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Cards created for the AAA Cards challenge

Let it snow… in July!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are celebrating Christmas in July and want to see your CAS Christmas Cards!

AS I mentioned in an earlier post, I actually decided to embrace Christmas in July after a crazy cardmaking frenzy last year! I was determined to avoid that again! I’ve already made a few cards – it’s the perfect chance to use the supplies I purchased in the sales or when they came back into stock. It’s also a chance to show some love to some overlooked supplies before I get dazzled by this year’s products!

Anyway, for my card, I used an older snowflake stamp set from Hero Arts and stamped them with various layers of distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, wilted violet and seedless preserves). Once I was happy with the colour mix of each stamped image,  I spritzed them with perfect pearls. I even used one of my very old square punches to cut out the snowflake squares as it was the perfect size for the images!

The sentiment stamp is also from Hero Arts.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our sponsor Kylie from Happy Little Stampers as well as our Guest Designer – Maria from White Mood. She has some fabulous creations – you must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

It’s a frame up!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are challenging you to ‘use a frame’ and our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I often use frames on my cards, but it’s been quite a while since I used this sketch frame die from Simon Says Stamp. I inlaid a blended background that I created with regular distress ink and then added a Simon Says Stamp flower die cut on top.

I wasn’t going to add a greeting at first but then I decided to include one. I planned to add a small die cut sentiment but didn’t have any that could fit into the space I wanted to use – so this is actually cut with a ‘happy valentine’s day’ die – but I think it works quite well!

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘Anything Goes’ and the current Timeout Challenge – ‘warm’.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our sponsor Sherry as well as the super-talented Natasha as our Guest Designer. Natasha’s instagram handle is ‘craftawaywithme’ but she has just started her own blog – craftawaywithme.com. She has some fabulous creations – you must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 

Geometrics

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight’s theme is geometrics’ and our sponsor is Uniko.

This was quite a challenge for me. I knew I wanted to use inlaid die-cutting with the cool triangle dies that I bought from Simply Graphic a few months ago AND incorporate the colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (aqua, black and white). But the design…. well that was a real challenge! I tried so many different versions and decided on this super-CAS layout in the end. The ‘hi’ die is by Lil inker Designs and I replaced the dot above the ‘i’ with a triangle from one of the unused black die cuts to reflect the theme!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Carol from CarolG Creates. She has some fabulous creations – you must check out her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

AAA Fourth Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

Each of the design team members has a colour square hidden somewhere in their blog post. Simply collect all the colours and discover which colour turns up three times. Then email your answer (the colour that appears three times) 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 (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Visit each of the 11 design team members’ blogs and leave a comment

Here are the blog hop links:

Ksenija
Lucie – you are here
Maaike
Melissa

For my card, I used stamps from one of our sponsors, Newton’s Nook. I just HAD to have this stamp as soon as I saw that cute cat balloon! Anyway, after stamping and colouring Newton, I masked the image and also some cloud shapes before gently blending some distress ink.

And for those of you looking… here is my colour square!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You are so kind

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight’s theme is ‘inspired by nature’ and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers shop.

For my card, I used the Beautiful Branches stamp set and dies from Concord & 9th. After stamping the branch using Distress Oxide ink, I cut to blossoms from some pink and white vellum that I’ve had in my stash for many years! Once I had an arrangement I was happy with, I stuck down the flowers and added a stamped greeting and a few Nuvo drops to finish the card.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Nancy from Paper Trail of Smiles and Christine from Poppaea Cards. They both have some fabulous creations – you must check out their sites if you haven’t already done so!

I’m also entering this into the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge – floral.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

 

Thank the stars above

 

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and we have a Tic Tac Toe grid for you this fortnight. Our sponsor is the Stamplorations shop.

I decided to use the top row: gold/friendship/coloured cardbase. I rarely use coloured cardbases as I do like my white backgrounds, but I thought it would be good to do something a bit different!

I used a fabulous die from Joanna Sheen and inlaid some gold glitter paper in the centre of the stars. I stamped the My Favorite Things sentiment on the reverse of a scrap of the cardstock as it was much smoother and I wanted to get a good impression for embossing. To finish off the card, I added a few small die cut stars.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Shery from Stamplorations and Tiya-B from Tiya-B.com. She has some fabulous creations on her blog – you must check out her site if you haven’t already done so!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.