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Meadow Rue

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Today I’m playing along with colour challenge at The Paper Players.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had much crafty time this week so I ended up putting this card together just before the challenge deadline! Just made it! Phew!

I used a beautiful older die called Meadow Rue by Simon Says Stamp which I coloured with Distress Oxides. I adhered it to a panel embossed with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder and added a sentiment by Memory Box.

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LucieG.

Bright Potpourri Flowers

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Today I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge called Color My Heart Color Dare. I was originally going to use this card as my entry but when I read the rules, I realised that the tiny bit of green on the flower stems wouldn’t work – but that’s OK, it was a joy to use this cheerful combo to make another card!

To start with, I created three inky panels using Saltwater Taffy, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin distress inks. Then I used the beautiful Poppystamps Potpourri flowers die to cut out some flowers. This die cuts seven different flowers in one go which is so handy!

I embossed a black panel using a frame die (although it’s a bit difficult to see in the photos) and then arranged all my flowers within that frame. When I was finally happy with the arrangement, I stuck them all down and added a very old Hero Arts sentiment to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Daisy Chain Background

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Two long-awaited crafty parcels arrived this morning, so I dove into them straightaway! Here’s the first card I made using the combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I used the beautiful daisy chain background die by Pinkfresh Studio. This die does not cut an edge, which was perfect for me as I could make a UK card size by simply adding a row or two at the bottom of the first die cut area.

I tried out Jennifer McGuire’s faux inlaid die cutting technique for the mustard petals – but I didn’t think it work properly so I just adhered pieces of grey card rather than embossing them first. Now they are in situ, I think I can see a bit of a difference… can you?

I added an old Concord & 9th sentiment, a few pearls and a few butterflies by Simon Says Stamp to complete my card.

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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.

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LucieG.

Hopping By to Say Hi!

 

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Today I’m playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a theme of animals.

I’m currently making the most of all my Easter supplies so knew that I would want to make an Easter card for this challenge – so that meant bunnies or chicks (although I suppose I could have also used my Easter Newton stamps too). Anyway, in the end I chose the Simon Says Stamp Oh Bunny set and got creating.

I decided to add a little interest to my card base by adhering a die cut background for the bunnies and chose the Frieda Wreath by Poppystamps. Next I stamped the largest bunny image in the set using distress oxide ink and then cut it out using the coordinating die. Finally I added a Taylored Expressions sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.