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Layered Chick and Speckled Egg

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

To start, I created a stencil from a Memory Box egg die and blended some Speckled Egg distress ink before adding some brown speckles. Next, I finally got round to using my Tim Holtz/Sizzix chick dies! I was a little apprehensive at first as some layering die sets can be quite fiddly but as soon as I started cutting the pieces, I realise how super easy this set is! I really liked Jenn Shurkus’s inspiration card where I think she used some smooshed panels to create her chicks so I decided to use some of my smooshed backgrounds. I when through my Big Background Box and was quite surprised that I have created quite a few yellow panels! Nice to actually use some of them today!

After adhering the chick, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Honeysuckle Bowl

Hello again everyone!

Next today is my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

For my take, I used Paper Rose Studio’s Honeysuckle Plant and a bowl from a Sizzix die set, all coloured with distress inks. The sentiment is my Whimsy Stamps.

This was a really interesting sketch to play with and at first I used the die cut bowl to represent the middle strip in the sketch, but I didn’t really like how it looked, but I was much happier when I added that third yellow strip!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner with Boo twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!¬† This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘boo’!

I didn’t have much crafty time ahead of our submission deadline this week so pulled together a very quick CAS card using a purple cardbase, a smidge of white ink, a fun Sizzix ghost die and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

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, Helen, who has lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Summer Flower box

Hello again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and this week it’s a slimline card sketch!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m so glad I was able to hold on to all my old pre-creased slimline card bases. I used these so much a decade ago and the card is still beautifully white!

I decided to use a few of my older Memory Box dies (Summer Border die and Grape Vine die) together with a newer Sizzix die. The sentiment is from a Pretty Pink Posh set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Bonus Day

Hello All!

Well it’s the early hours of the first day of August! I can’t believe Christmas in July is over! Even though life got a bit hectic at times in July and it was tough creating a card every day, I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I set myself and I know I will be grateful to have all these cards in November when I will need them!

Anyway, as I enjoyed myself so much, I carried on with my Christmas crafting during 31 July so I’m calling this one my Bonus Christmas in July card!

I had to use my favourite Christmas in July purchase – the gorgeous Sizzix 3D Christmas Trees embossing folder! To create the background, I blended some distress oxide ink in the centre of a white panel and applied a generous layer of perfect pearls across it. Then I embossed the whole panel. I coloured and fussy cut my favourite Paper Smooches snowman, adhered him to my embossed base and added a My Favorite Things sentiment on top to complete my card.

I’m adding this to The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 18

Happy Sunday everyone!

Welcome to Day 18 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a stunning palette of navy, turquoise, green and magenta.

What a stunning colour combo! It took me quite a while to decide on a way to showcase it! First of all I was thinking of multicoloured snowflakes but then I remembered this beautiful large ring wreath die by Simon Says Stamp – an oldie but a goodie! I coloured each bauble with my Twinkling H2O paints and adhered it to a base that I’d cut using the brand new-to-me Pinpoint Burst die by Memory Box, which I finally got my hands on this week after MONTHS of waiting for it to get into a UK retailer again!

I then spent far too long working out where to put my sentiment and then how to adorn said sentiment! In the end, I chose a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration, a Sizzix bow and some ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.