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The Double challenge

Hi everyone!

For my second card of the day, I’m playing along with the ‘double’ challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This challenge combines colours AND a sketch… and can be quite tricky… but hey, that’s why they are called challenges, isn’t it?

For my card, I used the beautiful Cherry Blossom Wreath by Memory Box, together with a sentiment from the Ton and a stencil by Funky Fossil Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bunny basket

Hi everyone!

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

Of course, I’m still making Easter cards… I really need to stop making and get them into the post now! For today’s card, I used a sweet bunny from Flora and Fauna, together with the Poppystamps Decorated Folk Eggs and Memory Box Kempsey Basket which I stuck to an oval cut from an ink blended panel. For the background stripes, I used a die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Chains 1 dies set. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown – the pastel edition!

Happy Saturday!

It’s the colour palette that I’ve been training for people! You know I love my pastels and this week one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown has a fabulous pastel palette  (pink, yellow, purple and aqua).

Perfect Easter colours too, don’t you think? Of course I couldn’t just stop at one card and made two this morning using dies by Simon Says Stamp, Memory Box, Poppystamps and Marianne Designs. The stamped sentiment is by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Jumping Easter chick

Hi Everyone!

My next Easter card for today uses the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I found this quite a difficult combo to work with – but inspiration struck late!

I used the wonderful Poppystamps Chick and Egg and Folk Decorated Eggs dies together with a Lawn Fawn grass die and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Leaf -trimmed egg

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown which has a St Patrick-themed palette for us this week (gold, light green, dark green and white).

As you know I’m in the throes of Easter cardmaking and when I saw the colour combo I was a little perplexed – how could I use this in an Easter card. Then I stumbled across some amazing Easter cards on Instagram. The designer had used some leafy die cuts on an egg – suddenly inspiration struck! I pulled out the Poppystamps Sylvan Sprig, a Memory Box egg die and distress inks and got to work!

I was originally going to add a die cut gold sentiment, but in the end I used the Marianne Design Art Texture Mesh die for the gold accent and a stamped sentiment by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Nest of Eggs

Hi there!

As you know, I love playing along with challenges whenever I can but this week’s Freshly Made Sketches really made me think! You see, I wanted to use it for an Easter card but everything I tried just looked odd! I toyed with rotating the sketch so that the focal point would be in the bottom right corner, which I use all the time…. but my competitive side didn’t want to give up on that top left corner…

I flicked through my Easter supplies and spotted the Memory Box Twiggy Nest that I bought last year but sadly never got round to using. I knew it would be perfect for this sketch! I blended some Frayed Burlap distress ink on my card base and then adhered the nest, some eggs from the Poppystamps Folk Decorated Eggs set and branches from a Sizzix set. The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.