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Festive thanks

Hello everyone!

I’m not quite ready to put away my festive supplies! I love using them for thank you cards that I hand out after Christmas.

This is the card I made for my lovely mum using Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers stamps and matching dies. I embossed, cut and coloured all the images with my Twinkling H2Os and then created a see-through card front using Jennifer McGuire’s press n seal technique. Time consuming but totally worth it! The sentiment is by Winnie and Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (something new – the matching dies were a new purchase).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Snowflakes Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas Sunday!

Do you ever see a stamp and think it’s definitely going to be your go-to stamp for Christmas cards this year? Well that’s exactly what happened to me when I saw the Hero Arts Delicate Snowflakes background stamp in October! And you know how many times I’ve used it before today? Once. yep, that’s right people, ONCE.

So I was determined to use it again before I pack away my festive supplies. I heat embossed the image and then used the ‘plastic bag technique’ to colour the background with distress markers and water.

I then die cut a Hero Arts ‘Christmas’ several times and stuck them together to create a thick sentiment. Finally I stamped ‘wishes’ onto a separate banner and added it beneath the 3D die cut.

It turned out to be a super quick make – hopefully I’ll use the stamp more before next Christmas!

I’m entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge – the theme is ‘winter’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Snowflakes all around

Hello Everyone!

So my Christmas cards are all written/sent, but that doesn’t mean my festive supplies are getting put away just yet! Here’s the card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The DT call is still ongoing, so I’m throwing my hat into the ring with this one as well and keeping my fingers crossed!

I used a great 3D embossing folder from Crafter’s Companions – Sparling Snowflake – to create my centre panel. I love how this folder embosses snowflakes with differing depths. Quite unique I think! I haven’t got any other folders like this! Some snowflakes are really raised but others are very subtle. So clever!

Anyway, I added the Alicia snowflake die cut by Simon Says Stamp and stamped a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

To finish off the card, I added a few Nuvo glitter drops.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Mixed winter berries

Hello There!

There’s a cool colour combo over at the Color Throwdown this week – coral, red, green and grey. Not necessarily the most traditional festive combo, but I knew I wanted to create a festive card with them, so I pulled out an older Woodware stamp and got to work.

I used a light grey card base to stamp the image in green ink; I added some clear embossing powder on top to give the image a little more ‘body’. Then I coloured each dot using my prismacolor pencils before I added some Nuvo Jewel drops on top. To finish off the card I added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp/Gina K Stamptember collaboration set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Tree Trio

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for our last challenge of 2018 over at AAA Cards. The challenge will run until 5 January and the theme is ‘three of something’. Uniko is our sponsor.

I decided to make a quick CAS card with a couple of dies. I used a quirky tree die from Flora and Fauna to cut a remnant of a background I had created with some Color Bursts. I then added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Words in a Line die set – one of my best buys from 2018!

I’m going to enter this in the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is die cutting.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by the talented Ishani from Quillish as our Guest Designer. She has a wonderful style – you must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 

 

Happy 1 Diecember!

Happy Saturday and Happy 1 Diecember everyone!

I’m very excited that my Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Day order arrived this morning and I immediately started playing with my new crafty items!

First up was the stunning Alicia Snowflake die. Isn’t it gorgeous. I have so many snowflake dies that I’ve tried to ban myself from buying them and use the ones I have instead. But I have seen this snowflake all over the place and eventually I caved!

I cut the snowflake from white glitter card. The word die is also from an older SSS die set (Happy Winter) and the embossed stamp is from a SSS sentiment set.

I’m entering this into the current SSS Flickr challenge (Christmas/Holiday) and the SSS Wednesday challenge (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.