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AAA Cards One layer challenge with hobby twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a one-layer CAS card. Our optional twist this time is ‘my other hobby’. Joy Clair Designs is our sponsor.

One of my other hobbies is gardening – but I don’t do any baskets or pots of annuals and it’s been a few years since I went to Hampton Court Flower Show… so I guess gardening for me tends to be more like what I think our friends in the US call ‘yard work’ – you know, landscaping projects, weeding, pruning, shrub planting, mowing and watering. Oh my word, the watering this year….. I can’t be the only garden owner who is relieved that our heat wave finally broke at the end of the week!

Anyway, on to my card for this challenge! For AAA, one layer means just the card base, no additional die cuts unless it is inlaid into the card base. A one-layer challenge is mainly a stamping or stencilling challenge for me really. I’ve actually used clear stamp sets for a couple of gardening cards whilst I’ve been blogging (here and here), so I turned to my old wood-mounted rubber stamp collection this week! I used an old Funstamps stamp called Gardening Shelf which I felt was a good reflection of my yard work type of gardening!! I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints… and yes, I do have purple gloves for gardening!! The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by a previous challenge winner, Coni, who has some fun inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 26

Happy Sunday all!

Welcome to Day 26 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Card Concept challenge which has a wonderful graphic for their Christmas in July inspiration challenge. There is just so much inspiration in one photo – the retro colours, the rustic vibe, the amazing white light and window!

I knew I had to use the fabulous My Monthly Hero kit from October 2019 once again and finally inked up my favourite stamp from the set – isn’t that tree fabulous? I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added a Reverse Confetti frame die, reflecting the window in the inspiration photo.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 19

 

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 19 of Christmas in July 2020!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using maximum white space; our sponsor is CraftyScrappers. Our optional twist is flowers.

As I’m doing Christmas in July, I turned to poinsettias for my chosen flower. I seriously have a LOT of poinsettia stamps and dies… I could probably do ‘A Poinsettia a Day in July’ and still not exhaust all the poinsettias I’ve amassed over the years.

Anyway, for my card, I used the Penny Black ‘Trinkets’ stamp set which I coloured with my Twinkling H2O paints before adding some Nuvo drops and a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 13

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 13 of Christmas in July 2020!

Today was super busy and I didn’t have much time to craft. I pulled out the wonderful Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Reindeer and paired it with a background I created some time ago using Ken Oliver Color Bursts – they really shimmer in real life! I added a small sentiment by Mama Elephant to complete my CAS card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 12

 

Happy Sunday all!

Welcome to Day 12 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. This week’s colour palette (orange, green, burgundy and pink) didn’t scream ‘festive’ at me like last week but I realised that I could make it work with some of my newest Simply Graphic dies! I decided to just colour the leaves and berries with distress ink – I quite like how it turned out!

I usually apply the ‘rule of three’ when adding stems to my vases but I couldn’t find any that worked here, but luckily I don’t think it feels to unbalanced, do you?

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant and a few sequins!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 9

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 9 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge where the theme is ‘framed’.

I bought this beautiful Memory Box Pine Tree Frame die last year but didn’t have time to use it, so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.

I coloured the trees using Speckled Egg distress oxide ink – this colour really seemed to get greener as it dried! I adhered the coloured layer to two other die cuts to give it a bit of depth before adhering it to a panel I created from Distress Oxide inks some time ago.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.