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AAA Cards Along the edge with snowflakes twist

Hello everyone!

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 ‘snowflakes’.

I always seem to use blues and purples with white when I make snowflake cards so I’ve changed it up today and have used kraft! All products are by Penny Black – I used the snowflake edger die from the Spirited die set (51-721) – the partial snowflakes on the edger die are replicated in full in the Dancing Snowflakes die (51-708), so I cut them out and added them on top using tiny bits of foam. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the When Snow Falls sentiment set (30-881) before adhering this to my kraft card base.

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, Jane, who has some sweet inspiration on her instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Pinecone Bundle

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I cut and coloured the Memory Box Smooth Pinecones and Antique Pine label dies. I snipped off the label section of the die so that I had two separate pine branches. I adhered a couple of patterned paper strips to my card base before arranging my die cuts on top. Finally I added a Mama Elephant sentiment and a few pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards sketch challenge

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 a gnome!

For the main image, I used my new Fir and Foliage No. 2 set from The Greetery. So pleased that Seven Hills Crafts is stocking this brand now! I added a bit of silvery twine and a Mama Elephant sentiment.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards using  LOTS of gnomes (or gonks as I know them as!) which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Fran, who has some lovely cards on her blog – go check it out!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.