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Day 10 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year!

The Day 10 sponsor was Simon Says Stamp. Now, I have a LOT of Simon Says Stamp goodies and absolutely adored Shari’s amazing inspiration that she shared on the SSS blog. Here is my take using a Gemini embossing folder, snowflake dies by SSS and a Penny Black sentiment. I even got a chance to use those over-looked Prima flowers and a few pearls!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 8 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year!

Picket Fence Studio was the Day 8 sponsor – although I don’t have any of the festive products, I absolutely loved Tracey’s inspiration so I adapted the design for use with the products I have. I used a Tim Holtz stencil, a deer die by Simon Says Stamp and little tree by Flora & Fauna. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Adventurous kitty

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has another super combo – orange, brown, moss green and cream.

I decided to use an old favourite for my take – the Tree-heart stamp from Penny Black. I then spent a good few minutes over-thinking ‘moss green’. I have a Twinkling H2O paint that’s actually called moss green, but is much more of a yellow-green than the inspiration card. In the end, I settled on two shades of green Twinkling H2O and I think they worked well. Once I finished colouring, I decided I wanted to add a little something extra to the image… I came across the Poppystamps kittens dies and decided to use a couple, coloured after my parents’ cats…. one of whom has definitely been known to get himself stuck up a tree!

To complete my card, I added a few brown splatters and a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Leafy Greetings!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely autumnal combo – teal, olive, rust and navy blue.

For my take on the colours, I blended some regular distress ink (crushed olive, rusty hinge and peacock feathers) to create a colourful background. I then cut the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Border die from Hero Arts Nautical cardstock and adhered it to the background. I then added a Simply Graphic leaf die and a die cut Memory Card sentiment to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Halloween icons

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is ‘spooky’.

Although I try to ration myself when it comes to buying Halloween supplies, I couldn’t resist this new Simon Says Stamp ghost stencil which has such a great price point! After blending distress ink around the ghost, I spent a good amount of time searching for the ‘perfect’ patterned paper… which of course didn’t exist. So I ended up making my own with distress oxides. At first I used a Tim Holtz stencil and lifted off some ink using a baby wipe.

I added the bats (cut with an Ellen Hutson die) and the Clearly Besotted sentiment and called the card finished….. but I wasn’t happy!

After sleeping on it, I decided to try a different background. I created another blended panel and then spritzed the Hero Arts Starry Night Brushstroke background stamp with water before stamping it and lifting the ink that way. I preferred the effect and simply transferred all my elements from one background to the other – luckily they were quite easy to remove from the card base!

 

So, which version do you prefer?

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Geometric Tree

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with as much white space as possible; our optional twist is ‘geometric’. Our sponsor is Uniko.

I always seem to use triangles for geometric challenges and as you can see, this time is no exception! I stamped and embossed an image from the Simon Says Stamp Festive Trees set and then coloured the triangles with my Twinkling H2o paints. The sentiment (which I also embossed) is by Mama Elephant.

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, Emily Shroom, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.