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Poinsettia Flourish

Happy Friyay people!

It’s ridiculously hot here in the UK but I’m powering on with my Christmas in July cards!

For today’s card, I used a gorgeous Memory Box die and my current favourite product – Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Glaze. After colouring the petals, I added some Nuvo Aqua shimmer to the petals before applying the glaze – I just can’t seem to capture the shimmer on camera, unfortunately. It’s really interesting to watch the colour lighten as the glaze dries – the petals were coloured with dark red but clearly I must remember to make my colours evendarker before applying the glaze in future! The sentiment is by CAS-ual Fridays.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (both red, white and/or blue), the CAS Christmas challenge (poinsettia) and the CAS-ual Fridays challenge (heat embossing).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Glittery Heartstrings

Happy Friyay everyone!

I absolutely love playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge and love thinking of ways to use the weekly colour combo. Every now and then, there’s a combo that isn’t really ‘me’ and I have to admit I struggled a little with this week’s palette – blue, green and yellow.

In the end, I decided to do some inlaid die cutting and created my own glitter card using regular distress inks (stormy sky, mowed lawn and squeezed lemonade) and Tonic Studios Nuvo glimmer paste.

After creating the heart with a die from Concord & 9th, I felt this card still needed a little extra something so applied some more glimmer paste through an Altenew stencil.

The sentiment is also by Concord & 9th.

I’m also entering this into the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge – ‘Sparkle and Shine’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stamplorations birthday

Happy Friyay, people!

My first Stamplorations order arrived this morning – I had been coveting the ‘Birthday’ die cut for quite some time so I knew I had to use it straightaway!

I decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and used a panel I’d made with distress oxide inks to cut the base panel and the word die. I cut the second, smaller rectangle from some fabulous handcrafted cotton paper by Tonic Studios – isn’t it beautiful? It really shimmers in the light. Finally, I stamped a small ‘happy’ greeting onto a white banner and adhered everything to  a kraft card base.

I’m also adding this to the Stamplorations ‘Never-ending Anything Goes’ linky.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring tulip heart

Happy Friyay all!

I’ve been practising with my Prismacolor pencils again today. I’m really enjoying learning how to use them… it may soon be time to splash out on a bigger set!

Anyway, today I used the beautiful tulip heart stamp from a new Simon Says Stamp set… yep! I bought an entire set for that stamp! Such fun to colour! You may be seeing this again before spring is out! I decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge so used the challenge design and added a sentiment from an older SSS set plus some beautiful handmade paper from Tonic Studios which I got this week. I’m very impressed with the quality of the paper and it cut very well with a craft knife!

I’m entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes and the Uniko colour challenge (once I’ve found out where the challenge linky tool is!).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

All together

Happy Saturday!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is ‘add a sentiment’ with a focus on Impression Obsession products.

I love Impression Obsessions sentiment stamps – so many of them make me chuckle and this one seems very apt for me at time… hopefully you can relate!!!

Anyway, I added it to a background I had created ealier this week when trying out my new Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste with a Dylusions stencil. Love these pastes! Although the pink is a quite bright for me in real life!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.