles and a sentiment from the Snippets set (30-283)!

For my next card, I used the beautiful Seashells set (30-843). I love these shells so much! Super easy to fussy cut and a joy to colour! I wanted to add a little something different to the background so I cut up a die cut from the Wonky Squares die (51-424) to resemble a net!

For my last card today, I used the fabulous Tropical Paradise dies (51-643) which I coloured using distress inks before adhering to a partially-blended background. The sentiment is from the Grateful Heart set (30-467).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 14

Hello again everyone!

Welcome to Day 14 of Christmas in July 2021! I was having a quick look at the cards I’ve made so far and I can’t quite believe we’ve got to almost the halfway point and I haven’t made a card with a snowman or snowflake. So I’m changing that today using some Penny Black products.

I pulled out my favourite snowman die (Snowman Joy 51-272) – I always smile when I see this die, I think the name is absolutely perfect, he certainly looks like a joyful snowman to me! I coloured him using my Twinkling H2O paints. I created a soft ink blended panel using distress inks and adhered him on top. Finally, I added a few die cut snowflakes (Snow Family Cut Out 51-395) and a sentiment (Holiday Snippets 30-307).

I’m entering this into the current Sparkles Christmas challenge where the theme is more than one snowflake.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 12

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Welcome to Day 12 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Male Room Challenge which has a Christmas in July theme. I decided to use my Penny Black supplies again today.

I knew I wanted to use the fabulous Prestige die (51-154) with an inky background. That was my first stumbling block. I spent far too long creating a blended background… which I ended up not liking and so I had to redo my main image using an inky background I created a while ago!

Then came my card base. First of all I used a background stamp but decided it would detract from the focal point. After trying a die cut background, I ended up using a stamp from the versatile Trims set (30-068). I added a sentiment from the Holiday Snippets set (30-307). Finally I added a little bird from the Birds and Banners die set (51-352).

 

Edited to add:

So, after I shared this card, I STILL wasn’t happy! I felt that my bird was a little lost so I coloured another one with a bit of Speckled Egg distress ink. Et voila! I think I prefer this version… which one do you prefer, dear crafters?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 1

Hello everyone!

It’s that time of year again! LucieG’s Christmas in July! Woohoo! For the past couple of years, I’ve dedicated July to Christmas cardmaking and reaped the benefits in November/December when life always seems to get super busy! I LOVE having a good supply of cards to send to all my friends rather than stress about making them before the posting deadline. Plus I get a chance to use the festive supplies I bought in the after-Christmas sales!

So, for Christmas in July Day 1, I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a beautiful combo (purple, blue and green). It made me smile when I saw the combo because I remember using a very similar combo during LucieG’s Christmas in July 2020! Anyway, to start with, I masked a rectangle and blended some blue distress ink on my card base. Next, I pulled out Penny Black’s ornament branch (51-481)  which I coloured with distress inks.  Finally I added a sentiment from the Penny Black Beauty of The Season stamp set (30-254) and a few sequins to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.