Tim Holtz/Ranger

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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.

AAA Two Quarters with Favourite Colours Twist

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!¬† This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using two quarters of your card. Lots of rules with this one:

  • there needs to be two distinct quarters on your CAS card
  • two quarters could be one half, but we’d like to see a space between the quarters if this is the layout you opt for
  • ideally we’d like to see all images and the sentiment confined to the two quarters, but we will allow a sentiment to straddle the two quarters or even a sentiment outside of the two quarters as long as it’s not too big or dominant
  • the rest of the card should be plain empty ‘white’ space without any pattern, texture or embossing

The optional twist is ‘favourite colours’.

I must confess, this is my least favourite challenge theme! I know DT members have to stick to the rules and I’ve really struggled with designs for this one. Luckily, I remembered that the last time we had this theme, there was some AMAZING inspiration in our gallery – I particularly loved the designs that Sent Sue and Darnell came up with. Many thanks to all of you for inspiring me with this challenge theme!

I chose the elegant Bali corner die by Memory Box for my take. At first I tried the design on a UK A6 card base but it looked like each die cut took up more than a quarter. So I tried it with a larger (7″x5″) base. It looked perfect! However, like Sue, I got out my ruler and calculator and got measuring. Turns out each die covers exactly one quarter of the card base! Amazing!

I used to say my favourite colour was purple but I don’t really have a favourite colour at the moment. I have lots of favourite colour combos but in the end I decided to keep the colouring very simple and just blended some wilted violet distress ink on the flowers.

To complete my card, I added a Clearly Besotted 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 and one of my favourite cardmakers, Trina, who always comes up with the most beautiful cards. I’m guessing blue will make an appearance on her card!! You know, I still think Tim Holtz should have named his latest colour Trina Blue!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.