Friday, 30 November 2012

Less is More - Challenge 95 - Recipe

Hi everyone - no I haven't disappeared off the planet but have been really busy getting ready for a craft fair last weekend, plus we are still decorating and things are in a state of chaos to say the least!!!  I've also been working on a very hush, hush project which will be unveiled mid-December.  Haha, got you thinking now haven't I?  lol  I missed joining in the fun at Less is More last week but was determined to make a card for the current challenge which is:
Challenge 95 
For the recipe this week, we'd like you to include 
Glamour and Glitz
By that we mean something to include glitter or bling, something that twinkles, sparkles or shines.

Hmmm, now what shall I do...... get out the glitter, use my Stickles; what a choice.  In the end I did none of that.  Instead I decided to use my Shimmer Sheetz which have a wonderful metallic oil on water look, in conjunction with my latest Stampin Up punch called Elegant Butterfly.  I made up a DL card blank from some Anna-Marie pearl card and scored some diagonal lines using my Stampin Up Simply Scored board.  I punched the butterflies out of five different but co-ordinating pieces of Shimmer Sheetz and added them on the diagonal lines.  I've added gems to all of them and as a finishing touch got out my Liquid Pearls to add a trail between each of them.

Thanks for visiting - don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the latest Addicted to CAS challenge.

Saturday, 17 November 2012


Hi Folks - we're all so excited today as it's the very first challenge over at our new blog Addicted to CAS.  And what is our first challenge????????  Here we go:


Please remember that this challenge is CLEAN AND SIMPLE. We all know the rules? Minimal embellishments, clean lines and lots of white space.  With the codes words, they are really open to interpretation. You need to decide what that code word means to you personally.   To some it will definitely mean Christmas. To others it may mean a trip to the snow fields (like in Australia), snow fights, snowman or snowflakes. Could it inspire you to think of snow cones (ice drinks) which we have here right now because it's hot? What about Snow White? What about skiing? The possibilities are endless, let your imagination go WILD!!!!!

We are delighted that Joanna Munster from Inspired by Stamping is sponsoring this first challenge and has offered a $20 voucher to her store Please hop over to her blog at and start dreaming what goodies you can buy!!!  lol 

My card is very simple.  At the moment I just love white on white and for this card I have embossed a piece of white card with my Crafts Too "Dotty Frame", I've then die cut another piece of card using my Poppy Stamps Pine Tree Border, popped it up on d/s foam across the centre of the embossed frame.  The sentiment is from a new Anna-Marie Designs stamp set "Reindeer".  The only other addition has been four pearls.

We're really looking forward to seeing all your fantastic cards.  Please pop on over to the A2CAS blog and have a look at the amazing DT cards.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Less is More - Week 93 - One Layer - Houses

Afternoon everyone - hope you're all well.  This week the lovely Chrissie has been joined by "first to the post" Jen!!!  lol  I'm sure she will be great at supporting Chrissie whilst Mandi is busy beavering away at her new business - and if Jen's card samples are anything to go by we're in for a treat.  Pop over and see them on the Less is More blog.

I think this is the first time I've ever posted a LIM card on the first day but I'm trying to get things clear as we're decorating again so need to supervise...........! 

So this week's challenge is the dreaded ONE LAYER and the theme is HOUSES.

I've used a Chocolate Baroque set called Home Sweet Home.  Stamped directly on a 5" square card using Memento ink and then masked, using a cut out of Spellbinders Exquisite Circles, and sponged around the edge with Distress Inks. 

The image has been coloured using Flexmarkers and a little Spica Atyou glitter used on the windows of the house.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Have a great weekend.  Thanks for dropping by to visit.

Friday, 9 November 2012


Addicted to CAS is a new challenge blog with the first challenge going live on Nov. 17.  Challenges will be running every other Saturday, thereafter.  If that isn't exciting enough .... there is a pre-launch prize package to be given away.  Here's the details from the Addicted to CAS Blog ...


How about a little giveaway even before we start??

We are getting very excited here at Addicted to CAS. Have you noticed the countdown on the blog? Maybe that doesn't help because to me the hours are dragging along!! LOL.

There are more ways than one to get yourself into the draw. Take advantage of all your options to increase your chances of winning!

Here are ways you can enter -
  • Add the Addicted to CAS badge to your blog (1 entry)
  • Follow our blog (1 entry)
  • Follow us on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Refer a friend (1 entry)
  • Leave us a comment on this post telling us how excited you are (1 entry)
Once you have added the badge to your blog you must link up to your blog using the link tool below.

If you have referred a friend AND they follow us, make sure your friend leaves on their comment who actually referred them! The easiest way to tell your friends would be to create an actual post on your blog telling everyone about this!

Want to know what you can win??

Approximately $150 worth!!!!

Here's what you could win -

Stampin' Up - 1 x Stampin' Around Standard Handle
Stampin' Up - 1 x Sweet Swirls standard wheel
Cricut Cartridge - 1 x Give a Hoot
Marvy - 24 x brushmarkers
Jo Sonja - Crackle medium
Inspired by Stamping - Halloween Tags stamp set
Assorted stickers and embellishments

The competition will go for the rest of this month 


So, what are you waiting for!!  Head on over to the Addicted to CAS challenge blog and enter to win.  Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

LIM Week 92 - Colour Challenge

Afternoon everyone - hope you are all keeping well and are not snowbound...............we had a freak snowstorm on Sunday morning after very heavy rain; I looked out and there was literally a white-out.  I have never seen such huge snowflakes and within about half an hour had about 2 1/2" on the car.  We were due to go over to Taunton for a craft fair which, as crafters, you know we would brave hell and high water........not so sure about snow though!!!  lol  We took it very easy but as we approached Taunton all we could see were blue skies and sunshine.........we got some very odd looks I can tell you as we still had rather a lot of snow on the car!

 Anyway, back to business.  This week's theme over at LIM Towers is a colour challenge and Chrissie, in her wisdom (!), has chosen the colour.......... da da de de de de deeeeeeeee.........


It seems a lot of Limettes don't like, or use,  the colour pink vary often; and I am one of these but hopefully I've managed to dip my toe into the pink hue enough to fulfill the challenge.

A very simple card - I've used one of my new goodies bought at Taunton - Spellbinders Delicate Asters, a piece of white and pink bakers' twine, a couple of pink brads and the sentiment is SU Silhouette Sentiments punched out with an EK Success label punch.  The whole thing was cut slightly narrower than the base card and popped up on foam.

Thanks for dropping by.