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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

AAA Cards Made in Minutes with a stencil

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’. Our optional twist this time is ‘use a stencil’. Funky Fossil is our sponsor.

Some of you may remember that this is my least favourite challenge theme – for me crafting is relaxing, not something I want to rush through. Mind you, I have to confess that this time, I did actually make the card in minutes!

I cut a piece of acetate with a Memory Box egg die to act as my base stencil/mask and sponged on some Scattered Straw distress oxide ink. Then, without move the mask, I added my favourite Funky Fossil stencil (‘Shrubbery’) and blended some Tattered Rose/Spun Sugar distress oxide ink to create my patterned egg.

To complete my card, I added a Poppystamps sentiment and a few dots of gold Stickles.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards Along the edge challenge with furry 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 ‘dogs and cats’. Craftyscrappers is our sponsor.

This was an interesting twist for me! Most of my loved ones are cat lovers so I have lots of feline stamps and dies, but very few dogs. I do, however have a cat/dog die set from Simply Graphic. I’ve used the cat die a lot but never used the cute dog. Well now is his time to shine….sort of! Cats still outnumber dogs here!

As my crafty time is short at the moment, I decided to adhere coloured cardstock behind each die cut rather than do inlaid die cutting. I was originally going to just do a couple of colours, but I ended up channelling Laura Fadora and using rainbow colours!

The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards Maxi White Space challenge with metallic twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using as much white/empty space as possible. Out optional twist this time is ‘metallic’. Pink & Main is our sponsor.

When I saw the optional twist, I immediately thought of some of the very first cardmaking supplies I bought. Back in the day, I couldn’t afford many stamps and I think Sizzix were the only dies in town and they were totally outside my budget! So my cards used a lot of pre-made elements. I loved a lot of them and couldn’t part with them when stamping and die cutting became more accessible.

After a crazy hunt through my craft room, I eventually found my metallic embellishments in my last cupboard (isn’t that always the way?). I’d originally intended to emboss a rectangle using a die but my die cut the cardstock despite the rubber mat (I always have problems with this on my Gemini Junior). Anyway, I adapted my plan, added a piece of acetate behind the rectangle and adhered the embellishment. I finished off my card with a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

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.

 

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with old supplies 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 Uniko. We’d also love you to consider using your older supplies for this challenge – and that’s our optional twist!

I used the Williow Tree die from Memory Box for my card. It’s not from my oldest supplies – sadly none of them really fit with what I wanted to create for the ‘one corner’ challenge…. but it’s from 2016 so still 4 years old. I cut it from a panel I’d created using Distress Oxide inks and adhered it to my card base. I then added a few butterflies from Simon Says Stamp and a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my take on the theme.

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, Marga, 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 hearts twist

Hi there!

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

I adhered the die cut on my card base and cut it a second time from a panel I’d created using Distress Oxide ink. I then added my favourite valentine’s sentiment (this one is by Reverse Confetti) to complete my take on the theme..

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards One Layer challenge with polar twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a one-layer CAS card; our optional twist is ‘polar animals! Our sponsor is Ink Road.

A few years ago, when I saw how all my sweet, cute stamps were piling up, untouched, I finally realised I’m not a ‘cutesy’ cardmaker…. I LOVE looking at what others come up with but in reality I wasn’t using all those cute images. But you know what it’s like, the new release would come out, I’d buy them before they went out of stock but by the time the stamps arrived, influencers were working with the next cute release and the whole cycle would start again. Seriously, I have so many otters, lions, flamingos, farm animals, sea creature and other critters that I just never touch! I’m very careful nowadays and rarely get swept along with the monthly release FOMO!

But of course, I can’t resist the odd cutesy purchase here and there! For today’s card, I pulled out the sweet Seymore Seal stamp by Impression Obsession. He’s a November purchase and I’m so pleased that I was able to use him for this challenge! After stamping him, I masked the image and then stamped an ice block from a My Favorite Things set. I masked that block and sponged a light layer of Distress Ink across the background. After I removed the masks I coloured the ice and Seymore using my Twinkling H2Os. The sentiment is also by My Favorite Things.

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.