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Pastel birthday wishes

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Today I’m playing along with the ‘Can You Handle the Pressure‘ challenge where the twist is pastels.

I’ve been wanting to use my beautiful Cherry Blossom Darice folder again this spring but haven’t got around to it – until now! I created an inky panel using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink and embossed it. I added some stickles into the centre of the flowers.

I added a sprig from Spellbinders’ Be Bold Blooms die set and a Pretty Pink Posh sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Be Bold Blooms Color Dare

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Today I’m playing along with the six pack colour challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare. I LOVE how this challenge asks you to use one of the colours for the card base – I’m really enjoying making cards with different colour backgrounds right now!

I spent ages matching Bazzill card stock to the challenge colours on my ipad. And then, of course they look so different in the photo. Especially the rosemary and toffee colours – I’m quite disappointed about that.

Anyway, all dies are from Spellbinders’ Be Bold Blooms die set and I added an Impress Cards & Crafts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweetest Jasper Leaves

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Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has an interesting combo of mint green, strawberry, light yellow and navy.

I have to say I found this a tough combo to work with, especially as the navy in the inspiration photo was much lighter than the shade I would ordinarily choose.

Eventually, I decided to watercolour the beautiful Memory Box Jasper Leaves die with Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks. Then I smooshed some Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide and used it to cut flowers from Spellbinders’ Mini Fall Blooms die set. I felt my leaves didn’t have enough yellow, so I added yellow centres to each flower.

I struggled with the background. My go-to navy Hero Arts cardstock was definitely too dark, so in the end I chose a lighter shade of navy from my cardstock mountain and added some Chipped Sapphire distress ink to darken it a little.

I added a My Favorite Things sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Springtime be bold blooms

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Today I’m playing along with sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

My Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms die set was still on my table when I saw the challenge so of course I HAD to use that again this time – using flowers in place of the squares in the sketch. I applied distress ink to the flowers before adding a die cut flower centre. While the three flowers would have been enough, I just couldn’t help myself… I had to add a few sprigs from the set as well.

I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment and a few sequins to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

With love be bold blooms

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Today I’m playing along with sketch challenge at the CAS on Friday challenge.

Of course, this sketch had me reaching for my Spellbinders’ Be Bold Blooms die set again. I love how versatile it is! I cut the images from Bazzill Basics cardstock and adhered them on top of my ink-blended square on my card base. A Simply Graphic bow was added to bring all the stems together.

I added a strip of patterned paper and a Clearly Besotted sentiment to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn is a second spring…

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Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge.

While spring is in full force here in my part of the Northern Hemisphere, friends downunder are starting to see the first signs of autumn so the challenge celebrates autumn and its colours! I so enjoyed making an autumn card right now, especially as the inspiration photo was so incredibly vibrant.

I still had my Bazzill Basics cardstock out so I decided to use that to create a very colourful autumnal card using Spellbinders’ Mini Fall Blooms. I also used the flower centres from the Be Bold Blooms set.¬† This card went on quite a journey! I started off with quite a limited colour palette before expanding it significantly!!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted – it seems so apt for this card in particular!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.