AAA Cards – #142 – One Layer

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. Hope you had a blast with the birthday blog hop and celebrations. Thank you all for such over whelming participation and showing us your love.
Its time for the next challenge and its super simple.
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The optional twist is to use only black and white. This twist is suggested by out super talents CAS cardmaker an DT member Åsa. All her card and designs are super super CAS and absolutely stunning. I have learnt so much looking at her cards. Do visit her blog.
Here’s My take :
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To make this card all i did was stamp the image of the spider with the web and the coordinating punny sentiment.
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I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

CAS def 2017

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.
Bharati (you are here!)

Guest Designer: Nancy (Nananas)
We’ll pick a top winner and some runners up!

It could be you!

 

Our sponsor this fortnight is Stamploration with a very generous $15 gift card to their store. Check out their amazing collection of products
Thank you so much Shery for being our kind sponsor.
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In addition to the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

 

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

 

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards – #141 – Birthday Blog Hop

Hello There!
Very excited that you are here!!
It’s our 5th Birthday today and It’s time for celebration!!!
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We want you to join in the fun blog we have for you and win many prizes!
Do visit  the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you.
There are many prizes and an interesting treasure hunt also for you. Read the complete post to find out everything.
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Here’s My Birthday Card for AAACards Challenge. I went with the color scheme of the AAA Logo to personalize this  :
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To make this card I first die cut the candles using the MFT birthday candle dies and inked them up with distress inks. I also doodled on the candle with white pen to add interest.
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Once the candles were ready, on a white card panel that i die cut from the Avery elle wonky rectangular border inks, I added the sentiment from Birthday wishes stamp set by mama elephant.

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After the sentiment was in place, I adhered the candles using foam tape. I also added glossy accents on the red hearts in the candle flame.

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Finally i matted the panel with a Pattern paper to match the colors on the candles.

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and adhered it on a white card base of the same size.

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I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards birthday challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

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So don’t forget to enter your CAS birthday card, this time in addition to the 1st place prize, we also have 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize for the winners, plus a random winner. How awesome is that.

You have chances at Blog hop, Facebook, Instagram and a treasure hunt!!

 

It could be you!

 

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Thanks to all the amazing companies that have come together to sponsor the prizes for our birthday bash blog hop and the treasure hunt.

 

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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Playing with a couple of challenges with this card

All sorts challenge – week 520/521 – Happy Birthday

 

Hugs

Bharati

 

AAA Cards – #140 – Up to One Third

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely ladies..
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The optional twist is to use bright colors and i am sure the pop of colors will look amazing against the crisp whites.
Here’s My take :
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To make this card I first put a masking tape to mark the area from where i wanted to ink the panel. I then inked up the bottom area of the card with bright colors. I used inks by Tubby Craft for this card as i really like how vibrant they are.
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Once the inks were dry, I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder.

Finally i matted the panel with a back card and adhered it on a white card base and added a few white highlights.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

CAS def 2017

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.
Bharati (you are here!)

Guest Designer: Michelle
We’ll pick a top winner and some runners up!

It could be you!

 

Our sponsor this fortnight is JoyClair with a very generous $25 gift card to their store. Check out their amazing collection of products
Thank you so much JoyClair  for being our kind sponsor.
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In addition to the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

 

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards – #139 – Sketch + Optional Twist Shaker

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. This time we are shaking things a bit with our CAS game #139. We have CAS sketch for you to use for the next fortnight and an amazing optional twist of chosen by DT Ksenija.
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Here ‘s the sketch and please remember you can flip it as well.
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The optional twist of Shaker was picked by our super talented DT Ksenija. You have to check her blog for amazing inspiration and a huge number of tips.
Here’s My take :
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To make this card I first stamped in black this adorable and fun image of a monkey from the chunky monkey stamp set by Sugar Pea Designs. I then colored the monkey with alcohol color makers. I also stamped a few bananas and colored them from the same stamp set. I fussy cut all the images and kept them ready.
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I used a square shaker pouch by MFT Stamps and created the shaker element on the card. The sequins used here are by Ranganjali. In the shaker pouch I let the bananas hang using an invisible thread. This way the bananas don’t fall to the bottom of the square window but hang and are more visible. For the background of the shaker window i inked a white card stock with blue distress inks.
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Once the shaker window was made, i stamped the sentiment in black from the same stamp set and adhered the cute monkey on top of the window. I know the monkey is hanging from nothing and is there in middle of the air. But i did not want to added anything more to preserve the CAS look.

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Finally i matted the panel with a back card and adhered it on a white card base and added a few white highlights.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

CAS def 2017

 

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Raga from PerkyHobby. She is a fabulous card maker, illustrator and has many brilliant ideas. Her blog has plenty of CAS card examples and I encourage you to go take a look and while away some time and be inspired.
We’ll pick a top winner and some runners up!

It could be you!

