Sunday, 9 January 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #206: Moodboard

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 an online store of your choice 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.

The new challenge just started over at AAA Cards and it's a new theme and look to everything!
We added "Moodboard", which means you can take anything from the tiles in the game badge and run with it. But make sure your card is still CAS.
According to AAA Cards Challenges CAS means: minimal (or no) layers, minimal (or no) embellishments, plenty of empty space, no splatters, no dry embossing all over the background. Little  bits is fine, one focal point and everything contained is ideal.

For my card I diecut the tree die from Marianne Design LR0283 from 300grams card, cut off the right side trees, they didn't cut well and I wanted less.

I also diecut the deer from Nellie Snellen SD209 from the same card.

For the background I inkblended Distress inks: Chipped sapphire, Faded jeans, Stormy sky and Speckled egg. Splattered with water and white acrylic paint.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps (Simple sentiment strips). I thought Happy winter, but I just grabbed Merry Christmas, bit later or very early, but you can never have too many in your stash. right?.

For my second card I used a Whimsy Stamps Digi: Dudley Stuck.
I printed him on Copic safe paper, added the sentiment whilst in Photoshop and printed it with my laser printer, then colored the image with Copics and Graphit brush markers. Cut is 1cm smaller and attached it to the cardbase with tape runner.

For more information on the AAA Cards Challenge or to play along,  see this.


  1. Love both your cards Maaike. That Whimsey stamp is so cute.

  2. Both cards are gorgeous Maaike but it's the first that I like best with that gorgeous snowy sky and the pure white silhouettes and gentle curves. Vicky x