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Melle Papillion

Bonjour!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge which has the most amazing sketch this week! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use a triangle as a focal point and thought I’d probably end up using a tree. But, as I was going through my wood-mounted stamps I unearthed the sweet ‘Melle Papillon’ stamp from Penny Black. I got it in 2013 and haven’t used it much at all.

Anyway, I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils and then cut it out using a triangular die. I then embossed a sentiment from my favourite things and added die cut butterflies from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Owls galore!

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re having a great weekend! I had one of those days today. You know when little tasks take forever and before you know it the whole day has just disappeared!

I did manage to get into the craft room for Day 9 colouring for the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and for my take on this week’s fun sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I used some of my MANY MANY owl stamps! All of these are from my wood mounted collection and are by Hero Arts. I finished off my card with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Octopus army

Happy Friyay friends!

I loved a card that Impress Cards shared in a recent email – and as I had the stamp, I knew that would have to be my wood stamp for Day 8 of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge! I coloured the cute images using my Twinkling H2O paints but quite honestly I’m not that happy with how they turned out. Still, I decided to press on with my card anyway and masked off the images to create the background using a Create-a-Smile background stamp and some blended distress ink. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dreaming of First Place

Hello everyone!

So for today’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge, I pulled out an old and sadly unused image from Magenta Art Stamps. Isn’t this horse the CUTEST! That face! I seriously can’t understand why I didn’t ink it up the minute I received it! I remember I had wanted it for quite a while and love the name of the stamp – it’s called ‘Dreaming of First Place’. So sweet!

Anyway, I coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os and decide it would be great to use on the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Unbelievably, I stumbled across some perfect patterned paper to create the striped background. Mind you, I have so much patterned paper that it really isn’t THAT surprising. I guess what is surprising is that I found this particular pattered paper in the second pad I flicked through!

To finish off my card, I added a small sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Deco Roses

Hello Friends! Happy Friyay!

I’m excited that today marks the first day of another 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I love playing along and I’m hoping to colour something every day during this challenge. Let’s see how that goes!

I’ve also decided to set myself my own ‘sub-challenge’! I have LOTS of wood-mounted rubber stamps which I cannot bear to part with. And I remember buying them all! They are like my Christmas ornaments – they all have a story/memory! Anyway, I have rarely played with them in recent years so I’m going to use them exclusively for this colouring challenge.

So with that in mind, here is my car/colouring for Day 1 using a super Deco Roses image by Stampendous which I embossed and coloured with my Twinkling H2Os. I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp that I stamped in green Brilliance ink and then added a few Nuvo glitter drops as my little finishing touch!

I’m going to enter this into the current CAS on Friday Challenge (birthday) plus the current Addicted to Stamps Challenge (Anything Goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

True love stem

Hello there!

I didn’t craft as much as I would have liked today, but I did make this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Ever since my glitter pastes dried up, I’ve been trying out new glittery pastes and today I used the Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Sparkle paste for the first time. Oh my goodness! The shimmer is amazing! I will post a little video of it over on Instagram!

Anyway, back to the card. I created the central strip using the paste over the Falling Hearts stencil by Simon Says Stamp. While I was waiting for that to dry, I cut the Poppystamps True Love Stem die from a couple of distress ink backgrounds; I then trimmed off the hearts from the purple/grey die cut and adhered them to the green die cut.

I pondered where to place the sentiment until I saw that there was a ‘perfect’ natural opening in the stencilled background that would fit a sentiment from my new Reverse Confetti set! Really very relieved that I didn’t mess up that stamping!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.