Tim Holtz/Ranger

Featuring Tim Holtz/Ranger products

So special

Hi Everyone!

When I saw the colour combo for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (aqua, teal/turquoise, grey and metallic gold), I immediately started to think about an underwater scene. I decided to use the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for my take.

I made a background using Peacock Feathers distress ink and then adhered a centrepiece panel created with the Memory Box Seaweed Collage die. I cut the Family of Fish (also by Memory Box) from a background made from Hickory Smoke distress oxide and adhered a little gold fish on top.

I used some older patterned paper for the additional panels in the sketch as my Tumbled Glass distress ink panel looked much darker than I wanted. To complete my card, I added a few gold metallic dots. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Image

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘inspired by TV. Our sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays.

The twist was a bit of a challenge for me as I don’t watch many TV shows. I do try to watch Gardeners’ World, so I pulled out an old Hero Arts silhouette stamp and got to work. I stamped the image in black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Taking inspiration from this fun card by Jenn Shurkus, I splattered some coloured ink across the background. I used watered-down Distress crayon rather than distress inks or sprays – I think the colour was more vibrant as a result.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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, Jasleen, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Inlaid Hello Card

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I pulled out the Hello with a Bouquet of Flowers die from Pinkfresh Studio and a couple of old backgrounds that I created with some distress oxide inks and colour bursts. I cut the panels and got to work inlaying all those little die cut bits. It took me a while but I like how it turned out in the end.

The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter Everyone!

Easter may be weird this year… and I certainly haven’t been able to make my usual Easter cards but I am happy I managed to make one this morning!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the colour combo is orange. green, pink and yellow!

I used a couple of Poppystamps sets for my card – the Folk Decorated eggs and happy Easter sentiment dies.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Grandma’s Teapot

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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

Hi there!

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.