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CAS Christmas Guest Designer

Hi there!

I am so delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month’s CAS Christmas Challenge.  The theme this month is ‘ornaments’.

For my CAS card, I used a beautiful PaperArtsy stamp which fits the theme but is rather unusual! I’ve has this set for a while now, but I don’t think I’ve ever used this image. It was such fun to colour with my Twinkling H2O paints – the shimmer is amazing in real life but always so difficult to capture on camera!

I was a bit nervous about adding a sentiment as the first few sentiments I tried seemed a bit too large, so I was quite relieved when I found this small sentiment by Mama Elephant.

The CAS Christmas DT has come up with some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog. I hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 25

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 25 of Christmas in July 2021!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just an edge of your card. Our optional twist is one of my favourites, dry embossing, which is finally seeing a bit of a resurgence in popularity! Hurrah!

I have lots of embossing folders and last month, I spent some time creating a new system for organising them. I used some cheap cardstock to emboss each folder, added a label with the folder name and the plate sandwich needed to get the best impression and stored them on a book ring. It was totally worth it – I’m already using my folders more!

So this was actually the second card I created for this challenge. The first one looked fine in real life but I could not photograph it properly! So annoying as the image was perfect for along the edge challenge. A lot of my other festive folders create more of a focus on a corner, which is one of our other challenge themes and you know I’m a stickler for rules!!! In the end I embossed a section of a Gemini snowflake background embossing folder and added that to my card base after applying a bit of silver gilding wax. I also adhered a tiny strip of cardstock to the edge of the embossed strip. Finally I added a sentiment from my go-to Mama Elephant set!

And just in case you were wondering about the card I had to replace, here it is! This Darice embossing folder is fabulous but sadly I just couldn’t get a decent photo!

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, Zoe, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 15

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 15 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches .

I’m so happy to say that this sketch enabled me to use one of my must-have dies by The Greetery that I bought last year – the Cosy Cup Coaster die which served as a base for my foliage arrangement cut with couple of Poppystamps dies (Pine Branch and Holiday Mistletoe).

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant and a Sizzix bow!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 11

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 11 of Christmas in July 2021!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using a ‘twinchie’. Our optional twist is Christmas in July! Yay!

What is a twinchie I hear you ask? Luckily our lovely admin Jane has provided a description –  “a square or circle up to 2″. Everything should be contained in it, (no added mat or layer outside the twinchie). It’s ok not to use all of the 2″ allowed, but nothing should spill over”.

I have to confess, I was very tempted to go with an inchie again as I really enjoyed the challenge of just using a square inch, and we had some AMAZING cards in our gallery for the last inchie challenge. I don’t use imperial so I was really surprised at how big a twinchie seemed after planning for an inchie. Nevertheless, in the end I went with the challenge theme as the larger size means I can use my beloved dies!

I used the fabulous Poppystamps Modern Wreath die which has a diameter of 44mm which is perfect for the challenge theme. I cut the wreath from various glitter papers and then inlaid the die cut pieces.

To complete my card I added a sentiment from my go-to Mama Elephant set – I was so pleased to find that it fit the centre of the wreath!

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, Deepti, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 5

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 5 of Christmas in July 2021!

Today I’m playing along with the Double challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I have to say it was a challenge to incorporate the colour palette into a Christmas card, but I actually enjoyed making this non-traditional Christmas card with the beautiful Twinkling Ornament layering die set.

I added a die cut bow from a Sizzix set and a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

CAS Christmas Challenge – snowman

Hi everyone!

The weather has turned a lot over the past few weeks and it’s much chillier and wetter at the moment and I’m getting excited for my annual Christmas in July event! In preparation for that, I decided to play along with the challenge at CAS Christmas. The challenge theme is snowman.

I chose an older die from Create-a-Smile and a sentiment from Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.