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Happy Heart Vine

 

Happy Friyay crafty people!

Today was the day that my new Honey Bees Heart Vine finally arrived! I have been stalking the Dies to Die For website since the influencers shared this die on Instagram  in early January! Then Tracy at DTDF had such a tussle to extract her package from Customs! As soon as that release went live, I was there! And it was totally worth the wait. I had to use it right away!

I’m playing along with two challenges with this card the Color Throwdown (pink, red, black and white) and the sketch for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. I must confess I was a bit stumped when I saw the sketch and thought I’d probably end up moving the centred oval or turning the card to portrait. But suddenly it all started to come together and I ended up following the sketch quite faithfully!

I used both dies in the vine set, cutting one from vellum and one from red cardstock. I blended an oval panel using a Taylored Expressions panel and adhered the die cut. To complete my card, I added a few tiny white hearts and a wonderful sentiment by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Potted Plant hugs

Hi everyone!

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

This CAS card came together very quickly! I used the beautiful Penny Black Potted Plant die together with a sentiment from The Ton and an embossing folder by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 12 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 12 was Pinkfresh. I loved how Lindsey used leftover die cuts for some of her tags so I pulled out a bunch of my smaller dies to create my take! So many brands here! Taylored Expressions, Memory Box, Savvy Stamps and Simon Says Stamp! I loved creating this and it has given me a few card ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blue and Beige Vase

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I used a Taylored Expressions stencil for the oval and added die cuts by Simply Graphic and Altenew. The Altenew vase is cut from a piece of my beloved Basic Grey paper! The sentiment is from a very versatile Mama Elephant set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas Card Throwdown Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

During Christmas in July, I discovered a new-to-me challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! I love the idea of creating one Christmas card each week and hope to continue to play along throughout the year!

I’m honoured to be the Guest Designer for their current colour challenge; this month’s palette is orange, green and gold.

What an interesting combo for festive cards! I actually worked with a similar palette during Christmas in July. I liked the idea of having a green background again but I wanted to switch it up a bit this time….

So, I created a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks and a Taylored Expressions oval stencil.  I splattered and then lifted some water droplets before using a Uniko stencil with some green Nuvo embellishment mousse – love the shimmer from this paste!

I added a gold Impression Obsession deer and a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

The Design Team have some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog – you must check it out! Hope you can play along with the challenge – I can’t wait to see how this palette is used!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.