Monday, 12 October 2015

Let It Snow

Just popping in today to share news of a recent publication with you. I have a set of three Christmas cards published in the current issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. Each of the cards features cute Hero Arts and Lia Griffith stamps along with coloured pencil techniques, and I thought I would share one of them with you today.
For this card, I used the sweet fox stamp from the Woodland set. I stamped him on white card, coloured with Prismacolors, then cut him out. I die cut a Clearly Besotted tag, stamped the sentiment (also from the Woodland set), added some sparkle cord, some trees from the Winter Bears set and my sweet fox. 
Let It Snow by Lucy Abrams
  I covered my trees in Rock Candy Stickles and glitter for a bit of sugar coating. And that fun polka dot paper is from Pink Paislee's Citrus Bliss pad.Let It Snow 2 by Lucy Abrams
You can find this magazine on the shelves now. Or alternatively, check it our HERE in the online store.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope your week has started well.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Big Thank You Flower

Hi! And a very happy Friday.
Today I have a card to share created with a couple of Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration sets. The big flower is from the Winnie and Walter Big Bloom set. Here, I stamped and white embossed it on some rustic card and added a white embossed sentiment from the Thanks for Being There set, then stitched the edges and adhered to a white notecard. I stamped the flower again on some watercolour paper then painted with Peerless watercolour and splattered with water, before trimming it out and adhering it to the rustic card with foam tape. 
Thank You Flower 2 by Lucy Abrams 
Some crochet thread and a button add texture and finish off the card. 
Thank You Flower by Lucy Abrams
Still loving my STAMPtember goodies… so much to love.
And, a new Simon release is coming in just a few days. So exciting!! Stay tuned… or check out my Instagram to see sneaks. :)
Have a lovely weekend. Bye for now.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Baby Bear

Today I have a card on the Hero Arts blog. It features some cute Lia Griffith Christmas animal stamps, but for a bit of a change, I decided to create a baby card instead of a holiday card.
I used two of the Winter Bears by Lia stamps, and added a third bear from the Animal Trio set. Don't they make a sweet little bear family?
Baby Bear by Lucy Abrams 
I added my bears to some Pebbles patterned paper die cut with a Frame die, and stamped a fab sentiment from the Little One set. I rounded the corners of my notecard to match.Baby Bear 2 by Lucy Abrams
Head over to Hero Arts to find links to all these lovely products in their fab new store. They have free US shipping on orders over $50! So generous!
Have a great day.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Merry Kissmas

Hello, and a very happy Monday to you.
Today I have my final Clearly Besotted Stamps Teaser Time card to share with you!
And for my final card I am sneaking a peek at the Merry Kissmas stamp set and matching dies. To make my card, I first stamped and white embossed the lovely mistletoe on some recycled cardstock, then die cut with the matching die. I added some matt gold sequins and threads, then adhered it with foam tape to a die cut panel of matching card. The sentiment is also from the Merry Kissmas set.
Merry Kissmas by Lucy Abrams
Love the simplicity and style of this mistletoe stamp, and the fun matching sentiment too. :) 
Merry Kissmas 2 by Lucy Abrams
Well, that's all from me for this Teaser Time, but be sure to check out what the rest of the DT have made - they are awesome. You can find all the links on Stephanie's blog.
I will be back again soon… until then, have a fab day.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Birthday Penguin… and a bonus card!

I hope you are having a great weekend.
Today I am sharing my third teaser card for Clearly Besotted Stamps. This cute penguin is from One More Sleep, a Christmas set with adorable images. Again, I decided to make a non Christmas card with it, and paired it with a sentiment from the new Fancy Sayings set. I created an ink smooshed background with my Gansai Tambi watercolours, then stamped the sentiment, added stitching and sequins from my Phosphorescence Shaker Selection, and my sweet watercoloured penguin. I added everything to a card created with some lovely Simon Says Stamp Mint cardstock.
Belated Birthday Wishes by Lucy Abrams
I just love animal stamps - and this little dude is definitely not just for Christmas.
Belated Birthday Wishes 2 by Lucy Abrams
While I was making this card, my daughter came to join me. She loves my Gansai Tambi set, and I let have a play. She stamped some trees from the One More Sleep set, then watercoloured them so beautifully and carefully. Rainbows are her preferred design style. Always. :)
Once dry, she added her own choice of embellishments, then wanted to stitch round the edges. She also adores playing with my sewing machine, and as she is such a good and careful girl, I am happy to let her experiment with lots of supervision. :) I helped her turn the corners, and she operated the pedal. The finished card is all her own work. I just trimmed it down and mounted it onto a white card base. Not bad work for a 3 3/4 year old I think - significantly better than my card!  (I am such a proud Mummy.)
Lily's Christmas Card
Although she loves to send her cards out to friends and family, I'm not actually sure we'll be sending this one… it might just have to go in a frame. I don't think I can part with it. :)
OK, I'll be back tomorrow with one more sneak peek for you before the new sets go live!
Hope you can join me then.