Friday 27 June 2014

Hoppy Birthday

Today I have a fun birthday card for you that I created with a stamp from Simon Says Stamp's brand new Princess stamp set. I knew these frogs needed wiggle eyes… and the customised sentiment, created with some Hero Arts alphabet stamps, seemed a good fit.
I added some Calico Shine and Doodlebug sequins to my watery background to try and create a bubble effect.
This card is a great way to use up lots of bitty paper scraps you have left over. I nearly created a rainbow of frogs… 'cos who says frogs have to be green… but I managed to restrain myself. Maybe next time. ;)
OK - that's all I have for you today.
Back again soon.

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Sweet Mouse..

Hello. As promised, I have another card to share with some Avery Elle Storybook stamps, but this time I have done some paper piecing with them.
When I first saw this set, it was this mouse that called out to me. He's just soooo sweet… 
I used patterned papers from Pebbles Special Delivery Girl pad, a 'Thinking of You' sentiment stamp from THIS Hero Arts set, and the Notebook Edge die from Clearly Besotted.  
Isn't he lovely. :)
Ok - thank you for stopping by, I'll be back very soon!
Bye for now.

Monday 23 June 2014

Thinking of You

Today I have a 3rd card to share that I created with the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. This card is inspired by the style of Jocelyn Olson whose cards I cannot get enough of at the moment (this one in particular I really love. And this one.). The way that Jocelyn layers paper astounds me. I jut adore it. So I thought I'd have a go at some paper layering myself.
However, whereas Jocelyn manages this fabulous scrappy style by hand cutting her papers, my extremely particular straight edge self had to use a trimmer. One day I'll try her way too. :)
For my card, I selected three papers from the Pink Paislee pad, layered them up and stitched them together. I added the gorgeous sentiment with a heart, and another tiny sentiment on the side which I hand cut from another piece of paper.
I really love the layers look and will definitely be trying this again.
Jocelyn, thanks for being such an inspiration. :) You rock.
Back soon.
Bye for now.

Saturday 21 June 2014

Happy Mail!!!

I'm back with a 2nd card created with the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. On this card, I used three different papers from the Pink Paislee Pen Pals Paper, two of the cute puffy stickers, one of the stamps, and a sprinkling of delicious Doodlebug sequins… because what screams "happy mail" more than a shaker card??
I die cut the postage stamp with one of THESE SSS dies. Perfect for this card.
I am seriously addicted to these Doodlebug sequins right now… don't be surprised if you see a lot more of them over the next few weeks ;)
And now for some extras...

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I just reorganised my video page, and added a page with all my tutorials too. You can see them at the top of my blog, under the header, or click on these links (VIDEOS) (TUTORIALS).

Just thinking about my next Lucy Recommends post… is there anything you'd like to see. I can't guarantee that I'll have it (or want to buy it!!), but I'd love to hear any thoughts or ideas you may have. :)

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I've fairly recently become rather active on Instagram. You can follow me HERE (as long as you don't object to a few pictures and videos of my girls) ;)

Long nursing sessions and a baby who loves to nap on Mama mean plenty of time to Pin, so if you are interested in seeing what inspires me, click HERE to follow me on Pinterest.

I recently discovered Craftgawker and have had a few projects published there. If you're not familiar with it, it's an amazing gallery of crafty projects, all with direct links to detailed tutorials. If you've time to spare, I recommend taking a peek. There's a whole ton of inspiration to be had!

I just added a load of cards to my online shop!!

That's all!
Back soon - I hope you enjoy your weekend.


Thursday 19 June 2014

Missing Ewe

Today I have a card over at Hero Arts. It features their cute Missing You stamp set.
I love these little animals and I have had this card idea in my head for AGES. I decided to give my ewe a make-over with a sparkly fleece made from lots of Doodlebug Chunky Sugar Coating. The cool ombre background paper is from Echo Park's Capture Life 6 x 6 Pad. I added a line of stitching along one of the lines in the paper. Super easy!
missingewe copy
 My ewes look so pretty when they catch the light. :)
missingewe2 copy
A silly but fun card. I do so love animal themed products… :) Obviously, I wanted to add wiggle eyes, but I did not have ones quite the right size. :)
Head over to Hero Arts if you want to see full instructions on how I made this card.
Have a happy day.

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Baby Deer

I've been longing to play some more with the wonderful Avery Elle Storybook stamp set, and I finally got my chance! I created a couple of cards and have one to share with you today. I got out my Inktense pencils again, and created this sweet watercolour deer. I actually added the brown watercolour to the paper first, then stamped my deer on top. I adhered my deer onto more watercolour paper that I misted heavily with Calico Shine Mister Huey's. The little strip of blue paper is from Pebbles Special Delivery Boy pad.
I gave my little boy deer a silk ribbon bow for a bit of extra texture.
How much do I love these stamps??? A LOT. They are just TOO CUTE for words.
Right - that's all from me today but I have more to share very soon.