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AAA Cards One Corner with Boo twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘boo’!

I didn’t have much crafty time ahead of our submission deadline this week so pulled together a very quick CAS card using a purple cardbase, a smidge of white ink, a fun Sizzix ghost die and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

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, Helen, who has lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Summer Flower box

Hello again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and this week it’s a slimline card sketch!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m so glad I was able to hold on to all my old pre-creased slimline card bases. I used these so much a decade ago and the card is still beautifully white!

I decided to use a few of my older Memory Box dies (Summer Border die and Grape Vine die) together with a newer Sizzix die. The sentiment is from a Pretty Pink Posh set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Bonus Day

Hello All!

Well it’s the early hours of the first day of August! I can’t believe Christmas in July is over! Even though life got a bit hectic at times in July and it was tough creating a card every day, I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I set myself and I know I will be grateful to have all these cards in November when I will need them!

Anyway, as I enjoyed myself so much, I carried on with my Christmas crafting during 31 July so I’m calling this one my Bonus Christmas in July card!

I had to use my favourite Christmas in July purchase – the gorgeous Sizzix 3D Christmas Trees embossing folder! To create the background, I blended some distress oxide ink in the centre of a white panel and applied a generous layer of perfect pearls across it. Then I embossed the whole panel. I coloured and fussy cut my favourite Paper Smooches snowman, adhered him to my embossed base and added a My Favorite Things sentiment on top to complete my card.

I’m adding this to The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 18

Happy Sunday everyone!

Welcome to Day 18 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a stunning palette of navy, turquoise, green and magenta.

What a stunning colour combo! It took me quite a while to decide on a way to showcase it! First of all I was thinking of multicoloured snowflakes but then I remembered this beautiful large ring wreath die by Simon Says Stamp – an oldie but a goodie! I coloured each bauble with my Twinkling H2O paints and adhered it to a base that I’d cut using the brand new-to-me Pinpoint Burst die by Memory Box, which I finally got my hands on this week after MONTHS of waiting for it to get into a UK retailer again!

I then spent far too long working out where to put my sentiment and then how to adorn said sentiment! In the end, I chose a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration, a Sizzix bow and some ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 13

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 13 of Christmas in July 2021!

Today I’m playing along in the colour challenge at the Christmas Card Throwdown where the combo is deep purple, gold and white.

I decided that my fabulous new Sizzix 3D Christmas Tree embossing folder should take centre stage again today. This is one of my favourite embossing folders ever! I used one of those new domed ink blending foams to dust some white ink over the trees. I’m not sure I could see much of a difference to the effect I get when I use a regular foam… I think I’ll have to practice a bit more with it!

I added a glittery golden sentiment by Creative Expressions and finally a few white stars, just in case the white inking was a little too subtle!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 4

Happy Sunday everyone!

Welcome to Day 4 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at the Global Design Project.

I used my brand new Sizzix 3D Christmas Tree embossing folder – I love how all those fabulous trees look on that metallic cardstock – but it was quite difficult to photograph! I added an older Memory Box die and a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.