Saturday, 19 July 2014


Hello lovely bloggers, it's great to "see" you!

It's ATCAS time again, and  your Hostess this fortnight is the very talented Jaydee  - her choice of Code Word  is ~

Lots of scope with this theme, so I hope you will all join in the fun!
Our winner will receive a pack of 7 digi images from our fabulous Sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Click the picture to browse the amazing range of digis available at the Bugaboo store ~

Now for my very clean and simple DT card .....

The banner was made with the Stampin' Up Banner Punch and Champagne Glimmer Paper.
Sentiment - SU Perfectly Penned  stamp set, inked with Encore Metallic Gold and heat embossed with gold EP.
Tiny heart - an ancientWoodware punch.

Big Hugs to all ~

Sunday, 6 July 2014


As most of you probably know - Kylie is the owner of Addicted to CAS.
Today (July 6th) is Kylie's birthday, and our lovely ATCAS teamie, Loll, has arranged a secret Surprise Birthday Linky Party for her!
Kylie's blogging friends are joining in the fun, and leaving a card link for her on Loll's blog this morning ~

Here is my CAS card Kylie - have a wonderful day - you deserve it!!

Birthday Hugs,

Saturday, 5 July 2014


Hi lovely crafters - thanks so much for visiting!
Another fortnight has flown by, and it's time for another fabulous ATCAS challenge!

Your Hostess this time is the talented Shana, and here is her Code Word ~

We would also like to welcome Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot), as our Guest Designer for July -
do pop over to her beautiful blog and leave her some love!

I seem to be addicted to stencils at the moment - probably because I love inking, and a stencilled card can be completed fairly quickly, which is a bonus! 
I thought this Memory Box "Garden Birch Tree" would be perfect for the Sky theme, so out came the Faded Jeans distress ink pad - applied with Cut-n-Dry foam.
Before inking, I popped a circle mask under the stencil to create a "moon".  
After inking  I removed the mask, leaving the stencil in place, and added a very light touch of ink on the moon. 
To complete the scene I used the MB Deer Trio dies and some clear glitter on the ground.
I am also linking up to Freshly Brewed Challenges - (In The Sky),
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes. and
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything goes as long it's Christmas!

I can't wait to see what you all create! For our CAS Perfectionist there is a prize of  5 free digis from our generous sponsor - Kathryne at StampArt Designs .

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday, 21 June 2014


Hello friends and followers - I hope Mr Blogger has been good today, and uploaded this scheduled Post.  If not, you won't be reading it!
I will be on holiday when this goes out on the 21st - (a "Big 0"birthday gift from Hubby) !

So peeps - it's time for more fun at ATCAS, and our uber-talented Teamie, Loll, is your Hostess this fortnight - here is the Code Word she has chosen for you ....

I used the Tim Holtz "Rays" stencil for My DT card - inked with
Distress inks - Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.
The white linen cardstock is from Craft Creations and the blue layer is Bazzil card - name of colour unknown.
Sentiment - computer generated, with a stamped exclamation mark (part of an old birthday stamp).

Once again, our generous Sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps, is offering
7 fabulous digis for our CAS Perfectionist.

Hope you will join in the fun in the sun - see you soon!


Sunday, 15 June 2014


Hi peeps - thank you for visiting!
Just popping by to share a card, using a beautiful dreamy stamp I bought from Blade Rubber when 
I met up with the ATCAS girls in London a few weeks ago. 

The square trellis die is Boudoir by Tonic, cut from SU Crumb Cake cardstock.
The background is SU Soft Sky card, layered onto a Crumb Cake base card .
The stamp is Judikins "Leda", stamped with SU Crumb Cake ink, cut out with a
Spellbinders circle die, edges inked with Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass & Vintage Photo.
Dies used - 
For the flower - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms. LOTV patterned paper for the base layer, over-stamped with SU "Music Notes" Stampin' Around Wheel.
Swirls and small flower sprays - a mixture of Memory Box  Geneva Vine and Whimsical Flourish.
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Vintage Sentiments set. Distressed with DI, as above.

