Simply Graphic

Berry collage

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Color Throwdown (red, light blue, kraft and ivory) and the sketch  from  Freshly Made Sketches.

This card came together very quickly – I cut a Simply Graphic berry die from kraft cardstock and then used Festive Berries distress oxide ink to colour the berries. I die cut different squares from coloured cardstock and layered all the  die cuts on to my card base.

The sentiment is from a Sugar Pea Designs set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring Vase

Hello friends!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blue, yellow, green and white. Perfect spring colours!

I just received my annual Stampin Up! order and was itching to use the Indigo Blue stamp and die set that I purchased! So happy I was able to use it right away! I also used an older flower die by Simon Says Stamp (Meadow Rue – from 2013!) and dies from Poppystamps and Simply Graphic. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dreamy Freesia

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – pink, yellow, green and kraft. Perfect LucieG colours!

I created an ink-blended panel in the centre of my card using distress inks and then cut and coloured Memory Box’s Dreamy Freesia die. I really wanted the flower to take centre stage as freesias are very special to me, but felt the card needed a little something so I added a few vellum leaves cut from a Simply Graphic die.  The heat-embossed sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Along the edge with die cuts only twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one edge of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘die cuts only’.

This is one of my favourite twists – I absolutely love using my dies! Although this card was a little nerve-wracking…

It’s almost cherry blossom season, so I pulled out my Penny Black Swinging die set and used the branch and flowers to create a little spring scene! I coloured all the die cuts with my distress inks and added a little detail to the blossoms with a coloured pencil before adhering them to the top of my card.

Now for the nerve-wracking part…

I had originally decided to use a die cut sentiment on my card, but they all looked a little heavy with the delicate die cut… so rather than stamp a greeting, or leave the card blank, I decided to use a Simply Graphic die to cut a sentiment into the card base. That late decision meant I had to put the assembled card through my Gemini to cut the sentiment…. Yep, I held my breath when I fed those plates through!! I was so relieved when it turned out exactly as I’d hoped and my die cuts were intact. Phew!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by a previous challenge winner Wendi who has some really cute inspiration on her instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Bright vases

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Color Throwdown (turquoise, pink, rust and magenta) and the sketch  from  CAS Colours and Sketches.

This card came together very quickly – I created an ink blended background and just adhered a few inked die cuts from a Simply Graphic die set.

The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Full Vase

Hi Everyone!

Today I used the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The dies are by Simply Graphic and Poppy Stamps and the stencil is by Honey Bee.

I spent far too long trying different sentiments, stamped in different colours but finally ended up using this small Karen Burniston die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.