Concord and 9th

AAA Cards sketch challenge with primary colours twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the sketch below and if you want to join with our optional twist, please use primary colours only! Our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs.

For the main image, I used a much loved and rather old cling stamp by Unity Stamp Co. When I bought this, the Misti hadn’t been created and I found it quite difficult to get decent ink coverage using just a clear block! The Misti has made stamping so much easier! The die that I used to create the vertical stripe is by Concord & 9th.

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, Granne, who has some lovely cards on her blog – go check it out!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Bounty

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Card Concept challenge.

They have a beautiful autumn scene for their inspiration – I was particularly drawn to the colours of the hydrangea flowers – mine are just like that right now. I love that hydrangea flowers are so pretty even after their summer moment of glory! Anyway, here is my card using dies by Memory Box, Concord & 9th and Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Merry Everything baubles

Hi there!

Happy Saturday from a wet and windy London! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

When I saw the sketch, I thought of so many possibilities for those five columns! In the end I opted for a festive theme, but I really must remember to use this sketch again one day and put those other ideas to use!

I used three baubles from a wonderful Simply Graphic retro ornament set that I got a few years ago. I decided to use some of my 6×6 patterned paper mountain – the wood planks background is by My Mind’s Eye and I think the other papers are by Basic Grey. Once I die cut the ornaments I ‘strung’ them with an older Memory Box die and then added a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my take on the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bright Autumn Leaves

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I started with one of my favourite stamps for this time of year – the Hero Arts/Basic Grey collaboration from 2015 – Graphic Leaves Background. Oh how I miss Basic Grey!

Anyway, I applied my newest Distress Oxide inks (Speckled Egg and Crackling Campfire) and Fossilised Amber and trimmed down the panel. I added some Basic Grey paper to my card base before adhering the panel. I then added a Hero Arts sentiment and the Concord & 9th Layering Leaves dies. To complete my card, I adhered three Studio Katia iridescent bubbles – love that bling!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Grateful

Hi everyone

Last night I went to the Tower of London’s sound and light installation marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of World Ward I. Very moving. I loved the poppies in 2014 and this year’s installation is equally special.

I was inspired to create a poppy card using an older Penny Black wood-mounted stamp and the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. to finish off the card, I added a simple sentiment by Concord & 9th.

Thanks for stopping by.

LucieG.

Day 3 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 3 was Concord & 9th. I love C9 – such an innovative and generous company! I was surprised that I only had one Christmas set by them – an older set – the Christmas Cottage set.

There’s an amazing selection of tags but I was particularly inspired by a tag by one of my favourite cardmakers – Jessica Frost-Ballas. I actually ended up making two very similar tags with the same supplies…. I think I prefer the first one I created with lots of trees… which one do you like?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.