Saturday, 14 September 2013

Addicted to CAS - Challenge # 22

Hi Everyone

Welcome to the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Your hostess for this challenge is the very talented Sandie of London Days.  She has chosen the following code word for you to play with:

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For my card I've gone with Clearly Besotted stamp and die sets.


I've used a 5" base card and cut some card slightly smaller than the front.  I used my Stampin Up scoreboard to score two lines about a quarter the way up from the bottom so I could "ground" my elements.  I stamped the sofa twice using Stampin Up Not Quite Navy and die cut them both.  I then cut one of the sofa's so I had the separate seat cushions, shaped them and popped them up on the other sofa using Pinflair Glue Gel.  The base of the standard lamp was inked using SU Close to Cocoa and clear embossed.  I stamped two lampshades using Not Quite Navy and die cut them both.  The bottom one was laid over the base of the lamp and the other was shaped and popped up using Pinflair again.  The two sentiments were inked with Close to Cocoa - I shaped the longer sentiment on my acrylic block to give it more interest.

Thanks for popping by.  I love reading all your comments and can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.  Don't forget to go over to Addicted to CAS to see the great cards the Design Team have come up with.

Have a great weekend.  Happy crafting.

Recipe:  Clearly Besotted "Time to Relax" and "Shine Bright" stamp and die sets, Anna-Marie double sided pearl cardstock, Stampin Up inks and Scoreboard, PinFlair Glue Gel

Edited to add:  Just a quickie for those of you trying to comment on my blog post yesterday and found you couldn't!!!  I had enabled Google+ comments not realising it stopped anyone else commenting!!!  So, be warned and don't check the box to allow G+ commenting.  I've now unchecked the box and everything looks okay.  Thanks to all my blogging buddies out there who sent me an email letting me know.


  1. This is a great get well card - I'm going to have to check out Clearly Besotted - not looked at them for ages!!

  2. Love your card Karen and such a nice set...CB do some lovely stamps and dies


  3. I adore the scored lines to give grounding-great idea! And love how you have created the cushions, I think I need to have a snooze on your sofa x

  4. Lovely card Karen so effective with the dimension. Love that sofa:)
    Val x

  5. Hi Karen. Beautiful card that is sure to brighten anyone's day. Love the blue and brown combo - it's a winner!! Loll xx

  6. oh I want on of those couches in my room, how fabulous do love your total inspiration for CAS it is awesome
    Hugs Kate x

  7. Sensational card, Karendipity! Awesome paper piecing! I want that sofa!! Your comments are all back the way they were, phew! Glad you got that sorted out quickly!! Hugs, Dippy

  8. Lovely card Karen, I especially like how you did the cushions on the settee and the lampshade. The curved message works so well - a brilliant card!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  9. Awesome paper piecing - love the pattern mixture

  10. Hi Karen
    Fabulous card.... Love the colours you have used.... Thats why i couldn't comment?
    Hugs Sylviex
    Just took last of visitors to the airport.......

  11. Wonderful card--I love the colors, the paper piecing, and the way you used score lines to ground your images.


All your comments and thoughts are really appreciated, as is the time you've taken to leave them :o)