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Christmas in July 2022 – Day 9

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 9 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I love this sketch! So many possibilities! In the end, I decided it was time to unleash the pinecones! I paired the Forest Pine Branch die with my absolute favourite pinecone stamp by Hero Arts! This little stamp went missing almost a year ago and I couldn’t find it anywhere! It was made worse by the fact that the set was retired and couldn’t be found here in the UK. In the end, my brother got hold of the set for me in the US. And would you believe that the little pinecone eventually turned up in my adhesives a few weeks ago! I was so happy – even though I have a duplicate, I am so relieved that I didn’t throw it away accidentally!

For the background, I blended some Speckled Egg distress oxide ink and die cut a section using a die from My Favorite Things. I then embossed it using the Pinecone Plethora embossing folder by Gemini. My original folder broke in an unfortunate embossing accident last Christmas, but fortunately a lovely IG friend alerted me to it on Ebay and I managed to snag it! Yay!

To complete my card I used a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 2

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 2 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products sent to me by Penny Black.

I decided to use a mini slimline card for my card today and applied a light layer of Old Paper distress ink to my card base. Next I inked up the pretty wintery bouquet from the Beautified stamp set (30-870) using my Frayed Burlap Archival ink. I lifted the colour from the leaves and berries using some water. I coloured in the image using my beloved Twinkling H2Os and then splattered some brown paint across the card base.

To complete my card I used a sentiment from the Holiday Snippets stamp set (30-307).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just Us Girls Guest Designer Week 4

Happy Saturday!

I have the honour of being June Guest Designer for the Just Us Girls challenge and today is my last GD post as it’s the last Saturday in June. I can’t believe it, the month has flown by! Thanks to all the lovely design team members who have been so welcoming and supportive!

This week is photo week and there’s a fun beachy/pineapple scene! When I saw it, I thought I would use a beach scene stamp as I don’t have any pineapple dies or stamps. Then I remembered my Taylored Expressions red rubber/cling pineapple layering set… I really struggled with it when I tried it and thought I’d never use it again, but for some reason I held onto it…. So I decided to give it another go….

I watched a how-to video by Taylor who made it look very easy and so, armed with acetate and my MISTI, I was determined to create a host of fun pineapple….

My first couple of attempts were OK, the position of the layers looked fine but I didn’t like the colours I used. Alas, when I found a colour combo that I liked, I messed up the stamping… SO. MANY. TIMES….. and always with THE. LAST. LAYER! Argh!

I had originally envisaged at least three pineapples on my card but I have to admit that I quickly changed my mind and stopped stamping as soon as I had one pineapple that that looked OK!

I used Tumbled Glass distress ink to create an oval in the centre of my card and stamped the sentiment from the set. I fussy cut my pineapple and added it to my card base with some heart gems to complete my CAS card.

And that stamp set? It has gone right into the ‘too difficult for LucieG’ box!!

Head over to the Just Us Girls challenge to see the amazing inspiration from the talented design team – we hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Just Us Girls Guest Designer Week 2

Happy Saturday!

I’m so honoured and excited to be the June Guest Designer for the Just Us Girls challenge! Thank you to all the lovely design team for making me feel so welcome last week – you are all so kind!

The theme of this week’s challenge is ‘add a moving element’. Now I’m not really into making interactive cards but I have always had fun making them in various cardmaking classes! Today I decided to keep it super simple with an action wobbler. And I have a story again too!

First, the card, which I made using some products sent to me by Penny Black. I started by masking an area on my card base and blending some distress ink. Then I cut and adhered the Geometric Circles background die (51-644) on top. Then I turned to the fabulous Sweet Sip mini set (30-905) which I stamped twice with my Frayed Burlap archival ink. I fussy cut the kitty and her tail from one image and fussy cut the whole of the second image, and trimmed off most of the kitty so that I would have room for the wobbler. I coloured in the images using my Twinkling H2O paints.

I then adhered kitty’s tail to the mail image and then used two layers of foam tape to adhere the cup to the card base (I didn’t want a big gap between the kitty’s head and the cup). I added the action wobbler under the kitty’s head and positioned it on my card. I then stamped out the sentiment, which I had straightened slightly on my stamping block (as it is a curved sentiment) and added it to my card base along with some tiny gems.

And now for the story. My action wobblers had gone AWOL but while I was searching for them, I finally found a tiny pinecone stamp that I have been searching for for ALMOST ONE YEAR! It was from a long-retired set and was one of my favourite pinecone images. I was so upset when it went missing during Christmas in July 2021 – I knew it hadn’t been thrown out with my craft room rubbish, but also knew it could have ended up anywhere in the house… I never gave up hope, but didn’t expect to find it in a drawer right to where I sit!

Head over to the Just Us Girls challenge to see the amazing inspiration from the talented design team – we hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Les Fleurs Rondes

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at Just Add Ink.

I finally used a stamp from my Sentimentally Yours/Phill Martin textured stamp set that I got last year. The stamps were slightly smaller than i was expecting, but they worked well here I think.

I added a die cut by Simply Graphic (Die Fleurs Rondes) which I coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O paints. I added some glitter card that went perfectly with my coloured die!

Finally I added a Memory Box sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yoga Butterfly

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products kindly send to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought it would be perfect to showcase an image from the¬† New Adventures stamp set (30-902) – I love yoga since taking it up last year and this stamp set is perfect for me, although my poses don’t look anything like the yoga girls in the set!! Anyway, I stamped the girl with butterfly wings and fussy cut around it! I coloured her with my Twinkling H2Os and added some stickles.

Then I created a frame for her to sit in using distress inks and a die from the Framed die set (51-622)

I used the Textural die (51- 729) for the strip on the left side of my card base and adhered the frame and image. Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Yoga Builder set (30-714).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.