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Autumn Monterey Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I cut my card base using he cool Modern Circle Cutout from Simon Says Stamp. I bought this as a real bargain a year or so ago and I’m so happy to be using it at last. I adhered a piece of Basic Grey paper behind the die cut. I then coloured the beautiful Poppystamps Monterey Vine die using regular distress inks and adhered it to my card. Finally I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take.

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LucieG.

A sketch and colour challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – every now and again they have a combined sketch and colour challenge and although it’s quite restrictive, I think that makes for a real challenge! Plus it’s so interesting to see what everyone comes up with and see how different every entry is!

First I sponged some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to two corners of my card base. I die cut a white panel using a Simply Graphic dotty die and then adhered it to my cardbase. I used Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks for my centre panel and adhered the Viva Tree by Poppystamps. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

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LucieG.

Whimsy Halloween

Happy Friyay Everyone!

It’s turned rather autumnal here, so I decided it was finally time to play along with the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge where the theme is Haunted Halloween!

I thought I didn’t have any Memory Box Halloween dies in my collection, but happily I was wrong – I did picked up the Whimsy Ghost, Whimsy Cat and Whimsy Bat in 2017! I paired them with a Poppystamps die cut sentiment for my take on the challenge theme.

I created the background using my brand new Crackling Campfire distress oxide ink – you know, when I first saw it, I didn’t think I needed it, but I found it at a great price online here in the UK and decided to get it after all. I’m so glad I did, it’s a lovely orange! I’ve used it with Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves here – love that combo!

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 31

Happy Friyay everyone!

Can you believe it’s Day 31 of  Christmas in July? How did that happen? Today I’ve been taking a trip down memory lane while playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

The theme of the challenge is ‘slimline card’. It took me back to the happy Saturdays that I spent taking card classes at my local (and much-missed) craft store. We rarely made ‘standard’ size cards and would often make slimline cards. I actually bought a lot of pre-creased card bases for slimline cards…. and then I discovered the Instagram card making community where slimline cards were not fashionable. I am so glad I kept hold of those bases though! Slimline cards are back in vogue and I am jumping back into creating them!

I used the beautiful Snowberry Sprig die by Memory Box, together with a stem die from Poppystamps and a vase die by Altenew. The sentiment is from an old Penny Black set.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 16

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 16 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week, they have a colour challenge – all white. Only black is allowed for the sentiment.

You would not believe the issues I had with this card! I knew I wanted to use the Holiday Mistletoe die from Poppystamps, but the background was a NIGHTMARE! I tried a dry embossed background, a background stamped with white snowflakes, and the Simon Says Stamp Sketched frame die. Nothing felt ‘right’ to me. Then I decided to dry emboss the frame. And the issues continues – the Gemini cut through some of the die, then crinkled the card and then my purple tape took a layer of cardstock when I peeled it off. Argh! Finally I got an impression that was OK. but wonky, so I cut down the panel and adhered that to the card base. After adding the beautiful die cut and a Mama Elephant sentiment, I applied some clear Nuvo drops. I was so worried that I was going to smudge them after all my problems. But I didn’t! Phew!

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 15

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 15 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Case this Sketch challenge.

When I say the sketch I thought of a beautiful Snowflake Breeze die from Poppystamps. I haven’t played with it for a while, so it was definitely time to bring it out of hibernation! I cut an ink blended panel and played around with the positioning. It’s such a pretty die, I couldn’t bring myself to cut it up so I decided to create a landscape card instead!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Hero Arts and a few gems and sequins!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.