Sunday, 28 May 2017

AAA CAS Cards Challenge #91 - 3rd Birthday Blog Hop

Hello there friends, it's time for another challenge over at AAA CAS Cards and we are having a MASSIVE celebration for the next fortnight as our little challenge is celebrating it's 3rd Birthday! There's loads of giveaways, blog hopping, sponsors, treasure hunts, prizes and lots more so read on for all the details.


First up and being a birthday challenge it's an easy theme ... BIRTHDAYS and here's what I've created for you. I'm featuring stamps by Uniko, as they are one of our sponsors, and I've used BG Builders Round in Circles with sentiments from the Simple Said Birthday Set and All Occasion Sentiments #6. The curved, stitched die is by MFT Die-namics, another of our sponsors for this special birthday challenge. 



As always there's plenty more super CAS creations by my fellow teamies, with links to their blogs on the AAA Cards blog HERE and below is our blog hop order so don't forget to visit each blog and leave a comment in order to be eligible for a prize.


We're also delighted to be joined by 4 of our ex-design team members: Jenny, Justine, Sandie and Stephanie so I do hope you'll stop by their blogs too this week.


We've loads of generous sponsors for this special challenge and just to give you an idea of which companies have donated these wonderful gifts just take a look at our sponsor board below:


My give-away prize is a £10.00 voucher from Uniko and to be in with a chance please leave a comment below answering my question ... I'm really just being nosy but here goes! 

"What's your favourite crafting tool that you use every time 
and simply couldn't live without and why?"


Once our challenge has ended I'll be doing a random draw for my prize and I'll pop a summary on the blog of what our favourite crafty tools are. For me it would have to be my Tonic Guillotine. To be honest I'm on my second one of these 'bad boys' but as I've been crafting for well over years; I don't think it's doing too bad! It's compact, cuts perfectly every time. It's super strong and it's marked out in centimetres which is so easy for me as I'm simply useless with feet and inches! 

So before I send you off to create, hop and think out your answers please read the instructions below with all the details of how to be eligible for some prizes. Have fun, Good Luck and thanks for calling by today.



Sarah

55 comments:

  1. What a fun, bright and happy card! I'm a card maker so I couldn't craft without my Scor-Pal, love the crisp straight folds it gives on the base cardstock. Thanks for the chance at winning (c:

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  2. Wow, what a party !
    Your card is simply stunning as always Sarah! That shade of pink!!!
    I think you know my answer to your question :) My precious Silhouette of course!
    Happy birthday AAA ♥

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  3. Gorgeous card, I'm loving all your pretty stamped circles!
    My couldn't-do-without tool is definitely my guillotine - I remember when I first started making cards I would mark my card size out with a ruler and then hand cut it - nightmare!

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  4. Fabulous in the pinks Sarah. And I couldn't live without my misti tool - the best ever investment I've made!

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  5. What a pretty card.. And the Smile it makes on the card is so thoughtful! I started making cards incorporating my quilling and my quilling tool is the one I can't live without!

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  6. My favourite tool is my cutting machine ... I love crisp and detailed cuts of any kind ... Although I have a large number of dies, they aren't enough ... I need more! I can't stop buying them.
    Regards from Slovenia, Maja

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  7. Gorgeous CAS card. Love how the stitch die echos your sentiment. Favourite tool has to be my bigshot. Where would I be if I had to resort to hand cutting and embossing? It's also useful to flatten out cards that are a little out of shape due to water or heat. Hugz

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  8. My favorite tools I like to use are my coloring pencils and time to time also promarkers/watercolor paint.

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  9. My favorite tool right now is The Absorber Synthetic Drying Chamois by Clean Tools. I use it to clean my stamps instead of baby wipes and it works great .

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  10. My fav craft tool is my absorber stamp cloth, I use it all the time to clean my stamps! Love your sweet card and the colors and design are just very happy! Happy Birthday AAA Cards!

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  11. Beautiful card, as always! My favorite tool - my Big Shot - why? Well without it I could not use my dies.....

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  12. beautiful card :) love the circles and the vibrant color. My favorite crafting tool is the misti, it has made stamping a real joy.

