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March 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

It’s the third Thursday of the month (how is that even possible?!) and so it’s time for me to play along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’. Today I’m using the colour palette from this week’s Christmas Card Throwdown.

What a fun combo! I really love it and I’m definitely going to use it again! Today, I chose to use the fabulous Triangle Trees stamp set from Reverse Confetti and dug into my patterned paper mountain. I heat embossed three tree stamps… I don’t heat emboss much nowadays but it’s as special as it was the first time I watched that powder melt many moons ago! Anyway, I arranged the three trees on a My Favorite Things sentiment circle and added a few gems to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 24 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post.

Day 24’s inspiration is Day 4, 2020. Newton’s Nook Day! Here’s what I created in 2020.

I wanted to do ‘something different’ for this tag as it felt like I’d stamped and coloured quite a few images during the tag challenge! So I chose Andrea’s bold tag as my inspiration. I used a Newton’s Nook stencil and some silver luna paste. Very happy with how that turned out! Embellishing the tag was much more challenging! First of all I added some pine springs but they didn’t look right… In the end, I used an older Hero Arts wood-mounted stamp embossed in teal glitter powder plus a glittery Simon Says Stamp die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 13 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post.

Day 13’s inspiration is Day 13, 2016. I loved all the layers in Chrissy’s tag so here’s my take using the fabulous Winter’s Wispy Trees by the Stamp Market.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 4 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post.

Day 4’s inspiration is Day 13, 2020. I started playing along in 2017, so this is my first inspiration this year where I need to choose ‘something different’ – click here to see the tag I made in 2020!

This time, I chose Lindsey M-P‘s inspiration and used an older wooden stamp by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.