Saturday 7 June 2014

ATCAS Challenge #40

Hello Everyone

Well, it's that time again - a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, and this challenge has been set by me. Here's what I came up with:

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We are so happy to have Karen (Snippets) joining us at Guest Designer for the month of June.
Welcome Karen!

Whilst I was looking around for suitable images for this challenge I came across a digi postcard that I really wanted to use...........I could just imagine ladies strolling along the decks with their white parasols open shading them from the sun!!! lol

Anyway I've used my Spellbinders Mystical Embrace die, cut the postcard to size so it fitted in the central aperture and backed it with some dark blue cardstock.  I've sponged around the edges of the die with Stampin Up Bashful Blue ink which makes it stand out from the white background of the base linen card.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched out with Stampin Up Modern Label.

Please pop over to the ATCAS blog to see the gorgeous creations the rest of the DT have created.  We're looking forward to come and visit you to see your lovely entries.

Happy crafting.


  1. Great postcard and that's a wonderful Spellbinder die - not seen that one before but it sets off the image so well.

  2. A very smart card, loving the die too!

  3. Lovely vintage image Karen your gorgeous spellbinders die makes a great frame


  4. What a great idea to use that postcard! The die cut frame is gorgeous!! Thanks for a fun challenge!

  5. This is perfect, Karen. What a perfect way to recycle this postcard. That ornate frame is stunning!! xx

  6. I couldn't comment yesterday either but see we are up and running again. I love the look of this postcard. Reminded me of the film Titanic! Not that your card is a disaster, just the scene. Your card is wonderful and the frame just sets it off xx

  7. Ahh, the elegant days of the great liners ... captured perfectly in your card, Karen ... the frame is perfect with that fabulous image! Anita :)

  8. Love the diecut frame Karen - so elegant, and perfect with the vintage postcard.
    Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xx

  9. What a fabulous design for anyone going on a cruise, Karendipity! Brilliant to use the postcard and that diecut really does evoke the days of strolling on the deck carrying white parasols! Imagine women being covered from head to toe and carrying a parasol. Not many skin issues back then! Great challenge idea ... I'm thinking, thinking ... Hugs, Dippy

  10. You're back!! Lovely card Karen that die is a fabulous frame for your vintage postcard. Don't think I'll be signing up for a cruise though:)
    Val x

  11. Fabulous post card Karen ... and beautifully framed with the fancy-cut die. Loll xx

  12. hi Karen, been trying for days to leave you a comment... hope it works this time.
    Brilliant cards, great image and love the frame..Wish I was going on another cruise..out of this world me one and only one ...Yet.

  13. just beautiful Karen. I am so thrilled to be the GD this month.

  14. Beautiful image and the way you framed it on the card base is stunning :)

  15. Hi Karen sorry its taken so long to get here please forgive me for not taking part but I have some good reasons believe me. Love how you framed your gorgeous image and such a beautiful and nostalgic one at that.


  16. Karen, love the vintage feel of your focal element and the fabulous frame.

  17. Hi, Karen!! Oh, boy, I've fallen behind so much with blogvisits it's not true, but here I am catching up on all I've missed out on!!! (have been busy knitting and crocheting ALL the time in the wintersun in my lounge!!! - no card making in the study - it's to cold in here!!!)
    I love this card of yours!!! Such a super image - how I would have loved to live in that romantic era with the beautiful dresses and the parasols and everything that goes with it!!! Lovely die you have used and I love the bright blue frame for the image!!! Lovely card!!!


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