Month: April 2020

AAA Cards One Image

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘inspired by TV. Our sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays.

The twist was a bit of a challenge for me as I don’t watch many TV shows. I do try to watch Gardeners’ World, so I pulled out an old Hero Arts silhouette stamp and got to work. I stamped the image in black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Taking inspiration from this fun card by Jenn Shurkus, I splattered some coloured ink across the background. I used watered-down Distress crayon rather than distress inks or sprays – I think the colour was more vibrant as a result.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Jasleen, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Love you always

 

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

It’s another sketch that reminds me of the London Underground but I decided to use the old Simon Says Stamp Scribble Heart and Arrow die set instead of a circle. When I saw the die set in my collection, I thought it was probably 8+ years old, but it turns out it was made in 2015, so not THAT old. I guess with ‘fast craft’, some things feel a lot older as they disappear quickly.

Anyway, I cut the heart from an ink blended panel and extended the arrow so it ran the width of my card. I stencilled some glitter paste on the card base before adding the die cuts and finally added a Mama Elephant card to complete my take.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Inlaid Hello Card

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I pulled out the Hello with a Bouquet of Flowers die from Pinkfresh Studio and a couple of old backgrounds that I created with some distress oxide inks and colour bursts. I cut the panels and got to work inlaying all those little die cut bits. It took me a while but I like how it turned out in the end.

The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Belated birthday vase

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I pulled out my newest die set (Altenew Vases) and a few Simply Graphic dies and got to work. I had originally planned to emboss a frame using a Stamp Market die but I still haven’t mastered embossing with dies in my Gemini and ended up cutting the whole shape out instead! So frustrating but I added a piece of acetate and made the card anyway. I’m happy with how it turned out in the end.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter Everyone!

Easter may be weird this year… and I certainly haven’t been able to make my usual Easter cards but I am happy I managed to make one this morning!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the colour combo is orange. green, pink and yellow!

I used a couple of Poppystamps sets for my card – the Folk Decorated eggs and happy Easter sentiment dies.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Hugs, Kisses and Fairy Wishes!

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using our sketch. Our optional twist this time is ‘it flies’. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

What do you think of the optional twist? There are so many possibilities aren’t there? Butterflies, birds, planes, hot air balloons, the list is pretty long!

I was originally going to use a plane for my take but as I was looking for a particular sentiment I came across on old Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit which had the theme of fairies! I reckon I’ve had it 2 – 3 years and sadly, I’ve barely used it! Anyway, I thought that a fairy would be perfect for an alternative take on the twist.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Coni, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.