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Sunshiny Day

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! This fortnight we’re challenging you to use one edge of your card only and the optional twist is ‘inspired by a song’. Our sponsor is CASual Fridays

When I saw the optional twist, I thought of a set, called My Sunshine, that I bought on sale from Simon Says Stamp. It contains quite a few song lyrics  and I thought this lyric from ‘I can see clearly now’ would work well along the edge of my card. Who remembers that song? I know the Jimmy Cliff version and remember when it came out over 25 years ago!

I decided to use a light blue card base and inked up the large sun image from the set using a couple of Distress Oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey). I was so pleased with the ink coverage – the colours seem to be pretty vibrant and yellow, even though I didn’t use a white card base.

This card is super simple and came together so quickly! Once I stamped the image and sentiment, I added some sequins to help guide the eye along the edge! A few understated embellishments are fine, as long as they support a CAS design!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Angie from Cimba Creative Fun – I love her card – you must check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello lovely whittle cat!

Hi Everyone!

Well its been quite the stressful weekend with various house/garden issues; the atmosphere has not been conducive to creating. But I finally managed to make a card against all the odds today!

I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge, the Global Design Project, which has a CASE the designer challenge this week. I loved the rustic feel of the inspiration card by Janneke de Jong and the design was fabulous. I’m so glad that it helped me get down to creating!

I used the cute Whittle Cat die from Poppystamps plus a couple of butterfly dies from Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant and the embossing folder is by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 30

Hi Everyone!

Day 30 of Christmas in July!

Today, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday. I embossed a strip of white card using a Crafts-Too embossing die and adhered it to my card base before stamping a sentiment from The Ton. I then used snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things to create some glittery snowflakes which I adhered following the sketch.

To finish my card, I added a few sequins and Nuvo glitter drops.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 25

Hi Everyone

Day 25 of Christmas in July and I’m die cutting again today! Today I used an older Memory Box die, Gabriella Border, from 2013, with the sketch from the current Case This Sketch Challenge – which nearly had me stumped by the way!

The embossing folder is by Taylored Expressions and the word die is from an older set by Simon Says Stamp. I

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 23

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 23 and I’ve been playing with my Hero Arts supplies again today.

I used a sketch from another a new-to-me challenge, the Inspire Create Challenges. I decided to case a card I’d made last year, inspired by Yana Smakula. I heat embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Lights background and coloured it with my Prismacolour pencils before applying a layer of Nuvo Crystal drops on top. I die cut a circle from a piece of black card and adhered it onto my coloured image using foam tape. To finish off my card, I added a Hero Arts die cut and an embossed word from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is Christmas in July.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 22

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 22 and today I’m playing along with another new-to-me challenge, the Fusion Card challenge. I decided to use both parts of the challenge as I loved the sketch and I also really enjoy making my Christmas in July cards with non-traditional colours.

I used one of my oldest Simon Says Stamp dies, the Mod Christmas Tree as my focal point and after adhering it to a die-cut oval, I covered it with a generous amount of Nuvo glitter drops! I added a strip of patterned paper to my card base before adhering the tree/oval.

Finally I stamped a sentiment by Penny Black.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.