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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 22

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 22 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

It took me a little while to work out what I wanted to do with this sketch – I toyed with panels of patterned paper and embossed cardstock but in the end, I created my own card front, cutting out three frames and added my homemade patterned paper behind the frame. I created the paper with some unpatterned Basic Grey paper and Picket Fence Studios’ Falling Pinecones stamp. It was a tricky stamp to use – couldn’t get it to stamp consistently. I looked at the image online – it doesn’t look as if the cones are supposed to have a weathered or distress look when stamped but after 4 layers (thank goodness for the MISTI), I called it good enough!

I added a couple of the Poppystamps Mistletoe branches and Nuvo drops plus a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Luscious Lavender

Happy Saturday!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous palette of celery green, sage green, pale pink and plum.

I’ve been wanting to use the Picket Fence Studios Lavender Cover Plate die for some time now and today was the day! I got inky with a couple of dstress oxides to create the background – I used Shabby Shutters and Spun Sugar, but both the colours ended up looking a lot more yellowy tham I had anticipated. I wonder if I should have used Caracked Pistacho and Kitsch Flamingo instead… may play with that combo at some point!

I coloured the foliage with Bundle Sage distress ink and blended Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord for the plum colour.

The sentiment is by Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fun Halloween Spirit

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches (which I rotated) as well as the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is ‘spooky’.

I fell for this little ghost from Picket Fence Studios when it was released last year, but I couldn’t find it in an UK stores. When I saw it in the Dies to Die For shop a few weeks ago, I had to snap it up, even though I try to ration myself when it comes to buying Halloween supplies!

I created a fun blended background using distress oxide inks and then embossed a sentiment from My Favorite Things. I coloured and fussy cut the ghost and then added a generous layer of Pixie Dust over him! Look at that shimmer!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wicked together

Hi there!

Once again i’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one corner and we have a fabulous seasonal colour palette as our optional twist. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I kept it pretty simple again. I stamped and embossed an image from the Picket Fence Studios ‘Wicked Together’ set and then blended some Carved Pumpkin distress ink into the centre of the pumpkin. I masked off the centre of the pumpkin and blended Twisted Citron to create a vibrant background.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the lovely Sandie – who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Beware of the Cat!

Happy Halloween friends!

You know, I have far too many Halloween supplies…. dies, stamps, embellishments…. and they are so much fun to play with! So, I banned myself from buying new Halloween supplies this year. Well, that came to an abrupt end when I saw Picket Fence Studio’s ‘Wicked Together’ set. Such fun images and sentiments… I HAD to have it!

For this CAS one layer card, I used my favourite two stamps from the set. I masked off a circle and blended some bright distress inks. I then fiddled with the sentiment FOR AGES until I got a positioning that I was vaguely happy with! Thank goodness for my MISTI, here!

Finally I stamped the fun cat in the circle and while I was tempted to add some glitter or bling, I decided that less could be more this time!

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – take flight.

Have a great day all!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.