Tim Holtz/Ranger

Featuring Tim Holtz/Ranger products

Happy Father’s Day 2021

 

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards but I couldn’t resist just adding a little bit of interest to the background on this card!

I die cut the Simply Graphic irregular circle frames from white card and adhered them to my card base. Next, I coloured the Scrapping Cottage Vintage Car die with distress inks. Jalopies are a special shared memory for my dad and I and so I HAD to buy this die when I spotted it in a sale years ago!

I used a Simon Says Stamp  Star die and then snipped the die cut in a few places so that I could arrange the stars to reflect the sketch. I also die cut a few smaller stars.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an old Hero Arts wood-mounted stamp. They’ve released this in a clear stamp set now and although I’m quite tempted to buy it, my old wood-mounted stamps still give a great impression.

I’m entering this into the Male Room Challenge where the theme is Dads or Grandads.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just Because Foliage

Happy Friyay everyone!

So, as I was indulging in a little crafty retail therapy today, I remembered that I bought a beautiful Adriana Poppystamps foliage die last month and hadn’t yet used it! So I knew I wanted to change that this weekend! I thought that it would work well with the colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (red, green, kraft and pink).

I coloured the die cut with distress ink and then added the Memory Box seed stems and the Just Because Posh Script sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly field

Hello again!

Next up is my entry into one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve always loved dry embossing but haven’t used my folders much since I switched to the Gemini Junior die cutting machine. I could never get the plate/sandwich quite right. Last week, I decided to get my old manual die cutting machine out again, so I cleared some space in my craft room and set it up. So far, so good! The Gemini will continue to be my favourite machine for die cutting but it was so good to get a decent first impression with an embossing folder again!

So the reason for this little back story is that I was able to quickly emboss this sweet flowery scene with my new set up using an older Couture Creations folder. I added some die cut butterflies (Stampin Up, Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp) and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let’s Sail Away

Hello again everyone!

After a lovely day yesterday celebrating a dear friend’s special birthday, I finally got to my craft table this weekend to make my entry into the current Color Throwdown which has a nautical palette of light grey, aqua and navy.

I paired a brand new Memory Box die set (Marina Sailboats) with an older die (Silent Snowfall) that I  repurposed to represent water! The sentiment is from an older Simon Says Stamp set called Sailing.

I’m also entering this into the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘feeling blue’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vases silhouettes

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve been waiting for the Altenew Spring Mantle Decor set to reach the UK since it was released in mid April. I snapped it up as soon as Seven Hills Crafts got it into their store over the bank holiday!

I carefully blended Salvaged Patina and Picked Raspberry distress oxide inks to create the background. In addition to the foliage from the new die set, I added part of a branch from the Berries and Branches die set. The sentiment is also by Altenew.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just Bee-cause

Hello again everyone!

My final card for today is my entry into the current Color Throwdown which has a palette of yellow, grey, black and white.

Now, I must confess that I was a little stumped when I saw this combo as I entered a very similar colour challenge a few weeks ago and knew I wanted to do something different this time! Plus, I was so tempted to recreate the fabulous challenge graphic in some way!!

First of all, I created a blended background using Hickory Smoke distress ink and then die cut a panel with an Oblong Hexagon die from The Stamp Market. I then cut and coloured a flower and bee from the Hero Arts Bees and Flowers die set. Finally I cut a Creative Expressions sentiment from black cardstock and adhered all my die cuts to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.