Friday, 21 November 2014


Today I have a card for you created with Simon Says Stamp's gorgeous Holiday Ornaments die set. I cut two ornaments from rustic card and two from glitter card. I stitched the glittery ones together and stamped the sentiment on one of the rustic white ones.
More of that amazing Stitched frame die… I'm addicted.
Joy by Lucy Abrams 
The beautiful background paper is from Bo Bunny's Candy Cane Lane pad.
Joy2 by Lucy Abrams
Pink, gold and white is lovely for Christmas don't you think? 
Oh and see that pear in the top photo… I let my almost 3 year old choose an ornament from a shop the other day (and there were literally thousands to choose from) and she chose that. I'm so proud of her - she clearly has good taste. It's covered in tiny sequins and is really sparkly. (Wishing I'd bought more now!!)
Hope you are well. I'm busy Christmas shopping and planning. Love it. And our new kitchen will be finished today!! So happy about that. It looks so good. :)
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Joyful Tidings

Today I have a card over on the Hero Arts blog. It features the beautiful Peace Poinsettia stamp set. I painted the poinsettia with my new Peerless watercolours - I have been itching to try these out for ages, and they are truly delicious. I got the small set so I could test them, but they are fab. I recommend them.
Joyful Tidings by Lucy Abrams
After the paint was dry, I added a coating of Wink Of Stella too - there's a lovely subtle shimmer. And some gold thread and gold shimmer mist add a bit more. :)
Joyful Tidings 2 by Lucy Abrams
If you want full instructions on how to make this card, you can find them HERE.
Hope you are enjoying your week.
Bye for now.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Merry Christmas Shaker Card

Today I have a card featured over at A Blog Named Hero. They are hosting a month long Christmas celebration with lots of guest designers and prizes too.
To join in the celebrations, I thought I'd create a super sparkly shaker card filled with sequins.
To create my card, I used Hero Arts Fancy Cuts Christmas dies, cutting the words from some pretty Bo Bunny patterned paper which I had already die cut with my favourite stitched frame die. After backing this with some acetate, I filled the window with a ton of silver and clear sequins, then adhered it over some glitter paper. The result - a super sparkly interactive card that's perfect for a lover of shiny things. :)
Merry Christmas Shaker by Lucy Abrams
This was so quick and easy to create - you could definitely throw together a pile of these in an afternoon! And what a fun afternoon it would be. :)
Merry Christmas Shaker 2 by Lucy Abrams
Be sure to head on over to A Blog Named Hero to check out the prizes on offer from Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp and enter the giveaway.
Bye for now.
I've had a couple of people ask for more detailed instructions. Hope this makes it clearer:
Die cut a frame from the pink paper.
Die cut 'Merry Christmas' from the pink paper.
Stick acetate to the back of the pink paper.
Stick the little tiny pieces from the letters 'e' and 'a' onto the top of the acetate.
Turn the pink paper over onto your work surface.
Put foam tape on the back of the pink paper to create a window.
Put sequins into the window.
Stick the glitter card on top.
Does this help??

Friday, 14 November 2014

Yay! Let's Celebrate!

Today the Simon Says Stamp December card kit is released. It's beautiful - and a bit different!! Definitely one to make you think and be creative.
Confession: I don't do much heat embossing. A bit… but not enough! Perhaps I am lazy…
This beautiful kit comes with two awesome Ranger embossing powders - ones I've seen Jennifer McGuire using with fabulous results. So I was very happy to see them in my box!
For my card today, I used a bit of everything in the kit - a couple of lovely stamps, the stunning Liquid Platinum embossing powder, gold sequins and lovely Audrey Blue cardstock.
Yay by Lucy Abrams
And that Liquid Platinum looks even more awesome in real life. :)
Yay 2 by Lucy Abrams
Another fab kit! And one to really stretch the creative mind. That's what I love about card kits. :) They make me think in new ways…
As for me, I am currently at my parents' house while we have a new kitchen fitted. So excited to see it when it's done… I've been waiting 4 years for it. :)
Hope you are having a great day, happy weekend.

Monday, 10 November 2014


Hello. :)
I hope you had a good weekend. We certainly did.
Today I have a card to share featuring Simon Says Stamp's lovely Butterflies dies. I die cut several from patterned paper, glitter card and vellum, then stitched them together. I added a sentiment from THIS set, and used lots of the stitched dies from my favourite Bundle of Stitched Shapes die set.
Layered Butterfly by Lucy Abrams 
Love this zig zag paper… it's from THIS pad.
Layered Butterfly 2 by Lucy Abrams
I've got lots to make this week! I'll be busy busy busy!!
Back soon.