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Filigree Easter Egg

Hello again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown ! The combo this week is perfect for Easter cards – so I decided to make my first Easter card this year!

I snapped up a few Easter bargains in a Simon Says Stamp sale last year – including the fabulous Filigree Message Oval. I’ve been waiting a year to use it and it was worth the wait! I die cut the image twice – I removed all the tiny die cuttings from the first image, which I coloured yellow with distress ink.  I left all the leaves, petals and dots in place on the second image and just coloured them with alcohol markers before adhering the yellow oval on top – much easier than inlaying all those tiny leaves and petals!

The sentiment is also by Simon Says Stamp and the background is embossed with eth fabulous Spellbinders Flower Frenzy embossing folder.

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Heat embossed heart

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown ! When I saw this week’s palette of red, pink and gold, I envisaged a red heart with a gold pattern and knew I wanted to do some heat embossing. That magical technique that took my breath away during my first stamping class! I don’t see much heat embossing nowadays – a lot of crafters seem to be into foiling. It’s times like this that I wish I still had a craft stire near me where I could take a few classes before deciding whether to embark on the world of foiling. Alas my last store closed in late 2019 and so foiling remains off my repertoire until I get a chance to play with it!

An so gold heat embossing was on the agenda for me this evening then! I chose and older Hero Arts background stamp and got busy! Once I embossed the image, I cut it with a Memory Box heart die and coloured it with Lumberjack Plaid distress oxide ink. I lifted some ink using water.

Turning to my card base, I initially played around with a hot pink background but in the end went with a lighter shade of pink which I embossed using a Simon Says Stamp folder.

After adhering the heart, I added a Memory Box stamped sentiment and a few gold sequins.

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Wispy Trio

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Last year I mentioned that I had coveted Birch Press Design’s Wispy Blooms Contour Layers die set from the moment I first saw it! Of course I used it a couple of times and then neglected it! But this week I was reminded of this card and even though I should be concentrating on winter cards to send out, I just HAD to play with it again.

After playing around with distress ink and water colour paints, I chose to use flowers cut from coloured paper. I paired them with a beautiful Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and added a Pretty Pink Posh sentiment to complete my card.

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Wrens say hello

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

And also, welcome to Lucieg’s Adventures with a Light Tent! Today, I played around with the white balance on my DSLR and also the backdrops. I’m happier with the photos I took today, but I think I still have a way to go…. it will be a process.

Anyway, on to my card…. today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches AND using up a few unused new purchases from 2022!

Last year, I bought the beautiful Robin and Wren layered stamp set by The Greetery – which I planned to use a lot in the run up to Christmas, but life got in the way! However, I finally got to play with the set between Christmas and the New Year – I’m so grateful that Betsy, The Greetery’s owner, shared some tips about how to set up the images – once they were all set up in my Misti, I could just play with various different colour combos. So. Much. Fun!

I chose a couple of the birds for my take on the sketch plus some die cut Greetery Nordic Circles and a fun Honey Bee branch. I adhered all my die cuts to a panel that I had embossed with the Simon Says Stamp Delicate Pine folder and added a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment to complete my card.

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Day 5 – 6 Days of Christmas Tags 2022


Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post. Unfortunately I only had time to make six tags this year.

Day 5’s inspiration is Day 17, 2018. Click here to see the tag I made then!

I had so much fun with this tag! I chose a circle die from Simon Says Stamp and images by Mama Elephant.

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A Windmill just for you

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the beautiful colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I’ve been wanting to use my new Countryside die set from The Greetery ever since I got it. I have to confess, I bought it just for that fabulous windmill! I don’t have any other windmill dies and so I NEEDED this one!

Anyway, I coloured all the images with distress inks and adhered them to a background that I created with distress inks, a landscape stencil and tiny cloud dies that I used to create masks for the sky!

I then embossed a strip of card using one for my favourite Simon Says Stamp folders and adhered my scenic circle. To complete my card, I added some stickles to the trees and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

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