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AAA Up to one third with leaves twist

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards – and it’s one of my favourites as we’d like you to create a card using up to one third of your card base. Our optional twist is leaves.

Well I was quite spoilt for choice with this one as I have a lot of leafy dies. In the end I chose the Simon Says Stamp Berkshire Leaves Outline die – it’s dated 2013. but I think I got it later than that when it was one of their ‘deals and steals’.

I used the die to cut an old inky panel that I had created with distress inks and mica spray and put all the little leaf pieces to one side. I adhered the die cut to my card base and then added a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my card.

For the second card, I cut the die from some white card and after adhering it to another card base, I inlaid the little die cut leaf pieces that I has set aside earlier. Again, I added a Hero Arts sentiment to finish my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by Milla, who creates some beautiful cards.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Cattails

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges –Freshly Made Sketches. They are celebrating their 500th challenge this week – what an inspiration! I think it’s wonderful that the challenge is still going strong and I’m so grateful to the Challenge administrators and DT members for all that they do in making this challenge blog such a fun and happy place. THANK YOU Freshly Made Sketches team!!

Anyway, this week’s sketch is a fun one! I was originally tempted to pull out my stems dies to create that left hand side panel but then I remembered that I have some ‘awkward’ dies that I never used because I can never come up with a decent design to showcase them! I was CONVINCED one of those dies was a tall tree, but it wasn’t in my ‘tree’ section so instead I used this beautiful Graceful Cattails die by Memory Box. I don’t think I’ve ever used it before, even though it’s five years old!

Anyway, I created a blended background using Distress Oxides – it’s been a while since I blended with them and I forgot how wonderfully they blend! I used the die to cut some brown card and then adhered image to the blended background. I layered it to a couple of panels and added a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take. It’s not a totally autumnal card, but as it feels like autumn here today, I felt it was the right  one to go with!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pastel Ginkgo leaves

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and it’s a wonderful design this week friends! Seriously I had so many ideas for it!

In the end, I chose the beautiful Ginkgo Leaves die set from Simply Graphic which I colured with distress inks. I added a Hero Arts sentiment and a few baby sequins to complete by very quick CAS card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Smiles across the miles

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. When I saw this week’s sketch, I started thinking of a couple of oval dies that I thought would work perfectly! In the end, I chose the Memory Box Fairhaven Oval die which I coloured with my beloved Twinkling H2Os.

I added a few die cut butterflies from the Poppystamps Fern and Daisy Pop up Easel die set – I love how that set has so many different dies! The sentiment is a combination of two companies – Hero Arts and Whimsey Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 20

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 20 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge which has a theme of ‘pinecones’ and the Double Trouble Papercrafting challenge where the theme is Christmas in July with an optional Twist to add a bow.

I don’t have many pinecones, and certainly nothing big enough to act as a focal point on its own but I saw that a lot of the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge team paired pinecones with foliage so I inked up my very old Hero Arts Pinecone Wreath stamp! I added a sentiment (also by Hero Arts) and a bow cut using a Simon Says Stamp die. To complete my take, I added a few Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 17

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 17 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

I was so pleased when I saw this sketch as I immediately thought of the Poppystamps Dancing Snowflake Tile die that was a total impulse buy when I got carried away with the online Christmas sale at one of my favourite UK online stores last December. I certainly didn’t need it but I have so many snowflake dies…..but it’s just so pretty!

Anyway, I adhered it to a very old background remnant which I have held onto for YEARS! I’m glad I finally used it!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.