Saturday 21 June 2014

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 41

Morning everyone

Well it's the start of the weekend and a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This week it's the supremely talented Loll of Stamping with Loll to host and the code word she has chosen is:

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

who is offering 7 digis to the winner of this challenge

 We are lucky to have Karen ( joining us once again as Guest Designer.

I was a bit stumped with this code word as the one thing I didn't have was a sun die or stencil........hmmmm! Anyway, sitting on my desk was this lovely little Cityscape die from Clearly Besotted.  So I took a piece of blue cardstock and die cut a circle, added a piece of green card to the bottom half and then placed my die across the join.  Behind the die cut circle I have added some mat gold cardstock and then added some pan pastels onto the Cityscape for the sun shining on the buildings.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Can't wait to see what lovely creations you come up with.  Please pop on over to the ATCAS blog to have a look at all the wonderful cards the DT have come up with as inspiration.

Have a great weekend...........happy crafting.

Edited to add...........

Wouldn't you know it!  The die I was waiting on arriving for this challenge arrived today in the post, so couldn't resist making another quick card for the challenge.

Very simple - I've used Die-namics Sun Ray and Fishtail dies.  The sun ray was backed by some mirri card (as if you didn't guess!!! lol).  The sentiment is computer generated and die cut using the fishtails for a mirri card mat and the topper itself.  The addition of a gem was a finishing touch.  Think this sun ray would be good to use as a stencil as well so must give that a go.  (Sorry for the reflection on the mirri card but there wasn't a lot I could do!)

Our wonderful leader Kylie has decided that she has far too much free time on her hands and created a wonderful craft forum called HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS.  Pop over and have a look and join in, there definitely is something for everyone in this wonderful new crafting community. Good luck Kylie I'm sure this is going to be a great success.


  1. oh wow love this design you are so clever with the CAS I really wish I was as good as you
    hugs Kate x

  2. That was a flash of inspiration - worked very well with the theme. Nice die - the list grows!!

  3. Karendipity, you are a creative genius with both these sunny cards!! I especially love how you designed your first card considering you didn't have any obvious sun products to pull out! It really shows your expertise! I think your sun setting behind the city is so captivating!! Sorry to be overly gushing, but I mean it. I love how you thought of this!! And then, how fun that your new dies came in time for this post! Again, so genius to put mirror card behind to represent glowing sunshine! BTW, I love the way the fishtail banner took the stitching; I must try that with my stitched dies and gold card. Thank you for the idea!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Dippy

  4. two brilliant cards Karen, love the scene you have created on your first card...typical your die would arrive after you did the first..must say I do like the sun ray background die..

  5. Two great cards Karen love the sun ray effect die


  6. What a great sunset scene, Karen ... love how the sun's rays are bathing the cityscape is a golden glow! Great that your sun ray die arrived in time for you to make and share another amazing card! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Two fantastic cards Karen very clever the first one wonderful summer scene created without having a sun ! Love the dynamism of the second another glorious card.


  8. Lovely cards Karen, great scene with the city scape die and the sun burst die is a real show stopper! Fab day for the duck races for a change:)
    Val x

  9. Two super cards, Karen!!! So clever and creative on the first to create your sunshine!!! Love the sweet city die and how you have used it with the green and blue bg!!
    Your new sunray die is stunning, Karen, and how beautiful it looks with the mirri card behind it!!!! Two totally different cards, but both so beautiful!!

    Have a super week!!!

  10. Gorgeous cards Karen! I love how u used the negative to create the sun behind the city scape :)

  11. Two fabulous cards Karen. LOVE the city scene you've created with the beautiful colors and city die.

    LOVE your new sun die ... so pretty and beautiful mounted on your mirror card. Yes, will make a fabulous stencil! Loll xx

  12. I love how you took this challenge and made something without the supplies. The cityscape is awesome! And then how cool for your new die to come. Overlaying that mirror cardy stuff ;) is really cool! xx

  13. Both cards are fabulous. I love the citiscape, though. The colors and the sentiment and the scene you created are just great!


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