I am linking up to the following challenges - 

Rhedd and Rosie - Back in Time, Vintage Style

Vintage Stamping Challenges - Summer Blooms

Krafty Hands - Floral Fancy

Happy Crafting my friends - I will be away for a few days in June - missing you already!

Saturday, 7 June 2014


Welcome lovely crafty friends and followers - thank you for visiting!
It's time for another challenge at ATCAS - your Hostess this fortnight is the 
very talented Karen (Serendipity Dragonfly) and her chosen Code-Word is .....

 When I saw this fun Mo Manning image (called "Going Up"), I just couldn't resist!

I used Distress inks for the grass, chalks for the sky, and
 Copics for the image.
Finished with a layer of Glossy Accents on the balloon.
Small clouds die - Memory Box. 
Sentiment - SU Happy Day stamp set.

Our sponsor is Kathryne from StampArt Design -  our CAS Perfectionist will
receive 5 of Kathryne's beautiful digital images. 

Look forward to seeing you in the challenge ~


Saturday, 24 May 2014


Hello lovely bloggers, friends and followers - hope you are all well, and enjoying some warm weather wherever you are.
I hope this short post reaches you - I am scheduling it on my old 'puter as' my
new one is poorly and has gone to the 'puter hospital - hope it recovers ASAP!
It's ATCAS  time again, and the Code Word for this fortnight was chosen by our very talented Hostess, Vicki ~

and here is my Texture DT card -
I embossed the black panel with the SU Square Lattice EF.
Memory Box die (cut out twice) - Geneva Vine.

Our sponsor this fortnight is

our winner will receive 3 images.

I would like to enter the Less Is More challenge - "Use A Die".

Happy Crafting - 

Friday, 16 May 2014


Sandie, (London Days) is one of my lovely DT buddies at Addicted to CAS, and she is celebrating her birthday today.  I was lucky enough to meet  Sandie IRL recently, when several of the DT met up for a fab. day in London!  

Sandie's friend Nora (Runaway Cards) organised a secret birthday linky party and this is my card.
Anyone who knows Sandie, and would like to leave a card for her, can do so by clicking the Runaway Cards link!


Saturday, 10 May 2014


Hello lovely bloggers, friends and followers - it's ATCAS challenge time! 
Marie is your fabulous Hostess this fortnight and her Code Word is....

Lots of scope with this Code Word, but if you need some inspiration,
just pop over to the ATCAS blog to see what the DT have been up to!
We also have a new Guest Designer for this month - a warm welcome to the very talented Darnell!

My DT card is a very simple one, using Memory Box alphabet dies and
a cute little MB Bee die!
The letters were die-cut 4 times, and layered to give dimension.
Cardstock - Craft Creations White linen, and SU Basic Black.

Once again, our generous Sponsor, Kathryne from StampArt Design,
is offering 5 of her digi images for our CAS Perfectionist.

Look forward to seeing your off the edge creations - 
Happy Crafting ~

Saturday, 26 April 2014


Hi lovely friends, followers and crafters - I hope you have had a happy fortnight, and are ready to get out your stamps and join in our new challenge!
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Kylie, Sandie, Sue, Val, Monika and Marina, whilst I was on a short break in London.  We had lunch together (and lots of laughter!)  at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt - a truly fantastic day!
 So - onto our new ATCAS challenge! Your Hostess is our lovely leader, Kylie, and her choice of Code Word is .............

I used:-
The Memory Box Honey Comb stencil and Distress Inks.
A sentiment from the Stampin' Up "Happy Day" set.
Memory Box "Pippi" Butterfly die.

Our generous Sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps, are offering our CAS Perfectionist a pack of 7 digis from their store.

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday, 12 April 2014


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.

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

Happy Crafting ~

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


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.
Stampin' Up Framelits Ovals die.
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal Keyhole, coloured with
 Gesso and Weathered Wood ink.
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


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).

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.

Saturday, 15 March 2014


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.
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!
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.

Hugs to all 

Saturday, 1 March 2014


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.
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!