Monday, 15 September 2014

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® October Card Kit Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my stop on Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember® October Card Kit Blog Hop. You should have arrived from the beautiful blog of the fabulously talented Kathy Racoosin. I bet she created something amazing for you…
If you have not hopped from the start, head to the Simon blog as you will not want to miss this one. :)
Right. Today we are showcasing SSS's newest card kit. If you've followed my blog for a while, you will know that I am a huge fan of their kits. They are always beautifully coordinated, with a fabulous stamp set, cute papers, and lots of embellies. And this month is no exception. There's even a die!!
So I have a couple of cards to share with you created with the kit. First up, a card featuring a couple of the cute wood pieces. I LOVE that coffee pot. (When my 2 year old saw this card she giggled a lot, and said "what's that watering can doing with eyes on?" :) She loves wiggle eyes as much as me!)
sending a latte thanks - Lucy Abrams
I used Mama Elephant's Basic set for the tag. (Adore this set!!!)
sending a latte thanks 2 - Lucy Abrams
And on to my other card…
For this card, I had a bit of fun with the wooden glasses. I coated them in Glossy Accents, added gold glitter, then another layer of Glossy Accents to seal the glitter in.
I created the smiley face with the cute 'hello' stamp, and an upside down number 7 sticker (this is not in the kit). Some wiggle eyes finished it off. :)
Hello by Lucy Abrams
Look how sparkly and shiny those glasses are!!
Hello-2 by Lucy Abrams
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack of a selection of items from their STAMPtember® giveaway stash at each stop on the hop!
Make sure you leave a comment here before 6.00pm EST on Tuesday September 23rd.
Your next stop is the fabulously talented and sweet
so hop on!!
Bye for now.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

A Little Note

Today I have my second guest design post up over at Neat and Tangled. My card features the adorable Just Hello stamp set along with patterned papers from Pebbles Special Delivery pad, and the cute Notebook Edge die from Clearly Besotted.
A Little Note by Lucy Abrams
I was inspired to create a cute string of sequins after seeing THIS gorgeous card by Lea Lawson… man she's amazing. :) I used Pink Lemonade sequins from Neat and Tangled. Yummmmmy.
A Little Note 2 by Lucy Abrams
Head on over to Neat and Tangled and check out Danielle's adorable stamps and sequins. :)
Bye for now.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Stenciled Star

Hello, and a very happy Monday to you.
Today I have a card to share that features some of the new Stamptember® products from Simon Says Stamp. Lots of people commented on my blog hop post that they also like to make flat Christmas cards to save on postage. So I created another flat card, inspired by Jocelyn Olson's lovely layering and stitching. She rocks!!
For my card, I used the new Mosaic Stars stencil, and sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through it. I stamped the word Merry from the Ornaments set, then die cut the word Christmas from silver glitter card using the Christmas Blessings die and stitched it to the stencilled paper. I hand cut the panel, and a few pieces of patterned paper from THIS pad, then stuck them all onto a card that I'd covered with more silver glitter paper. 
Merry Christmas by Lucy Abrams 
The glitter paper and stitching add texture meaning you don't really need bulky embellishments.
Merry Christmas (2) by Lucy Abrams
This kind of card is brilliant for using up old patterned papers sitting in your stash. I always find it hard to use up the more bold designs of patterned papers, but as there is only a small amount of the paper showing, you can be as bold as you want without it detracting from the CAS design.
OK - off to play with my girlies.
Bye for now.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Fabulous Flamingo

Hello. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
I just thought I'd pop in and share a card I created with some new digital stamps from Pink Petticoat called Flirty Flamingo. I love flamingos, and thought this little gal was just too cute. I printed her onto some patterned paper from THIS pad, then printed the coordinating sentiment (which comes with the flamingo) onto some rustic white paper.
fabulous flamingo by Lucy Abrams
I added stitching, glitter paper and some yummy Neat and Tangled sequins. Oh, and a wiggle eye of course!!! 
fabulous flamingo 2 by Lucy Abrams
If you've followed me for a while, you'll know I'm a big Pink Petticoat fan. If you've not checked them out before, I recommend you do!! :)
Back soon.
Bye for now.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Awesome Together

This month I am thrilled to be guest designing for Neat & Tangled. The lovely Danielle sent me some gorgeous stamps to play with, and I have had so much fun creating my cards. 
Today I have a super clean and simple card featuring the You + Me stamp set. I love this set - so many possibilities. You + Me by Lucy Abrams 
I was aiming for a more masculine card here… I am hoping the stitching doesn't make it too girly. :) Men love glitter too, right? I mean, what's not to love about Wink of Stella ;)
You + Me - 2 by Lucy Abrams
That's all for this time, but I have more Neat & Tangled cards to share later this month. I hope to see you again then.
Bye for now.