Saturday, 23 February 2013

ATCAS - Challenge #7 - Hosted by Sue

Hello Everyone - welcome to our brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  We have been so thoroughly overwhelmed in these past weeks at the amount of entries and the outstanding quality.  You're certainly making it very difficult for us to choose our Top 3 and CAS Perfectionist and the Facebook Showcase entry.  But, we're loving it - so please keep up the brilliant work!

Our new challenge which is hosted by the lovely Sue is:

This week we are so lucky to be sponsored by Andrea over at Annabelle Stamps!! 
Andrea has offered a $10 discount voucher at her store!!

For my DT card I have chosen to use my Stampin Up Feeling Sentimental stamp set and decided on the Penny Farthing stamp and the Celebrate sentiment.  I started off by die cutting a piece of cream card with a nestie.  I left the die in place and used a paper piercer to prick all around the die.  I then inked around with DI Antique Linen.  I stamped the penny farthing using Versafine Sepia and then, without re-inking, stamped the image twice more to give two faded images.  The sentiment was stamped over the images.  The card base is a 5"x7" and has been matted and layered onto bazzill cardstock, two pieces of which have been embossed using a tree bark e/f.  I've added some Bakers' Twine and popped the main image up on foam.

I've also made a second card for this challenge - must be on a roll!!!  lol

For this one I've used a Papermania Chronology embossing folder and inked with Distress Inks.  The hands on the clock also come from the Chronology series.  I've then inked my KaiserCraft Tic Toc stamp, stamped it and matted onto kraft card.  I've then sponged around the edges and added some bakers twine.  I rounded the two opposite corners on all layers.  The first part of the sentiment is computer generated and the second is from SU Feeling Sentimental.  Both were cut out using my SU punch.

Thanks to the heads up from our lovely Marie, there is a challenge over at The Craft-Room which is "Something for a Man" so am entering these cards.  Also, by sheer luck (hehe) the latest challenge over at Less is More is Paper Piecing which fits perfectly with my first card.  Pop on over and see the wonderful inspiration provided by Chrissie & Jen.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please pop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog to have a look at the inspiration the Design Team have come up with for you.  Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.


  1. Two great cards the Penny Farthing stamp on your first card..


  2. Love both of your cards Karen, great colours for a masculine card!

  3. Two fab cards Karen, my favorite is the chronology one, must be in the genes eh? :)
    Val x
    ps snowing here today!

  4. Karen your positive thoughts have just arrived and in the nick of time too ! thanks so much. Two cards eh trying to make the rest of the team look bad are you ! but seriously folks two super cards perfectly suited for gentlemen and indeed for ladies, love the muted colours on both.


  5. Two super masculine cards, Karen ... great neutral colour palette and dimension! Anita :)

  6. Two beautiful CAS cards, Karen. Like how you've used the paper piercing and twine on the first and the inking and stamping is super on the second one. Sue

  7. two fabulous cards Karen, both brilliant..pam

  8. Hi Karen. Both cards are awesome! Love the movement you've created with the over stamping of the bicycles. And the layout and design of the second card is so interesting - love the embossing! Loll xx

  9. Wow, Miss Karen, two cards. I am impressed. The are both amazing and perfectly masculine. I love everything about them! xx

  10. Saw your challenge on the Saturday list had to smile! Love your samples here thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  11. Two wonderful male cards here, I couldn't choose between them as they are both perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

  12. There are quite a few layers on your LIM card Karen, but it's a great card...although you said it was paper pieced, you really did pierce it!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  13. You are on a roll, Karendipity! I absolutely ADORE both of these designs for manly cards. Thank you for wonderful inspirations for me with that category!!

  14. 2 great cards for guys, as you will of seen from my DT piece I'm rather fond of that SU stamp at the moment :) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  15. Two Fabulous cards Karen. Love the piercing. When I first saw it I thought you had sewn it. I was about to get on my knees and wave my hands in the air " we are not worthy"! lol! What a great effect it makes. A wonderful alternative boarder. The colours on the second one are just scrumptious.
    Hugs, Florence x

  16. great card if a few layers

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  17. 2 fabulous male project, love them both Thank you for sharing with us this fortnight at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck, hugs


  18. Absolutely stunning cards Karen - I may have to CASE the first one... no I will! :-) xx

  19. These are gorgeous! I love the stamping of Penny Farthing - I did consider getting this set and wish I had now! The Chronology embossing folder is really cool and looks great with the stamp. Thanks for joining in with our "For A Man" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  20. As I am not able to do any vintage-thing I adore people who can. And you definitely CAN! :)
    Great card!


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