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G’day Mate!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Creatures great or small’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

There were so many stamps I could’ve chosen for this challenge – I have quite a few fabulous animal layering stamps and cute critter stamps, I was spoilt for choice! In the end I chose the amazing Ellen Hutson/Avery Elle United We Flourish set – G’day Mate. I wanted to use the kangeroo (seriously the cutest kangeroo I’ve seen!) and also incorporate the baby koala… all while keeping the card CAS…

I smooshed some distress ink onto some watercolour paper and sprayed it with a perfect pearls mist. It shimmers so much in real life – so hard to capture in a photo. I then stamped, cut and coloured the images using my beloved twinkling H2Os.

I like the sentiments on the set, but really wanted one that said ‘G’day mate’ – so I used wording from two of the stamps and some post-it notes as I couldn’t bring myself to cut up the sentiment stamps!!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Marge from margecrafts. I’m sure many of you already know Marge – one of the sweetest crafters I have met online! This challenge is perfect for her as she creates the most beautiful critter cards – please drop by her site to see them and many more!

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

LucieG.

Time Out – rainbow lily

Hi Everyone!

I am very honoured to be a guest designer for the current Time Out challenge. This time, the challenge is to CASE a card (at the end of this post) created by the talented Beverley Brown.

I’ve seen a few cards on Instagram where the designers coloured the background rather than the image, which I thought was so eye-catching so I decided to give that a whirl for my take on Beverley’s card. I stamped the gorgeous Penny Black stargazer lily which I then masked off before stencilling some distress ink to make a soft rainbow background. I added a die cute sentiment from Avery Elle (which I tweaked as I wanted to have a longer ‘tail’ before the word rather than after it!).

Do stop by the Time Out challenge blog and check out the inspiration from the fabulous design team! I hope you can play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rosebud

Happy Friyay!

I created today’s card using an older stamp from Hero Arts plus a couple of stamps from different Altenew sets. As I wanted the leaf to bend outwards at either side of the rosebud image, I had to bend the leaf a little on my acrylic block. Sometimes stamps spring back quickly when I try to do this, but it worked out fine with this!

I coloured the images using some distress ink and also my Twinkling H2Os – which I also used for the smooshed background. It shimmered so much, it was quite a shame to cover it up! I used an older Avery Elle die to cut out the images.

I’m entering this card into a number of challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts Monthly challenge (I chose the middle colour scheme), Casology (cue word = bud) and CAS Colours and Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Masked bird

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Masking’ and Stamplorations is our sponsor.

I absolutely ADORE masking – it is one of my favourite techniques and one I use a lot, especially for one layer cards – this cute owl card was so much fun to create, as was this stencilled card.

For my card, I used the fabulous ‘G’day Mate’ stamp set – a collaboration between Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson. I love the colours in this month’s Ellen Hutson Pinsights Challenge so I used some of them when colouring the bird. I then masked off the image and used the My Favourite Things Radiating Rays Stencil to create the background. To finish off the card, I used a word die from Ellen Hutson together with a Concord & 9th stamp and a few glittery stars!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Maria from White Mood. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

I’m also entering my card into the current Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge.

I hope you’ll play along with us over at AAA Cards and have as much fun creating with this technique as I do!

Thanks for stopping by

LucieG.

  

Life’s a Beach

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Summer Fun’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor.

For my card, I stamped and coloured images from the Avery Elle Beside the Sea set. I then masked off the images and created a blended background with regular distress ink and also distress oxide ink. I cut a frame from glitter paper and then added a sentiment from the set to finish it off!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Ishani from Quillish. She has some amazing creations on her blog – her quilling is GORGEOUS – so please drop by her site!

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

LucieG.

Pierced Thanks

Hi there!

This week’s Less is More challenge is ‘pierce your project’ – hmmm…. I don’t ‘do’ sewing and didn’t really have any ideas for my eyelets and brads… so I turned to my trusty die collection and found a few that pierce the paper. That’ll fulfil the challenge, right!

Anyway, I coloured a floral die cut from Memory Box and stuck it to a base I’d cut with an Avery Elle die. I added an Avery Elle sentiment stamped in distress ink and a few mini pearls to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.