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Perfect Day Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight’s theme is ‘perfect day’ and our sponsor is Precious Remembrance Shop. They’ve got a cool range of stamps and also some planner/scrapbooking goodies that would be perfect for Project Life.

Now I must confess that I found this challenge theme incredibly difficult! I tend to think in terms of perfect moments rather than days – catching up with family and friends, seeing a new part of the world, crafting, finding a bargain, even simply my evening commuter train just running on time (yes, rare and even then rarely perfect!).

In the end I decided to go with a wedding card, after all, we all want the bride and groom to have their perfect wedding day don’t we?

I stamped/embossed an older Magenta stamp that I’ve had for maybe a decade. Do you think I used gold embossing powder? Well, actually I didn’t – I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and clear embossing powder! I was pleasantly surprised to see that it looked quite golden! After colouring the image with my Twinkling H2Os, I masked it off and added some regular distress ink to ground the image.

To add a bit of interest to the background, I cut a white card panel with an Avery Elle die and then inlaid some white glitter card before adhering the image panel.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Dyane from Precious Remembrance Shop and Sharon from From My Craft Desk. She has some fabulous creations on her blog – I love her style so much – 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.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely mum!

Here’s the card I made her as she loves cats!! I’ve had this idea in my head since I made a box card at Simon Says Create last year! Bought the Lawn Fawn box die there – can’t believe that I haven’t got round to using it until now!

Anyway, I wish I could say that I used all my cat stamps when making this card, but I can’t! I seem to have amassed a fair collection over the years! The cat stamps here are from a Lawn Fawn set, a brand new My Favorite Things set that I only got yesterday and then my old favourite kitty stamp from MFT, pride of place in the front! The sentiment stamp is from Avery Elle.

I also decorated the two side flaps! So much fun!

I’m going to enter this into the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge (fun with dies). I have used products from a couple of other manufacturers, but Lawn Fawn dies/stamps feature prominently, so hopefully this is OK for the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring Bouquet and liquid watercolours

Hi everyone!

I was able to play with the Avery Elle liquid watercolours today. I only got a couple to try but I will be getting more!

For this card, I used Avery Elle Stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.

Looking at it now, I wonder if I should have used grey cardstock as a base, rather than kraft…. Hmmm. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hearts Border cards

 

Happy Saturday everyone!

I didn’t have much time to craft today, but I did manage to make these three cute inlaid die cut cards using the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Cupids Heart Boarder die.

I also tried out the new Avery Elle liquid water colours – love them!

I added sentiments from My Favorite Things and Clearly Besotted to finish the cards.

I’m entering these into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (it must be love) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (love/hearts)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucie G.

Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to all my Australian friends!

I was finally able to get down to a bit of colouring this afternoon! Of course, I had to choose something with an Australian theme for today and pulled out the wonderful Avery Elle/Ellen Hutson United we Flourish ‘G’day Mate’ set. And found a way to use EVERY SINGLE MAIN IMAGE on one card!!!!

I wanted to choose non-traditional colours and so used the Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge mood board. Isn’t this month’s board fabulous! I may have to use this again.

Anyway, after colouring the images with my Twinkling H2Os, I turned my attention to the card base. I created a background using a couple of Distress Oxide inks. I then used an Ellen Hutson heart die to cut a piece of white card stock before embossing it with a Couture Creations embossing folder.

The sentiment die is also by Avery Elle.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Snowflake Greetings

Great news everyone! I have finished my Christmas cards! It took AGES to write and address them, but I got there in the end! And that means I can go back to creating rather than ‘mass’ producing!

Here’s one of the quicker Christmas cards I made to send out this year. I made a few of this design with an Avery Elle stamp and various snowflake dies. The one in this card is from Simon Says Stamp.

I wanted to add a little something to the snowflake to finish it off and was so pleased to see how closely the nail heads matched the fabulous blue Delicata ink.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.