Tuesday 30 December 2014


Welcome lovely friends and followers - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday, and I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and peaceful 2015.
So - onto the crafting! I am joining in Debby's  "My Five Favourite Creations of 2014".
This is the 3rd year I have joined in Debby's Five Faves - it's great fun to scroll through all the cards you have made, loved, and some not-so-loved (in my case)!, throughout the year!
A huge thanks to Debby for taking the time to organise this fun event, for everyone to enjoy.

Join me on the 30th December

 Card #1 - made January 2014

Card #2 - September 2014.

Card #3 - September 2014.

Card #4 - July 2014

My final card - August 2014.

Thursday 18 December 2014


Hi lovely friends, followers, bloggers, and anyone else who might might be passing by - thanks for visiting!
I wish you all a joyous Christmas, and a peaceful New Year!

In a very windy and rainy Leeds today, I finally finished the shopping for family Christmas prezzies. Hoorah! Just the wrapping to do now!

 I made this card for a recent class, and I love the Santa image so much I thought I would share it with you! Hope you like it!
The stamp is from The Artistic Stamper "Victorian Christmas 3" set.

The Holly Flourish die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Aperture - Spellbinders Squares set.
Colouring - Copics.
Glitter - SU Dazzling Diamonds.
I would like to link my card to The Artistic Stamper
December challenge - "Anything Goes".
Deep Ocean Challenge - "Christmas is all Around".

Love and hugs to all ~

Saturday 13 December 2014


Hi peeps - hope you have all your cards made and posted, and presents bought and wrapped?
NO?  Me neither!!
So - onto the Code Word for my final challenge at ATCAS, chosen by
 your lovely Hostess, Shana

I used one of my favourite Memory Box dies - the beautiful "Deer Trio"with Father, Mother & Baby. 

 Cardstock - Stampin' Up Whisper White and Night of Navy.
"Snow" - white gel pen.
 SU Framelits Oval die set.
Sentiment - SU Good Greetings.

  5 Digi images for our Winner~

I am also linking my card to these challenges ~

Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas without Christmas Stamps.
My Time to Craft - "Make a Scene"
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - "Anything Goes"
Little Red Wagon - "Snowflakes".

Saturday 29 November 2014

Go DOTTY with Challenge #53 at ATCAS!

Hi lovely crafters - it's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, and the brilliant Code Word has been chosen by the uber-talented Loll - your Hostess for this fortnight.

For my DT card I used 
Stampin' Up Season of Style Paper Stack (now retired)
 Square punch and a square die
SU Linen Twine
SU Good Greetings sentiment.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF.
Small Holly punch - HobbyCraft
Base cardstock - SU Cherry Cobbler

Our generous Sponsor this fornight is
Inspired by Stamping
(A $20 GIFT VOUCHER for our winner).
I would like to link my card to the following Challenges -
 Merry Monday Christmas -Red. Green and White.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas Present.

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday 15 November 2014


Welcome crafty bloggers - it's challenge #52 at Addicted to CAS,  and it's a very special one, as we are also celebrating ATCAS' 2nd Birthday!
Congratulations to our fabulous leader, Kylie, who started the ATCAS challenge blog two years ago for all of you to enjoy - judging by the amount of crafters who take part in our challenges, it has been a great success! 

I hope you will  play along with us this fortnight.
Your lovely Hostess, Karen   (Serendipity Dragonfly) has chosen a Code Word  which gives you lots of scope.
Here is the Code Word, and the sketch we would like you to work with.

For my DT card I have used "Cocktail Imogen" from Digi Stamp Boutique.
Image coloured with Copics.
Embossed stripes created on my SU "Simply Scored".
Sentiment - SU Good Greetings stamp set.

Our generous sponsor is Scribbles Designs.

Happy Crafting -

Saturday 1 November 2014


Hi lovely crafters - this is a new challenge and a new month - oh my goodness, it's almost Christmas!!
The Code Word for our new challenge at Addicted to CAS was chosen by 
the oh-so-talented Vicki (All I do is Stamp) ...

