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CAS Christmas Guest Designer August 2022

Hi there!

I am so delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month’s CAS Christmas Challenge.  The theme this month is ‘pine’.

For my CAS card, I used The Greetery’s Pine Botanicuts die set! I love this set so much! I adhered it to a wood slice die cut (also be the Greetery) and added a Penny Black sentiment and Sizzix bow.

The CAS Christmas DT has come up with some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog. I hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

LucieG Christmas in July 2022 Challenge

Hi everyone!

Once again, I LOVED devoting a whole month to Christmas cards, although at times it was difficult to craft as I was doing a lot of house projects as well this month.

Like previous years, I generally ‘shopped my stash’ to create my cards – I did buy a few new bits, but not much at all really, which was quite odd for me as I noticed more Christmas in July releases this year.

It was still fun to create festive cards for challenges which were not focussed on Christmas-themed cards, but at times I felt stumped by the challenges and then just created a Christmas card just for the joy of it. And that was super fun!

Thanks to everyone who followed along and shared kind comments with me – I really appreciate all of you!

Have a great day!

LucieG.

PS I just read my wrap-up post from a year ago. I was traumatised by losing a tiny little pine cone stamp! Who would have thought that it would be missing for almost an entire year before it finally resurfaced in early June! I never gave up looking for it and then it suddenly turned up in my adhesives drawer!

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 22

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 22 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

It took me a little while to work out what I wanted to do with this sketch – I toyed with panels of patterned paper and embossed cardstock but in the end, I created my own card front, cutting out three frames and added my homemade patterned paper behind the frame. I created the paper with some unpatterned Basic Grey paper and Picket Fence Studios’ Falling Pinecones stamp. It was a tricky stamp to use – couldn’t get it to stamp consistently. I looked at the image online – it doesn’t look as if the cones are supposed to have a weathered or distress look when stamped but after 4 layers (thank goodness for the MISTI), I called it good enough!

I added a couple of the Poppystamps Mistletoe branches and Nuvo drops plus a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 14

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 14 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of my patterned paper mountain and knew I’d be dipping into it for all the panels and I ended up using my Bo Bunny 6×6 paper pads. The Snowman is an old wood mounted stamp by Funstamps – I love this snowman, he stamps beautifully and is so easy to fussy cut.

To complete my card I used a sentiment from a My Favorite Things set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 13

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 13 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in The Paper Players colour challenge.

I’ve noticed that I often use blue/aqua on my festive card backgrounds and I was determined that I wouldn’t do that this time! Instead, I stencilled some Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste onto my card base. While that was drying, I stamped the fabulous Wispy Trees by The Stamp Market using a couple of distress oxide inks and cut them using the coordinating dies.

After arranging a little forest, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant and applied a layer of a Wink of Stella to the bottom section of my card, although that doesn’t show up at all in my photos!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.