The Crafter’s Workshop

Day 16 – 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 16 was Ellen Hutson. I have some wonderful Essential by Ellen stamps and dies and so it was quite difficult to decide what to use for today’s tag! I really like the set of tags that Lindsey M-P created for the challenge and got to work on my take!

I loved how Lindsey used a stencil for the background to one of her tags and so I stencilled a brick base onto my tag before adding the die cut Ellen Hutson tree!

Now, confession time! When I stamped the greeting, it wasn’t quite centred… I was so concerned that it was straight, I completely forget to centre it! To balance it out a little I added a few die cut starbursts to the background – I think they work ok!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Naughty, nice or purrfect?

Hi there!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is ‘furry friends’ – perfect opportunity for me to ink up a new Newton’s Nook Designs set that I treated myself to last week!

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and then fussy cut it as I don’t have the coordinating dies. After embossing the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock, I felt that the card still needed a little something extra. So I used a stencil to add a subtle background – I love this technique as I think it really helps to ‘anchor’ an image.

I’m also entering this into the current CAS Mix It Up challenge where the theme is stamping, glitter and own choice (stencilling).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

What part of Meow don’t you get?

Hi everyone!

I spent today sorting out all my old wood-mounted rubber stamps! I had such fun rediscovering them! I actually used one of them on today’s card – the sentiment is an older stamp from The Cat’s Pajamas! I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more of my older stamps over the next few weeks!

Anyway, I coloured a Tim Holtz Crazy Cat using my Twinkling H2Os and used my favourite stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to anchor the image.

I’m entering this card in the Timeout Challenge (CASE with your own twist) and the Color Throwdown challenge (dark pink, pale pink, green and white).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You’re so wise

Hello everyone!

When I saw Barb’s guest post for Technique Tuesday a few weeks ago, I just HAD to have the sweet owl stamp. It landed on my doormat yesterday and I inked it up straight away!

I coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os and added a touch of Nuvo Aqua Glimmer Gloss for extra shimmer. I then masked off the image and used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to anchor the little owl. Finally I added a cute sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.