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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 25

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 25 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in The Paper Players sketch challenge.

I’m continuing to work my way through my new Simon Says Stamp embossing folders – today’s card uses the beautiful Holiday Greenery folder, together with dies from Waffle Flower’s new Layered Winter Bird die set. There are a few medium-sized cardinal sets around at the moment and I’m loving this little guy!

The sentiment is by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 23

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 23 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

I picked up a few 3D embossing folders from Simon Says Stamp a few weeks ago and they arrived yesterday – I couldn’t wait to play with them! The thing is, they are just so beautiful, I can never bring myself to cover up the embossing! So today’s card is pretty simple – the Christmas Floral embossing folder is the star and die cuts by Poppystamps, Savvy Stamps and Simply Graphic make up the supporting cast!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 4

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 4 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous palette of purple, blue and white, perfect for festive cards.

Annoyingly, my day took a bit of a turn and I didn’t have as much crafty time as I had hoped. I ended up making another very quick CAS card using the Snowflake banner die by Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration from 2016.

I added a few Studio Katia gems to complete my card. In keeping with my frustrating day, one gem completely disappeared when I was gluing it to my card…. look closely. can you spot where it turned up?!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 1

Happy Friyay everyone!

It’s that time of year again! LucieG’s Christmas in July! Woohoo! For the past couple of years, I’ve dedicated July to Christmas cardmaking and reaped the benefits in November/December when life always seems to get super busy! I LOVE having a good supply of cards to send to all my friends rather than stress about making them before the posting deadline. Plus I get a chance to use the festive supplies I bought in the after-Christmas sales!

Mind you, quite a few manufacturers have already released some festive supplies… will I get tempted to buy buy buy! You bet I will!

Anyway, for Christmas in July Day 2, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.

As I’ve had a bit of a break from cardmaking, I kept my take on the sketch super simple using an oldie and goodie die (Wishing Trees) by Simon Says Stamp and some of my Basic Grey patterned paper mountain. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just Us Girls Guest Designer Week 1

Happy Saturday!

I’m so honoured and excited to be the June Guest Designer for the Just Us Girls challenge!

The theme of this week’s challenge is ‘paintbrush’ – and I wanted to share the story behind the card! Sorry this is rather on the long side!

I’ve been crafting for almost 15 years…. but do I own any paintbrush dies or stamps?? The short answer is no. The longer answer is I spent a ridiculous amount of time going through ALL my craft supplies as I was CONVINCED I had a paintbrush stamp from back in the day. I was SO SURE that I even recalled colouring the image…. but ‘it’ was nowhere to be found. I did come across an old Elzybells Art Stamps set which included some fun sentiments and a small image with some paintbrushes, but I wanted the brushes to be more of a focal point….

I have a rule that I don’t buy supplies just to make a challenge card and although I could think of ways of incorporating brush MARKS, I felt I had to stick to the theme of paintbrush…. so I broke my rule and ordered the My Favorite Things paintbrush die set from my go-to craft store that usually dispatches the same/next day… can you see where this story is going?

Well, yes, this time they did not dispatch my order for 3 days and as it’s the Platinum Jubilee super-long weekend in the UK, I knew that I wouldn’t get the die set before the challenge launch.

So what did I do? Well, I went through my dies and created my own paintbrushes using parts from die sets by My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp!

I stencilled some glitter paste on my card base before I added the ‘paintbrushes’ and a pot. And all that searching wasn’t wasted as I even used a Pablo Picasso quote from that old Elzybells set!

What do you think of the outcome?

Head over to the Just Us Girls challenge to see the amazing inspiration from the talented design team – we hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Meadow Rue

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with colour challenge at The Paper Players.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had much crafty time this week so I ended up putting this card together just before the challenge deadline! Just made it! Phew!

I used a beautiful older die called Meadow Rue by Simon Says Stamp which I coloured with Distress Oxides. I adhered it to a panel embossed with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder and added a sentiment by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.