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AAA Challenge no. 200 – Let’s celebrate!

 

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards – and we’re celebrating our 200th Game! 200 challenges! Isn’t that amazing! I love the card challenge community and I am particularly thankful to all the DTs and especially team administrators who make it all possible! Our lead admin, Jane, has been on this DT since the very first game; I’m not sure how long she’s been our admin, at least 5 years I think. So Jane, I dedicate this card to you!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. Head on over there to see what prizes we have on offer for this special challenge!

As part of the celebrations, I’m giving away a brand-new Penny Black cling stamp called ‘Fur and feathers’ (40-771). Please comment on this post if you would like a chance to win and I’ll draw a winner on 17 October. Please note the stamp doesn’t have its original branded packaging but I haven’t used it at all! Giveaway open to UK commenters only…. sorry internationals, but overseas postage still seems unreliable.

 

 

 

Now, on to the details of my card…. I was originally going to go for a balloon-based card, but as I was looking through my dies, I spotted this fun ‘Party Crowd’ die by Die-versions which I knew it would be great for this card.

This card came together very quickly – I simply blended some distress ink on my card base, adhered the die cut and then added a Tonic die cut sentiment cut from holographic paper (so difficult to photograph!) and a few little stars!

 

 

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Up to one third with leaves twist

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards – and it’s one of my favourites as we’d like you to create a card using up to one third of your card base. Our optional twist is leaves.

Well I was quite spoilt for choice with this one as I have a lot of leafy dies. In the end I chose the Simon Says Stamp Berkshire Leaves Outline die – it’s dated 2013. but I think I got it later than that when it was one of their ‘deals and steals’.

I used the die to cut an old inky panel that I had created with distress inks and mica spray and put all the little leaf pieces to one side. I adhered the die cut to my card base and then added a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my card.

For the second card, I cut the die from some white card and after adhering it to another card base, I inlaid the little die cut leaf pieces that I has set aside earlier. Again, I added a Hero Arts sentiment to finish 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 Milla, who creates some beautiful cards.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blooming Poppy Thank You

Hello again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and it’s another wonderful design this week friends!

I knew I wanted to use one of my old wood-mounted stamps for the sentiment/background section so once I had decided that, I was on a mission to find an image that wouldn’t obscure the large ‘Thank You’ in the background. I thought this beautiful Poppystamps Blooming Poppy fit beautifully!

I coloured it with distress inks and added definition with some coloured pencil and voila! Another super quick CAS card!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pastel Ginkgo leaves

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and it’s a wonderful design this week friends! Seriously I had so many ideas for it!

In the end, I chose the beautiful Ginkgo Leaves die set from Simply Graphic which I colured with distress inks. I added a Hero Arts sentiment and a few baby sequins to complete by very quick CAS card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Smiles across the miles

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. When I saw this week’s sketch, I started thinking of a couple of oval dies that I thought would work perfectly! In the end, I chose the Memory Box Fairhaven Oval die which I coloured with my beloved Twinkling H2Os.

I added a few die cut butterflies from the Poppystamps Fern and Daisy Pop up Easel die set – I love how that set has so many different dies! The sentiment is a combination of two companies – Hero Arts and Whimsey Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Totally Amazing Poppies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at The Paper Players and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I first saw the sketch challenge, I struggled with it a bit and it was only when I saw the colour challenge that I thought that tall poppies could work perfectly for both challenges! So I cut my Memory Box Prim Poppy die and coloured it with distress ink and added a bit of detail with a coloured pencil. Next I cut two yellow strips from some of my patterned paper mountain and added a Whimsy Stamps sentiment and a few die cut stars to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.