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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 22

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 22 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

It took me a little while to work out what I wanted to do with this sketch – I toyed with panels of patterned paper and embossed cardstock but in the end, I created my own card front, cutting out three frames and added my homemade patterned paper behind the frame. I created the paper with some unpatterned Basic Grey paper and Picket Fence Studios’ Falling Pinecones stamp. It was a tricky stamp to use – couldn’t get it to stamp consistently. I looked at the image online – it doesn’t look as if the cones are supposed to have a weathered or distress look when stamped but after 4 layers (thank goodness for the MISTI), I called it good enough!

I added a couple of the Poppystamps Mistletoe branches and Nuvo drops plus a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 8

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Welcome to Day 8 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and Sketches colour challenge.

I’ve been pondering how I could possibly use this combo in a festve card since Tuesday when the challenge started! I knew there had to be a way! And then inspiration struck this morning! I pulled out some of my Basic Grey paper mountain and die cuts and got crafty.

I used the Tree Line Hill by Poppystamps and smaller dies from two Penny Black die sets – the deer from the Moonlit set (51-663) and the star from the Christmas Wonderland set (51-562).

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Perfect Posies and Mini Butterflies

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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.