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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!

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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.

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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.

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Peach Blossom

Hello friends!

Next today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another stunning colour palette this week – pink, peach and green.

To start, I lightly blended some distress ink on my card base and then lifted some ink through a butterfly stencil. Next, I coloured the Frame Builder Botanical Oval die set from Pinkfresh using my Twinkling H2O paints and adhered it to my card base. I adhered a Mama Elephant sentiment to an Avery Elle banner and finally added some Studio Katia gems to complete my card.

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Butterfly Wreath Hello

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a super colour palette this week – blue, pink and green! The inspiration photo uses bright colours, but I chose a more pastel palette for my take.

I inked up the beautiful Reverse Confetti Butterfly Wreath and coloured it using my Twinkling H20 paints. I cut it out using the coordinating die and adhered a couple of die cut wreaths under my image to provide some depth. I added a few single butterflies from the set and a Mama Elephant die cut to complete my take.

If you enlarge the photos you can make out a very lightly stencilled background. I’m in the throes of organising my stencil mountain and I’m going to try to use more stencils in my designs. I chose a very subtle design here as I didn’t want to overpower that beautiful wreath!

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