Monday, May 2, 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #37 - Let's Party

Happy Monday!

This month we celebrate our 3rd birthday at AAA Birthday Challenge!
So join us in our celebration and we would love you to share a birthday card in our gallery!

 

I made this clean and simple card for my little niece and I think she'll love this colorful card.

I first stamped the 3 balloons from Clearly Besotted with 3 Altenew inks and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the same 3 colors and blended them together on the bottom part of the card.

I stamped the 3 strings of the balloons with Versafine Onyx Black and used the same ink to stamp the sentiment.

Finally I added the silver glitter washi tape and adhered the balloons with foam tape to create some dimension.

Clearly Besotted - Party Time Again

Clearly Besotted - Party Time Again

Clearly Besotted - Party Time Again



Supplies
- Clearly Besotted - Party Time Again
- Altenew ink:
          - Purple Wine
          - Maple Yellow
          - Ocean Waves
- Versafine Onyx Black
- Silver glitter washi tape
- Foam tape

Monday, April 4, 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #36 - Critters

Happy Monday!

I'm here today to tell you all about the April challenge at AAA Birthday. We challenge you to create a birthday card filled with critters.


For my card I first stamped the toucans from Newton's Nook with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I used Copic markers to color them.

Then I stamped to floral background from Poppy Stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and also colored it with Copic markers.

I used a pierced circle frame from MFT to cut out a white circle and used a slightly bigger circle for the floral background and glued them together.

Next I blended Twisted Citron distress oxide ink and Just Green Altenew ink to create the background with the Tropical Leaves stencil from Newton's Nook.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on a strip of black cardstock and heat set it with white embossing powder. I adhered it on top of the leaves background and on top of this I adhered the circle with foam tape to create some dimension.
Finally I added the toucans also with foam tape.

Newton's Nook - Toucan Party

Newton's Nook - Toucan Party

Newton's Nook - Toucan Party



Supplies
- Newton's Nook - Toucan Party
- Newton's Nook- Tropical Leaves stencil
- MFT - Pierced Circle Frames
- Poppy Stamps - Flower Garden
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copic markers: E35, E37, W7, W9, B000, B01, B05, RV13, RV14, Y17, YR15, Y06, Y08, V01, V12, V15, G21, YG63, G94
- Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink
- Just Green Altenew ink
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Foam tape

Monday, March 7, 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #35 - Under the Sea

Happy Monday!

It’s time for a new challenge at the AAA Birthday Blog. This time we challenge you to create a birthday card with an 'Under the sea' theme.


I first stamped the fish from MFT with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers. I also used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used masking tape to create a border for my background.
I first stamped the bubble background from Whimsy Stamps with Versamark and heat set it with white embossing powder. Then I blended Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink and removed the masking tape.

Finally I stamped the sentiment from SSS and heat set it with white embossing powder. I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment and the fish to the card to create some dimension.

MFT - Gill Friends

MFT - Gill Friends

MFT - Gill Friends


Supplies
- MFT - Gill Friends
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copic markers: B21, B23, Y15, Y38, YR15
- Masking tape
- Whimsy Stamps - Mini Bubbles Background
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Distress Oxide ink:
          - Mermaid Lagoon
          - Blueprint Sketch
- SSS - Tiny Words
- Foam tape

Monday, February 7, 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #34 - Pattern

Happy Monday!

We kicked off a new challenge today over on the AAA Birthday Challenge blog.
We invite you to create a card with a beautiful pattern.

AAA Birthday Challenge 34 - Pattern


Clean, simple and masculine. That's how I would describe my card for this challenge.

I used the Pattern Power stamp from Altenew and used 3 Altenew colors: Dusk, Ocean Waves and Teal Cave.

The sentiment is from Happy HB die from SSS and is stacked 2 times to create some dimension.

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday To You


Supplies
- Altenew - Pattern Power
- Altenew ink:
          - Dusk
          - Ocean Wave
          - Teal Cave
- SSS - Happy HB

Monday, January 3, 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #33 - Two Favourite Colours + Micro Blog Hop

Happy New Year!

It's the first AAA Birthday Challenge of 2022 and we challenge you to create a birthday card featuring your 2 favourite colours.


To celebrate the New Year, new beginnings and new blog colours AAA Birthday and AAA Cards are having a micro blog hop.

Fancy winning a £10 spend at ........ or a second prize of a mystery parcel? Then play along like this:

1. Comment on both AAA Birthday and AAA Cards first 2022 challenge post.

2. For two extra entries into the draw enter a different card at each of the first 2022 challenges.

To accommodate the different timings of the two challenges the Micro Hop will begin at 8.00am UK time on Sunday 9th January and close at 23.55 UK time on Saturday 22nd January.

You can of course enter cards at AAA Birthday before and after those dates, but they will not be a part of the prize draw.



For my card I chose 2 Distress Oxide colors: Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.
I blended these colors onto a piece of cardstock and used the Cosmo Flower Petals from SSS to cut out the leaves.

Then I used the same 2 colors to stamp the dotted background which is from Altenew.
I adhered this background onto the cardbase and used foam tape to adhere the flower.

Finally I stamped the sentiment from IO with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

SSS - Cosmo Flower Petals

SSS - Cosmo Flower Petals

SSS - Cosmo Flower Petals

SSS - Cosmo Flower Petals




Supplies

- SSS - Cosmo Flower Petals
- Altenew - Dainty Swiss Dots
- Distress Oxide ink:
          - Twisted Citron
          - Peacock Feathers
- Impression Obsession - Happy birthday (C14778)
- Versafine Onyx Black
- Foam tape

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Chinchilla Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Our vet asked me to create a Christmas card featuring a chinchilla.
I found a digital image online and used the print and cut function in my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut this chinchilla. Then I stamped the hat from Lawn Fawn with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the coordinating die to cut it out. Next I used Copic markers to color them.

I colored the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and stamped the leaves from Uniko with Emerald Altenew ink.

Finally I stamped the sentiment, also from Uniko, with Emeral Altenew ink and adhered the chinchilla with foam tape to create some dimension.

Chinchilla Christmas

Chinchilla Christmas

Chinchilla Christmas


Supplies
- Chinchilla digital image
- Silhouette Cameo
- Copic markers: C2, C3, C5, C6, R11, R43, R35
- Uniko - Season Of Beauty
- Lawn Fawn - Hats Off To You
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Emerald Altenew ink
- Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink
- Foam tape

Friday, December 24, 2021

Uniko Challenge #68 - Celebrate + optional twist Reds & Greens

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas card is my entry for the Uniko Challenge #68.

I die cut the Uniko snowflake 3 times and colored 2 of them with Festive Berries and Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink.
I stacked them 3 times with a little twist and adhered them with foam tape onto a piece of brown cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment which is also from Uniko with Versamark and heat set it with white embossing powder.

Uniko - Sparkling Snowflake

Uniko - Sparkling Snowflake

Uniko - Sparkling Snowflake



I want to share my card at:

- Uniko Challenge #68 - Celebrate + optional twist Reds & Greens



Supplies
- Uniko - Designer Die Sparkling Snowflake
- Uniko - Stunning Snowflakes
- Distress Oxide ink:
          - Pine Needles
          - Festive Berries
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Foam tape