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!
Just Us Girls - Wildcard Week #256 - anything but a  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.
(My card measures 5 3/4" x 8 1/4")!


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

Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. 

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 ~

Saturday, 2 August 2014


Hi lovely bloggers - thank you for visiting, and a very warm welcome to my new Followers too!

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and your Hostess, the very talented  Deepti,
has chosen this fabulous Code Word for you ~

The Stampin' Up sentiment, and the base layer of the Memory Box butterfly were
heat embossed with Gold EP.

Our generous sponsor is Kathryne from StampArt Design. She is offering 5 digis
for our Winner.  Just click the pic below to browse through her beautiful digi designs. 

Happy Crafting ~ 

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 ~