Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Alpine Forest scene

Hello Everyone!

I haven’t played along with many challenges this month but when I saw that the theme of the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge was ‘trees’, I just had to play along! I have MANY tree dies…. and every year I buy more pretty must-have tree dies…. I can’t help myself!

For today’s card, I used my brand new Pine Tree collage die which I thought I could resist, but when I found it during a Black Friday sale last month, it just leapt into my basket! I also added the older Country Landscape die. The die is actually much wider than my card, but I cut it up so that I could get all the cabins in my scene. The join in the cardstock is hidden by a tall tree!

I used a colour palette from an interior design/colour combo book that I got for Christmas – I would never have thought of using Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye distress inks together for the sky! I’m hoping the book will help me to add more variety in my card designs in 2021!

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Merry Christmas Lights

Hi everyone!

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

For this card, I was inspired by Libby who created a beautiful card using a Hero Arts background/frame die! I immediately thought that my brand new Penny Black Looped Stackers dies could be coupled with the Concord & 9th ornaments from their Take a Bough Trimmings set. I coloured the baubles with my Tonic Nuvo markers and applied some Nuvo glaze on top of each of them. The sentiment is by Savvy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Made in Minutes with Christmas

Hi there!

It’s time for our last challenge of 2020 at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’. Our optional twist this time is ‘Christmas’. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

Some of you may remember that this is my least favourite challenge theme – for me crafting is relaxing, not something I want to rush through. Mind you, I have to confess that this time, I did actually make the card in minutes!

I used a die from The Greetery to emboss a section of the card base and then assembled my snowflake (Birch Press Frosty Flake layering die).

To complete my card, I added a Mama Elephant.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Dena, who has some great cards on her blog.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 26 – 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.

Day 26 is a bonus day with My Favorite Things as sponsor. As usual, the designers had come up with some amazing inspiration and I was particularly taken by the two tags by Carol using the Delightful Deer dies.

I used some of my beloved Basic Grey patterned paper for the base and then added the cute deer cut from glitter paper! This came together so quickly but I love how the deer just pops against that fabulous paper!

I’ve loved this challenge even more this year! It’s been such fun stepping outside my comfort zone from time to time and using a variety of my festive supplies – old and new alike!

Thanks to Tracey and all the designers who made this such a fun event!

And thanks to you, of course, for stopping by!

LucieG.

Festive Wishes

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a beautiful colour palette again this week – cranberry, mint and cream!

I used my brand new Reverse Confetti background die together with trees from the Newton’s Nook Forest Scene Builder set.

The sentiment is from a Hunkydory/Moonstone sentiment set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 23 – 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 23 was Penguin Palace. There was so much inspiration from the designers! I particularly loved Bobbi’s tags – all that texture!

For my tag, I created a base using my new Rustic Wilderness distress oxide and black soot oxide. I then applied Nuvo embellishment mousse using a Uniko stencil. Finally I added zillions of branches cut from a Poppystamps die and added a sentiment from a very old Hero Arts wood-mounted set!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.