FABULOUS FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS ~

Saturday, 12 April 2014

ATCAS CHALLENGE #36


Hi lovely crafters! 
Thank you for all your fabulous entries in our ATCAS Wheels challenge - it was very difficult to choose the winners, but you can see who they are if you pop over to the ATCAS blog on Monday!

The challenge this fortnight is hosted by the very talented Michelle
and she has chosen this Code Word ~


Here is my take on the Code Word ~ 


I masked a circle for the moon, coloured the panel with Distress Inks, then spritzed with water.
The bird stamp is from the Crafty Secrets "French Mail" set. 
The stamped image looked rather "flat", so I stamped a second one, cut it out, curved it slightly and attached with silicone glue.
Sentiment from the Penny Black Salutations set.

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Our fabulous sponsor is Kathryne of StampArt Designs, and our
CAS Perfectionist will receive 5 StampArt digis of their own choice.


Happy Crafting ~
Hugs, 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

JUST BECAUSE!


Hi lovely crafters - hope you are having a very happy week!  
It seems ages since I made a card "just because", or entered any challenges, so here goes!


Stamps -
Indigo Blu "Miss Austen"
Crafty Secrets "French Mail"
Crafty Individuals "Fancy Script"
Images and white linen cardstock inked with
Weathered Wood DI, Ranger Jet Black Archival, and
Memento London Fog.
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Stampin' Up Framelits Ovals die.
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal Keyhole, coloured with
 Gesso and Weathered Wood ink.
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I would like to enter the following challenges ~

A Vintage Journey - A Little Bit French.
Alphabet Challenges - D for Die Cuts. 

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

A WHEELY GOOD CHALLENGE AT ADDICTED TO CAS!


Hi lovely friends and followers - sorry about the title - I just couldn't resist!
Your Hostess this fortnight at ATCAS is Me! 
I have a fab. Code Word for you - I hope you think it's fab. too! 
I am so looking forward to seeing how you talented crafters interpret the code word, and here it is.........
The DT girls have made some awesome inspirational cards - hope you have time to pop over to the ATCAS blog and leave them some love!

Here is my DT card - 


The cute "Bye Bye" image is from the wonderful Mo Manning.
Coloured with Copics.
Sentiment from Wendy Vecchi "Natures Art" set. (Stampers Anonymous).

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Our CAS Perfectionist will receive the "All About You" pack of rubber stamps from our generous Sponsor Shery Russ at STAMPlorations

Have a happy fortnight, and Happy Mothers Day to all you lovely 
hard-working Mums out there.
Hugs, 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!

Hi Lovely friends and followers - it's good to be blogging again after the hols., though I'm not too keen on the huge pile of washing and ironing!
Thanks for all the lovely comments whilst I've been away, and a warm welcome to my new followers, Vanessa and Tam.
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It's ATCAS challenge time again, and with St. Patrick's Day(March 17th)in mind, our Hostess, the very talented Sandie, has chosen this Code Word for you.....


The DT have come up with some fab. creations, so do take a peek at the ATCAS blog! 



I used the Memory Box "Tiny Village" and "Woodland Branch" dies, 
attaching the houses with hand-drawn string.
Computer-generated sentiment, Chiller font.
SU cardstock - Whisper White, Real Red and Wild Wasabi.
Branch cut from an ancient snippet!
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Can't wait to see your Lucky creations!

There is a fab. prize for our CAS Perfectionist - a pack of "All About You" rubber stamps from our generous Sponsor, Shery Russ at STAMPlorations.

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Hugs to all 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

SWEET BABY GIRL at ATCAS!

Hi lovely peeps - I hope Mr Blogger is working today, as I am not here - I am somewhere else (sunny, I hope!), so this is a scheduled Post.

The ATCAS Code Word, chosen by our lovely hostess Harriet, is....
I'm sure all you talented crafters out there will have
lots of fab. ideas for this theme! Do pop over to see what our lovely DT
have created for your inspiration!

