Tim Holtz/Ranger

Featuring Tim Holtz/Ranger products

Grandma’s Teapot

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge where the beautiful combo is aqua, hot pink, kraft, and white.

I bought some of the brand new Memory Box and Poppystamps Spring 2020 dies last weekend and I was so excited to use them. I noticed the packaging was slightly different, making reference to the measures the company was taking to reduce packaging… and then I opened up the Grandma’s Teapot die and had such a shock! The die was so much lighter than usual and felt a bit flimsy, more akin to a Sizzix die in weight and materials. My immediate thought was that there had been a manufacturing issue. When I investigated the packaging, I saw that the dies are no longer 100% steel/produced in USA, even though the online stores are still marketing them as such. I’ve alerted my retailer to the change so they can update their website. I’m relieved that there wasn’t a manufacturing issue but I wish that I’d been able to read about the change from Memory Box/my retailer directly. Memory Box have always produced wonderful dies and they will always have a very special place in my crafty heart.

Anyway… back to my card at hand, I smooshed some Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap distress ink to my base card. I then used the teapot and also the older Brighton Flower Border dies with some of my Basic Greys papers. I have to confess, I spent quite a while arranging all those flowers! when I was happy, I adhered the die cuts to my card base and added a few Nuvo Drops and gems.

To complete my card, I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment!

I’m also entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge – floral fantasy.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Big Bundle Heart

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Today I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch challenge and the Color Throwdown Challenge where the combo is navy/dark blue, light blue, pink and white.

To create the base, I embossed three white strips of card with a Creative Expressions embossing folder and adhered them to my card base. I then cut the beautiful Memory Box Bundle Heart die from navy cardstock as well as two panels created using distress ink. I adhered the Bundle Heart die cut to another heart die before inlaying the hearts. To complete my card, I added my favourite Valentine’s sentiment by Reverse Confetti.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Shooting Star

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Today I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch challenge .

I masked off part of my card base and blended some Distress ink stripes. I then cut the Shooting Star die by Technique Tuesday from white glitter card and holographic card and adhered the outline to my card base before inlaying the stars. To complete my card, I added a few extra glitter stars around the main image and a sentiment from Hero Arts!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Flower Power

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the combo this week is pink, green and navy.

I decided to use a background I’d cut for last week’s challenge but then decided not to use. The die is by Die-Versions – isn’t it a super design?

I adhered the die cut to a panel I’d created using Distress Stain and then cut the background die a second time using a pink Distress Stain panel and inlaid the pink petals.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Clearly Besotted and a few Nuvo drops.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Scandinavian Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the combo this week is mustard, teal and navy.

For some reason, I decided I wanted to incorporate a Scandinavian design into my entry this week… I have a set of dies from Simply Graphic (dies trio scandinave) and knew I wanted to use them in some way. I googled for inspiration and really liked this image that I found (Source: MoonStckers).

I used the top section of one of the Simply Graphic dies and repeatedly cut it from a couple of panels that I’d covered in Distress Oxide Spray. I then adhered the die cuts together for sticking them to the navy card base.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Right At Home stamps and a few Nuvo drops.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Deck the halls… continued!

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the edge of your card; our optional twist is, rather intriguingly, time travel! Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

Life is crazy right now so I made a simple festive card using Penny Black stamps and my beloved Twinkling H2O paints.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Coni, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.