Christmas, New Year and Winter

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.

Merry Christmas Lights

Hi everyone!

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

For this card, I was inspired by Libby who created a beautiful card using a Hero Arts background/frame die! I immediately thought that my brand new Penny Black Looped Stackers dies could be coupled with the Concord & 9th ornaments from their Take a Bough Trimmings set. I coloured the baubles with my Tonic Nuvo markers and applied some Nuvo glaze on top of each of them. The sentiment is by Savvy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Made in Minutes with Christmas

Hi there!

It’s time for our last challenge of 2020 at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’. Our optional twist this time is ‘Christmas’. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

Some of you may remember that this is my least favourite challenge theme – for me crafting is relaxing, not something I want to rush through. Mind you, I have to confess that this time, I did actually make the card in minutes!

I used a die from The Greetery to emboss a section of the card base and then assembled my snowflake (Birch Press Frosty Flake layering die).

To complete my card, I added a Mama Elephant.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Festive Wishes

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a beautiful colour palette again this week – cranberry, mint and cream!

I used my brand new Reverse Confetti background die together with trees from the Newton’s Nook Forest Scene Builder set.

The sentiment is from a Hunkydory/Moonstone sentiment set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Along the edge challenge with snowflakes twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one edge of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘snowflakes’. Uniko is our sponsor.

When I saw the optional twist, I knew I wanted to use my Poppystamps Snowflake Breeze die for this challenge. I couldn’t believe it when I went to my freshly-organised festive die boxes…. the die wasn’t there! Isn’t that always the way?! So then I began a frantic search for the die.. Fortunately it didn’t take too long to find it in a random box of supplies!

I cut the die from some navy cardstock before adhering it to an old ink blended panel. I then put the whole section onto a navy card base, overlapping the die cut along the edge and adding a Hero Arts sentiment.

While I made this card with the portrait orientation in mind, I think it also works as a landscape card… which one do you prefer?

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by a previous challenge winner, Neeti, who has some really cute inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.