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Jeu de l’Avent 2021 – 11

Hello everyone!

Today I created another card for Simply Graphic’s advent challenge!

This time, I chose the moodboard for Day 11. I was particularly drawn to the vase and the red ornaments on the window sill as well as the yellow glow from the candles. I used a Simply Graphic festive berry die with dies from their non-festive vase set. The sentiment is from an old Clearly Besotted set as I don’t have any Simply Graphic stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Jeu de l’Avent 2021 – 03

Hello everyone!

Today I’m finally playing along with Simply Graphic’s advent challenge!

I discovered Simply Graphic a few years ago and fell for their dies – they are so delicate and unique! I’ve been watching the daily challenges on Instagram and hoped I would have time to play along – and today was that day! I’m not sure that I will be able to do many of the 24 challenges, but hopefully I will complete at least 12… we’ll see!

To start with, I chose the sketch from Day 3. This card uses an older polar bear die and a fun tree die from Simply Graphic. I added a Penny Black sentiment because I don’t have any Simply Graphic stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Seasonal Arrangement

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the last Color Throwdown challenge of 2021 and it has such a pretty, peaceful palette – mint, red and pink.

Rather than use my go-to white card base, I chose a light grey as neutrals are allowed! I decided to create an arrangement using the Memory Box Antique Pine Label die and some stems/flowers from the Spellbinders Christmas Blooms set.  During Christmas in July, I discovered the perfect sentiment for this die cut (by Simon Says Stamp) so I’ve used that again this time!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.