For my DT card I used .....
SU Scalloped Tag Topper punch.
Cardstock Whisper White and Baja Breeze.
"Cap and Scarf Penguin" stamp (Hero Arts).
I masked the front image, then stamped the second Penguin.
Coloured with copics.
Sentiment from SU Good Greetings stamp set. 
SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Bakers Twine - old stash!
I am linking my peaceful Penguins to Challenge #43 at  Festive Friday!

Our generous sponsor this fortnight is ....

Happy Crafting -

Thursday 30 October 2014


Hi peeps - this is the only Halloween card I have ever made,  
so  thought I would wish you a Happy Halloween by sharing it with you (again)!
You don't have to leave a comment - it's just for fun!
The original link is HERE.

Have a spooky day!


Saturday 18 October 2014


Hello lovely bloggers! 
How quickly the weeks fly - it's time already for another fab. challenge at 
Your Hostess this fortnight is the very talented  Marie, ( BaileyRosy.)
Marie's choice of Code Word is .....

Apologies for the photo - the vellum is not this colour IRL, and despite "tweaking" it, the vellum still looks grey. Even the Glimmer Paper stars refused to shine! Hey-ho - that's life!

Apart from the time spent tweaking, this was a very quick and easy card!
I ripped four layers of vellum to create the snowy hills (2 layers for each hill).
The trees were stamped on vellum with SU Whisper White Craft Ink, then sprinkled with
Dazzling Diamonds glitter whilst the ink was wet. (this fabulous ink takes quite a while to dry - the glitter helped to speed the process)!
The tree stamp and co-ordinating punch are from the SU "Festival of Trees" bundle.
Sentiment from the same set.

Our winner will receive 3 digi images from our generous sponsor, Scribbles Designs.

Come and join in the fun, and have a happy crafting fortnight!

Saturday 4 October 2014


Hi there lovely bloggers - it's time for another fab. Challenge at Addicted to CAS.
Your Hostess is the amazing, talented, Kylie - owner of ATCAS. 
Here is the Code Word she has chosen for you ~

My DT card is a QAE, CAS scheduled card as I'm busy packing the case(s) for our 
49th anniversary holiday - yaay!!  Just a short holiday - nothing exotic, and I  will be back home by the time you see this post!
I have used the Stampin' Up star stencil, with several Distress Inks, and  a few extra stars punched from SU Silver Glimmer Paper.
Sentiment from the SU Bright and Beautiful set.  Cardstock - SU Whisper White and Night of Navy.

We are sponsored this fortnight by Kathryne at StampArt Designs
- the prize is 5 free digi images for our CAS Perfectionist.

Looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations ~


Saturday 20 September 2014


Hi lovely bloggers, friends, followers, and anyone else who happens to be passing by!

Firstly - a huge thank you to all the talented crafters who took part in our Oriental challenge - the entries were amazing. Do pop over to the ATCAS site on Monday for the results!
Michelle is your hostess this fortnight - here is her fab. Code Word  ......

The cute image is "Just the two of Us" from Cuddly Buddly.
Painted with Distress Inks.
Sentiment - from the SU Good Greetings hostess stamp set, inked with Archival Coffee.
Some pin pricking around the aperture, and a tiny punched heart to finish!

Our Sponsor, Scribbles Designs, have 3 images for our CAS winner.

Last, but not least - a warm welcome to my new followers - it's good to meet you!

Happy Crafting, and love to all ~

Saturday 6 September 2014


Hi lovely crafters and lovers of Clean and Simple - we have a new challenge  for you  at Addicted to Clean and Simple,  and as it's my turn to be the Hostess this fortnight,  I get to choose the Code Word, and here it is ~

I am so looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations. 

