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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

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.

 

AAA Cards sketch challenge with primary colours twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the sketch below and if you want to join with our optional twist, please use primary colours only! Our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs.

For the main image, I used a much loved and rather old cling stamp by Unity Stamp Co. When I bought this, the Misti hadn’t been created and I found it quite difficult to get decent ink coverage using just a clear block! The Misti has made stamping so much easier! The die that I used to create the vertical stripe is by Concord & 9th.

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, Granne, who has some lovely cards on her blog – go check it out!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You’re Brilliant!

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with as much white space as possible and if you want to join with our optional twist, please add some stars to your creation! Our sponsor is Uniko.

I have a LARGE collection of stars dies…. I think it took me longer to choose the dies to use than it did to create this CAS card! In the end, I selected this fun star branch die by Simply Graphic and a Spellbinders star die. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set – I really wanted to use the phrase ‘You’re a Star’, but oddly I only have two stamps with that phrase and neither worked for my design!

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, Sue, who is quite new to blogging but has some lovely cards and stories on her blog – go check it out!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with cosy 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 Stamplorations. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘cosy’!

I decided to use one of my vast collection of Newton Nook stamps for this card – there are a couple of sets that would work really well, but I love this image of Newton in the laundry basket – he looks so cosy, I knew it would be perfect for the challenge. I used a stencil by Newton’s Nook to ground my image which I coloured with my Twinkling H2O paints and fussy cut. The sentiment is also by.. yep, Newton’s Nook!

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, and one of my favourite cardmakers, Angie – go check out her blog, it’s so inspiring!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards One Layer challenge with coffee twist

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a one-layer CAS card; our optional twist is ‘coffee’! As we don’t have a sponsor this time our lovely admin, Jane is offering a £10 gift voucher to a craft store of the winner’s choice.

I have a rather vast stamp collection and a lot hold little memories, so bear with me as I take a trip down memory lane…. For my card, I used a stamp from the Tim Holtz Stamptember 2015 collaboration with Simon Says Stamp. I actually won this set during Simon Says Create 2015 – I remember Heidi said she had a few sold out sets as prizes for us and I hoped one would be the Stamptember Newton’s Nook set! I LOVED it but it sold out before I could buy it… luckily a few years later Newton came out with a very similar set as part of their regular releases which I was able to get hold of! I was still very excited to win the coveted Tim Holtz set of course, although I have to confess this is the first time I’ve used it. Almost five years later. Where does the time go?

Anyway, on to my card…I masked off the sentiment that is part of this stamp and coloured the stamped image using my Twinkling H2O paints – that shimmer is so difficult to photograph though! I covered the image and also used a Taylored Expressions mask to contain the ink splatters that I added as my finishing touch.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Third challenge with woodland twist

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using up to one third of the card base only; our optional twist is ‘woodland animals’! Our sponsor is Craftyscrappers .

For my card, I used an older Cottage Cutz die which I coloured using distress inks. The sentiment is by Woodware.

 

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.