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Day 20 – 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 20 was Waffle Flower Crafts. I was so shocked to discover that I don’t appear to have any Christmas sets from Waffle Flower – I’m sure I have and they are just hiding somewhere in my craft room! As I decided at the start of the challenge that I was going to use my festive stamps rather than repurpose my non-festive sets, I turned to my Ellen Hutson stamps for my take on Lindsey M-P’s cute stocking tag!

I enjoyed working with non-traditional colours so much yesterday, I turned to some more non-traditional colours again today!

I stamped and embossed the stocking before masking it off and smooshing some abandoned coral distress ink onto the background. When I removed the mask, some ink had bled through it, but I simply lifted it off using a bit of water. Once it was dry, I coloured the stocking using my Twinkling H2O paints before stamping a sentiment from the same Essentials by Ellen set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 15 – 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 15 was Amuse: Christmas Visions. There was so much inspiration from the DT, but Tracey’s tag really stood out to me and so I just HAD to CASE it, using regular distress ink and stamps from Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 14 – 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 14 was Concord & 9th – another company I love! They always seem to come out with the most innovative products! Unfortunately, I only appear to have one Christmas set, but it contains a fabulous tree and some wonderful bold sentiments.

I loved Tenia Nelson’s tag – especially the background. I’m not sure how she created it, but I decided to make something similar using my Distress Stains. After stamping the sentiment and the tree, I added some white chalk paint and glitter for the snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 12 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

Lawn Fawn was the sponsor for Day 12. Great opportunity for me to use some of my cutesy Christmas stamps that don’t get much use at all!

Samantha C was my inspiration for this tag – I loved the colour she used for the background of her cute scene and tried to replicate it her with some distress oxide ink as I didn’t have the patterned paper!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Celebrate!’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

For my card I used one of my old wood-mounted Amuse Studio stamps. I love using it for celebratory cards! Anyway, after I embossed it, I blended some distress ink to create the background and added some light shadows using a Prismacolour pencil.

I decided to use a black card base for added impact so once I decided where the image was going to go, I embossed a small Penny Black sentiment. I stuck the image on to my card, but felt that the card still needed ‘something’. After pondering for a while, I decided to added a banner that I’d cut from some gold mirror card – which I think finishes the card off quite well!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Ros from Mikey’s Mom blog. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

I’m also adding this to the current Just Us Girls challenge – silhouette stamping.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 JUGS silhouette

Day 10 – 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 10 was Winnie & Walter and the DT had come up with tons of amazing tags! I took the snowman tag that Tracey had made and used that as my inspiration for my little scene!

I stamped the images and then masked them before creating my Distress Oxide background. After I had applied a generous amount of water droplets to the background, I removed the mask and coloured the images with my Twinkling H2Os. This was another super quick tag to make – even thought the mask for the branch was rather fiddly!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.