Tim Holtz/Ranger

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Merry Everything baubles

Hi there!

Happy Saturday from a wet and windy London! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

When I saw the sketch, I thought of so many possibilities for those five columns! In the end I opted for a festive theme, but I really must remember to use this sketch again one day and put those other ideas to use!

I used three baubles from a wonderful Simply Graphic retro ornament set that I got a few years ago. I decided to use some of my 6×6 patterned paper mountain – the wood planks background is by My Mind’s Eye and I think the other papers are by Basic Grey. Once I die cut the ornaments I ‘strung’ them with an older Memory Box die and then added a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my take on the sketch.

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LucieG.

Hello Roses

Hi there!

It’s been a long time since I played along with a My Favorite Things challenge.. I used to play a lot, but I find myself drawn more to die cutting at the moment and I don’t have many MFT dies… or so I thought.

I was reminded of the weekly sketch challenges when I saw one of my friends, Lisa Tilson, was a guest designer this month, so I decided to play along.

First stop, my Die-namics container. It turns out that I do indeed have A LOT of MFT dies, including some that would perfectly with the current MFT Sketch challenge.

I used one of my favourite MFT background stamps (Lined Up Dots) which I covered lightly and unevenly with Pumice Stone distress oxide ink to give it that distressed effect. I used the Flower Vase die with some Basic Grey patterned paper and cut the Roses in Bloom dies from some distress ink panels. I adhered a coordinating strip to my card base first and then added all the elements. Finally I added a sentiment from the ANCIENT GP Wildflowers set!

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LucieG.

Bright Autumn Leaves

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I started with one of my favourite stamps for this time of year – the Hero Arts/Basic Grey collaboration from 2015 – Graphic Leaves Background. Oh how I miss Basic Grey!

Anyway, I applied my newest Distress Oxide inks (Speckled Egg and Crackling Campfire) and Fossilised Amber and trimmed down the panel. I added some Basic Grey paper to my card base before adhering the panel. I then added a Hero Arts sentiment and the Concord & 9th Layering Leaves dies. To complete my card, I adhered three Studio Katia iridescent bubbles – love that bling!

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LucieG.

A sketch and colour challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – every now and again they have a combined sketch and colour challenge and although it’s quite restrictive, I think that makes for a real challenge! Plus it’s so interesting to see what everyone comes up with and see how different every entry is!

First I sponged some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to two corners of my card base. I die cut a white panel using a Simply Graphic dotty die and then adhered it to my cardbase. I used Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks for my centre panel and adhered the Viva Tree by Poppystamps. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

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LucieG.

Christmas Card Throwdown Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

During Christmas in July, I discovered a new-to-me challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! I love the idea of creating one Christmas card each week and hope to continue to play along throughout the year!

I’m honoured to be the Guest Designer for their current colour challenge; this month’s palette is orange, green and gold.

What an interesting combo for festive cards! I actually worked with a similar palette during Christmas in July. I liked the idea of having a green background again but I wanted to switch it up a bit this time….

So, I created a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks and a Taylored Expressions oval stencil.  I splattered and then lifted some water droplets before using a Uniko stencil with some green Nuvo embellishment mousse – love the shimmer from this paste!

I added a gold Impression Obsession deer and a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

The Design Team have some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog – you must check it out! Hope you can play along with the challenge – I can’t wait to see how this palette is used!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Bonus Day

Hello All!

Well it’s the early hours of the first day of August! I can’t believe Christmas in July is over – I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I set myself and I know I will be grateful to have all these cards in November when I will need them! I’ll carry on creating Christmas cards quite frequently too, at least I hope I will!

Anyway, as I enjoyed myself so much, I carried on with my Christmas crafting during 31 July so I’m calling this one my Bonus Christmas in July card!

I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. I thought this week’s colour palette (black, white and terracotta) would be perfect for a reindeer scene and this is what I came up with. I used dies by Memory Box, Taylored Expressions and Penny Black. I created a little interest to the night sky by applying some transparent texture paste through a stencil. First time using that and I like it! Very subtle but also nicely glossy in real life!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.