Saturday 23 November 2013


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.
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!
Have a warm and happy weekend.
Hugs -

Wednesday 20 November 2013


Hi - thanks for visiting!
Just popping by with a vintage Christmas card.  I intended to make a tag, but somehow it has ended up as a card ! Has that ever happened to you?!

The lovely Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs very kindly sent me some beautiful vintage images to play with, and as it's almost Christmas (oh yes it is!), I started with this fab. picture.

Other materials used -
SU Cherry Cobbler  and Crumb Cake cardstock
SU Linen thread
Tiny sentiments - HOTP
Background paper - Craftwork Cards.
Distress inks, 
Tiny star punch 
Paper ribbler 
Machine stitching, and lace.

Hugs ~

Saturday 9 November 2013


Hello lovely bloggers - many thanks for popping by!

Our new challenge at ATCAS is a rather special one - the Code Word may give you a hint!

 Yes - we would love you to help us celebrate the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of Addicted to Clean and Simple! It's one year since our wonderful leader, Kylie, started the ATCAS challenge blog, and I'm sure you will agree - she has done an amazing job! 
Your Hostess this fortnight is the fabulous Marie  and because this is a special occasion, there will be some extra gifts for our CAS Perfectionist, plus 3 sheets of digis from our generous Sponsor, Deedee's Digis.   Your card design can be for any kind of anniversary, as long as it's CAS, with lots of "white space".  Full details HERE.

 and here is my DT card -
Recipe ~
Indigo Blu "Tree-mendous" stamp
Kaleidacolour  Fruitcake ink pad
SU sentiment - Memorable Moments set
SU red Glimmer Paper and Woodware heart punch plus hand-drawn "string"!
Pin-pricked border.
We are also starting a new feature at ATCAS - a new Guest Designer will join us each month, and our first Guest Designer is the very talented Bonnie Klass ... welcome to the team Bonnie!

Look forward to seeing you all at the Anniversary Party!

Tuesday 5 November 2013

A Merry Christmas with lots of glitter!

Hi lovely friends and followers - thank you for visiting my blog today!
Just popping by with a Christmas card -which I would like to enter into the Marianne's Design Divas challenge - Winter/Christmas, using at least 3 Marianne items.

3 Marianne dies - Trees - LR0283, Village - LR0284 and an old fave of mine - Flourish 118,  -I have added part of this die onto the glittery snow (left-hand side).
The beautiful sentiment is from Inkylicious.
The spotty paper is  from Craft Creations.
There is lots of Crystal Glamour Dust on this card, but unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well on my photo! So sorry!

Happy crafting - Hugs,