Birthday

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Fifth Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and we are celebrating our fifth birthday with a blog hop and a treasure hunt this fortnight!

Five of the design team members have a picture hidden somewhere in their blog post. Simply find all the pictures and work out the one word that connects them all (hint: it begins with the same letter as the name of our blog!). Then email your answer to our lovely team admininstrator, Jane, at aaacardchallenge at gmail.com.

Our sponsors have been very generous and we have lots of prizes which can be won in a number of ways:

  • Create a card – make a CAS birthday card and link it over at our challenge post in the usual way
  • Enter our treasure hunt
  • Like, comment and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Visit each of the 8 design team members’ blogs and leave a comment

Here are the blog hop links:

Lucie – you are here!
Maaike
Tracie
Åsa
Bharati
Ceal
Ishani
Jane

For my card, I used the Brilliant Presents die from Simon Says Stamp which I cut from black glitter cardstock. I cut the image a second time from an old panel that I’d created with Color Bursts and Cosmic shimmer powders. It is so sparkly in real life! I lightly stencilled a background using a Simon Says Stamp stencil and adhered the black out line and inlaid the pieces cut from the bright panel. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

And for those of you looking… here is the treasure hunt picture!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog – I do hope you can join in with all the fun this fortnight!

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (anything goes) and the Seize The Birthday challenge where the theme is ‘anything goes’ and the optional topping is ‘presents’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bright tulip fanfare

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! This fortnight we’re challenging you to use just up to a third of your card base and the optional twist is ‘bright colours’. Our sponsor is JoyClair.

Now, bright colours are generally outside my comfort zone as I naturally reach for muted tones or pastels but it was such a wet, dull day when I was creating my card, I was really excited to be playing with them!

I chose an older die from Poppystamps called Tulip Fanfare. After I die cut the image from white cardstock, I coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os and added coloured pencils for some depth.

I did a bit of controlled ink smooshing on my base card and then adhered the die cut. The stamped sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by Michelle from Seashell Creations – do drop by and take a look at her lovely work – she has some wonderful CAS creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly birthday wishes

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

Today, I’m playing along in two challenges – the current Case This Sketch challenge and the Poppystamps monthly challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I played around with various corner stamps but I wanted to do something a bit different so I started looking through my dies. I liked the positioning of the butterflies on the three frames of the Poppystamps Butterfly Triptych die and realised that I could use them in my take on the sketch challenge by simply cutting away half of each of the frames.

First, I prepared my card base by lightly stamping a background stamp by My Favorite Things in Tumbled Glass distress ink. I then took a background I’d created from some distress oxide inks and used it to cut out the butterflies and the Mod Birthday wishes sentiment. I then inlaid the die cut pieces into each butterfly.

Finally I added some glittery butterflies by Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

I’m also entering this into the new AAA Birthday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.