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Deco delight

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the first Color Throwdown challenge of 2022 and it has such a super bold palette – black, gold or silver and white. Perfect for New Year’s cards, but I decided to go a different route – Art Deco !

I bought the Poppystamps Stepped Deco Frame before Christmas – I love the Art Deco sunrise/sunset design so I HAD to have this die when I saw it! I cut it twice – from gold and white cardstock and then did some inlaid die cutting! I added a sentiment from a Poppystamps set and a few gems from Lucy’s Little Things to complete my card.

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LucieG.

A Seasonal Arrangement

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Today I’m playing along with the last Color Throwdown challenge of 2021 and it has such a pretty, peaceful palette – mint, red and pink.

Rather than use my go-to white card base, I chose a light grey as neutrals are allowed! I decided to create an arrangement using the Memory Box Antique Pine Label die and some stems/flowers from the Spellbinders Christmas Blooms set.¬† During Christmas in July, I discovered the perfect sentiment for this die cut (by Simon Says Stamp) so I’ve used that again this time!

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LucieG.

Dancing Snowflake Tile

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Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I saw this sketch I immediately thought of the Poppystamps Dancing Snowflake Tile die again – I last used it back during Christmas in July for another Freshly Made Sketches Challenge and I knew it would be perfect for this week’s challenge too!

This time I cut it from glitter card and added it to some paper from my patterned paper mountain. The sentiment is by Penny Black.

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LucieG.

Au revoir, AAA Cards!

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards! But before I talk about my card, I wanted to let you know that this is my last challenge for AAA Cards. I was so delighted to be selected to join the DT back in May 2017 and I’m very grateful to Jane and the lovely team who made me feel so welcome. However, after 4.5 fun years, I felt it was time to step down. It has truly been an honour to be part of this talented team. All the very best to Maaike and the DT – I’m looking forward to seeing all your amazing inspiration next year!

Back to the last challenge of 2021, which runs for four weeks! This time we’d like you to create a CAS Christmas card with the option of using a slimline card base.

I used a slimline card for my last DT post and wanted to do something different this time, so I chose a standard UK cardbase. I used the gorgeous Santa’s Snowy Hills die from Picket Fence Studios together with a few trees from a Marianne’s Designs set. My inspiration for this card came from the very talented Valerie who created this stunning card.

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, Jane D, who has some really cute inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

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LucieG.

Primary Poinsettia

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry for two challenges –¬† this week’s Color Throwdown challenge, which has a combo of primary colours this week, and the sketch from the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

To ground my images a little, I started by the pretty Poppystamps Swirly Curl Border outline on my card base. Then I made three blended distress ink panels using ‘dirtier’ shades of the challenge colours (Stormy Sky, Fossilised Amber and Fired Brick) and then cut them with the poinsettia dies from the Spellbinders Christmas Blooms set. I also cut foliage from white glitter card and then adhered them all to my card. I added a few gems for poinsettia centres and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Day 10 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

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As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post.

Day 10’s inspiration is Day 21, 2016.

This was pretty challenging for me but I remembered my Poppystamps Cat Friends stamp set and decided to take Channin’s inspiration and the kitties in stocking image for my tag. I adhered some patterned paper to the main section of the stocking – haven’t done paper piecing for a while and this was fun!

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LucieG.