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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 1

Hello everyone!

Last year, I dedicated July to Christmas and reaped the benefits in November/December when my life got super busy and I had no time for cardmaking! I LOVED having a good supply of cards to send to all my friends. After all the challenges of 2020 to date, I have been REALLY looking forward to this July and LucieG’s Christmas in July 2020. Plus I have a nice break from work planned this month. Hurrah!

So, for Christmas in July Day 1, I pulled out the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Alicia Snowflake to cut a panel created with Distress Oxide inks. using the sketch from the current Case this Sketch challenge, I then embossed a panel using a Crafter’s Companion folder. Finally I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant and a few gems to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Shiny Starburst

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge !

I cut a couple of pieces of matt mirror cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Burst die and stuck the two die cuts together. I adhered a piece of patterned paper to my card base and added the starburst die cut. Finally I added the sentiment – the stamp is from a set by Simon Says Stamp and the letter dies are from My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is friendship.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with masking twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only; our sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays. We’d also love you to consider using masking for this challenge – and that’s our optional twist!

It’s Father’s Day in the UK today, so I decided to incorporate that theme as well. I used an older stamp set by Simon Says Stamp and masked off each of my stamped images in turn. When I had finished stamping, I applied a mask to my last image and then gently blended some Vintage Photo distress ink across the background. After removing the masks, I coloured the images using my Twinkling H2O paints. The sentiment is by The Ton.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Find Your Happy

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge plus the Time Out Challenge where the theme is ‘free’!

I immediately thought of the ‘Beautiful You’ set from Stampin Up! for the Time Out Challenge. This image just screams freedom to me! I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a Basic Grey panel which I had cut using a My Favorite Things die. To complete my take, I added a sentiment from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yellow Leaves

Happy Friyay Everyone!

I took today off and just did fun stuff! Of course that meant spending time in my craft room. I decided to play along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (yellow, grey and white).

I used a Taylored Expressions masking stencil with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink to create a soft panel in the centre of my card. I then used a Simply Graphic die to cut a ink panel I made some time ago and adhered it to my base card. To complete my card, I added a Memory Box sentiment and a few glittery butterflies by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Up to one third and repeating image

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘inspired by TV. Our sponsor is Uniko.

I spent a little while selecting an image to use for my take – ultimately I settled on the beautiful Adeline Butterfly die by Simon Says Stamp which I cut from a background I made some time ago from Colour Bursts. I also cut the butterfly twice from vellum which I then embossed using a folder from my collection.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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, Helen, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.