Here is my DT offering:-


Memory Box Alphabet dies - cut 3 times from cardstock, layered to give some depth, then a top layer cut from some SU paper snippets.
The punched squares were popped up on foam pads.
Sweet Girl stamps from "New Baby" set by Kars.
Melon Mambo ink - SU.
Small heart punch - also from SU.
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Our generous Sponsor is Kathryne at Stampart Design.
The prize for our CAS Perfectionist is 5 of Kathryn's fabulous Digi stamps.


 Sending big hugs - see you soon! 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

COFFEE TIME AT ATCAS!

Hello lovely friends and bloggers  - I hope you are all safe and well, and keeping warm wherever you are.
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It's ATCAS time again, and your lovely Hostess, Deepti, has chosen this Code Word:-  

Can't wait to see your Coffee creations, and if you need some
inspiration just pop over to the ATCAS blog to see what the DT
have been making!
As always, your card must be Clean and Simple, with lots of "open space"!
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For my DT card I have used the Bugaboo digi image - 
"Stop and Smell the Coffee"!

Image and sentiment printed separately onto white linen card,
layered onto SU Crumb Cake card base.
Image coloured with Copics.

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Our amazing sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!! They are generously offering our CAS Perfectionist a pack of 7 digi's from their store!!!


Happy Crafting ~ 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

LOVE YOU!

Hi peeps, it's almost Valentine's Day - a very good reason to enter our romantic challenge at ATCAS!

Your Host this fortnight is the very talented Jaydee, and she has chosen this Code Word ........


The DT have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration, so if you have the time, they would love you to pop over and leave them some love too!

Here is my DT card ~



For the banner, I used my new SU Sale-A-Bration Banner Punch,which I LOVE! (see more about it HERE),  some very old alphabet stamps, a hand-drawn "washing line", and a small heart punch.
The aperture was cut with a circle punch on the white and the red layers.
The "You" is part of a hAnglar & stAnglar "For You" stamp.

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Our Sponsor this fortnight is the lovely Kathryne of StampArt Design, and our CAS Perfectionist will receive 5 of Kathryne's beautiful digi images.

Look forward to seeing your Love-themed creations!
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I am entering my card into the following challenges -
 CAS-ual Fridays (Over the edge).
Sweet Stampin' (Love/Valentines).

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Happy Crafting~

Saturday, 18 January 2014

A NEW YEAR - A NEW ATCAS CHALLENGE!

Hi lovely friends, followers and bloggers - thank you so much for visiting! 
Wow - we are already into the second challenge of 2014 at Addicted to CAS - how quickly the time flies.

In keeping with the "New Year", our talented  Teamie and Host, Shana, chose this Code Word ~

 You can interpret the Code Word in any way you wish, but please remember, to be eligible for a winner's prize your card design must be 
CLEAN AND SIMPLE with lots of empty space!

Here is my take on the Code Word ~

Recipe:-
Gingham paper - Pink Petticoat
Vintage Pram - Anna Griffin stamp
Black Archival ink
Spellbinders circle die
Sentiment - "New Baby" set by Kars
SU Linen Thread
Border punch - Fiskars
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Our sponsor this fortnight is Deedee's Digis - our winning CAS Perfectionist
will receive 3 Deedee's digi sets of their own choice.


Looking forward to seeing your Clean and Simple creations!
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I would like to enter my card into the Less is More "Baby" Challenge.
(Sorry Chrissie and Jen -  I know it's a while since I joined in)!  

Saturday, 4 January 2014

DIES AT ADDICTED TO CLEAN AND SIMPLE!

Wow lovely Bloggers - doesn't Christmas come and go in a flash!  It  seems like only yesterday  I was decorating the tree, and now it's almost time to take it down, which always makes me feel rather sad (Awwww)!!
Anyway, I hope you are ready to join us at ATCAS, for our very first Challenge of 2014!

Our lovely Hostess is the very talented Loll who has chosen this  Code Word .....

So, we would like you to use Die(s), and, as always, the design must be
Clean and Simple, with plenty of open space!
Here is my DT card - do pop over to ATCAS to see what the talented Teamies have created, and leave them some lurve!


