AAA Cards Sketch challenge

Hi there!

It’s time for the first challenge of the year (and decade!!!) at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the sketch we’ve provided; our optional twist is ‘winter birthday’! Our sponsor is Craftyscrappers .

Now, I have a winter birthday and I like receiving all sorts of bright and cheerful cards so I decided to use some butterfly dies for my take on the challenge. I used the Simon Says Stamp Adeline Butterfly and Flickering Butterflies dies and cut them from a piece of card that I’d previously coated in various colours of Cosmic Shimmer Luna Paste.

I added a strip of white card embossed using a Crafts-Too folder and a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment to complete my take.

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, Milka, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

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Butterfly mosaic

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge where their 400th anniversary celebrations continue!

I love this week’s 400th sketch…. so many possibilities! In the end, I decided to create a square focal point using the Penny Black Wonky Squares background die which I filled with lots of Nuvo drops. I added the Memory Box Flitter Side Butterfly die and a sentiment from My Favorite Things to complete my take on the sketch.

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Happy Purr-thday

Hello everyone!

Day 4 of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

Today I’m playing along with the latest My Favorite Things sketch challenge. I don’t usually play along with these challenges as I don’t have that many stamps by MFT, although I love them a lot! However, I saw that you can play along even if you don’t use MFT products, which I’m really pleased about because they have some fun sketches!

I used an older wood-mounted stamp, Cat Blocks, by Inca Stamp/Personal Impressions and a sentiment from a MFT kitty set. I has so much fun colouring these kitties!

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Fly, Butterfly, Fly

Hi there!

I’m back to share the card I made for the current Color Throwdown Challenge where the palette is navy, coral, teal and cream.

My mojo has been somewhat lacking of late so I turned to my trusty dies! I chose the Birch Press Design Flutter Plate Layer set that I purchased a few years ago. I cut each later from different coloured cardstock and stuck each frame together. I then used the top cover plate die to cut a piece of cream cardstock which I then embossed using a ‘Happy Birthday’ embossing folder.

Finally, I adhered some vellum to the back of my butterflies before adhering the image to a card base.

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Rad birthday roses

Hi everyone

Today I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge…. and because I love the current combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge (raspberry, lavender, green and kraft), I’m also playing along with that challenge again!

I finally used the Paper Smooches Rad Roses die that I got a few months ago. I just love these Deco/Rennie Mackintoch roses so much, whenever I see them in dies/stamps, I almost always end up buying them!  Anyway, I cut the image three times – in white, green (blended mowed lawn distress ink) and lavender (blended Gina K lovely lavender ink) and then inlaid the roses and leaves.

I adhered a strip of Basic Grey paper to the left side of my card and then adhered a white panel to the right side of the card using funky foam. I embossed a sentiment on a strip kraft cardstock and adhered that, plus some more Basic Grey paper to the white panel. Finally I adhered the Rad Roses and finished off my card with a few gems.

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Happiest of butterflies


Hi everyone!

There’s a wonderful sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.. and here’s my take on it!

I used the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Circle of leaves which I positioned so that the leaves would come from the side of the circle, leaving a nice little area for the sentiment strip.

I created the background panel from distress inks and stamped the My Favorite Things sentiment using a distress oxide ink. The two butterflies are by Penny Black.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – Anything goes.

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