Saturday, 24 May 2014

Addicted to CAS Challenge #39

Hello everyone - welcome to another challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Our hostess is the very talented Vicki of All I do is Stamp.  The code word she has chosen for you is:

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:

They will provide 3 images for the DT to play with and donate 3 images to our challenge winner. 

Please visit our challenge blog:

And we have Darnell (djkardkreations) joining us again this week as Guest Designer.  Please check out Darnell's texture card - amazing!  Thanks Darnell, for joining us this month - it's been great!! 

This code word could be taken in many directions but I was itching to use a new stencil I had sitting on my desk called Flappers by and some of their glitter frosting paste which is very quick drying - about 5 minutes.  On top of the frosting paste I added a layer of Golden Glass Bead Gel having seen it used to great effect on Loll's blog.

Once it was all dry I matted the image onto a black mat and added the sentiment which was computer generated.  The base card was run through my Big Shot in  a Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder.  So that gives two distinct textures.  Here's a close up of the frosting paste and glass bead gel.

Please pop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog to see what the other DT have been up to.  We're looking forward to visiting you to see your lovely creations.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Surprise...........Happy Birthday Sandie!!!

Hello Everyone

It's my teamie's birthday today and the lovely Nonni from Korttikarkuri and Lynn from The Mango Boys & Me have put on a birthday linky party for Sandie of London Days.

I decided to use this great image from Polkadoodles which is a digi called "To Die For"!  Appropriate eh?

I die cut the base card using my Nesties Grand Labels 1 and the toppers using Decorative Labels 1. The backing paper is First Edition "New Leaf". The digi has been coloured using Flexmarkers. The sentiment is a recent one from Create with TLC and it fits this card (and Sandie!!!) beautifully......hehe.  Flowers and ribbon from stash. Finishing touch was the addition of some Liquid Pearls.

Have a wonderful day Sandie - hope you enjoy the party.  Hugs.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Addicted To CAS - Challenge #38

Happy Saturday everyone - it's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS and this time it's the lovely Marie's turn to set the challenge.  Your code word is:
Our Sponsor is

New Guest Designer Alert! :)  We are so excited to announce that Darnell (djkardkreations), will be guest designing at ATCAS for the month of May!  Welcome Darnell!


"Welcome to the merry month of May at Addicted to CAS! As a lot of you know, I'm a CAS cardist who has been blogging for a couple of years. I started making cards in 2002 and my hobby grew to the point where I now have my own little Playhouse in the back yard where everyone is welcome! I'm so delighted to be here as a Guest Designer this month! I'd like to thank the DT for inviting me to join them and thank you for joining in the fun and participating in our challenges!!"
I'm delighted that Darnell is our guest designer for the month of May as she's one of my all time favourite bloggers (and a great friend as well aren't you Dippy??? lol).  If you've never had the pleasure of meeting her I will warn you that if you visit her blog once you will go back time and time again - my face aches every time I visit........and you'll see why when you pop on over!!!
Well, things have been hectic for me this last two weeks and I apologise for the lack of commenting but had some things been happening and the last straw was that our computer died on us on Wednesday - my tablet joined in - and all I was left with was my phone! Still good news there we've just got our new computer and I'm desperately trying to find my way around it so please bear with me!  So, on to my card for the challenge:
Off the Edge seemed appropriate for me after all we've been through, so instead of jumping off a cliff (that was tempting believe me.....!) I decided on a simple effect of die cutting and paper piecing and then slicing down the centre to give an off set gatefold card.  I've done the same with the sentiment which is Tattered Lace.  The main die cut is Memory Box Blooming Vine.  I've added some liquid pearls at the end.
We can't wait to see what you come up with and will try to catch up with all my visiting.  Please pop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog to see what inspiration the DT have come up with for you.
Happy crafting.