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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

Welcome Spring

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have a very straightforward challenge!!

We’d like you to use just one image only (if you want to add a sentiment, that is fine too). The optional twist is ‘spring’ and our sponsor is Craftyscrappers.

I was placing an order with The Ton recently and I was aghast to realise that I had never used the gorgeous cherry blossom stamp set that I bought from them a couple of years ago. So, as soon as I saw the optional twist, I knew I had to use it!

I stamped and coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Aleksa who has a beautiful Instagram feed.

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Crafty friends are the best

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have something new for you!

We’d like you to choose a sentiment and three items only from our AAA Cards Wheel of Fortune! Perhaps we should call that our ‘Wheel of CAS Creativity’! Anyway,  we have an optional twist of ‘friends’ and our sponsor is Pink & Main.

I must confess I found it pretty challenging to select items from three separate segments as I was worried my CAS card would quickly become rather cluttered. Once I had chosen my sentiment (by Altenew), I selected quite a large image (Scrapbook Girls stamp by Denami Design) so I knew that the best way of achieving a CAS card would be to choose the colouring pens/pencils option plus something that wouldn’t compete with my large detailed image – so I chose the small embellishments. Three tiny sequins! Can you see them?!

While I really struggled with this card to begin with, I LOVE how this Wheel of CAS Creativity stretched me to think differently about supplies. Ordinarily I would never have coloured this image with my pencils, but I had to because ‘paints’ weren’t an option and so my beloved Twinkling H2Os had to stay in the cupboard! It certainly wasn’t the quickest card that I have ever made but I ended up feeling quite pleased… or maybe relieved… that my card was still CAS!

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Janet who has some wonderful cards on her blog, Swanlady Impressions – you must check it out!

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Broken Record

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we want to see your CAS cards using one corner only, with the optional twist of ‘music’. Our sponsor is Uniko.

I have quite a few music stamps and dies and decided to use an older record die from Taylored Expressions, together with a very new stamp set from My Favorite Things.

As I was going to be using a corner I decided a longer sentiment would work quite nicely although I must confess I am a little bemused by it! A broken record never made me happy when I was a child! But I decided to just go with it and stamped it down after smooshing some distress ink on my base card. I then die cut three little records and cut into one of them to break it.

Et voila, a very quick CAS card!

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Karen who has some beautiful cards and photos on her blog, Random Reflections – you must check it out!

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Jade Heart

Hello Friends!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we want to see CAS one-layer cards. The optional twist is ‘love’ as this challenge runs through Valentine’s Day! Our sponsor is Stamplorations and Shery has come up with a fun bright one-layer card!

I love one-layer cards but sometimes my one-layer cards can become a little busy! So I had to be very careful not to overdo it when I was creating this card! As you know if you’ve read my post on 1 Feb, I am trying to use at least one of my old wood-mounted stamps every day during the 30 Day Colouring Challenge and today is no exception! I stamped an older wood-mounted Hero Arts heart stamp with Pearlescent Jade Brilliance ink and then masked it off before smooshing some distress ink in the background. This is where I got a bit carried away with my first take. My smooshing ended up covering most of my card front – not very CAS! So I started over and tried again!

Once I was happy with my limited/controlled smooshing, I removed the mask and coloured around the heart with grey water colour to create a faux shadow. To finish off the card, I added a Reverse Confetti sentiment.

My team mates have some wonderful one-layer cards over on the AAA Cards site. We are also joined by the talented Mac Mable from The Sweetest of Peas – she has some amazing creations on her blog – you must check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Masked Birthday Blooms


Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we are challenging you to use up to a third of your CAS card. The rest of your card should be completely ‘clean’. The optional twist is ‘masking’. Our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays.

For my card, I use stamps from an older Simon Says Stamp set called ‘Oh Happy Day’. I stamped the large flower first, masked it off and then stamped the smaller flowers.

I then added masks to the smaller flowers before stamping the leaves. I removed the masks and coloured the flowers using my Twinkling H2Os.

To finish off my card, I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment and a few of my favourite Nuvo glitter drops.

My teammates have come up with some gorgeous inspiration over at the AAA Cards Challenge blog. We are also joined by our Guest Designer – the talented Julie who has some gorgeous cards over on her blog, Crafted by Jules.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Ornate Trims

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first AAA Cards Challenge of 2019.

We have a fun sketch challenge for you today. You don’t have to create a square card – in fact most of my teammates haven’t done so, but I really like square cards and so I stuck pretty closely to the sketch!

Anyway, as soon as I saw the sketch, I thought of another never been used stamp set – the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ornate Trims set. I masked off an area on the front of my card and got to work with my Distress Oxides.

You’ll see this year we are introducing ‘optional twists’ and this fortnight the twist is pastel colours. As this card was super quick to create, I did another one with pastels. The sentiment stamp is by Simon Says Stamp.

My teammates have made fantastic CAS cards with this sketch and we are also joined my the talented Maria from the White Mood blog.

I do hope you can play along with us – the winner will receive a stamp set from our sponsor Happy Little Stampers and the opportunity to be a guest designer.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.