Stampin Up

AAA Cards Along the edge challenge with beach 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 ‘beach’. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

We had a beach theme back when I had just started on the AAA challenge blog – see the card I made at the time here. I was tempted to use those fabulous beach huts again but then as I was reorganising my craft room, I came across the beautiful Stampin Up Summer By the Sea set that I’ve had for well over a decade. I don’t think I’ve ever used the boy/sandcastle stamp and thought it would be perfect for this challenge! And I love inking up those wood-mounted stamps, there is nothing like them! Of course cling and clear stamps are much easier to use nowadays with the MISTI and other stamp platforms! I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints and added a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set to complete my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by a previous challenge winner, Vicky, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Find Your Happy

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge plus the Time Out Challenge where the theme is ‘free’!

I immediately thought of the ‘Beautiful You’ set from Stampin Up! for the Time Out Challenge. This image just screams freedom to me! I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a Basic Grey panel which I had cut using a My Favorite Things die. To complete my take, I added a sentiment from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Watercolour poppies

Today I used another poppy stamp, this time by Stampendous.

I inked the stamp with distress inks and after stamping it on watercolour paper, I misted it until all the lines disappeared. After drying the red and green ink, I smooshed some blue ink as sky.

I then re-stamped the image in red and green and coloured in the petals.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an old set by Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Together

Hi there!

The theme for the current Casology Challenge is ‘Tiny’. So many possibilities with this one! In the end, I pulled out a very old Stampin Up set. The date on the stamps is 2004 but I think I got them later – maybe 2007/8. Anyway, it’s definitely time to give them some love again. I really liked Janet’s card design to support the small focal point so decided to use her card as my inspiration this time.

I chose the ‘Happy Together’ image which I have always thought would be perfect for anniversary cards. I coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints and cut it out using a Spellbinders die.

I matted it to two other die-cut rectangles and then adhered it to my base card using some foam pads to provide more dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.