Thursday 31 December 2015

You are Fantastic

I'm back!! I've had a fabulous break, and hope you have too.
I have plenty to share in the coming days, starting today with a simple card featuring some new Simon Says Stamp goodies.
Simon's latest release - You Have my Heart - is a fun mix of Valentine's and general friendship products, and there's lots to love. Today's card features the Scribble Heart Die, along with stamps from Big U Words. To make it, I first die cut the heart from white card, then inked it up with some Spring Rain ink. I stamped the sentiments onto some white card, then again on the bottom of the die cut heart. I lined up the heart over the sentiment and adhered in place with foam tape.
You are Fantastic by Lucy Abrams
I added the panel to an Audrey Blue notecard, and finished off with some tiny silver stars (coming to my shop soon). I had to stop myself from adding stitching - I wanted to keep it more masculine looking.
You are Fantastic 2 by Lucy Abrams
Thanks for visiting - and a very happy new year to you. I hope you enjoy your celebrations.
Bye for now.

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Thank You Bunnies

Today I have a shaker card on the Simon Says Stamp blog. It features a mix of Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp goodies, along with on of my own Shaker Selections.
Here's a peek...
 Kindness Shaker Card 2 by Lucy Abrams for SSS
Head over to Simon Says Stamp to see it in full and learn how I made it!
Have a great day.

Friday 18 December 2015

Hugs Mini Shaker

Today I have a card to share featuring some sweet Simon Says Stamp dies. As it's December, I thought I'd make another card just using dies. :)
To start with I created a little shaker tag with the new Stitched Dress Up Tags die, a Heart Duet die, and the Painted Hugs die. I added some of my Purely Peppermint Shaker Selection, then adhered the tag to a die cut Stitched Rectangle cut from Mint cardstock which I had also cut with the Stitched Whirl Background die.
Hugs by Lucy Abrams 
Love all the coordinating stitched detail dies.... they are fabulous!
Hugs 2 by Lucy Abrams
Right - that's all for today.
Busy busy busy here, as I am sure you all are.
Have a fab weekend, I'll be back soon.
Bye for now.
P.S. I just received some products from the latest Simon Says Stamp release - You Have My Heart. I am hoping to get a couple of cards created with them this weekend - stay tuned. :)

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Blue Christmas Wreath

Hello and a very happy Tuesday to you.
Today I have a non-traditional Christmas card to share with you.
This new Floret Frame Die from Simon Says Stamp is beautiful - and here I decided to create a slightly unusual Christmas wreath with it. I added a die cut sentiment along with a bit of stamping, then embellished with lots of my Blue Topaz sequins.
Blue Wreath 1 by Lucy Abrams
A bit unconventional... but it has a nice wintry effect, I think. And I do so love blue...
Blue Wreath 3 by Lucy Abrams
I adhered everything in place with glue dots, so it sort of floats off the card in places.
Blue Wreath 2 by Lucy Abrams
That's all for today - I hope you have a lovely day.
Bye for now.

Wednesday 9 December 2015


Today I have two cards to share, both created with the same dies and papers. I used Simon Says Stamp's new Heart of Roses and Painted Congrats dies, along with patterned papers from Kaisercrafts' All That Glitters pad.
For my first card, I simply layered up the die cuts, embellishing my heart with some clear sequins.
Congrats Heart by Lucy Abrams
These dies are so beautifully intricate, they make card making effortless.
Congrats Heart 2 by Lucy Abrams
And for my second card, I used the leftover negative from my first card to create a shaker. I filled it with Simon's Shaker Shack beads then added the die cut Congrats on top of the acetate.
Congrats Shaker by Lucy Abrams 
I love bead filled shakers - they REALLY shake. :)
Congrats Shaker 2 by Lucy Abrams
The Diecember release may just be one of my favourite Simon releases - such elegant and stylish dies. I love them all!!!
Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.