Tim Holtz/Ranger

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Inkspiration

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along with the Inspirational challenge – what an inspirational photo challenge!

I’d been planning what to make since I saw the image last weekend but the week has been crazy and I had to make my entry quite quickly this evening to meet the challenge deadline.

I’m not sure I did it justice… it didn’t really turnout as I’d hoped….

Anyway, I used dies by Simon Says Stamp and Poppystamps and a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Quirky Forest

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along with the current colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This week, we have rose, slate and mint – what a beautiful combo!

I’ve been hunting for quirky tree dies for quite a while now and as soon as I saw the new tree die set from Marianne Designs, I knew I had to have them! I created a few background panels using Distress Oxide inks and sprays and cut out the trees. I then dry embossed a smaller white panel using a Taylored Expressions embossing folder and adhered the trees before sticking the whole panel to my card base. I added a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment and some stickles to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Deer Family

Hello!

I’m here with my last Crafts-U-Love DT post . It’s been a fun 15 months or so! Plus, I got to support one of the few bricks and mortar stores that I know of. I love internet shopping, but nothing beats seeing product in real life, does it. I love visiting craft stores when I can and it makes me sad to think that when I started crafting over a decade ago, there were four amazing stores within an hours’ drive of me. Only one, Crafts-U-Love, remains nowadays….

Anyway, as you may recall, this month, I received a couple of products by Marianne Design, the Tiny’s Deer Family die set* and the Classic Label die* . You can see what I made for my first post this month here.

I started by using the label die to create a grey die-cut panel. I simply ensured that my cutting plates weren’t aligned so that I only cut through part of the label die. I then lined up the die and cut part of it a second time from the opposite end of my grey cardstock to create a rectangular panel with that gorgeous die cut section on two sides. I brushed the edges with Distress Oxide Milled Lavender ink – difficult to see in my photos, but I promise you, it’s much easier to see in real life!

I then cut the little deer family from white cardstock and coloured them with various distress inks.

I stuck the deer to my rectangular base, adhered it to a card base and stamped a sentiment from the Julie Hickey Designs Essential Christmas Sentiments set  to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for this DT assignment.

Hi there flower!

Hello friends!

There’s another amazing colour palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge  this week – purple, light green, teal and ivory.

Here’s what I came up with – I finally used another brand new background die, bought eons ago plus The Greetery Sunflower dies and a Waffle Flower Crafts sentiment die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Peony Bowl

Hello friends!

I’ve had this gorgeous Peony stamp set from the Ton since March but I’d been waiting to use it because I wanted to spend my time colouring such a beautiful image. Today was the day! I used my new Daniel Smith watercolours and got to work with the current colour palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge – red, yellow, brown and green.

When I finished colouring, I didn’t feel that I had used enough yellow so I smooshed some Mustard Seed distress ink on my base card – yellow is definitely more visible now!

I didn’t want the sentiment to detract from the beautiful image so added a small Mama Elephant sentiment stamped onto a punched tag to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seasonal Stag

Hello!

I’m here with my penultimate Crafts-U-Love DT post .

This month, I received a couple of products by Marianne Design, the Tiny’s Deer Family die set* and the Classic Label die* .

I started by cutting the label die and largest deer from white cardstock which I then coloured with various distress inks.

I adhered the deer to my tag base and stamped a sentiment from the Julie Hickey Designs Essential Christmas Sentiments set.

I then tried the tag against a white background, but felt the background needed a little added interest.

I toyed with doing some stencilling or dry embossing but in the end I decided to use some off-white paper by The Paper Boutique. The pack I used was sent to me for a past DT post; it’s no longer in stock at Crafts-U-Love, but the Christmas Visitor pack and the Happy Days pack have similar colours. After trimming the paper to size, I stamped a few little stars from another Julie Hickey Designs set.

To finish off the tag, I added some stiffened ribbon which I curled by twisting it around a paint brush before adhering the tag to my card base using foam pads.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for this and past DT assignments.