Saturday, 17 August 2013

ADDICTED TO CAS - Challenge #20

Happy Saturday everyone - hopefully as you are reading this I'm just arriving at my hotel for the great Crafty Retreat organised by Oyster Stamps..........can't wait; wall to wall crafting with Paul Church, the amazing (and blingy!!!) Martine Smith, Neet Hickson, Jacqui Dennis and the fab Anna Marie - not to mention Tracey & Graham.

Anyway, back to business.  The last two weeks have flown by and there were some lovely entries for our Summer challenge, but it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and this time your host is the fabulous Florence who has chosen the code word:

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:
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who are offering the winner FOUR images of their choice

I've used a Delicious Doodles image for my card which is the lovely scene of beach huts........this time of the year "Holiday" only meant one thing and yep anything beach, lazing around etc although some of my team mates obviously thought Christmas!!!  lol  I've printed off the image and coloured using Pan Pastels, die cut an aperture in a square piece of card using Spellbinders and then I embossed my Memory Box Big Splash die cut on the top and bottom of this card for some texture.  Both the sentiments were free digis that I've cut out and coloured with Pan Pastels.  I popped the frame up with d/s foam pads and did the same with the sentiments. 

Please pop over to Addicted to CAS to see the great inspiration cards made by the Design Team.

Now it's your turn - lets see what amazing creations you come up with for this code word - as usual the only stipulation is the your card must be CLEAN & SIMPLE to qualify.  Can't wait to come and visit to say hi.  I'll be back after the weekend to catch up with you all and, hopefully, show you some photos.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you soon.


  1. Love it Karen, great colouring and the embossed aperture shows it all,off a treat. Look forward to hearing about your weekend.

  2. somehow I think the road to the beach time may be coming to an end, great card and lovely scene and do hope the sun stays with us for a little longer, hope you are enjoying your weekend :)
    Kate x

  3. I love this dreamy card Karen. The colouring is beautiful and really shows off our sponsor images. Hope the weekend is fun and look forward to seeing the cards you made x

  4. Fabulous coloring -- I just love this image!

  5. A beautiful card Karen - love how you framed the beach huts scene. Gorgeous colouring and embossing too.
    Hope you are having a relaxing weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

  6. What a fun image! You've colored and framed it beautifully, Karendipity. I agree, nothing like a holiday on the beach!! Have a marvelous time! I know you will and I'll be looking forward to the recap!! xxoo Dippy

  7. what a fabulous card Karen, love that brilliant image.
    hope you had a fabulous first day at the retreat.

  8. Really Lovely Karen. That is such a great image and beautifully coloured. Fab idea to use the fish shape for a sentiment. Fits perfectly.
    Hugs, Florence x

  9. Hi Karen. Those Pan Pastels make for a lovely soft colored image. I especially love your sky with clouds - so perfect. I haven't used those before and will have to look into them :)

    The swirly embossing on the card front really adds texture and is the perfect design for a beach scene. Loll xx

  10. Hi Karen
    I am addicted to beach huts. Love them, especially when I saw them for real in Dinard a few years back. Lovely car and so beautifully coloured.

    It has been a pleasure meeting up with you and I hope we get the chance to do it again some time.

    Take care, you are one special lady.

    Hugs, Neet xx

  11. Lovely beach scene card the colours of the beach huts and your fish shaped sentiment...


  12. Hi Karen
    Fabulous card... Love that image ... Gorgeous...
    Hugs Sylvie xx


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