Saturday, January 16, 2021

Let it Snow


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Ceal is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Snow’. Our Guest Designer is Melanie.


This cutie pie is from a fairly new MFT stamp set called 'Pile on the Hugs'. I colored her with Copic markers and splattered white Gouache for a snowy effect. Behind her is falling snow, made with embossing paste and a stencil. To create the ground, I die cut an oval shadow die and used it as a stencil. Here is a close-up of the snow:
                          


We would love to see how the code word ‘Snow’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Pile on the Hugs, Snowglobe Greetings
Dies: MFT - Shadow (ground)
Stencils: Sugar Pea Designs - Falling Snow
Misc: Copic markers; Altenew - White embossing paste; Winsor & Newton - Gouache; Versafine Onyx Black ink; Ranger Clear Embossing Powder; Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Friday, January 15, 2021

Peace, Love & Joy


Hello friends ~ Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the January CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Julia is hosting this month and she has chosen ‘Silhouette’ for our prompt.


I started by blending distress inks to create a sunset, then I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black ink for a strong silhouette. I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment and a stitched die for the border.

My teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire everyone ~ Come on over to the challenge blog to check them out, and play along with us, if you like! You have until the 24th to submit your card!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Lavinia Stamps - Three Kings; Wplus9 - Iconic Christmas (sentiment)
Dies: Pinkfresh Studio - Stitched Rectangles
Misc: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed; Versafine Onyx Black; SSS - Super Ultra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Sunday, January 3, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the January challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Julia and she has chosen ‘Silhouette’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Pat from Colorful Card Creations.


This card took just a few minutes to create...I created the ground using an oval die to make a stencil. Then, I stamped the images and sentiment from WPlua9 and stacked the frame dies in black and white for contrast...and that was it! This is a great card to duplicate for the holidays ~ Quick and easy, CAS design :)

We hope you’ll stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the beautiful Christmas cards by our DT and Guest Designer...The challenge ends on the 24th, so you have plenty of time to play along with us...It’s a great way to add some beautiful cards to your Christmas card stash! I hope to see you there ~ 

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: WPlus9 - Iconic Christmas
Dies: MFT - Elegant Rectangle STAX; MFT - Oval Shadow die (discontinued)
Misc: Versafine - Onyx Black ink; Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass Distress ink

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Thank you for being so sweet!

                                                              

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a very nice holiday season with family and friends and that 2021 is filled with good health and happiness!

The team at Addicted to CAS has been on an extended break, but we are back with our first challenge of the new year. I am hosting this challenge and the amazing Trina is our Guest Designer. I've chosen 'Emboss' for our Code Word...heat and dry embossing are welcome, so I hope you'll join us!

  I have decided to use both heat and dry embossing for my card ~



I started by embossing a 5x5 panel with a textured embossing folder, then die-cutting the Gingko Leaf with an old panel of alcohol inked and foiled cardstock. I heat embossed part of the sentiment and used gold foil cardstock for the word sweet and thin square frame. Here's a close-up of all the texture on the embossed leaf and panel ~


We would love to see how the code word ‘Emboss’ inspires you. If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Sweet Sentiments
Dies: Impression Obsession - Ginko Leaf; MFT - Sweet Sentiments; Altenew - Fine Frames Square Die Set
Misc: Stampin' Up - Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions; Therm O Web Deco Foil - Gold; Ranger - Alcohol Inks; Simon Says Stamp - Ultra Fine Gold Embossing Powder

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy Hummingbirds

Hi there, blog friends! I've been taking a break from blogging and I thought it would be fun to start off the new year by playing along with the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.


I needed an anniversary card for my stepson and daughter-in-law and thought these sweet hummingbirds were perfect. I used a cloud stencil for the background and colored the birds with Copic markers. The sentiment was embossed with gold EP and I added a strip of gold foil along each side of the panel...and that was it :)

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for visiting my blog and for those of you who leave a comment for me...I read and appreciate every one of them...Thank you! 
I also want to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year! 2020 has been challenging for all with the Covid - 19 virus and a very intense presidential election here in the U.S. As we turn the page on our calendars to 2021, I hope things will settle down ~


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Happy Hummingbirds
Dies: MFT - Happy Hummingbirds
Stencils: MFT - Mini Clouds
Misc: MFT - Gold Foil cardstock; Copic markers

Sunday, November 15, 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Reminder


Hello friends ~ Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the November CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Trina is hosting this month and she has chosen ‘Non-traditional Colors’ for our prompt.


For my non-traditional colors I used distress inks in rainbow order for the die-cut word and stacked it with 2 white die-cuts to add dimension. I used Copic markers to color the holly aqua and placed everything onto a navy blue stitched panel. It was fun using colors other than green & red or silver & blue...Thanks to our brilliant Trina for such a great idea :)

My teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire everyone ~ Come on over to the Challenge Blog to check them out, and play along with us if you like! You have until the 24th to submit your card!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko - Big & Bold Merry (Christmas); Picket Fence Studios - On a Christmas Walk (Holly)
Dies: MFT - Stacked Merry Picket Fence Studios - On a Christmas Walk (Holly); MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangles
Misc: Stampin' Up - Clear Gems; Copic Markers; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Brutus Monroe - Alabaster White embossing powder