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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 25

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 25 of Christmas in July 2021!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just an edge of your card. Our optional twist is one of my favourites, dry embossing, which is finally seeing a bit of a resurgence in popularity! Hurrah!

I have lots of embossing folders and last month, I spent some time creating a new system for organising them. I used some cheap cardstock to emboss each folder, added a label with the folder name and the plate sandwich needed to get the best impression and stored them on a book ring. It was totally worth it – I’m already using my folders more!

So this was actually the second card I created for this challenge. The first one looked fine in real life but I could not photograph it properly! So annoying as the image was perfect for along the edge challenge. A lot of my other festive folders create more of a focus on a corner, which is one of our other challenge themes and you know I’m a stickler for rules!!! In the end I embossed a section of a Gemini snowflake background embossing folder and added that to my card base after applying a bit of silver gilding wax. I also adhered a tiny strip of cardstock to the edge of the embossed strip. Finally I added a sentiment from my go-to Mama Elephant set!

And just in case you were wondering about the card I had to replace, here it is! This Darice embossing folder is fabulous but sadly I just couldn’t get a decent photo!

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 11

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 11 of Christmas in July 2021!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using a ‘twinchie’. Our optional twist is Christmas in July! Yay!

What is a twinchie I hear you ask? Luckily our lovely admin Jane has provided a description –  “a square or circle up to 2″. Everything should be contained in it, (no added mat or layer outside the twinchie). It’s ok not to use all of the 2″ allowed, but nothing should spill over”.

I have to confess, I was very tempted to go with an inchie again as I really enjoyed the challenge of just using a square inch, and we had some AMAZING cards in our gallery for the last inchie challenge. I don’t use imperial so I was really surprised at how big a twinchie seemed after planning for an inchie. Nevertheless, in the end I went with the challenge theme as the larger size means I can use my beloved dies!

I used the fabulous Poppystamps Modern Wreath die which has a diameter of 44mm which is perfect for the challenge theme. I cut the wreath from various glitter papers and then inlaid the die cut pieces.

To complete my card I added a sentiment from my go-to Mama Elephant set – I was so pleased to find that it fit the centre of the wreath!

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards sketch challenge with Critters 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 add a critter or two!

For the background, I used a fun older cling stamp by Create-A-Smile – this one went AWOL in my craft room for a while but luckily I just found it in an unlabelled box of cling stamps! The Jellyfish and circle dies are by Poppystamps and I added part of a Reverse Confetti sentiment 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 a previous challenge winner, Cornelia, who has some fabulous inky inspiration 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 Childhood 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 optional twist for this challenge is ‘Childhood Memories’!

My childhood was dominated by reading! It was by far my favourite pastime and I spent many happy hours at the library and local bookshop finding my next read. After years of studying and now with a lot of reading (and writing) in my professional life, I rarely read for pleasure, but that’s OK… I have LOTS of other hobbies! Anyway, I chose an older Newton’s Nook set for my take on our challenge and twist.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards One Layer challenge with Hexagons 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 ‘hexagons’.

For my card, I created an ink-blended hexagon using a Taylored Expressions stencil and then stamped an image from an old Hero Arts set called Asian Frames. I was so chuffed that the stamp was a perfect fit with the ink-blended hexagon! I then added a few smaller hexagons using another Taylored Expressions stencil and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

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.

AAA Cards -Seventh Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and we are celebrating our seventh birthday with a blog hop and an emoji treasure hunt this fortnight!

All 12 of the design team members have an emoji hidden somewhere in their blog post. Simply find all the emojis and email a list of them to our lovely team admininstrator, Jane, at aaacardchallenge at gmail.com.

Our sponsors have been very generous and we have lots of prizes which can be won in a number of ways:

  • Create a card – make a CAS birthday card and link it over at our challenge post in the usual way
  • Enter our treasure hunt
  • Like, comment and follow us on social media (Instagram)
  • Visit each of the 12 design team members’ blogs and leave a comment

Here are the blog hop links:

Lucie – you are here!

For my CAS card, I used candle dies by Open Studio/Memory Box to cut an inky panel I made some time ago. I really like this set because it has separate flame dies to add on. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

And for those of you looking… here is my chosen emoji!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog – I do hope you can join in with all the fun this fortnight!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.