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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

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.

 

Autumn in the air

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. The days are getting shorter and the weather is definitely crisper – yes, autumn is in air here in the UK so it seems apt that this fortnight’s theme is ‘Autumn Colours’. Uniko is our sponsor.

For my card, I used a stamp from my favourite Simon Says Stamp set (Fractile Leaves) plus a sentiment from Winnie & Walter which I inked up with Delicata brown shimmer ink which I covered in clear embossing powder.

Can we just take a moment to admire that Delicata ink? It is soooo shimmery! Absolutely gorgeous!

Anyway, I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencil and then blended with baby oil. First time doing that and I love the effect – will be using it again! Anyway, I resisted the urge to add some bling. I think this could make quite a good maculine card, do you?

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – clean and simple.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our Guest Designer, the super-talented Hannelie from Desert Diva. I’m sure many of you already know her and her amazing creations – but for those of you who don’t, you should definitely drop by her site – you are in for a treat!

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

LucieG.

G’day Mate!

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

There were so many stamps I could’ve chosen for this challenge – I have quite a few fabulous animal layering stamps and cute critter stamps, I was spoilt for choice! In the end I chose the amazing Ellen Hutson/Avery Elle United We Flourish set – G’day Mate. I wanted to use the kangeroo (seriously the cutest kangeroo I’ve seen!) and also incorporate the baby koala… all while keeping the card CAS…

I smooshed some distress ink onto some watercolour paper and sprayed it with a perfect pearls mist. It shimmers so much in real life – so hard to capture in a photo. I then stamped, cut and coloured the images using my beloved twinkling H2Os.

I like the sentiments on the set, but really wanted one that said ‘G’day mate’ – so I used wording from two of the stamps and some post-it notes as I couldn’t bring myself to cut up the sentiment stamps!!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Marge from margecrafts. I’m sure many of you already know Marge – one of the sweetest crafters I have met online! This challenge is perfect for her as she creates the most beautiful critter cards – please drop by her site to see them and many more!

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

LucieG.

Masked bird

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

I absolutely ADORE masking – it is one of my favourite techniques and one I use a lot, especially for one layer cards – this cute owl card was so much fun to create, as was this stencilled card.

For my card, I used the fabulous ‘G’day Mate’ stamp set – a collaboration between Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson. I love the colours in this month’s Ellen Hutson Pinsights Challenge so I used some of them when colouring the bird. I then masked off the image and used the My Favourite Things Radiating Rays Stencil to create the background. To finish off the card, I used a word die from Ellen Hutson together with a Concord & 9th stamp and a few glittery stars!

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

I’m also entering my card into the current Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge.

I hope you’ll play along with us over at AAA Cards and have as much fun creating with this technique as I do!

Thanks for stopping by

LucieG.

  

Life’s a Beach

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

For my card, I stamped and coloured images from the Avery Elle Beside the Sea set. I then masked off the images and created a blended background with regular distress ink and also distress oxide ink. I cut a frame from glitter paper and then added a sentiment from the set 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 Ishani from Quillish. She has some amazing creations on her blog – her quilling is GORGEOUS – so please drop by her site!

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

LucieG.