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Perfect Posies and Mini Butterflies

Hello there!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fun palette of aqua, lime green and navy.

I decided to use my brand new Perfect Posies Bouquet die by Poppystamps. I absolutely love these swirly flowery dies which I feel are classic Poppystamps. Every year, they seem to release a die like this – an investment purchase that I use time and time again on my cards. (Last year for me it was the Floral Cluster die, which I adore and have used a lot!)

I coloured the bouquet using my Twinkling H2O paints, adhered it to my navy card base and added some gems and Nuvo drops to the flower centres. I felt I needed a few more die cuts and decided to add a couple of butterflies from the Intricate Mini Butterflies set by Memory Box. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the May Poppystamps challenge where the theme is Floral Fantasy.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

New Home Heart

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Today I’m playing along with clean and simple challenge at The Paper Players where the theme is ‘house’.

I started by embossing a heart to my card base using a die from the Pinpoint Hearts set by Poppystamps. I then cut a section of the Sugar Pea Designs Homescape die, adhered it to a strip of glitter card and added it to the card base.

Finally I stamped a Taylored Expressions sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Heart of Tulips

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I’m back again today with the card I made for The Flower Challenge where the theme is ‘add a heart’.

I’ve been wanting to use the tulip heart stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Wishes set for a while – it’s a beautiful image but as it’s on an Easter set, it usually gets put away and forgotten about! This year, I made sure to keep it on my table when I put away the rest of my Easter supplies!

I stamped the image with my Frayed Burlap distress Archival ink – and I just have to say that this really has become my go-to ink for almost all my stamping! I’m so glad I made my own large ink pad!

Anyway, back to the card – I coloured the image with my twinkling H2Os and then fussy cut it. I die cut the Poppystamps’ Sylvan Sprig from vellum and adhered it to my card base. I added the heart on top and then a Memory Box sentiment.

I was just about to photograph my card when I decided it needed something else so I added a few gems to complete it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

The Sweetest Koala

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Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink¬†challenge where the theme is favourite animal.

My favourite animal is a seal but I made a card with a seal relatively recently so I was quite keen to use another favourite – the koala.

I always remember when I saw my first koala in the wild – on Magnetic Island. It was so special spotting him high in his tree looking very annoyed to see a few people invading his peace and quiet! I remember the whole trip so clearly… and I am shocked to realise that it was almost 20 years ago. How is that even possible?!

Anyway, onto my card. I decided to use Simon Says Stamps’ Picture Book koala. Last time I used him was in tribute to the shocking Australian fires in 2020. It feels like that has long been forgotten by the rest of the world now, but hopefully work on the koala breeding programme is on track.

I cut the koala from a couple of pieces of card that I’d covered with distress oxide ink. I sprayed them with water to oxidise the ink a bit as I wanted the fur to be a bit speckled. After assembling the koala, I added eyelashes and rosy cheeks – I have to confess, I was a bit nervous adding those eyelashes as I often mess up fine lines!

I then die cut the Poppystamps Frieda Wreath from a green inky panel I made some time ago and adhered all die cuts to my card base. I added a My Favorite Things sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vintage foiled egg

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Today I’m playing along with the ‘Can You Handle the Pressure‘ challenge where the twist is Easter.

My original plan was to create a large vintage foiled egg with a WRMK embossing folder. But then I was concerned that the challenge would expect us to also include an embossed background… so I pulled out the Pebble embossing folder by Carabelle Studio again!

Then I felt that the card STILL needed something extra so I added a vellum sprig cut from the Sylvan Sprig by Poppystamps.

Finally I added a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Jumping Chick

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Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at The Paper Players and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

The colour combo for The Paper Players challenge just said Easter to me, but my inspiration was a bit lacking until I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and thought I could create a fun chick scene using the Easter colour combo. I used the chick from Poppystamps’ Chick and Egg die set, together with a Memory Box egg and Lawn Fawn grass die – all coloured with distress inks.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.