Author: luciegcards

AAA Cards One Layer challenge with Hexagons twist

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a one-layer CAS card; our optional twist is ‘hexagons’.

For my card, I created an ink-blended hexagon using a Taylored Expressions stencil and then stamped an image from an old Hero Arts set called Asian Frames. I was so chuffed that the stamp was a perfect fit with the ink-blended hexagon! I then added a few smaller hexagons using another Taylored Expressions stencil and a sentiment 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, Sue, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Poppystamps flowers and butterflies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Poppystamps challenge where the theme is flowers and butterflies! Two of my favourites! I can’t believe I only saw the theme at the end of the month – the challenge closes tonight so I made it just in time!

I used quite a few dies from my Poppystamps collection: the main image is the Blooming Branches Sidekick frame and stencil set, then I used the Dervyn Butterfly Trio and Emelia Butterfly Trio. Finally I added the freehand Happy Spring sentiment – althoughit has been super warm here today, technically it is still spring until mid June after all!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Favourite Technique challenge

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along in TWO challenges hosted by Simon Says Stamp – the May instagram challenge where the theme is ‘favourite technique’ and the Wednesday challenge which is ‘anything goes’ with Simon Says Stamp products being showcased.

I decided to make another mini slimline card using my current favourite technique of die cutting. I used the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tulip die and a stamped sentiment from a 2012 SSS set called Flower Friend.

The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Paper Players Sketch challenge

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players . I used dies from the fabulous new Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Elegant Arrangements, coloured with distress inks. I cut the vase from some of my patterned paper mountain. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

MFT sketch challenge – feel better

 

Hi there!

I don’t think I’ve played along with the My Favorite Things sketch challenge since October, and having been inspired by this week’s sketch, I decided to play along!

I created a couple of stencils using my circle dies and gently blended some distress ink. Then I cut and coloured die cut shapes from the Dienamics Houseplants die set.

I arranged all the die cuts on the background before adding an stamped sentiment from the MFT Essential sentiments set and a few mini sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Mini Slimline card

Hi there!

Next up today, I’m playing along with the colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Many many years ago, I made MANY mini slim line cards, but I haven’t made one for years! Luckily I kept all the card bases I bought and dusted them down for today’s quick CAS card. I used dies by Memory Box, coloured with distress ink, together with a sentiment from The Ton Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.