Saturday, 23 March 2013

Addicted of CAS - Challenge #9

Welcome to another new challenge over at Addicted to CAS

We had a wonderful response to our last challenge "Wings" and the winners will be announced on Monday afternoon (AEST). I wonder who made Florence's heart flutter???
Our challenge this week is hosted by the ever so talented Harriet!
Harriet has chosen her code word and it is -
We also have a wonderful new sponsor to introduce to you for this challenge.
It is our privilege to welcome Stephanie from
Stephanie has a wonderful prize up for grabs with this challenge! Two of her wonderful stamp sets will be given away to our CAS Perfectionist!!
Stephanie has also joined us as a guest designer with this beautiful card
Well, I'm not sure what's happened this week but I don't have one card, nor two cards but........ THREE cards for your delectation (hopefully!!! lol).  So draw up a chair, grab a cuppa and join me for a while.

The first two use images from the Clearly Besotted With Love stamp set which is one of the prizes up for grabs.  Stephanie is Queen of CAS and produces beautiful cards and I have tried to emulate her style on these two cards.  On the first one I have used a digi stamp which is a row of frogs, printed them onto a piece of card and cut to size.  I had three frogs left over from the row so fussy cut them out.  The water lily is coloured with Flexmarkers with the top layer decoupaged to give dimension.  I coloured the background with Pan Pastels, added the water lily and added two frogs on the pad.  The third frog is leaping over the lily with a coiled spring of wire.  The sentiment is computer generated and printed onto a Memory box cloud.  I added some bakers twine and popped the whole thing up onto the base card.

The second card used the flower from the same stamp set.  I used my set of Background Builder stamps and stamped the musical notes.  On top I popped the flower, again coloured with Flexmarkers with the flower decoupaged for dimension.  The sentiment is an old Anita's rubber stamp.  Again I've used bakers twine and popped the whole thing up on the base card.

My third and final card uses a Wee Stamps image called "Spring Bringer" (very apt I thought).   I've used my Spellbinders Exquisite Circles to die cut the layers and added Liquid Pearls and Stickles on her wings.  The sentiment is Stampin Up Whimsical Words stamped in SU Pink Passion.  The die cut is Spellbinders Fancy Tags.  For the embossing down the side of the card I used a Darice embossing folder called Lace, fussy cut the edge and mounted onto a piece of pink card and then added Liquid Pearls.

We are really looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge.  Please don't forget to pop on over to Addicted to CAS to see all the wonderful cards the DT have made for your inspiration.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend - especially if you aren't snowed in, rained on or blown out (gale force winds.........what did you think I meant!!! lol)



  1. got ya!!!! wow you been stock piling your work ready for today, how clever to keep us all in suspense.

    loving your top two and the little scenes however the bottom one is currently close to my heart for many reasons and is gorgeous

    hugs and look forward to next Saturday mornings presentation of your beautiful work
    Kate xx

  2. I'm delighted that CB stamps are sponsoring this challenge (although it's snowing where we are lol) - of course I LOVE your cards (bias towards the first two haha!) The first one is very clever & I love your use of the sheet music, beautiful! Enjoy your weekend Karen xxx

  3. Gorgeous cards Karen - no spring where we are though - snowed in as we speak! - Jacqueline xx

  4. You have been a busy little bee!! Gorgeous cards, Karen. I'm starting to feel a bit sorry for everyone as I visit their blogs and see that they are snowed in or crying for spring to come. Problem solved - you all come and stay with me for a while and soak up the tropical weather that Queensland has to offer!! See you soon xx

  5. wow Karen, you're definitely on a roll!!! All three cards are so beautiful and cute!

  6. Beautiful cards,Love the stamps,The coloring is great...I'm a new follower,,and very new at card making...

  7. You have been a busy lady....lovely card Karen all so different but all fabulous.


  8. Three beautiful Springy cards, Karen, lovely soft stamping and colouring on the first two, and your image and die cuts look great on the third.

  9. Three cards show off !!! Not only that but they are all gorgeous ! defo lots of spring here despite the rubbish weather. Fab dimension on the first two and the image on the third is adorable. Your comment made me laugh rest assured I dont need to be force fed more likely I have to held down to stop me eating lol !

  10. Hi Karen. Three fabulous cards ... all so different. Love the frogs and lily pad with the one "springing" into action ... so fun!! The Just A Note is gorgeous - perfectly CAS with such a beautiful image. And the third is just as sweet as could be --- adorable image and I love all the special touches. Loll xx

  11. Wow Karen all three cards are awesome - I especially LOVE the second one - the gorgeous flower and music! The image on the third card is adorable!! Hugs, Harriet

  12. fabulous cards Karen, all very different, perfect .

  13. You have been busy Karen. Three wonderful cards. I love those little frogs.
    Hugs, Florence x

  14. You blew us out with your creative inspirations, Karendipity! These are all so pretty! Definitely rockin' the springtime!! My fave, of course, is the little springing froggie! xxoo Dippy

  15. They are all fab Karen - the frogs made me smile the most though.

  16. Wow you're on a roll this week Karen! Lovely cards especially the lily pad and frogs:) The last one is such a cute image too.
    Hope you manage to get here on Saturday, the snow has gone but it's freezing!!
    Val x

  17. Super spring cards, Karen, particularly the fun frog one! Anita :)

  18. Lots of beautiful cards this week, Karen! Love them all. We don't have snow...just rain heading our way!

  19. Karen,

    your frogs really made me smile! Like how they're hopping around! The sentiment on the cloud is a great detail!



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