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AAA Less than one third and summer in January

Hi there!

After a long break, we’re back with our first challenge of 2021 at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using up to one third of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘Summer in January’.

I was a bit stumped by the optional theme at first as I didn’t really feel like creating anything summery when it’s so cold outside… but I have been fortunate to experience a few southern hemisphere summers over the years. As I was thinking of those adventures, I vividly remembered eating an ice cream with a friend in Circular Quay and decided to use that memory as my inspiration for a fun summer in January card!

I used the older Ice Cream Parade die from Simon Says Stamp for the main image and coloured the cones and ice cream sections using my distress inks.

To complete my card, I added a Memory Box sentiment.

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

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Gingko notes

Hi everyone!

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

I just received my latest order from Simply Graphic so I knew I wanted to use those dies straightaway! The sketch is a slimline card and as I wanted to create a very CAS card, I chose a smaller slimline base card this time.

The background die is cut from vellum. I coloured the two ginkgo leaves with my distress inks and added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Missing you flowers

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I played along with a Case This Sketch challenge and so I decided to hop back into the challenge this week!

I used a new-to-me flower stencil by Tim Holtz plus an older Memory Box vine border die. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 23 – 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 23 was Penguin Palace. There was so much inspiration from the designers! I particularly loved Bobbi’s tags – all that texture!

For my tag, I created a base using my new Rustic Wilderness distress oxide and black soot oxide. I then applied Nuvo embellishment mousse using a Uniko stencil. Finally I added zillions of branches cut from a Poppystamps die and added a sentiment from a very old Hero Arts wood-mounted set!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wood slices

Hi everyone!

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

I’m so happy that this sketch gave me the push I needed to craft this weekend! And what’s more, I got to use my brand new Wood Slices dies from The Greetery. I love the Greetery products but given the international shipping delays at the moment, I don’t buy much from the US. I made an exception for these amazing wood slices dies! After an extended stay in Chicago, I finally received them at the end of last week. Can’t believe it then took me another week to use them!

I paired them with the beautiful Playful Petal bundle die by Memory Box and a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

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.