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Autumn is a second spring…

Hello Everyone!

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.

Purple and Green be bold blooms

 

Hi there!

I finally got hold of Spellbinders’ Be Bold Blooms die set and I love it even more in real life! I’ve been kicking myself for not grabbing it when I saw it at the start of the year, so I certainly didn’t dither when I saw that Sir Stampalot had them back in stock at the end of last week.

So for my first of undoubtedly MANY cards using this set, I’m playing along with the Color Hues challenge where the two colours are green and purple. I had fun with all my old Bazzill Basic cardstock – and I’m very grateful for all the monochromatic packs I bought back in the day!

After cutting the blooms, I pulled out the Welcome Fall (Happy Harvest) die set by Nichol Spohr for Spellbinders and die cut the apple basket. This basket has open sides and I always like to fill it with foliage rather than see the background through it! So I cut a few extra leaves and adhered them to the back of the basket before arranging the Be Bold Blooms.

Finally, I added a Woodware sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

January 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

Yes, it does feel rather early to be making Christmas cards, but I couldn’t resist playing along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’ and the CAS Christmas challenge today. I still haven’t put away some of the Christmas dies that I didn’t get round to using last Christmas, including this gorgeous Bottlebrush Tree dies by Spellbinders. I used it during Christmas in July, but it was sadly neglected later in the year!

The die set includes two spindly trees and my card came together really quickly once I decided to alter the size of the trees! I simply snipped off some branches and cut a thinner trunk to create those smaller trees!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Seasonal Arrangement

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the last Color Throwdown challenge of 2021 and it has such a pretty, peaceful palette – mint, red and pink.

Rather than use my go-to white card base, I chose a light grey as neutrals are allowed! I decided to create an arrangement using the Memory Box Antique Pine Label die and some stems/flowers from the Spellbinders Christmas Blooms set.  During Christmas in July, I discovered the perfect sentiment for this die cut (by Simon Says Stamp) so I’ve used that again this time!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.