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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 31

Happy Friyay everyone!

Can you believe it’s Day 31 of  Christmas in July? How did that happen? Today I’ve been taking a trip down memory lane while playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

The theme of the challenge is ‘slimline card’. It took me back to the happy Saturdays that I spent taking card classes at my local (and much-missed) craft store. We rarely made ‘standard’ size cards and would often make slimline cards. I actually bought a lot of pre-creased card bases for slimline cards…. and then I discovered the Instagram card making community where slimline cards were not fashionable. I am so glad I kept hold of those bases though! Slimline cards are back in vogue and I am jumping back into creating them!

I used the beautiful Snowberry Sprig die by Memory Box, together with a stem die from Poppystamps and a vase die by Altenew. The sentiment is from an old Penny Black set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 16

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 16 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week, they have a colour challenge – all white. Only black is allowed for the sentiment.

You would not believe the issues I had with this card! I knew I wanted to use the Holiday Mistletoe die from Poppystamps, but the background was a NIGHTMARE! I tried a dry embossed background, a background stamped with white snowflakes, and the Simon Says Stamp Sketched frame die. Nothing felt ‘right’ to me. Then I decided to dry emboss the frame. And the issues continues – the Gemini cut through some of the die, then crinkled the card and then my purple tape took a layer of cardstock when I peeled it off. Argh! Finally I got an impression that was OK. but wonky, so I cut down the panel and adhered that to the card base. After adding the beautiful die cut and a Mama Elephant sentiment, I applied some clear Nuvo drops. I was so worried that I was going to smudge them after all my problems. But I didn’t! Phew!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 15

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 15 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Case this Sketch challenge.

When I say the sketch I thought of a beautiful Snowflake Breeze die from Poppystamps. I haven’t played with it for a while, so it was definitely time to bring it out of hibernation! I cut an ink blended panel and played around with the positioning. It’s such a pretty die, I couldn’t bring myself to cut it up so I decided to create a landscape card instead!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Hero Arts and a few gems and sequins!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 10

Happy Friyay everyone!

Welcome to Day 10 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘glim and glam – make it sparkle’. Perfect for Christmas in July!

I dipped into my Poppystamps festive die collection and used the Winterflake Frame and Whittle Snowman and Whittle Trees dies. I embossed the background with a Taylored Expressions folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 5

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 5 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 in ‘minutes’; our sponsor is Time for Tea Designs. Our optional twist is, Christmas in July! Yay!

I don’t really love making cards against the clock, as cardmaking is my hobby, but this one came together pretty quickly – just a couple of die cuts, some ink blending and stamping.

You know when you see a stamp or die that you HAVE to have and you are SURE it is going to be super popular… and then you never see anyone sharing their makes with it online? That’s how I feel about this Modern Art Treeline die from Poppystamps. I remember snapping it up as soon as I saw it back in 2016 and was excited to see how others would use it… I never saw anyone else use it. So weird.

Anyway, for my card. I lightly blended some regular distress ink on my card base and added the outline die cut before inlaying pieces cut from an ink blended panel I created some time ago. To complete my card, I added 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, Kylie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Framed thoughts

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! I actually made it to the post office today – first time since lockdown… I bought a load of stamps and I’m looking forward to getting a bunch of cards out to friends! For today’s card. I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, aqua, gold and white).

I started with a die cut tag which I altered by smooshing some Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I cut an Altenew frame from metallic gold cardstock. Having seen the photos, I’m glad I added the gold ribbon because you can’t really see that the frame is gold, can you? I added a couple of Simply Graphic die cuts and a few pink dots. The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.