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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

Sparkling Snowflake

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is Sparkle (perfect for this time of year) and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. This challenge will run for four weeks over the busy festive period so it’s open until 6 January 2018. (2018! What happened to 2017?)

I had so many ideas for my card – mainly involving glitter paper/glitter paste/sparkle embossing powder! But none of them turned out how I wanted! So I kept it super simple and chose one of my favourite Memory Box dies from a few years ago. I cut my card base with the die and simply added some holographic paper behind it rather than attempt inlaid die cutting!

I ummed and ahhed about adding a sentiment and in the end I decided against it. At the moment, it can be used as a card for a friend who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, or a thank you card, or anything really. Besides, I can always add a sentiment when I use it! In reality I think I will simply leave it as is when I send it!

It’s been really grey here recently, but I was so pleased that the sun emerged very briefly when I finished making the card. Perfect for showing off the holographic sparkle! Isn’t it pretty?

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Bharati from Handmade Happiness. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

A Trio of Trees

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is Christmas and Uniko is our sponsor.

I’ve been making Christmas cards for a while now, but with a heavy frost over the past couple of nights, it’s definitely feeling more wintery here – perfect for staying in and creating! For my card I used a gorgeous scribble tree die by Simply Graphic which I cut from three different colours of glitter paper. I stuck these to my base card and then added a Penny Black sentiment – I quite like the contrast between the modern tree and more traditional font of the sentiment… what do you think?

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Cathy from Cathy’s Card Spot. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Celebrate!’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

For my card I used one of my old wood-mounted Amuse Studio stamps. I love using it for celebratory cards! Anyway, after I embossed it, I blended some distress ink to create the background and added some light shadows using a Prismacolour pencil.

I decided to use a black card base for added impact so once I decided where the image was going to go, I embossed a small Penny Black sentiment. I stuck the image on to my card, but felt that the card still needed ‘something’. After pondering for a while, I decided to added a banner that I’d cut from some gold mirror card – which I think finishes the card off quite well!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Ros from Mikey’s Mom blog. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

I’m also adding this to the current Just Us Girls challenge – silhouette stamping.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 JUGS silhouette

Deer, I love you

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ink blending and Stamplorations is our sponsor.

I love ink blending especially with distress inks and distress oxides. I’ve been blending a lot of autumnal/Halloween colours recently so I wanted to use some different colours for this card. I ended up using Tattered Rose, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio. Don’t think I’ve ever used this combo before!

I used the Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Collage die to cut my card base and then stuck the blended background behind it. To finish off my card, I added a Winnie & Walter sentiment and a few hearts that I had cut from glitter cardstock.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Kaja from Kajcyika Crafts. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

I carried a watermelon

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘inspired by a film’ and Winnie & Walter is our sponsor.

When I saw the theme, I kept thinking of one of my favourite films – Dirty Dancing. It really is one of the movies of my generation (for the girls at least!) and although I haven’t seen it for a good few years, I know so many of the lines off by heart.

This card was inspired by the scene where Baby meets Johnny for the first time and the only thing she can bring herself to say is ‘I carried a watermelon’. Oh my gosh! We’ve all been there, haven’t we!

I used a Memory Box stamp set and coloured the images using my Twinkling H2Os before I fussy cut them. I stuck them on a base that I had smooshed with distress ink before adding a few enamel dots.

I thought this could be a great friendship card to send to one of my friends who knows the movie just as well as I do and I really wanted to add a sentiment along the lines of ‘I can’t believe we said/did that’ as ‘watermelon moments’ still happen to us all nowadays. But I decided to stick with one of the sentiments from the set for this challenge! I may well replace it with some customised text that I’ll print out before I send it to her!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Melanie from Stitches and Smudges. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Rainbow Leaves

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. We have a sketch for you to play with this fortnight and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

For my card, I rotated the sketch as I wanted to use a longer Studio Carabelle stamp that I bought a few weeks ago at the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace. Studio Carabelle was selling some of their stamps individually rather than in sets – it was great as you could pick and choose the actual stamps you wanted – rather than buy a whole set just for one stamp…. which I have been known to do. Please tell me I’m not alone!

Anyway, back to my card… I stamped each leaf in different distress oxide inks. I then added a Hero Arts sentiment and a few sequins to finish it off.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Sue from Sue’s Card Craft. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.