Technique – dry embossing

Featuring dry embossing

Hello lovely whittle cat!

Hi Everyone!

Well its been quite the stressful weekend with various house/garden issues; the atmosphere has not been conducive to creating. But I finally managed to make a card against all the odds today!

I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge, the Global Design Project, which has a CASE the designer challenge this week. I loved the rustic feel of the inspiration card by Janneke de Jong and the design was fabulous. I’m so glad that it helped me get down to creating!

I used the cute Whittle Cat die from Poppystamps plus a couple of butterfly dies from Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant and the embossing folder is by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 25

Hi Everyone

Day 25 of Christmas in July and I’m die cutting again today! Today I used an older Memory Box die, Gabriella Border, from 2013, with the sketch from the current Case This Sketch Challenge – which nearly had me stumped by the way!

The embossing folder is by Taylored Expressions and the word die is from an older set by Simon Says Stamp. I

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 11

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 11 (Day 27 of the colouring challenge)!

Today’s card uses the sketch for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The stamp is by Magenta and I used an older Ellen Hutson embossing plate to create the strips. After much dithering, I used an older Nestabilities die to cut the main image – it’s fun to use the seldom-used nesting dies again!

I’m also entering this into the current Inkspirational Challenge – 3 or 5 of something.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Christmas in July – Day 10

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 10 (Day 26 of the colouring challenge)! I have to confess that I’m kind of looking forward to taking a break from colouring once the 30 day challenge ends! I think I may just participate every other day next time. I miss using my dies and my stamps that don’t need to be coloured in!

Anyway, today’s card uses the sketch for the current 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. I’m not too sure how I feel about my interpretation! It seems to have EVERYTHING and for this CAS girl, I feel I may have gone a little overboard!

The stamps are from Hero Arts’ 2004 and 2005 collections – Graphic Lines Trees and Holiday Ribbons. I used some old Basic Grey paper, a My Favorite Things die and a Crafters Companion embossing folder! I told you – something of everything. It even has glitter!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

PS Just realised – no heat embossing or ink blending so not quite everything after all! Phew!

 

Christmas in July – Day 5

Hello everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with my cards and here’s the card for Christmas in July Day 5 (Day 21 of the colouring challenge). I inked up the fabulous Christmas Color stamp from Penny Black and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os. I seriously can’t remember the last time I used this stamp!

I used the rather festive colour palette over at the Color Throwdown (red, green, black and white) and the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

The paper is by Fancy Pants and the small sentiment is from a Penny Black clear set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Get Well Bouquet

Hi everyone!

I just saw a fabulous colour combo over at the Paper Players’ current challenge (purple, green and yellow), so I grabbed a Memory Box die and got to work!

I cut the Blushing Bouquet die from white card which I coloured using my Twinkling H2Os. I added some extra detail to the petals using a coloured pencil.

I adhered the die cut to a base that I’d embossed with a Spellbinders folder and added a Memory Box stamped sentiment.

The current Memory Box challenge is to use a button(s) and I noticed that the dimpled centres of the flowers might tie in quite nicely with a button or two. I then spent AGES going through my massive button collection and playing around with positioning of said buttons! In the end I decided less is more and just added one button and a few dew drops to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.