Poppystamps

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Peony Delight

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! It’s raining here today which is a great excuse to get crafty and ignore absolutely all my chores, not just the garden ones! I decided to play along with the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and combine it with the current Color Throwdown challenge (red, orange and green).

I used a couple of older dies from Poppystamps releases in 2016 – the Peony Delight die (coloured with Twinkling H2Os) and the Daphne Butterfly (cut from vellum). The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

I’m also adding this to the June Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘clean and simple’.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Winged Things

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with another challenge by a favourite company, Poppystamps.

The theme for the May Poppystamps Challenge is ‘winged things’, so I went through all my butterfly dies before finally settling on the Emelia Butterfly trio set. I cut the butterflies from an ink blended panel I created a few weeks ago and added them to a card base I created from another inked background panel and a background die from Frantic Stamper. I added a sentiment by Clearly Besotted to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter Everyone!

Easter may be weird this year… and I certainly haven’t been able to make my usual Easter cards but I am happy I managed to make one this morning!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the colour combo is orange. green, pink and yellow!

I used a couple of Poppystamps sets for my card – the Folk Decorated eggs and happy Easter sentiment dies.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Made in Minutes with a stencil

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’. Our optional twist this time is ‘use a stencil’. Funky Fossil is our sponsor.

Some of you may remember that this is my least favourite challenge theme – for me crafting is relaxing, not something I want to rush through. Mind you, I have to confess that this time, I did actually make the card in minutes!

I cut a piece of acetate with a Memory Box egg die to act as my base stencil/mask and sponged on some Scattered Straw distress oxide ink. Then, without move the mask, I added my favourite Funky Fossil stencil (‘Shrubbery’) and blended some Tattered Rose/Spun Sugar distress oxide ink to create my patterned egg.

To complete my card, I added a Poppystamps sentiment and a few dots of gold Stickles.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Grandma’s Teapot

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge where the beautiful combo is aqua, hot pink, kraft, and white.

I bought some of the brand new Memory Box and Poppystamps Spring 2020 dies last weekend and I was so excited to use them. I noticed the packaging was slightly different, making reference to the measures the company was taking to reduce packaging… and then I opened up the Grandma’s Teapot die and had such a shock! The die was so much lighter than usual and felt a bit flimsy, more akin to a Sizzix die in weight and materials. My immediate thought was that there had been a manufacturing issue. When I investigated the packaging, I saw that the dies are no longer 100% steel/produced in USA, even though the online stores are still marketing them as such. I’ve alerted my retailer to the change so they can update their website. I’m relieved that there wasn’t a manufacturing issue but I wish that I’d been able to read about the change from Memory Box/my retailer directly. Memory Box have always produced wonderful dies and they will always have a very special place in my crafty heart.

Anyway… back to my card at hand, I smooshed some Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap distress ink to my base card. I then used the teapot and also the older Brighton Flower Border dies with some of my Basic Greys papers. I have to confess, I spent quite a while arranging all those flowers! when I was happy, I adhered the die cuts to my card base and added a few Nuvo Drops and gems.

To complete my card, I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment!

I’m also entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge – floral fantasy.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with old supplies twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only; our sponsor is Uniko. We’d also love you to consider using your older supplies for this challenge – and that’s our optional twist!

I used the Williow Tree die from Memory Box for my card. It’s not from my oldest supplies – sadly none of them really fit with what I wanted to create for the ‘one corner’ challenge…. but it’s from 2016 so still 4 years old. I cut it from a panel I’d created using Distress Oxide inks and adhered it to my card base. I then added a few butterflies from Simon Says Stamp and a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my take on the theme.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Marga, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.