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  13. Love your bright pink card, Sarah. Pretty design too.
    My favourite crafting tool I can't live without was a toss up between my MISTI and my Big Shot. But because masking is my favourite technique, and I can't do it without my MISTI (or 3 MISTIs in my case 😂), my MISTIs came out on top.

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  14. Those circles are so funky and groovy, Sarah ... and fabulous with that delicious panel of vibrant pink ... so striking! Favourite tool ... hmmm ... Misti or Cuttlebug as I use one or the other on every card! Anita :)

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  15. Sarah, love your bright pink card! I wish I could work so beautifully with bright colours as you do. Re your question: Undoubtedly I can't live without a heat gun. I use many tools, but most of them is just a comfort tools. But to replace a heat gun? Hmmm... I even use 2 different heat guns for different purposes ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

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  16. Beautiful card! Love the contour and bold colors!
    I love my mini MISTI! Great results in stamping multiple times if needed to get a good impression, and so handy for getting the sentiments placed exactly where I want it!

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  17. Congrats on being 3!! And thanks for having me as GD. I love the colours here-groovy baby! Adore how the sentiment curves x

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  18. Love card. LOVE the colors. My fav tool would have to be my paper trimmer:)

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  19. Love this color combo! My can't live without tool is my Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner. I am pretty sure I use it everytime I craft :)

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  20. What a pretty birthday card :)
    I don't own a craft tool except for scissors n cutter .So it makes them my fav :)

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  21. Surprisingly for me too it is my tonic guillotine .... I need it to keep the edges of my projects trimmed, aligned and straight always...obsession i guess

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  22. Great card with pops of color! One of my favorite tools, that stays out on my craft table, is my craft mat. It's a simple yet effective tool for helping me measure as well as keep things straight!

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  23. Beautiful birthday card, Sarah! pretty in pink! Aside from my Big Shot and Misti (totally dependent on them!), by go-to tools are my panel dies, especially my stitched rectangles! They remedy my inability to cut a straight line and are 100% must-uses in my creating! Thank you for the inspiration and smiles today!
    ~carol

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  24. Cute card - love the colors!! I love embossing powders! Even if it's clear, I have to have it. I emboss everything! lol

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  25. Love the overlapping colored circles - a fun birthday card! Like you, I LOVE my Tonic Guillotine and never make a card without it. It's easy to use, accurate and doesn't take up too much room.

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  26. Sarah, your card is delightful. Such fun colors. My go to tool almost every time is my fine tipped curved tweezers.

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  27. a very pretty card - my favourite tool is my Fiskars paper trimmer, I couldn't be without it!

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  28. love your pink bday card sweety and love the part you stamped it
    simple but beautifully made and for CAS design you are right you can used Pink not always White (like me hehe LOL)
    My Fav tools is now MISTI and my Stampin up Paper cutter I can cutting my paper faster for mass product now yay...I was always using my cutting ruler but it sometimes not 90 degree good shape LOL
    great Hop and thanks for sharing sweet lady
    hugs
    Monika

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  29. This is so beautiful! Love the colors! ♥

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  30. I forgot to anwser to your question.. LOL
    I must say that my most used tool is acrylic block since I stamp a loooot :)

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  31. What a great card! My paper cutter is the one tool that I use for every single card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. fob u lous darling..oh i can't wait till strictly starts again. this card could be one of the dresses and then they call it color blocking ;-) love the pink and the pattern

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  33. Beautiful work on
    this card. Love
    the curved die
    and all the fun
    circles! I love
    using my MISTI
    as it makes the
    stamping come
    out perfect
    every time!
    Carla from Utah

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  34. Wonderful card. I love the curved die and the awesome stamp set for the circles and colors. Awesome card.

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  35. Love your card! Congratulations on birthday number 3! How exciting!! I like to use my embossing machine. They reall make the card pop when using as a bac,.

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  36. Such a pretty card...love the way you stamped all the circles at the base of the card plus ink colors! Happy birthday AAA Cards Challenges!!!

