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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #64

 Hi everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, and our code word is 'Animal'. Our host is the super sweet and incredibly talented Joanna, and our sponsor is Create a Smile 
  who are offering 12.50 Euro (One Stamp Set) as a prize for the winner! We also have a very talented Guest Designer for this challenge ~ Monika, who has created two really sweet cards!

Here is my card:

I've had this stamp and die set in my stash for a few months, and finally pulled it out for this challenge. I was inspired by the 'whispy' technique Sandy Allnock used when she previously colored this image, and thought it would be fun to try it on my owl. Here is a close up: 

I also blended distress inks to create the sky background and framed the aperture with SSS white woodgrain cardstock. Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to his eyeballs to make them shine. 

I hope you'll stop by the ATCAS blog to see what my teammates  have created and play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope your weekend is off to a great start ~

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CASology - Wedding, SSS Flickr Challenge - Backgrounds & CAS on Sunday - Cheer Up, Buttercup

Hi everyone,
My mojo has been a bit low lately, but I have managed to create a few cards for some of my favorite challenges. The first one is for this week's challenge at CASology and the Cue Card is Wedding:

I started by stamping the wine glasses with my Hero Arts ombre inks, then die cut my brand new Penny Black die cut word Congrats several times and stacked them to add dimension. I added a few sequins and Wink of Stella to the glasses for some shimmer and shine ~


My second card is for two challenges -  Simon  Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #19 for the theme Create Your Own Background and for the CAS on Sunday Challenge for the theme Cheer Up, Buttercup:

I created a subtle background for the aperture using white embossing paste and SSS Tiny Dots Stencil, and couldn't resist this adorable pup from the You Are Pawsome stamp and die set. The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp. I thought this was a great card for someone who's feeling down :)

Thanks to Loll's suggestion, I would like to add both cards to the May CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers  for the theme 'Use Die Cuts and Punches' ~ Thanks, Loll!

So, that's it for me today...I apologize for the slightly dark photos, as we're having an overcast day. I hope everyone is getting ready to have a fun and crafty weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sandie!

Hello there blog friends,
Before I begin this post, I just want to say "Thank You" to everyone for your thoughts and prayers as well as notes, cards and emails expressing your condolences for my loss. 
For those who may not be aware...Last Saturday, my step-father passed away, and as you can imagine, it's been a difficult and busy week for me. This is why I was unable to visit your blog or Flickr posts over the past several days, but as of today, I promise to get caught up!
Thank you all again, for your love and support!

 On the lighter side...Today is a special day for a very special someone! My sweet, talented and lovely teammate (Addicted to Stamps & More), Sandie from London Days is celebrating her birthday, and Kylie has organized a Surprise Linky Party on her Blog!

Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Sandie! I hope you are having a fun day celebrating with family and friends, and I hope all of your birthday wishes come true! 

Here is my card ~

 I used the Simon Says Stamp Balloon and Pattern stencil with hand drawn strings and bows. The die cut sentiment is from Mama Elephant and the stamped sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

We would love for you to join us in celebrating Sandie's birthday by creating a card and linking it to Kylie's Blog, or if you would like to stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ I hope your weekend is off to a fun start!