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Primary Poinsettia

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry for two challenges –  this week’s Color Throwdown challenge, which has a combo of primary colours this week, and the sketch from the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

To ground my images a little, I started by the pretty Poppystamps Swirly Curl Border outline on my card base. Then I made three blended distress ink panels using ‘dirtier’ shades of the challenge colours (Stormy Sky, Fossilised Amber and Fired Brick) and then cut them with the poinsettia dies from the Spellbinders Christmas Blooms set. I also cut foliage from white glitter card and then adhered them all to my card. I added a few gems for poinsettia centres and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn basket

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I’ve been quite tempted by all the pretty dies that Spellbinders have been releasing recently and when I saw that one of my favourite influencers, Nichol Spohr had released an autumnal set, with a fabulous basket, I dove in bought a few sets. I made this card using Nichol’s Welcome Fall (Happy Harvest) set as well as Spellbinders’ Mini Fall Blooms die set.

I coloured the basket and contents with distress inks but decided to leave the other die cuts white so that they don’t compete with the colourful basket.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spooktacular Day

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I had lots of ideas for this sketch and was about to create an autumnal card, when I suddenly decided that I wanted to use purple! So I pivoted to a Halloween card! It gave me a chance to use the little ghosts from my brand new Open House Boo die set from Spellbinders. I have more than enough ghosts already but I couldn’t resist! I added an ink blended circle, cut with an irregular circle die by Simply Graphic. The second circle is vellum embossed with a Carabelle Studio folder and then hand cut – I wanted to match the irregular die cut! The sentiment is from a new My Favorite Things set

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 8

Happy Thursday everyone!

Welcome to Day 8 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the current Color Hues challenge.

I used another recent purchase – the fabulous Bottlebrush Trees by Spellbinders and lots of different blue distress inks for the background.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant – their sentiment sets are turning into my go-to set AGAIN for this Christmas in July!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Get Well Bouquet

Hi everyone!

I just saw a fabulous colour combo over at the Paper Players’ current challenge (purple, green and yellow), so I grabbed a Memory Box die and got to work!

I cut the Blushing Bouquet die from white card which I coloured using my Twinkling H2Os. I added some extra detail to the petals using a coloured pencil.

I adhered the die cut to a base that I’d embossed with a Spellbinders folder and added a Memory Box stamped sentiment.

The current Memory Box challenge is to use a button(s) and I noticed that the dimpled centres of the flowers might tie in quite nicely with a button or two. I then spent AGES going through my massive button collection and playing around with positioning of said buttons! In the end I decided less is more and just added one button and a few dew drops to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Embracing the Bright Colours

Happy Saturday everyone!

There’s another great sketch for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge this week – it gave me so many ideas! In the end, I decided to use stamps from my Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring set and a couple of Memory Box dies, but I may use this sketch again for other cards, it’s a fabulous design!

I decided to step outside my pastel-coloured comfort zone and embrace the bright colours! I pulled out the brightest Twinking H2O paints and got colouring. Usually I choose the background paper before I colour as I find it easier (and quicker) to create that way… but today I didn’t and spent a happy time flicking through my old Basic Grey paper pads…. and changing my mind several times before making a decision….

I knew I wanted to dry emboss a centre panel as I had planned to play along with the current Flower Challenge which has the theme of embossing. I spent a little while trying out a few designs before alighting on this Spellbinders / Tammy Tutterow Picnic embossing folder. Yep, this card took MUCH longer than it should have!

Anyway, to finish off the card I used some older dies from Memory Box – the Garland Greenery from 2015 and one of my very first Memory Box sentiments that I got in 2013 – A Little Thanks!

And a big thanks to you for stopping by! Enjoy the weekend!

LucieG.