Studio Carabelle

Tulip egg

Hi everyone and happy Good Friday to you.

I pulled out one of my old wooden stamps for this card – this one s from Whipper Snapper and has 2005 on it! I think I bought it a few years later, maybe in 2008. You know I have so many of them, but they just aren’t as easy to use as clear stamps with a stamp positioner, are they. However, I love the impression from my wooden stamps and don’t think could ever part with them. Luckily I have a good storage system for them and whilst they do take up a lot of space, it works for me. Anyway, I think I’m going to challenge myself to use at least one a week now.

On to the card. After embossing, I coloured the egg with my Twinkling H2Os – I think it looks a bit like stained glass, don’t you? I then fussy cut it and attached it to an ink-blended strip that I had embossed with a Carabelle Studio folder. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I’m entering this card into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Retro Rubber challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blended eggs

Hi everyone!

Happy Hump day! Can’t believe it’s Wednesday already, can you?

March is really busy for me with lots of birthdays, but I also enjoy making Easter cards as my Easter supplies get very little love during the rest of the year.

For this card, I used the Poppystamps Ribbon and Bow Egg die that I’ve had for ages, but never used, together with some smaller eggs from the Egg Cetera set.

I actually thought this card idea would be really quick but it ended up being anything but that! I didn’t like my first few ink blended eggs, and then after I had stuck everything down, I decided I didn’t like the background I’d chosen. Luckily everything peeled off easily!

I ended up using a background embossed with a fun folder from Carabelle Studio and I added a sentiment from Woodware.

I’m entering this into the current Time Out challenge (bold) and also the Poppystamps challenge (clean and simple).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Love You

Happy Friyay everyone!

 

Ah… embossing folders. I love them. I can’t stop buying them. I just don’t use them enough! So one of my crafty goals this year is to use all of my embossing folders – even my old cuttlebug ones!

 

I used a relatively new addition to my embossing folder mountain – a heart embossing folder from Carabelle Studio. I created the background using ink from My Favorite Things and then swiped some Altenew grey ink over the raised image.

The sentiment and banner dies are from Simon Says Stamp. I embossed the ‘love’ die cut with clear embossing powder a couple of time – love that glossy effect!

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (red, pink, grey), the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (love is in the air), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (it must be love) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (love/hearts).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Playing with Perfect Pearls

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is based on a quote – ‘Let today be the start of something new’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor. You don’t need to include this quote or any other quote on your CAS card, but we’d like you to use it to as your inspiration! Maybe you could use some new supplies? Or a new technique?

For my card, I chose to use a new-to-me technique – stamping/colouring with Perfect Pearls. A few years ago, I bought a couple of sets of Perfect Pearls, mainly for the neutral colours, but the sets were good value and included coloured powders, a couple of brushes and the Perfect Pearls medium, which remained untouched…. until last week!

I must confess, I did go a bit over the top and ended up creating quite a few cards, as it’s such an easy technique! They’ll be popping up on the blog/Instagram over the next few weeks!

Anyway, back to the technique….

I stamped a Carabelle Studio stamp on some black cardstock with the Perfect Pearls medium and the dusted over the image with different coloured powders using the smaller brush from the sets. I used the larger brush to dust away the excess powder but had to resort to the magical Swiffer cloth for a few stubborn bits!

I trimmed down the card to create a square card and added a Penny Black sentiment, again using Perfect Pearls.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog – please drop by and visit their fabulous creations!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Rainbow Leaves

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. We have a sketch for you to play with this fortnight and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

For my card, I rotated the sketch as I wanted to use a longer Studio Carabelle stamp that I bought a few weeks ago at the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace. Studio Carabelle was selling some of their stamps individually rather than in sets – it was great as you could pick and choose the actual stamps you wanted – rather than buy a whole set just for one stamp…. which I have been known to do. Please tell me I’m not alone!

Anyway, back to my card… I stamped each leaf in different distress oxide inks. I then added a Hero Arts sentiment and a few sequins to finish it off.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Sue from Sue’s Card Craft. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 

Kaleidoscope card

Hello everyone!

I loved seeing how the super-talented Debby Hughes used the Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope stamp and she was my inspiration for this card.

After embossing the image in white, I coloured over it with four distress inks (spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, abandoned coral and frayed burlap) and then added a coat of Gansai Tambi light gold. It created such a fabulous shimmer! I’ll definitely be using it more often!

I added some vellum and a yellow/orange panel that I had embossed with a Studio Carabelle embossing folder. I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment and lots of sequins to finish it off!

I’m entering this into the current Case This Sketch challenge and also the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ’emboss like a boss’!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.