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The world is your oyster

Happy Sunday everyone!

I spent a very happy morning in my craft room, playing with some supplies I put aside yesterday!

I decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and use some of my city-scape dies. I love them and can’t seem to stop buying them… buy I need to use them! Do you have that problem?!

Anyway, for this card, I used the Poppystamps Urban Skyline collage die and then added a couple of buildings from a Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions die. If you click on the photos you can see the subtle embossing on the tallest building.

After sticking the scene to a blended background, I looked for a suitable sentiment – I really wanted this to be a ‘good luck in your new job’ card. You know, I have hundreds of stamps, HUNDREDS… and how many do you think say ‘good luck’ let alone ‘good luck in your new job’? The answer is very few, my friends, very few. I think I have found a gap in the market! We need more good luck stamps.

Unfortunately my good luck/new job sentiment felt a little too big for the card. So I replaced it with a Clearly Besotted sentiment that I still felt conveyed the same kind of sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

 

Playing with Color Bursts

Hi there!

Life has been busy lately and I haven’t had much time to spend in my craft room but I was able to spend the whole afternoon in there today. It felt good to get back to crafting again! I missed playing along with the challenges.

I decided to use the sketch for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge as my inspiration for this card. I also knew that I wanted to use this sweet flower border die from Poppystamps and thought it would be fun to put it against a colourful background. So I got to work with distress inks, distress stains and color bursts. My hands were so inky by the end, but it was such a fun session! I chose to use a background made with color bursts – I also added some cosmic shimmer powder to this one! Love how shimmery it is!

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (flower power).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Belated birthday wreath

Hi everyone!

There’s another beautiful colour combo over at the Colour Throwdown challenge this week (yellow, green, aqua and white).

I was originally planning to create a card with daffodils but decided it was time to play with a new Poppystamps wreath that I got at the stat of the year. I used some of the Distress Oxide ink backgrounds I made a few weeks ago to cut the wreath and the flowers.

Before adhering the die cuts, I did some controlled smooshing of Tumbled Glass distress ink – I was a bit disappointed that this process made my card warp dreadfully – I used a different cardstock for the base so I think that’s why…. Hopefully that’ll disappear after a day or so under some books.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted and a few pearls!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blended eggs

Hi everyone!

Happy Hump day! Can’t believe it’s Wednesday already, can you?

March is really busy for me with lots of birthdays, but I also enjoy making Easter cards as my Easter supplies get very little love during the rest of the year.

For this card, I used the Poppystamps Ribbon and Bow Egg die that I’ve had for ages, but never used, together with some smaller eggs from the Egg Cetera set.

I actually thought this card idea would be really quick but it ended up being anything but that! I didn’t like my first few ink blended eggs, and then after I had stuck everything down, I decided I didn’t like the background I’d chosen. Luckily everything peeled off easily!

I ended up using a background embossed with a fun folder from Carabelle Studio and I added a sentiment from Woodware.

I’m entering this into the current Time Out challenge (bold) and also the Poppystamps challenge (clean and simple).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bursting with Joy

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘ombre’ and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers.

For my card, I covered cardstock with double-sided adhesive and cut it with the Poppystamps Tree Triptych die before removing the protective top sheet and applying some gilding flakes. Yes, I suppose they can be messy, but I LOVE them! And I find creating inky backgrounds far more messy!! Anyway, I love the textured effect from the flakes, perfect for this die!

I used Dusty Concord distress ink to create an ombre background which I then cut using the same die. I inlaid the gilded die cut and adhered the three images to my card base. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Ellen Hutson.

I’m also entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge (clean and simple) and the current Time Out challenge (bold).

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by two Guest Designers – Kylie from Addicted to Stamps and Wei from Handmade Card by Wei. They both have some amazing creations on their blogs, so please drop by their sites!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 

Birthday Star

Hi Everyone!

I need to rebuild my supply of birthday cards, so I turned to the current Case This Sketch Challenge for inspiration for today’s card.

I used a range of supplies/techniques – inlaid die cutting (with a Poppystamps die), dry embossing (with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix folder) and a tiny bit of stamping courtesy of Clearly Besotted!

ETA: With the encouragement of the lovely Trina, I am also posting this to the current Less Is More challenge (dry embossing). I was reluctant to do so after my last entry into that challenge (I was not aware of their rule change about dry embossing), but I am grateful to Trina for her support and encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.