Birthday

AAA Cards Sixth Birthday

Hi there!

We are celebrating over at AAA Cards as our little challenge is six years old!  We’d love for you to join in and celebrate with us by creating a CAS birthday card. We haven’t got sponsors and a blog hop this year, but you could win a £20 gift card to a store of your choice!

For my birthday card, I pulled out my Simply Graphic dies and some panels I created with distress oxide inks and got to work! I’m also playing along with the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – they have a fabulous colour combo this week.

The vase die is by My Favorite Things and the sentiment is by Memory Box.

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, Sofie who has some lovely cards on her Instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks 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.

Blue birthday butterfly

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with a couple of challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge (pink, orange and blue) and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I die cut three strips from some orange/pink patterned paper by Basic Grey and adhered them to my card base.  Then I used the gorgeous Drifting Butterfly die from Memory Box to cut the butterfly from some more Basic Grey paper and added it onto my die-cut strips. Finally I added a few gems and Mama Elephant sentiment to complete my take!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Grandma’s Teapot

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge where the beautiful combo is aqua, hot pink, kraft, and white.

I bought some of the brand new Memory Box and Poppystamps Spring 2020 dies last weekend and I was so excited to use them. I noticed the packaging was slightly different, making reference to the measures the company was taking to reduce packaging… and then I opened up the Grandma’s Teapot die and had such a shock! The die was so much lighter than usual and felt a bit flimsy, more akin to a Sizzix die in weight and materials. My immediate thought was that there had been a manufacturing issue. When I investigated the packaging, I saw that the dies are no longer 100% steel/produced in USA, even though the online stores are still marketing them as such. I’ve alerted my retailer to the change so they can update their website. I’m relieved that there wasn’t a manufacturing issue but I wish that I’d been able to read about the change from Memory Box/my retailer directly. Memory Box have always produced wonderful dies and they will always have a very special place in my crafty heart.

Anyway… back to my card at hand, I smooshed some Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap distress ink to my base card. I then used the teapot and also the older Brighton Flower Border dies with some of my Basic Greys papers. I have to confess, I spent quite a while arranging all those flowers! when I was happy, I adhered the die cuts to my card base and added a few Nuvo Drops and gems.

To complete my card, I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment!

I’m also entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge – floral fantasy.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Colourful birthday butterfly

Hi Everyone!

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

I started by adhering some patterned paper to my card base and then added a piece of whit cardstock that I had embossed using a Carabelle Studios folder. I cut the Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly from glitter cardstock and adhered it to the Memory Box Asti Butterfly that I had cut from a panel created with Distress Stains.

I heat embossed a My Favorite Things sentiment on a kraft strip and adhered it to my card before adding the butterfly.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flower Power

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the combo this week is pink, green and navy.

I decided to use a background I’d cut for last week’s challenge but then decided not to use. The die is by Die-Versions – isn’t it a super design?

I adhered the die cut to a panel I’d created using Distress Stain and then cut the background die a second time using a pink Distress Stain panel and inlaid the pink petals.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Clearly Besotted and a few Nuvo drops.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.