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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 12

 

Happy Sunday all!

Welcome to Day 12 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. This week’s colour palette (orange, green, burgundy and pink) didn’t scream ‘festive’ at me like last week but I realised that I could make it work with some of my newest Simply Graphic dies! I decided to just colour the leaves and berries with distress ink – I quite like how it turned out!

I usually apply the ‘rule of three’ when adding stems to my vases but I couldn’t find any that worked here, but luckily I don’t think it feels to unbalanced, do you?

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant and a few sequins!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 11

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 11 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge – they have such a cool sketch this week, I really had to think about how I would interpret it!

In the end, I heat embossed the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Leaves and Berries background stamp and masked off two triangles before applying Distress Oxide Antique Linen. I used water to lift some of the ink from the leaves and berries and then added a die cut sentiment, also by Simon Says Stamp, to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 5

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 5 of Christmas in July 2020!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’; our sponsor is Time for Tea Designs. Our optional twist is, Christmas in July! Yay!

I don’t really love making cards against the clock, as cardmaking is my hobby, but this one came together pretty quickly – just a couple of die cuts, some ink blending and stamping.

You know when you see a stamp or die that you HAVE to have and you are SURE it is going to be super popular… and then you never see anyone sharing their makes with it online? That’s how I feel about this Modern Art Treeline die from Poppystamps. I remember snapping it up as soon as I saw it back in 2016 and was excited to see how others would use it… I never saw anyone else use it. So weird.

Anyway, for my card. I lightly blended some regular distress ink on my card base and added the outline die cut before inlaying pieces cut from an ink blended panel I created some time ago. To complete my card, I added a sentiment by 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, Kylie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Grateful die cuts

Hi Everyone!

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

Isn’t it a fun sketch? I paired some Simply Graphic dies with a few sentiments by My Favorite Things for my take. Can you believe that I actually used a ‘clear up’ background that I created when clearing up leftover ink after getting inky last week! Love how I was able to get die cuts with differing colours!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Winged Things

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with another challenge by a favourite company, Poppystamps.

The theme for the May Poppystamps Challenge is ‘winged things’, so I went through all my butterfly dies before finally settling on the Emelia Butterfly trio set. I cut the butterflies from an ink blended panel I created a few weeks ago and added them to a card base I created from another inked background panel and a background die from Frantic Stamper. I added a sentiment by Clearly Besotted to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Daisy, Daisy

Hi Everyone!

I’m on a bit of a cardmaking roll at the moment so I just had to enter challenges run by one of my favourite companies, Memory Box.

The theme for the May Outside the Box Challenge is ‘flowers’. Easy I thought to myself… until I discovered that I don’t actually have a lot of floral Memory Box dies…. tons of Poppystamps flower dies, but far fewer Memory Box! Anyway, I do have the Daisy Silhouette dies and seeing as I’ve just spent the last month battling daisies in my lawn, I thought they would be perfect for my entry.

I blended some Distress Oxides (Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone) and then lightly stencilled a brick background. I cut and coloured the daisies before adhering them to my base card and then added a sentiment from a Memory Box/Open Studio set. THEN I decided to add some ink splatters….. I was able to cover up the daisy heads and sentiments to add the green splatters. Ideally I would have added some splatters up the wall as well, but I didn’t want to risk getting ink on the flower heads so decided my green splatters were good enough!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.