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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.

 

One in a million

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along with the current colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This week, we have a couple of shades of purple and yellow…. hmm a tricky combo !

I created a few ink blended panels and cut them with butterfly dies from Bright Rosa. I then masked off a section of my base card and stamped an image from the Garden Treasures set by Julie Hickey. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Santa’s sleigh

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge where their 400th anniversary celebrations continue!

This week’s sketch was the one used for challenge number 200…. and it’s really minimalist! I decided to make another festive card, using a die I had forgotten – the Pine Tree Border from Poppystamps, dated 2011! Hard to believe that’s 8 years ago now! Anyway, I cut a panel of white card using the die and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment. I then masked off a circle on my card base and blended some distress inks to create a night sky. Maybe I should have gone a little darker, but let’s just imagine that the bright moon is making the sky seem blue, ok?!

I removed the masking paper and dabbed on a little watered-down distress ink to add some depth to the moon. I then stamped a Clearly Besotted Santa image over the moon. Finally I added my die-cut panel to my card base using some foam tape et voila, another Christmas card done! Yay!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 29

Hi Everyone!

Day 29 of Christmas in July and I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I was initially a bit blocked when I saw the sketch with its two small panels – I usually work in odd numbers…. Still, I was keen to give it a whirl, after all that’s why we enter challenges isn’t it? To stretch ourselves!

I was originally intending to do two Christmas trees but when I was flicking through my dies, I came across the cute Dancing Snowman dies by Memory Box and thought they would work perfectly!

I coloured the elements with a little distress ink before adhering them to my card base. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.