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AAA Two Quarters with rainbow twist

Happy Easter!

Well, we certainly have an interesting new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using two quarters of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘Rainbow’.

Now, as a predominantly CAS cardmaker, I found this pretty difficult as I generally prefer to leave more than half my card base as ‘white’ space on my CAS cards… Luckily for us DT members, Jane came up with some great ideas for us and I decided to use a design which reminded me of this card I made last year.

As this challenge starts on Easter Sunday, I really wanted to make an Easter card…. but I found it quite difficult to think of a way of using the optional twist… At first, I planned to use patterned paper but that felt a little heavy. In the end, I embossed the Taylored Expressions Eggceptional Background stamp and then randomly coloured a few in rainbow colours using distress inks. I then cut up my panel and adhered it to the card base.

To complete my card, I added a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment. I played around with various positions for the small sentiment. I liked the centred positioning best…. but this really overlaps into two other quarters, so I suppose technically I used all four quarters of the card! However, the AAA DT is going to allow sentiments to straddle/go outside of the two used quarters for this challenge.

So, what do you think? Did I manage to use two quarters AND create the illusion of having more white space than ‘used’ space?

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, Katrina, who has some great cards on her blog.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown – the pastel edition!

Happy Saturday!

It’s the colour palette that I’ve been training for people! You know I love my pastels and this week one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown has a fabulous pastel palette  (pink, yellow, purple and aqua).

Perfect Easter colours too, don’t you think? Of course I couldn’t just stop at one card and made two this morning using dies by Simon Says Stamp, Memory Box, Poppystamps and Marianne Designs. The stamped sentiment is by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Heart Vine

 

Happy Friyay crafty people!

Today was the day that my new Honey Bees Heart Vine finally arrived! I have been stalking the Dies to Die For website since the influencers shared this die on Instagram  in early January! Then Tracy at DTDF had such a tussle to extract her package from Customs! As soon as that release went live, I was there! And it was totally worth the wait. I had to use it right away!

I’m playing along with two challenges with this card the Color Throwdown (pink, red, black and white) and the sketch for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. I must confess I was a bit stumped when I saw the sketch and thought I’d probably end up moving the centred oval or turning the card to portrait. But suddenly it all started to come together and I ended up following the sketch quite faithfully!

I used both dies in the vine set, cutting one from vellum and one from red cardstock. I blended an oval panel using a Taylored Expressions panel and adhered the die cut. To complete my card, I added a few tiny white hearts and a wonderful sentiment by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Potted Plant hugs

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This CAS card came together very quickly! I used the beautiful Penny Black Potted Plant die together with a sentiment from The Ton and an embossing folder by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 12 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 12 was Pinkfresh. I loved how Lindsey used leftover die cuts for some of her tags so I pulled out a bunch of my smaller dies to create my take! So many brands here! Taylored Expressions, Memory Box, Savvy Stamps and Simon Says Stamp! I loved creating this and it has given me a few card ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blue and Beige Vase

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I used a Taylored Expressions stencil for the oval and added die cuts by Simply Graphic and Altenew. The Altenew vase is cut from a piece of my beloved Basic Grey paper! The sentiment is from a very versatile Mama Elephant set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.