Author: luciegcards

AAA Less than one third and summer in January

Hi there!

After a long break, we’re back with our first challenge of 2021 at AAA Cards!¬† This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using up to one third of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘Summer in January’.

I was a bit stumped by the optional theme at first as I didn’t really feel like creating anything summery when it’s so cold outside… but I have been fortunate to experience a few southern hemisphere summers over the years. As I was thinking of those adventures, I vividly remembered eating an ice cream with a friend in Circular Quay and decided to use that memory as my inspiration for a fun summer in January card!

I used the older Ice Cream Parade die from Simon Says Stamp for the main image and coloured the cones and ice cream sections using my distress inks.

To complete my card, I added a Memory Box sentiment.

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, Stephanie, who has some great cards on her blog.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Gingko notes

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I just received my latest order from Simply Graphic so I knew I wanted to use those dies straightaway! The sketch is a slimline card and as I wanted to create a very CAS card, I chose a smaller slimline base card this time.

The background die is cut from vellum. I coloured the two ginkgo leaves with my distress inks and added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase of Blossoms

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a super natural colour palette this week – rust, cream and brown!

I actually used mainly dies that I’ve bought over the past couple of months – the Marianne Designs Art Texture Squares and the Sizzix/Pete Hughes Ikebana die set, together with an older Impression Obsessions vase die and a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Missing you flowers

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I played along with a Case This Sketch challenge and so I decided to hop back into the challenge this week!

I used a new-to-me flower stencil by Tim Holtz plus an older Memory Box vine border die. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Alpine Forest scene

Hello Everyone!

I haven’t played along with many challenges this month but when I saw that the theme of the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge was ‘trees’, I just had to play along! I have MANY tree dies…. and every year I buy more pretty must-have tree dies…. I can’t help myself!

For today’s card, I used my brand new Pine Tree collage die which I thought I could resist, but when I found it during a Black Friday sale last month, it just leapt into my basket! I also added the older Country Landscape die. The die is actually much wider than my card, but I cut it up so that I could get all the cabins in my scene. The join in the cardstock is hidden by a tall tree!

I used a colour palette from an interior design/colour combo book that I got for Christmas – I would never have thought of using Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye distress inks together for the sky! I’m hoping the book will help me to add more variety in my card designs in 2021!

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.