Saturday, July 17, 2021

Wishing You Happiness



Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Vicki D. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Geometric’.

                                                                                                                                                                       
               For my geometric shape, I chose my octagon dies and instead of creating a scenic sky for the background, I decided to use a tiny dots stencil with glimmer paste. The butterfly and sentiment are from the same MFT set.

We would love to see how the code word ‘Geometric’ 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 ~ Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Spread Your Wings
Dies: MFT - Spread Your Wings, Linked Octagon Frames
Stencils: MFT - Mini Staggered Circles
Misc: Nuvo - Glimmer Paste (Moonstone)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Reminder


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


Recently, I went on a shopping spree at The Greetery and I used a few of my new goodies for this card. I used traditional colors for the poinsettias, a gold gel pen for the centers, and just for fun, light gray for the berries :) I stamped the sentiment then topped it with clear EP for a lovely shine (too bad it doesn't show on screen).   

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 and it's a great way to add to your Christmas card stash! I hope to see you there ~ 


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: The Greetery - Hoop Wreath; Altenew - Warm Blessings (sentiment)
Dies: The Greetery - Hoop Wreath, Catching Snowflakes, Hoop & Fringe die
Misc: Uniball Signo Gold Gel Pen; Pretty Pink Posh - Clear Crystal Gems; Ranger Superfine Detail Clear Embossing Powder

Saturday, July 3, 2021

CAS Christmas July Challenge



Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the July challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Linda and she has chosen ‘Poinsettia’ for our prompt and our Guest Designer is Sandra from Sandma's Handmade Cards.



I love this graphic Poinsettia without adding the 2nd layer to the design, which would fill in the color. I used ultra fine gold embossing powder for the flower and sentiment, added a few clear gems, then placed the panel on a gold foil card base...and that was it! I love a clean and simple card, but sometimes it's hard to know when to add and when to stop ~ know what I mean?

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: Stamplorations - Layered Poinsettia; Clearly Besotted - Christmas Sparkle
Misc: Simon Says Stamp - Ultrafine Gold Embossing Powder

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge - Christmas


Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Nancy is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Christmas’


I like creating Christmas cards with a non-traditional color palette. For this card, I chose pumice stone and shaded lilac distress inks. I started with a loose lilac watercolor for the background and I blended pumice stone ink lightly onto stone gray cardstock before die-cutting the mistletoe. I used DOX ink for the berries and bow to get a pop of color then I brushed everything with a crystal clear marker to add sparkle to the design. 

We would love to see how the code word ‘Christmas’ 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 - Snow Globe Greetings
Dies: MFT - Tall Snow Globe; Memory Box - Mistletoe Bundle
Misc: Tim Holtz - Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink, Pumice Stone - Distress Ink; Catherine Pooler Ink - Twilight; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Marker; Stampin Up Pearl Gem  

Saturday, June 19, 2021

You Have My Heart


Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Sue N. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Sun’.


For my 'sun' image, I used a PTI Cover Plate (retired). The little girl and pup were colored with Copic markers and the tiny heart is from MFT.

We would love to see how the code word ‘Sun’ 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 - You Have My Heart
Dies: MFT - You Have My Heart, Blueprints ll (heart), Slanted Sentiment Strips
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink - Sunrise Impressions l Cover Plate
Misc: Copic Markers

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge ~ Reminder


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


This is a 'new to me' stamp set that has several really cute images. I colored the snowmen and sky with Copic markers, then used my white gel pen to add in a few snowflakes. Lastly, I added the little clothespin and glossy accents to their noses :)

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 - Christmas sELFies
Misc: Glaze Gel Pen; Copic Markers; Glossy Accents; Clothespin (stash)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Enjoy The Adventure


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 ‘Beach’.


This cute little sailboat is from Simply Graphic, which is a company in France with reasonable prices and shipping fees...gotta love that! I started by stenciling the waves and clouds, then stacked the navy saiboat x3 to add dimension. I used a NBUS stitched circle die to frame the scene and Navy ink for the sentiment. Lastly, I used clear embossing powder for the fish to create a tone-on-tone effect. 

We would love to see how the code word ‘Beach’ 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 - Mermazing; PTI - Ahoy (sentiment)
Dies: Simply Graphic - Sailboat; Penny Black - Stitched Circles
Stencils: MFT - Watercolor Wash, Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: Ranger Superfine Detail Clear Embossing Ink; Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks

Thursday, June 3, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge




Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the June challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Hideko and she has chosen ‘Snowman’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Steph from My Paper Corner.


I created this 5x7" card using a new Penny Black stamp and colored him with Copic markers and colored pencils. Since the image is so large, I added the sentiment and a few polka dots with my gel pen...and that was it ~ CAS! 

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: Penny Black - Bundled Up; Altenew - Warm Blessings (sentiment)
Misc: Copic Markers; Memento - Tuxedo Black ink; Prismacolor Pencils; Uniball Signo Pen - White; MFT - Cherry Crisp ink

Saturday, May 22, 2021

'U' Have a Heart of Gold


 Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ I will be Hostess, and I'm challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Ombre’. Trina, who always inspires me with her gorgeous cards, is our Guest Designer!
                         