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  37. Love your card, with the colorful circles :) My favorite/go to crafting tool?? wow....it would have to be my Cutterpede paper trimmer, as I use it one EVERYTHING I make!!!
    Susan

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  38. Sarah, I just love this, so pretty and designed perfectly. As a follower I am able to keep up with your fabulous work and this is just another that I will love to case if allowed.xx[aNNie]

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  39. Pretty card and love the sentiment too and the curve gives an unusual look. Happy birthday to AAA cards. My go to tool would have to be my pokey tool, I use it for all sorts from lifting the edge on double sided tape ,positioning small bits that have glue on them, stomping down small additions to apply pressure and make them stick ,holding and placing peel-offs, picking up small die cuts or gems etc the list seems endless. I made the mistake one summer if using it for some paper piercing whist sat on our decking and sat it on a pile of paper, the breeze blew and it dropped down between two planks never to be seen again, I was gutted and lost until I was able to go out and buy another. Hubby said he might take up the decking when we redo the garden so I'm looking forward to finding my old long lost friend.

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  40. I love the colours you used and this is such a great card design.

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  41. Love your colorful, festive card! Let's see, before I got a Misti, my favorite tool was my WRMK envelope punch board. Now that I have the Misti, it's my favorite tool!

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  42. What a stunning card. So clever that you've kept it CAS but added such amazing colour.
    My favourite tool has to be my Big Shot die cutter. I use it for just about every card I make and it's still going strong after 10+ years. (I will have to check out your guillotine though )
    xxx

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  43. Love your card, Sarah ! And you know that I love this stamp set too, it is so versatile ! Each time I'm surprised to see how different a card can be depending on how we use this stamp and the design we give to the card ! It's such a joyful card with these colours, ideal to celebrate the 3rd Birthday of this fabulous challenge !
    My favourite tool is definitely my MISTI ! How many card trials ended up in the bin before I had it ! But when the layering stamps arrived in my stash, I asked one to Santa Hubby ! And I'm sure that since that time, this purchase is well depreciated because I use it almost every day!
    Thanks for the lovely challenge and for the chance to win ! xx

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  44. Heat embossing for sure - can't live without melting something on my cards :))

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  45. Swooning at your fabulous card Sarah! You've managed to get so much depth and texture on that groovy bottom panel by just using different circles and colours. Really wish I knew how you do that! Superb curving on the sentiment too. As for tools, I'm in the Misti gang, so much so that my recycling bin is almost redundant because it hardly ever sees any badly stamped items now. (Ha! Ha! I actually wanted to nominate baby wipes really - I make such a mess on my hands with ink that I have to keep a packet right beside my craft mat. Lol!) xx

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  46. Wow, I love this card! The curved die cut really makes it special. Not to mention your amazing stamping! I would have to say that I cannot be without my brushos. I have an unhealthy love for them :)

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  47. I love the bright color of your card and the curved panel, Sarah. It says 'smile' as much as the sentiment. ;) I don't have a tool I use every time but I do love my MISTI.

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  48. Hi Sarah,
    First off, I love your card. Your curvy sentiment and fun circle pattern make for a fantastic birthday card... My favorite tool would be my Exacto knife. I would have some messed up, ripped up, and uneven cards. I can't cut a straight line to save my life... On that note too, I think my next fav are the Perfect Borders rulers!! Genius!!

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  49. Love your colour combination and your layout is so pretty x My favourite tool is now my Misti...I really don't know what I did before I got one. It makes me more adventurous and I just love it! x

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  50. Love the bright cheerful card. The stamped panel is just gorgeous! My absolutely favorite craft tool has to be my Ranger Heat Gun. I cannot craft without it!

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  51. Gorgeous card, super colours and stamping - must add that sentiment set to my wish list. As for the tool I couldn't do without... that's a hard one as I have so many I love, but I think it will have to be the Misti as it really does open so many doors when it comes to stamping and creating xx

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  52. Your card is just fabulous -- love the colors and overall design!! My favorite tool(s) that I use every single time: ATG tape gun for sure and my paper trimmer!

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  53. Really pretty and bright card. The curved edge is great with the circle design. My favourite tool is probably my MISTI - I very rarely stamp without it. Another thing I use an awful lot is my Wink of Stella, though I suppose that's not a tool exactly :D

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  54. Such a fun card Sarah, love the pinks, browns and blues together! I can't stamp without my Misti anymore, I've become so dependant on it!

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  55. I love your bright design, so cheerful!
    I always use my darling cuttlebug machine and dies, impossible to craft without them!
    hugs xx

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