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AAA Cards One Corner challenge with cosy 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 sponsor is Stamplorations. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘cosy’!

I decided to use one of my vast collection of Newton Nook stamps for this card – there are a couple of sets that would work really well, but I love this image of Newton in the laundry basket – he looks so cosy, I knew it would be perfect for the challenge. I used a stencil by Newton’s Nook to ground my image which I coloured with my Twinkling H2O paints and fussy cut. The sentiment is also by.. yep, Newton’s Nook!

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, and one of my favourite cardmakers, Angie – go check out her blog, it’s so inspiring!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Water Jug bouquet

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is grey, green. kraft and white – perfect for nature-based cards!

To start, smooshed a little Moss distress ink to the bottom of my card base and then applied texture paste using a stencil by My Favorite Things. While that was drying, I got die cutting with a brand new-to-me Marianne Designs Water Jug die set – seriously, it only landed on my doormat on Friday morning! Love it when I use my new goodies straight away!

The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Eucalyptus Wreath

Happy Sunday everyone!

I seriously can’t believe we are in September! Autumn is in the air and having spent A LOT of the past month tending to my continually-growing garden, I am looking forward to spending less time on garden projects and more time on craft projects, hopefully!

I haven’t made many cards since Christmas in July when I made a card a day! So, I’m diving back in with one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is blue, purple and green and as I love the colours in their inspiration photo, I tried to replicate them for my take!

I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Etched Eucalyptus Wreath die from their Stamptember release. Being in the UK, it will be a LONG time before I can get my hands on Stamptember goodies this year unfortunately as the postal carrier has changed, so I’m using Stamptember inspiration with my current supplies instead. I created a wreath using coloured cardstock and the SSS Eucalyptus Leaves die, which I think may have been a Stamptember 2019 release? I stencilled some Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste to add some interest to the background before creating a wreath from the die cut leaves. To complete my take, I added a sentiment, also by SSS.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas Card Throwdown Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

During Christmas in July, I discovered a new-to-me challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! I love the idea of creating one Christmas card each week and hope to continue to play along throughout the year!

I’m honoured to be the Guest Designer for their current colour challenge; this month’s palette is orange, green and gold.

What an interesting combo for festive cards! I actually worked with a similar palette during Christmas in July. I liked the idea of having a green background again but I wanted to switch it up a bit this time….

So, I created a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks and a Taylored Expressions oval stencil.  I splattered and then lifted some water droplets before using a Uniko stencil with some green Nuvo embellishment mousse – love the shimmer from this paste!

I added a gold Impression Obsession deer and a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

The Design Team have some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog – you must check it out! Hope you can play along with the challenge – I can’t wait to see how this palette is used!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – 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 – 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! I’ll carry on creating Christmas cards quite frequently too, at least I hope I will!

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’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. I thought this week’s colour palette (black, white and terracotta) would be perfect for a reindeer scene and this is what I came up with. I used dies by Memory Box, Taylored Expressions and Penny Black. I created a little interest to the night sky by applying some transparent texture paste through a stencil. First time using that and I like it! Very subtle but also nicely glossy in real life!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 21

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 21of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week, they have a theme challenge – Santa! And as you can see, I have stepped well outside my CAS comfort zone with my entry!

Now, surprisingly, given my penchant for all things Christmas crafting, I have very few Santa stamps. I was going to use a very old wood-mounted stamp until I remembered the Tim Holtz Christmas Time stamp set that I picked up at my local craft store last year! I just adore the Santa/reindeer stamp – it is such a joyful image, don’t you think? Anyway, I used the wrinkle-free inking technique to apply a couple of layers of distress ink. Yes I smooshed the inkpads in a certain order so that the Festive Berries ended up around Santa and the Rusty Hinge went around the deer!

I added a Gina K sentiment and stamped a few stars from the same Tim Holtz stamp set across the background using Pumice Stone distress oxide. Finally I added some glitter paste using the Tim Holtz Sparkle stencil! What an apt name!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.