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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

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.

 

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 19

 

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 19 of Christmas in July 2020!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using maximum white space; our sponsor is CraftyScrappers. Our optional twist is flowers.

As I’m doing Christmas in July, I turned to poinsettias for my chosen flower. I seriously have a LOT of poinsettia stamps and dies… I could probably do ‘A Poinsettia a Day in July’ and still not exhaust all the poinsettias I’ve amassed over the years.

Anyway, for my card, I used the Penny Black ‘Trinkets’ stamp set which I coloured with my Twinkling H2O paints before adding some Nuvo drops and a sentiment by 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, Sue, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 5

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 5 of Christmas in July 2020!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’; our sponsor is Time for Tea Designs. Our optional twist is, Christmas in July! Yay!

I don’t really love making cards against the clock, as cardmaking is my hobby, but this one came together pretty quickly – just a couple of die cuts, some ink blending and stamping.

You know when you see a stamp or die that you HAVE to have and you are SURE it is going to be super popular… and then you never see anyone sharing their makes with it online? That’s how I feel about this Modern Art Treeline die from Poppystamps. I remember snapping it up as soon as I saw it back in 2016 and was excited to see how others would use it… I never saw anyone else use it. So weird.

Anyway, for my card. I lightly blended some regular distress ink on my card base and added the outline die cut before inlaying pieces cut from an ink blended panel I created some time ago. To complete my card, I added a sentiment by 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, Kylie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks 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.

 

AAA One Layer Butterfly and Bud

Hi there!

A new challenge starts today over at the AAA Cards challenge blog – this fortnight, we’re challenging you to create a CAS one-layer card. We’ve included a wonderful photo which you could use as inspiration. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

One layer to me equals stamping. When I looked at the photo, my immediate thought was AMAZING BUTTERFLY… and then I saw how he had landed on an opening flower. I loved the idea of creating a card with a bud and butterfly. My Altenew Botanical Garden set had both, so I got to work. I used a Taylored Expressions mask to create the oval window and added a sentiment from Altenew.

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, Joanna, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards Sixth Birthday

Hi there!

We are celebrating over at AAA Cards as our little challenge is six years old!  We’d love for you to join in and celebrate with us by creating a CAS birthday card. We haven’t got sponsors and a blog hop this year, but you could win a £20 gift card to a store of your choice!

For my birthday card, I pulled out my Simply Graphic dies and some panels I created with distress oxide inks and got to work! I’m also playing along with the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge – they have a fabulous colour combo this week.

The vase die is by My Favorite Things and the sentiment is by Memory Box.

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, Sofie who has some lovely cards on her Instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.