Friday, October 15, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Reminder


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




   I think the leaves and sprigs in this set are really elegant and deserved the Nordic Frame around the border. I used 2 shades of Altenew gray ink for contrast and added a bold red die-cut sentiment...and that was it!

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! I hope to see you there ~ 

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: The Greetery - All Blessings Flow
Dies: The Greetery - All Blessings Flow, Nordic Frames; MFT - Joy die
Misc: MFT - Wild Cherry cardstock; Altenew - Silver Lake, Evening Gray cardstock

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Our Hostess is yours truly, and since Halloween is only a few shorts weeks away, I'm challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Spooky’.


I've had this NBUS PTI spider web for a few years so I was happy to finally use it on a card. I started by using one side of a watercolor wash stencil to create the wonky border with Oxide inks. After I placed the web I added a few spiders and a die-cut sentiment and that was it ~ Of course I stamped a greeting inside, added a $20. bill and popped it in the mail to my granddaughter, Desi. She'll love it...the money, that is!
                         
We would love to see how the code word ‘Spooky’ 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:
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Corner Adorner (August); SSS - BOO Word and Shadow
Stencils: MFT - Rectangle Watercolor Wash
Misc: Tim Holtz - Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Inks; Altenew - Deep Iris, Lavender Fields Inks

Sunday, October 3, 2021

October CAS Christmas Card Challenge



Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the October challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Marsha and she has chosen ‘Gray & Red’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Darnell.


I fell in love with this cute little Santa/Chimney die, but it was a real challenge to pair it with alphas that would work...this set turned out a bit wonky, but fun to have a tiny image with tall skinny alphas :) I also dry embossed a piece of stone gray cardstock as a background for the Santa...here's a close-up:



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:
Dies: Poppystamps - Santa/Chimney; MFT - Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window; Waffle Flower - Cutaway Alphas
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper's Select White; Altenew - Dark Gray; MFT - Stone Gray, Cherry Red 
Misc: The Greetery - Alpha Alignment Guide; Tim Holtz - Woodgrain embossing folder

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Hey There, Pumpkin


Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Fran is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Autumn’. Our Guest Designer is Valerie ~


For this 5x7" card, I started by using the MFT Rectangle Mask Stencil and the Fall Friends stamp set. I colored the images with Copic markers, created the polka dots with my Uniball Signo pen, and the grass with MFT Oval Shadows die. My intention was to create a one-layer card, but I smudged the sentiment and didn't want to start over...will I ever learn to stamp it first? Also, the pumpkin looks very dark on my screen...not so in person...sorry about that ~

We would love to see how the code word ‘Autumn’ 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 - Fall Friends, Autumn Greetings
Dies: MFT - Oval Shadows
Stencils: MFT - Rectangle Mask
Misc: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Oxide Ink - Mowed Lawn

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Reminder


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


The plaid panel was created with a stencil, 2 distress oxide inks and a gold pen. I used Peerless watercolors (my faves) for the poinsettia, gold foil cardstock and a scallop border to complete this card ~

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! I hope to see you there ~ 




Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Snow Globe Greetings
Dies: Penny Black - Layered Poinsettia; MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Stencils: The Stamp Market - Plaid
Misc: Tim Holtz - Watercolor Cardstock, Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Pine Needles; Peerless Watercolors; Uniball Signo Gold Pen


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Hello, Fall


Hi there, blog friends ~ Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Vicky H. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Leaf’


So, I finally broke down and bought these beautiful leaf dies from Altenew. I used Silver Sparkle cardstock for alcohol inks for the large detailed leaf and Yupo paper for the others. I used Antique Silver embossing powder for the sentiment and a Wonky Stitched die for this front panel. 

We would love to see how the code word ‘Leaf’ 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 - Autumn Blessings
Dies: Altenew - Leaf Mix Die Set; MFT - Wonky Stitched Rectangles; Bow (stash)
Misc: Ranger - Alcohol Inks, Silver Sparkle cardstock, Yupo Paper; DCWV - Silver Metallic cardstock; Altenew - Antique Silver embossing powder