I have used the Memory Box Prim Poppy die and a Spellbinders Small Classic Squares die.
The colouring behind the aperture was created on a separate piece of white cardstock, using  Distress inks, then lightly spritzed with water.
 I  die-cut one Poppy from a left-over piece of the inked card, and placed it on the left.
A second Poppy was cut from white cardstock and placed inside the aperture.
The sentiment stamp is another of my old, all-time faves - from PSX (1999), inked with SU Smoky Slate - a beautiful soft colour.

Our generous Sponsor is Deedees Digis  - the winner will receive 3 Digi sets of their own choice.  Deedee has some amazing digi images, and it's well worth
popping over there to take a peek!

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I would like to enter my card into the Allsorts challenge - "Free and Easy".

Thanks for popping by ~
HUGS,

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

MY FAVOURITE 5 CREATIONS - 2013


Hello there my lovelies - hope you had a very merry Christmas, and may 2014 be a happy and peaceful year for all of you.

I am joining in with Debby's "Favourite 5 Creations" again this year. Thanks so much Debby, for organising this brilliant end-of-year crafty celebration. 



Here are my 5 faves of 2013:-


A tag with a favourite stamp of mine -
The original Post is HERE


The look of Belleek porcelain, in pale pink and white. 
Original Post HERE


Original Post HERE



Crumb Cake and White.  Original Post HERE



Original Post is HERE

Thanks  so much for taking the time to visit
 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

A DISTRESSED POSTCARD!

Hello my wonderful friends, visitors, bloggers and anyone else who happens to be passing by!   Welcome! 
I am sharing a card which I made just for the sheer fun of it - my mojo has been missing recently so I thought it was time to get out the inks and just have a play.
I bought this gorgeous Noor stamp several months ago - one of those "I've GOT to have it" moments, and this is it's first outing - how naughty!!


Recipe:-

Cardstock - Stampin' Up (Wisteria Wonder layered onto Basic Black).
Stamp from Noor Designs at Joycrafts.
The Rose is coloured with Copics.
Distressed postcard, flourishes and all edges, are coloured with Distress Inks.
Diecut  - Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Two (cut out twice).
Sentiment - Penny Black.
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I am entering the following challenge -
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes.
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Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas-time, and a very happy & peaceful New Year.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

OUR FINAL ATCAS CHALLENGE OF 2013 !

Hi crafty peeps - thank you for visiting! 
Hope you are keeping warm and cosy indoors, but if you like icy cold snow, you will love our last challenge of the year at ATCAS!
Your Hostess this fortnight is the lovely Karen and she has chosen the Code Word ........ 
Yes - we would love to see your Clean and Simple Snowflake creations!
Our generous sponsor this time is Kathryne of Stampart Designs
who is offering 5 digi images of the winner's choice.

Do pop over to the ATCAS Blog for some snowy DT inspiration! 

Here is my little DT card!


Recipe -
Cardstock - Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Winter wreath made with a Martha Stewart Branch punch,
a tiny Woodware snowflake punch and Glamour Dust!
Tiny sentiment - HOTP.
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I am joining the "Snow" challenge at Keep It Simple  .
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Our next Challenge will be on January 4th 2014.
In the meantime, have a very Happy Holiday!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

A HAPPY DAY AT ATCAS!

Hello lovely friends, followers and bloggers - another 2 weeks have rolled by, and it's time to announce a new challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple!
The code word was chosen by our very talented Teamie, Vicki and she is also your host for this fortnight ..........
Our generous sponsor is Digi Darla Designs and the  prize is 
5 images of the winner's choice.
I have used the Digi Darla image, "Naughty Kitty Fish Bowl", which is sooooo cute!
and here he is .........
Other items used .......
White linen cardstock - Craft Creations.
Image softly coloured with Copic markers.
Sentiment from the SU "Happy Day" set (no surprise there then)!
Hand-made banner.
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Do pop over to the ATCAS blog to find out what our lovely DT have been up to!
Look forward to seeing your beautiful Pet creations!
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Have a warm and happy weekend.
Hugs -