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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.

Eucalyptus Wreath

Happy Sunday everyone!

I seriously can’t believe we are in September! Autumn is in the air and having spent A LOT of the past month tending to my continually-growing garden, I am looking forward to spending less time on garden projects and more time on craft projects, hopefully!

I haven’t made many cards since Christmas in July when I made a card a day! So, I’m diving back in with one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is blue, purple and green and as I love the colours in their inspiration photo, I tried to replicate them for my take!

I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Etched Eucalyptus Wreath die from their Stamptember release. Being in the UK, it will be a LONG time before I can get my hands on Stamptember goodies this year unfortunately as the postal carrier has changed, so I’m using Stamptember inspiration with my current supplies instead. I created a wreath using coloured cardstock and the SSS Eucalyptus Leaves die, which I think may have been a Stamptember 2019 release? I stencilled some Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste to add some interest to the background before creating a wreath from the die cut leaves. To complete my take, I added a sentiment, also by SSS.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Along the edge challenge with beach twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one edge of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘beach’. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

We had a beach theme back when I had just started on the AAA challenge blog – see the card I made at the time here. I was tempted to use those fabulous beach huts again but then as I was reorganising my craft room, I came across the beautiful Stampin Up Summer By the Sea set that I’ve had for well over a decade. I don’t think I’ve ever used the boy/sandcastle stamp and thought it would be perfect for this challenge! And I love inking up those wood-mounted stamps, there is nothing like them! Of course cling and clear stamps are much easier to use nowadays with the MISTI and other stamp platforms! I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints and added a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set to complete my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by a previous challenge winner, Vicky, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 27

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 27 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Case this Sketch challenge.

I decided to use the cute Rudolph from the Ho Ho Ho Deer Circle die by Simon Says Stamp! Can you believe I bought this cutie during last Stamptember but I never got round to using him last Christmas? I paired him with a sentiment from an older Hero Arts stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 25

Happy Saturday everyone!

Can you believe it’s Day 25of  Christmas in July? I am totally loving the challenge I set myself! Today I’m playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I used the  wreath and twig dies Joy Crafts and the cardinals are from a set by Simon Says Stamp.

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 24

Happy Friyay!

Welcome to Day 24 of Christmas in July! I didn’t have much time to craft today so I created a very quick and simple card using the beautiful Christmas Wonderland die by Penny Black. I used a stencilled background I created sometime ago – so grateful I didn’t throw it out when I didn’t use it on a project! The sentiment is from a set by Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is either nature or anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.