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Day 15 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

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

The sponsor for Day 15 was Amuse: Christmas Visions. There was so much inspiration from the DT, but Tracey’s tag really stood out to me and so I just HAD to CASE it, using regular distress ink and stamps from Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Celebrate!’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

For my card I used one of my old wood-mounted Amuse Studio stamps. I love using it for celebratory cards! Anyway, after I embossed it, I blended some distress ink to create the background and added some light shadows using a Prismacolour pencil.

I decided to use a black card base for added impact so once I decided where the image was going to go, I embossed a small Penny Black sentiment. I stuck the image on to my card, but felt that the card still needed ‘something’. After pondering for a while, I decided to added a banner that I’d cut from some gold mirror card – which I think finishes the card off quite well!

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

I’m also adding this to the current Just Us Girls challenge – silhouette stamping.

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

LucieG.

 JUGS silhouette

Day 10 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

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

The sponsor for Day 10 was Winnie & Walter and the DT had come up with tons of amazing tags! I took the snowman tag that Tracey had made and used that as my inspiration for my little scene!

I stamped the images and then masked them before creating my Distress Oxide background. After I had applied a generous amount of water droplets to the background, I removed the mask and coloured the images with my Twinkling H2Os. This was another super quick tag to make – even thought the mask for the branch was rather fiddly!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Falling leaves

Hi everyone!

A lot of the leaves have already fallen in my part of the world, but I’m not ready to put away my autumn card supplies!

This card was super simple to make! I used a Jennifer McGuire technique that I’ve tried a year ago – I prefer this version!

I masked off my card to create a rectangle and then blended some Twisted Citron and Fossilised Amber distress ink before covering it with Perfect Pearls.

I removed the mask and then ran the whole card through my Big Shot using a Sizzix deep embossing folder.

To finish off the card, I added a few die cut hearts and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Thanks/Thanksgiving), Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (‘Thankful’) and also the Addicted to CAS challenge (‘Leaves’).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 2 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

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

The sponsor for Day 2 was Newton’s Nook. I love Newton so I had a lot of choice when it came to choosing supplies for this tag! The inspiration tags were fabulous – there were so many that I could have chosen for today, but as soon as I saw Larissa Heskett’s tag, I knew I had to use that as my inspiration! I loved the background she did and was so pleased to see that she had explained the technique on her blog post.

Here is my take. I stamped an older Newton’s Nook image and then masked it off to work on the background. Following Larissa’s instructions, I took a stencil (the one I used was by Altenew) and inked over it with various distress inks before applying a layer of versamark. I then added clear embossing powder before blending some distress oxide and distress ink over it. So happy with the way it turned out! I will be using this technique again!

Anyway, I coloured Newton and his snowman with Twinkling H2o’s and then added a piece of ribbon to finish off the tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Thanks

Hi Everyone!

I can’t believe it’s November already! Seriously! Where is this year going?

Anyway, there’s a great colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge blog this week – red, teal and green!

I inked up my favourite Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves, embossed and masked them before doing some simple ink blending with distress oxide inks and regular distress ink. I added some water droplets and then coloured each of the leaves using the same inks.

After cutting out each of the images, I used some of the left over Broken China background to cut out the base of the sentiment. Finally I added a few Nuvo Jewel drops to finish off the card.

I’m also entering this into the current Case This Sketch challenge and also the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge – Thankful.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.