Simply Graphic

Birthday vase

Hello everyone!

There’s a super sketch for this week’s challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for die cuts and I was itching to pull out my dies again after my wood-mounted stamp challenge!

For my take, I used some old Basic Grey papers with dies from My Favorite Things (vase) and Simply Graphic. The sentiment is also by My Favorite Things.

Once I assembled the card, I felt it needed a little something extra towards the right side of the card so I added a few Nuvo Jewel Drops. They look clear by they are actually translucent grey!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

O Christmas Tree

Hello everyone!

I seriously cannot believe how fast 2018 has flown by, can you? All my favourite challenges are starting to take their festive breaks, including the Color Throwdown challenge. The palette for their last challenge of the year is a classic Christmas combo – green, red, white and kraft.

I used a fabulous tree die from Simply Graphic and cut it several times in kraft and once in green glitter card and adhered all the die cuts to the kraft card base.

I added a red glitter die cut sentiment from Savvy Stamps and a small dot of Nuvo glitter drops to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

 

 

Retro baubles

Hello everyone!

When I was in school, I used to buy those value packs of cards to give out to my classmates, but I never liked giving those ‘boring’ bauble cards.

Fast forward a few decades and I cannot stop buying bauble stamps and dies. There are just too many cute sets this year, don’t you think? This year, I may be sending out JUST bauble cards. All handmade of course… and not at all boring!

As soon as I saw the new Retro ornaments die set from Simply Graphic, I HAD to have them!

Today, I’m using them in my entry for the Color Throwdown challenge (red, aqua and silver) and the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I created my background panel with a new favourite find – Cosmic Shimmer Luna paste – it’s so sparkly and festive! The sentiment die is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Geometrics

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight’s theme is geometrics’ and our sponsor is Uniko.

This was quite a challenge for me. I knew I wanted to use inlaid die-cutting with the cool triangle dies that I bought from Simply Graphic a few months ago AND incorporate the colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (aqua, black and white). But the design…. well that was a real challenge! I tried so many different versions and decided on this super-CAS layout in the end. The ‘hi’ die is by Lil inker Designs and I replaced the dot above the ‘i’ with a triangle from one of the unused black die cuts to reflect the theme!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Carol from CarolG Creates. She has some fabulous creations – you must check out her site!

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

LucieG.

Bubble birthday

Hi everyone!

I have a LOT of birthdays in March, so I am busy replenishing my birthday cards! Here’s one that I made with the new Chunky Greetings set from Woodware. It reminds me so much of the bubble writing that I used to do at school!

I stamped, embossed and coloured the greeting using Distress Oxide inks and then added a little Simply Graphic die to complete the card. I actually added the bow from another present die as I felt the die cut needed a little more height. I added a glitter dot to hide the join.

I’m entering this card into the current Case this Sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Purple and Brown….

Hi everyone!

This week’s Colour Throwdown challenge has a beautiful palette – light purple, dark purple, beige/off white and brown. But I liked it so much, I was kind of overwhelmed. Do you ever feel like that? I didn’t feel like any of the designs I thought of would do it justice. So I was stuck…..

Then today, a whole load of Altenew inspiration appeared in my Instagram feed and I decided to play with the Garden Treasure set in the hopes I could make it work with the combo. I think this is the first time with an Altenew layering stamp that I haven’t used different shades of the same colour! I think I quite like that beige base for the flower.

Anyway, I used Altenew inks for the flower and leaf and stuck them to a base I’d created using a Spellbinders embossing folder. The sentiment is also from Altenew. Once the card was assembled, I felt it needed a little something extra so I added a few glittery die cuts from a Simply Graphic die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.