Monday 12 May 2014

AAA Cards Game 2

So how did you get on with last week's first ever challenge at AAA Cards?  Such a great response to our new challenge blog and I enjoyed visiting all your blogs to see what you'd been up to.

So today it's time for the release of game 2.  This week it's a sketch and/or colour combo for you to enjoy creating with. 

I made a couple of cards to share and hopefully inspire you to join in.

First up is a fairly literal copying of the sketch using the beautiful Clearly Besotted stamps to peep through the aperture on the turquoise card. I pricked the faux stitching round the strip before mounting it onto pads to give the dimension needed for the aperture. 

The tree is stamped onto a die cut and embossed circle the same size as the aperture. I placed three sprinkles in a triangle round this cute sentiment, from the same set, to highlight it.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Design A Tree
Inks: Adirondack, pool; Ranger distress, victorian velvet
Card: AC cardstock
Die: Spellbinders, Standard circlces small
Embellishments: doodlebug sprinkles, Spring assortment

It was such an easy sketch and great colours that I just had to make another card.  This card uses my 'go to' circular stack with a butterfly, button and twine combo.

 I have so much pretty patterned paper that I don't think I'd run out if I never bought any for the next few years - that's never going to happen though!  Anyway it's always a pleasure to look through them and select a piece for a project and this paper was so right for the colours and sort of vintagy feel of my card.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Say It In Style
Ink: Memento, teal zeal
Paper: basic grey, hopscotch; Bazzill Basics cardstock
Dies: Xcut, spiro circle; Spellbinders, standard circle small
Punches: Martha Stewart, butterfly & flower
Embellishments: button & twine from my stash 

Well that's me done for today. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really hope I've helped you and you'll feel inspired to join in game 2. Looking forward to visiting your blogs again this week!



  1. Nice, nice, nice! I love to see the posts as well as your cards. Who are the cuties in your sidebar? You're really good at this team designer thing too! hugs

    1. My two grandsons & Murray belongs to my oldest son.

  2. Beautiful cards. And even a third! Whew! Does your talent ever run dry? I don't think so!! Thanks so much for inspiring.

  3. Jane, your two cards are marvelous!


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