Saturday 31 August 2013

Addicted to CAS - #21

Hello everyone - it's that time is the latest challenge from Addicted to CAS.  Here are the details.  Your host is the very talented Harriet and here is the code word she's chosen: 
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Both of my cards use digi images but I'm afraid I don't know where they originated.  I've printed these images out and used a simple frame for each.
For the violin I've used my square nesties and turned the central one into a diamond shape.  I die cut four strips of music using my MB Virtuoso Music die and sponged lightly with Distress Ink Old Paper.  These were then added around the frame.  The sentiment was computer generated and die cut using Petite Labels One and again sponged inside the label die.  
For the umbrella image I used my square nesties and Labels Twenty-Seven and die cut the frame which I then put through my machine in a Cuttlebug music embossing folder.  I added some acetate to the inside of the frame onto which I'd stamped one of the stamps in the Raindrop Set (Designs by Ryn) using StazOn Timber Brown.  The border stamped on the base card is one of the background builder sets from Clearly Besotted.

Well, that's enough from's time for you to pop on over to A2CAS to check out the inspiration the rest of the Design Team have come up with.  We can't wait to see your entries and visit your blogs.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Love these two music inspired cards - wish folks didn't keep showing me all the wonderful dies I don't have and which I might NEED!! LOL

  2. OMG both are stunning and I sort of missed the theme but got it without checking love the colouring on the images and the clever way you pull in the theme on the umbrella fabulous cards
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. LOVE that umbrella wit the drops! I clicked on the link for the drops but it isn't working. I would love to get the link from you -- that "rain" rocks!!

  4. Great theme this week Karen, two lovely cards, my favourite is the umbrella and the rain drops:)
    Val x

  5. Two fabulous cards Karen. LOVE that violin ... it looks watercolored and I love all the colors at the bottom. Great design with the diagonal music dies!

    Another great design with your second card. Love the paper piecing with the musical note paper. Loll xx

  6. two fabulous cards Karen, both beautiful designs

  7. Two lovely cards, the die cutting and embossed frames show them off a treat!

  8. Both of these cards are gorgeous Karen. I love the way you have combined the digi images with embossing and die cuts plus the colours are perfect.

  9. Two fabulous cards Karen - the violin is awesome! Love how you framed both images with music notes - it really makes them "pop".
    Have a great week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  10. One of these sensational cards would have blown me away, but two?! Awe-mazing, Karendipity!!! I especially adore the umbrella card! It is mesmerizing!! xxoo, Dippy

  11. Super cards Karen, I adore the Violin one, its framed beautifully.
    The other is so cleverly thought out, love the paper piecing section in the umbrella.
    Hugs Mau xx

  12. Ooh! I like both of these Karen. Love the music on the brolly but what really takes my eye is the cut out section it is housed in. Very clever - very CAS.
    What's this about next year - are you sure you have the year right? Can't find the announcement anywhere.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  13. Wow I love both of your cards - they are so beautifula nd unique - the umbrella one reminds me of the Gene Kelly play Singin' In the Rain!


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