Simply Graphic

Vase Collection

Hi there!

First up today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

First of all, I created an ink-blended background using distress inks. Then I used some of my favourite dies and stems from Simply Graphic, Stampin Up, Altenew and Miss P Loves. I was going to colour the images but decided I like the impact of the white against the inky background! The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 31

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 31 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the challenge at CAS on Friday where the theme is tiny images.

I used a beautiful festive die set by Simply Graphic adhered to an ink-blended panel. You would not believe how long it took me to arrange those little images! Sometimes I’m too much of a perfectionist.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 9

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 9 of Christmas in July 2021! I had one of those days today – a troublesome task which took MUCH longer than hoped and which will drag on due to a few technical hitches. Ugh!

So I wasn’t really in the most creative frame of mind this evening… but I had to make a Christmas in July card. So, this is just for fun, no challenges today – just a super quick die cut card using the Memory Box Antique Pine Label die, the Poppystamps Winterberries die and a couple of smaller Simply Graphic dies. All coloured with distress oxides inks! The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 3

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 3 of Christmas in July 2021!

Today I’m playing along with the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

As I wanted to reduce the layers on my card, I started off by embossing a square on my card base using a die. I lightly blended some distress ink to reinforce the shape, but didn’t press too heavily as I didn’t want to it detract from my focal point! I then coloured a couple of Simply Graphic stem dies together with a Poppystamps die with distress inks and adhered them to my card base. To complete my CAS card, I added a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

White Stems

Hi there!

I must confess when I saw the sketch at this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I was a little stumped. I’m predominantly a CAS cardmaker and thought I may have to get inky and create a busier card.

However, by the time I got round to creating with the sketch, I thought I’d try to create more of a CAS card. Using four distress oxide inks, I stamped a brushstroke stamp from the Flora and Fauna Texture set and then adhered four Simply Graphic die cuts on top. I added a Tonic Studio sentiment and a few sequins to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Father’s Day 2021

 

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards but I couldn’t resist just adding a little bit of interest to the background on this card!

I die cut the Simply Graphic irregular circle frames from white card and adhered them to my card base. Next, I coloured the Scrapping Cottage Vintage Car die with distress inks. Jalopies are a special shared memory for my dad and I and so I HAD to buy this die when I spotted it in a sale years ago!

I used a Simon Says Stamp  Star die and then snipped the die cut in a few places so that I could arrange the stars to reflect the sketch. I also die cut a few smaller stars.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an old Hero Arts wood-mounted stamp. They’ve released this in a clear stamp set now and although I’m quite tempted to buy it, my old wood-mounted stamps still give a great impression.

I’m entering this into the Male Room Challenge where the theme is Dads or Grandads.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.