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AAA Cards One Corner challenge with Childhood 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 ‘Childhood Memories’!

My childhood was dominated by reading! It was by far my favourite pastime and I spent many happy hours at the library and local bookshop finding my next read. After years of studying and now with a lot of reading (and writing) in my professional life, I rarely read for pleasure, but that’s OK… I have LOTS of other hobbies! Anyway, I chose an older Newton’s Nook set for my take on our challenge and twist.

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, Marieke, who has some lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Much Love to you

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry into a new-to-me challenge, Sunday Stamps.

I used stamps and dies by Penny Black – the stamped images are from the fabulous new Garden Fresh stamp set (30-816) – I used the coordinating dies (51-703) to cut them out. There isn’t a coordinating die for the mason jar image, but it’s super easy to fussy cut. I coloured the images using my Twinkling H2O paints.

For the background panel, I cut the Geometric Circles die (51-644) twice and adhered sections together to create a longer die cut. I hid the join behind the little bench from the Autumn Decor die set (51-653). In fact, I actually reduced the width of the bench by trimming out a middle section – the join is hidden behind the mason jar image!

Finally I added a sentiment from the Ever Thanks set (30-813).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Cherry blossom smiles

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along a new-to me challenge,  Hand Stamped Sentiments using products by Penny Black.

I cut an ink-blended panel using a die from the dainty dashes stackers set (51-636) and then coloured a couple of the Cherry Blossom die cut images (51-419) using my Twinkling H2)s and prismacolor pencils.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Thinking of You clear stamp set (30-825).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Layer challenge with Hexagons twist

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a one-layer CAS card; our optional twist is ‘hexagons’.

For my card, I created an ink-blended hexagon using a Taylored Expressions stencil and then stamped an image from an old Hero Arts set called Asian Frames. I was so chuffed that the stamp was a perfect fit with the ink-blended hexagon! I then added a few smaller hexagons using another Taylored Expressions stencil and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

MFT sketch challenge – feel better

 

Hi there!

I don’t think I’ve played along with the My Favorite Things sketch challenge since October, and having been inspired by this week’s sketch, I decided to play along!

I created a couple of stencils using my circle dies and gently blended some distress ink. Then I cut and coloured die cut shapes from the Dienamics Houseplants die set.

I arranged all the die cuts on the background before adding an stamped sentiment from the MFT Essential sentiments set and a few mini sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Companions

Hi everyone!

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

I decided to use stamps from the new Penny Black Delight release today. When I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of the beautiful Companions cling stamp (40-769) which I thought would fit perfectly on the right hand side of the card against an ink-blended background. I stamped the image in Antique Linen distress ink and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os. I couldn’t get the shimmer to show up in my photos sadly. After colouring, I masked off the image and created an ink-blended background, following the sketch. I think re-stamped the image to emphasise the lines (thank goodness for my MISTI!).

Finally I added a sentiment from the Thinking of You clear stamp set (30-825) and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.