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Bestest Bird Trio

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown which has a really interesting combo of blush, dusty rose and white.

I loved this combo as soon as I saw it, but I found it soooo challenging to recreate. I’m really grateful that Wanda from the Design Team shared the distress inks that she used – that was really helpful to me.

I just received a big crafty order so I knew I wanted to use the cute Sizzix/Olivia Rose Painted Birds die set. I also bought a few Craft Consortium paper pads – they have a line that replicates alcohol inked panels and as I don’t use alcohol inks, I thought I’d give them a go! It took me a while to find a colour combo that I felt happy with – but now that I have photographed it, the blush looks more on the purple side…..

So I created another version, this time with birds cut from panels created with Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose distress inks. And now the Tattered Rose looks more on the peach side…. Argh! Who would have thought that a combo that I LOVED on first sight could prove so challenging to create with my crafty supplies?!

Anyway, the background die is Honey Bee Stamps’ Delicate Daisy Cover plate and the sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

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Easter Greetings Chicks

Happy Good Friday!

Well I’m feeling very confused as it has felt like a Saturday to me all day today – nice to have a bonus tomorrow!

Anyway, today I’m playing along with theme challenge at The Paper Players.

As it’s almost Easter, I felt I had to choose either chicks or bunnies for the animal theme – and I ended up using Tim Holtz’s fabulous Colorize Chick die set.

The nest is by Memory Box and I added a Reverse Confetti frame and Pretty Pink Posh sentiment.

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Day 1 – 6 Days of Christmas Tags 2022


Hi everyone!

Back in 2017, I discovered Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags and played along every year since then. Last year, she decided to stop hosting the challenge but as there’s 10 years of tag inspiration on her site, I decided to create my own event! So, I decided to create my own event and have decided to do that again this year! In November, I randomly selected 25 days from Tracey’s event blog posts from 2011 to 2020 and will be using those tags as my own inspiration! Unfortunately, life got super busy for me in the autumn so I wasn’t able to make 25 tags this year…. I only managed 6 which I will be sharing over my next few posts.

So for Day 1, the inspiration comes from Day 12, 2019. This is what I came up with in 2019.

I heat embossed some snowflakes on my kraft tag and added a Sizzix deer die cut. I covered his antlers in glitter and added a few pearls plus a stamped sentiment!

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Mischievous Hello

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I just received the fun Tim Holtz Mischievous cat die set on Friday so I really wanted to use at least one of them this weekend! And I did for this card! I love the silhouette dies but decided to add some eyes and a nose from another cat die for this card.

I created the wall from an ink blended panel cut with a My Favorite Things background die. The sentiment is also by MFT

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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 24

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 24 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Once again this month, I’m doing something I rarely seem to do – sharing a card that I created without a challenge in mind!

I started by using the fabulous Sizzix 3D Christmas Trees folder. I think this is one of my favourite Christmas folders! I love the detail and all the quirky little trees!

For the focal point tree, I used an older Poppystamps die to cut the tree from white cardstock and then embossed it using a folder that I’d brayered with Rustic Wilderness distress oxide ink. I added some stickles over the white embossing.

The sentiment is from a set by My Favorite Things.

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