Love and Friendship

This category includes: Valentines Day, engagement, wedding, anniversary, friends

AAA Cards Along the edge challenge with beach 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 ‘beach’. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

We had a beach theme back when I had just started on the AAA challenge blog – see the card I made at the time here. I was tempted to use those fabulous beach huts again but then as I was reorganising my craft room, I came across the beautiful Stampin Up Summer By the Sea set that I’ve had for well over a decade. I don’t think I’ve ever used the boy/sandcastle stamp and thought it would be perfect for this challenge! And I love inking up those wood-mounted stamps, there is nothing like them! Of course cling and clear stamps are much easier to use nowadays with the MISTI and other stamp platforms! I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints and added a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set to complete my card.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Shiny Starburst

Hi Everyone!

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

I cut a couple of pieces of matt mirror cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Burst die and stuck the two die cuts together. I adhered a piece of patterned paper to my card base and added the starburst die cut. Finally I added the sentiment – the stamp is from a set by Simon Says Stamp and the letter dies are from My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is friendship.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vine Butterfly

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! For today’s card. I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, blue, green and yellow).

I just bought this gorgeous Vine Butterfly by Memory Box. I can’t believe I missed it when it was released a couple of years ago, isn’t it pretty? I lightly blended some Tumbled Glass distress ink to my card base and then added another die cut (Fresh Foliage, also by Memory Box) before adhering the butterfly and a few sequins. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted again. They really have some super sentiment sets!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Framed thoughts

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! I actually made it to the post office today – first time since lockdown… I bought a load of stamps and I’m looking forward to getting a bunch of cards out to friends! For today’s card. I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, aqua, gold and white).

I started with a die cut tag which I altered by smooshing some Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I cut an Altenew frame from metallic gold cardstock. Having seen the photos, I’m glad I added the gold ribbon because you can’t really see that the frame is gold, can you? I added a couple of Simply Graphic die cuts and a few pink dots. The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Dad’s Day 2020

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge ! I rotated and flipped the sketch, I think that’s allowed with this challenge…

I used an older stamp from a Hero Arts set and dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Avery Elle to cut  panel I had created with distress oxide inks.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with masking twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only; our sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays. We’d also love you to consider using masking for this challenge – and that’s our optional twist!

It’s Father’s Day in the UK today, so I decided to incorporate that theme as well. I used an older stamp set by Simon Says Stamp and masked off each of my stamped images in turn. When I had finished stamping, I applied a mask to my last image and then gently blended some Vintage Photo distress ink across the background. After removing the masks, I coloured the images using my Twinkling H2O paints. The sentiment is by The Ton.

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.