Our sponsor this fortnight is Winnie & Walter with a very generous $25 credit to their store. Check out their amazing collection of products that includes stamps, dies, stencils etc…
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Thank you so much Winnie & Walter for being our kind sponsor.
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In addition to the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

 

Playing along with a couple of challenges:

send a smile 4 kids challenge – Anything goes 4 kids – The monkey and the shaker elements make this a fun card for the kids

simon says stamp –  Wednesday challenge- Anything Goes

Timeout challenges – Challenge #134 – Playful – The monkey and the fun sentiment make this card playful. not to mention the shaking and the playing the recipient would get to do. I feel the card fit well with the theme – playful.

Alphabet challenge – Clean & Simple – This CAS shaker card fits the theme

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 579 – Brads, Sequins or Gems

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – April challenge – Wings, Tails or Spring Blossoms

watercoolerchallenges – Challenge # 218- All About Occasions – My card is for Birthday

International Arts & Soul Challenge #57 – Birthday

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Bharati

AAA Cards – Along the edge

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. The CAS game #138 at AAACards challenge is one of the easiest recipes for making a CAS card. Contain the design along the edge. Simple!
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The optional twist this time is sewing. We’d like to see your CAS cards have a focal element along the edge and if you opt to play with the twist add a bit of thread work.
Just a gentle reminder – we love empty white space that is smooth unpatterned and untextured
Here’s My take :
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To make this card I first stamped in black the beautiful design from the tin roof stamp set by  cas-ualfridaysstamps. I then heat embossed the design in clear embossing powder.
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Then i added the sentiment from the stamp set called Supercalifragilistic . This one is by cas-ualfridaysstamps as well.  Then i took my nuvo drops and just went crazy with them as you can see. LOL!
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The process of filling in each petal and dot in the design with the drops was so calming!! I enjoyed every moment of it. I must admit the thought that i will mess up the whole thing by accidentally smudging the wet part with my fingers lingered in my head through out the process.

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Finally i matted the panel with a back card and adhered it on a white card base.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

CAS def 2017

 

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
Guest Designer :  Michelle W from seashellcreates
Our sponsor this fortnight is STAMPlorations for a $15 gift code to their store. Check out their amazing collection of products that inclues stamps, dies, stencils etc…
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Thank you so much Shery for being our kind sponsor and for joining us with your beautiful card as well.
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In addition to the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Playing along with a couple of challenges :

avenue613 Challenge #220 – April 2019 – Anything Goes

AAA Cards – Made in minutes

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. The CAS game #137 at AAACards challenge is going to be super fun and exciting.  A CAS card can be made very quickly once you have worked out the the card design and have the supplies on your desk, Isn’t It?
Our DT Member Lucie has come up with this challenge to make a CAS card in minutes. She is an extremely talented Card maker and do check out her blog www.luciegcards.com for some amazing inspiration.
Coming to the challenge, its very simple. First plan your card and gather your supplies. Then see if you can create it in minutes – under 15 would be great, but no more than 30.
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The optional twist is dry emboss on the card. Dry embossing is both quick and subtle which is perfect for CAS cards. The idea is that with time at a premium your card should be simple enough to create quickly.
Remember the S in CAS means SIMPLE!
Here’s My take :
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I played along with the optional twist as well got my embossing folder out. Embossing folders are very easy to use, quick in results, effective for adding texture and  come at a good price point.
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To make this card i first got the supplies out on my table, which are – a white card panel, embossing folder, die machine and plates, stamp set by Heffy Doodle, black ink, acrylic block, distress ink, make-up brush, Strip of black & white pattern paper, card base, corner punch and tacky tape.
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I first dry embossed the card panel and then inked the raised areas softly with dress ink using an old makeup brush. I also added the black and white strip on the side and rounded the corners with a punch.

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I then stamped the sentiment and the image with a black ink and adhered the panel to a card base. I think i took around 10 to 12 mins to make this card.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

CAS def 2017

 

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
Guest Designer :   Kateryna

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Our sponsor this fortnight are Heffy Doodle who are giving a  £25.00 voucher to their shop to the winner of this challenge. Thank you Heffy Doodle! They have wide variety and a beautiful collection of stamps. I just love their cute and adorable creations. Do check them out. 
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In addition to the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards Challenge – 1 image + Spring

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. The CAS game #136 encourages you to use just one image. Such a simple and superb way to go CAS.
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Here’s My take :
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I played along with the optional twist as well which is spring. So I selected this lovely image of beautiful flowers. The stamp is by Crafty scrappers and it is called “Magnificent Champaka” . To make this card I first Stamped this single image in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
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I then colored the image with zig real brush markers. They really work wonderfully on strathmore card stock. After coloring the image i also added a gray shadow around it to make is pop a little. Then I added a simple sentiment under one of the leaves and in a corner to maximize the whit space. I finally added a orange matted layer and adhered the card front to a black card base.

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I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

CAS def 2017

 

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
Guest Designer :  Aleksa

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Our sponsor this fortnight is crafty scrappers who are giving a $20 gift certificate (to be spent on stamps from their shop). They have wide variety and a beautiful collection of stamps. Do check them out.

As well as the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati