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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 29

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 29 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches.

I used another Penny Black set today for the main image – this is from a much newer mini set called Nature’s Decor. I coloured it using my beloved Twinkling H2O paints and added a circle frame from Simply Graphic. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 28

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 28 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Jingle Bells challenge – they have an amazing colourful inspiration photo for their challenge and I was particularly drawn to the garland on the fireplace which I tried to replicate on my tree using mini pompoms I bought during a trip to the US last year.

The tree is an older one called Tannenbaum by Penny Black and I used a sentiment from a Hero Arts set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 26

Happy Sunday all!

Welcome to Day 26 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Card Concept challenge which has a wonderful graphic for their Christmas in July inspiration challenge. There is just so much inspiration in one photo – the retro colours, the rustic vibe, the amazing white light and window!

I knew I had to use the fabulous My Monthly Hero kit from October 2019 once again and finally inked up my favourite stamp from the set – isn’t that tree fabulous? I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added a Reverse Confetti frame die, reflecting the window in the inspiration photo.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 21

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 21of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week, they have a theme challenge – Santa! And as you can see, I have stepped well outside my CAS comfort zone with my entry!

Now, surprisingly, given my penchant for all things Christmas crafting, I have very few Santa stamps. I was going to use a very old wood-mounted stamp until I remembered the Tim Holtz Christmas Time stamp set that I picked up at my local craft store last year! I just adore the Santa/reindeer stamp – it is such a joyful image, don’t you think? Anyway, I used the wrinkle-free inking technique to apply a couple of layers of distress ink. Yes I smooshed the inkpads in a certain order so that the Festive Berries ended up around Santa and the Rusty Hinge went around the deer!

I added a Gina K sentiment and stamped a few stars from the same Tim Holtz stamp set across the background using Pumice Stone distress oxide. Finally I added some glitter paste using the Tim Holtz Sparkle stencil! What an apt name!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 20

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 20 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches.

I used the lovely Honey Been Stamps Let it Snow set. I have had this for a couple of years, but I haven’t actually used it before! I don’t know what’s taken me so long – that snowman is such a cutie, isn’t he? I used a Gemini 3D embossing folder for the background and to complete my card, I added a die cut sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 19

 

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 19 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 using maximum white space; our sponsor is CraftyScrappers. Our optional twist is flowers.

As I’m doing Christmas in July, I turned to poinsettias for my chosen flower. I seriously have a LOT of poinsettia stamps and dies… I could probably do ‘A Poinsettia a Day in July’ and still not exhaust all the poinsettias I’ve amassed over the years.

Anyway, for my card, I used the Penny Black ‘Trinkets’ stamp set which I coloured with my Twinkling H2O paints before adding some Nuvo drops and 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, Sue, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.