Saturday 1 February 2014

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #31

Happy Saturday to all my followers and fellow bloggers.  Hope you are all safe and well.  Can you believe it's time for another new challenge at Addicted to CAS?  They seem to come round so quickly and we are delighted to have had so many fabulous entries in the latest challenge #30 New. There were 164 amazing entries at my last count.......thank you all so much for playing along with us.

This week your hostess is the fabulous Jaydee and here is the code word she's chosen:

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:
Prize is 5 free digis


Anni Lerche will be our Guest Designer for the month of February.  

Welcome Anni!!

"Hello, I am Anika (aka Anni or Annikarten) and I’m from Germany. For 15 years now I´ve lived in the beautiful city Berlin and I am married. I work as a math-teacher at a vocational college; to perform handicraft work is a perfect compensation for that.

From the cradle I grew up in a family of creative hobbyists, whereas I always only loved working with paper – I am wasted on needlework.  Into stamping I am since 2008, I love clean and simple cards, and yet eventually my cards often turn out to be somewhat more complex. I love the soothing paper piecing and resist techniques. You can see all my projects at"
Now, onto my DT card for this challenge.  I've used one of Kathryne's lovely images called  Filled with Love.  I've printed the digi out twice; the first time on white printer card and the second on designer paper so I could paper piece her dress and hair bow.  Image coloured with Flexmarkers.  I cut out the heart balloons separately and added some bakers twine which I attached to her hand and then decoupaged her hand (paw?) on top.  The hearts are Spellbinders and she was popped up with Pinflair.  The sentiment is Tim Holtz Stacked Words: Valentines and die cut out of the same d/p.  The heart balloons and the heart on the sentiment had Crystal Lacquer added.  The base card was embossed using a Cuttlebug border e/f.

Now pop on over to Addicted to CAS and have a look at the fabulous DT cards.  Looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your wonderful creations.

Have a great weekend - happy crafting!


  1. another fabulous card love the embossing style used not seen that one before but looks so lovely and the image is gorgeous, hope you have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Great paper piecing and love the twine and glossy hearts, they look like candy!!

  3. Once agin my comments keep disappearing ! I will insist though blogger will not beat me !!!!! Fantastic card Karen that little bear is such a cutie and love her expression and the fantastic embossing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  4. Lost all my last comments too. Will try again. Beautiful card, Karen. The embossing is lovely. Wonderful paper piecing. Gorgeous designing with the colours and huge sentiment. Love it all. xx Kathryne

  5. Love the little bear with the balloons - so cute

  6. Another beautiful card Karen - the image is so cute and I love the TH sentiment. Brilliant paper piecing too.
    Sylvia xx

  7. This is so sweet Karen! Love the image ... and those heart balloons - adorable! Loll xx

  8. WOW! Those balloons are amazing!! I love everything, Karen! xx

  9. This is beautiful!! I love the effect of embossed edges :)


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