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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 6

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 6 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made sketches challenge – such a cool design this week!

I knew I wanted to include the Poppystamps Snowflake Screen die and the Memory Box Scribble Snowman dies into my take, but I did find it quite difficult to choose a third element. I thought of a stack of snowballs, a Christmas tree, holly or a pine branch. And then I decided on a cardinal! I actually used a non-festive set for my little cardinal – the My Favorite Things Birds of a Feather set.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 4

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 4 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Case this Sketch challenge and  the Color Throwdown challenge. This week’s colour palette is perfect for Christmas foliage – red green, black and white! I spent a little while trying to decide between holly and poinsettia and as you can see, the latter triumphed! I used the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade die and cut a couple of panels I had created with Color Bursts and Distress Oxide inks.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs and a few gems!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 3

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 2 of Christmas in July 2020!

Today I’m playing along with the current challenge over at Time Out Challenges where the theme is ‘days gone by’. I immediately thought of my retro ornament dies by Simply Graphic. Aren’t they fabulous. They bring back so many memories! I the branches dies are also by Simply Graphic. The sentiment is from a very versatile sentiment set by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 2 of Christmas in July 2020!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players – I had so much fun with all these layers. I used the Deco Trees die by Memory Box. It’s difficult to see from the photos, but I have some slightly distressed silver cardstock which I used behind the trees – I am still reeling from the shock of finding this cardstock so quickly! That never normally happens, does it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 1

Hello everyone!

Last year, I dedicated July to Christmas and reaped the benefits in November/December when my life got super busy and I had no time for cardmaking! I LOVED having a good supply of cards to send to all my friends. After all the challenges of 2020 to date, I have been REALLY looking forward to this July and LucieG’s Christmas in July 2020. Plus I have a nice break from work planned this month. Hurrah!

So, for Christmas in July Day 1, I pulled out the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Alicia Snowflake to cut a panel created with Distress Oxide inks. using the sketch from the current Case this Sketch challenge, I then embossed a panel using a Crafter’s Companion folder. Finally I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant and a few gems to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Shiny Starburst

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge !

I cut a couple of pieces of matt mirror cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Burst die and stuck the two die cuts together. I adhered a piece of patterned paper to my card base and added the starburst die cut. Finally I added the sentiment – the stamp is from a set by Simon Says Stamp and the letter dies are from My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is friendship.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.