Saturday, 3 August 2013

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #19

Hello everyone.  We've whooshed around to Saturday once again and it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.

For this challenge your hostess is the creative Sue who has chosen the code word:

Our sponsor today is:
Inspired by Stamping
Joanna is offering this prize to the winner of the challenge - a $20 GIFT VOUCHER


Here's my first DT card.  I've used a Stampin Up stamp (second one below) but it's obviously come adrift from it's box so I'm not sure what it's called.  I've stamped it in Memento ink on a scalloped circle die cut (which I then put through with a smaller scallop die to emboss the shape and then sponged with DI Tumbled Glass).  I've coloured using Flexmarkers, added some ribbon which has been added to the circle with a pearl brad.  The sentiment is SU Circle of Friendship and is really a Christmas sentiment but I masked the words in the centre before stamping it and then added a flower image.

For my second card I took a piece of cream card and used my nesties to die cut an aperture and then put it through my machine with an embossing folder (Spellbinders M-bossabilities Garden Lattice).  The sentiment is Stampin Up and was again die cut using the same nesties and for the mat I used the waste from the first die cut.  I stamped the couple sitting on the beach (Stampin Up) and coloured using my Flexmarkers.  I used Distress Inks for sponging the sun and sky.   I added the image to the back of the aperture and then popped the whole lot up using d/s foam onto the main A5 card.

Please go on over to Addicted to CAS to look at the inspirational cards the rest of the DT have made for you and then we all look forward to visiting your blogs to see your lovely creations.

Have a lovely weekend - happy crafting.


  1. ooooooooo beautiful cards, and under the influence of the alcohol I may just have to join in again my friend
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Two lovely cards Karen, particularly love your first card...the set if called 'Summer by the Sea'...
    Have a good weekend...


  3. Both are fabulous Karen. I really love the first image and beautiful colouring. Such subtle dreamy colours. And the embossing on the second card adds great texture x

  4. Two lovely cards Karen, love the layouts:)
    Val x

  5. Both cards are so pretty! Beautiful coloring and great design!

  6. Hi Karen. Two gorgeous cards. Love your coloring ... so soft and perfect for these images! What a great way to use the Christmas sentiment as an every day sentiment --- that's thinking outside the box! Loll xx

  7. They are both lovely cards - good old Stampin' Up. The way you've used the dies on the second one is very effective.

  8. Two beautiful cards Karen - the images and soft colouring conjure up memories of lazy hazy days of summer from long ago. Absolutely fabulous!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  9. Both cards are perfect for the summer theme and so beautifully colored!

  10. Two perfect summer cards. I LOVE the little scenes you have created. Wow!!!! xx

  11. Hi Karen, these are two beautiful summer CAS cards, LOVE the soft colouring. I like how you used the diecut on the first and the second is so romantic. Sue x

  12. Hi Karen, both of these cards are wonderful. I have a special liking for the second one with the lovely cut out frame. Your colouring is super x

  13. It's so cool that you whoosh around over there, as well!! You have picked two awesome SU! images for the "Summer" challenge, Karendipity! I have these sets and they are well-used. I just love how you have showcased them and so appreciate the inspiring new ways I can make cards with them!! xxoo Dippy

  14. Oh my! what exquisite images you have used. Love the soft colours. Beautiful cards. Karen.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  15. I think both your cards are wonderful for the Summer code Karen, I tried to pick a favourite but failed. I love the images and the way you portrayed them, such delicate colouring too.
    Hugs Mau xx


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