I blended 4 shades of blue ink (Altenew) for the alpha and added texture with the SU embossing folder. Then I heat embossed the sentiment with detail white powder and mounted the panel onto a black card base...Easy peasy, lemon squeezy :)

We would love to see how the code word ‘Ombre’ 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 - Essential Sentiments
Dies: Altenew - Mega Alphabet 'U' Die
Misc: Stampin' Up - Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions; Altenew - Crisp Pure White embossing powder

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Reminder


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


I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors for this card so I chose stone gray cardstock for the holly and stems and hot pink for the berries...I know they look red on screen, but I used Copic Marker - RV17 and it's truly hot pink :) I blended the background with Tumbled Glass DOX fading into white and splattered Gouache for a snowy effect. I also spritzed the holly and berries with Sheer Shimmer Spray for a little sparkle. The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts stamp set just because I love the elegant font. 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: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Trees (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX; Penny Black - Holly Berry Branch
Stencils:
Misc: Imagine Crafts - Sheer Shimmer Spritz; Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass DOX; Winsor & Newton - Gouache; Copic Marker - RV17; MFT - Stone Gray cardstock (retired)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Birthday Wishes


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

I used a Mama Elephant die for the stitched scallop frame and colored the dragonfly with Copic markers. A sentiment and a few enamel dots and this card was done and dusted :)

We would love to see how the code word ‘Bugs’ 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 - Fluttering Friends; W&9 - Birthday Wishes (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Fluttering Friends; Mama Elephant - All Prettied Up
Misc: Copic Markers 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Happy Holidays


Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the May challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Christine and she has chosen ‘Foliage & Berries’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Robyn.


I've been shopping at The Greetery lately and I thought this branch and berries die was perfect for our prompt. I used distress inks to watercolor the branch then sprayed it with sheer shimmer spritz and left the outline white. I die-cut the bow (also The Greetery) with white glitter cardstock and used gold embossing powder for the sentiment. Here is a close-up of all the sparkle on the branch.



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I wasn't 100% happy with my card...it just doesn't feel CAS enough. So, I pulled out a stencil, which was a gift from Loll, and I got busy ~


Thanks, Loll! I should have reached for this stencil, to begin with :)
I used distress inks to color the holly, berries and stems then placed a layer of Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the top. I then used gold foil cardstock for the die-cut sentiment and gold embossing powder for the stamped sentiment. 


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
Card #1:
Stamps: Altenew - Warm Blessings
Dies: The Greetery - Inside & Out Berry Branch, Fit To Be Tied (bow)
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Tsukineko - Sheer Shimmer Spray; SSS - Ultra Fine Gold embossing powder; Red Gems - stash

Card #2:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Pretty Poinsettia (retired)
Dies: Reverse Confetti - Winter Words; MFT - Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Magenta - Berry Branch
Misc: Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Moonstone; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; DCWV - Foil Cardstock; SSS - Ultrafine Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ The wonderful Vicky H. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Sky’. Our Guest Designer is Ma-Mi.
                         

This is the first time I played with this slimline die and I enjoyed using a new shape for my card...The clouds were stenciled and the butterflies were cut from an old Memory Box die.

We would love to see how the code word ‘Sky’ 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 - BB Greetings Galore
Dies: Mama Elephant - Slim Card Basics; Memory Box - Butterflies
Stencils: MFT - Clouds
Misc: Altenew - Eastern Sky, Iceberg; Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Reminder - CAS Christmas Card Challenge


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


I love this angled scallop die, so I decided to place it above my blended rainbow panel and add a sparkly Poinsettia into the corner. I embossed the sentiment in silver EP, 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!


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew - Warm Blessings (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges; Penny Black - Layered Poinsettia
Misc: Altenew - Antique Silver embossing powder; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ The wonderful Joy D. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Flower’.
                         

I needed a get-well card and thought this sentiment was perfect with these pretty blooms. I colored the jug and flowers with Copic markers, then mounted it onto a PTI mat.

We would love to see how the code word ‘Flower’ 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 - Mother's Day Bouquet, Beautiful Blessings (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Mother's Day Bouquet; PTI - Mega Mat Stack 3
Misc: Tsukineko - Sheer Shimmer Spray; Copic markers


Saturday, April 3, 2021

April CAS Christmas Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the April challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Trina and she has chosen ‘Rainbow’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is the amazing Izzy!


I started by watercoloring my new TH Woodlands Trees blending red into orange, yellow into green, and blue into violet with a spritz of sheer shimmer spray. Next, I used embossing paste on a falling snow stencil, added snowdrifts, and a sentiment, and this card was complete!

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: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles (sentiment)
Dies: Tim Holtz - Woodlands Trees; MFT - Stitched Snow Drifts
Stencils: Sugar Pea Designs - Falling Snow
Misc: Altenew - White Embossing Paste, Watercolor Brush Markers; Sheer Shimmer Spritz