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White Stems

Hi there!

I must confess when I saw the sketch at this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I was a little stumped. I’m predominantly a CAS cardmaker and thought I may have to get inky and create a busier card.

However, by the time I got round to creating with the sketch, I thought I’d try to create more of a CAS card. Using four distress oxide inks, I stamped a brushstroke stamp from the Flora and Fauna Texture set and then adhered four Simply Graphic die cuts on top. I added a Tonic Studio sentiment and a few sequins to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Merry Christmas Lights

Hi everyone!

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

For this card, I was inspired by Libby who created a beautiful card using a Hero Arts background/frame die! I immediately thought that my brand new Penny Black Looped Stackers dies could be coupled with the Concord & 9th ornaments from their Take a Bough Trimmings set. I coloured the baubles with my Tonic Nuvo markers and applied some Nuvo glaze on top of each of them. The sentiment is by Savvy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello Friend card

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I spent a long time tidying my craft room over the festive break and enjoyed seeing some supplies that haven’t been used for a while. One of the background dies I know I wanted to use again very soon was the Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Frame die. I thought it would be perfect for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

As you can see, I actually strayed away from my usual Twinkling H2O/pastel go-to combos and used some Nuvo alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils to colour the flowers and leaves.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant and I also used one of the butterflies from the Memory Box Pinpoint Butterfly Trio die set.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Flutterby Butterfly

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge which has another gorgeous combo – raspberry, lavender, green and kraft.

I used a lot of new supplies – in fact they only arrived this morning! The butterfly die is from Paula Pascual’s new brand, Bright Rosa. I bought the ‘Butterflies Border’ set of 8 dies and couldn’t wait to play with it. After cutting the large image from white cardstock, I used a large die from the set which cuts wings/bases for four butterflies in one go – super quick and easy! I then blended some distress ink (picked raspberry and mowed lawn) and a Gina K ink (lovely lavender) to create my colourful butterfly wings/bases. I added a few splatters of gold paint for that touch of shimmer!

I adhered the butterfly wings/bases to the back to the butterfly border and added a few glitter butterfly bodies that I cut using dies from other butterfly die sets. I then stuck the image to a kraft base that I’d embossed using the Seamless Wave embossing folder from Gemini.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Tonic Studios and a few green dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Spring Pebbles

Hello friends!

Easter may be over, but the rain showers we just had are a clear indicator that spring definitely isn’t over just yet!

Today I’m playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge and used the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge mood board as inspiration.

I’ve had the Simon Says Stamp Pebbles die on my wish list for a LONG time and snapped it up in their Christmas sale. Of course, it’s taken me AGES to actually use it!

Anyway, I loved Lisa Addesa’s inspiration and decided to use here technique of colouring an embossed version of the die. Rather than use pens, I chose my under-used Nuvo Jewel Drops which provide the prefect spring palette!

To finish of the card, I added a few Nuvo drops and a die from Mama Elephant.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 22 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 22 was Waffle Flower and the team had many colourful tags – such great inspiration. I decided to base my tag on Channin Pelletier’s fun tree tags.

I used my new Pretty Pink Posh Festive Tree dies again and got to work! I loved the soft aqua tree that Channin created and it looks like she either inked the edges in white or only coloured part of the tree. I reckon she did the former!

I actually coloured each layer of the tree using an Altenew Alcohol marker and then added a few Nuvo Jewel drops and a glitter star to complete my tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.