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Cranberry Cardinals

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is kraft, cream and cranberry.

I immediately thought of a winter card when I saw the colour combo so I decided to play along with the CAS Christmas card challenge as well because the challenge theme this month is Christmas birds.

I used a older Memory Box die (Hadyn Twigs) and the cardinals from the Simon Says Stamp Chisholm wreath set. I used Fired Brick and Barn Door distress ink to colour the cardinals. They still look more red than cranberry in this photo though!

I added lots of Nuvo drops and a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Woodland Pumpkin

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is orange, kraft and black – perfect for this time of year!

So with orange in the combo, I just HAD to include a pumpkin in my card! I chose a stamp from my new Penny Black Hello Pumpkin set and blended some distress inks to quickly colour the pumpkin. I then lifted some ink with water and added some orange and kraft paint in places.

I chose a piece of distressed black paper as my base and adhered the Simon Says Stamp Woodland Rectangular Frame which I had cut twice to extend (the join is hidden by the pumpkin). I heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment and then adhered the pumpkin and some die cut swirls to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Monterey Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I cut my card base using he cool Modern Circle Cutout from Simon Says Stamp. I bought this as a real bargain a year or so ago and I’m so happy to be using it at last. I adhered a piece of Basic Grey paper behind the die cut. I then coloured the beautiful Poppystamps Monterey Vine die using regular distress inks and adhered it to my card. Finally I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Layer challenge with coffee twist

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a one-layer CAS card; our optional twist is ‘coffee’! As we don’t have a sponsor this time our lovely admin, Jane is offering a £10 gift voucher to a craft store of the winner’s choice.

I have a rather vast stamp collection and a lot hold little memories, so bear with me as I take a trip down memory lane…. For my card, I used a stamp from the Tim Holtz Stamptember 2015 collaboration with Simon Says Stamp. I actually won this set during Simon Says Create 2015 – I remember Heidi said she had a few sold out sets as prizes for us and I hoped one would be the Stamptember Newton’s Nook set! I LOVED it but it sold out before I could buy it… luckily a few years later Newton came out with a very similar set as part of their regular releases which I was able to get hold of! I was still very excited to win the coveted Tim Holtz set of course, although I have to confess this is the first time I’ve used it. Almost five years later. Where does the time go?

Anyway, on to my card…I masked off the sentiment that is part of this stamp and coloured the stamped image using my Twinkling H2O paints – that shimmer is so difficult to photograph though! I covered the image and also used a Taylored Expressions mask to contain the ink splatters that I added as my finishing touch.

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, Stephanies, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Fractile Leaves

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with one the Color Throwdown! The palette this week looks like red, yellow, porcelain and brown – very autumnal!

I actually made a tree scene card using these colours yesterday. However, when I went to upload it, I felt that it wasn’t appropriate given the terrible fires engulfing the forests in the western USA. So, today I had a bit of free time and re-did my card using the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves set plus a background die from The Stamp Market. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.