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It’s a frame up!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are challenging you to ‘use a frame’ and our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I often use frames on my cards, but it’s been quite a while since I used this sketch frame die from Simon Says Stamp. I inlaid a blended background that I created with regular distress ink and then added a Simon Says Stamp flower die cut on top.

I wasn’t going to add a greeting at first but then I decided to include one. I planned to add a small die cut sentiment but didn’t have any that could fit into the space I wanted to use – so this is actually cut with a ‘happy valentine’s day’ die – but I think it works quite well!

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘Anything Goes’.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our sponsor Sherry as well as the super-talented Natasha as our Guest Designer. Natasha’s instagram handle is ‘craftawaywithme’ but she has just started her own blog – craftawaywithme.com. She has some fabulous creations – you must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards and so I decided to use the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge as my inspiration for this card.

I created a few background with Ken Olivier colour bursts a while ago and thought one of them would be perfect as it was ‘dad colours’!

I used a Simon Says Stamp Star die and then snipped the die cut in a few places so that I could arrange the stars to reflect the sketch. I also die cut a few smaller stars.

To finish off the card, I embossed a sentiment from an older Hero Arts set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wonderful Friend

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday!

I decided to get my Avery Elle liquid watercolours out today as it’s been quite a while since I used them.

I embossed the Simon Says Stamp Mod Flowers background stamp using Hero Arts satin pearl powder and then applied a light gold paint wash across the whole background before colouring in the image. I used two coats of each colour, although I diluted the red a lot. This is so shimmery in real life!

When the panel was dry, I cut it in half (yep, expect to see a card with the other half one day!!) and adhered it to my base card. I added a die and stamped sentiment also by Simon Says Stamp to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (colour it) and also the Flower Challenge where I have chosen Challenge No. 11 – focus on background stamping.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

I made a card!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Life got busy and I took an unintended break from crafting/blogging over the past few weeks. I’m gradually getting back into it – and Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker challenge is certainly inspiring me to sit down at my craft table and colour!

I coloured this sweet bouquet from Simon Says Stamp with PrismaColor pencils yesterday (Day 1) and turned it into a card today. It felt soooo good!

I used a Hero Arts background stamp and an older sentiment also by Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stencilled birthday

Happy Friyay everyone!

Simon Says Stamp is hosting quite a few stencil challenges this week so I decided it was time to open up the Simon Says Stamp ‘Hope Blooms’ stencil!

I used regular distress inks to create the flowery background and then used a stamp from a flower set to create the centres. I didn’t want to overpower the delicate flowers with stencilled leaves, so I used a stencil from the Bokeh set to add a spotted background.

To finish off the card,I added a die cut greeting, also from Simon Says Stamp.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (all three themes ‘Stencil It’) and the Color Throwdown Challenge (aqua, lime green and white)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Dainty Whispers

Happy Friyay everyone!

I’ve been practicing my no-lines colouring with my twinkling H2Os and a gorgeous Penny Black stamp today.

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink before painting it – love the shimmer!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp and a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.