The beautiful Geisha stamp is "Cinnabar" by Stampington and Co.
The Cherry Blossom stamp is a very old one from a Habico set.
Happiness sentiment - LOTV.  Does anyone remember the amazing  film - 
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, with Ingrid Bergman?
Ink - Black Archival, and a touch of red colouring with Copics.
SU cardstock - Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler.
Aperture cut with Spellbinders Squares (Small). 

A warm welcome to our Guest Designer, Tenia, who is joining us for the month of September - do pop over to her amazing Blog, Jazzy Paper Designs, and leave her some love!

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Kathryn from StampArt Design ~
our CAS perfectionist will win 5 of Kathryn's digi images.

Happy Crafting and love to all ~

Wednesday 3 September 2014


Hi lovely crafters -  hope you are having a happy week, and I hope this post reaches you - my internet connection is having a right old wobbly!

Combined with the "Anything Goes"  challenge at  Addicted to Stamps and More ,there is a Linky Party going on for our ATCAS teamie Marie - she is having a pretty rough time at the moment.  Kylie and her "partner in crime" Darnell, have organised a Party so we can let Marie know we are thinking of her, and wishing her a speedy recovery.
If you would like to join in (the more the merrier!), just pop over to ATSM to link up your card.
The theme is "Anything Goes"
Card coloured with Distress Inks
Dies - Memory Box Isabella and Pippi Butterflies. SU Sizzlits "Little Leaves"
Sentiment - Layers of Colour Art Stamps
My card is already on it's way Marie - get well soon.


Saturday 30 August 2014


Hi lovely crafters - thanks for popping in, and yes, it's ATCAS challenge time again! (please note - this challenge will end on 5th September, so just one week to join in the fun, instead of the usual 2 weeks).
The very talented Sandie is your host, and she has chosen this Code Word -
lots of scope - I'm sure we all have our own ideas of "Luxury"! 
Look forward to seeing your fab. creations!

The fab. image is "Little Umbrella" from Mo Manning, coloured with Copics. 
I added a quick swipe of ink for sky and sand with SU Soft Sky and Crumb Cake. 
I hand-cut the rectangular aperture - added an embossed border with my 
SU Simply Scored.  
Sentiment - SU "Happy Day" stamp set (now retired).
Small punched circle for the "sun"!
I am also linking up with Chrissie's LIM challenge - "I do like to be beside the seaside"!
A Gem of a Challenge - It's Summertime!

Our CAS Perfectionist will receive a $15 GIFT VOUCHER to spend at
 Inspired by Stamping
Many thanks to Joanna for her generosity. 

Happy Crafting 

Saturday 16 August 2014


Hi Peeps - it's time for a new challenge at ATCAS! Thanks so much for popping by!
This fortnight's Code Word has been chosen by our lovely Teamie, Harriet  ~

Must admit, my first response to the Code Word was "Yikes", but after doing some research, and giving it lots of thought,  I realised I have actually used Geometric shapes on my cards in the past, and here is an Xmas tree design which I first used several years ago. 
After lots of searching in the darkest corners of my craft room, I re-discovered my original tree card, which I  immediately de-constructed, so I could see how I put it together! Although it may look rather complicated, it's actually very quick and easy to make, and great fun too!

Here is my newly made version for my DT card ~

 There are quite a few geometric shapes in this design - firstly, the tree is made with nine  punched 2" squares, folded  Tea-Bag fashion (Hands up if you remember the Tea-Bag-Folding era)!!  The squares are folded into large and small Triangles, and the finished tree is triangular too.  The tub is a piece of white card cut in a Trapezoid shape, popped up on a 3-d pad.
Of course, the Star is  Geometric too!
Blue and white spotty paper - Craft Creations.
Sentiment - LOTV
 Stampin-Up  Framelits Stars die (the smallest from the set), cut and layered 3 times to give dimension.
Do pop over to the ATCAS Blog to see what fab. creations the DT have come up with!

Our CAS Perfectionist will receive 3 images from our Fab. Sponsor, Scribbles Designs

Happy Crafting ~