Simply Graphic

AAA Cards Along the edge challenge with furry twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one edge of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘dogs and cats’. Craftyscrappers is our sponsor.

This was an interesting twist for me! Most of my loved ones are cat lovers so I have lots of feline stamps and dies, but very few dogs. I do, however have a cat/dog die set from Simply Graphic. I’ve used the cat die a lot but never used the cute dog. Well now is his time to shine….sort of! Cats still outnumber dogs here!

As my crafty time is short at the moment, I decided to adhere coloured cardstock behind each die cut rather than do inlaid die cutting. I was originally going to just do a couple of colours, but I ended up channelling Laura Fadora and using rainbow colours!

The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn.

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, Megan, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Scandinavian Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the combo this week is mustard, teal and navy.

For some reason, I decided I wanted to incorporate a Scandinavian design into my entry this week… I have a set of dies from Simply Graphic (dies trio scandinave) and knew I wanted to use them in some way. I googled for inspiration and really liked this image that I found (Source: MoonStckers).

I used the top section of one of the Simply Graphic dies and repeatedly cut it from a couple of panels that I’d covered in Distress Oxide Spray. I then adhered the die cuts together for sticking them to the navy card base.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Right At Home stamps and a few Nuvo drops.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Belated birthday berries

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with a couple of challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge (kraft, gold, green and white) and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I applied a layer of gold Cosmic Shimmer Luna paste to a kraft base.  Whilst it was drying, I cut the branch (Bright Rosa) and added a few white Nuvo drops to some berries. To complete my take, I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

I think I may have spent longer trying to photograph this card than I did making it! The Cosmic Shimmer is fabulous, but incredibly difficult to capture!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Winter berries

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with a couple of challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge (red, brown and white) and the Time-Out Challenge!

I used a couple of dies from Simply Graphic and coloured the berries using an Altenew alcohol marker. For the vase, I used an Impression Obsession die and adhered another die cut from the Simply Graphic die that I used in the bouquet.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Leafy Greetings!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely autumnal combo – teal, olive, rust and navy blue.

For my take on the colours, I blended some regular distress ink (crushed olive, rusty hinge and peacock feathers) to create a colourful background. I then cut the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Border die from Hero Arts Nautical cardstock and adhered it to the background. I then added a Simply Graphic leaf die and a die cut Memory Card sentiment to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Thank you bouquet

Hi Everyone!

I’m popping back with my last post of the day and a second entry in the current Memory Box challenge to use a frame.

I’ve had this idea to use the frame from the brand new Pine Tree Frame die set for a little while and when my Simon Says Stamp Stamptember order arrived on Wednesday, I knew exactly what I wanted to create!

Living outside the US means I generally only order a couple of the collaboration sets each Stamptember. This year, the one that stood out to me was the Memory Box Fresh Cut Bouquet stamp set and it was the only one I ended up buying! I knew it would be a big set but I was still a little surprised by the size of the main image! It was actually a bit daunting to colour but I pulled out my trusty Twinkling H2O paints and got to work.

I cut around a few petals and leaves to partially cut the image with the frame die. I then cut the frame from silver card and adhered it to the bouquet die cut with a foam panel, which I then stuck to my card base.

I added an older Memory Box sentiment and a few gems to finish off the card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.